Friday, March 2, 2012

R/ E/ L/ A/ X

Sunprint baby's breath branch with cobalt beads and painted edges

"Life is like a race, you run like mad toward the finish line trying to get ahead of everyone in front of you"

How do you relax?  Working out? Cooking? Gardening?  Quilting?  All these things are great and can take your mind off other things like the workplace, but to me the only way to unwind and relax is to get a full body massage.   I went yesterday for my monthly massage.  I didn't realise I had any tense tight muscle groups, but my therapist found them and worked hard at getting them relieved.  The music she plays is nature oriented and easy to lose yourself in a dream world.  Before you know it, the hour is over and you wish it wasn't.  After drinking about a gallon of water to work all the toxins out, I take a very warm bath and cover my face with a hot wash cloth.  It's the best feeling in the world and no one can take it away from you.  You take in a deep breath and as you let it out, all the stresses of an entire month melt away.  Ahhhhhh......Suddenly, the phone rings and DH pulls in the driveway expecting something on the stove.   You're dropped back to earth and the race begins again.