I did something I haven't done in a long time. It's like a forbidden pleasure. It's something I have to give myself permission to do, and that rarely happens--giving myself permission, that is.
It's been a gray and dreary day. Some rain, and fairly cool temps. So I did what I needed to do around the house, spent some time on the computer, made some necessary phone calls, and then...I did it!
I grabbed the book I needed to finish for bookgroup this Friday, got snuggled under a blanket on the couch, and began to read ! In the middle of the day!! while it was still daylight !!!! Without ANY feelings of guilt!! Be still my heart. Not only that, but I had a bowl of cherries right next to me that I thoroughly enjoyed. (maybe a bon-bon or two would have been nice, but the cherries were great).
So I finished the book, with two days to spare, which is a record for me. Usually I'm scurrying through the last chapters only hours before it's time to leave for our meeting. I feel empowered! Empowered for what, I don't know, but it's a great feeling.
If you haven't read this book yet, you should consider getting it and reading it.