Sunday, January 14, 2007

Smells Like Holy Spirit?

If you asked me what kind of laundry detergent my grandparents used, I would not have been able to tell you. Until today. When I opened up a box of Tide powder (which I don't usually buy), it was like I was instantly transported to the basement of their house in California. Mmmmmm...the smell was like a warm hug from the past, bringing forgotten memories and sensory surprises.

Isn't there something about the sense of smell that's just mysterious? To my knowledge we have yet to create a recording device for aromas. There is no camera or tape recorder for odor. Smells are elusive, yet pervasive. They can be blissfully pleasing, or tearfully unpleasant. Most of all I am amazed at the ability of smell to immerse us in a memory of a specific time, place, or person.

So all this has me thinking...I wonder what the throne room smells like?

Saturday, January 13, 2007

FYI/Update/Yadda, Yadda

1. I'm pregnant. Due Aug. 28. We're very excited.
2. I feel nauseous about 80% of the time, and on the verge of...well, I don't think I can type the word without getting sick, but it rhymes with "Gromit"... about once every couple of days.
2b. I have to eat about once an hour to keep the tummy grumbling to a dull roar, but if I eat too much, I have that awful over-full feeling for about 2 hours, until I can't decide if I'm still full, or if I need to eat again.
2c. I'm pretty much always tired. No more night owl 'round here.
2d. Other than the sleepiness and yucky tummy, I'm doing pretty good for a preggo.
3. I'm not quite 8 weeks along yet, and I already started wearing maternity pants.
4. The maternity pants are on not only because I'm already feeling a little full around the midsection, but also because I have yet to climb out from under the pile of dirty laundry that assaulted me soon after we returned from our 3-week vacation.
5. Visiting family for 3 weeks is fun, but coming home to a huge to-do list that wasn't finished before leaving is....not fun.

1. All my old posts disappeared for a few days.
2. I didn't delete them - I just set them all to "draft". All 92 of them.
3. I've been having a little bloggy identity-crisis since around Thanksgiving (hence the lack of posting). "Clearing the slate" was one step short of deleting the whole blog...which I almost did a number of times.
4. I still can't quite decide - To blog, or not to blog? What to blog? How to blog? Blah, blah, blah.
5. I republished most of the old posts, and now I've edited this post, like, 3 I guess that means I'm back to blogging.