I jumped into the shower when my husband got home from work the other night–and it was night because a sick little muffin wouldn’t let me detach myself from her all day–and went to wash my hair only to realize that I only had an empty bottle of conditioner to work with. Shower fail. My hair was in desperate need of detangling.
I stood under the warm water and thought for a second, realizing I couldn’t remember the last time I did something as luxurious as putting lotion on my legs after I shaved.
No wonder I’ve been feeling so cranky lately. This must change. I need:
candle, tea cup, milk honey bath, towels, tub caddy, book, robe
What do you reach for when you need a little me time?
Phew. The last five days have been a whirlwind of crazy.
Chock full of parties, vaccinations (which resulted in a cranky baby who won’t nap or let me put her down), an exhausted 5-year old (who still hasn’t recovered from her Saturday night sleepover at her cousin’s) and school functions, these last few days haven’t given me a second to breathe.
It’s times like this when we need to find our own little nugget of relaxation, right?
When I think of what relaxes me, I automatically think ocean. The smell, the sound, the color palette; it’s an instant relief. In fact, it’s the reason I chose a soft seafoamy blue-green color for our bedroom.
It made me think about a recent art exhibition at our local coffeehouse. I walked in one day to see my brother play a show and saw a collection of original photographs by David Symmonds called The Oceanic Experience on the walls. I fell in love!
The blurred, dreamy photos are exactly like the ocean: instantly calming. If I had the money, I’d buy the whole series!
What do you find relaxing?