Duraflame logs. One at a time, one after another.
I have background TV, background music, background fire to keep the winter days feel toasty. I am usually up in early morning darkness. It’s cold in my living room as I move in with my laptop and a first mug of coffee and I need the fire to usher me into the day without the support of the sun.
It always works. The crackle of the sole log satisfies me as I begin to write with the Today Show humming softly.
One log takes me up to the late morning. Later, as the day begins to end too soon, around 4 or so, another log is ready to be lit. Dinner with firelight, makes the evening as inviting as the cold of the morning. Just two logs and I am cheered.