Friday, October 13, 2006

Friday Five: Creature Comforts

Reverendmother here...Maybe it's the arrival of crisp October, my favorite month. Or maybe it's the fact that the divine little miss m has been sick all week (and if the baby ain't happy, ain't nobody happy). Whatever the reason, my thoughts have been turning to cozy creature comforts--those activities and spaces that just make a person feel good. And so...

1. Comfort beverage
Spiced hot apple cider, unless I'm sick then it's boullion

2. Comfort chair
The right hand corner of the love seat in the living room - the left hand corner is full of pillow, Colts Cheerleader teddy bear, and a stuffed cat made by an Alzheimer patient when I served a retirement home as student chaplain. Crocheting bag on the floor in case I get tired of the book I'm reading, TV on, feet on the coffee table and fleece football blanket from my alma mater on my lap.

3. Comfort read
Ooh - that varies. I will read through everything I own by one author, but the author changes. It's usually sci-fi/fantasy - Mercedes Lackey, Ann McAffery. If I need total unreality then Terry Pratchet's Discworld novels or Douglas Adams's Hitchhikers Guide five-volume trilogy.

4. Comfort television/DVD/music
Last time I was really sick I discovered all those home decorating and repair programs. Watching 2 pairs of neighbors redecorate each other's living rooms or whatever is the kind of mindlessness I need to take me away from the world. Also gives me ideas for what I want to do in my home when I feel like getting up again ;-)

5. Comfort companion(s)
In a perfect world I would have dogs and cats to pet and cuddle for comfort, but since I live in an apartment . . . The Husband and I can sit for hours in quiet companionship. Dinah the lovebird if she is behaving herself (she likes to chew on my shirt collars which can be annoying).


Sally said...

really home decorating programmes??? don't you want to say nooo, don't do that?

rev maria said...

Oh yeah - sometimes I could just scream at what the decorators come up with. :-) But I learn some very cool things, too.

Sue Densmore said...

I, too, love Anne McCaffrey. I love the Pern series. Not so much the stuff with Mercedes Lackey.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy is the best. have you run into any Katherine Kurtz' Deryni books? Fun!

Welcome to RevGals!


Cathy said...

I find those decorating shows and food channels comforting also.

I love the picture of your congregation in the former posting!

revabi said...

you have got this comfortable thing down haven't you.

rev maria said...

Keep trying Lackey, Sue. There are the Elves living in LA stories and the Herald stories and the Minstral stories and ... I was reading Kathleen Kurtz a few years ago, maybe it's time to head back to the used book store and re-discover her.

And yes, abi, I do like to curl up and get comfy, especially on Fridays! Sabbath day :-)

Sue said...

I love those decorating shows!

Anonymous said...

Decorating shows can help pass the time when you're stuck at home.