I bought a blanket yesterday.  A throw actually, you know, it’s the kind of thing that sits on the edge of you bed or you couch, and you pull it over yourself as you sip your tea and read your book, maybe nibble on a cookie.  A soft, comfy blanket.

I know you’re now thinking, OMG, is she going to write a blog about buying a blanket?

Yes, I am.

I am a somewhat frugal person.  I try not to spend money unnecessarily. I also don’t like buying things on principal- I have a small apartment with very little storage space.  I’m pretty Kondo in that if I don’t love it I don’t buy it.  So I carefully weigh every purchase before I take out the plastic.

Now I have a throw that resides on my couch.  It’s a bit old, and a bit beat up, but it’s still functional.  Technically, I didn’t need a new one.  Technically.  But we had a run of below freezing temperatures.  I’d read a book about Hygge…..

Hygge.  Do you know about it?  It’s the Danish concept of warm and comfy.  They espouse scented candles, game nights, fireplaces, hot beverages, comfy clothes, and soft luxurious throws.  Yes.  A lifestyle philosophy that is all about comfort.  Sign me up.

So when I was shopping for practical things (my neck needed a new pillow badly) I managed to wander over to the blanket section.  It was like 15 degrees out, and I sat there rubbing my hands over all these blankets.  It would have been erotic if not for the fact I was in a large, florescent lit store, and the blankets were housed in industrial shelving.

But I didn’t buy the blanket.  I walked out of the store with my pillow but nothing else.

I dreamt about the blanket.  Seriously.  I woke up with visions of velvety soft blankets running through my head.  The good angel on one shoulder said “You don’t need the blanket.  Save the 24.99 minus the 20% off coupon.  That can be used for something else.”  Other shoulder, bad angel said “Oh just buy the freaking blanket.  It’s a blanket.  It’s practical.”

Yesterday, I caved.  I walked to the store.  You can actually blame that on the above freezing temperatures- I was thinking of it as exercise cause it takes 15 minutes to walk to the store.  I went to the lower level (see- you can make any sort of analogy you want about me having to descend to get the blanket).  I grabbed the blanket after I found the most luxurious one and sprinted up the escalator to the registers.  I was buying it before I changed my mind.

I walked home with a big smile on my face.

And last night,  I cut open the packaging, took the cardboard stays out, and just pushed my face into it.  Oh, the soft velvety feel on my face.  I put on my pajamas, brewed a pot of tea, grabbed my e reader and curled up on the couch.  I pulled the blanket over me.

So happy.

Sometimes you have to do something for yourself.  Sometimes you have to get exactly what you want.  I don’t mean shopping as therapy- I don’t believe in that.  But every now and them you’re allowed to have a treat.  My treat was this soft, luxurious wonderful blanket.  It just made me feel good.  And tonight, it will make me feel good.  And tomorrow…..

You get the idea.

84 thoughts on “The Comfy Blanket

  1. Yes!
    I got, for the first time ever, an electric blanket for my bed this year. This winter having been so cold, I have come to look forward to going to bed in a way that is….weird. I go to bed to relax, not just sleep, and it’s a favorite time of end-of-day for me! Because…..I prewarm my bed while doing the bathroom routine. Then, once I’m in bed with book and remote, I do my hand/elbow moisturizing while warm and comfy.
    So comfy!
    I get it, is what I’m saying.

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  2. I recently bought a pretty tea cup and saucer that I didn’t need, but I drink tea daily so it’s getting used, and it makes me happy, so I don’t mind the money I spent. It’s the little things that make you happy.

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  3. We acquired a metric tonne of luxe blankies this Christmas. Plush ones, faux fur ones, even a knit one with super-fun tassels at the corners. We live in an RV at the moment so there isn’t storage for all these blankies and I DONT CARE I DONT CARE I DONT CARE. I’ve even acquired some fleece lined garments and plush garments and I DO NOT CARE that storing these things is a problem in an RV because…

    When I put on my fleece lined garments and snuggle in with those blankies on the couch, I feel like I’m inside a teddy bear and it’s one of the most awesome things ever

    And I highly recommend it to anyone😁

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  4. I am going to Amazon next to order that book!!! I have strong Danish heritage from my paternal side and this explains so much of what I love, and also explains my possible obsession with quilts and throws 😉

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  5. Good for you for buying something that your heart longed for! My daughter and I each have a plush blanket, and they go where we go…from room to room. Sometimes, I sit in the middle of my bed, and wrap it around my shoulders. It envelops me in a warm hug. Fabulousness! xx

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  6. How funny, we have tea and blankets in common! I got a new blanket for Christmas from my best friend and previous to that, I treated myself to a brand new tea starter kit from Teavana…it contained the “magic” teapot, two tins of delicious, loose tea, and a handy guide for how to use it all. The kit was a bargain at under $35 for the lot, the pot alone is usually more than that!
    I love the blanket Kaye gave me and so do my pups. Since recovering from surgery, we have spent an inordinate amount of time cuddling and watching movies…or reading…or working 😉

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  7. I totally get this! This weekend, after much internal debate, I got a new outdoor coat as the one I’d had for over a decade has caught on the fence enough times to be rather tattered and very well worn. This new coat is so warm and wonderful. Until I got it I didn’t realize how comfortable I could actually be outside in the yard. It’s beyond delightful. Comfort is a lovely thing.

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  8. Sorry I love these especially in the winter time. I have a small wicker basket of them in my living room. I grab one snuggle up and read an Amish novel. Love their simple life. Loved what you wrote. I’ve been depressed I cheered me up. Just the simple things

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  9. Glad you bought the blanket. I’m a big fan (maybe a little too big) of treating myself. Yesterday I ordered a big box of prismacolors and a sketch book from Amazon. I can’t wait for them to arrive! You enjoy that blanket, I’m going to enjoy the hell out of my new pencils. 🙂

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      1. The Crown is excellent! Just love it and even though I’m English I thought I knew the history of our Royal Family but after watching this I didn’t know a great deal! Lol.
        I’m currently watching Gypsy, I’m hooked.
        Call the midwife is just fab hey.

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  10. I really love this one. After buying my daughter a ridiculously cozy UGG comforter at BB&B for Christmas, I wanted one too. They were sold out, so I bought the last cozy velvety one they had. I LOVE it, and so does the dog.

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  11. Oh, I suddenly long for cool winter days, cups of tea and snuggling up on the lounge with book and blanket! It’s the middle of Summer and Winter seems so far away!

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  12. I’m glad you bought the blanket. You deserve it. Blankets — even though they still look like a blanket — lose their comfy factor. It’s important that our blankets are snugglable not just functional. Especially when it’s this cold outside. In winter everyday is a blanket day.

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