Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cookies For Relaxation?!

      I figured this was a good day to start my post with cookies! :-) I sure wish I had some of them here in the house this morning! I woke up with a 'sweet tooth'...Now that I think about it though...it's probably a good thing that I 'don't' have any in the house!! ^_^ I just started watching the news!...Whew!!!...The kind of news we're getting lately...nuclear bombs being tested, rogue police officers, cruise ships floating around with no electricity...or sanitation! O_O...a pope resigning, snow storms and hurricanes going wild, etc....YIKES! It could have you running for the sugar bowl...with nothing but a spoon!...if you're the kind of person that needs something sweet to get you through, I mean!! LOL
     I'm not that kind of person usually. Usually some pretty yarn and a crochet hook does it for me!...unless hormones come into play!...*wink! wink!*...and now you know the whole story!...I.....NEED.......COOKIES!!!!!! LOL

     Thankfully I'm calmed by other things too! I read and study my Bible, (which reminds me that all of these things happening are a sure sign that 'better' is right around the corner)...listen to music, watch my birds at the feeder, chat with my hubby, look at old movies, write poetry, sip on green tea, etc...which makes me curious to know...what calms 'YOU' down (blog readers, I'm talking to 'YOU' ^_^), or helps you stay in a relaxed mood?!
     Something else that calms me is strolling through the Etsy search. :-) Seeing all of the creative energy people are putting into the things they're making...Including the delicious looking baked goods...like the shortbread cookies in the header photo! YUM!! But there's all kinds of things people are creating! Here's just a couple...

      I just have to add here, that the above napkin rings gave me 'IDEAS!!!!' ^_^ I 'DO' love a new place to place a flower!!! :-) ... But moving on!!...

      Calm.....relaxed! :-)

     Of course, I do have one other thing that calms me...writing my blog! :-) Spilling my guts and just talking...with my fingers even...calms and relaxes me! Hmmm....does that have something to do with 'YOU'?! :-)

       Yep!...Envisioning 'YOU' sitting down in front of your screen, reading my blog post, holding a cup of coffee or tea, hot chocolate or apple cider, calms me. :-) ... So, even if nobody is actually reading it....and please don't tell me if you aren't!! O_O...I'm still good! Ha! Ha! It's the perception of talking to someone that's relaxing me!...It's always good to at least 'think' you're being heard, right?... ^_^ ...or, in this case, read (sounds like 'red' LOL...Ugh! The English language!!)!

       Okay, I'm off to get some things done. I'll catch up with you tomorrow...for calmness, which, by looking at the news, I'm sure I'm gonna need again by then! ^_^


News of war and near disasters,
Lots of folks who are to blame;
A world that's ever slightly shifting,
and yet still remains the same.

You can turn off your T.V.,
Unplug your phone. No one would care.
But soon you'll need to be connected,
and the news will still be there!

We have to streamline all our focus,
no matter what we use,
and keep our minds on what's important.
Now, Baby, that's some news!


  1. Help, O Lord, for the godly are fast disappearing!
    The faithful have vanished from the earth!
    Neighbors lie to each other,
    speaking with flattering lips and deceitful hearts.
    May the Lord cut off their flattering lips
    and silence their boastful tongues.
    They say, “We will lie to our hearts’ content.
    Our lips are our own—who can stop us?”
    The Lord replies, “I have seen violence done to the helpless,
    and I have heard the groans of the poor.
    Now I will rise up to rescue them,
    as they have longed for me to do.”
    The Lord’s promises are pure,
    like silver refined in a furnace,
    purified seven times over.
    Therefore, Lord, we know you will protect the oppressed,
    preserving them forever from this lying generation,
    even though the wicked strut about,
    and evil is praised throughout the land.

    ...I have to streamline all my focus,
    no matter what I use,
    and keep my mind on what's important.
    Yes, now I am living in this chaos world.
    Thus, I'm holding on only LORD's pure promises.

    momo from MOMOlike on Etsy.

    1. WOW! You are a thinker, MOMO!...I'll discuss the comment with you on the etsy convo...And thank you so much for allowing me to share your kit here. :-)

  2. Calm and Relaxed - yes, some days it takes some doing to get to that state! And the news - many days I don't even watch them with all the bad news that's being reported. I hope you are doing alright with all the snow you've been getting. We are having thunderstorms here today! xoxo Silke

    1. You're right, Silke. Some days calm takes a little longer. :-] But it's a lot faster for me with something good to listen to or with a crochet hook in my hand! :-] It doesn't come so easy for some people in a thunderstorm though! O_O I hope they've passed fr you by now. Pick up your knitting needles! ^_^

  3. Yep.....reading and studying the Bible does relax me too! Jehovah calms us that way. Yep....the things happening in the world DO mean better times are just ahead! Yay!! Can't wait!
    You relax crocheting, I relax making jewelry. Creating!!
    Yes, that flower napkin ring IS a good idea....*wink* *wink*!!
    Your poem sums it up. Thanks for that!

    1. :-) You and I think alike, Bead! It must be our spiritual and creative minds...And I'm already giving serious thought to those flower napkin rings...the crocheted version! ^_^ ... Thanks for the nice words about the poem too. I really appreciate it!..Nighty night now! :-]

  4. Nothing wrong with having a sweet tooth a little bit of what you fancy does you good :-) working on my cochet and doing some sewing helps to relax me. Have a lovely day, dee x

    1. I agree, about the sweet tooth thing! Everything in moderation...and chocolate! LOL...Keep calm and crochet on too, I say! :-)

  5. It's not a perfect world. There're so many bad news reported on TV and newspaper and the internet makes it even easier for us to learn more of those bad news. Some news could really make you very hard to sleep tight at night.
    But at the same time, it makes me realize how lucky and blessed I am that I could have what I have now. I am not rich but I have enough food to eat, clothes to wear and a place to live. I don't have a perfect super model face and body but I have healthy body that enables me to do the things I like and go to places that I want to go. I live in a place that is not in war or in disaster. And most of all, there are someones love me and someones that I love.
    Besides realizing what I've already have, good food ( of course, including cookies and chocolate), music, watching movies on the couch ( I hope I can say exercising ) can always help me to relax.
    Hope you can all find the ways to peace your mind and relax in some of those not so good days :)

    1. Thank you very much for the thoughtful comment, Candy. Yes, we all have our own way of relaxing. And we have to find that peace and be able to look to the future with knowledge that 'this too shall pass' when talking of the bad news in the world. There absolutely is 'good news'!!! :-)


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