Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Okay, get your mind out the gutter. Or if that’s your guilty pleasure, we’ll all wait a bit for you to join the rest of us in PG-13 land. : )
For me a guilty pleasure is something you do that maybe you shouldn’t. You know, like eating that chocolate fudge cake with the rich, chocolate icing when you’re you’ve just decided to watch the calories.
Um… this actually happens to me a lot. As soon as I start a diet, I crave sweets.
But I’m getting off track.
One of my guilty pleasures is Starbucks. If you know me even a little, you’ll know I love coffee. I’m on a tight budget and really can’t afford Starbucks, but oh, it’s so worth it. My oldest daughter buys me a Starbucks gift card every year for Christmas. I just used the last of it a few days ago. Well, there’s .34 left so I might convince myself somewhere down the line it’s worth it to pay the extra 3+ dollars.
Oddly enough, reading has also become a guilty pleasure. I say oddly because I’ve been reading everything I could get my hands on since I can remember. Sitting at the table at a restaurant, I read the labels on ketchup bottles, every item on the little triangle thingies they leave on the table. (You can tell we don’t eat at the upscale restaurants much) and anything else handy with printed words. But lately, the library books sit unread in their wicker basket collecting dust. With 6 kids, a husband, housework, writing career and a day job, I’m so busy during the day that I could be working on one project or another from the time I wake up to the time I crawl into bed and still not have everything done.
So when I sneak into a quiet room and open a book, it feels like a luxury. Sometimes, if I’m feeling really indulgent, I’ll take a break from my day job (one of the benefits of being self-employed) and read when the kids are at school. Add a cup of Starbucks to that and you have ultimate bliss.
Okay, your turn. It’s only fair. What are your guilty pleasures?
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