Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tomato Soup

I just want to sing the praises of tomato soup. It is one of those things that makes me feel at home. It is the best coupled with grilled cheese sandwiches. I love it hot on a cold day.

There are some things in life that just make you feel good. A warm fire, soft sheets, big windows, the ocean crashing against the sand. I love feeling cozy. I love it. I don't know why it is such a strong feeling for me but I feel a need to be cozy all the time. I like it warm, whether I'm bundles up in jammies and a soft robe with fuzzy socks or soaking in a steaming tub.

I like the weight of heavy blankets. Even in the summer. If I get too hot, I just kick them off. I do not like air conditioners turned up too high. I like it just to where the heat is bearable and comfy. It's funny, but I get in the car with someone like Lisa and have to turn the air down. She laughs and knows I should have been born in some tropical paradise.

I remember one experience while I was waiting for my mission call. I was in Cedar City going to school. I was walking home from class at my least favorite time of day, (around 4:00pm)(don't know why I don't like that time of day but I never have) and I remember praying to Heavenly Father to PLEASE send me somewhere warm. At the time I was freezing my buns off while the wind whipped around me. I now have a firm testimony of the power of prayer. That was one of my most earnest prayers and He heard me. I went to Venezuela and was so hot I would get sick. (once in a while!) Oh well, You can't have it all!

Anyway, to sum up, that is why I like tomato soup. It is hot, cozy, tasty and makes me forget when it's late afternoon.

3 comments:

Ambie T. said...

Hey Lady- We had so much fun on Friday. Naomi was asking if we could go to Honeyville today. So sweet. I was able to stave her off by mentioning our upcoming trips with your guys!

So I did the flower thing and would you believe I am a snapdragon too?! It doesn't surprise me, for as Anne Shirley would say "We are kindred spirits"!

Lisa said...

Ah, you're right, I freeze you out, all the time. There is nothing more soothing to me, than a gentle breeze on my face, any time of the year. Warm air, or cool, I just like a breeze.

I've found I like to be cozy, when the room is nice and cool. I used to think I was someone who couldn't do, blankets and socks even.

Lately I've been keeping my room nice and chilly, and I've found the wonder of warm quilts and being *cozy*.

Ah tomato soup. Do you know, I don't love it? I love tomato based soups. Minestrone, tomato macaroni, ect. But, not just plain tomato. I fix it often for my family though, especially with grilled cheese.

I never get into the bath tub, to read a book, with out thinking of you. Always do you fleet across my mind.

I've never known anyone who really enjoys that, like you do. You've taught me to take a few minutes for myself, and to enjoy the soft bubbles and quiet relaxation of a bath.

I think it is funny, people might think "Oh she loves to read", but.. seriously you devourer the written word. I love that about you.

I love that you know what you love. That you know who you are, and what your limitations are. I wish I were more like you. Truly.

This book I'm reading now, "Harvesting of the Heart", I want you to read, so we can discuss it.

I think we need our own local book club.

Get right on that, would ya?

(Sorry I missed your call today, I was in Park City at a water polo game)

S'mee said...

Love "tommy soup". Love being bundled. Know what it means to be "heat sick", literally. I am weird that way. I am only comfortable between 68-78, above or below that and I feel frozen or fried. Drives everyone else nuts.

I think that is one of the best things I enjoy about "being old" - suddenly I feel like it's o.k. to ask for the things I want and need, without guilt, without feeling like an imposition. Not overbearing, not entitled, more like "it's o.k.to ask". Sometimes it works, others no. But still o.k. to ask for what I want.

Finally got soft sheets, heavy blankets, and a seat warmer in the car.