Friday, October 13, 2006

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.

4 comments:

Sally said...

cats do know when you need a hug don't they...

the reverend mommy said...

Hey, can we schedule a Vicar of Dibley day WITH the Southern Comfort??

ForestJane said...

Can I suggest comfort activity? Sometimes creating something makes me feel better, especially finishing something that's been a UFO for a while. But even getting a project to the next stage of completeness can lift my spirits - "There, all done but the binding."

Then, when I get the binding done, it's 'There, all done but the label." lol

LutheranChik said...

Happy Delurking Day!