RE: What Do You Do To Feel Good?
(04-07-2011 08:13 PM)Mufasa Wrote: So - Dais... is there a window in yer bathroom...? Just sayin'.
Bo Derek I am not. But thanks anyhow.
(04-07-2011 08:25 PM)boomer Wrote: I'm getting back kinda late tonight, but I like the vibe here.
With all the "stuff" I have been thru, from being taken away from my parents at age 7, foster homes, the navy, marriage...there really isn't much that makes me feel any good about myself. Too much guilt maybe, or just not sure sometimes, but the three things in my life that help are my wife/daughters, my Harley, and music. It isnt food, or drink, or travel, but rather just the things that keep me grounded. My wife's smile, my kids laughing at something stupid I did, sometimes just the sound of the Harley as I am cruising the 'Ave' at night. I keep my Ipod close, to keep my music as central in my life, but those three things are about the only things any more that make me feel good.
That's good stuff. Perhaps I need to focus more on that stuff, too. Good reminder.
The mufster prankin as a peeping tom? Now thats funny!
(04-07-2011 10:16 PM)Rey Wrote:
Wow, you really make that sound wonderful. I would love that, too. Yeah, forwarded emails are ... well, something. I have always liked letters. Receiving and writing. I actually tried to find a penpal over seas once, but it didn't work out. I guess I like the idea of being able to put my deepest (and shallowest) thoughts down and sending them away.
(04-07-2011 05:02 PM)Dais Wrote: People aren't really letter writers these days, it seems. The first person I asked acted like I'd asked her to join me and hubby in bed...
I really like to get letters. But you’re right, people are not really letter writers these days. People seem to hate actually writing letters, so instead they forward around emails written by someone else. You know the ones: the jokes, the urban legends, the political myths, the dire warnings, etc. Oh, how I hate receiving the forwarded mails. And speaking of email, while being such an incredibly convenient medium, is already being deemed as outmoded and old fashioned. Texting is all the rage now. Messages are shorter, largely because attention spans are shorter. It is ironic to me that the people who would not write letters, are now constantly sending short texts of writing, the sum of which, if added up, would certainly exceed many times over one well written letter, that they thought they didn’t want to write in the first place.
Also, to address the initial question in this thread:
Lori and I like to sometimes go to a Bed 'n' Breakfast. You don't always have to go far away, they are all over. We like to pick the ones that are located on a farm. Since we live in a busy suburban area, this is a nice change and a chance to get away. Farm B 'n' B's almost always have animals you can visit with, chickens, goats, ducks, barn kitties, we even went to one with a lama (who liked to smell Lori's hair). Sometimes we will go on a big hike around the area, and the resident farm dog will join us and tag along. Its relaxing, pleasant, and makes some nice memories. Its fun having someone fuss over you and make you a big farm breakfast while the roosters are crowing, the sun's peaking up, and the smell of coffee is in the air.
(04-07-2011 10:58 PM)Bageleth Wrote: Hmmmmmmm..........what do I do to feel good.........?
I really considered homeschooling, because my daughter has real anxiety issues, and school can be very hard for her. But as it is I have practically zero time to myself. The idea of adding to my responsibilities and taking away from any time I do get to myself really made me nervous about doing that. I salute you!
Well, wine helps, though lately it seems like I'm having it more often. The last 16 years have probably had the most ups and downs. Like Nettie, sometimes I'll buy flowers. Spring is one of those "feel good" seasons (when it isn't raining hard) that prompt me to open windows, buy flowers, etc. Sometimes just making the time to read. I'm a stay-at-home mother as well, and since I homeschool my kids (teenagers), I have them and their issues with each other, all day long. So making time to read has been a good thing. I used to read so much before I was married and I had let that habit go afterward.
Driving around in the car, with the radio on is nice too.
Going out to coffee with friends or my husband, and sitting at an outside table.
Reading is a great escape. I don't often read during the day, as it makes me sleepy. I am sort of the type who is 100% awake or 100% asleep, ya know? I like to be up and doing when I'm awake. It's hard for me to relax. I have been escaping a lot lately by watching movies online. I do enjoy going out to dinner with friends, and do so about once a month. Hubby and I used to love to hike, and we miss it a lot. Our kids can be hard to motivate, and with my daughter's anxiety issues, babysitters are hard to find. We'll get back to it.