we had company friday night so the house was full of the smells of good things cooking. we went to a wedding yesterday and the profusion of perfumed guests was almost overwhelming. this morning i woke to the aroma of bacon and waffles. i would say, based on my own unscientific observations prompted by the aroma of fabric softener as charlie and i walk at a variety of times on any given day, that more laundry gets done on weekends around here than weekdays. for a few more weeks we'll enjoy the smell of wood smoke from a neighbor. as the weather changes charlie and i will encounter the aroma of grilling when we walk. (some people eat better than others.) bushes and trees in bloom. fresh mown grass. lawn treatments. sawdust or paint as people tend to projects that have waited for warm weather. my own projects are beginning to take shape and i'm getting excited - looking forward to the longer, warmer days.