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The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 32 – How do you de-stress?

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I don’t have any magic secrets to de-stressing but I have found that getting away from the stressful situation for a while is always a big help if possible. Sometimes, even if I can’t leave the situation physically, I can escape into a good book for a while and that seems to help.

After I have had a stressful week, sometimes I like to take a long bubble bath and read a paperback while soaking in hot water with lavender bubbles. This doesn’t work as well as it used to because now I rarely have a new book to take to the bath with me. I buy all my books on my tablet and use the kindle reader now and I am not taking my tablet into the bath! That would surely lead to more stress!!!

Music and a long drive are a help sometimes too. I have about an hour’s commute each day so I turn on the radio to my favorite channels or use a playlist on my phone and sing along with my favorite songs. This can be helpful pretty much any day. (Although I sometimes get looks from other drivers who seem to think I am talking to myself but oh well!)


 

This week’s prompt is – How do you De-Stress?

  • Read
  • Swim
  • Walk
  • Music
  • Yoga
  • Sport
  • Anything else?
  • What triggers your acknowledgement that you need to de-stress?
    • Headaches
    • other pains?
  • What triggers you stress?
As always, share what you feel comfortable – anything from nothing to…..your choice!

 


 

The Book of Me, Written by You

By Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog – http://www.anglersrest.net

Introduction

The Book of Me is a themed event enabling you to build a “Book of Me” over at least the coming year to share with your descendants, in reality this project can be as long
or as short as you want it to be.

So much of our time is researching our ancestors, but how much of the incidentals of our lives do we share, or know about our parents, grandparents, siblings and the
people that matter to us?

It is these incidental snippets that enable us to “flesh out” our ancestors and what more of a legacy could we present to our descendants or future researchers?

Over the coming weeks there will be a weekly prompt enabling you to share those details and perhaps include details of things that you know of your parents, Grandparents, siblings etc

This is not just about genealogy or family history. It is about a personal journey; a journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.

The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 29 – What’s in your Bag/Pocket?

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Well the things I routinely carry are way too many things but some of them are

  • My Surface, its charger, a wireless trackball, and the surface pen
  • My cell phone that has a digital camera with a 10x zoom lens and its charger
  • keys
  • receipts
  • money
  • sunglasses
  • eyeglass cleaner supplies
  • mints
  • pen and pencil set
  • anything else I happen to stuff in my bag that day

 

This week’s prompt is – What’s in your bag/pocket?

Do you routinely carry a bag or holdall?
What do you carry?
Why do you carry it?
What do you carry it in?
Do you carry differently things on specific days or to specific places?

 


 

The Book of Me, Written by You

By Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog – http://www.anglersrest.net

Introduction

The Book of Me is a themed event enabling you to build a “Book of Me” over at least the coming year to share with your descendants, in reality this project can be as long
or as short as you want it to be.

So much of our time is researching our ancestors, but how much of the incidentals of our lives do we share, or know about our parents, grandparents, siblings and the
people that matter to us?

It is these incidental snippets that enable us to “flesh out” our ancestors and what more of a legacy could we present to our descendants or future researchers?

Over the coming weeks there will be a weekly prompt enabling you to share those details and perhaps include details of things that you know of your parents, Grandparents, siblings etc

This is not just about genealogy or family history. It is about a personal journey; a journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.

The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 19 – Who Do You Miss?

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There are many people that I miss. I was lucky enough to know all of my grandparents and many of my great-grandparents. My grandparents and great-grandparents are all gone now from this life. I have also lost many of my uncles and one of my aunts. There isn’t often a day that passes that I don’t think of at least one of them. They were not perfect people but they lived as best as they could at the time in the circumstances surrounding them.

 


 


Dad’s Family when he was a teenager

Mom’s family when she was a small baby

 

This week’s prompt is –  Who Do You Miss?

Having just gone through the Festive season our thoughts turn to those not with us.

  • Whether that is people who live elsewhere and that we will not see over the festive season
  • People that have passed away.
  • Who do you miss?
  • Why do you miss them?
    • Them as an individual
    • Something specific to them

 

The Book of Me, Written by You

By Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog – http://www.anglersrest.net

 

Introduction

 

The Book of Me is a themed event enabling you to build a “Book of Me” over at least the coming year to share with your descendants, in reality this project can be as long

or as short as you want it to be.

  • So much of our time is researching our ancestors, but how much of the incidentals of our lives do we share, or know about our parents, grandparents, siblings and the people that matter to us?
  • It is these incidental snippets that enable us to “flesh out” our ancestors and what more of a legacy could we present to our descendants or future researchers?
  • Over the coming weeks there will be a weekly prompt enabling you to share those details and perhaps include details of things that you know of your parents, Grandparents, siblings etc
  • This is not just about genealogy or family history. It is about a personal journey; a journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.

The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 18 – First Present or Gift

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I talked about the first presents that I remember in the toys prompt – the stuffed bear and monkey that I kept for years.  But a couple of memorable gifts that I have had came from my grandmothers.  My Dad’s mom gave me some crocheted collars that were all the fashion rage when I was in high school.  She made me several of them in different colors and styles to wear with my turtle necks and sweatshirts like  the other girls were doing.  I still have some of these.

 

My Mom’s mom gave me a quilt that is one of my treasures to this day.  She had visited us when I was coloring in this book of birds.  She wanted it for patterns and I let her have it so the quilt that she made from these patterns was mine when I graduated from high school.  I used this quilt for many years but now it is too threadbare to use but I keep it displayed in my bedroom.

 

 

 


 

This week’s prompt is – First Present or Gift

  • Can you remember it?
  • Who bought it for you?
  • Do you still have it?
  • Pictures or a description
  • Other special gifts?

 


 

The Book of Me, Written by You

By Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog – http://www.anglersrest.net

Introduction

The Book of Me is a themed event enabling you to build a “Book of Me” over at least the coming year to share with your descendants, in reality this project can be as long
or as short as you want it to be.

So much of our time is researching our ancestors, but how much of the incidentals of our lives do we share, or know about our parents, grandparents, siblings and the
people that matter to us?

It is these incidental snippets that enable us to “flesh out” our ancestors and what more of a legacy could we present to our descendants or future researchers?

Over the coming weeks there will be a weekly prompt enabling you to share those details and perhaps include details of things that you know of your parents, Grandparents, siblings etc

This is not just about genealogy or family history. It is about a personal journey; a journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.

The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 17 – Toys and Games

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I don’t necessarily remember my first toy when I got it but I do remember two of my early toys.  I had a stuffed brown and white bear and a stuffed monkey that I kept all through my childhood.  They were battered and full of holes and leaking their stuffing.  I had them until I was in high school and they got destroyed during one of our moves.  Mom told me that Dad had picked those out for me when I was a baby.

 

I also remember that when I was a young teenager, perhaps 13 or 14, I really wanted one of the new state-of-the -art video games:  An Atari 2600.  They were over a $100 and I didn’t think my parents would be able to afford it but that year at Christmas we got one of them to share for our Christmas present.  We played that thing for hours on end.   I remember one night I played for 8 hours straight one game of pacman when I kept getting new lives!  I set the family high score that was unbeaten forever on Pacman.  However, the game that came with the game system Pitfall was a game that I absolutely couldn’t play.  You had to coordinate jumping and grabbing a rope to get over this pit – I never made it – I only know what the rest of the game looks like because my brother and sister could play the game!!

 


 

This week’s prompt is – Toys & Games

  • Can you remember your first toy, or game?
  • Do you still have it?
  • Who did you play with?
  • Did you play board games?
  • Have you inherited any of your family games & toys?
  • Share some pictures if you would like to!

 


 

The Book of Me, Written by You

By Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog – http://www.anglersrest.net

Introduction

The Book of Me is a themed event enabling you to build a “Book of Me” over at least the coming year to share with your descendants, in reality this project can be as long
or as short as you want it to be.

So much of our time is researching our ancestors, but how much of the incidentals of our lives do we share, or know about our parents, grandparents, siblings and the
people that matter to us?

It is these incidental snippets that enable us to “flesh out” our ancestors and what more of a legacy could we present to our descendants or future researchers?

Over the coming weeks there will be a weekly prompt enabling you to share those details and perhaps include details of things that you know of your parents, Grandparents, siblings etc

This is not just about genealogy or family history. It is about a personal journey; a journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.