I hate missing the Friday Five, so I’m playing anyway on early Sunday morning before I go to bed. Funny my body wants to stay up late on Saturday nights even when I don’t have to write a sermon.
Friday Five: Creature Comforts
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
Mt Dew! nectar of life from my youth. more often consumed in diet version now (sad reality). And on the rare occassions that I want something warm, coffee that is ivory in color and as sweet as ice cream. I learned how to make that kind of coffee from my grandpa when I was about 10.
2. Comfort chair
The Green rocking chair. Fits my body perfectly. Many nights have been spent sleeping in that chair for various reasons. Great momma moments have been created in that chair.
3. Comfort read
Anne McCaffrey, Patricia Cornwall, John Grisham, Brad Meltzer, JK Rowling, Lemony Snicket, Sisterhood of the traveling pants, or anything else that I can pick up. Reading is my preferred comfort.
4. Comfort television/DVD/music
TV: Battlestar Galactica, Monk, Psyche, West Wing, Will and Grace, NFL, Numb3rs, CSI, Law & Order, The Amazing Race, Project Runway, Lost, Dallas SWAT, Book TV
DVD: Secondhand Lions, Keeping the Faith, Holiday Inn, Bells of St Mary’s, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sword in the Stone, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Ever After
Music: (this one depends a lot on why comfort is sought)
Eagles (especially Eagles LIVE), Def Leppard, Mendelssohn 8th Symphony & Incidental music from Midsummer nights dream, Chuck Mangione especially Tarentella, Vince Guaraldi Peanuts music and Jazz mass for Grace Cathedral, James Galway, Wynton Marsalis, John Mayer
video game: Star Wars Pod racers (I am a very creative pod crasher), Harry Potter, Monkey Ball, Tetris, Bust a Move
5. Comfort companion(s)
This too depends on why comfort is sought. I have three friends around whom I rarely have self-conscious thoughts or self-limiting conversations. There are several others that I just like to be around but most of them are connected to some church thing. And my sister is really cool.