It has been much too long since I’ve done a Five-Senses Friday, and today was full of sensing. I’m getting this in just under the wire, but it still counts!
Today I went yard sale-ing. That’s a verb, right? (Okay, present participle. I’m a grammar nerd and I looked it up.) I spent $45.50 for a Pampers box full of infant clothes, four Kroger bags of infant/toddler clothes, 11 kids books, a Tonka truck, a set of 100 wooden blocks, an old school wire and bead toy (like they have in church nurseries and doctor’s offices), a solid wood highchair, a gift wrap organizer, and a slight sunburn. I also got to meet several lovely neighbors for the first time. I call that a good day! Can you tell I’m still pumped?
Today I also…
heard: familiar voices from my car radio and new voices from my neighbors, insects and birds chirping in the distance, the familiar warm weather thump of a neighbor’s cornhole game
saw: orange-breasted robins (I think they must have a nest nearby – I have seen so, so many robins this spring); my pink-tinted and freckled shoulders and nose; bright red strawberries; a multitude of little blue onesies, t-shirts, pants, and jackets (other colors, too, but mostly blues)
smelled: food cooking from neighbors’ yards and our own, the faint scent of flowers in bloom, freshly mowed grass
felt: warm breezes on my bare shoulders, the cool metal of my new favorite necklace (a sweet Mother’s Day gift from Jeff), life kicking and squirming inside me
tasted: glass after glass of cold, refreshing water; lovely dinner from the grill — burgers on toasted buns, juicy corn on the cob, cool strawberries, sticky s’mores