Right now, I am a lady of luxury. I’ve been on holidays for a couple of weeks and I still have a few days left to go. I spend some of my time  unpacking (still), enjoying having a TV (such a novelty after 4 years without), pfaffing on the internet, reading books, pottering around the place…

Why do I feel guilty for not doing more?

I feel guilty for not doing more housework. For not baking or cooking more. For not having the house in showroom condition. For not blogging enough. For not doing enough to get the cats settled*

I feel guilty! And it’s so dumb.

It’s a female brain thing, isn’t it? UGH!

Why can’t I just pfaff in front of the TV all day, guilt-free? Eating salt and vinegar chippies and drinking Coke Zero?

I think I’ll just try to defy it anyway, watch The Circle and Judge Judy and trashy movies and snack on junk :)

Do you feel guilty when you’re not doing anything?

* Both cats are waking up at 4am. Every. Day. Since we moved in. We get that they’re unsettled in their new confines, but they’re generally fine, except at 4am when they wake up and howl at the ceiling and fight up and down the hallway. Good gawd, will we ever get a decent night’s sleep ever again?

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4 thoughts on “The holiday guilts

  1. Has the husband gone back to work? Is that why you feel guilty, because he’s working and you’re not? It’s not fair that it works that way, because sure enough they don’t feel guilty for pfaffing when they’re on holidays and we’re not!
    Enjoy the rest of your break. Last year was a big year and you deserve some relaxation time for you!

    Posted on 11 January 2012 at 1:40 pm
  2. hehe I feel guilty every day that my hubby2b comes home from a ‘hard day at work’ to a house that doesn’t look like its in showroom condition!! But he never asked me if I was housewife material :P

    Posted on 12 January 2012 at 3:16 pm
  3. I definitely feel guilty unless I’m doing something. Even while I was just waiting for my computer to reboot I read all about a play I had seen just so I could write about it! :P

    Posted on 13 January 2012 at 9:43 pm
  4. Yeah, I think guilt is just built in to us in general. Even when you ARE doing something, there is always more guilt that you’re not doing enough. Stuff it I say, just enjoy :o)

    Posted on 15 January 2012 at 10:24 am