The Beauty and #Hygge of a Lazy Weekend

I have been enjoying a lazy, cozy, playing it by the ear sort of a weekend. My hubby boy is still away so it’s a perfect time for me to worry just about my own entertainment. And while I was planning to maybe reach out to some friends and catch up, the ‘feels like 8 degrees’ temperatures surely discouraged me from doing so. So we texted and spoke on a phone instead, no rush, each of us from under our own blankies 😉

I also took time to organize my sewing supplies (again). It seems like I am organizing them more than actually sewing with them 😉 but it makes me happy to go through all the fabric again, the thread, the ribbons. I have also been crocheting a little ‘thingy’ for my nephew’s baptism this May. Just a simple, white cape to cover the car seat (or whatever my sister chooses to cover). Once ready I am going to embroider his name on it too. I basically spent both weekend days at home, by myself, doing things that made me feel good.

Basically, this weekend, I hygger.

“In our overstretched, complex lives, hygge is an uncomplicated daily practice that engages us, keeping us attuned to our surroundings and open to empathy and wonder.  … We all hygger: gather around a table for shared meal or bedside a fire on a dark night, when we sit in the corner of our local cafe or wrap ourselves in a blanket at the end of a day. Lying like spoons, baking in a warm kitchen, bathing by candlelight, being alone in bed with a hot-water bottle and a good book – these are all ways to hygge. Hygge draws meaning from the fabric of extraordinary living. It’s a way of acknowledging the sacred in the secular, of giving something ordinary a special context, spirit, and warmth, and taking time to make it extraordinary”.

“To create a sense of belonging takes dedicated time and space to listed and to care for each other, whether we are talking about the extended family, a nuclear family, a couple, of friends” – Isle Crawford.

a cup of 'blue bottle' coffee

“It must be emphasized that hygge entails commitment to the present moment and a readiness to set distractions aside”. – Judith Friedman Hansen

“When we hygger, we unwrap a package of good feelings to share and offer each other, signs of encouragement and symbols of inclusion; we make arrangements that provide warmth, shelter, nourishment, and comfort – by doing something as simple as lighting a candle at the table, pulling up chairs to sit together for a shared meal, or taking cake into the office and inviting other to stop for long enough to enjoy a slice with a cup of coffee”.

“Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.” Soren Kierkagaard

“Home is an emotional state, a place in the imagination where feelings of security, belonging, placement, family, protection, memory, and personal history abide.” -Thomas Moore

 

2 comments

  1. lisa says:

    OMG, Marina! I just downloaded the same audiobook! I heard Sherri Petersick of the blog Yound House Love.com talking about it on their podcast. I struggle with contentment, so I had to have the book. I am really enjoying it.

    I do have a lot of sewing projects. I spent about 5 hours yesterday in my sewing room. It was Hygge!

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