It’s been a hard-traveling Spring. We are taking this weekend to unwind with family.
What do I need to do to unwind?
I don’t think I ever really do unwind. But I know a 24 hour crash course includes no schedule. I had the day off yesterday and my husband and father in law closed our family business. A long weekend is needed to unwind.
I asked Miss E what we needed to do this weekend. She said I needed to find the Easter Bunny in the yard and make sure he brings her a “real pet” like a “real cat, a real horse or real baby skunks”.
Unwinding includes laughter and part of my unwinding included last night when Miss E turned Grandpa Fred into her “real pet”.
She was wearing her newly handmade dress and matching shorts that Mama Jane made both she and her sister. Miss E went around the house with her “real pet” Grandpa Fred on a string leash.
This morning, I found presents are a bonus to unwinding…like thumbing threw old cookbooks my mom gave me. I can’t wait the treasures I find in these Farm Journal cookbook classics.
Tulips are a sign of Spring. I physically BOUGHT this tulips on our way to the farm yesterday. They said “Minnesota Grown” on the package. I thought since we’ve had snow, ice, wind and little Spring on the prairie, the tulips would be a gift for my mom to enjoy and certainly help me unwind thinking of warm Spring weather to come.
Comfort food made by my mom relaxes and unwinds me like the above homemade mac and cheese we are about to eat for lunch. Oh and the Peanut Butter Fudge Pie she is making is comfort food too which assured me my weight loss kick off is not starting this weekend.
Lastly, I recognize not working is not always realistic on our days to unwind. My husband has work to get done. So do I. But at least today, we are enjoying no schedule, no driving, no flying and plenty of time of laughter, story telling, muddy walks outside, a visit to the “baby cows” as Miss A requested and plenty of “let’s just have fun” of our teenage son which equates to board games, black bird hunting and shooting hoops for him.
No schedule, family time, fresh flowers, little presents, comfort food…all will help unwind today…and the missing essential?
An afternoon nap that will happen in a short while.
What do you do to unwind and relax?