I woke up extremely slowly on Saturday morning. It was as if the cold and gloomy weather was sending me a giant message.
Stay in bed. Go slow. This is the last long weekend of the year.
Well, in my furtive mind that’s what the weather was telling me. Which was extremely appealing to my sudden yearning to be slothful. All day. Which I was.
In fact, I may have been in
pjys lounge pants ALL day. Don’t tell a soul.
So, what’s kept me “company” during my self-enforced period of hibernation?
1. There’s something about lighting candles in winter that just seems right. The scent and the warmth of the glowing wick creates the perfect ambiance. I have fallen head over heels for the new Kit Cosmetics Coffee Soy Candle ($17.95). It’s a clean-burning soy wax blend and the coffee aroma is thanks to Kit’s collaboration with specialty coffee company Sensory Lab. Yep, it’s the real deal without having to increase your caffeine intake.
2. On Saturday afternoon I got the urge to make Mulled Wine, googled for a recipe and jumped on this one over at Planning with Kids. I took it as a sign that since I had all the ingredients that I needed to make it. Stat. Was divine – especially served up in the “bucket” red wine glasses my sister-in-law gifted me for my birthday.
3. Oh, Maggie Alderson you had me at the front cover … well you had me at your first Style Notes column all those many moons ago. And every book you’ve written since. Style Notes (Penguin rrp $24.95) is a collection of the best of those columns, all in one easy-to-read book. It’s like a stylish trip down memory lane where your feet never get sore from wearing killer heels. The irony was that I read it while wearing my
trackies lounge pants. Want more Style Notes? Sign up on Maggie’s blog.
4. Dear Pinterest, I know I signed up with you two months ago but I hereby submit a formal apology for not fully embracing your many hours of pictorial
time wasting research earlier. I reprimanded myself by spending an entire day getting to know you better. Hope you can understand and don’t take it personally. It’s definitely me, not you.
5. Despite Pinterest grabbing my, well, interest, this weekend you may be under the impression that I’ve ignored my husband and children (well one’s in the US anyway and I keep forgetting he’s NOT in his teenage cave of a bedroom when I set the table for five for dinner). No, all this chillin’ has been good for the soul. See above re mulled wine and last night we hung out with friends who are moving back to Sydney this week. Life is good.
So, what have you been up to this long weekend? Who’s going to hurt just a little when the alarm goes off tomorrow?