I love a good blanket, you know? It could be a blanket with a fun backstory or a blanket that is particularly cozy or a blanket that is extremely large or a blanket that has the softest color of pink in it.
I love a good blanket and I think a big reason for that is because I love being warm. I’m cold a lot. Like, the kind of cold that makes your husband say, “Get your lizard feet away from me.” or “I was sleeping until you put your lizard hands on my back and the shock of it literally woke me up.”
So, yeah, I appreciate being warm because I’ve always been a bit cold.
I can remember being weighted down by blankets before weighted blankets were popular. I was 15 and the heat in the basement bedroom I shared with my sister never seemed to work quite right. In pursuit of warmth during winter months, we piled on the blankets, or, quilts, rather. I had the one my mom quilted, the heavy yellow one from her mom, and at least two other smaller quilts. It was so much weight on my skinny little self that I sometimes physically could not move. This translated to perfect sleeping conditions.
Not much has changed today. I’m still cold and I’m proud to say that I’ve kept up my love affair with blankets and hand-made quilts. When I got married, we were gifted even more blankets. We have a lot of them creatively tucked away in our humble little 1 bedroom abode. I rotate them from closets to couch and back again depending on the season or the colors I’m particularly fond of that month.
It’s safe to say, with all these blankets, that my life feels complete. I am sure of myself, certain of my warmth, and happy all the time. It’s because of the blankets. I know you’re wondering if I’m being sarcastic right now. I’m not. My life is truly complete because I have more blanket than apartment square footage. Who needs a house anyway? Besides, I have a table and that is beautiful in its own way.
If you, too, want completion and fulfillment in your life, I made you a list. On the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator, I rank pretty high on the J (Judging). Characteristics of Js include a love of list-making, order, and planning. Thus, today’s list.
The blankets you need for your life to feel fulfilled + complete:
Mom’s homemade quilt
Mom made this when you were in elementary school so it is sized for your twin bed. It was her way of showing love for you and also coping when you screamed, “Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom” repeatedly.
Grandma’s homemade quilt
Grandma quilted like she cooked – she put in a lot of effort, but it usually didn’t turn out quite right. She burned the casserole and the fabric wasn’t measured perfectly. Somehow, this quilt stands the test of time with a few holes here and there.
Tie blanket with high school or college logo & colors
Your younger siblings made this for you for Christmas during your first year of college.
Afgan that you can use in photoshoots
This is a blanket you panick purchased because you wanted that “look” in your engagement pictures.
A myriad of blankets varying in size, softness, and color. You likely acquired these over the years from many different sources.
These are blankets that don’t fit with your decor or they’re the sweatshirt blankets you had to have when you went to summer camp. They’re great for the “just in case we go in the ditch” box you store in your backseat during winter months.
Blankets for the bed
This is obvious, but yes, you have a comforter and a few other blankets you stack on top of that to keep you nestled in while you snooze.
Bonus Blankets (not necessary, but super special):
The blanket your husband loves because it features a deer/sports team/favorite hobby
You can’t get rid of this because maybe his grandma gifted it to him and because you’re trying to include his input in decor choices for the living room.
The plaid blankets your dad gifted you because he knows you love plaid
These are the blankets that make you feel loved, just because. 🙂
Now you know the secret to a complete and fulfilling life. It’s a life of warmth sponsored entirely by blankets. Happy wintering, folks!
What blankets or quilts make your life feel complete?