I live in the land of stress. It is not a nice land…..lots of moles, vermin, sewage issues, etc. My Lady fusses at me all the time about my stress level and how much I take on. I mean, I care for her (I see that more as a privilege), I have 7 kids (one trying to find love and a job in her field; one just left love and is heartbroken….as well as going to college; one in military school because of her behavior; one who is finding himself as a “man” and beginning to drive; one with FASD and depression, along with learning disabilities; one who is hearing impaired; and one with OMS). I have my counseling I do, when I have the time, I have parents who I think/worry about, sibling issues, work issues, Big Daddy’s health stuff…..blah blah blah blah.
So, in this little series (as I think of it), I’m going to discuss ways that help me to relax. Some may cost a little money, some may cost a lot or some could be totally free 🙂
The first one, I experienced tonight! The weather is starting to turn, so it isn’t too hot and it isn’t too cool. My favorite times of the year. I love love LOVE to have my windows down when I drive. To hell with the snot that flings out my nose and hits the child in the seat behind me. To hell with the bird’s nest that resides in my hair and I cannot get a brush through it.
As we were driving home from a family movie/dinner night…we rolled the windows down and I just sat there, with my eyes closed and the wind blowing in my face….I was at peace. I couldn’t hear the children because of the wind in my ears (and hearing loss LOL). I couldn’t see anything around me because it was dark. Just glorious wild wind. I’m glad Big Daddy was driving so I could enjoy the full scope of it all.
Try it sometime…..but carry a brush with ya 🙂