No, I haven't gone completely mad, I know the year is going quickly but even I know its not Christmas already. I'm sure it will be here soon enough though!
I'm talking about Boxing Day's as taken from Peter Jones' Book: How To Do Everything And Be Happy
Now, I have to confess that I read this book a long time ago, and its probably time I re-read it again - if only I had the time - ha ha!
But one of things which really sticks in my mind is his theory that Boxing Day should be the day that you do exactly what you want to do, when you want to do it and that it should be a gift to yourself. Also, Boxing Day doesn't have to be on that one particular day of the year, but that you should schedule in lots of Boxing Day's throughout the year.
Now, I've tried repeatedly to schedule Boxing Day's into to my but they don't seem to happen. I end up having unexpected work come in or sudden appointments, or there is just too much else to do.
But yesterday my lovely husband went away for the weekend golfing. (I did emit a small cheer when I dropped him off at the coach pickup point). Now, I don't mean that in a bad way, I love my husband to bits, of course I do, but it meant that for one day I could do exactly as I pleased without being interrupted or having to do things for other people. Yippee! As it was cold, I also put the heating on for a little while, knowing that I wouldn't get caught in the act!
I shoved aside all thoughts of work, paperwork, cleaning the house or cooking (we all had pizza for tea) and set myself the task of doing exactly what I wanted to do, which was course was writing and reading, having a lovely long bath and going to bed with a good book and the whole bed to myself).
Now, I wouldn't want life to be like that all the time - I do miss him and am looking forward to him coming back. But for the rest of the weekend I'm going to chill out with my boys and have a mini holiday myself.
Boxing Days - I can't recommend them enough. Thanks Peter.