Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Forbidden Pleasures

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.


trishalyn said...

Thanks for the book tip. What a wonderful way to spend a dreary, rainy day! :-)

Bridget said...

nice image and i agree a great read.
nice lighting.
yeah for you for giving yourself a guilt free break!

Anonymous said...

loved the colors in this photo.and the casual look to the entire wants to just pick up the book and snuggle idea of the only way to spend leisure time..