Over on Life as Mom, it's "Toolin' Up Tuesday" and FishMama posed the question today, "What helps you relax?" For her, it's a cornbag. For me, well, I had to think about it for awhile. I did think about a nice cup of tea, but I blogged about that a little while ago. Then, I thought of something else -- it's a new "tool" that I got for Christmas. (Actually, I specifically requested it for Christmas and my hubby obliged.) It has been buried in my bathroom cabinet for several months until I just rediscovered it last week! It's the True Blue Spa Roller Ball Massager from Bath & Body Works.
I saw this years ago in the store and wanted one, but I couldn't bring myself to pay the $19.50 for it. However, back in December, I was preparing for the arrival of Baby Lucie and dreading the inevitable labor. I had tremendous back labor with Ella and feared it would happen again. Then, I remembered this little roller and decided that if it helped me during labor than it was worth $19.50! Thankfully, I didn't have back labor with Lucie, but I did have my mom massage my back with it during labor. It was very relaxing! It's very easy to use too -- even my three year old knows how to use it. So, now that I've found it again, I just may have Ella give me massages with it!