Thursday, February 05, 2009

Relax



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?

4 comments:

Antonia said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a little better.

Will you be able to be at my bridal shower Sunday?

Pretend you are a granny and make all the squares, so you can be done! LOL

I watch tv! I have 3 books to read, I really need to start reading those!!

Get 100% better really soon!

Beka said...

I'm glad you are feeling a little better too! I'm so proud of you for making those squares. I love to relax, I just don't get to as much. I'm with you, I need to keep the house cleaned during the day and I won't feel guilty doing my thing at night. I read to relax, or scrapbook. Lately Scrapbooking has been a wonderful outlet for me!!

Sarah C. said...

You're on a roll with those granny squares! Glad you are feeling better. I try to squeeze in a little scrapping time or do a couple sudoku puzzles at night to relax. At least, while I still have some free time. ;)

Maria said...

glad you're feeling a little better! the granny squares look great - I really want to learn to knit/crochet one day!! good for you for taking some time for yourself to just relax with a cozy blanket and your crochet basket :-)