Friday Reflections

Happy enjoying his Goodbye Five, Hello Six book

Happy enjoying his Goodbye Five, Hello Six book

Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little sensory exercise.  This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses.  It’s a whole heart exercise with plenty of bodily input, if you will.  Because this practice has been so good for me, I want to encourage you to do it, too.  Building some gentle reflection into our weeks is a nice way to stay grounded while maintaining some big picture perspective.  So please join me in 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 the last week:
tasting ::  butternut squash barley “risotto”, spaghetti squash fritters, turkey meatballs, sautéed mushrooms,  grilled peppers, mushrooms, onions and corn, couscous and lentil salad with mint, arugula, tomatoes, and cucumbers, pesto pizza on naan bread, quinoa salad, cauliflower and brussel sprouts salad, parsnip fries, roasted broccoli, an incredible lemon brownie
hearing ::  playing cousins squeal and nag and tease and carry on as we all converged on my parents’ house to celebrate Happy’s birthday, Happy say that school is “the best”, “great!”, he loves it every day as we walk home.
smelling ::  our Ella B South Union candle as we (BF and I) completed our Fantasy Football draft.  It is Fantasy Football time.  Woohoo.

seeing ::  Happy’s little office get a much needed update with a big boy desk, a big reading chair, a dry erase board on one wall for writing practice (which looks like playing Hangman these days) and drawing, the beginnings of a gallery wall above his toy and book shelves, etc.  There are a couple little to dos left but it is coming along nicely on a budget.

feeling ::  the heat (how odd that the first week of September is one of our hottest weeks of the summer), the sweet relief of the pool on its last open day, all of my muscles quiver as I take Pure Barre classes.

wishing ::  for really incredible work flow next week as I officially get to move back into the shack for regular work hours and see what having a little bit more time to work each day yields

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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