Thursday, October 29, 2009


No vision card for this week's post and I'm posting a bit early because we are leaving tomorrow to travel downstate for the weekend.

This week's Joy Diet consisted of treating ourselves on a regular basis, giving ourselves "permission." I have been learning to do this as a way of de-stressing and besides I'm worth it :)

Pictured above are a few of my treats.

The dishcloths are a regular gift from Jo, a friend of mine. I have a drawer full of them which makes me smile every morning when I pull out a fresh one for the day.
The netflix are Season 1 of "The Gilmore Girls." Another friend, Barb, recommended it to me. So every chance I get, whether lunchtime or an hour in the evening I am smiling my way through this quirky, delightful show- only on DVD 2.

Chocolate is a guilty treat for me. I love chocolate and for years I forbade myself to have it due to fibrosistic breast disease which seems to be aggravated by caffeine. Every time I would put a piece in my mouth it was with fear and guilt. I don't know when that changed, but now I am eating organic dark chocolate- a little each day- and loving it. No guilt, no fear. Enough of that already. There are so many foods that I can't have due to allergies so until I find something that delights me as much as this treat, I am giving myself permission. I love this chocolate with Candy Cane tea!

Other treats for me are a good book always, a phone call from NM, lunch with a friend and movies for sure.

I still work on the guilt issue associated with taking time out for me. It must be a girl thing, but for the most part, I enjoy my treats.


sherry ♥ lee said...

Of course you are worth your treats!!! :)

I LOVED "Gilmore Girls" and was quite sad when it went off the air.... :(

Enjoy your weekend away!!! :)

alteredpink said...

U deserve to treat yourself!! I'm going to check out the Gilmore Girls episodes - thanks for the idea.

Kim said...

I have food allergies,too, and also forbade myself chocolate but now have a tiny piece of organic chocolate now & then. I figure whatever consequences I suffer for it physically will be more than made up for by the joy it brings to my soul! Kepp treating yourself - you're worth it!!!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Keep enjoying the treats! :)

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful that you released your fear around chocolate... it just goes to show that we release our fear about particular things, it opens up doors to delicious possibilities! :)

Ellecubed said...

Thank you for sharing your week with treats. Gilmore Girls is one of my all time favourite guilty pleasures. I hope you continue to enjoy the show.

becky n said...

Am not familiar with Gilmore Girls - will take a look.

They say there are healthful qualities in chocolate - so I think it's wise to indulge a little. It's one of my favorite treats.

Have a great week with play!

Helen said...

May you discover and indulge in more treats. I know it's hard -- I have a similar problem giving myself permission -- but you are worth it!

Ginny said...

We all deserve to treat ourselves. I hope you had a great weekend.