Tuesday, January 7, 2014

My sense of smell is killing me.

So I quit smoking. Yes, I know I've done it before but it seems to be sticking this time. Hailey and I both quit when she found out she was pregnant. It's been wonderfully freeing and I'm having a much different experience this time than I've had in the past.
  When I quit smoking in the past I was still surrounded by people who smoke. This time the only time I'm around people who smoke is when I go out to the bar with friends. I can totally tell the difference.

  On the plus side, I'm not spending money on cigarettes, I'm still spending it, just not on cigarettes. I also do not have to huddle outside in the freezing cold with the other smokers and my garage no longer smells like the bottom of an ashtray.

  Now for the bad thing- my sense of smell is insane. I had to stop buying my favorite Bath and Body Works lotion because the smell is so overpowering. Smells that I've loved in the past make my nose burn and I can tell if someone who recently smoked a cigarette walked down the aisle in the grocery store before I did. Also, I have to go back to homemade laundry detergent because the smell of the store bought kind is too much for me now.

  I can live with all of those things, but the smell of electronics is making me crazy! I have a little, tiny 19 inch flat screen TV. I can't stand to have it plugged in because of the smell it gives off, even when it's turned off.

 Is it just me? Can you guys smell these things? Have you been smelling them all your life? How do you deal with all these smells? I'm hoping for a cold so I can get a break.


  1. I have the opposite problem, my sense of smell is very weak. One particularly strong Santa Ana condition seems to have just knocked my nose all out of kilter. Usually it's not a problem, tho the time my son insisted there was a funny smell in the kitchen and I said it was probably nothing, then discovered the stove was on but the pilot light was off. I still kinda cringe about it. Luckily the house didn't explode and I now pay a lot more attention when my kids tell me things like there's a funny smell.

    1. Thank goodness for kids with good noses! They usually notice all the things we miss. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Good for you Carol! Your grandson will appreciate it without even knowing it. 28 years for me!


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