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.
I think it’s soooo important to know your heart, mind and body well enough to know what you need on a day of rest and recovery! My secrets are bubble bath, reading, candles, soft music and good sleep! 🙂
Those sound like perfect recovery rituals Ann. Delicious.
Ooh, I feel better just reading about your day. I really acknowledge you for attuning ways to nurture yourself when you were feeling prickly. Often, I forget this part and just walk around cranky…. you always inspire me so! Thank you!
Thanks Laurel! And I have to say you’re always inspiring me.
Sounds delightful. I need a Snow Day but I don’t think we’re going to get any here. You just “made” me buy Garden Spells on Amazon. I haven’t been liking anything else I’ve been reading lately but this sounds like a fun read.
LOL – I think it’s only fair that those of you in the desert should get Snow Sympathy days off. When I’m elected Empress…
Oh, I love the Prickle imagery, I have been in a state of pricklitis a lot this year, my daughter is sick, I am worried, but also in desperate need of some alone time. I received a facial steamer for Christmas, and it is a wonderful little machine that allows me to relax and be still for 20 minutes and breathe in all of that wonderful humid air. Good for the skin, sinuses and soul <3
LOL – what a great term pricklitis. I have to say the facial steamer sounds like a perfect reset when needed. I can feel myself relaxing just thinking about it. And anything that gives you a moment of isolation and an opportunity to breathe when things are a bit rough gets a big thumbs up from me. Sending good thoughts for your daughter – and you as well.