Thursday, October 19, 2006

Instant Cozy

Say you come home in the rain and it's a little cold and the house feels a little unloved. What to do?

•Do a load of wash and then throw it in the dryer for a little heat, a little background noise, and of course, clean clothes.

•Fix something hot to drink--tea, cocoa, or water with lemon in a china cup.

•Music never hurts, but nothing too rowdy or too gloomy.

•Light some candles, preferably hazelnut.

•For showstopping instant cozy, light a fire in the stove or fireplace. Nothing is better. Of course you have thought ahead and have some dry logs in the mudroom (or at the very least a tarp over the woodpile). And naturally a big box of little starter logs. I am a late convert to these, after a childhood of starting fires from tinder and kindling. You know, I *can* do it that way, but that doesn't mean that I *want* to be shaving cedar chips off of anything when what I want is to be snuggled up by the fire in a rocking chair, playing Monopoly with the children. I call the thimble.


Janel said...

Wonderful ideas! :)

Mrs. Wilt said...

Sounds heavenly, Anna!

Can't wait for chilly days here so I can take advantage of little "cozies". :o)

Mrs. Bonnie said...

Sigh. That sounds wonderful. When can I come over? ;0}

G.L.H. said...

Ooh, Monopoly wouldn't work for you and me...I always want the thimble, too!

Thanks for the great ideas!

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