After spending several days with family, eating and drinking and just being together, we are spending our last day of vacation recharging at my other happiest place on earth, the beach.
We got here in time to see the sun setting behind the clouds. Isn’t it just so peaceful to see?
After an early dinner and watching the first half of the Stanford / Notre Dame game, I took the kids swimming and sat by the fire for hours while Jeff and Christian enjoyed watching Stanford win in the final five seconds of the game. Our friends are also staying at the same hotel, which made our shared experience even better.
They even had s’mores and hot chocolate for the kids and big kids alike. We are so lucky!
This is what happiness feels like and looks like to me.
What does happiness feel like and look like to you?
I wish you well.
These two inspired me today.
I enjoyed seeing them snuggled together, resting and just doing nothing in the middle of the day.
I decided to do the same. I finished doing my chores and then just laid on the couch, relaxing and opening my eyes when someone walked in the room and then stretching a bit and closing my eyes again.
It’s been a very busy week and it felt good to slow down for a bit today.
Cat naps are good for the soul.
Did you rest today?
I am resting the best I can and doing 80% less at 50% capacity. I just made that up, but that’s what life feels like right now.
I went to the chiropractor again today and really don’t like that feeling at all. I feel like I’m being broken and put back together again like Humpty Dumpty. I don’t like hearing that I have a “condition” that will need more work.
This poster hangs in the office at the chiropractor.
I hope the physical therapy and massage will help loosen everything up and help me to strengthen and stretch the muscles and ligaments that are so tightly wound and pulling me out of balance. I like balance.
I am letting go of expectations and I am patiently waiting for my normal to return. It feels so weird to me not to exercise and not to be doing all the chores I normally do. I am adapting and asking for help. I am accepting the break and slowing down, whether I like it or not.
One way that I can relax is by watching movies. Today I went to see Imitation Games at the theater and enjoyed eating buttery popcorn in a high-backed seat that was really comfortable. This movie was excellent and very touching. I highly recommend seeing it as it is very well done and is entertaining.
Tonight I am sitting on the couch and am going to watch some recorded shows and read some magazines. I think I might actually enjoy this!
What do you like to do to relax and slow down?
I hope you are well and have a fabulous weekend, doing what you love with loved ones.