Saturday, February 19, 2011
The Sweet Smell of Success
After that incident, I was totally paranoid and constantly asking people I knew if Joey or I smelled like dog poop and pee. Everyone told me we didn't, but I was scared that they were just being nice. What's strange is that I was just telling my friend at work this story yesterday while we were having lunch. (We've known each other for years, so I'm not just telling random people at work about my ex husband! ha) Anyway, she reassured me that she's never smelled anything remotely "doggy" about me - Thank God. When I told her I thought it was such a mean thing to say, she was like "UH YEAH DUH - but isn't that what the dynamic of your relationship is still about? Him doing and saying things to keep you feeling down about yourself?
I hadn't talked about this incident or brought it up to anyone for a long time. So it's a little strange that today I spent some time with my family and got two "compliments" about how I smelled. My brother sat down next to me and informed me whatever perfume I was wearing made me smell like I had showered too many times. And then my sister in law also asked me what perfume I was wearing. HA Guess I don't stink after all, in fact I smell C L E A N!!!!! And, no, I'm not talking about after I've spent hours at an adoption event cleaning up poop and pee or after giving a dog a bath. ;) But in my normal, every day life - I do NOT stink apparently.
The perfume, shower gel and lotion I currently use is "Grace" by Philosophy. It's this really fresh, clean smell and some people even say the scent can help create a peace of mind. I've been using the shower gel/lotion for a while but just got the perfume for myself in December.
Considering how relieved and proud I felt, I think it's clear that those mean words spoken to me over a year ago are still haunting me.