Friday Reflections


Friday Reflections is all about reflecting on the week by observing our senses.  My hope is that this will be a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing and what we are experiencing weekly when journaling in general can feel so daunting.

Now, for this week’s Friday Reflections (with each sense as your inspiration, consider how experiencing it impacted your week).

Here is my sensory round-up for this week:     

tasting ::  simple salmon (salmon brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper and then baked), parmesan roasted asparagus, Moroccan chicken and lemon couscous and roasted cauliflower and brown butter chocolate chip drop cookies at book club, broccoli with beer battered cheese curd (there are really few words that can capture how good this was) and garganelli pasta with homemade Italian sausage, crushed garlic and tomato at Good Food on Montford (I totally understand why everyone raves about this Charlotte restaurant), roasted garlic hummus, black bean hummus, and pesto pasta.

hearing :: the lovely, calm voice of a Microsoft tech support member from the Philippines for seven hours as she attempted to fix my corrupted email. “You have been corrupted” are just words you never want to hear but when they come in a very calm voice that says “I understand” every few minutes, your panic goes down and you are like, whatever, Yna is going to make this right.  Thanks, Yna. Also: the musicality of an amazing tap performance as we went to an amazing tap dance show as a family.  I tapped as a wee girl and have been shuffle ball changing ever since the performance.        

smelling ::  a lemon verbena candle and fresh air as I worked in the Sugar Shack with the windows open.        


seeing ::  a black rat snake that had just recently eaten and three little boys who were very excited about relocating him to the woods across the street, Happy doing yoga (this is his new thing– wanting to do yoga with me so we have laid out side by side yoga mats and take to them for little ten minute sessions), the trees changing, the Circle de Luz girls get all into SAT prep, the newest Circle de Luz class for the first time.  So wild to see the juxtaposition between our seniors and our seventh graders.  Also: Happy and BF went to visit the kudzu eating goats while I was at book club.  So I didn’t see what went down with the goats and their keeper, Growl, but thought that was a good This Moment picture this week.      


feeling ::  a little worn down.  I totally just got over a sinus infection but it feels like it might want to make a return.  I am trying to talk myself out of it.

wishing/hoping ::  for a restful weekend and then all sorts of badassery over the next two weeks as I present two totally new workshops– one as part of the UNC School of Medicine partnership that I have and the other as a breakout session at the National Eating Disorder Association Conference in Washington DC

What about you?  What were your sensational experiences this week?  Please share!

This post was inspired by Teacher Goes Back to School who was inspired by Pink of Perfection’s Five Sense Friday.

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