Saturday, November 7, 2009

Creature Comforts

My friend Jessica wrote the post that inspired this one.


This November morning is gorgeous! Bright and blustery and the most beautiful golden light. Like so many do at this time of year, my thoughts are turning to nestling in, getting cozy, creating warmth and a feeling of contentment in my home.

I'm thinking of....

* a downy comforter and thick pillows * a big pile of magazines and a long evening at home * a purring cat on my lap * a big stack of books * a good pen and my journal * a nice piece of chocolate * super-warm slipper socks * chicken and rice * the scarf knitted for me by a girlfriend * warm cookies and cold, cold milk * quiet piano music as I drift into a nap * the memory foam we added to our mattress - heaven * long hugs * the first fire of the season * warm sun on a chilly day * comfort island * rich cello music * painting Sloane's fingers and toes * writing Christmas cards * bundling up in my gorgeous pink coat, the one I get compliments on every time I wear it * a massage * peppermint scented lotion *Jeffrey's Carhartt * soft, soft purple mittens * the moment when the car's heater finally starts to warm you * hot cocoa * apple crisp * switching to my winter lipstick: deeper, redder * knowing that Christmas is coming, but ready to enjoy Thanksgiving first * fleece * hot homemade soup in the ski lodge * the first beef stew of the season * our deep seated, cuddly sofa * a good night's sleep with the thermostat turned low * Scoopy - Sloane's special blankie friend * sweater weather *

Ahhh... November

23 comments:

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It sounds like the ideal list, although I'll take my dog rather than a cat:)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Char said...

so many things that I would love to do right this instant. beautiful thoughts.

Suz said...

November to me is sweeping away the old season and being still for awhile...
knowing that the darkness and cold comes
when animals,birds and stray kitties seek shelter against some bitter nights ahead
and me, I know that when the holidays are over I will begin my
hibernation of romance
lighting candles for just me
having a glass of wine before a fire I started
wearing read shoes for the heck of it
and one red carnation
Yes,still for awhile
anticipating these joys

Bumpkin Bears said...

oh .. those are a few of my favourite things, just my kind of day :) Keep warm, Hugs and hot Cocoa. Catherine x

Gigi said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. I smiled at Jeffrey's Carhartt because I bought myself my very own Carhartt vest today, and I think it is my new favorite thing.

Thanks for your note, sweetie, and I hope Sloane has a wonderful day on Monday! xoxo

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Your comments truly made me smile sweet friend. Thank You♥

Dandy said...

I loved reading this and it totally made me laugh because we spent the day at the beach! I love fall.

beth said...

today I had none of those thoughts as the temperature went up to 70 and I went to the zoo and the park...but by monday...yes, monday, I'll be right there with you in those thoughts.....
xo

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Another wonderful list by wonderful you! Keep them coming!

S. Etole said...

Such a cozy list to warm a chilly November day.

Kamana said...

i may be on an equatorial island, but i am feeling very much like snuggling in and enjoying the cosiness of blankets - or better still: human warmth - its rainy and cold here too.

Jaime said...

Oh this is just pure bLISs !!

And memory foam? Triple bliss.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxox

Lubna said...

This time, it is cold even in Bangalore, India. It has been raining hard since several days and it is all grey and foggy. Well, while I would welcome rays of sunshine, it is nice to snuggle in bed with a book or with my lap top and surf away.
Best
Lubna

Jeanne said...

I love you my darling
Love Jeanne

Tracy said...

Soooo cozy... this is bliss-out-delight, Relyn... Happy Weekend :o) ((BIG HUGS))

Jessica said...

That list is beyond cozy---perfect to read and re-read as the days get shorter and colder and I am in great need of "warm" words!

Elyse said...

I love lists! Thank you for warming me up inside.
Elyse

:: elk :: said...

it is certainly that time of year!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

PErfect list...perfect for the cool November and settling in for the winter...especially those down comforters!

Christina said...

a gorgeous and inviting list.
xo

PixieDust said...

I could use some cello music right about now...

:-)

lovely, mi amor...

(((hugs))),
love,
me

gkgirl said...

mmmmmmmm....such a lovely list...

Grammy's Sweet Nothings said...

November is a gorgeous time of the year and it is very special to Sloane and myself! Loved your post!

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