I think the elephant has arrived..

Which elephant? The one thats planted itself on my chest. I officially feel sick..my chest is getting congested feeling and I’m starting to cough more. Right now its rather fragrant around here…I’ve slathered on a nice helping of Vicks Vapor Rub and earlier I was covered up on the couch keeping my chest all warm. At least I don’t cough as much..funny thing is it reminds me of when I was young, realllly young! Isn’t it funny how certain smells will bring back memories? Some good, some bad, and some aren’t quite clear, but you know its reminding you of something. Here are a few things that bring back memories for me:

  • Vicks Vapor Rub – remembering when I was little and sick at
    home. Mom would always get out the Vicks and the humidifier.
  • pound cake – smelling a fresh pound cake cooking (or one of those
    Vanilla Creme candles from Yankee Candle) reminds me of my
    grandmothers house…she always had a cake on the table. I
    remember asking her about the recipe once, I wish I knew where it
    was now.
  • Dove Soap – reminds me of my aunts house. I remember spending
    the night there, and thats the type of soap she aways used. For a
    girl just starting to wear makeup it was like a girl
    thing..grown-up beauty soap
  • Certain types of hand cleaner – remind me of my Dad… he was a
    plumber so he always smelled like cleaner when he came in from work.
  • Burning wood (fireplace) – remind me of when we spent weekends at
    the lake (when I was a kid), and during the winter we would have a fire in the fireplace. It
    also reminds me of when J and I went to Pigeon Forge for our
    honeymoon. ;-)
  • Those are just a few.. I know there are more, but I just can’t think of them right now. Are there any smells that bring back memories for you?