Friday Five: Creature Comforts
1. Comfort beverage
This one depends on what needs comforting and the time of year. Tea works most of the year; peppermint tea is my favorite for especially stressful times. I used to be partial to jasmine tea, but it doesn't sit well with me lately. Hormones! If I am in a situation where an "adult beverage" is appropriate, a thimbleful of Kahlua does the trick. But when I'm sick and coughing my lungs out and my throat feels like it's been sanded, I get out the Southern Comfort. If I have them around I add honey and lemon; usually I don't.
2. Comfort chair
I'm still looking for this. I end the day in a huge overstuffed leather chair, but it's not the ideal chair. I'm looking for a recliner that's not the size of a Winnebago.
3. Comfort read
Harry Potter - first thought. I also make sure I always know where my copy of Sue Hubbel's A Country Year is; no matter how many times I read it, it makes me laugh and cry both.
4. Comfort television/DVD/music
Forget TV - doesn't work for me. DVDs - Harry Potter again, and The Vicar of Dibley. Waiting for God is now coming out in DVD - that's another good one. Ok - I do like the Britcoms on TV and make a point to be done by 8:00 on Saturday night so I can sit and watch.
5. Comfort companion(s)
The furkids, especially the cats. Calico seems to know when I need her to get over her inate snootiness and just sit in my lap and purr. Bart is still a little young, but he makes me laugh, and that's a good thing. And yes, there are people in my life I can count on to be there when I need a sympathetic ear.