Day 1,139 – Thankful for Workshop Smells

It’s been a very solid day all around.  Very productive, lots of family time, and all at my pace.  Doesn’t get much better than that on a Sunday.


As I mentioned yesterday, the boys and I are working on a top secret project.  This afternoon as we were taking the next steps with it I paused and took in the smells.  Funny how some scents just bring happy memories and smiles, isn’t it?

For me the smells of the workshop bring back many memories, old and recent.  The smell of stain and finish.  The scent of machine oil and metal.  All the beautifully different scents of all different types of wood.  Each of them so awesome in their own ways; oak, pine, hickory, maple, and cedar.  Throw in the aromas of saw dust and burned wood, even the metallic scent of old 16p nails and it’s a veritable smorgasbord of wonderful things for the olfactory.

When I think about the times when I’m truly present in the moment I of course usually have a visual and often audio.  The times when I can blend in the sense of smell the present seems even closer.  I am so grateful for all of those smells in the workshop that make me smile.  Just walking into lifts my  spirits high and calms me.


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