This week has been absolutely exhausting, so for me, it’s all about coming home at the end of the day (or night) and jumping into jammies and doing as much or as little as I can, and indulging in some self-care. The theme I chose for this week’s Mama Kat’s Pretty Much World Famous Writer’s Workshop is “List 7 things that bring you comfort.”
Here we go:
- Mashed potatoes. They’re my second favorite – more like co-favorite – food along with Crab Rangoon. I could eat an entire bowl of these at one time. I’m talking about a serving bowl, not an individual bowl, though I could do the individual bowls too, obviously.
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- Hot baths. With lots of bubbles, or not, but definitely with relaxing, smell-good EO blends.
- Reading. I love to read, but the holidays have slowed my reading down quite a bit. I’m currently reading A Christmas Caroline by Christa Paige and Vivien Jackson, and am about to start Karina Halle’s The Forbidden Man.
- Going for a drive. Ever since I could drive, I’ve loved just getting out on the road with no particular destination in mind, blasting my favorite music, and letting the twists and turns and sounds do their thing. These days, I’ve added podcasts to the mix. But whenever possible? I’m taking the backroads. Here lately I’ve started taking an hour drive over the ridge from Fayetteville to Shelbyville Tennessee and back. I’ve expanded my thrifting out that way, but also? Curvy mountain roads. Most recently, I drove from Fayetteville to Shelbyville, then from Shelbyville through Lynchburg back home. Same amount of time; different route. How neat is it that I can take a daycation to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery?
- Fresh, comfy bed linens. These really need no explanation.
- Binge-watching tv series. Right now, it’s S.W.A.T., The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Project Runway on Bravo, and Modern Family.
- Snuggling with my furry babies. The best therapy and anti-depressants ever! Except for when they fight, but I think I’ve got a system set up where everyone gets equal snuggle time and equal alone time. I hope it continues to work out!
What brings YOU comfort?