Friday, January 16, 2009

comfort week: January 19-23




Comfort: a state of ease and satisfaction of bodily wants, with freedom from pain and anxiety.

When I think of comfort, I think of all of the standards: curling up with a book and a cup of tea by a crackling fire, sliding into clean sheets right after a hot bath, buttery chicken pot pie, and toasty scarves and mittens.

I took it into my head today while driving that I want to host a 'comfort week' here in the blogosphere next week, January 19-23. I've never hosted any kind of a 'week' before, and haven't even read the particular's of anyone else's, but being an enterprising soul, I'm going to dive right in. I chose the 'comfort' theme because it's January, it's cold, and we might as well embrace it.

What's a 'week', you ask? Well, this is how I'm doing it: leave a comment on this post to indicate that you'll be participating, by doing postings on your blog next week which go along with the particular theme of the day (listed below). Posts do not have to include pictures, although I do love a pretty picture. I'll compile a list of participants, and do a post on Sunday night including everyone's names and links, so you can click through to see the contributions. It's a nice way to invite you all to participate in my blog - I'll have to work on teleporting next, so we can all get together for tea.

Here are the themes for each day:

Monday: food: your favourite comfort food (with recipes, if possible!)
Tuesday: home: the most comfortable (or comforting) thing in your home
Wednesday: place : the place most comfortable to you
Thursday: habit: a behaviour or routine that brings you comfort
Friday: image: a picture that represents total comfort to you; either an image of your own or a link to one you love

And that's it! I would love to see everyone's personalities in the things that mean comfort to you, so be creative! (Didn't it always drive you crazy when teachers said that?)

Invite all of your blogging friends to join in, especially because there will be a prize! At the end of the week, I'll draw a name of one of the participants who posted every day, and the winner will receive three bars of Birch Bark Soap.

So get your thinking caps on, and leave a comment if you'll be joining in.

18 comments:

Vickie LeBlanc said...

I would love to get in on the action. See ya Monday with a picture and recipe.

Annie said...

That's a great idea. Too bad I'm Blogless Annie!

Amber said...

Great idea! What a fantastic way to break up these winter grumps I've been having. In other words, I'm in. :) I'm already stumped about Thursday, but at least I have a few days to think.

The Logans said...

Count me in! (though I don't have a single idea yet...)

mothergoose said...

I think I would like to get in on this too. See what ideas i can come up with over the weekend.

Alli said...

I am definitely in!!! It forces you to think about the things that really relax you and make you feel warm and fuzzy inside! Not to mention it will make me do them! : ) That's the best part! Thanks for this great idea during this cold part of the year!

ingrid said...

I'll bite. Count me in!

sunmamma said...

I'm in :) I love a theme week!!!

Barb said...

Sounds like fun. Count me in.

Austen said...

Great idea! I was looking for a good excuse to make rice pudding...count me in!

Teresa R said...

I think I can do it; the hardest part will be finding the right photos. :)

Thanks for a fun contest/theme idea, Sherrie!

Mitten Monster said...

I'll join in! Been reading for a while but I haven't had a blog up and going till recently!

Fun theme week!

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Heidi said...

Count me in!!

Alison said...

Very clever idea Sherrie- I'm with Annie though...blogless :(

AC

Sarah said...

I'm in too! Friday will be a hard one to nail down. I'll need to really narrow down some options!

nahiacreations said...

I'm in. So very clever!

Andrea said...

Okay, so I wasn't sure if I was going to participate (busy week and all), but I'm doing alright so far and would love to be added to the list. We'll see if I can make it through to the end of the week with a post everyday!

Louisette said...

Darn! I wish I would have known about this! Sounds like it would have been great!
You should do it again sometime and now I've learned my lesson about not reading your blog more often! :(