Friday, November 18, 2011

five-sense Friday

Today is Josh's birthday, and we're living it up. We've been...

seeing: white-frosted everything, from roofs and windowsills to tree branches and cars to bicycles left outside and (with a different sort of frosting) the tops of our breakfast donuts; pale blue sky; drifts taller than our boots; Josh tearing through tissue paper on some pretty great gifts

hearing: the wind as it gusts; voices of family and friends on the phone; more wind

smelling: that distinctive smoky greasy haze of a tiny shop devoted entirely to donuts; the chill of a morning coated in snow; woodsmoke in the background, a constant presence from neighbors who heat with fireplaces

tasting: those donuts (glazed cake, maple bar with nuts, strawberry-covered raised); hot coffee; something delicious on a dinner date (anticipation!)

feeling: the breeze on my cheeks; so thankful for warm coats and boots and hats and gloves for the two-mile trek through a 25-degree wonderland; happy to celebrate another year of life with my guy

1 comment:

  1. So many kinds of beauty in Josh's life because you're there--you are his best gift! Hugs to you both.