Recently I have been made very aware of how important it is to have some sort of activity that you can fall back on when you've had one of those days & you just need to relax.
You know, big time relax...when you get to pull your shoulders down from your ears & ease the frown between your eyebrows. Ahh...doesn't that feel better?!
In this quest for relaxation I have discovered something about myself. I really like to peel apples. Peel 'em up, slice 'em up, rah, rah, rah! And once they are peeled you can make yourself some fab.u.lous apple sauce.
You start with a bunch of Granny Smith's & you can even get a little loosey goosey with it & add some Golden Delicious or Gala or whatever makes you sing.
And if you have a cute little cutting board & a corer/slicer you're doing just fine. I actually prefer to have a sharp paring knife & a compost/garbage bin & I go to town.
Once you get your crock full to the brim, add a little apple juice or water, put the lid on, & let it simmer away for hours. Those bad boys will get all cooked down & scent your house with a heavenly aroma.
If you don't like apple sauce, if apples give you hives, or you hate crock pots I have another relaxation exercise for you. Grab some cd's (preferably some opera or broadway show tunes). Get in your car. Drive to a remote area. Roll down the windows, crank up the opera/show tunes & sing along at the tip tip toppy of your lungs. Really dig down deep & reach for those high notes. Scream it out, if necessary. Get your tunes on with the windows down on a sunny summer day & I dare you to not be totally relaxed. You might even giggle. I know I do *grin*