Normally I work during my girls' nap times. I usually have a million things on my to-do list and if I'm not working I try and work on the list.
Today, I did something special.
After receiving a call from Katie who was standing in line at Paradise Bakery, after having a massage and was then going for a haircut (I'm sure she'll be posting on it), I decided that I too needed a little pampering. (The most admirable Erik has been working late for the last couple of weeks and I am starting to show signs of becoming the "contentious wife" of the Proverbs fame. I am sorry, darling.) So, I thought a little rest and rejuvenation was needed.
I filled up my bathtub with hot water, added bath salts, got in and read. It was so relaxing. I have never taken a bath in the middle of the day. And now I don't know why I haven't! How wonderful it was with my kids asleep, natural sunlight coming in through the window and my book. (I'm reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.)
And then I took a nap. I love naps and take far too many of them and I usually wake up feeling a little indulgent and guilty for not working. But today I knew I was going for indulgence so I napped. I have awoken without guilt and I am so happy that I can face another night of Erik staying late at work and not be embittered.