today i have for yall the second guest post in the picky days of may blogiversary bash and blogging competition, brought to you by erin.
hi there, i don't usually type in all lowercase, but this is jenn's blog, and i'm trying it her way.
i'm erin, a texas woman who has known jenn for 25+ years. we reconnected through facebook a few years ago, and i'm glad we did. for six+ years, i've lived in sydney, australia...so, i came up with the oh-so-clever name for my blog texerin-in-sydneyland - go check me out. enough about me (well, not really, because i'll be talking about myself again).
jenn is having a ten year blogiversary. that's pretty amazing stuff. when she asked for volunteers to guest post, i responded immediately because i will always do what i can to promote jenn's blog. her posts are honest and show a lot of strength and stellar writing. so, here i go, guest posting...
jenn gave me two words - cotton and china. the first thought that came into my mind was the cotton bowl. my beloved texas aggies played, and i attended many games at the cotton bowl. but i started bouncing the words back and forth. when i thought further about cotton, i got literal. cotton is a crop with soft, natural, fluff balls. cotton as a fabric is thought to be comfortable. well, not "thought to be", it is comfortable. i started thinking about comfort.........
sometimes being too comfortable is looked upon in a negative light - if you stay in a relationship because it's comfortable but it's not exactly fulfilling your emotional needs, or you stay in a job because you're too comfortable but it's not exactly challenging or fulfilling your passions.
but, i like comfort. i like to be comfortable. i like soft cotton t-shirts, especially my old concert tees that have been washed 1000 times and are authentic (not purchased at target with old concert logos, although i own some of those too.)
|Like this Bon Jovi shirt when Germany was still listed as "W. Germany", and they didn't go to "E. Germany" for rock concerts.|
- hot tea
- fuzzy blankets
- a good book
- a hot bath
- mashed potatoes (i have a lot of comfort foods, but this is #1)
- as mentioned before, overwashed cotton t-shirts
- kitty cuddles
- a big hug from my dad
- being held by my guy
- a kiss on the cheek from my mom
- love actually
- spiced candles
- amaretto (neat)
- slow songs by willie nelson (i have a lot of comfort songs, but these always seem to work)
- talking to a friend who sometimes knows me better than i know myself
- knowing that my nieces and nephew are happy and healthy
- feather pillows
- cotton sheets
- my bare feet in cool grass
- the sound of waves rolling in on a beach
- the smell of chocolate chip cookies baking
What are some things that bring you comfort?