Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Please Pass the Stress Basket

Today should be renamed National Stress Day. Between summer ending, school starting and not knowing whether or not Chapman beat Pennsatucky to death, everyone I know is stressed out.  My entire Facebook feed this morning was nothing but moms crying at the bus stop.

 Want to know what I do when I'm stressed?

Just kidding. I do this.


Just kidding. I do this.

No, really.  This is me at 6:30 this morning, taking a selfie on my husband's camera for him to discover at work so that he wouldn't forget how sexy his wife is while he's away at the office. I'm no expert on love, but I'm pretty certain guys love girls with mustaches.

Seriously, though. Forget xanax or The Notebook on repeat - when I get stressed I start a project.  When I was imminently due with the birdie (and a little stressed), I started this totally frivolous and ridiculously stupid hair project instead of oh, I don't know, packing a hospital bag or installing a car seat.  Listening to people complain is boring, so I won't put you to sleep with the boring details of my totally temporary and hopefully soon-to-pass moderately-leveled stressers, but I will bore you with crummy iPhone photos of my husband on a step stool, painting the birdie's bedroom in the pre-dawn hours of the morning.

Nice calves.

It's on, y'all. Not one but two rooms of the house are getting a facelift, Dew Drop by Behr going into the baby's room and the former guest room turned soon-to-be-the-duckling's room getting three coats of white. I'm not usually a white-walled sort of person, but after a year of living with an inherited color I can only call "Facebook blue", I wanted to open that puppy up with a clean slate of white on white (or, more accurately, Decorator White on whatever random white the people before us painted the trim).

Want to know something else? When I'm stressed and can't sleep, I still use this to help me relax.

What do you do to de-stress?


  1. I start projects too. Mostly crochet or something weird and random (like tab maille). It's either do that, or get a stress rash on my forearms.

    1. I don't know what tab maille is but it sounds less blotchy than a stress rash.


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