Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Sunday, May 20, 2007

"All the lands are at rest and at peace, they break into singing." Isaiah 14:7

This bible quote.. is sooooo true... If the lands are at rest ( to me.. meaning my home and everyone in it) than I am at peace.. and I can SING!! I love to sing... Do Re Me Fa So La Te Do........( did I sing that right.. har har)


I don't know about you and your home, but this past week mine was CRAZY!!! It went from a birthday, to an anniversary, to a twisted ankle for my daughter, a smashed face from a baseball for my son down to a graduation party and preparing food for a special friend, running around for PROM and a blog party for me.... I also worked one day this week. My week was CRAZY! Period!


This is the time of year where everyone is coming and going..and some days I can't keep up.. I just want to crash and relax and NAP..oh I LOVE naps.. but I probably won't get another nap until after ALL * STARS of baseball is done in August.. HA HA HA HA...


Since I can't nap.. my favorite relaxation skill.. I need new ideas on how YOU relax.. maybe a 15 minute runaway time... Can you relax with you kids and husband right there? ( Lucky ducky if you can).. Can you relax reading a book for 15 minutes... ?? Give me some creative Ideas.. PLEASE!!!


Ok.. here's my * CONTEST* for this week... ( I'm loving these!!!) I want to hear your creative way of finding rest in Chaos...How do you re-charge when you are limited with time... I want to try them all and see what worked best for me... Ü

The PRIZE...A CD from Wal*Mart... I'm not sure what the cover looks like.. but this one was DARLING and I had to share it here... well.. it also couldn't be because I HAVE a yellow lab that does just that!!! tee hee.. I actually have a CD in mind with a few other little goodies... So pour those ideas out to me.. I'm ready and waiting!! Ü

9 comments:

Cris said...

I'm able to relax around hubby by just cuddling and watching a movie...but with the kids, now that I don't know. LOL. Usually when the kids get roudy and I feel like I'm getting stressed out, I either send them outside to play or take them to the park. :P

And if I am fortunate enough to get some time alone, the best thing that helps me to relax is to paint.

Lola's *mom* said...

Thanks for visiting my blog by way of Carolyn's party. Happy Scrapbooking!

Mere said...

I relax with music and the internet....just peace and quiet works too!! Great post today!! RELAX!! It will be ok!

~Mere

Lara said...

Honestly? I wish I had a good answer for this. When there is chaos i tend to go crazy or shut down simply because I don't know how to relax. :) Scrapbooking I suppose is helpful. I do that a lot...just try to ignore everything else.

cajunquilter said...

well my very favorite way to relax is to take some type of handwork, knitting or quilting, a nice praise cd, a cool glass of tea, hot tea, coffee, and sit out on the swing for a little while. the birds and squirrels put on quite a show, and somedays i don't do much handwork lol, but i always come in feeling refreshed.

Soon it will be to hot here to enjoy that so even with the migraine i have gone out for at least 15 minutes a day (with sunglasses on cause of the headache lol)

Miss French Jessica said...

I calm down and find some peace when I am creative. Either baking, scrapping, jewlery making...something that takes the focus off of me and on to something else. I'm much less self-absorbed. I'm able to detach and see the situation/chaos in a different light and work with/around it as necessary. Scrapping gives me immense peace because it calms me down, gives me creative release and also helps remind me how lucky I am in life. I have a wonderful family with mostly wonderful memories.

Noelia said...

Relaxing for me can be anything that I do to make myself feel better. It can be a home manicure or a facial, it can be organizing papers and toys. It can also be cleaning. I think that cleaning is a major stress reliever for me because messes stress me way too much. That's a part of me. But when everything else fails, I just bake. Choc chip cookies are my favorite to bake.

Happywife84 said...

WOW! I love all of these ideas!

Here are mine that I can do in 15 min: Internet, power nap, reading, games on my PDA, praying, sitting outside with sweet tea!

Trish D said...

I use my stamping as my outlet - I've done many, MANY crafts over the years, but this is definitely the one for me. And I love that I can have a finished product in just 15 minutes - a wonderful feeling when you're a Mom! Give me 15 minutes alone with my ink pads and I'm a happy woman ;)