BonBon Day

Silver Moon Patti's shop and tarot card reading

Today was a BonBon Day.  I didn’t know what a BonBon Day was until today, and I didn’t know what a BonBon Day was until my friend Margaret told me.   A Bon Bon Day is when you spend a whole day in bed eating BonBons.  Now Margaret told me she has never actually done this, spend a whole day in bed eating BonBons,  and so today wasn’t literally a BonBon Day, but if you see BonBon Day as a metaphor, then today was a BonBon Day.

For the last two Art Shows at the Pig Barn Gallery, Margaret made sure all the food was out for the Artist’s Reception. (With Kim Gifford’s help at Anointing the Goddess)  She cut the cheese into tiny pieces, found plates and bowls for the crackers and hummus, and even put a table cloth on the table (something I never would have thought of)  Then she monitored the table getting rid of the empty plates and keeping the bees away.  So I wanted to do something for her.

Margaret had never had her tarot cards read before and had been wanting to do it for a long time.  So today I took her to Silver Moon in Brattleboro VT and visited Patti, my tarot card reader.  Margaret and I walked around town,  each had a half hour reading, then had lunch.   On the way home we stopped into Crazy Russian Girls Bakery  in Bennington and had cookies and a peach tart.

Somehow calling it a BonBon Day made it even more fun.  Like it’s definitely something we should not be doing especially on a  weekday and did it anyway.  Makes me want to have more BonBon Days.

13 thoughts on “BonBon Day

  1. Your Blog is evolving into something so cool. You are writing more about yourself and your days and you are an excellent writer and have great wit. Keep it up – you make my days easier! XOXOXOX

  2. P.S. I am so glad you did the Harley Davidson T-shirt quilt. I have a bag of old favorite t-shirts that I could not bear to throw away. Kept them not knowing what I would do with them and now I know! I even thought I would email you to see if you had ever made a quilt out of T-shirts and then the Harley one appeared! I will make one too! THANKS SO MUCH!!! XOXOXO

  3. I’d call this a “me” day! It feels so good to slip away and do something for myself or just spend a quiet day at home, as long as I’m doing what I want to do rather than taking care of life details for everybody else. I’m glad you enjoyed your day. I felt renewed just reading about it. Thanks for sharing.

  4. BonBon Days during the week are even better than playing hooky was when you were a kid. You have so much more appreciation of the day when you’re older.

    Thanks for the reminder that I’m long overdue for one of these!

  5. I’ve never heard of a BonBon Day, either; but what a lovely way to thank a friend and deepen the friendship at the same time! Annie

  6. Maria,

    What a wonderful way to spend the day. Sometimes we women do not give ourselves permission to take a day “off” and subsequently we can’t grow into the lovely, luscious women we were meant to be! I love BonBon day! Hurrah!

  7. What a great name. When I worked at my office job (for 28 years) and you needed a day off because you weren’t officially “sick” but were in danger of having a breakdown without a little break, we called them “mental-health” days. BonBon Day has a far more eleganr ring to it. Thanks!

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