comfortably numb

November 9, 2012

 as the days get darker, and the weather turns colder, and sadly people seem to be getting a bit frostier; at the end of the day all we really want is a little bit of comfort: that softness, our tonic of florence nightingale, to soothe our daily forehead furrows, tight shoulders, and bumper to bumper traffic on the way home from work.  

for me it’s the tiny snippets of sanction throughout the week that pop my corn light and airy. i don’t need a day at the spa {although, if you threw a gift card at me, it’s not like i’d turn it down :-)} in order to de-stress and re-frame perspective {i’d like to publicly thank my psychiatrist for this–have i mentioned she’s on speed dial?}

the bear hug of a cozy sweater may not take the place of an afternoon by the fire, but i love the feeling of wrapping and re-wrapping an over-sized big blanket’y piece all around me as i traipse through a chilly day.

butter and eggs thee i adore. there’s something about pancakes, even just looking at a photo of them, that brings a smile to my face and soothing serotonin to my brain.


 and of course then there’s human connection. lately the lone wolf in me is becoming less and less afraid of her fellow pack. every day i am comforted by the kinship with my flock; inspired with our commonalities, energized at the beauty of our differences. 

what gives you comfort m’loves?

wishing you a weekend filled with peace and comfort.

see you on the other side of sunday.



  • Well, I am right there on the vegan failure. Each week I resolve that I will be pure, and each week there is some element of cheese going on. I honestly think that without cheese I might make it….and please don't ask me to eat soy cheese. 🙂 Nice shots of the dogs below!

    • goodniteirene

      i'm actually afraid this vegan thing might be working against me!?!?
      my hair is so gross. my hair is the one thing in my entire life i've never really had to give much thought to, but the last couple months it's completely changed into this unrecognizable dry, dehydrated frizzy mess.
      even my mom and rob have noticed. AAAAAAHH!H!
      i think i might have something to do with the vegan thing. i've tried every product out there, and my hairdresser {who also noticed} said it's something internal
      blood tests in two weeks…you can be sure i'll be reporting..
      love to you.

  • I depend on fleece blankets. Honestly, sometimes I feel like there's no winter blues some good hot coffee (or chocolate) and quality time wrapped up in fleece can't conquer.

    • goodniteirene

      ooh. i've been on a hot chocolate crusade all weekend. i haven't given into the craving…..looking for a delicious vegan alternative. but i think that's an oxymoron.

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