12/3/09

Static Electricity

Winter is a hard time for me.

See, all year long I have heightened senses. It is really crazy.

I have the nose of a bloodhound. I can smell something from miles away. Believe me this is not always a good sense to have.

Have you ever noticed that popcorn smells like urine? Because that is all I smell when eating it.

In fact I blogged about it here. Not the popcorn, the crazy sense of smell.

Aside from my impeccable smell I also have a crazy sense of hearing. Which has got me into trouble from time to time.

Well usually my sense of touch is perfectly normal, until winter comes along. During winter my sense of touch seems to go up and I get shocked approximately 60 million times a day.

Every time I touch something I get shocked. It does not matter what I touch I get shocked.

Now, I know I'm not the only person who gets shocked in the winter, but I seriously get shocked constantly.

I'm like a walking ball of energy. More so than the average human.

And it makes me very nervous. Anytime I go to touch a light switch I do this weird thing where I will tap it about 5 times quickly to get rid of all of the built up energy that is about to shock me.

It doesn't work. I still get shocked. And I still jump and scream out every time.

But last year I found a solution.

It is my trusty ole humidifier which has become my winter-time best friend.

So when I pull out my Christmas ornaments, Santa collection, and beautiful Nativity set, I also pull out this bad boy.
He has become the staple of my winter-time sanity.

It's just not Christmas time without the humidifier up and running.

Another Christmas item I look forward to pulling out is my book full of Christmas cards.

Receiving Christmas cards is one of my favorite parts of the season. I know that people spend time and money putting their cards together and I can't stomach just throwing them away, so last year I put together a book of all of our cards.

I bought a scrap book and then put fun Christmassy type paper on each page and then filled the pages with all of our fun Christmas cards we received.

I used number stickers to put the year, 2008 at the top of the first page. I think it will be so fun to go through and look at the cards each year.

But I'm also a Christmas card-crazy.

I can't wait to add to it at the end of this Christmas season!

Christmas Cards and humidifiers.....Some of my favorite things!

22 comments:

Tara Gibson said...

hahah you crack me up! I had to pretend i didnt read the urine and popcorn comment because i love popcorn! lol

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

The christmas card scrapbook is such a great idea! I am going to have to do that! We (ok that would probably be a little more me) LOVE getting holiday cards:) Your hearing and sniffer are also enhanced when your preggy, what in the world are you going to do then, haha.you're going to become a super hero!

Ams said...

You make me laugh! I HATE static electricity. On top of myself getting shocked every four and a half minutes, every time I touch my kiddos I zap them. Talk about poor parenting! Maybe I will have to invest in a humidifier... That sounds like a good plan :)
I too love Christmas cards... That's a great idea with the scrapbook. Just another project to add to the list!! Lol

Rachel said...

I LOVE the scrapbook idea. You're so clever :)

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Girl, I lost my humidifier when we moved and I SWEAR it's driving me crazy. I can't find it and I NEED it!

And I can't believe you're keeping Christmas cards - that's crazy. We get so many every year that we'd have stacks and stacks of scrapbooks - it's just too too much!

elainaann said...

I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one that thinks popcorn smells like urine.

MLC84 said...
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MLC84 said...

Everything I touch in the winter time gives me a shock. It's one of the worst feelings in the world. I've never noticed the popcorn smell thing, I'll have to pay attention next time I'm eating it. HAHA!

melhuff said...

I'm Christmas Card Crazy too! Sometimes I feel so oldschool about it but I just love sending them and receiving them. THere's something quite exciting about getting them in the mail i think! I like your idea of saving them...I think I may have to start doing that!

Erin said...

Haha! I had to LOL when you mentioned popcorn smelling like urine. One of my coworkers loves making popcorn in the afternoon, and that smell drives me nuts! I thought I was the only person in the world who was reminded of the toilet by the smell of popcorn. Maybe we should start a support group.

PinkSass said...

I also have such a heighten sense of smell, it's bananas.

I love the idea of keeping all the Christmas cards in a book. I'm officially stealing your idea!

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

Oh we love our humidifier too. Makes the dry air so much nicer.

Sarah said...

I love the idea of keeping all of the cards you got! What a great idea!

Lauren said...

That's a great idea for keeping your cards...I can't bear the thought of throwing them all away either!

Rachel Antone said...

Well I'm glad you (should) already have our Christmas card! :)
You're hilarious.

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Oh my word! I have the exact.same.problem with the static. I do this weird thing where I touch the car door with my elbow before I touch it with my hand because if I don't I will get shocked. Never fails.

I love your Christmas card book idea. I save the ones we get but they're just in a box -- the scrapbook idea is much more creative!

LuLu Lake said...

That is such a good idea about the Christmas cards!
I also have a problem that ALL year EVERY day, whenever I open my or shut my car door I get shocked. It has come to the point that I will kick the door closed or put my hand in my sleeve. It never fails to shock me.

Brandi said...

What a great idea for the Christmas Cards! I have stacks and stacks of them along with my birthday cards since my birthday is 2 weeks before Christmas! I'm going to have to try that out!

Summer said...

Sometimes those shocks really hurt! Like more than they should. I shocked baby boy twice today. I felt bad. I think he thought I did it on purpose.

Heather said...

I don't know if I will ever look at popcorn the same way again! :)

I totally know where you are coming from, we have several of those bad boys in our home!

In this wonderful life... said...

I don't know what I would do without my humidifier!! I heart Christmas cards, too :)

Kristin said...

A humidifier? Genius. I'm so plugging in our kiddo's!