Tuesday, September 22, 2009

SPT—House-itosis Be Gone

my self-portrait is mirrored on the juicer (please note the halo over my head :)

I liked to think in the first home we owned it was because the previous owners had poodles. I liked to think in the second home we owned that it was because a previous owner occasionally kept sick calves in his basement. I liked to think in this home it was because the former owner was on canine patrol and the German Shepherds spent time in the kitchen. Yes, I’d rather think it was them and not us.

But there are a few days every year that house-itosis be gone—Thanksgiving and grape-juice-making-day. No unpleasant odor can overpower the beautiful smell of steaming concord grapes. I do believe they could even conquer the odor of the primate house at the zoo.

Who/what do you blame your house-itosis on?

11 comments:

Kathy said...

Well maybe they could, grape juice is pretty strong. Are the grapes ready?

Tyler - Danielle - Emree said...

That is funny because Ty made me open the windows today to get out House-itosis away. I blame it on the neighbors...in all of our apartments. I am sure it isn't true, but I still do.

Ande Payne said...

I miss that smell. And you. And fall at home.

Jill said...

We blame it on the old people who used to live here!

Lori said...

We definetly blame it on good old country living....

Heather @ Multiple Hats said...

Mine always shows up strongest when we've been gone on a long vacation - I usually chalk it up to the fact that I didn't want to come home yet :)

Ben or Cortney said...

I blame it on whatever the neighbors are cooking (meixcan or Indian food), sometimes it smells good, but there were time when I was prego that it made me sick! Yeah, that's what happens when you are in an apartment.

Derek-Jenny-Kaitlynd-Ethan-Dylan said...

What smell....I don't smell anything.

(Better to just ignore, things you have no control over)

Barb said...

Crabapple juicing does the trick, too.

Emma J said...

I smelled my neighbor's grapes this morning for the first time this fall - I think it's grape-time here, too! (And I totally agree. Heaven will smell like lilac and iris blowing into a kitchen with a juicer full of Concords on the stove!)

michelle said...

Grape juice already? I usually have to wait until late October to do mine. Sadly, I won't be there to do it this year... man, I love Concord grape juice.