Monday, January 21, 2013
Warm Comfort on Foggy Winter Afternoon
The fog started to roll in this afternoon making an already chilly day feel even colder. A friend reported that it was 10F this morning at her place here in town. Upon checking the temperature just a bit ago I saw it was 14F and dropping. We are already down past our predicted low of 18F for tonight.
I made myself some "comfort food" from my childhood growing up in Hawaii. A steaming hot bowl of ramen with cabbage, carrots and crab not only filled my tummy but also warmed me up from the inside out.
I then fixed myself a nice hot cup of chamomile tea. It is the perfect way to help me unwind and start to relax at the end of a busy and productive day. I really enjoy this quiet time to reflect upon things.
My "shadow" Molly, who did not want her picture taken, was also seeking some warmth and comfort. She spends a good part of her days and nights either on my lap enjoying the soft fleece blanket or cuddled up right beside me. She is a wonderful and very effective "heater". It is days like this that make me happy to know that Spring will arrive in a few more months and I will enjoy seeing the new growth of flowers and the budding of the trees once again.