I Think I Have a Secret Sitter!

Now that the weather is warmer, I sit on my front porch to drink a morning cup of coffee or to take a break during the day with a cold beverage. 

However, I noticed something again yesterday morning when I went out to sit and enjoy my coffee – a scent.  I’ve experienced it before.  Not every day – just sometimes.  It’s a light slightly floral scent.  Most of the time it’s very much like the scent of real flowers. 

But yesterday it was stronger and a little different – like the difference between real flowers and cologne.  That’s it – it had a more colognic (not to be confused with “colonic”) smell. 

I had wondered about the fragrance before – just a fleeting thought – wondering what triggered the aroma.  I don’t have flowers around the front porch that give off a strong odor. 

Yesterday, when the scent was so much stronger and with that kind of metallic undertone of cologne, I began to wonder if perhaps someone had been there before me – sitting on my front porch – sitting in “my” chair.  Could I have a secret front porch sitter?

My front porch is very inviting.  In fact, that’s one of the reasons I was drawn to the house in the first place when I was looking to buy last summer.  It’s completely covered.  It’s deep enough and wide enough for a patio table and two chairs.  And there’s enough room in front of the furniture so I can sit out there even when it’s raining without getting wet (except, of course, when the Oklahoma wind goes crazy and blows the rain in every direction all at once!). 

Hmmm. . .  Who could it be?  My newspaper comes in the afternoon, so the fragrance doesn’t come from my paperboy.  My mail comes in the afternoon, too, so it’s not my postal carrier. 

Maybe there is someone in the neighborhood who walks each morning and sits on my front porch to rest.  (I just rest without doing the walking.)  Or maybe there’s a “peeping tom” who periodically tries to look in my windows.  (Eeewwww!)  Or maybe it’s the spirit of someone who used to live in my house.  (Not that I’m really into spirits hanging around.)  Or maybe it’s someone who was buried in that spot eons ago before the house was even built.  (Again, not into the spirits hanging around thing.)  Or maybe I have a shy secret admirer who comes and sits on my porch in order to be close to me.  (HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa. . .!!)

Whatever is going on – it’s very strange.  Does anyone know some kind of cleansing ritual I can perform (in case it is a spirit) using common household products?

Ooops!  I just had a terrible thought.  Maybe I’m not really smelling anything.  Maybe I’m just losing my mind!

But then. . .  it is a lovely scent.  Maybe I’ll just stop asking questions and enjoy it. 

(By the way, if there is a shy secret admirer, ring the doorbell!)

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About grandawn

I work as administrative support in the Oklahoma State University Art Dept. For the past few years, I have been responsible for finances, paperwork, and other decisions for my parents who lived in Texas. Working now to finalize everything after Father's death in 2012 and Mother's death in 2013. I also keep busy blogging, writing children's books, and occasionally shooting commercials. I live in Oklahoma, USA. I have three wonderful grandchildren. I am a teacher, writer, actor, singer. . . and whatever else I can manage.
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13 Responses to I Think I Have a Secret Sitter!

  1. Lyndatjie says:

    Hey how cool! You have a ghostly stalker…. at least you have one – the only thing that stalks me is the damn Receiver of Revenue. 😉

  2. adeeyoyo says:

    Have you ever tried following the smell with your nose … sniff, sniff … sniff, sniff … and see where it leads? No, seriously, have you smelled the air around the sides of your house or is it concentrated only on your porch? Could be someone’s after shave, toilet spray, deodorant, wafting out of a window.

    • grandawn says:

      I have tried sniffing a little away from the porch. Then I was afraid my neighbors might think I was strange. Oh, wait! I am strange! I will follow the scent. Oh-ooooooooo. . . Oh-oooooooooo. . . (That’s a hound dog howling. lol)

  3. knittingmaestro says:

    Colonic…..fragrance…..in the same post?…hmmmmm…….LOL

    On the other hand…could it be a tree or flower in the vicinity? I just discovered my neighbor’s Mimosa tree smells JUST like a lilac bush…..ahhhh….want a treat when mowing my lawn this morning!

    • grandawn says:

      HeeHeeHee! I haven’t found any flowering trees in the area, and my neighbors aren’t much on flowers. I just don’t know. It’s a mystery.

      • knittingmaestro says:

        what about someone’s dryer….you know….dryer sheets and all?!?!?! just a guess. The only left to do is to set up a motion camera….hmmmm….

  4. granny1947 says:

    How exciting…a ghostly admirer with a penchant for strong cologne. Lucky you!
    Supagran seems to think that bleach will cure everything.

  5. cindy says:

    Methinks it’s them giant tulips in that pot …
    *Cindy wanders off wondering about colonic aroma … *

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