I subscribe to a number of blogs and decided to make the time to get caught up on recent posts. After that I had the usual cleaning-laundry-blah blah blah plans for myself until I read Stef’s Gratitude List. I didn’t feel quite that ambitious but I threw out the to-do list at that point. Wrote a few quick responses to emails and messages and decided to enjoy some ‘me’ things today, or at least for a few hours. Started a fresh pot of coffee, lit a scented candle, played some music, read a few chapters of a book that’s been sitting on my desk for a month untouched, ate some chocolate. The past two nights I got less than a decent amount of sleep so early this afternoon I took a short nap with the tan dog curled up by my feet. Enjoyed some nice memories browsing thru old photos. All that may not seem like much but I truly believe that the little things can make a big difference.
Update: when the kids started arriving home from school I went back into normal mode: paid bills, sorted laundry, cleaned the bathroom. It was still nice doing something different today and as a further indulgence I think I’m going to order pizza for dinner.
Today’s photo is around 12 years old but never fails to make me smile: