Sorry about not posting yesterday. Wednesdays seem to be particularly hectic for me and often leave no time for blogging in the morning or evening. Yesterday was a prime example, as I left the house a little after 8:00 a.m. and didn't make it home until almost 9:00 p.m.
I'm trying to think of ways to cut down on my more unpleasant manifestations of stress and first on my list is a massage. I have a gift certificate for a free one-hour massage from a massage therapist I've never been to before. She lives about four blocks from me, so you'd think it would be a no-brainer, but I can't seem to remember to bring her phone number with me when I leave the house.
I'm a big fan of deep-tissue massage. Anything lighter seems like a waste of an hour of my life. Back when I had more in the way of excess income, I used to try to get a massage once a month. I think it's been at least a year since my last massage. Sigh.
Next on my priority list is trying to work in some kind of regular exercise. I really enjoy yoga, but I'm not advanced enough to be able to maintain a creative and varied practice at home. There's a yoga studio not far from where I live, but the classes they offer at times I can work with are not the classes that I would necessarily prefer.
That leaves the treadmill in my guest room, which works perfectly well but is in no danger of ever wearing out because it sits upright and unused, day in and day out. Once it gets warmer, I might be willing to take walks outside, but that tends to fizzle out after a few journeys to the closest places of interest.
I'm rambling, I know. I need to get ready for another marathon day of work, so I'll cut myself off.
I'll end with an idea designed to give me something to write about tomorrow that I ripped off from J-Walk Blog: Ask Average Jane. Ask me anything and I'll try to answer to the best of my ability, research skill and willingness to be candid. Use the comments area or e-mail me using the e-mail link on my About page.