I made a mango-strawberry-oat-vanilla yogurt-coconut milk smoothie. I used a whole mango.

I made dinner.

I cleaned the dishes.

I took a three-hour nap.

I bought myself (and Spencer) jeans.

I worked for seven hours taking photos on campus.

I forced S and me to go to the court barbeque. We met a knew fun couple and for a day I was saved.

I made myself busy so I didn’t think.

I took care of the car.

Tomorrow I will hang up my basket of clothes.

And take more photos.

And go to the star party.

And get my photos of Lake Powell.

And go running (it’s been over a week).

What do you do when you need to take care of yourself?


  1. 1. Go to the beach
    2. Do nothing
    3. Read a book
    4. Take a long nap
    5. Take a hot bath

    • Love it! Long nap and hot bath are definitely for me too.

  2. As much as I don’t like to admit this, I don’t feel well with clutter, so I have to clean up my messes or I go into a fetal position. I would add make the bed. It makes so much difference.

    • That’s why doing the dishes for me was “taking care” of myself, even though it’s not fun. I’m the same way (even though I’m so much messier than Spencer).

  3. 1. Reflexology.
    2. Massage.
    3. Homeopathic remedies for stress.
    4. Eating something healthy.
    5. As much as it kills me to say it, Louise is right. Making the bed does make a difference. I made fun of bed makers my whole life, even to the point of refusing to participate in my husband’s sick game of “jump out of bed and make it immediately” for 26 years. I am stubborn. But this year I humbled myself and tried it. Damn it, it does make a difference.

    • Do you go and get an actual/professional massage? Hmmm. I need one of those…
      Reflexology? That’s new for me! Googling starts…now.

    • I do pay money to get professional massage, but I prefer reflexology because someone rubbing my feet helps me relax faster than an hour massage and I don’t have to get undressed for it. I am lucky because my local mall has a reflexology and massage office and all I have to do is show up and plop into their comfy recliners, no appointment needed.
      My biggest weakness is nervous exhaustion, where I work myself to the point I psychically can’t relax. For me, nothing is worse than being so tired I can’t rest. Panic attacks from exhaustion are no fun. Both reflexology and massage shortcut my brain and help me relax so I can sleep.

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