Well, dear Posse pals, the stars (and Mother Nature) have aligned in such a way that I have no sniffing (or even somewhat related) post for you today. Monday a week ago, a head cold settled itself upon me, giving me quite the stuffed up nose. Then a snow catastrophe hit my area, virtually paralyzing everyone with icy roads, so no school for the past four days for my 13-year-old, the husband holed up at work in the big city for the duration (safe and in a hotel near his office, thankfully), and there you have it. I am trying not to complain too much as we’re safe and warm and have it a lot better than many folks.
But this past week has brought one thing clearly home to me: I never knew how much I’d miss sniffing. Seeing the samples I wanted to test and knowing that they’re temporarily out of reach makes me feel more than a little frustrated. And even my best comfort scents are of no use right now. I’m realizing how much fragrance is a part of my life and acts as somewhat of a cushion, giving me something to look forward to on a bad day, lifting my spirits when I sniff something beautiful, and even a perfume that’s not my style is, at the least, thought-provoking.
So in the meantime I’ve been loading up on the tea (to help shake loose the stuffed up nose), baking cookies with my son, watching movies, cleaning and doing laundry. And we did get out today a bit to avoid complete cabin fever. But I am so looking forward to a week without freezing temps and a clear nose. I’ve got a lot of sniffing to do to make up for lost time.
What about you – how do you cope when your sniffer is all stuffed up and out of commission?