Sunday, August 24, 2008

warming things up

Today I woke up with the feeling that fall is in the air. That always makes me nervous because I don't care for winter at all. Okay when the sky is blue, sun shining, and there is a fresh powder on the ground then it doesn't seem that bad. Living where I do I don't get a lot of that in the winter time. This place is known as the sticks because that's what it looks like. The sun is almost always hidden behind a thick blanket of gray and the millions of bare trees look like sticks. So I thought to myself, "self, what can I do to pass the winter with the feeling of coziness instead of dread?"

For a while now I have not been reading as much as I would like and I am just now starting to pick up writing again. When I am home and I need to relax I spend my time in our bedroom. With adjustable beds it is like sitting on a chaise instead of being in bed. This is where we watch movies, read and relax because it is the most comfortable place for me. Yet our room always seems cold to me. That might have something to do with the light aqua walls and the two water paintings hanging of the walls. Now I don't want to remove those paintings because they exude a great sense of peacefulness and they were painted for me, one from my mother and the other from my dear friend Valerie. I love those paintings so they stay.

I visualize myself reading more this winter and I would like to do that in front of a fireplace while listening to Mozart, which I find particularly helpful when reading. So I decided that I am somehow going to make a movie I can pop into my DVD player. The movie is going to be my fireplace and in the background I plan to have the crackling sound of a fireplace coupled with Mozart. I am going to put it on a continuous loop so that I can enjoy it for hours. This will be a lot less expensive than remodeling besides we don't have the space to add a fireplace. In addition, my hot blooded husband couldn't handle the extra heat. Did I really just write that?

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