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Senses of the day

October 11th, 2003 · 1 Comment

Waving hi to Abigail while we were both underwater at the pool!

Michaela’s Hippopotamus tucked into bed to take a nap with her, its fluffy green head peering out over the blankets.

Looking into the mailbox and seeing the small package I was hoping to see!

Cooking Moroccan chicken with sweet and hot tomato sauce for dinner:
first the smell of the onions and garlic sauteed in olive oil
then the smell of the sauce with ginger, cinnamon and cayenne
I got so caught up in the smell though that I let it get a bit burned – must be the skillet’s fault 🙂

Walking past a plant in the neighborhood this morning and catching the scent of the dried lavender on the stems.

Classic KID FM this morning played music based on time, pieces inspired by watches, clocks.
I enjoyed hearing about Flower Clocks a piece by Francaix called The Flower Clock: Geranium Triste
Here’s a link to Linnaeus’s Flower Clock : plants that bloom or close for each hour – inspiring ideas for the garden….

Abigail sat by the kitchen boombox, looking through her kaleidoscope as the music played: “I like to look at this to the music.”

Michaela and Abigail singing “If you’re happy and you know it…” while I cook dinner.

Listening to my new CD that just came in the mail today from one of my favorite artists, a treat (blog more about this later…)

The feel of rain falling, the first rainy weekend in a while.
The feel of baby fingers, little Elisabeth reaching up, asking”pick me up”
My husband’s arm around me, holding me, as we go to sleep, raindrops falling on the roof

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  • 1 Katherine // Oct 22, 2003 at 5:30 pm

    Were you and Abigail wearing goggles, or do you just open your eyes underwater without them? I remember opening my eyes underwater all the time as a child, without goggles, but now that I have contact lenses, I can’t!

    Geneva, Switzerland, has a famous flower clock – there’s nary a moment when there isn’t a tourist in front taking a photo.