What-ho, followers all! (I am 99.9% positive I stole that exact phrase from Naomi. Apologies about that, old sport.)
As you may have noticed, I have once again decided to destroy the status quo. Yes, my dear readers, that is RIGHT! I've changed my look again *cue groans of frustration* I know, I know. I do that far too often. But hey, I waited almost two months this time around! And I have a feeling this one will stick for awhile, because…guys I can't help it but I'm really in love with this update. Obviously, the background is a bit *ahem* bolder than I normally go, and the point could be argued that the colors do not perfectly coincide with the header, but right now I don't even care. I love how warm and bright it all is *happy sighs* (Plus it's my first time experimenting with a gif as my profile picture, and I'm "liking it extremely." MARIAN <3 <3 <3) But what do YOU all think? "Honestly, now. Don't spare my feelings." Though if you were to spare them a little, I wouldn't complain. KIDDING, I'm kidding, I truly do want to know what you all think :D
Now, on to the possible-most-random-post-I've-ever-written part. For some reason, and I truly have no idea why, the idea popped into my head to do a post about all the scents I enjoy. (I know! 'Tis so random…) So I've been thinking to myself, "what aromas do I like?" And I've been compiling lists, and I am now going to bore you into oblivion with the results thereof. Categorized, no less :P
"Right, here goes!"
~ The Floral/Nature Ones ~
// peonies // lavender // the smell of the air in autumn // freshly-mown grass // roses // the smell of the outdoors after a spring rain, particularly in the evening // LILACS, my heavens // apple blossoms (I think. It's been a long time since I've had the privilege of smelling apple blossoms, but for some reason I seem to remember I liked them.) // cedar wood // the ocean ("Oh! The seaside!") // honeysuckle //
~ The Food/Drink Ones ~
// chocolate-chip cookies baking // ketchup // nectarines // bacon (though I don't eat it) // London Broil steak (though I don't eat it) // wine (though I don't drink it--OBVIOUSLY. I'm a minor. That'd be a huge problem.) // coffee (though I don't like it) // peaches // maple syrup // (why are all of these either sweet stuff or meat??) // DOMINO'S PIZZA // the smell of my grandmother's table at Thanksgiving *wink wink* //
~ The Random/Weird Ones ~
// chlorine // books (DUH) // the Lowe's department store // gasoline // perfume or cologne (well, yes, don't we all) // crayons // hotel rooms // hot glue (it smells like Christmas and I don't know why) // smoke, especially cigar or pipe smoke // certain articles of clothing I own :D // my dining room table ('tis wood) // laundry detergent // "the puppy smell", as my mom calls it, aka the scent of a young puppy's fur // paint // old VHS tapes //
And now…we wait to see how long it takes me to remember a scent I meant to include, execute an elaborate facepalm, and then resolve to come back and edit this, but procrastinate so well that I may not ever actually do so. Life is glamorous, peeps :D
Lastly, I leave you with a final picture: there is Someone Who makes this life worth living, Someone Who deserves our every waking thought, Someone Who cannot even fully reveal Himself because our mortal bodies could not stand His glory, and yet this Someone walks side by side with us. "Understands that we are dust." Forgives and redeems us. AND, as though all that were not far too much already, He showers us with blessings and priceless gifts in the everyday, if we open our eyes to it and to Him.