Treat Yourself Tuesday, Vol. 1!

Welcome to the first Treat Yourself Tuesday!


Becky over at Olives ‘n’ Wine is hosting a link-up party every Tuesday to share all the little and not-so-little things we can to take a break and treat ourselves a bit. This totally hits home for me, and I’m sure a lot of other working moms (and working non-moms … and non-working moms … and non-working, non-moms) feel the same way. We all need a little break now and then to sort of savor the moment and recharge.

Over the last few days I’ve been attempting to be more mindful about relaxing and not stressing over every little thing. Hulk has been (cautiously!) mentioning to me lately that I’ve been pretty wound up, and he’s not too far off base. When you’re a type A-perfectionistic-procrastinator like me, you want to always be the best but put off doing the work and now it’s not going to be perfect so let’s freak out. So my focus has been to enjoy life more and let go of stuff that’s not really a big deal.

Like finally burining this candle over the weekend.


I bought it a million years ago last year when we lived in Santa Rosa, and always thought it was too “good-smelly” and pretty to burn away. Well, if I never put it to use, what was the point of having it? I lit it as I tidied up the bedroom yesterday, and the whole apartment smelled like flowers and the color pink. Just delicious.

I also broke out the juicer last night and put some produce to good use.


Kale, beet, apple, and lemon.

Squish wanted a taste, too. I gave him a small cup hesitantly, because I knew I was about to get beet juice everywhere by giving him his own cup. But he’s gotta learn how to do it eventually. And as we say in my family, “It’s not a meal until somebody spills.”


Fortunately, it was not a meal. And his juice mousache made him look like an old-timey movie villian. “Mwa ha ha! You say you don’t want me to spill the beet juice, Mommy? We’ll see about that! My evil plan is coming along perfectly!”

Work has been majorly crazy-go-nuts with my impending job change looming on the horizon, so this morning I decided to take a me-time-out and grab a coffee solo. Just me, my cuppa, and the crazy morning rush going on about me.


That’s all my Tuesday Treats for this week. If you’re interested in joining our little link-up party of treaty goodness, hop on over to Olives ‘n’ Wine and join us. Come join us …

What have you been planning for treating yourself?

3 thoughts on “Treat Yourself Tuesday, Vol. 1!

  1. Your little man is so adorable!!! The juice dripping down his chin is priceless 🙂 Good for you for finally lighting that candle. I totally agree and am the same way and then realize that if I never use it, what’s the point in having it? Thanks for linking up!

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