Thursday, September 19, 2013

Observing My Senses

For Today, September 19, 2013...

I am seeing...my son playing Minecraft on his computer.

I am feeling...lousy still, but thankful that it's just a cold and not the flu.

I am hearing...myself sneeze and cough.

I am tasting...Robittusin every 4 hours.

I am smelling...mucus.  Sorry, not the best description, but the most accurate.

It just takes a moment to observe your surroundings.  Won't you join me?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Observing My Senses

For Today, September 18, 2013...

I am seeing...darkness.  The sun has set, and from where I'm sitting I can't even see any stars.  Of course that might also be because it's cloudy.  We got some rain a little while ago.

I am feeling...yucky.  My throat is sore and scratchy, my nose is stuffy, every time I sneeze I feel like my face is going to explode, I didn't get much sleep last night, and I don't like feeling like this.  At. All.

I am hearing...my son laugh at a video he's watching.

I am tasting...very little, thanks to this stuffy nose and sore throat.  I need some tea.

I am smelling...yeah right!  Didn't I just say my nose is stuffed up?!

It just takes a moment to observe your surroundings.  Won't you join me?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Observing My Senses

For today, September 17, 2013...

I am seeing...a grey sky again. It rained once this morning. I'm pretty sure we can expect more before the day is through. 

I am feeling...like I might be getting sick. My throat feels scratchy and my sinuses have been acting up. It might be allergies. It might be a cold virus. I'll just have to wait and see. 

I am hearing...my son munching on Cool Ranch Doritos. They sure are loud. 

I am tasting...very little thanks to my runny nose. I hate that. I made smoked pork chops and they only tasted okay. 

I am smelling...for now. My nose gets stuffed up, then clears up, then gets stuffed up again. It's clear for the moment. 

It just takes a moment to observe your surroundings. Won't you join me?

Monday, September 16, 2013

Observing My Senses

For today, September 16, 2013...

I am seeing...my youngest son eating a bowl of cereal while watching a show on Hulu. My oldest son is watching the original Star Trek episodes. Outside it's cloudy and gloomy looking. I can't remember a year when we've gotten so much rain. 

I am feeling...yucky today. I have an upset stomach and my back hurts. I'm taking it easy today. 

I am hearing...the music from a cartoon, and Molly barking to come back inside. 

I am tasting...nothing. I had lunch a little while ago, meatloaf patties with mashed potatoes and green beans. Dinner isn't for a couple hours yet. 

I am smelling...chocolate from my son's cereal. He's on his second bowl. My boy doesn't care much for cereal, but every once in a while he starts craving it. So I keep a box of his favorite cereal, Krave, on hand. 

It just takes a moment to observe your surroundings. Won't you join me?

Friday, September 13, 2013

Observing My Senses

For today, September 13, 2013...

I am seeing...my oldest son playing a video game while my youngest watches the show Wipeout on Hulu Plus. 

I am feeling...great now that I finally was able to disconnect our satellite service!  I was tired of the mediocre programming on tv, and tired of paying $70 a month to watch it. Now we have Netflix which my daughter pays for, and Hulu Plus which is $7.99 a month and very few commercials. I was so happy to find Lost In Space on Hulu - I haven't seen that show in years!

I am hearing...lots of television noise, none of which is proceeding from the satellite! Yes!

I am tasting...salad. I made a simple salad to with our lunch of tilapia, rice medley and fried plantains. 

I am smelling...fish, unfortunately. The smell tends to linger. 

It just takes a moment to observe your surroundings. Won't you join me?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Observing My Senses

For today, September 11, 2013...

I am seeing...a dark, cloudy day. We've had 3 heavy downpours today and it doesn't look like we're done. 

I am feeling...the pain in my heart as I remember where I was 12 years ago when I heard the terrible news of our World Trade Center. Oh, how our world has changed since then.

I am hearing...Star Trek. My oldest son found the first 3 seasons on Netflix and he's hooked. 

I am tasting...vanilla yogurt covered raisins. It's my go to snack. 

I am smelling...ground beef and rice. Tonight's dinner. 

It just takes a moment to observe your surroundings. Won't you join me?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Observing My Senses

For today, September 10, 2013...

I am seeing...this beautiful cross given to me by one of the young women at the church where I was volunteering yesterday:


It is now hanging in my dining room. Thanks Ev!

I am feeling...sweaty after being outside pulling some leaves. The dew point was a bit lower this morning but humidity is still high. 

I am hearing...the occasional bark of a dog who has been bathed and is outside drying off. 

I am tasting...my pumpkin spice Eggo waffle that I like to have as a mid morning snack. 

I am smelling...Murphy's oil soap. It's floor cleaning day. 

It just takes a moment to observe your surroundings. Won't you join me?