The beauty of a day to yourself...


I woke up this morning and my body and mind were saying, politely, nope, we're not gonna do it. We're done. Finito. So, for once, I listened and decided to stay home from work. I figured everyone feels under the weather occasionally and just needs a day to themselves.
It's wonderful to be home alone sometimes ~ this morning I have indulged in nearly three hours of cooking shows. Heavenly. The dogs are all asleep around me as I write this and shortly I'm going to go crawl back into bed, surround myself with pillows and read. It's delicious to have time to peruse a few of the books I bought recently and decide which to settle down with and read first. Later I'm going to do a little work on my shop ~ create a banner, sort things so they're easy to list, etc. I've got a roast in the crockpot, so in a few hours I'll add some carrots and potatoes and that will be dinner handled. All in all, I think it's going to be a beautiful day.

I am linking to Simple Pleasures at A Collection of This and That.

Photo by The Pink Home

Comments

  1. I call those days "mental health days". It sounds as if you know how to enjoy yours. I've just started "The Paris Wife" for my book club.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. Sounds lovely and yes! We all need one of those days every so often. It's wonderful to just be and do what we want.

    Enjoy! :)

    ((Hugs))
    Laura

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  3. Good for you! I'm sure you'll feel all that much better tomorrow-enjoy:@)

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  4. I remember when I worked. I loved days like this and my body and mind needed them desperately. Good for you for taking time to relax and read a book.
    Sam

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  5. I couldn't agree more. Everybody needs an unplanned day off once in a while.

    This would make a great addition to my Simple Pleasures party, if you'd care to link up. Mr. Linky is usually active by 8PM CST on Wednesdays.

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  6. we were on the same thought wave today...with this oppressive heat i just had to stay home!!! called my supervisor and said: i can't function today! and knowing me as he does, and familiar with my GBS fatigue...he said, ok see you tomorrow...
    so lots of sleep later, reading books and blogs...i think i'm good to go for tomorrow! we need these days!!!
    BEAR HUGS
    ~victoria~

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  7. What a wonderful Simple Pleasure! I know the feeling, looking forward to a few days alone. Helps to gain perspective. Joining you at Dayle's today.

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  8. Makes me want to call in tomorrow!

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  9. Your so right........sometimes we just need a day to take care of ourselves and indulge in whatever we want to with no time restraints.
    Wonderful...........

    Glad you enjoyed your day,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  10. We all need a break to recharge our batteries once in a while!
    Hope you feel better tomorrow.
    blessings..trish

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  11. Those kinda days are the best and should be scattered throughout the year. I love nothing better than waking early while everyone is still asleep, just to get a bit of peace and quiet before the day begins. Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

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  12. To get in bed and read is such a great pleasure ...sounds like you sure had a great me day

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  13. Hi,
    You have planned the perfect day.
    Enjoy........

    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

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  14. Good for you, and what an encouragement! I think that's what I need... a day off.

    Blessings, Debbie

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  15. Sounds just delightful! We all need a day like that from time to time!

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  16. know EXACTLY what you mean.. so get this. cheers.

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  17. Sounds like a fabulous day! Enjoy, Kellie xx

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  18. Thank you for reminding me - I should like to take a day like that very soon...

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