As I was making dinner tonight I thought how nice it would be for us to have whatever we wanted for dinner this week - the week before Christmas. I thought it might be nice to treat ourselves to our favourite meals, no matter how rich, fattening or expensive.
I think we're owed that at least, given what we know is coming...
But then I thought, "Why stop at food?"
So my plan for this week is for My Beloved and I to do whatever we want, whenever possible. Obviously we both have responsibilities we can't shirk, but in our off hours we can spoil ourselves silly. And that's the plan.
I don't have anything lavish in mind, just indulging ourselves in simple pleasures like our favourite food and movies - and whatever else happens to tickle our fancies.
I'm thinking buttered popcorn and cozy movies, bubble baths and trashy magazines, spaghetti and meatballs, getting into our PJs at 6:00pm, not shoveling the snow, re-reading favourite books, giving each other back rubs - that kind of thing.
I kind of think of it as fortifying ourselves for the coming holiday celebrations, but I also think of it as our way of celebrating Christmas. It's different, but that was always my plan for this year anyway. So why not?
Let the games begin!