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Monday, June 21, 2010

50 percent less stressed

We've been in our new neighborhood for about 2 and a half months now.  About a week and a half ago, I could not find the Dracenator (although I have told him to let me know before he leaves the yard).  When I saw the huge blow up water slide our neighbors across the street were blowing up in the front yard, it did not take long to find him. 

Charlie asks if Dracen was there and the mom says, "yes, and he's fine" and then continued to tell him how when he walked up, he pointed to the two ionic titanium necklaces (cause he was wearing his and his brother's) around his neck and said, "this necklace makes me 50 percent less stressed".  

In case you don't know what that is, it's something that many of the boys in little  league started wearing this year.


Why?  I really had no clue, but apparently, they make some (at least the Dracenator, who is not quite 7) feel 50 percent less stressed.  I guess he thought that if he wore two, he would have no stress at all.  Like a 6 or 7 year old really has sooo much to be stressed about! 

This made me start thinking of things that make me feel less stressed and here are a few that come to mind....

~I don't drink on a regular basis but a glass or two of really good red wine on occasion.

~Baths, especially bubble baths (throw in a glass of red wine and I'm sure to be at least 75 percent less stressed)

~The boys a.k.a the demoliton duo getting along for a change. (these moments are few and far between!)


~a pedicure

~time with my girlfriends (it's been way too long since we all got together!) 

~strolling the antiques mall

~going out to lunch with Charlie

~good music

~a good massage (another thing that has been way too long!)

~watching the Darlings run and play in the fenced in backyard (I am doing that now from the sunroom :) )

~a good chick flick

~I don't have a cat but hearing a cat's purr has always been soothing to me
~reading a good book


~the ocean... who I miss dearly :(

~finishing all the laundry and housework...oh, wait, it's NEVER finished which is why I must get busy.  Maybe the Dracenator will let me borrow his necklace...

What makes you 50 percent less stressed?



  1. This is a great post Diane! I like the idea of wearing two of those bracelets so there would be no stress at all. That is pretty smart thinking! I like a massage to reduce stress. I haven't had one in years though. I like a bath with classical music. Music always helps reduce my stress. Have a great day!

    Mama Hen

  2. Great blog! Now following from MBC

  3. A massage, for sure!!!
    Alright, now I'm fixated on the massage and can't think of anything else. I'm calling my massage therapist...

  4. I need that necklace. Seriously. Love the new look!!!!

  5. In January I started a ritual. I go to the spa to get waxed, a massage and a pedicure. There's no need for a pedicure in the winter, but this is an hour or two I get to myself every month. When I'm there I go ahead and plan my next visit. It's totally indulgent.

    SLEEP. I love to sleep. I take power naps sometimes. If I had my way, I would go to bed at 10 and sleep till 10 everyday.