I went shopping with the hubby yesterday and saw...Easter treats. Yes, those Cadbury’s Creme Eggs are out in force, as are chocolate bunnies. Before Valentine’s and Mother’s Day? (Mother’s Day is March in the UK.) I’m all for getting ready for things early, but really, we’re only almost halfway through January, for God’s sake! Does anyone actually buy their Easter treats at this time of year? I don’t. I’m still getting over Christmas.
One of the things I detest about the world these days is what is sometimes referred to as Hallmark Days. Any excuse to make a buck, the card companies and shops kind of invent days so that we’ll spend money. We have Grandparent’s Day among others that we never had when I was a kid—not a bad thing to celebrate certain people in our lives, but still, it’s a bit much, isn’t it? What’s going to be next? Wet Yourself Day? Woke Up With That Monday Morning Feeling Day?
I’m going to invent a day that occurs four times per year. Indulgence Day. Yes, you get to pamper yourself, think of only yourself, and the rest of the world can go and play on their own. You get cards and gifts—gifts that are used when indulging yourself. Scented candles—I’m not even going there on the fact that most of them don’t smell—flowers, massage oils, fancy bubble bath, chocolates, your fave drink, a book, a movie, oh, the list is infinite.
What do you say, girls? Who’s with me on Indulgence Day? Choose one day every quarter where you do whatever the hell YOU want to do. Emails can go by the wayside—people will have to wait until you’re done loving yourself. Laundry can wait—people will have to wear what’s already clean or wash what they want themselves. Food—who needs that? Let them make their own dinner! So long as you have your chocolates, cookies, and whatever indulgence food you want, the hell with everyone else! In fact, in the quarter prior to Indulgence Day, start collecting food for your Indulgence Basket. Goodies, lots and lots of delicious goodies, so that by the time your Indulgence Day comes around, you’re hard pressed what to scoff first.
Yes! I declare we should all do this. RAH and GRR and such to those who don’t like it. We’re master indulgers, set to take the world by storm! Go girls!