Monday, March 10, 2008

Give Me Five Monday Meme #17

Monday, March 10, 2008

The 'Give Me Five' Monday meme is designed to share fun information with each other in a simple short list! Here's how it works. Each week, I will put out a random topic from my list of topics and you share 5 answers of your choice on the given topic and link back here! You can add photos, links or stories or just a simple list of your own of 5 things that relate to the topic as it pertains to you and your life experiences. It doesn't have to be in any order of importance unless otherwise specified.
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Give Me Five ways you like to de-stress, relax, wind down or kick back.

Ooo, I love these because I get good ideas from everyone else! I say, "No need to pack up the old Rimowa luggage and head to the airport for a full on vacation!" There's plenty of stuff right here we can enjoy to kick back and relax.

1. Knitting-I learned to knit a couple of years ago and it is a great way to relax and the repetition is soothing. The feeling of the fibers working through your hands is great! I also love the sense of accomplishment when I finally finish a piece. Sometimes it bothers my carpal tunnel but for the most part, knitting is a great way to de-stress for me.

2. Watch TV-I almost always end my day watching some kind of recorded show in bed. I love having my DVR. I tell it what I want to watch then, when I get the time, my favorite shows are sitting there waiting for me! Also, I get to skip right through those stinky commercials :)

3. Fishing-I really love fishing. I always liked it as a kid but didn't get to go with 'the guys' very much. As an adult, I dated a guy who's favorite thing in life is fishing and we went all the time on his boat. We'd leave early in the morning and get to a lake and fish at sunrise or go after work more locally and fish until after dark! I miss it alot. When I get to go fishing, I have a big smile on my face because it's a great way to get out into nature and enjoy the great outdoors! If I'm fishing, I'm not worried about work or other responsibilities!!

4. Reading-I don't read as much as I wish I did. I don't make enough time for it. I do enjoy it! It's a great way to get your mind off your issues and into someone else's for a while. When I read in bed at night, I'm all into it at first and then before I know it, I'm drifting off to sleep!

5. Playing games online-I love to play over at I pay for my membership, it's a turn based game site, but I really love the games (especially Dice Pipe) and all the other members are so friendly. I have several friends who also play there, so it's fun to have games going with them. I've discovered a few other free websites for playing games too. I really enjoy it. It puts you in a playful mood, also not thinking of work and responsibilities when I'm playing.
Give Me Five Participants
1. Bethany
2. Mama Pajama
3. Stacey @Real World Mom
4. Tamy ~ 3 Sides of Crazy
5. Emelita
6. Kwizgiver
7. Forgetfulone
8. Penny Lane
9. Anna
10. Tina Kubala
11. *jimaiemarie*
12. Serena
13. MomOf3
14. PhoenixTheBloggingMama
15. storyteller

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Bethany said...

Mine is up!!

Anonymous said...

Ahem - that is Avebury, not Stonehenge.

Fun site, I may give it a go

BeccaGirl said...

I assure you, it's Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. Please visit 'European Vacation - Episode 3 Part A' found here:

I've never heard of Avebury, actually had to look it up online to see it on Wikipedia.

What about the photo gives you the impression it's not Stonehenge?

Stacey @Real World Mom said...

Another good one, Becca! I'm looking forward to reading the responses to this one, too! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Becca. Great GM5 idea this week. Mine is finally up! Have a good one!

Kwizgiver said...

I actually found some cool photos to use this week! Thanks for a great meme!

forgetfulone said...

This was fun!!! Great topic, Becca.

Jean @ Penny Lane said...

Mine is up.

Knitting, I just can't get the knack of it!
Online games -- well, I do have some spurts now and then but not often.
The only fishing I do is trying to find lost items like the TV remote which is why I don't watch much tv -- to lazy to press the button right on the tv set itself!


Anna said...

Mine's finally up. I never learned to knit and the only online game I ever really play is Scrabulous or Free Rice.

I'm like you - I would like to read more. I always have a book going, but I end up spending more time online and not so much time reading.

Tina Kubala said...

I left the link to MY POST this week ;-)

I need to get back into knitting. I've been a beginning knitter for 17 years. Learned in fifth grade. I have a project I've been working on for, oh, 2 1/2 years. I'll have to blog about it in detail.

jimaie.marie said...

this is fun! i just posted my first Give Me 5 post and i'm excited for more!!
yay memes!

Serena said...

A little late but better than never.



Leanne aka Phoenix said...

I am a day late, but wanted to play anyway! ;) You have some really good ways to de-stress and relax listed here! I can totally identify with playing games online! :)

the teach said...

Becca, please forgive me - I had no internet access until today...since last Sunday. Aargh! It was terrible! And of course I missed Give Me 5 Monday...I'll make up for it this coming Monday which is St. Patrick's Day!!

I read, watch TV, and generally worry when I'm stressed out! Ha! :D

storyteller said...

Hi - I just discovered your 'meme' and don't see a prompt for this week, so I've posted my answers to last week's questions at Small Reflections and signed the Mr. Linky today. I'd love to be added to your email 'reminder' list and participate in the future too.
Hugs and blessings,

yertle said...

I just heard about this from Storyteller, so I did last weeks. Thanks for the idea.