Well... it certainly has been a while. I normally move through my baskets much faster than this but the past couple of weeks have been a doozy. I will elaborate below. In the mean time, let's get this shindig started. Wax from the last basket I would buy again include: TBG Lemon Curd & Rose Milk, Ruby Chandelier, The Fortune Teller, Glitterati Island Peach, LSC Lemon Shortbread Cookies, Lemon Butter Crunch Cake, Rosegirls Rosegirls Garden/Raspberry Sauce/VBN, VCS Queen Anne's Lace, CFTKR Summer Strawberry Taffy
I asked in the last melting basket post what type of basket I should build next. I did get some requests and I will make sure I get to them all within the next few baskets, but the one that stood out was having my husband make a basket. You must understand a few things about Adam: 1. He is pretty much asnomic to a lot of things unless they stink. 2. He likes to still act like a 12 year old boy sometimes. 3. He really leans to the fruity side. I pulled him into the closet (where he thought we had an "appointment" and promptly got excited) but then I set him straight and begged him to pick out some tarts for me to melt. As I held out the basket for him to fill he spun around and farted into it. Really. Smirked over his shoulder and said "there, it's filled." Spun around in a full circle and repeated the process. "Now it's really full." I can't make these things up guys. This is my life. I laughed and then begged again. He huffed and sat cross legged and began to "smell" the tarts (while not opening the bags mind you) and then popped a few in there. He refused the bakery drawer due to it smelling like fall and then refused some other scents because they smelled like Christmas. I ended up with a repeat from the last basket and mostly fruity. He appears to favor The Bathing Garden and Glitterati. So without further ado... I present the Adam Johnson melting basket. By the way he did moan about the names of a lot of these. He just doesn't understand :-)
CFTKR- Summer Strawberry Taffy (the repeat, but I don't mind as I love it)
CFTKR- Driftwood and Sea Salt
LSC- Pink Sugar Melons
Glitterati- White Tea & White Clouds
Glitterati- Cotton Candy Honeydew Watermelon Spritzer
Glitterati- County Fair
TBG- Serendipity Cream Pie
TBG- Marie Antoinette's Boudoir
TBG- Tunnel of Love
If you would like any of these reviewed, please leave a comment below!
I mentioned a crazy, rough couple of weeks. I had debated on whether or not to mention it here as I didn't really talk about it other than in person or in private chats to a few friends and family, but what the heck. This is my blog and it did impact it a bit. I was let go from my job at the middle school and it hit me hard. I had indeed had some struggles there but on the whole I love the kids and had planned on returning for the next school year. I was a huge ball of stress, anger, sadness, shame and despair for several days.
As someone with faith can I just take a moment here to tell you what a bitter pill it can be to take and hear that it's ok that this door closed, a better one will open, everything happens for a reason. Gosh. So hard. And I hated hearing it. And I railed against it. I wanted to mourn. To have someone rage right along with me. But I did it alone while my loved ones tried to lift me up. And they did. I eventually saw above the sea of tears that fell spontaneously and incessantly that it would be alright. I would find a new job. I would come to terms with this heartbreak. It was only a set back. If I sound like I was over reacting from losing a job, maybe I was, but it blindsided me. I have never been fired. Maybe it was pride, maybe it was surprise. Either way it hit hard. And it was my experience.
I did get a new job. Thanks to a kind friend who sent me towards an opening. God did close that door I was familiar with... and another opened. And more chapters will turn and more heart ache will come. Hopefully I can deal with it more gracefully next time. Maybe I will float with the tides easier. Or maybe I will still care too much. Expect too much. And feel too much. That is alright as well. As long as I can get above that water line. Thank you for the kind words and love I was given during that hard time. I really and truly appreciate it. You are now chatting with a 9 to 12 year old Montessori assistant teacher at a new school. I am excited to start an entirely new school year. After summer break of course.