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Permission to Spend the day in Bed with a Good Book

Thrilling Thursday – today I am thrilled to give myself permission to spend the day in bed with a good book.

Each Thrilling Thursday throughout the month of September has been dedicated to giving myself permission to do some wonderful things. I have taken a break from my children, followed a dream and taken a bubble bath. Today, I am going to spend the day in bed with a good book. When I was a young girl of nineteen, husband free and child free, I spent many Saturday’s in bed with a pile of good books. It was wonderful. A two liter diet Pepsi, a turkey and cheese hoagie and some chips and I could get up at 8 am and stay in bed with my books until 9 pm or 10 pm that night and be happy.

I have not spent a day like that in more years than I can remember. I remember doing it as a young married woman, but not since I have become a mama. Today, I am giving myself permission to spend the day in bed with a few good books, noise cancelling headphones and some good gangsta gospel music. (For those who do not know,there is a big gangsta gospel music scene on the west coast of the United States.)  I am going to get out my party tray: fresh tuna salad, raw string beans, baby carrots, three cans of diet Pepsi, two bottles of Fiji water and some artisan chocolates. I am taking to my bed after I give the children breakfast and I am not emerging until after dinner. I am so excited.  Here are the fist three books my Kindle 3G and I are going to enjoy.


                                           

My family has been warned, two months ago I planned this day and told them all about it. The little twin is threatening to bring me food and snacks all day. I don’t think she quite gets the “Mommy likes to be alone sometime” idea. I have to find a way to make her understand that part of the fun of this day is being left alone. I am thanking my husband in advance because this day would not be possible without him standing between the children and me. I am excited about my mini staycation.  I have already fluffed the pillows in my mind. I have  special sweet smelling sheets set aside for the occasion. The chocolates I will be eating are divine to the taste, beautiful to the eye and fragrant to the nose.This Thrilling Thursday I am spending the day in bed with good snacks and good books. So, the question for you this Thrilling Thursday is if you spent the day in bed with a good book, what would it be?

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Janeane Davis

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  • I love this idea so much. I hope your reading day is wonderful.

    • Tracie, hopefully you can get a wonderful day like this for yourself soon.

  • Great post! It's always good to give yourself a mini vacation from all the hectic-ness of being a mother. Although I'm not a mother yet I have an idea of what it's like from witnessing all the things my mother deals with. Even though she says she's done having kids, she expresses her excitement about having grandchildren from my sister and I, after we get married of course! But I am glad that you take the time for yourself. I'm sure you deserve it!

    • Thanks Shelda, I plan to enjoy the guilt free, child free time.

  • Sounds absolutely heavenly. I have to learn to give myself permission to relax. By the time I got to page 25 I would start thinking about laundry, cooking, scouts any and every thing but myself. Great post.

    • Thanks! As mothers, we have to give ourselves permission to be women. So many things in life are priorities and need our attention, but we have to take time, once in a while to do what we enjoy and teach our family to respect that time. We need to force ourselves to respect it also.

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