Last night after the kids were in bed I decided to make some time for myself. I curled up under a comfy blanket on the couch and grabbed my crochet basket. There I sat for several hours crocheting my heart out. It felt good. Oh so good to just relax and do something I wanted to do.
I cranked out four granny squares. Then I crawled into bed with relief from my rib pain thanks to my mother-in-law and her generous donation of pain pills.
This morning I woke up happy and refreshed and my rib is feeling a little better. I have to catch up on laundry today. I have at least 10 loads that need to be done. It would have been a LOT less but the clothes that had been packed away in boxes until a few days ago didn't smell too good when they left the box so it added approx. 6 more loads to my to-do list.
After my head hit the pillow last night I realized that it really isn't that hard to make time for the things that I want to do. I just have to keep up with house stuff during the day. Then at night I don't feel guilty and I am free to relax. As soon as my rib is better I am hitting the gym again. I love the small changes we are making in our lives.
Tonight I plan on crocheting again. I let a week go by where I didn't pick up my crochet needle and that whole time my mom was making granny squares like no tomorrow. She decided to make a blanket with me to show me how to piece them together,etc. She is WAY ahead of me right now. I think I am about 20 squares behind. Each square takes approx. 30 minutes so I have some catching up to do.
What do you do at night to relax? What do you like to do in your spare time?