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Relax and Unwind

I will just come right out and say it.  I am in a slump.  Maybe it's the long winter (it's snowing again) or the fact that I am an hour away from a mall, an airport, and the interstate. 
Whatever the reason, I like to think of my favorite things to help me relax and unwind (my mother's favorite expression).  And I would like to hear your's, too. I need all the help I can get.
  • a good, meaty, life changing Bible study
  • coffee. no sugar. extra cream.
  • chai tea. soy milk. a little sugar
  • my feather pillow--can be folded flat and put in my suitcase (I don't leave home without it)
  • my wedding anniversary--25th this year--we always take a trip.  Oldest daughter Bethany babysits.
  • rare days that Silas takes a nap. (He is taking one now!)
  • straight A's on report cards--we pay big bucks figuring we will save LOTS of money in scholarships
  • Facebook--an almost daily blast from the past.  Also a great way to connect with family when you live in the middle of nowhere.
  • family weddings (we have dozens of cousins)
  • newborn babies
  • long, uninterrupted writing sessions (I'm having one now thanks to Silas' nap!)
  • Dove dark chocolate with almonds
  • history museums (an hour away)
  • lively worship services
  • hotels
  • feel good movies where everyone keeps their clothes on
  • women's groups
  • quilts
Silas stirs. Actually Silas screams.  Send me your tips to get through the rest of this winter.  What are your favorite things?

    6 Comments to Relax and Unwind:

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    Debbie Riley on Tuesday, March 08, 2011 3:50 AM
    Big warm cozy fireplace Photo albums - a blast from the past Big Canoe with all my sisters (turning 60 this year Baby Sister) Hayley Mills movies on DVD with Amelia & Abigail Two little Granddaughters - watching them play in the Princess room with Jeri's old Barbie Dream house! Margie's Blog!
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    margie on Friday, March 11, 2011 3:23 AM
    Love that, Dee Dee!

    Anna Terry on Tuesday, March 08, 2011 4:08 PM
    WELL, I have found some favorite things I like when confined by illness. I've been enjoying listening to audio books. I can close my eyes, which you can't do while reading! and they really made the time in chemo fly by. Surfing the 'net has kept me feeling connected to the world. Sipping anything hot-chocolate, black tea w milk and sugar are my favorites. A fire in the fireplace. Watching documentaries on the internet. studying a new language.
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    margie on Friday, March 11, 2011 3:22 AM
    Anna, glad you can find some things that make you feel better. Your cheerful attitude inspires me.

    Joan Graybeal on Friday, March 11, 2011 9:39 AM
    My friend, I have laughed, I have cried and concluded I really miss my long distance friend!! Some of my favorite things are curling up on my loveseat with my " princess" dog, a cup of general foods coffee and my Bible or my Southern Living that I read cover to cover...playing with my new iPad...playing board games...looking at old family movies/ videos/ pictures...and, I have to say it....going sledding with the boys! You knew it was coming,didn't you? So glad Bethany told me about your blog! Thought you would appreciate the cups of General Foods coffee...thx for introducing me to it!
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    Anonymous on Friday, March 11, 2011 11:36 AM
    Visiting YOU is also one of my favorite things, Joan! Oh how I miss you!

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