I would get a cup of tea or hot chocolate, a book if not my hook and yarn, my warm blanket, sit in my favorite spot by the window, soak in what sun rays we've had lately and read or crochet until I fall into a light nap.
Or, I would sneak into the family room, light some candles and with the volume and lights low, crochet as I catch up on t.v. The dishes would be done, the laundry put away, the house swept and dusted, every room immaculate, every work detail completed and a pie in the oven for dessert would make the whole house smell yummy. Everyone else would be napping.But alas, when I do get those fleeting moments of time, I spend them doing laundry, cleaning, organizing, etc. so that I finally can sit and relax only to find out that it is way past my bed time….sigh. The hubster says to just sit and do it, but I find it hard to relax knowing that there is a pile of laundry waiting to be put away. Housework and responsibilities always win my battle over minutes of me time. I admire, no I envy, him for being able to relax wherever and in whatever state the house is in.
And so, I find myself crocheting as I sit and wait for my daughter to finish her hour of gymnastics. This is what I consider my crochet time right now. I am glad that my little A likes gymnastics since it gives me a chance to sit and crochet. I hope I didn't push her into it just so that I could have me time. I pray she asks for another round of it when this period is over.
Note to self:
Remember, its all about slowing down
There is no guilt in me time
If me time is to help you out
It helps you rejuvenate
It helps you to relax
So please take some me time
And don't you hesitate