My children have nightmares on occasion, it has become routine in our household is as we say our goodnights, we rhyme off good things that make us happy to keep the night terrors at bay. It had me thinking, what are some of the pleasures whether they be simple or guilty that I enjoy. So in no particular order, this is my list of good things that I enjoy:
Our kids go to bed early enough – before 8 o’clock and my husband frequently works late. During the day I am at home with my youngest, so a lot of my daily chores are done by late afternoon. So, come 8 o’clock, Mama has Netflix queued up. I especially enjoy emotional, campy, and smart TV shows. I rarely watch movies on Netflix as TV shows are perfect for keeping my interest for 45 minutes at a time.
Some of my guilty pleasures that I’ve streamed via Netflix are: Nashville, Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, The Fosters, Homeland, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and I am currently hooked onto Quantico. I have an embarrassing amount of shows bookmarked in ‘My List’.
Is it just me or are TV shows getting better and better? I haven’t been a teenager in at least fifteen years, yet half of my guilty pleasures on Netflix are teen shows.
Icy cold beer
I very much enjoy an import tall boy while watching some of my TV shows. Beer just about goes with anything in my opinion!
I adored Glee while it aired. I laughed, I cried and I sang along with the characters. Even though the show has ended over a year and a half ago, I still play Glee covers while I am cooking, doing my own schoolwork, cleaning and often in the car.
Every six months or so I enjoy a facial at a local spa. I enjoy the whole process from the start to the finish.
More frequently than I get facials, I get pedicures. Bright/flashy polish colours while getting my tootsies pampered? Yes please! My girls enjoy coming with me and my esthetician always gives them their own special pampering for their toes.
I read every day, mostly before bed. I enjoy heartfelt emotional stories, murder mysteries, suspense, and dabble in horror on occasion. But my guilty pleasure is… trashy romance novels. These books can hook you easily and they make for an easy read. Now I am not talking about the 50 Shades of Grey series; the books I read are somewhat similar but are better written and the books don’t take themselves too seriously.
Red velvet cupcakes
This decadent treat is one of my favourite treats to have on occasion. I am not a huge chocolate lover so this cupcake’s hint of chocolate paired with cream cheese icing is perfection, it goes nicely with a hot cup of tea.
Hubby and I were great at getting out for a date night once a month but life has a way of intervening. With my husband’s busy work schedule which includes travel, our date nights haven’t been happening as frequently as we’d like. Fingers crossed, we get a new date night routine in place. I love nights where I don’t have to cook!
I follow several local (and area) photographers on Facebook just so I can gaze at brand new squishy babies. I get my baby fever cooled down and I don’t have to get up in the middle of the night with the bambino. Win win! Equally fun for me is to look at baby’s first smiles as they start growing and their first birthday with a messy cake smash.
What are some of your guilty pleasures?