Feeling a little sad that the holidays are over for another year. The excitement of decorating the house in reds & greens in some rooms and golds in others, the enchantment of Christmas lights all over neighborhoods wherever you drive, the gatherings of friends and families, the food (too much sometimes), the joy of gift-giving, hearing from friends far away through Christmas cards, and remembering above all else the "reason for the season"...all this is now over for another year. This year I added dried hydrangeas to the Christmas tree... the image below is what is left after taking them off the tree.
Tasting.....tasting the last of the Christmas candy. Probably a good thing. I think I ate so much chocolate this year that my chin started breaking out with little "pimples". I kept wondering why at my age would I have teenage skin, albeit the wrinkles, and then it dawned on me....the immense amounts of chocolates I have consumed during the holidays. Oh so very delicious.
Hearing.....Met with some of my girlfriends today for breakfast and a movie. We had not seen each other in quite a while so there was lots of conversation to catch up on....two of us had weddings, one moved, so major events that had not been discussed in heavy-duty detail were in order. We met at 9:15 and the movie began at 11:45 AM, a good 2+ hours of hearing all the news.
And finally Smelling.....re-heating the Chicken Tortilla Soup I made a couple of days ago. It was good then, and even better now that the flavors have had a chance to blend. Sometimes there are certain things that are just better the 2nd time around, soup is definitely one of those 2nd time arounders.
I have enjoyed this first of my Five Senses Friday, it does make you stop and realize that 5, merely 5 senses can give you such pleasure. Think of all that you see or hear or feel in a 24 hour time period, write it down, it's moments that may never come again.
"We turn not older with years, but newer every day." ~ Emily Dickinson
Until next time......