Saturday, February 06, 2010

Weekend Assignment #304: Frazzled! How Do You De-Stress?

From For Ellipsis

"The man who doesn't relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse a little later on."

-Elbert Hubbard

Weekend Assignment #304: How do you de-stress when feeling frazzled?

Extra Credit: The Weekend Assignment may soon have a co-host. That okay with everyone?

-Karen, of the blog, Outpost Mavarin


How do I de-stress? Well, Valium works pretty well! LOL. Nah, I can't even take a whole one, I have to cut mine in quarters. I am a little bit allergic you see, and not only do I become the mouthiest person on the planet, but I also become the most honest, which lets face it, only leads to additional stress when the pill wears off. LOL. Now I ask you... who needs that?

My favorite way to de-stress is pretty simple actually, I like to take pictures!

From For Ellipsis

But then I also have to give some de-stressing credits to my kitties, Dylan and Hendrix. They keep me laughing. Pets are so healthy to have around. I know I am as sane as I am because I have these little people to help keep me happy.

From For Ellipsis

But, when all else fails, I have my love of cooking. I cook every day. I like making my own meals. Oh, don't get me wrong, I love a night out once in a while, and I am a junk food junkie, but I love getting in the kitchen with the goal of creating something amazing to eat. What you are seeing in the picture below is a simple dish, Vadalia Onion Chicken. Macaroni & Cheese, and Carrots in Orange/Ginger sauce. So easy, so delicious!

From For Ellipsis




The best ways I know how to shake the stress! :)



natalie said...

Dear Caely.
what a beautiful story!
And I love the pictures!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

I'll skip the cooking, although I wouldn't mind trying some of your dishes! But I feel the same way about the dogs that you do about the cats! I've read that pets can actually lower your blood pressure.

And the photography - that's another one that really resonates with me. Getting out and taking pictures is a wonderful way to leave the stress behind, especially when you come home with beautiful shots like the ones that adorn this blog.

And it's unanimous - everyone is glad to have you join me in hosting the Weekend Assignment. I can hardly wait!

jr cline said...

Is ok with me. lol

Jama said...

I love to cook for my family too but I'm not a big eater!