Friday Reflections

DSCN5716Friday 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 ::  turkey tacos, chili, cornbread, buttermilk fried chicken, mashed potatoes, salad and more salad, yogurt with berries and granola, brownies, a chicken salad sandwich, mint chocolate chip cookies, mint chocolate brownies (a childhood favorite that my best friend’s mom still sends me a tin of every year– how awesome is that???), black eye pea soup, chicken in ginger and cinnamon, lime trifle

hearing :: lots of breakdowns from Happy (who, in truth, hasn’t been such a ball of fun right now).  Though we do everything we can to maintain a VERY small world during the holiday season because of Happy’s sensory processing disorder, the madness of the season still sneaks in at preschool and other places and, boy, does it take us all for a ride.  After an epic meltdown (the likes I have never seen before; in fact, I almost started crying during it.) this week, I am hoping we’ve hit the reset button and it’s a little smoother sailing as we move towards the end of the month.

smelling :: mint and more mint as we’re surrounded by favorite flavor of baked goods.

seeing ::  The Circle de Luz Class of 2016 really love a yoga class taught by the amazing Jen Fowler and then really get into dissecting images in a media literacy workshop with me.  These young ladies?  Totally light my fire and warm my heart!

feeling ::  contemplative.  I love reflecting at the end of the year, just distilling in everything and getting really thoughtful about what has passed and what’s to come.  I am eager to get ideas and thoughts down on paper.

wishing/hoping ::  for continued progress for my sweet Papito as he recovers from a late November health set-back.  And a lovely holiday season for all of us.

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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