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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Creature Comforts

So, I guess I’ve been seeking comfort lately… I guess maybe I’m tired.

Little things have always “calmed” me for lack of better word…I thought it would be fun to list them…this may not be all, and it may not be the most important; I’m not even sure where this post is going…I just felt like listing things that comfort me. This would be creature comforts, without listing people that I love...people aren't what I want this post to be about.

  1. My Bible – The first and the oldest of my comforts, and the only constant. I also love the rustling of the pages.
  2. My Bed – Some days I realllllly love to see it, warmed by the little lamp and its soft glow.
  3. Writing – I don’t know why, but writing calms me…it always has.
  4. Sprinklers – I love the sound of sprinklers. It reminds me of the security of my childhood when on summer evenings, I heard the whoosh, whoosh, whoosh of the irrigation pipes.
  5. Softly Falling Snow – A little out of place for this time of year, but the beauty of it always has a calming effect.
  6. Cowboy Fountain – My new little cowboy fountain is so peaceful to hear.
  7. My Solar Lights – Which line my walkway…so very pretty; so very peaceful…
  8. The Current Book – Whichever one I am reading; waiting to be picked up again.
  9. A Fire – In my fire place, or more appropriately this time of year, in the yard with my family.
  10. The Tires Crunching – In the gravel driveway; knowing my loved one has come home.
  11. Laughter – Especially nervous laughter that seems to relieve all tension in sweet release.
  12. Geese – And their beautiful honking while in V-formation flight.
  13. Grandview – And all its beauty, and history and love.
  14. A Hot Cup of Coffee – Mostly its aroma and the sound of it brewing. The first sip in the morning and the first sip after dinner.
  15. Hearing the Animals Lap their water and munch their food.
  16. The Birds – At the feeder and in the bath, the meadowlarks warble.
  17. Bologna Sandwiches – On white bread with mustard.
  18. Alan Jackson – Always makes me smile…I could say country music, but sometimes I don’t always want to hear it…Alan Jackson I can never turn off, until the song is over...and I love that mandolin that accompanies.
  19. Blankets – on the couch, in the car, around my shoulders…I LOVE blankets.
  20. Sunsets – When I glance up and all of a sudden I realize one is there.
  21. Hand Lotion – Soft and cool; fragrant and soothing….
So, there you have it…not sure what that is all about, but I bet my blood pressure is lower just thinking about these things…. ;-)

I stole this photo from a new friend, Farrah...I don't think she would mind...looking a little tired...but warm.  ;-)


  1. LOVE this!! :D I would whole-heartily agree with all of these, but 3, 8, 13, 14, and 17.. lol :P I like the little things in life too..and when I try to tell people that, they look at me like I'm crazy! They don't even take the time themselves to enjoy the simple things.

    I also like distant lawn mowers (same reason as your reason for #4..childhood), falling leaves, candles burning, sun through the curtains..okay I'll stop now :P

  2. Ha ha...you just reminded me of 3 more!!! Sun through curtains, with a little breeze = WONDERFUL! And I totally forgot candles, but whole-heartily agree...and yes falling leaves and the whole season of fall in general! :-)