What do you consider your favorite self-indulgent luxury?
I'm a bit tired tonight and there's not too much on TV that I care to watch, so I'm contemplating a nice bubble bath followed by going to bed early with a good book. On a cold December night, with a list of stuff on my mind that I SHOULD be doing instead, THAT is really my idea of the ultimate in self-indulgent luxury.
Sometimes we all need a little "down time," and I tend to forget that. There's always something I'm anxious to do or make next, and I don't usually "allow" myself to do nothing at all. And how do we end up with so many deadlines anyway, particularly when it comes to quilting or whatever other hobby we engage in? I know I've said it before, but for the last couple of years, my goal has been to try to get away from those kinds of deadlines, which are, for the most part, self-imposed. But I don't think it's in my nature. I think I'm a very goal-oriented, driven person. And, if anyone had suggested to me 25 years ago that was my nature, I would have laughed!
So what happened? I think it was the kids. I'm blaming it on them. All of you who have kids know just how much time and attention they take to raise. And, when I became a mom, I always wanted to do my best for them AND fit a little "me" time into the schedule, so I quickly fell into the habit of staying up too late and getting as much done in as little time as possible. Once they grew up and moved out, it was too late to break old habits, I suppose. But tonight--tonight I'm reverting to my old, care-free, pre-children days. I'm taking a bubble bath and going to bed with a good book. I hope you, too, find a little time to relax in this hectic season!