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Give Yourself Permission to do Nothing

Give Yourself Permission to do Nothing

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Today is Friday and marks the end of what's been both a fantastic and positively grueling week. This can only mean that tomorrow is Saturday which cannot come fast enough. Tomorrow's weather doesn't look terribly promising either and for that I could not be more grateful! We've found ourselves embroiled in a heat wave. A relentless heatwave that smacks at you the minute you step outside, causing you to stumble and lose your balance. August will be here next week and I suppose this is what they mean by the 'dog days of summer.' And here we are stuck in the middle... because before we know it the kids will all be off to school and life will get even crazier. So tomorrow, in appreciation for all things slow and simple I will do nothing. Nothing at all. I will not clean. I will not do laundry or change sheets or pay the bills. I will not run to the grocery store or fill the car with gas or go to the bank. And it's going to rain... Hallelujah! This means I can stay inside and do nothing... nothing at all! I might read, lose myself in a Netflix series, write, do some painting... but I will do nothing that feels like work or a chore. I will do only those things that seem relaxing and that please myself! (Of course it helps that my kids are all away in Maine.) I think we all need to proclaim it National Do Nothing Day... What do you all think?

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Croissants, coffee and flowers. Note self, pick up some flowers today. Note to self the croissants look delicious ... but a minute on the lips and a year on the hips... at least a my age...

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A book, coffee and bed. I mean really, this is a trifecta. But my 1938 house has no central AC and I never did get around to putting AC in my bedroom.... I do have a fan which works well.... so maybe that French press becomes a tall glass of iced espresso... But what I love more than anything at all is blasting the air and pulling all the covers up over me. There's nothing better. Well, almost nothing better!

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Confession. I do like eating in bed. But I don't love the crumbs. So I make it a habit not to do so. Now I'm craving a sunny side up egg!

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I mean ideally yes... this... but given the overcast skies and 99% humidity and the fact I have no balcony over the ocean... I prefer to stay home. But if this was a possibility I'd opt for it. I might swap out the glass of white for rosé, however!

Why is it that every image I have chosen has some sort of mouth-watering food in it? 

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And here we go again... But look at the cup. Have you ever tried to balance a cup of coffee on your bed... without a tray? On a plate or otherwise? I don't know about you but that would never work with me. It would get knocked over in a New York Minute. Which would be anything but relaxing. And my day would be ruined because I hate nothing more than stripping my bed... and yet I love nothing more than the feeling of crisp clean sheets against my skin. 

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Perfection! Head on over to the Kitchn to get a recipe for the perfect cup of iced coffee. I have my espresso cooling in the freezer... I'm a gonna step away for a sec and make mine!

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As is this... but before it gets too hot out...

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And here we are... another food and beverage shot in bed again. Don't tell me that this cup of tea did not get knocked over while said photoshoot occurred.... However you choose to spend your day of doing nothing, make it a good one!

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