Calling all Senses...
I’m taking a break from Christmas movies to listen to some Holiday music while I’m decorating. Have you started the Christmas music yet? I got to this point on my play-list and noticed that the same song was playing over and over and over! I didn’t mind, it’s “River”, my favorite Christmas song. (I know, not very spiritual! ) I’ve downloaded it by every single artist on itunes. The song touches something deep inside me. I know, it’s a little dark, what can I say? (I also love Breath of Heaven, so I do know the real meaning of Christmas!)
Anyhoo, this got me thinking…our 5 senses are so important for putting us in the Holiday spirit. So I thought about my 5 senses like this: When I hear(see,touch,smell,taste) ___________, I get those Chrustmas joy butterflies!
Hearing~ Christmas music.
Seeing~Christmas lights at night! Tiny white ones and big colorful ones like I had when I was little!
Touch~A live Christmas tree…prickly and sticky with sap!
Smell~A live Christmas tree! (Sorry to say we have fake trees, tell ya why sometime! So a Yankee Candle that smells like one is good
too!) And anything yummy cooking~( I really don’t like candles that smell like food, if I come to your house and it smells like apple
pie and I can’t eat any because it’s a candle…well, I’m gonna insist we bake a pie immediately!)
Taste~Oh my, this is a biggie~warm from the oven cookies, Baby Sister’s Chocolate cake, spiced cider…and I’m sorry but it’s true…The
Husband’s Christmas Morning (Coke covered) Ham (or Pigs Butt as we call it around here!)
Please tell me about your favorite things to hear, see, touch, smell, and taste around Christmas time!?
P.S. If you’ve only heard Joni Mitchel’s version of River, check out Sister Hazel and Travis!(not Travis Tritt!) And Herbie Hancock’s if
you like a jazzy sound! But the BEST version is by Robert Downey Jr. (On the Ally McBeal Christmas Album). You can’t find it on
itunes, but I found it on Amazon mp3
Downloads. (It’s .99 and downloads right to your itunes library! Check it out. It’s great!)
Here’s what my elfin self got done today! Not as much as I should have but The Husband was home sick. So I had to be elf and nurse, picture pointy ears green hat and a nurses uniform. Nevermind, that’s scary. (And The Husband would say I didn’t have pointy ears, I had horns…)