Writer’s Workshop for 12.19.20

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:

  1. 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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  2. Hot baths. With lots of bubbles, or not, but definitely with relaxing, smell-good EO blends.

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  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. Fresh, comfy bed linens. These really need no explanation.
  6. Binge-watching tv series. Right now, it’s S.W.A.T., The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Project Runway on Bravo, and Modern Family.

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  7. 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?

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  1. Kat says:

    Oh you added some good ones that I want to steal. I love a nice drive and some cozy bed linens! I’ve never had crab rangoon before though. I feel like I’ve been missing out!

    • Kim says:

      Regarding the crab rangoon – you are definitely missing out! At least, in my opinion. I haven’t heard any other people talk about it, so I don’t know if it mainly only appeals to me or what. But they are little delicious, deep-fried, cream cheese and crab meat puffs of heaven.

  2. John Holton says:

    I think my aversion to mashed potatoes comes from having peeled about a ton of them when I was growing up.

    We’ve been to Lynchburg to see Mr. Jack’s distillery. Quite a place!

    Which “SWAT” are you binging on, the one from the ’70’s or the current one?

    • Kim says:

      I hear you! Peeling potatoes is no fun whatsoever. I am watching the current SWAT because I’m a huge fan of several of the actors in the show. I think I’d like the old one, and the old Hawaii Five-0, if I could find where to stream them. If it’s not on any of the streaming services I currently use, I am loathe to pay for the series itself.