Happy Valentine's Day to ME

Happy Valentine's Day to ME

Abby Stone
Feb 14, 2011

Monday's are usually pretty hectic. I jump into the work week with a mile long to do list and jam packed schedule. Usually the weekends, especially Sundays, are my rest days but, with an unexpected visitor for the weekend that made it more lively than usual, I never got my rejuvenation time. So, with Valentine's Day falling on a Monday this year, I'm bowed out of any activities and taking care of my first love: ME! If you're planning to stay home, show yourself a little love. Here are some ideas for an indulgent night at home.

Dance Party with Karaoke: One of the things I love to do it put on some music and dance around the house. It feels good to get my yayas out with a little air guitar. Whole Lotta Love is often my starter song but after that, I put my iTunes on shuffle, use my iPhone to remote through what I'm not in the mood for and dance (and sing).
Spa Night: Now that I've knocked myself out, time to relax with a little at home spa time. Maybe I'll take a simple bubble bath or maybe I'll give myself a facial. And there is nothing like meditating in the bath; I can practically feel myself levitate.
Dinner Alone: Whether it's breakfast for dinner, dessert for dinner, something simple or something indulgent, homemade or take out, I'll eat exactly what I want. I might even eat it in bed!
Media Indulgence: Whether it's finally getting to watch all those Tivo'd shows, flipping through old magazines, delving in a juicy novel or surfing the web, getting into bed early for a little tete-a-tete with my chosen form of media is something I find ridiculously relaxing.
Go to Sleep Early…or Late: Often, when I'm having a recharge night, I'll find myself falling asleep early, relaxed after my tub time. But, just in case I stay up late because I'm just can't put down whatever I'm doing, I've always got some frozen cookie dough in the freezer, whether mine or someone else's (TJ's chocolate chips are a favorite!), to bake up and nibble in bed.

Images: Ingrid from Ingrid ↦ Sajaak's Colorful Dutch Abode

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