Monday, November 15, 2010

The Cozy

We have all been given talents, gifts, special skills.  Some people are born knowing what they are good at and they spend their whole lives developing it.  Some people, like me, spend their whole lives wondering what they are good at and so try their hand at a little bit of everything.

I like to be cozy. I like soft and snuggly.  I like warm fuzzy, furry, friendly, fireside cozy.

It takes me forever to get situated just right though.  Here is a typical sampling of what is in my head as I search for just the right spot in my cozy. "Oh, this is going to be good. That's my favorite spot on the couch. Ok, we're down.  Alright now legs up and arms in, blanket on, oh yeah this is going to be a good one.  Ah, there's an itch. Just there on my left arm.  Do I have to get it? Ok, ok that's better.  Eh, oh dear. Now my pants are rumpled. We're going to have to straighten that out.  Ok ok, pants are fixed.  Uh, there's hair in my face.  One of these limbs is going to have to move that. Ok, right arm volunteered..." And on it goes and it takes me half a lifetime to actually get comfortable in my cozy.

Some people though I truly believe have the gift. The gift to find their cozy anytime, anywhere - wherever, whenever. Apparently Hallie is one of those people, as she spent most of Sunday afternoon just like this:

I am so jealous.


  1. I hope that old couch is still always was good for a Saturday/Sunday nap! Who are we kidding - we could nap any day! Oh, how I miss those college days!

  2. Aunt Mimi is jealous, too! Of her ability to find the cozy and of her cute striped pants!! :) tee hee And I definitely remember how long it took you to "settle in" to a spot. I think I inherited some of it from you, if that's possible.

  3. I particularly like that she only needed one sock to obtain her coziness. I'd think those toes were cold, but she looks perfectly content with one set of warm toes and one set of nakey ones. What a cutie!

  4. I realized you had this gift when you fell asleep on a rock halfway under a bush next to Echo Lake in Maine, and looked ridiculously cozy. Nice job, ames. Nice. I'm glad you've passed it on.

  5. What I remember about your great talent at being cozy was your ability to pass that feeling onto those near you. You could snuggle up next to someone and suddenly there were two with that feeling pretty cozy thing.

    Just thinking about it is making me think of pillows and soft cushions.

  6. i just got really sleepy re-reading...or really reading for the first time this post. greatness.

    Nicole. Amy was so funny sleeping under that bush in maine while we swam echo lake.

  7. Man, I wish I could fit in a laundry basket. She makes it look so comfortable.