Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Friday, January 28, 2011

Anti-Stressing Techniques

Okay, so I'm a little different than the rest of the sane world.  My stress relievers..........well, they might not work for you.  As a matter-of-fact, if I was a betting woman {which I'm not}, I'd bet that this might just jump your blood pressure into the danger zone.

When I decided to pull apart a leaky lap-desk so I could stuff it with regular stuffing, all the static-riddled saxophone* balls were literally JuMpInG out of the garbage bag I was trying to dump them into!  They were sticking to my hand, my arm and crawling up into my hair!  Then the garbage bag slid out of my hands and more saxophone* balls spilled into the floor.....and got on the stoic dog at my feet.  I could have gotten my knickers in a wad over it.  But, then two little girls saw the "snowy" mess and started laughing at me and at the dog.  They squealed in delight at the stickiness of that snow and really, really, really wanted to play.

*saxophone=styrofoam in Claire's language!

And me, being who I am.....I let them.  And, I laughed with them!  And took pictures.  Because it was a nice break in our hectic lives right now.  

We needed a break....but daddy came out of his office and thought I'd lost my mind!  He is one of those people that absolutely would not have let anyone play in this and make a bigger mess. 

He wouldn't let two southern girls pretend that it was snowing in the living room! 

Or cover the dog and laugh their heads off at the look of it!

He doesn't understand the fun factor here!  Or that I don't mind vacuuming, 'cause that is like therapy for me! 

 And he needed to go back in his office and take a pill and sit at his desk {which isn't any neater than the living room floor in my opinion} and not see what was happening in the other room. 

When it was over, I vacuumed up.  Yes, I vacuumed the dog!  And yes, she sat there for the vacuuming, just like she laid in the middle of the ruckus.....'cause that's how Georgia rolls!  The Little Girls {nick name for two small sister-dogs we have}, attempted to stay away from said ruckus.  They are little prissy and should have headed back to the office with Daddy! 

And yes, I am still finding little "saxophone" balls in odd places every now and then.  But, they just remind me of a good time!  And laughing little girls.  And teen boys watching from the stairs.  Too cool to play, but it was fun to watch, I guess. 

So stress-relieving?  Or do you need to go hide with Paul?


Heather BT said...

What fun, so glad you got a got a great laugh.

Yvette said...

I was looking for the "like" button! It's been a while since I've posted, read, or commented on a blog but I was wondering where you were in your journey back to China! Love the pictures of the giddy, snowy girls. Phil's reaction would be very much like Paul's. I agree with you! Finding fun instead of fuss!

charlene said...

Totally would join you!! These are the things they will remember and tell their own kids, guess what your crazy grandma let us do one day!! I love the fun in the unexpected!

Anonymous said...

Ohmygosh. It hurt to see the first pic, cause I knew what that stuff was right away. But I thought-no, this is what a great Mom does-she lets her kiddoes play & be free with it! But then there were more pictures-and my brain hurt. And then the balls were flying-actively thrown, even! And on the dog--the dog, people! And JUST when I thought I'd have a seizure, the word "vacuum" came out. I realized I was rocking back and forth on the couch a little, maybe in a fetal position.

But really-if you're leaving in a few weeks-weeks!-and the stress is on, what can you do? I mean, how bad can it be to let the saxophone balls fly? (I don't really want an answer to that, btw. I have no pills.)

You are my hero, Chelsea!

God's Grace said...

What a wonderful way to de-stress!!! I think one of my boys would have eaten them! and also one of our "little-girls"(we also have two small sister dogs :) would have eaten those little white balls! But it looks like a lot of fun!

Shannon said...

I definitely would have joined the fun! And my hubby would have returned to his home office like Paul, telling me I was crazy.

Shannon said...

I definitely would have joined the fun! And my hubby would have returned to his home office like Paul, telling me I was crazy.