Today’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cozy.’” Use it any way you like. Have fun! (And Merry Christmas if I don’t come back before then!) Linda was worried about losing power due to a big storm up there in the great white north as I think Canada might be known (as dubbed by a comedy team in the 80s). I have to interfect that even if we lose electricity, we still have power of some kind or other, like the power of prayer, song, laughter, lighting candles (but not near smoke alarms…) I hope Linda keeps her electricity and everyone else does too.
Lighting candles has always been cozy for me. My fireplace doesn’t work as it would need a lot of repairs to be safe, but I light candles in there to give the illusion of a fire. There will be candles tonight and Christmas night, especially since the lows will be in the teens and twenties which is unusual for the Carolina Coast. Where my son lives in the mountains, the low was -6 F last night. That’s minus 6 degrees Fahrenheit. Burr. Maybe I don’t want to live there year round.
I hope everyone who has animals keeps them warm and safe inside. Up North, it might be a three dog night, meaning that’s how many dogs to sleep with. But all dogs should be inside the house. Period.
Back to cozy. I’ve been listening to cozy music on Youtube. Sometimes it makes me sleepy. I’ll share some in a bit. Or why not now? You can always come back to it when you want to relax. I especially like the picture that goes with this one.
At the sanctuary where I volunteer on Thursdays, the sheep and goats were in the barn because of the heavy rain. I’m sure they’ll all be in there tonight. The pigs, too, and some of the chickens. Other chickens will be in their coops. I still wonder how birds survive the cold. Must be some miraculous design. And they can fly! Pretty amazing when you stop to think about it.
Here are pictures of Bennie, one of the sheep, staying cozy in the barn and studying his image, along with a rooster, Marley in the mirror before I donated it to the sanctuary, and Mama Cat being cozy on the couch.
Speaking of CATS, I saw some hilarious/cute photos of cats getting cozy in nativity scenes. Here’s a link from Bored Panda.
David said tonight after church he wants to take Marley for a walk around the neighborhood. He took Doodle for a walk on Christmas Eve years ago and it was wonderful, so he wants to revive that tradition with Marley. It will be cold, but David’s from Connecticut and Marley is half husky, so they’ll be fine. I’ll probably be watching a Christmas movie.
Watching old Christmas movies and singing Christmas songs makes me feel cozy. It’s a bit weird how often I can watch the same movies over and over, like Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life, and more recently, Last Christmas which I just discovered this year. Last Christmas was inspired by the music of George Michael and Wham who I have paid little attention to until this movie enchanted me. I also like the starring actress Emilia Clarke who was in Solo, a Star Wars Story. It’s comforting to watch familiar movies again and again. They become like background music (like Star Trek) as I blog and do other stuff on the computer.
One of my favorite old Christmas songs was redone by James Taylor. I like how he’s changed the words just a tiny bit.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
May your heart be light
In a year our troubles will be out of sight…
Merry Christmas ~ Happy Holidays!
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December 24, 2022 at 10:06 am
Aww JoAnna… what a beautiful post… Yes I too was thinking about all the animals in that mega Storm across the USA..
Keep warm and safe… I know your animals will be super cared for..
Have a wonderful Christmas JoAnna… thank you for your friendship and uplifting posts..
Happy Christmas and a Bright Happy New Year… ❤ 🎄✨🎄
December 24, 2022 at 10:44 pm
Thank you, Sue. I’m very glad you enjoyed the post! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, too and best wishes in the year ahead!
December 24, 2022 at 10:06 am
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
December 24, 2022 at 10:51 pm
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Linda!
December 24, 2022 at 11:25 am
Merry Christmas! As Sue said, we know your animals will be well cared for! Have a wonderfully cozy night! 🎄♥️🎄
December 24, 2022 at 10:58 pm
Thanks, Ka. I’m cozy with Mama Cat on my lap right now. She lays on my arms in between my chest and my laptop. Stay cozy!
December 24, 2022 at 11:52 am
Lovely post, JiAnna. The photos are great. Wishing you and your family a Merry love-filled Christmas.
December 24, 2022 at 11:11 pm
Thanks so much, Maggie. I wish you and your family a Merry love-filled Christmas, too. Best wishes in the year ahead. 🙂
December 27, 2022 at 8:21 am
December 24, 2022 at 12:02 pm
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! 🙂
December 25, 2022 at 8:23 pm
Thank you! It’s been a good one. I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas and a great year ahead!
December 26, 2022 at 10:10 am
Thanks! Wishing you the same. 🙂
December 24, 2022 at 12:56 pm
Merry Christmas to you and yours, JoAnna!
December 24, 2022 at 1:02 pm
Beautiful, JoAnna 🙂 Pacific Kost 103.5 radio keeps me cozy with their all-day-long Christmas music. I, too, enjoy watching Christmas movies. I enjoyed watching Last Christmas. It would be fun to watch it again. Happy Holidays!!!
December 25, 2022 at 8:41 pm
Thanks, Rosaliene. I like the radio stations playing all day Christmas music. I haven’t gotten tired of Christmas movies yet or singing the “Last Christmas” chorus. Happy Holidays!
December 24, 2022 at 6:24 pm
This is beautiful, JoAnna. I hope you and yours, and all the animals in the shelter can stay cozy and warm through the storm. I hope you ave a Merry Christmas.
December 25, 2022 at 8:45 pm
Thank you so much, Dan. We are staying cozy and hope you are, too. Best wishes to you and yours at Christmas and in the year ahead.
December 25, 2022 at 5:42 pm
A very merry Christmas to you and yours, JoAnna. Hugs.
December 25, 2022 at 8:49 pm
Thanks, Teagan! Merry Christmas to you and best wishes in the year ahead! Hugs 🙂