I can’t believe how this week has flown by…It’s Friday Five time already!
1. What are your favorite ways to relax and unwind?
I love cuddling up with DH and reading or watching a movie; if he’s not around, I love to snuggle down into the cushions on our couch, adorn myself with a living, breathing blanket of puppies, and read until I doze off in a little nap.
2. What do you do the moment you get home from work/school/errands?
Usually, I head to the bathroom. Then I greet the yipping, yapping, happy dogs and enjoy being Queen of The World for a little while while they scramble out of the cage and go scrabbling on the hardwood floors toward the kitchen. It’s a joyful, barking parade to the great outdoors.
3. What are your favorite aromatherapeutic smells?
I like the smell of the steam coming from the dryer vent when laundry’s drying, as well as the smell of freshly-laundered linens. The sweet smell of a hayfield just cut is wonderful, as is a hayloft full of sweet hay. When night comes, the sweet nocturnal perfume of nicotiana sylvestris (flowering tobacco) bids me to breathe deeply and drink it in.
4. Do you feel more relaxed with a group of friends or hanging out by yourself?
I guess it depends on the company, the activity and the duration. Generally, as an only child with an active imagination, I can amuse myself and like solitude.
5. What is something that you feel is relaxing but most people don’t?
What girl doesn’t like backrubs, footrubs and having someone play with her hair? I guess some don’t, but I can’t imagine being in their ranks. Other than that, I think it’s really relaxing to putter in the garden, deadheading, pruning, and admiring all the little things we tend to not notice in our rush as humans.