Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A New "Me Time" Favorite


We all need downtime!
 Time when we can simply sit back and relax, at least for a few moments.

I find this particularly true of late, balancing multiple responsibilities of running a household, taking care of children, while cramming in my work duties during the hours they are attending school. So after they have been tucked into bed at the end of the day, a new favorite downtime activity - which I've been making a habit of enjoying a night or two a week - is to retire under the covers with a great movie! Newer releases or an old classic, up close and personal viewed on the high definition iPad screen, it's amazing the detail to be taken in as the drama unfolds.


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A fabulous bit of entertainment!

A recent watch, North by Northwest, a must-see staring Cary Grant and Eve Marie Saint. I  noticed all the minute details of the interiors, wardrobes and even how beautifully manicured Mr. Grant's nails were, observations missed when watching on a TV screen from further away! Such fun to enjoy a good story while getting some downtime in the process to recharge.

What is your favorite "me time" activity that recharges you?

14 comments :

  1. Great idea ... and beautiful picture. I really need to make an effort for more "me" time. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Oh I love this, it sounds heavenly. I've got to get Netflix! and do this. I love my iPad, but need to find more uses for it. You deserve any escape you can run to for personal recharging...Have a great day Janell!
    Nancy
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  3. Sounds fabulous. I just always fall asleep. Just lay down and I am gone. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Sounds like a perfect way to unwind. I recently watched the Coco Before Chanel movie and it was really good. A nice bubble bath and reading usually equates to perfect down time for me and gets me ready to sleep! xo

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  5. Never really thought about the benefits of watching from up close like that before. North by Northwest is one of my absolute favorites!!

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  6. Yes, I found myself fascinated with the little details, the extras, what they were wearing...and Cary Grant's hands! Of all things...:)

    Janell

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  7. My me time is spent blogging, pinteresting, reading. Sounds like you have found something that works out really well for you, Enjoy,
    xo Kathysue

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  8. Great idea. My husband does this but I've yet to try it. I do love old movies.

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  9. What a great way to revisit a favorite film - I love this too, especially with a nice set of headphones....

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  10. OK...that sounds like a winner to me....must try that...especially on an airplane!

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  11. That sounds so nice!! One of my favorite "me time" activities after the kids are in bed is to curl up on the couch with the iPad and go "window shopping". I'll pick a home decor store like Jonathan Adler or Anthropology- preferably a place that I can't afford!- and I'll look through every single one of their items and think about which ones I'd love to use in my home and how I would use them. I can spend hours doing that! My husband thinks it'd be depressing but I think it's fun! :)

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  12. Oh, I love it! Might have to try that. I like to put on the head phones and play the piano {keyboard} once the kiddos are down. I get lost in the music and that is a great feeling.

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  13. I love North by Northwest! Have you seen him in Houseboat? Another goodie!

    We just got netflix streamed into out TV and that is so fun! Looks like I will need an Ipad for my Birthday. LOL

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  14. You must add Downton Abbey to your watch list. The first season is on Netflix, second on iTunes. I have been so sick of television, I have been doing the same a few night a week. Enjoy!

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