I’m often a little too hard on myself I think, which is why my Hubby is such a blessing to me because he keeps me a little more sane. For Christmas he gave me a whole bunch of books I’ve been wanting for ages- I’m desperate to read them, but until today I hadn’t even picked one up. Which of course led him to ask why, and presume that I must not have wanted them at all. To which I had to reply, no I really really do want them, but reading is a luxury I just don’t have time for. At which point he laughed at my ridiculousness and ordered me to relax today and do no work.
Honestly there are two things I love my Hubby telling me I “must” do : Shop & Relax.
But isn’t it silly that I need someone to tell me to do that?? My problem is that whenever I sit down my mind immediately jumps to all work or chores that are as yet undone, the errands I have to run, or the constant feeling I have that I haven’t played with Bunny enough that day… so I feel guilty and get up. I just hate idleness. I’m a list maker, cronic organizer and a painfully hard worker, and it just seems so self indulgent to spend hours reading. Growing up I never saw my parents sitting for more than a few minutes, so the concept just does not compute. I guess I need to get over myself, and learn it’s okay to take more time for myself. (Someone please tell me I’m not the only crazy nut like this!!)
So this is what I’m doing today – reading Elizabeth Gaskells North & South (seriously if you love Pride and Prejudice you will LOVE North and South!) and playing with Bunny… thats it. It’s going to be awesome. The dishes will remain unwashed, the laundry is in a big pile, the house is a mess and the bills have not been paid – but I’m learning to be okay with that, at least for one day!
Reading – Elizabeth Gaskells North & South
And yes I am still wearing that cardigan and the leggings… told you I would be! Just want to give a quick shout out and thanks to the link love that’s been happening with my cardigan tutorial. Thanks to:
Sorry if I left anyone out, these are just the ones I know of :)