Friday, July 31, 2009

Unwinding



So it's Girl Talk Thursday... on Friday. Kinda like recording your favorite show and watching it the next day without the commercials.

I promise not to advertise anything in this post. So... we're cool, right?

This week's topic from Maria was "how do you unwind?"

Today, when I finally had time (like 5 minutes ago) to think about it, my first thought was "Dude I need to get a beer and then type this." So yeah... alcohol. Not much. One beer, a glass of wine, just one drink is enough for me. I think just having the comforting weight of a goblet or bottle it in my hand is enough, an instant happy hour, or happy minute in all reality.

Planning or making lists of things that need to be planned is good, but weird. Sometimes I have to get the thoughts of "holy shit I still have this to do" out of my head and written on paper and it's enough to calm me down and let me focus on the present.

Cleaning. I hate cleaning. But looking at a tidier play room, having the laundry folded and put away instantly makes me feel like I've accomplished something and helps me relax.

Time out of the house without the kiddos. 'nuff said.

Comfort food. (You know, the bad for you shit that tastes so good and isn't really.) Not exactly the best stress relief to eat good food but I'll own the comfort food eating. It's something I need to change anyways.

Blog hopping, the internets, & mindless, glorious television.

Crafting - This is sadly the thing I have the least time for these days. I love to sew, paint, do woodwork, make little snowmen out of claypots and wooden beads and things like that. There is a PILE about 2 feet tall (for real) of the fabric and patterns I have sketched out on brown paper bags of the things I want to sew or make. It's collecting dust. Sometimes it calls to me and I'll make time to cut out said patterns on the cloth, then the time ends and I fold up the fabric neatly and come back another time to prep another step. One day I'll bust out the sewing machine and have like a day of sewing to finish them all. Someday, maybe when the Bear doesn't need constant supervision for fear he'll destroy something.

Photoshop projects. Seriously this is my favorite piece of software ever and I have only scratched the surface of what it can do. Since I've been teaching myself (since Photoshop 3!) it's a slow process. But yeah, if I have a photo project (for me, not work) to do then I am super happy and chill.

So I just want to know, if unravel is a synonym for unwind, how come it means two completely different things to say I'm unwinding vs. I feel like I'm unraveling? If I am unraveled I have to unwind.

The English language is too confusing for my tired brain.

Now, that beer...

Cheers!

2 comments:

verygoodyear July 31, 2009 at 10:09 PM  

I like this GTT on Friday thing you've got goin' on here. Very rebellious of you ;)

I hate cleaning too, but like I wrote, it's my go-to thing when I'm pissed.

Comfort good is a great one that I forgot to mention in my post. Nothing quite like digging into a bag of chips or cookies and zoning out... yay for being healthy? :P

mommygeekology August 28, 2009 at 4:04 PM  

I am so late to this post. Like by a month.

But I still love it.