Thursday Thumbs Up

Thumbs Up Thursday #14 – Sick Day Edition


It is a sick day edition not because I am sick but because my daughter has pink eye…again.  No preschool with the crusty eye unfortunately, so I called off class to stay at home with her, put drops in, do the warm compresses and hopefully get rid of this crusty stuff once and for all.  Although missing class always creates some consternation, we had presentations today so I’m sure many are breathing a sigh of relief at having a few more days to prepare.  It also gives me some time to clean up, declutter, catch up on grading and class planning, etc.  Although with a bored four year old, productivity is never a given, we will do our best.  So, here is the Thursday Thumbs Up for 2/13/14:

1)  RAIN!  I am in Northern California, so rain is becoming a BIG positive as we try to avoid continuation of the worst drought in history.  We had some good rainfall last weekend.  There is rain predicted to start here any time and keep going for a few days again.  It is much needed.  I am very thankful for it and I am very thankful that I don’t have anything to do that will require me to be out in it.  All good things in my book!

Hopefully we can avoid scenery like this from CBS Sacramento (actually is in NV, but we're on our way to this in some of our lake areas)
Hopefully we can avoid scenery like this from CBS Sacramento (actually is in NV, but we’re on our way to this in some of our lake areas)

2.  Ranch Dressing.  For some reason I have not had Ranch Dressing in the house for a while.  My husband doesn’t eat it and I just never had a clear reason to buy it.  But, I recently bought a bottle for a recipe that called for it and I have rediscovered my love of ranch!  It is a very versatile dip.  It can be used to flavor bland dishes or sauces.  It is just awesome.

Ranch Dressing

3) My final Thumbs Up for this Thursday is Bath and Body Works 3 Wick Candles.  I love these candles.  I love candles in general, but often I find two things that frustrate me with them.  First, they don’t smell as good when burning as they do when you smell them in the store.  Second, they burn so quickly that I use them up in the first few days of owning them.  The 3 Wick Candles solve both of these frustrations.  They smell FANTASTIC and the whole house smells good when I burn them.  You don’t have to be sitting next to one to appreciate them.  And they burn for a long, long, long time.  I often have them burning for hours on end and they still last for weeks.  These are definitely my go-to candles now.  Others may be cheaper, but the trade off in smell and time burnt is worth it AND if you can catch them during one of their big sales they are CHEAP to boot!  If you haven’t tried them and you like candles, you really should do yourself a favor and try them!  They have a ton of scents to choose from, so just about any one should be able to find something they like.  I know there are those who just don’t like burning candles and I can respect that, but if you aren’t one of those people, check these out!

3 wick candles

So, there you have it.  My three items for Thumbs Up Thursday.  What are you lovin’ today?


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