Monday, June 30, 2008

Sweet Scent

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Many people with Sjogren's have a decreased acuity of their sense of smell. I'm one of them. It's a very unpredictable thing. Sometimes I can smell whatever I'm sniffing, sometimes I can't smell anything. Sometimes that's a good thing. Sometimes..... not so much. 

We were visiting some friends today. They had just finished baling hay, and were in the process of moving the new hay bales into the barn. It began to rain, so everyone was busy getting the last of the hay under cover. I was enjoying the commotion and being outdoors and reminiscing about growing up on a farm. When it began to rain more heavily, I ducked into the barn. 

Oh, yeah. The fragrance of new hay hit me like a wall. What a treat! I couldn't help myself but flattened my face against the nearest stack of bales, and thanked my lucky stars that of all days, today my olfactory bulbs were working. 

I'm glad my friends didn't see me snorting a bale of hay. 

You can read more about taste and smell disorders here


Vicky said...

LOL I guess the smell of hay can be an awesome thing....especially when your not allergic to it!

Julia Oleinik said...

Hi Vicky!

Yup, the smell of new hay is amazing.

I enjoyed your comment about the pie post - but when I clicked to publish it, it disappeared! Sorry about that!

I will post my pie recipe soon, thanks for asking.