cheers to another thursday’s thing – and cheers to tomorrow being friday. (!!!)
however, here in boston we are due for ANOTHER snowstorm
so I will try to bundle up as much as I can this weekend!
around this time of year
(ok, all year round because I’m addicted)
I cannot get through a day without
2493497 coats of chapstick.
I’ve tried them aaaaall.
eos. burt’s bees. blistex.
rosebud salve. carmex.
seriously, you name it.
but at least once a season, I go back to the original.
Chap Stick Brand CLASSIC Original
now I know this might sound a bit boring to a be ‘fav thing’
but to me, this is so much more than a stick of chap (huh?)
every time i smell or see this tiny little stick
I get a rush of my dad.
no matter where we were, what we were doing,
what he was wearing, what time of year…
he always carried Chap Stick Original in his pocket
and it may sound weird,
but if I were with him, I would rather ask to use his then use my own.
It was the perfect temperature…
not cold so that you could barely smear some on your lips without cracking them.
not too hot so that it was all melty.
but a perfect warm from being in his pocket for hours to coat your lips.
funny how a smell can bring back so much...
a few weeks ago, the hubbi and I headed to Advance Auto Parts (exciting I know)
and the smell of oil, tires, grease brought tears to my eyes.
I could still picture him working in his garage,
wearing his dirty workboots, ripped jeans, and belt…
the sound of the welding machine mixed with the radio that never had clear reception.
It was wonderful reliving that moment.
I even wandered down the cleaning aisle and opened a jar of the
industrial GOJO Orange to add to the experience.
do you have a fav thing that brings you back to somewhere/someone?
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head on over to my “a few of my fav things” page to see the rest of my favs.