Thursday, July 1, 2010

How Do You Escape?

Yesterday was a particularly hard day in Pufferville. I try not to blog on days like that because the thoughts I have aren't pretty. In fact, I started to blog yesterday and I'm going to delete it.
The thoughts I have change radically from day to day, hour to hour.
Right now, it's all about naps.
Sleep. Lack of. For me. For the babies. Yuck.
However! Sleep training at night time is going very, very, very well. No complaints there and it worked FAST. (Yes, yes, I know I keep promising I'm going to write a detailed post about it and I am, I swear).

So after we got the kids to sleep--6:20! No crying!--I really needed to decompress and I discovered something about myself. When I am really needing to 'escape' I do the same type of thing: I order Asian food (Vietnamese or Thai) and look at things on the internet that have to do with South East Asia. It is my ultimate escape. I love dreaming about the next vacation or perhaps living abroad for awhile.
For instance, last night I looked at a website of villas to rent on the island of Phuket. There are some sweet deals out there! Look at this one. That's only $112/night per couple with a FT chef and housekeeper! With FREE child and toddler friendly removable stair gates, kid's toys, CD's and DVD's, child's bikes, high chairs, cribs and car booster seats!!
It was enough to make me want to start emailing my friends asking who wants to go in on a vacation villa in Thailand, but Chicken stopped me (Next in Line?)
Other times, I look at blogs of people traveling in SEA or I'll just search for photos.

What do you do to escape? How do you decompress and day dream?


Jen said...

When chunk goes to bed, I sometimes take a bath and read or most likely, I veg on the couch watching tv that I have DVR'ed.

Strawberry said...

Definitely by dreaming about vacations. Books, writing, tv, surfing the web...those are good, too. And sex.

I remember living those days...where emotions would be up one minute, down the next. I know you know this, but it gets easier in time, promise. Even with twins I hear :)

tbean said...

Sorry you had a bad patch there. Feel free to share those moments if you are up to it. Sometimes I censor my really dark places from my blog, but then I realize I am denying myself support that I know I need.

I kinda suck at relaxing and decompressing, although it is a skill I am always working on. I like to watch junky reality tv while my wife rubs my back. :)

Two Moms, Two Monkeys said...

OMG that place looks amazing... Can we come with you? ;)

These days my escape includes looking for bigger houses. With the twins I feel so cramped with all their gear. We aren't in a place to upgrade just yet, so for now I just imagine what it would be like to have more space.

As for the ups and downs, as Strawberry said, it gets easier, though we still have the lows, we have much more highs these days.

Anonymous said...

Hey ... i used to keep a blog (and will soon again, as you know) the difference being that the last blog occured at the time following the very messy end of a LTR, and unfortunately, reading back though it now, the bitterness it's laced with (along with heaps of immaturity) makes me cringe. It's funny, sometimes you don't realise what a dark place you're in until you see it from the outside, at a safe distance.*

The Islands of Thailand are going to be the last stop before home for Andrea and I - perhaps we'll try and save a little along the way and get a couple of nights in a place like that - what a way to end 9 months of sleeping with bed bugs!

Hope you're feeling better soon. Mx

*Certainly not suggesting you're in "a dark place" ;o)

2girlsandtheirfamily said...

Blah to the hard days. Yesterday was SUCKYVILLE over here too. Glad you got through it and that the sleep training is going so well! YAY! As for decompressing, we like having a nice dinner ALONE after the girls are down and just enjoy talking to each other about the day. We also like complete downtime where your brain can become complete mush and no thinking is involved while watching HGTV shows we've dvr'ed.

Next in Line said...

I honestly don't think I decompress enough, but when I do in often involves icecream. (I have never eaten this much in my whole life and I weigh the same as pre-pregnancy. I just eat and eat and eat.) I also like to catch up on blogs and use the computer while Fi reads. I just like being in the same room as her doing different things. And YES to SE Asia with you. I am dreaming of Laos right now. I just haven't figured how to pay for it.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

OH MY WORD - I am in heaven right now, dreaming.

I need to dream about our next travel plans so I don't get bored with life (I sound ungrateful, don't I?) and I was saying to D a few weeks ago, "thailand would be good, it is so cheap we could pay for a nanny for the twins" - will def save this link!'

To decompress, I get on the computer! Like now.