A couple of weeks ago I was challenged to post more about me. I tried to start this last week when I talked about books, which was not a real surprise to anyone. PJ is a blogger that might be a bit older than me, and she is at a different place than I in life with marriage, kids, parents, but not all that much different. If you’ve never been to her blog, stop by, it’s lovely and insightful, though she will laugh that one off and say,” oh no not I”.
Terra helped make this button for me……and I think if I do it right, if you want the HTML code it will link you back to me…….soooooooooooo.
This is new, and I’m thinking I’m going to do this feature on a Monday or Tuesday, and if you want to join in we can do that.
Today feels like a really crazy day, like I was up and out to volunteer at Nick’s school, the end of the school year is near and I feel a bit crazed, and so I’m looking for something small……….hmmmmmm.
Sometimes, I buy little things just for me, just because. What kinds of things you ask……………
I try very hard to keep a control of money I spend. I don’t carry much cash, and I try to make a list for every shopping trip I make. I try not to impulse buy, but well, quite honestly that can be hard. A Grande white chocolate mocha with 2 splendas at Starbucks is $4.05 +tax. I totally feel like it’s indulgent to buy this, and yet I so enjoy it!! At my weekly to multi weekly trip to Target I feel the impulse, and I don’t always stop, but when I do I put the guilt aside and go for it. I had one last night, Caitie and I were driving home from a soccer meeting and we drove past a drive thru Starbucks and we felt compelled to just get something………I was nice enough to treat her too, btw!
I know that the bar soap I buy for my husband is good, he smells great. I know the more pedestrian shower gels I buy my daughters is fine they smell good too, but for me, well I’m worth a bit more……..right? Darn right. I don’t abuse the amount of shower gel used like the teens tend to do. I feel like if I want to splurge on Philosophy or Bath and Body Works or some other fragrance shower gel is my indulgence, I should go for it, and I do. It’s not a big thing, but a little thing I do for me. I enjoy my showers so much more. It’s not a fortune spent, but when I see a new fragrance or something, I pick it up…………for me.
That book and reading thing………….well it needs accessories right? I have fee book marks, kids made book marks, any old scrap of paper will do book marks, but I love a pretty beaded or jewels or decorated book mark. My latest acquisition looks similar to these with a curvy metal piece, some spring green and white beads and a daisy on the end………….so cute. I can’t stand folded down corners………….EVER ………on a book, what a cruel thing to do to a book, and a lovely bookmark just adds to my pleasure…………so I have a few. I look at new bookmarks at every bookstore and art fair I visit. Picking one up makes me anxious to display it in my current read.
So these are a few of the little things I like, things I do just for ME!
What do you do just for you?