Everyone who knows me well, knows my love for lilacs. We have several big bushes on our property. Spring really starts for me when my bushes are in full bloom. That is at least 2 months away. So, why am I smelling them now?
Because.....I had this sweet young girl work for me at the Nursing Home whom from time to time would bless me with a small gift. Gifts like a cup of coffee from a specialty shop she loves, gifts of flowers growing on her parents' farm, notes of appreciation, cards, pictures, lotion. Ahh, the lotion!
I don't remember if it was my birthday or Christmas, or maybe it wasn't even a special occasion at all. But on my desk one day I found a bottle of lotion from sweet Emily. The scent? Lilac, of course! The 'heavy duty' lotion that I usually put on my hands and sometimes my feet (that may be more info than you wanted, hehe) at night is gone. I decided to use the lilac lotion. I've lathered up my hands and arms. Now the lotion scent is on the sleeves of my bathrobe. I am smelling lilacs! It really smells like the true flower!
I think I may be in heaven =))
When my lilacs do bloom, I will fill large vases with the flowers which fills the house with their heavenly scent. Just like my childhood memories of my Mom doing the same.