Uplifting comforts

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Uplifting comforts

Post: # 137456Post LBR
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:40 am

I enjoyed the posts in the thread about flower remedies and thought it'd be nice to have a general category for things we do to make our days nicer.

Visiting ish

Drinking tea

Going to sleep early

Taking walks, short and not so short

Writing real letters

Reading real letters

Fiddling with my fountain pens

Cutting my mother's hair

are a few of mine.

Yours? :flower: :sunny:

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Post: # 137505Post Odsox
Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:21 pm

Waking up in the morning not knowing what I'm going to be doing all day ..... cos I haven't decided yet. :cheers:
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Post: # 137522Post StripyPixieSocks
Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:16 pm

Lots of silly things make my days happier...

Waking up next to my OH
Opening the bird cage to be greeted with 'tuppa tea?' from Beanie (always makes me giggle to myself)
Looking through my craft stuff and spotting something I had forgotten about
Make things
Cook
Read a book
Watch an old movie (I love my B&W movies)
Get cuddles when I feel low
Chat to my internet friends
Visit Ish
Visit my craft forums

... hundreds of things really, sometimes just seeing the bright, cheery, shiny colours of all my beads makes the day better!

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Post: # 137565Post Ellendra
Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:46 pm

Baking brownies.

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Re: Uplifting comforts

Post: # 137567Post invisiblepiper
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:11 pm

a hot bath - we usually take showers
falling asleep in the sun in our garden - not a frequent opportunity up here.
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference.
(Robert Frost)

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Re: Uplifting comforts

Post: # 137873Post bryony
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:35 pm

knitting- even though i haven't yet completed one item, it's still very satisfying!

having a little sing to myself (or better, at my unsuspecting housemates :lol: )

planting cherry tomatoes which have gone off (works very well)

reading the above ideas!

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Post: # 137910Post the.fee.fairy
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:12 am

Having a cup of tea
Getting home from work and logging on to Ish
Waking up next to someone gorgeous (doesn't happen often enough for my liking!)
Cuddling the dog!

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Post: # 137954Post LBR
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:55 pm

Watching the sunrise
Watching the sunset
Looking at the photos of my grandmothers, and great-grandmothers

Hearing my parents' voices on the phone
Hearing my father laugh
Having my mother pat my hand, or brush a wisp of hair off my face


Getting the bed all warm before I get into it (I have an electric mattress pad)

Mixing new fountain pen ink colors

Putting a letter to someone into the post box to send out
Taking a letter from someone out of my own post box

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Post: # 138002Post eccentric_emma
Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:00 pm

Cuddling the cat
A long hot shower
A big pile of unread books! (i get very excited about this one)
A foot/back/shoulder/anywhere massage
Coming home and finding the washing up has been done
Afternoon naps
Off grid retreats, rustic cottages, yoga holidays and more in the midst of nature in Central Portugal

http://www.pureportugalholidays.com

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Post: # 138060Post the.fee.fairy
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:57 am

eccentric_emma wrote:Cuddling the cat
A big pile of unread books! (i get very excited about this one)
Oooh me too! When i met the new someone gorgeous (see the 'Fee;s got a date and is nervous as hell thread), the thing i was most worried about was that he wouldn't have books! Luckily, he does have bookshelves...with books.

I get very nervous if a house doesn't have books...

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Post: # 138067Post LBR
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:13 am

the.fee.fairy wrote:
eccentric_emma wrote:Cuddling the cat
A big pile of unread books! (i get very excited about this one)
Oooh me too! When i met the new someone gorgeous (see the 'Fee;s got a date and is nervous as hell thread), the thing i was most worried about was that he wouldn't have books! Luckily, he does have bookshelves...with books.

I get very nervous if a house doesn't have books...
Fee, hope your date goes well.

I agree with you that there is something very odd about a household without books. It's as if the people never think.

Uplifting comfort list cont'd:

Aiming the heater with the fan so that the warm air surrounds my feet!

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Re: Uplifting comforts

Post: # 138078Post invisiblepiper
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:59 am

LBR wrote:I agree with you that there is something very odd about a household without books. It's as if the people never think.
How good to see that someone elso thinks that - I thought I was being a bit strange! My daughter came home from a boyfriend's house astonished that there were NO BOOKS - not even a dictionary, ( Ina a house with three school students)/
There was a telly which covered an entire wall apparently.......................
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference.
(Robert Frost)

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Post: # 138093Post Odsox
Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:09 am

the.fee.fairy wrote:I get very nervous if a house doesn't have books...
You would be comfortable in our house then Fee, we have more books than spaces to put them :study:

Laying in a warm bed hearing the rain lashing against the window.
Laying in a warm bed listening to the sea roaring in heavy weather.
Being woken up by my dog licking my eyes open.
Oversleeping and not having to worry that I'm late for work

Enough of the bed orientated thoughts Odsox :lol:

Eating a meal where everything has been produced by myself (usually only happens now when we have Spanish omelette or similar)
Seeing a full moon rise over the sea on a calm night.
Living next door to the grandchildren ... you can watch them grow up AND you can send them home when you want some peace and quiet.
Tony

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Re: Uplifting comforts

Post: # 138111Post Berti
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:18 am

lie on the sofa, with one of those nice old movies on tv (we do have one of those channels) and a huge pot of tea with cookies
playing my music instruments
baking my own bread (by hand)
taking the time, candles on, and read on the sofa (and sometimes fall asleep :) )
sit at the river when weather allows and listen to all the sounds around me
taking long walks in nice nature
being on ish
knitting
quilting

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Re: Uplifting comforts

Post: # 138127Post LBR
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:29 pm

Reading posts such as the ones above! :hugish:

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