It’s been a great, extremely unproductive, sweets-filled week with lots of memories and special moments. It has not been a good week for my web connection. It has been a terrible week for uploading, blogging, or sharing said memories in any way, shape, or form. I’ve given up and am invading my local Starbucks to mooch off their connection while I latte-ify.
It was a week full of furry cuddles, unexpected surprises, tea, giant lattes, mountain adventures, flowers, and sneaky wildlife. I had my first glimpse of fireflies, wild rabbits, dear deer, groundhogs, wild pheasants, turkeys, and more critters. Also got to see some wild raspberries, currants, juniper, cherries, and peaches. All untamed! Auntie Em was a hard taskmaster and drove an action-packed tour 😛 so I got to see plenty of North Carolina in only 4 days.
The bchan also made my actual birthday rather unforgettable with a surprise birthday celebration and treasure hunt (there was a map in a bottle and a tiki man!). A very special 28th year of living 🙂
A special week indeed, including this bit of cuteness from the bchan…
I picked up some coffee at Starbucks before the drive to work on Friday and was suddenly struck by one of those intense scent memories that seem to just grab you and send you back in time. This time it was the scent of brewing coffee, it brought on a wave of nostalgia, recalling afternoons spent writing with friends after our teaching sessions were done. It made me realize that the smell of coffee, cigarettes, and CK One will always make me think of writing and grad school. It’s a scent that evokes all kinds of memories and puts me in a creative mood.
There are a few other scents that also evoke fond memories. There’s this one smell of humidity and flowers that catches me by surprise every so often and makes me think of my trip to London. It’s a combination of potpourri and rain.
The smell of crayons will always remind me of the first day I went to school. And the smell of tempera will always remind me of high school art classes.
Then there’s the smell of books, one of the best smells.