I think I recently said that I hardly ever sit down with a good book anymore.
Well that didn't sit well with me.
I need to take the time to do the things I enjoy.
Its how I maintain my sanity. Its how I manage to continue on, and to do so happily.
Sometimes taking the time to do something I enjoy means shopping for fabric and pulling out my sewing machine.
Sometimes it means finding a quiet place to sit and write.
Sometimes it means palming some sandpaper, then a paintbrush to breathe life into some piece of furniture.
Occasionally it means I make a mess in my kitchen baking sweet treats.
And rarely, it means I come home from the library with a stack of books.
This week I read four books in four days.
Somehow I still managed to bring every child in for a teeth cleaning, run the Sunday School Christmas program practice, babysit for a friend, bake some bars, fold some laundry, and make dinner every single night (and that's saying something! Dinner is not my strong point).
It's kind of a wonderful feeling.
My house is crying for my attention now though (goodbye books. For now).
Especially as I am hosting a cookie exchange this evening. Fun times ahead!
Enjoy your day and your weekend! Treat yourself by filling it with something you love!