So hubby has taken both the kids outside. And my mind is racing to do as many things as possible. Catching up with friends – over a long chat or a movie or a cup of tea (special ginger one, scrapped the idea, it would take at least 10 minutes of my precious time, so settled with a normal kettle tea), or cleaning or a quick trip to get my eyebrows down? Spoilt for choice. Time is the key, if I don’t make up my mind quickly, they will be back soon. How cruel am I?!! Decided to write with a cuppa tea while letting the oven sort out the lunch (timeline for the post between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm).
Is it the same with you? Just like when you try to prepare a salad, you toss the salad carefully to keep everything inside the bowl, I am struggling to come up with an idea when so many ideas are tossing up in my mind. I love that time when the entire house is left to me and I am at liberty to choose…I call it my playtime. I love them to bits, but you need to love yourself to love others.
The post is dedicated to loving and pampering yourself. So what do you do for yourself? Your mind is always on a continuous ‘listing’ mode. You plan for everything and everyone but trust me you can plan for your ‘playtime’ on the go. Just make it as and when you get some time. A trip along shopping, talking to your friends while you shop, O I get so much done. Now, while I am writing, I have some peppy songs on and every now and then, a little movement of the hands (call it dance), a swinging of the head, singing along (I feel no less than the actual singer!), lovely.
Or spend some time with your imagination. I am so happy just doing that sometimes. I leave it to you how you paint it. Get a pedicure, while you read the book that you left unfinished. Or under the covers with a film on, oh heaven! One moment please, here I go to check on the oven. And I am wonderfully greeted by a lovely phone call from someone I like to talk. Had a quick catch up and I am back to writing.
Scribble a note, or try your hand with painting. There is a huge probability that when you take up your painting set, the paint would have royally dried up, but don’t worry, settle with a pencil sketch instead. And when you visit a stationery shop, refill your stock. That reminds me that I love going to the stationery shop. I end up buying so many unnecessary things, but I love spending time there. How about the ‘home’ section of shops. I love it. I love the ideas and display. Some of them are not practical such as keeping the dining table with crockery and cutlery displayed all the time. Imagine it with a toddler grabbing every bit of it and re doing the arrangements. The ‘Home’ section is also one of my favourite places. So I have to stop here. Times up, kids are here. I loved the time. Lunch time for now. Catch you later!