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This is me at 4 years old. Yeah, I can still sleep pretty much anywhere, anytime…

It seems that lately, I am so tired at the end of the day that I often get into bed–clothes on.  I have a new day job that is really intense. when I get home, I shower, do my hair, put on a pinch of makeup, and go take care of dinner. So when I say that I get in bed fully clothed, that means socks and a bra also.

But life has not always been so crazy. Continue reading

My Favorite PJs (or Lack Thereof)

I was recently talking with friends at work. We were discussing buying Christmas gifts for their kiddos. They said the latest trend is to buy 4 gifts for each child: #1 something they need, #2 something they want, #3 something to read, and #4 something to wear. Continue reading

I Love My Stripper

When I was little a new pair of pajamas was a wonderful treat.  We usually got a pair for every Christmas and were always looked for in anticipation.  The ones I am referring to are the soft, cuddly, fresh PJs.  I never wanted to have them washed because then they would not be so soft and the cuddliness would go away.  So, trying to keep them out of the wash was the key. Continue reading

Don’t Scare the Kids

I can’t say that I have ever had a favorite pair of PJs.  Throughout the years, I’ve worn nightgowns, silk shirts/shorts, “nighties”, sweats, and gone naked.  Each one has been comfortable at the time that I wore (or didn’t wear) it. Continue reading

No BS Weight Loss

I’ve always had a poor body image about myself.  From feelings of being too thin to feelings of being overweight, I have never been happy about how my body looked. Continue reading

Red Tray Diet

I have been a yoyo dieter. Throughout my life, my weight has gone up and down and up and down. Not dramatically really. Most people probably would say that I’ve weighed about the same throughout my life. As an adult, my high and low weights have differed by about 35 pounds or so.

But I know when I feel good. I know when my clothes fit and when I feel good in my skin. But that doesn’t mean that I’ve never struggled with body image or dieting. Continue reading

Stringbean No More

When I was a kid, I was a string bean. I could eat anything and never gained a pound.  The only “diet” I practiced at this time was drinking malts before I went to bed to try to gain a few pounds. Continue reading

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

When I was in high school and when I got married I weighed 98 pounds.  I was always a skinny kid and the word diet never came flowing off of my lips.  Who could ever restrict their eating habits?  This was a foreign subject to me.  Actually, when I was in middle school I had my mom take me to the doctor to see why I was so thin.  He prescribed some pills but assured me that someday I would wish I was this thin.  I think the pills were a placebo and didn’t do a thing.  So, I continued to be skinny.  Continue reading

I Blame My Dad

studyingWhen I was in school my family exercised horrible sleeping patterns and habits.  My dad was a salesman and because he came home late we would eat after 7:30 p.m. when his mail had to be sent out.  This created the schedule for things such as homework being done after dinner going later into the night.  I don’t remember being motivated very often to start homework right after school.  Why ruin that wonderful free time?  Continue reading

Night Owl Style

night owlEarly morning is my time to roll over in bed and luxuriate in uninterrupted sleep.  Sleeping until noon is not my style but getting up around 9 or 9:30 am is. Getting up slowly and putting on comfy clothes is a great start to my day. By this time, I feel rested and ready to accomplish the goals I have set for myself. Continue reading