Tuesday, April 20, 2010

spt -- give me a break!


When I saw this week's challenge (to document one way in which we treat ourselves or just need a breather), my plan was to go get a pedicure and document that much-needed pampering (see last week's spt).

That didn't pan out. Yet.

Then I realized that reading is my go-to break, every day.

I can't seem to go to sleep at night unless I've done some reading, even if it's just a few pages sometimes. Flopping on my bed during the day with a book – even if it's just for 15 minutes – brings me back to calm when it seems everyone is hell-bent on stealing it.

And when I have a really good book, I'm not above taking it into the bathroom with me. (I tend to not get disturbed as often when I'm in there.) A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

14 comments:

lelly said...

i get my best reading done in the bathroom ;)

patsy said...

ditto

also- I planned on getting a pedi too... and it didn't pan out for me either.

of course, the whole spt hasn't panned out! what's that about?

Jill said...

That's too funny that our pictures are almost identical! Your room is much more stylish than mine of course, but our breathers are the same.

charlotte said...

I read in the bathroom all the time. And reading is one of my most loved ways of taking a break.

Michelle said...

I love knowing you have to escape to the bathroom to read....there may be teasing.

I hope your pedicure comes to fruition - it's a great and fairly reasonably priced way to pamper yourself.

jenn said...

I wish reading was as natural for me as it is for you (and Jill). I love it when I'm doing it but I just don't think to do it as often as I should.

Lene said...

A good book is a wonderful way to escape the chaos around me...even a not so good book is fine too!

Petey said...

Reading = sanity retainer

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

I'm like you, I love a good book in the wings.

Miranda said...

I've always really loved the phrase "hell-bent."

Melinda said...

I have only done one day of yard work and I am over it. I can't believe I have to mow to the law for the next 5 months. I am so ready for jasons school to be done so he can take that back over.

Reading is such a great thing to do, I really need to do it more. I really hope you get your pedicure! Your really deserve it.

Natasha said...

I'm reading that book on my Kindle now, thanks to Jill's recommendation.

crystal said...

Ha! I'm not above "red-flagging" a book, either. (George Costanza term)

What are you reading? I'm reading "Salt." Pretty good.

rebekah said...

I need some more pillows before I can comfortably read in bed.

The only place I can take a breather at work is in the bathroom. It's pitiful, but I've stayed in there for 15 minutes before just to have some rejuvenation time.

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