Monday, September 29, 2008

What my sniffer means to me...

My nose is a powerful part of me. DH always comments on my sensitive sniffer. Of course, when I was pregnant its powers were magnified. I've always been able to sniff out things that others seem to miss. Maybe that is why I'm so proud of our Beagle's sniffing abilities. Hmmm...interesting thought to ponder...

Today I went to Home Depot to have some keys made. Have you been there? Can you smell it just thinking about it? It smells like fresh cut wood, mixed in with some other scents. All of those combined remind me of my dad. I also think of him when I smell the exhaust of a diesel engine or a boat.

The unique, musty scent of a horse and/or saddle reminds me of Thing1 and her passion for horses.

Dreft (baby detergent) reminds me of Thing2. We used Dreft on her clothes for a very long time b/c of her sensitive skin.

The smell of anything cooking reminds me of my mom's house. Even if it something that she's never made, just the scents of homecooking in the kitchen. Mom is a good cook...from the comfort foods to new recipes, I don't think she's ever made anything we didn't like.

Bacon and eggs and Dove soap...Grandma Violet and Grandpa Jim's house...

After shave tinged with cigarette smoke...Grandma and Grandpa's house at the lake...

The smell of old, musty wood will always remind me of my Texas Grandma, Erna. And the smell of oatmeal cookies in the oven. Mmmmmmmmm....makes my mouth water!

The sensory center is your brain is located next to the memory center...which makes total sense. (For an explanation click here!) The smells trigger the memories. So what are your trigger smells??

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