Saturday, October 18, 2008

Quiet Anxiety

I used my birthday present from the kids today...a 90 minute massage at Juut. I'm as loose as a goose. I'm starting a "Mom's Massage Fund" jar. I absolutely love massages but am in need of some relaxation for my mind as well. Here's how a typical massage goes for me after I get all situated and the masseuse starts her work:

My mind goes 100 mph:

Ahhh, I could get used to this. Where do I put my arms so they don't fall asleep? I wonder what music is playing. What kind of oil or lotion is she using? I wonder if Evan and the kids made it to the zoo okay. I wonder if the sloth is out today. What should I marinate the steaks in? I wonder if Cole had a dirty diaper for Evan to change. Where can I get rye buns like Snuffy's? I wonder when Alex and Izzy will just get over themselves and hook up again. How many apples do I need for a big huge pot of sauce? What will Avrie be for Halloween? Who will have Marlon's funeral? Ooooh, owch. I wonder where she went to massage school? If I ever buy Evan a massage certificate the masseuse will have to be male...or gay. Definitely. My hair is getting nasty greasy from the massage oil. I need a new hairdo. I'm turing into frumpy mom. Wait, so already there. I hope we get Cole's birth certificate in time for the trip. I hope my summer clothes fit by then. Maybe she's massaging away all my cellulite.

And on and on for 90 minutes. 100 mph. Getting a sense of what prayer is like for me?!?!

But, in the end I still wanted to throw her all my money, "here. Take it. Really. Who needs to eat? Just keep rubbing!" "Could you maybe just talk to me so I don't have to do the whole hamster wheel in my head thing?"


8 comments:

Amber said...

lucky....

Jana said...

Your honesty cracks me up, I know what you mean about your mind constantly running, but I am sure yours is much worse than mine. I don't have kids to think about yet.

MT Foners said...

YOU'RE A NUT... but I completely understand!!! I do the same thing, usually making a mental 'to-do' list for when I'm done and by the time I walk out the door, I've completely forgotten it all! where are you going on your trip?

Annie and Len said...

ha i think about stuff for an hour before going to bed and len is out in five min!

Lorene said...

my massage therapist talks. about anything i have on my mind..so we have solved the worlds problems many times! Vern has had a massage from her. I know Len has had a massage too. If you have an ethical masseuse it shouldn't be a problem..Now if you want a really good massage get one from Del!

Shannon said...

sorry...no offense to del but there is no way i'm letting a relative or close friend rub me while i'm naked.

ethel said...

congrats on the massage fund jar idea! i think i'll start one too! you're better than i..you know all those thoughts you have and keep to yourself? i just blab everything to the poor person giving me the massage!

Tim and Melissa said...

A 90 minute massage??? Do you have any idea how jealous I am right now?? (not that you didn't deserve that, because you sooo do!) Ahh, just the thought of it sounds lovely. And I totally understand about your mind not shutting off. You're a momma!!