I thought I would throw another post in the writer’s workshop ring… I love this group… even if I don’t participate every week… The prompts inspire me and I have found some of the most amazing blogs because of it! This week I am writing from the prompt

“List 5 things that bring you comfort”

For as stressed out… anxious… sleep deprived as I get… I have just as many small peace of mind moments.

Melt your face off Mondays- It is something Mr. Amazing and I started while dating… Monday night dinner dates… We eat Indian food every week… Often times (like last night) whether it is good for us or not… He orders the Chicken Tikka, I, the Paneer Tikka… we rarely vary… sometimes I add a glass of wine… we rotate which establishment we get it from… sometimes we eat out… sometimes we eat in and watch bones… (eating in is my favorite, because unlike myself, Mr. Amazing cannot look at a dead body and eat at the same time and makes all kinds of entertaining faces.) We have been doing this for close to three years … I never get tired of the food. It is magic.

Sleepy Time Tea- I know there is actually a tea named this… but that isn’t what I am referring to… I make a mean cup of tea… Small Child, Mr. Amazing and I… whomever else wants some… at least a couple times a week drink tea before bed… Rose Hip , Lemon Grass, Chamomile, Valerian Root… whatever we fancy that night… Sometimes loose… sometimes not… everyone takes theirs a different way… and we each have a favorite mug… and we drink tea. It is soothing.. and good for you.

David Lanz – It happens… I become inconsolable… I cry until my eyes are swollen shut… I let things build and build until I completely lose it over something as simple as could be…. This makes everything bearable again.. if only for a moment.

Twitter – I know that is ridiculous… but have you ever been laying in bed… your head running a marathon… unable to focus long enough to get sucked into a book… panicking about not being able to sleep… I hold my phone like a life line… and twitter myself to sleep… I follow the most awesome people… This works well for those early morning wake ups as well… They don’t even know how many nights their silly tweets have saved me from sleepless nights…

Small Child – His smile… His smell… His goofy little dance… knowing he is sleeping in his bed safe and sound with a crazy cat on his chest… the sound of him practicing his instruments… everything is better with him than without him… everything seems conquerable… achievable… ruffling up his hair that needs cutting so badly… folding his clothes with him and putting them away… cooking him a his favorite meal… watching his favorite shows. Everything about him comforts me. Of course there are many more things… my friends… candles… painting… hoodies… pajama pants … coffee!!

Have any other good ideas? let me know!

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10 Responses to “Actually, this seems to be the basic need of the human heart in nearly every great crisis – a good hot cup of coffee.” Alexander King

  1. Tolman says:

    Sippycupcorner; Dead Man’s Curve; and stealing your own microwave!

  2. Tolman says:

    And hugs! Almost forgot hugs!

  3. Ginger says:

    It really is the small and simple stuff that brings us comfort! Great list!

  4. I was doing that with Twitter last night!!!!! I was stalking some of my favorite peeps, but I couldn’t go to sleep!

    And yes with the sleepy time tea!

    Stopping by from Mama Kat’s!

  5. Bee says:

    Love Melt Your Face Off Mondays! My husband and I do the same thing on Fridays and watch a video. We usually try to order cuisine that matches the movie, but this doesn’t always happen. We did try a new Indian place last Friday: I had the house specialty (Paprika chicken) and he had the tandoori chicken. :) Got here via Mama Kat’s.

  6. Raine says:

    Those are great things! I would definitely have to say hoodies :)

    I need to come back later and watch the videa

  7. Nice list. Yeah, I can’t eat food and watch Bones or CSI either.

  8. Katie says:

    I have tea everynite before bed and actually have some Sleepytime. It’s very tasty.

  9. kelley says:

    great list especially the little one. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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