Monday Fun~~Just Relaxin'

Deb our hostess for this week’s Fun Monday has requested that we  show our favorite place to relax. It can be a chair, corner, ledge, or limb. 🙂 We are to get out those cameras and take pics or just write how you feel when you are in your “zone”.

Hmmm…my first thought was to show you the Sammamish River that I seem to be enjoying so much this year.  But then I realized that there is somewhere else even more special to me.  In fact I’m in it right now!

This is my chair.  Over the years it has gotten old and lumpy.  It probably needs to be replaced, yet I just want to give it a new cushion and make it a slip cover.  I realize it is just a chair, but it still holds a special place in my heart. 

This is the last place I sit at night and first place I go to in the morning.  My chair is where I  read my email (and all important blogs!)  I pay my bills here, and IM with family and friends.  I’ve had countless conversations with my beloved from this chair (unless he’s being mischievous and snags it first!). 

I’m rarely in this chair alone.  There is usually a cat sitting on my lap or on the arm of the chair, lulling me with her loud purr.  It’s quite common for one of my nearly grown kids to casually plop down on top of me when I’m in this chair.  She may want to tell me about her day, something she read or makes her sad.  Often, she just wants to be cuddled. 

Despite having so much life going on in between the arms of this chair, it is still an amazing place to come and relax.  To be curled up in this old chair…with a cup of coffee and a great book, I can’t think of too many places more relaxing. 

Then again…perhaps this chair is so relaxing simply because there is so much life going on in my chair…

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Bit O Life

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Shelly…Our Big Dog

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30 Responses to Monday Fun~~Just Relaxin'

  1. my4kids says:

    For an older chair as you say it is it is a very cute chair. My husbands favorite chair is an old chair that most of us don’t think is very comfy but he loves it.

  2. theotherbear says:

    That photo of the dog is just lovely. What glossy fur!

  3. Great book, coffee, and comfortable chair are the perfect combinations… =)

  4. Swamp Witch says:

    Love the pic of Shelly, your big dog.
    The chair looks like a wonderful place to “live.”
    Do you use the fireplace in the winter time? Love that your coffee cup matches and completes the ‘look.’ That paisley throw is great and so are the wooden floors. Ah-h-h-h !

  5. Debbie says:

    I love your chair and the paisley throw! The colors are beautiful.

  6. mjd says:

    Happy Fun Monday, Susan. What a wonderful sentiment, “perhaps this chair is so relaxing simply because there is so much life going on in my chair…” That quote seems to fit you so well.

  7. nikki says:

    What a lovely chair to snuggle down in and relax!

  8. Joy T. says:

    The chair and all the colors surrounding it make it look very comfortable. Love the pup too. So cute!

  9. What a great chair and Shelly is beautiful!!!

  10. beccy says:

    I love the reasons why you love your chair, it sounds perfect for you.

  11. Susan says:

    4kids~Well, it’s about 10 years old…I guess not as old as some, but it’s been used hard!

    theotherbear~We love our puppy. (although she’s nearly as old as the chair)

    Pretty~you are so right!

    Swampy~actually I have a candleabra in the fireplace and light the candles. Fire is just so messy and doesn’t seem to throw much heat out…

    Debbie~I love that throw. So does my cat, she usually drags it off and keeps it for herself!

    mjd~thank you…

    nikki~I like it!

    Joy T~People either love or hate my bright colors…there doesn’t seem to any middle ground.

    Songbird~Shelly’s head is swelling!

    beccy~it is perfect 🙂

  12. JennieBoo says:

    Your big, comfy chair remind me of my Grammy’s. Her’s looks just like yours and is soooooo comfy.

    Your pooch is precious as well!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Fun Monday

  13. Robinella says:

    I agree it’s the life that happens not the chair. Nice life you’ve got there! 🙂

  14. Karmyn R says:

    That would TOTALLY be my chair if I had it!!! Love the dog pic.

  15. Steffi says:

    Really nice big chair to relax!

  16. Debbie says:

    The chair looks very relaxing, and I just love your description of what goes on it.

  17. Tink says:

    Our whole couch is like a big comfy chair. It was the main reason Hoop and I bought it. 🙂

    I love the black and white picture. Shelly’s coat is so sleek and shiny!

  18. Karina says:

    What a great chair, not only does it look comfy, but the “life” within it is just wonderful. I loved the image of your nearly grown daughter plopping down on your lap…that alone is reason to love that chair, isn’t it?

  19. Pamela says:

    one of my kids has her great grandmas old chair.. although it’s not quite as plush as yours.

  20. chrisb says:

    I would say that’s a chair with great memories!! I love the picture of Shelly.

  21. Tiggerlane says:

    My cat does the same thing – she emits some kind of sleep pheremone, and puts me to sleep like a magic spell!

  22. Willowtree says:

    LOL, I had to laugh when I read this. You started out the same way my wife does when she’s introducing me…”This is my husband. Over the years he’s gotten old and lumpy”

  23. Jay says:

    Older chairs are always the most comfy. Brand new chairs need a lot of breaking in.

    That’s a good looking dog.

  24. Cheryl says:

    My porch is my zone. You know that. I’ll have to take a picture of it, maybe from the birdfeeder’s viewpoint. (like it has one LOL)

    I loved your description of your favorite place.

  25. Kaytabug says:

    Beautiful dog! Loved the story about your comfy chair!

  26. Dorky Dad says:

    There’s nothing quite like a good, comfy chair. Even if a cat is getting hair all over it, like mine does.

  27. Diesel says:

    Now I have chair envy.

  28. mrs darling says:

    Love your thoughts from your chair.

  29. Cazzie says:

    Love it, my fav place to relax is under the tree outside, which is a desiduous tree, and has lost all its leaves 🙁 But, Spring will dawn on us soon, and it will grow leaves 🙂

  30. Pavel says:

    The chair seems to be holding on very well. It looks great! I love to read of all the life lived in that chair…

    I have a similar chair, but it’s not so nice looking… (smiles)