Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wednesday Words: QUIETUDE

calm, content, hush, lull, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietude, relaxed, rested, silence, soothing, stillness, tranquility

This week's word came to mind as I sat on the couch in my jammies with a hot cuppa in hand, eating a small bowl of strawberry ice cream. QUIETUDE. Ahhh, yes. These are the things that make me feel at peace inside...

  • PERFECT hot cuppas (and even shared ones!)
  • Candlelit rooms
  • Being wrapped up in soft throw blankets
  • Cuddling the puppy
  • Clutching a hot water bottle when cold
  • My fuzzy rainbow coloured knee socks
  • The smell of old books
  • My favourite burgundy sweats
  • Buried under a pile of quilts to sleep
  • The soft ticking of a grandfather clock
  • Praying
What things make you feel at peace in your cozy world over yonder?


  1. Oh how I'm pleased this morning to read a list of cosy things! I love to snuggle up in a big crocheted blanket. :) xx

  2. Oh this is perfect for me today....I adore all your cozy words...and that hotwater bottle...makes me want to jump back into my bed.
    Hugs to you my sweet friend...thank you for your nice comments your leave me...what a blessing you are to me. xoxxo

  3. This sounds like a list full of smiles and peace. All things on my list as well. Is that a hot water bottle cover......I love it!!! I will think of you as I sip my tea this morning Sophia!xoxo

  4. Quietude... sounds like a wonderful place to be on this Wednesday morning.

  5. Oh Sophia,
    Those are lovely thoughts...I like that word 'quietude' and I think my son and I are having one of those days today. I inteneded to go out and run errands but the 'quietude' captured us...ah well, tomorrow is another day!

  6. lovely, your peace has touched my heart~

  7. what a fabulous word.......quietude.......and what a fabulous thing to strive towards on this wednesday afternoon!! (and i think that small bowl of strawberry ice cream that you were eating helps make the day complete!! heehee!). xox, ;))

  8. Hello Sophia!!!! so much to catch up on!!!! I love this cute hot water bottle sweater!!! make s me feel all warm and cozy!!!!!

    Great to see you again!!! and I will be catching up soon!!!

  9. Such a wonderful way to end your list.. I said a prayer of blessing on you after reading it!

  10. EXCELLENT POST... I think the world could use alittle more quietude!!!
    thanks for sharing.

  11. A wonderful word and wonderful images. It makes a person want to pick one idea and just go experience it. :)Bea

  12. Hi Sophia,
    Lovely thoughts...thanks for stopping by, I've been MIA for quite a while. Sending warm thoughts your way. Have a wonderful day!

  13. sophia,
    i love this word, quietude, i could use some this week...around here! xo have a great day.

  14. Love that word too - very evocative - have you gotten your new hot water bottle yet darnit!!! Gotta have it girl!

    Smiles and hugs

  15. A hot cup of coffee with my laptop while I'm still in bed. Love this picture, too.

  16. this is just what I needed to read! I am on sofa fighting off a cold and sore throat and have blanket, hot water bottle and hot tea and now I am going to snuggle down! :)

    Hope you're well.


  17. Greetings from Southern California.

    I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You, ~Ron


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