I will freely admit that I don't deserve much, but after the week (and several months) that I've had, I do feel absolutely NO GUILT in getting what I did today.
I walked downtown today with 4 of the kids (and #7 in tow lol) to our favorite bookshop, The Moravian Bookshop, which bills itself as "The World's Oldest Bookseller". They have a lovely little point system there and we have been accumulating for some time.
I went off to my favorite section, the cookbooks (surprise!), and found a book I wanted but would never purchase for myself; I'd feel too guilty. I took it to the desk and told the clerk that I would love to have that book but only if I could purchase it with my points. She scanned it and told me YES all I would owe was $5.90. Woohoo! So, I bought a beautiful $40 book for less than $6 and I know I am going to spend hours reading it and looking at the pictures.
By the way, it is disgustingly HOT out there today! Lehigh Valley (Eastern Pa in general) has a reputation for too much humidity. I'm not sure why that is but it gets flat out gross here. Today is no exception and the week to come is forecast to be even hotter and GROSSER. I do have to say that this book was worth the sweat. Yes, yes, YES I am obsessed with Provence! Anyone who has been there (and I have not) will explain to you why that would be.