Sunday, July 30, 2006

Oasis for the summer

Given that Mark was away with his grandparents last week, today really marks the start of the summer holidays for me. We've got lots planned, friends to see, places to visit, but there will be precious little 'me time' around here for crafting or any other form of indulgence. I'm okay with that (so far anyway!) but I thought it would be nice to have a few little 'oasis of pleasure' spots around the house. This is the first.

I've been saving this indulgent hand soap for a while. Do you do that - hoard lovely things instead of enjoying them? Now at least when I change a nappy I can have 5 seconds of pleasure as I wash my hands, Think it will save my sanity? I'll let you know.

8 comments:

karen said...

I definitely hoard things but am now trying to use them up! I also keep 'good clothes' for going out but to be homest I go out so little without a little person in tow that I am trying to break with this rule - tricky though.

In NI the holiday start at the end of June until the end of August - so although we aren't impacted by the school breakup, we have been without mums and tots etc for quite a few weeks now - boy oh boy is it telling!

raspberryfairy said...

ah, good clothes, I remember those, the ones that were not to do housework in, or do painting with the kids, those were the days!!!

capello said...

I've started getting good, yummy soap for handwashing. It's depressing otherwise.

Kate said...

I still have some nice bathroom stuff hoarded - don't know what I'm saving it for, must follow your lead and use it. Have a great summer break.

monica said...

I did the same... my bathroom cabinet used to be full of lovely things... Now I'm doing better at enjoying the moment...

But hide the soap at least 6 feet high... my kids loved 'mummy nice soap'... too much.. it was gone in a day.

Sigh.

lera said...

i always save my "good" soap for myself. i have been using my "good" soap in the kitchen. my children don't use that sink as often as i do ...

weirdbunny said...

On definately no, I live for the moment and use everything straight away!

Anne Margaret said...

I am reformed horder, too. I did start using more fun handsoap when there were babies in the house. Having to wash your hands SO many times at 2 a.m. was just depressing without a fun fragrance. I shop almost purely by nose (for hand soap, anyway!). Thanks for reminding me to pick up something fun just for my bathroom.