Today is a VERY exciting day for me, friends.
Today is the day I get to take a serious break from life and flip through the pages of a magazine that has been tempting me for several days now.
Over the weekend I went to Walgreens. It was a bummer of a visit. I had to buy pricey prescriptions for my sick family and big box of disposable diapers because I was told the medicine would make the daughter’s poop, well…extra gross. And since I was sick, too, I needed a break from cloth diaper laundry. When you don’t ever buy diapers, it can really shock your system to have to pay for them!
Anyway, my shopping cart was full of stuff I didn’t really want to buy. The imbalance was too much to bear. I knew I needed a special treat for myself! Here’s what I found:
A magazine that isn’t about parenting or saving money?! What an indulgence!!!
I’ve had this issue of PEOPLE Magazine sitting on my night stand since Saturday. I swear Brad Pitt has been whispering sweet nothings to me every time I see it, beckoning me to take 5 and have a read. But I just couldn’t. I had way to much to do before my in-laws arrived from a 4 month stint in Europe.
They arrived Tuesday night. And they were both SICK! Food poisoning was the likely culprit.
Oh, I felt so bad for them! They both tried really hard on Wednesday to play with Darah and spend time with me and with Tim, but they were still feeling terrible, so they also needed to sleep a lot. My magazine would have to wait one more day.
But no longer. This morning I woke up early just to get to relax. Can any other moms out there relate to that situation?! Ha!
I’m tucked away in the upstairs bathroom, and honestly, I’m having THE BEST TIME EVER right now reading my PEOPLE Magazine. Why do I usually only read PEOPLE Magazine at the doctor’s office? It is a great read. And it’s quick, too!
Here are the parts of the magazine I loved the very most.
1. The section about which shows are worth watching, and which aren’t. Two shows I’m currently loving got high praise here (Nashville and The Mindy Project). I was surprised that one of my new favorites, The New Normal, was listed as one to stop watching. But come to think of it, I watched the latest episode on Hulu last night while Layah was refusing to sleep, and it was really boring. They may be on to something!
2. The Brad Pitt interview. Brad Pitt, to me, is someone you don’t realize you have a crush on until you find yourself turning directly to his article before you read anything else in the whole magazine. Guilty as charged.
3. Affordable gift ideas. I’ve become a big fan of the Elf eye makeup palette I recently bought, and I’m super excited to see that they are offering 14 nail polishes for $10! Come home to mama!!!
Waking up early to read PEOPLE Magazine was completely worth it. I learned some interesting stuff, got all caught up with Mr. Pitt, and found some great stocking stuffer ideas for myself (let’s be real…I stuff my own stocking).
Do you need a little you time? If so, PEOPLE Magazine is the ideal read, I guarantee it!