Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday

What is your winter wish?

I lay in bed and for the first time in a year, pull the flannel sheets up around my face and clutch the soft, suediness of them in my hand. I feel the cool 63 degree air meet my face and I sigh. Dogs and a sleeping husband fill out the bed. I am at peace. Life is good.

I hate being hot. HATE it. So this time of year is a blessing to me. For lots of reasons...not the least of it is being able to rest through the night comfortably. Especially this year, I am grateful as my hot flashes seem to be decreasing...and I don't want to jinx myself, but perhaps my days as The Human Torch are lessening.

Still, dogs find themselves plastered to me most days for warmth, and I am the one who spoons Michael instead of the other way around. Here's love for you...he HATES being cold. So, the mere notion that he will agree to keeping the temps that low at night shows in another way how much he loves me. That, and the savings to the gas bill, but let's just go with him loving me.

My wish for this winter is to actively find the small joys and comforts this stark season has hidden out in the open. To realize that each season has its own particular high lights and joys, but in Winter, what with all the holidays that get crammed into its start, it's so easy to overlook what nature and life offer for our consideration.

I love the contrasts of black, white, and gray that is often a part of life in Winter. I love that you can see without being distracted, the skeletal structure and stark beauty of trees without the cover of their leaves.

That the earth seems to sleep. Life slows. Mother rests. So should we.

My wish for this Winter is to find the joy and beauty in each day as it comes.

Namaste' Till Next Time,
Holly aka She Who Loves The Cold


WrightStuff said...

That's a beautiful post Holly, a real pleasure to read. It's often hard to find beauty in a dreary damp winter's day (much like the one we're having today). It's nearly dark and it's only 4pm, rain is pattering outside, but your post made me feel all lovely and warm! Ah! May your winter wishes all come true!

Bohemian Single Mom said...

I laughed out loud reading this...I too hope, your days as the "human torch" are lessening.

Your writing makes me feel all cozy and ready to snuggle up for winter.
Cheers to warm dogs and winter wishes!
As Holly wishes for herself, I wish for her also!
Gorgeous pic!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"The Human Torch," LOL! Been there, done that too!

Lawendula said...

Here's to joy and beauty! As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also!

Toni said...

Holly-kins -- if you want a LOVELY book to persue while spooning, dog-nestling and otherwise enjoying your time in the bed, try this:

the first chapter is on 'January' and it's blowing me away and making me SO SO SO miss winter weather (more so than usual).

Lis said...

Oh, thank you thank you for this inspiring piece! I often think of Autumn here in the midwest as a time of bare simplicity that forces the eye to recognize variety and abundance. So too for winter!

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

and can i wish this for myself? ♥

Sarah said...

As Holly wishes for herself, I so deeply wish for her!
Oh Holly what a wonderful post...LOL Human Torch..giggle! I love the blues of Winter when there is snow..just love it! May your Winter be filled with everyday joy and wonder. Love you hon, Sarah

Betsy Brown said...

As "she who loves cold" wishes for herself, so does "she who doesn't love being cold" wishes for her as well.

Joining you in loving appreciation of the simple joys of the winter season.

Jane said...

We just got a new mattress delivered this morning. I made the new bed up with cozy flannel sheets :))

As you wish for yourself, I lovingly wish for you too, Holly!

Girlie-Queue said...

Love this :) and totally relate!
As Holly wishes for herself, so too I wish for Holly and all of her wintery wishes.(((♥)))

Christa said...

Well said Holly! As Holly wishes for herself, I also wish for her in abundance and more!

Lissa said...

63 degrees would be a dream for me:) I know about "Hot" hubbies-he needs a blanket,I require a sheet &to be left alone:)

As Holly wishes for herself, I wish for her also!

Joanna Jenkins said...

WIshing you all of that and then some Holly!

"Winter gardens" are a favorite of mine-- The dark, bare branches against the pure white snow. Maybe it's because I don't get to see it very often in CA, but it's so lovely in it's contracts and so pure and clean looking. And to see it, actually cooooools me off so I can totally relate to your "human touch" feeling.

Beautiful wish beautifully written-- as always.

Love you! xo

Wild Roaming One (WRO) said...

As you wish for yourself Holly, so I wish for you also!

Ahhhh...your post makes me feel the warmth of Winter. We seem to have a running theme among us wishes...we just want to enjoy the opportunity to tune into the joy of the season.


Suzie Ridler said...

As Holly wishes for herself, I wish for her!

Here is to seeing without distractions, I like that.

cinner said...

Hi Holly, oh I like my flannel sheets in the winter! I hope you find the joy in every day. take care.

Sheila said...

As Holly wishes for her self, so I wish for her as well.

I am also with ya - nothing is as uncomfortable as too warm. I can always get warmer when cold, but it's doggone hard to cool off.

Sunfire said...

As Holly wishes, so I send the intentions to the Universe!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

alisha said...


As Holly wishes for yourself, so I wish for you also.

Karen D said...

Good to see you here today Holly! I hope your days as the "human torch" are coming to an end. Your wish is very much in tune with how I am feeling at this time of the year and it strikes a chord in me. As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also! MAy it be so!

Sulwyn said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

I can relate with liking winter because it is cooler, I often tease my mom (who is always cold, even in high summer) that I can only take off so many clothes to cool off, but I can always add another layer to keep warm!

Steffi said...

Lovely wish and I love the pic!

As Holly wishes for herself, I lovingly wish for her also. ♥

Beverley Baird said...

Beautiful photo (would be great for Shadow Shot Sunday!!)

May all your wishes be fulfilled!

So lovely to layin warmth and be surrounded by love!
As Holly wishes for herself, I wish for her also!

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