Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Things that relax me:
1) Reading... I love to read. Magazines sometimes, but books mostly. I just finished Hiroshima and the four books in the twilight series. I perused a book about body language and social order, but it wasn't what I thought it was going to be, so I set it down. I am also reading the Fablehaven series (3 books so far but there's obviously another) and the Eragon series (I've read the first 2 books but I had to return the third to the library before I finished. Darn it all...) I now have The Road by Cormac McCarthy in my posession. I can't wait to see if it's good.
2) Swimming... I haven't been in a really long time, and I miss it terribly. I wish I had a good babysitter around here and a place to go swimming and didn't feel guilty for paying for both. I love the weightlessness, not to mention the weight loss... Better than swimming, I love teaching swimming lessons. Is that weird?
3) Sleeping... obviously. I love sleeping. I love my big soft bed and many many cushy pillows.
4) Dancing... again, I haven't danced in a really long time. Sad. I would LOVE a modern dance class right about now. Again, I'm so cheap I can't bring my self to pay for one. It sounds like I'm doing enough reading to make up for it though.
5) Sewing... Right now I'm working on starting up an online business to make an extra few bucks. It will be mostly baby stuff. Blankets, Quilts, Car Seat covers, etc. I love that I can turn a relaxing hobby into a side job. Yay!
6) Rocking my baby... I could do it all day but I don't think it would be the smartest thing for him. I think he could be rocked all day too. He's such a cuddler. Problem is, we would both sleep all day (see #3.) "So quiet down cobwebs; dust go to sleep. I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep."
7) Folding laundry... Yep, my little confession. I won't bore you with too many details. But the smell is so wonderful...
8) Taking baths... sigh, warm, steamy, some nice salts or beads or bubbles or something. You throw a book on top of that and I may never leave. (Okay, I probably will leave eventually, but only because the other things on this list exist.)
9) Cuddling with my hubby... He's amazing. He plays with my hair and keeps me warm. The best is when he kisses me on the forehead and rubs my back.

Okay, I feel better. Gonna go do some of these things now. But here is your part:

What relaxes you? Post your list!


Kristen said...

I'm with you on quite a few of the things on your list: reading, swimming, sleeping, dancing, baths, cuddling. And I'd have to add going on long walks, blogging, being in beautiful places in nature (mountains, gardens, beaches, etc), listening to music. There are probably more. :)

Btw, I've read the firsts of Eragon and Fablehaven - are the others good? We are reading Inkheart for bookclub this month, too. That's been on my "to-read" list forever.

I hope you have lots of chances to do at least some of these relaxing things!! :)

Ashley Case said...

Walks used to relax me, but now I have to beg Jason if I want company. He hates walks. Lol. Hiking used to relax me. I wonder if it still does... Eragon is a little better the further you get into it, though it hasn't been great so far. Fablehaven is definitely written for kids, but at the end of the first book there's a "study guide" of sorts that makes you think about the main characters and kept me reading. The second and third books both end on cliffhangers, which kept me reading. I will definitely be reading the forth one. Inkheart is on my to-read list too. I've heard mixed reviews though.