Proud bibliophile here--my #1 addiction. Just check out my book blog. If I am in between books (forcing myself to read the magazines stacked up), I feel out of sorts. Two of my favorite places are the library and the bookstore.
2. Red wine and dark chocolate
3. Season tickets to the theater, a guaranteed date night with my hubby!
We've been season ticket holders at Portland Center Stage for nearly 20 years now. When the theater moved to the Portland Armory, they started producing shows in the mainstage as well as a downstairs, smaller, and more intimate theater. We typically have gone to mostly mainstage shows, but I discovered last year that if we go to previews, it would cost us less to buy the entire season (nine shows) than just see the mainstage during the regular season. So we are going to the theater every month now. It's a regular date, which is good! The plays are always highly entertaining and often edgy, which I like.
|Happy hour with my friend April and my sister-in-law Kath|
I feel incredibly blessed with wonderful friends, and one of my favorite things is to spend time with them. No guilt here at all!
5. Book group
See #4. I have a great book group; I couldn't imagine a better group of bright, witty, and fun women!
|Book Group Gathering|
6. Craft supplies
Yes, I have too many. But I can't help it. Must create more and use up what I have, so I can buy more! ;)
As I wrote in "10 fabulous plans for 2014--the unresolutions," I like to "spend money on things that are worth more than money." What better use for money than travel? I'm scheming for spring break (inexpensive) and my 50th birthday already.
|With my sis in San Francisco in August|
Totally a guilty pleasure. But I love being able to keep up with people and get to know others better through Facebook.
I wish I had more time to blog, but life takes priority. It's fun and my creative outlet.
|With my sister and mom last Mother's Day weekend|
Well, a tiny amount of guilt here. I adore going away with my close women friends or family members; it's something I need because of living with all males. In December I had a fun getaway with my sister-in-law and in February I have another girls' getaway to look forward to. I am ever-so-grateful to my wonderful husband for indulging me in this guilty pleasure, which I can never get enough of!
Hope you liked my guilty (or not-guilty) pleasures. Read the others at The Good Life by Stasha!