Showing posts with label Mumford and Sons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mumford and Sons. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Five Favorite De-Stressors - 7 Posts in 7 Days: Day 3

I'm participating in the 7 Posts in 7 Days link-up at Conversion Diary, and this is my post for Day 3.  Go here to read the posts from the other bloggers in the link-up.  And go here to find a list of all 7 of my posts for this round of the link-up.

And because I'm lazy efficient, it's a dual link-up kind of day, because this is also my Five Favorites post.  Check out the others at Moxie Wife.


I get anxious and stressed.  A lot.  A whole, whole, whole lot.  I've had to find little tricks to help reduce my stress levels, so I don't go all panic-attacky.  So today, I'm sharing my five favorite ways to reduce anxiety and de-stress!

1.
Reading A Favorite Book
These beauties are definitely not just for show.
Probably the number one thing I due to reduce anxiety is to distract my brain with a good book.  Personally, I've found the best things to read when anxious are not new books.  It requires too much concentration and focus when you don't already know the story, and focusing is way too hard to do when I'm really rockin' the anxiety.  Instead, I grab a tried and true favorite, and it's like sitting down with an old friend who's keeping me company until I get myself calmed down and back in order again.

2.
Drink Something Relaxing

Thursday, September 19, 2013

7 Quick Takes - Vol. 10


Already stylin'!

Here he is!!  My brand new nephew, Jonah, also know as the Little Flirt.  That's right, at only a week old, he's already good with the ladies!  I was holding him while he slept this evening, and I was trying to slowly coax him awake so he could eat.  He started streeeetching and yaaaaawning and opening his eyes into little slits, so I thought I was making progress.  Then, he fell back asleep!  I called him a tease, and he gave this impudent little half-smile. Such a Little Flirt he is, trying to win his auntie over.

Thanks to all who prayed for my sister to have a good labor!  It's much appreciated.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

GOTR Weekend


Remember how I said I love the band Mumford and Sons?  Guess what I got to do this last weekend:  I went to see them in concert!  Specifically, I went to the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in the little town of Guthrie, Oklahoma.

For those who don't know, Mumford and Sons have their own label called "Gentlemen of the Road," and last summer and this they have hosted a series of weekend music festivals, which they call Stopovers, in small towns that don't normally get concert traffic.  They invited about a dozen of their favorite bands to come out and perform on Friday and Saturday.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

7 Quick Takes - Vol. 9


I changed my blog background.  Do you like it?  I decided I wanted something a little more personal and pertinent than the generic picture that came with the template, soooooo I took a picture of my bookshelf and used that.  Ta da!  If your eyesight is good enough to read the titles, you will be privy to some of the actual books in my library.  See any of your favorites on there?


TODAY!!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

7 Quick Takes - Vol. 6


Why, Texas?  Why do you have to be 105 face-melting, energy-draining, will-to-live-sapping degrees?  My car gets so hot inside after a day in the sun that I expect to hear sizzling anytime my skin touches ANY non-cloth surface.  I love slow-cooked barbeque, but I don't want to BE slow-cooked barbeque, so please, a little cool front would be fantastic!

Apparently, I'm getting my wish.  I decided to consult the weather forecast after writing my first take, and check this out!
Dallas 7 day Forecast
WOW!  Look at all those days under 100.  Downright chilly!

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