Thursday, March 8, 2012

Time to Unwind

Don't let the chipper expressions fool you. What you see here is three little boys waiting at the pharmacy for their prescriptions. What you can't see is a combined total of five (FIVE!) ear infections. Oy.

I was sitting at my desk this evening trying to catch up with stuff (i.e. the nearly 900 emails I have been neglecting--and yes most of them were garbage, but still. . .) and thinking about everything I have to do this weekend, wishing my husband was home from work to help put the boys to bed, thinking about what a tough week this has been health-wise (and money wise--three doctor's office visit co-pays?! Ouch.) when I realized that the tension I was feeling had turned my shoulders into bricks. Yes. Bricks.

Time to unwind.

Step 1: Make sure all children are in their beds once and for all.
Step 2: Don pajamas.
Step 3: Try out new lavender essential oil I treated myself to. It's supposed to help you relax.
Step 4: Do some yoga.
Step 5: Flop down on the couch with a glass of cold water (with a little lemon) and a bowl of vegetable munchies and put on a movie--something girly like "A Room with a View" or "Enchanted April".
Step 6: The laundry and kitchen floor will still be waiting tomorrow morning. Try not to think about them too much.

Relaxing at the end of a long day. There's nothing quite like it.
How do you unwind?


Thelma said...

I love a really, really hot bath. I will likely poach myself someday. I hope things improve for you. :) It is hard to have sick kids.

Tanya Harvey said...

sounds lovely. Lately my "unwind" has been going for a walk after work and before the kids come home. relaxing sounds so much better! :)

Predilections said...

I love walks when the weather is nice! By myself or with my husband is best. I love my kids but dragging them along is definitely not the way for me to unwind. :)

Predilections said...

Thanks! They are all feeling well enough to be driving me crazy. :) I love hot baths too. I love them with bubbles or something smelly (in a good way) in the water.