Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I'm Doing A LOT Better

I am doing better, and I am starting to laugh and relax a bit more. Yesterday I went home and slept for a few hours after work. Then, I went and got Josh from practice and came back home and went back to sleep. That's my natural urge when I am under a lot of stress....sleep.

I know this sounds goofy, but another thing that helps me de-stress is to color pictures with my little one. What will I do when he's too old to color? I guess just color, anyway. :) There's something about it that is very relaxing. It requires little thought and it helps to see a picture develop into something colorful. On Monday night I colored for over an hour in the evening to calm my nerves. And I get to feel like I'm in first grade again! ;)

Okay, I'll post a bit later. I just want to thank you, my friends, again, for all your love and support during this past week. You are the secret to my survival....the love of friends and the grace of God. Blessings!


Holli said...

I do too!! I could sleep for days when I'm stressed, although I think that is a running away mechanism for me. It's a way that I don't have to think about it or deal with it if I am asleep.
I am SO glad that you are starting to feel better.
Whatever works - and I think coloring is a fabulous idea!
I love you bunches and bunches!!

J.F. said...

Glad to hear you are able to relax and put all this seriuosness on a shelf for a while. If I were you I would just color by myself once the kids grow up, it goes in line with your other creative outlets.

neicybelle said...

i do too!!! i love to get those posters that are huge and just dig in! i have my own coloring books! i'm so glad i'm not the only adult who does that!