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Old 02-17-2005, 12:06 PM   #1
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how do you like to unwind & relax?

i love to get lost in cooking most of all, i think. making homemade pasta and complex dishes is so relaxing. i figure that's because it occupies most of your conscious thought and other thoughts and worries kind of get pushed aside for awhile. i think a lot about all kinds of things big and small and that can get pretty exhausting. but cooking is such a nice reprieve from all of that, if only for an hour or so.
i also love to take bubble baths in really hot water. foot soaks are nice, too. i have one of those bubbling foot tubs, lol. it's awesome.
putting on one of my favorite pairs of jeans and my favorite shirt of the day is calming. i'm not sure why, but it is.
so is listening to my fan and the whirring noise my feeding tube pump makes when i'm trying to fall asleep. i like the heartbeat sound on my sound machine, but that got unplugged to free up an outlet for the feeding tube machine. i used to switch between the heartbeat sound and a stream sound, but then i was afraid the sound of the stream would keep waking me up to go pee, lol. i like to leave a light on, usually a dim lamp. this helps me unwind and fall asleep.
tucking in with a good book has the same relaxing effect on me as cooking. right now i'm reading 'the secret life of bees'.
and then there is the old classic, alcohol. nothing like a 6-pack and some pretzels or a bottle of wine to help you relax.

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Depends on my mood really. Sometimes I just like to go off by myself and linger in thrift stores, antique shops. Or to jump in the car and go for long country rides.........I can't wait for spring so I can have the windows down. Also, taking my time and creating a new dish......I love the chopping and dicing aspect of it or when you have to mix ingredients with your hands.
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Old 02-17-2005, 12:26 PM   #3
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driving through the park and soaking in the tub do it for me.
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I unwind by cooking also. Then I get all wound up again when I have to do the dishes
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Old 02-17-2005, 12:56 PM   #5
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Cooking is definitely a way I unwind. Some of my other favorites are floating in my pool and listening to music.
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Old 02-17-2005, 01:13 PM   #6
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Beer, vodka, wine....



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Beer, vodka, wine....



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How many minutes between unwind and out cold??
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John
Nice answer!!!!

I usually get on here and read!!!
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Warm baths...
Sitting by the fire or out in the sunshine, I love it when my
hair feels hot.
Candle light
laying my head on Paul's lap while he's watching tv.
A good book... ( I just got done with the Secret life of Bee's. GREAT BOOK)
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Beer, vodka, wine....



John
How many minutes between unwind and out cold??
That all depends on how unwound I'm looking to get!! (or if I grab the wrong bottle!)

Usually just comfotably numb....

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