Saturday Senses

A way to capture the spirit of each week…

tasting :: chili, tostadas, and a fridge filled to the brim when we returned home… so many homemade dinners courtesy of our wonderful friends. madeleine hooked us up on a meal train and people keep signing up to feed us.

hearing ::  the baby laughing at jed when he tells her ‘no’ in chinese.

smelling :: a clean baby right after her nightly bath.

seeing :: time slow down to a baby’s pace – 2 naps a day? a girl after my own heart.

feeling ::  like a mama.

wishing/hoping :: for more patience at bed time. while our girl seems to like to be asleep, she is no fan of the going to part.

What about you?

What are your senses this Saturday?

Looking back, how was your week?

Leave a comment and tell me all about it. I’d seriously love to hear about your week. Now’s not the time to be shy.

This weekly tradition inspired by Pink of Perfection’s Five Sense Friday.

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5 thoughts on “Saturday Senses

  1. Well Tami, nice start. My week began with Teresa having gone to Sri Lanka, and leaving her sister to “help” i.e., to dress Grace in the morning, and bathe her at night. Challenge is to get Grace on school bus at 8, and then Andrew to pre-k at 9, and then pick them both up at 3:30, then feed them, entertain them, feed them again, and then somehow get them both to sleep, laying in bed reading till one knocks off without getting pushed by the other, and then it is 10:30 pm. and I am up at 6:15 getting ready for morning routine. 9am to 3pm is “bracketed” with cell phone on, at movie in Times Square or museum or paperwork at home.
    Big issue here is distinction between caretaking and parenting, and I feel like the latter is taking me 16 hours a day, everyday, since I retired. The employed spouse really ought to understand that they should share equally the parenting, not just the caretaking.
    Well, Teresa is on her way to Bangkok for another week of training UNICEF staff on the new payroll system, and I wish her great 1st class times, and I look forward to her return, mostly to share in the joys of parenting.
    Would like to take kids out the The Museum of the Moving Image today, Saturday, but it is windy and Grace does not want to go, so they are playing together on floor, having resolved the earlier tearful conflict. Well, at least I won’t have to argue with Andrew about what clothes to wear. Takes about a hour from time of decision, to actually getting out the door.

  2. Here’s a sampling:

    tasting :: the dregs of a decaf green tea with soy milk

    hearing :: the hum of the computer, the whir of the fan…still pretending it’s sort-of-

    feeling :: the increasing urgency of time passing, and what i need to change in my life in order to feel infinitely more present & alive.


  3. From the back and in silhouette, the Ru could be sporting a mullet. Which is beyond awesome. (Someday I’ll show you pics from “Ryan: The Mullet Years.”)

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