I've spent this snowy day relaxing in my pj's and reading Simple Abundance. I decided to share one of the authors ideas with my husband. I explained to him that I was enjoying the book but how sometimes she takes things a little too far. For example, I won't be placing a votive filled tray in front of a mirror, striking a match, and therefore ceremoniously creating my own northern lights.
What I did like was her idea of creating a "comfort drawer". A drawer full of small indulgences that you can turn to when you're feeling a little blue. I thought it was a great idea. Why not? Maybe I could put in some cozy pj's, my favorite pair of warm fuzzy socks, some cookbooks.
I enjoy making lists so I thought this would be a fun exercise for me.
I continued telling him about the comfort drawer and began reading the list of items to him that the author suggests be placed in the drawer; chocolate truffles, miniature fruit cordials, miniature after-dinner drinks, old love letters...
Stephen - "Wait...Nips?...Is she talking about nips?...Does she want you to put nips in your drawer?"
I sensed at this moment, because he was laughing so hard, that he did not share my enthusiasm towards the comfort drawer.
I said, yes, she's talking about nips.
Stephen - more laughter but now I see that tears are streaming down from his eyes and now I'm starting to laugh too.
Stephen - "Is this a real book you're reading or a jokie book?"
Me - It's a real book
Stephen - "Really? Because it seems like a jokie book, you know something Chelsea Handler would make fun of?...You're not going to start a comfort drawer are you?... Are you really going to start a comfort drawer?...You're not going to fill a drawer with kookie chocolates and nips, are you?...Did your mother give you this book?"
Now I'm laughing so hard that tears are streaming down from my eyes too.
I don't care what he says though, if I want a kookie comfort drawer, I'll make myself a kookie comfort drawer.
If you created your own comfort drawer, which items would you put in?