alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
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cut for length; contains positives including food, self-care, and moments at the school job


touching and feeling:

+ some of my seashell collection, the sturdy, curving, smooth, sea-polished, gently ribbed and layered ones that are so nice to hold in my hands and pet

+ a warm cleansing shower

+ a breath of organizational/emotional/ambient fresh air in the classroom after the kids got really enthusiastic about cleaning tables with soapy water and rags in anticipation of parents at our kindergarten publishing party

hearing and listening:

+ bouzouki chimes, bagpipe trills, and drum beats (not all at once though) on various songs recommended to me by friends

smelling and tasting:

+ the warm peachy scent of S's lovely hair beside me; somehow her hair transmutes all floral or herbal shampoos into peaches <3

+ clean minty just-brushed taste

+ tart mild yellow mango

seeing and watching:

+ glimpses of Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood in soft blue just-post-sunset light

+ a purple crocus brought to school by a six year old, blooming at the end of the school day in a cup of water I found for her... She showed it to my co-teacher at the beginning of the day and her mom at the end... Right to start with I had to explain that it was okay it was all wet, the flower needed to drink just like she was drinking her apple juice for breakfast. (ETA: This is Play Outside Kid, who no longer screams at the end of EVERY recess and is beginning to be okay with SOME flex in the schedule, and who sometimes talks to other kids and has a bit of a conversation now. Yay!) <3 <3 <3

Date: 11 Mar 2017 22:21 (UTC)
jewelfox: A portrait of a foxgryphon with a beak, black fur, magenta hair, fox ears, and a neckband with a large jewel on it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jewelfox
Aww. <3

... maybe shampoo makers use peach as the base for all their scents, the same way that most juice cocktails are made up of apple or white grape primarily.

Date: 11 Mar 2017 23:51 (UTC)
jewelfox: A portrait of a foxgryphon with a beak, black fur, magenta hair, fox ears, and a neckband with a large jewel on it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jewelfox

Wow. c': That's thorough and educational!

I've read about it a bit myself. I think I'm also of the school of thought that prefers simple ingredient lists made of things that I recognize, mostly plants. If I understand correctly what you are saying.

Date: 12 Mar 2017 01:53 (UTC)
ghoti: fish jumping out of bowl (Default)
From: [personal profile] ghoti
that is science in a nutshell. also mmmm peaches. it makes me sad that I am allergic :(

Date: 15 Mar 2017 01:44 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] johnpalmer
The reason for apple or white grape is often sugar content - they have high sugar contents without having to list sugar or HFCS as a sweetener.

It might also be that they can be bland(ish) and a good base, too.

Date: 15 Mar 2017 01:45 (UTC)
jewelfox: A portrait of a foxgryphon with a beak, black fur, magenta hair, fox ears, and a neckband with a large jewel on it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jewelfox

Ohh, okay. TY for the clarification! I've also seen cranberries sweetened with apple juice.

Date: 11 Mar 2017 22:54 (UTC)
across_space_and_time: A dense scattering of stars set on a bottle-green backdrop (Default)
From: [personal profile] across_space_and_time
Yay good things \o/

- Dave/Crow

Date: 11 Mar 2017 23:11 (UTC)
premchaia_pre4: (akari)
From: [personal profile] premchaia_pre4

One of these days I will be able to have showers again.

Yay for pleasant things!

Date: 12 Mar 2017 19:54 (UTC)
typographer: Me on a car in the middle of nowhere, eastern Colorado, age four (Default)
From: [personal profile] typographer
My purple crocuses came up this week. :)

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