Yesterday was one of THOSE days. I couldn’t seem to get on the right side of me – I was prickly and cranky and it seemed like so was everyone else around me. And before I knew it I was hours into a day that was ouchy, filled with some dis-kindnesses, and generally not my finest time.
Today I woke up feeling so much better. But there was six inches of snow to shovel and freezy cold to cope with and rather than the muck of yesterday, I found I was facing ouchy joints.
So what’s a person to do? Well my solution was a Prickle Recovery Day. Kind of like an unexpected school Snow Day holiday, only better.
Here’s some of the things I fit into my day of rest and recovery:
First, apologies to someone I owed one to from yesterday. AH – right away that helped.
Then there was a salt bath (with flower essences and essential oils). Followed by a lathering of luxe lotion – no way prickles can have a chance with that.
Clean sheets spritzed with a combo of my favorite auric sprays set the perfect stage for periodic naps.
And in between time, I finished reading Garden Spells.
I watched The Fantastic Planet. Oh how I love that art!
I did a little herbal crafting. I’ve got my first winter’s batch of herbal beads started.
There was lettering with glitter markers; 10-bean soup and corn bread; kitty smoothifying (which is our secret should-be-patented brushing and belly-rubbing route to feline ecstasy); some gentle stretching and energy work on those achy joints of mine; a delightful dream about a hedgehog; and yes, of course, there has been cholocate.
All-in-all a most wonderful de-prickling, soul-nourishing, body-resting kind of day. Just what the angels ordered.
And what about you? Do you have any go-to de-prickling remedies? What’s on your perfect recovery “snow day”? Do tell –you know I love to hear.