Friday, March 2, 2012

Find Comfort In



How do you find comfort??


For me it may be in the snuggles of one of my furry friends, having my hands in fiber and all the possibilities they hold, in cleaning my surroundings in a outburst of what some could call OCD behavior and yes in baking something.


Thursday was what I call a funk day and one I wished to be rid of. I started by feeding and snuggling the animals but still I felt unease. I came in the house and scrubbed and waxed the wooden floor, bleached the bathrooms, vacuumed until the vacuum cleaner would not work and still no relief. So into the kitchen to bake. I started off by loading the bread machine with sweet coconut milk bread, then made Irish oat cakes and finished it up with sour cream cookies. As the house was now a weird mixture of bleach, wax and baked goodies I looked up to see the clock was telling me it was time to stop.


For dinner it was a hot bowl of soup with a slice of still warm bread. I followed that up with a large cup of hot tea and two cookies. As I sat in bed sipping on the last of the tea before what I hoped would be a restful sleep I wished that I was not such a creature of habit. I wished I could release things quicker and find peace without doing all this external patterns.. I long for a day when I can go to my mediation and find my still center and not have to use a scrub brush and elbow grease. However, I find comfort for now in those patterns of behavior and strive for better thoughts on a funk day.


How do you comfort ??

8 comments:

Sheri said...

Like you I bake. But I sink into music or an "old friend novel" which helps me to turn my repetitive thoughts off. My answer to brain flack is to sing - you can't think scary thoughts and sing at the same time...Make a joyful noise and shoo all those shadows away!

caprejan said...

You are not alone in these feelings, especially this time of the year. Carry on baking, eat an extra biscuit, (not too much cleaning though) and spoil yourself as much as you can.Meditate in a bubble bath with a glass of wine and chocs. There is a lot of love around, even from those that you have never seen, sending you back love, energy and peace.

Tribal Horse Designs said...

I find comfort by making jewelry ..i get lost in the patterns :)

larkspur funny farm said...

Sheri I will play your CD's you sent me - very loud and dance around as only this Funny Farm Gal can do... Oh and you should smell the newest loaf baking - French Toast Saturday...

larkspur funny farm said...

Caprejan - I thank you for your kind words and energy... I think I am just going to have to carve out some spinning time because that always gives me my center back - now if I could just get some folks to purchase some goodies I would stay out of worry mode... But I give thanks for my incredible on line friends - you do bring me joy.

larkspur funny farm said...

Can not wait to see your newest rounds of jewelry - are you getting excited for your show??? I loved your apron with the horses on it that you painted. Hugs and hope your foot is doing better.

Candy C. said...

Baking is my meditation. I like what Sheri said about singing too! :)

larkspur funny farm said...

Candy I know you are the queen of baking - what are you singing today??