1. Where do you escape to when you’ve had enough?
This is actually the last question that I am answering today.
I started this Five Question Friday this morning, but I was stumped by this question, and so I skipped it and moved to the others.
I’ve been thinking about this question all day.
I don’t really know how to answer it.
I don’t really “escape” to anywhere.
I like to curl up in my “reading room” with a good book while the baby naps, but to be honest, I don’t think I’d call it an “escape” because I feel guilty the whole time that I should be doing laundry or doing dishes or one of the hundreds of other things that don’t go away without getting done.
Also, I’m not sure I ever really feel the need to “escape.”
Do I like to experience moments of peace? Where no one is asking for something or telling on someone?
Do I consider it an “escape?”
I’m not so sure.
So, I’ll answer with this…
I really enjoy going to get my hair done.
I sit in the chair and someone says “What can I do for you today?”
I say “Just a trim and even out my roots.”
I sit in that chair for about 30 minutes while she wraps my roots in foil.
I close my eyes and I don’t speak.
(I go to the same woman every time and she knows I’m not a chatter. We’ve discussed it and she said it’s actually liberating not to have to make small talk. It works for us.)
Then, she moves me to the dryer and I pull out my book.
I read while the dryer warms my neck and drowns out any sounds.
I am completely in my own world, lost in my book, completely and utterly relaxed.
30 minutes later, she brings me back to the chair where she unwraps the foils and leans back my chair.
She washes my hair and massages my scalp.
She conditions my hair and rinses it with steaming hot water.
I sit up and after she dries it with a towel, she starts to blow dry my hair.
My hair only meets the hair dryer at the hairdressers, as it’s a luxury I don’t have time for in the mornings.
When she’s done, she hands me my glasses, spins me around in the chair and shows me what she’s done.
I’m rarely disappointed, as I have the same thing done every time, and I leave feeling relaxed which is good for my emotional self and I feel good about my physical self and I go home after an hour and a half and am thrilled to see my babies who act like I’ve been gone for eons.
It’s pretty darn good stuff.
2. What shows are you watching this fall?
A shorter response would be to the question “What shows are you NOT watching this fall?”
I’m watching Modern Family, The Middle, House, Gossip Girl, Criminal Minds, Vampire Diaries, The Mentalist, Revenge, Whitney, Suburgatory, Up All Night, Castle, Prime Suspect, Unforgettable and am ridiculously excited for Once Upon a Time to start on Sunday night.
I’ve been wonderfully surprised by Whitney and horribly disappointed by Glee this season.
I DVR everything and then watch at random times while I fold laundry or do other chores that are made bearable with a good show in the background.
Just realized that’s about 12 and a half hours of tv a week.
I gotta quit doing chores.
3. What was the longest road trip you’ve ever taken and where did you go?
The longest road trip I’ve ever taken was the summer after my senior year of high school.
My church handbell choir drove out to Michigan for our summer tour.
We had a blast.
Van broke down and the guy fixing it had a heart attack while under the hood.
However, dead mechanics aside, it was fantastic.
4. Do you plan on taking your kids to Disney World?
I really, really do.
I don’t know.
I’m aiming for next October, but we’ll see.
Braces and a basement are a bit draining at the moment.
Trips to Disney should be free.
Like, a right of every American.
Oh well…guess I’ll just have to live with free speech and all that.
5. What is something people would surprised to know about you?
After two years of writing this blog, I’m not entirely sure there is anything that people don’t already know about me.
I think that many of my colleagues would be surprised at what an utter goofball and mush I really am, and many of my closest friends would be surprised at how professional and business-like I can be.