Monday, September 15, 2014

Guilty Pleasures

Mary Sullivan

This weekend was one filled with guilty pleasures and it was wonderful.

Too often my work week extends into the weekend. I end up working on either the writing or the writing business. My daughter has told me so many times to make every weekend a 'dedicated' weekend…to leave the work strictly for Monday through Friday. It rarely works that way, though. Even if I don't actually write on the weekend, I will write up blogs, or do research, or do promotion, or judge contests, or…the list goes on.

This weekend, I had the most relaxing I've had in ages. I attended an antique and book sale, I had a leisurely, hours-long lunch with a friend and we laughed a lot. I watched shows I've been meaning to catch up on. I read two books.

I'm crazy about all kinds of puzzles, so I did a bunch of word puzzles and also worked on a jigsaw puzzle.

It felt so good to kick back and take time for myself.

I ate ice cream! I rarely keep ice cream in the house because I find it so hard to resist when it's in the freezer calling my name—I just love it—but I went out yesterday afternoon and bought myself one of those small promo packs of Rolo ice cream as a treat. So bad. Not only ice cream, but also candy!

In the grocery store, I was actually able to walk past an entire display of chocolate I really like. Don't know how I had the strength to resist. Maybe because of the Rolo chocolates in the ice cream I had already picked up. LOL

One of my biggest guilty pleasures is potato chips. I really can't keep those in the house, and don't buy them.

What are your guilty pleasures? What are your taboo snacks you turn to when you think you deserve a treat? What do you turn to when you need a little boost, or just feel you deserve to kick back and do something fun?

11 comments:

Colleen C. said...

Peanut M&Ms, Reese's Pieces... oh and ice cream are some of my guilty pleasures!

Jennifer Lohmann said...

Mary, I'm with you on the potato chips. I can turn down a lot of junk food, but I never walk down the potato chip aisle because I know the buy-one, get-one sale will get me!

marelou said...

Anything and nutella - lately I've been making nutella quesadillas.

Mary Preston said...

I can't have ice-cream in the house. No one else has the craving, so I would be buying it just for me. I resist - most of the time.

mary sullivan said...

Colleen, M&Ms and Reese's pieces…love them!

mary sullivan said...

Jennifer, the manufacturers are getting sneaky, too. Not only are the plain ones filled with lots of yummy, but unhealthy fats and salt, but now they come in tons more amazing flavours than they use to, to entice us to give in and buy them—weird stuff like Dijon mustard, and insanely delicious cheddar cheese, all stuff that tastes incredible on a potato chip. I avoid that aisle in stores, too!! LOL

mary sullivan said...

Mary, you have to give in occasionally or you'll just always feel deprived. That's my excuse! LOL

mary sullivan said...

marelou, I don't remember ever tasting Nutella, but the way people talk about it, I'm thinking it's time that I did!

Claire McEwen said...

Oh my goodness... I have too many guilty pleasures! But for me it's probably tea and cookies... a good old fashioned tea party. It's such comfort food! Great topic, Mary!

joye said...

my guilty pleasure is making myself a drink every now and then. I love Grasshoppers to sip and enjoy.
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Kaelee said...

My guilty pleasures are pie, dark chocolate, cheese and wine. Love Nutella also.

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