You ever have one of those days where a few hours in you decide it would be a good idea to head back to bed, go back to sleep, and start the day fresh in a few hours? Or better yet go hide under the covers and never come out again? Yesterday was one of those days. It might have had something to do with being up 13+ times the night before with my two sick kids. Whatever the reason for my desire to race back to my covers I managed to hang on and muddle through the rest of the day.
But today I find myself extra exhausted and maybe even a little melancholy (I think that probably comes from exhaustion too). I realize I need a day of hide in bed therapy. The object of the therapy of course being spending as much time as possible in my pajamas, in bed, with a good book. Preferably something chick-litish or a food lover’s memoir set in France. For me this is a day that involves a lot of carbohydrates and cheese and very few vegetables.
As mentioned before I have two boys, which as you can imagine require my watchful eye, so can’t 100% hide out in bed, or the house might end up falling down around my ears…but I do my best…
On a hide in bed therapy day I start with my coffee, forgoing my usual yogurt for a bread-y danish of some sort, I highly recommend these Caramel Apple Turnovers from Sally’s Baking Addiction (one of my new food blog loves!).
I skip my morning workout and as soon as morning nap arrives for the littlest one I head for bed with my book. I don’t bother to shower till just before lunch. By this point the hot hot water is soothing and worth leaving my beloved pajamas for. Though of course I’ve only upgraded my attire to sweats.
Lunch is creamy tomato bisque and grilled cheese (either a grown up version with parmesan, see Amanda Hesser’s Cooking For Mr. Latte, or the beloved kid classic is ok by me). Smitten Kitchen comes through as always with Classic Grilled Cheese + Cream of Tomato Soup. The added plus of grilled cheese is that it goes over big with my older son.
The afternoon involves puttering around my kitchen or garden depending on season. Not really accomplishing much, but soothing none the less. If I’m lucky the kids run around the garden happily or play near by if I’m in the kitchen.
Dinner finds me on the couch watching some silly TV show and a big plate full of pasta and cheese. Not a veggie in site. Chicken Pizzaiola from Pinch of Yum is a very good option. (Daddy is on kid duty now!)
After a day ignoring my many responsibilities (of course I still do look after my kids) I wake up the next morning strong, happy once again, ready to toss on my favorite jeans, a sparkly top and rock a new day.