It’s just the two of us, a shared blanket, two mugs of hot cocoa, and Lord of the Rings Extended Edition, the whole trilogy. Halfway through Fellowship, cat number one decides we really are planning to stay for the whole marathon and jumps up on your lap. Then, cat number two snuggles up next to me, and there, the whole family is here.
I fall asleep, head on your shoulder, somewhere between Helm’s Deep and Gondor.
I don’t care what anyone else says. This is it, man. This is heaven on earth.
Thanks to Na’ama Yehuda and Rochelle for this week’s prompt.
Meanwhile, here’s the latest, from the US to the rest of the northern hemisphere. Apparently, Phil saw his shadow this year, which means another long winter. Darn it, Phil.
23 thoughts on “FF: Peaceful Night In”
Nothing much has fundamentally changed since we sat around fires listening to travelling bards, has it?
That really is a marathon – what 15 hours of movie with the extended cuts? Much enjoyable with the cats though. Great story.
Happy family 🙂
Comfort with loved ones.
You’ve painted a picture of the complete contentment of being close to the person you love most, totally accepted and totally relaxed. That’s lovely!
This is truly a comforting read. Because yes, heaven on earth is what brings us much joy. Lovely, Anne.
This reminded me of a time when my husband and I and two pre-teen kids spent a weekend watching the LORs full edition; think we had milkshakes instead of hot chocolate! Good times. My adult son continues to do this with his friends every year. Thanks for painting the picture with words.
A story that is full of atmosphere , which I enjoyed reading
Hella good. I couldn’t agree more.
Beautiful stuff, comfortable and settled. Love it.
A lovely heart-warming vignette. Especially the cats bit.
There’s nothing more soothing than a purring cat. Mine used to wedge behind me on my computer chair and start purring. I’d end up nodding off at the keyboard.
Such a sweet cozy scene you’ve set. Well done.
Presumably you get food and comfort breaks?
LOL. Yeah, I would hope so. It’s been a while since I did a LOTR marathon. I’ve heard some people do Hobbit and LOTR marathons, and I imagine that must be your whole week as opposed to just a couple of days. Definitely need some breaks in the middle for that. LOL.
Bliss. What a lovely scene – beautifully described.
Snug and safe in the Shires and let the world wait, my precious.
That really does sound like a good version of heaven on earth. Beautiful scene.
Suddenly I feel more calm and contented! A delightful read Anne.
well, a good night for them
I loved this – it really is the truth; heaven is here on earth in the form of all the small joys in life.
It’s all about cat needs and wants. They own you. Never forget. 🤣
Lovely, comforting, peaceful
And don’t worry too much about Phil. It’s about six weeks, whether he sees his shadow or not 🙂
Delicious writing. Sometimes we’re given a little bit of heaven and your story captures that perfectly.