Monday, August 22, 2011

Comfort

 
 
 
Tonight I’m facing a bout of insomnia. Naturally, I decided to get out of bed and blog about it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There’s something about the approaching autumn that makes me a little melancholy, a touch
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
homesick. I miss Colorado. I miss my family. My mom, especially. I haven’t lived with my parents in
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
nearly seven years but there’s just nothing like the beginning of fall to make me feel like a little girl
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
again.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In a sudden need for comfort, I have brewed a cup of caramel cream tea from one of my favorite
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
places, The Deep Steep Tea Company in Steamboat Springs (my amazing mother-in-law was
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sweet enough to send me a few bags).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I do love the fall…the promise of cooler weather and crunchy leaves and cozy sweaters and tart
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
apples…kettle corn and school supplies…in a fit of end-of-summer cabin fever, I went into a frenzy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
and completely rearranged all the furniture in our apartment (pictures still to come, I promise). I
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
moved all of our bookcases out of the office and into the living room so that I can have them near me
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
more often. I find them comforting, familiar, and friendly…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Source: etsy.com via Kyle on Pinterest

 

What about you? What little things do you find comforting? And what are you doing to prepare for fall?

love from your friendly neighborhood sleepyhead,

elizabeth

9 comments:

Kate said...

I find you comforting. Love you and miss you lady.

Ashley @ A Recipe for Sanity said...

Fall doesn't really arrive around here until, oh, November. But I am excited about it! :) And I find family, books, and my bed comforting.

Alexandria said...

Fall is definitely some gorgeous weather. I love the cozy feeling of curling up in a big chair on crisp days with some cider. That's comforting to me :)

Janet @ Made For This said...

Coffee, knitting, books, my special chair and blanket. Autumn smells like mulled cider candles and cinnamon and apples baking together.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

that picture is lovely! i think cuddling in bed with the hubby is comforting! fall clothing is comforting too...i love sweaters!

Karm said...

Oh I am excited for Fall. Then I read about your melancholy-ness and I felt a bit sad, because my boyfriend lives 4 hours away from us. I hope you get to visit your family soon and especially during the Fall season, because I bet Colorado is beautiful then.

Mrs. T said...

I love.love.love. that drawing!!

Courtney said...

Colorado is very nice in the fall. But of course, at the end of summer I always get homesick for California :) And so it goes...

Kathi said...

I'm glad you have such memories to draw from and get nostalgic comfort from. Places to go year after year that bring you back to family and happy. New memories you and Kyle can now build on.... This post made me feel good!

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