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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.

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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

One Pink Shoe, One Green

shoesTo say I love clothes and shoes is an understatement.  I actually somehow have two full, down from three closets, full of clothes.  One of my closets actually has nothing but jackets which I never wear since I am now retired. I also have a surplus of skirts that I haven’t worn even one for over one year.  When I go into a store I never try them on there as I hate to try on clothes.  This does result in a few returns along the way, but it is what it is.  I have to be comfortable or I will never wear the outfit again.  Continue reading

Comfort Before Beauty

comfortI give quite a bit of thought to what I put on my body. One of my rules of thumb is that “life is too short to wear uncomfortable shoes”!

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Love Daisies But When’s the Flood?

Sometimes there are just certain items of clothing or certain pairs of shoes that just have a special meaning to them or bring back a particular memory.  I have a few things that do that for me.

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Kindergarten

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What’s So Special About a Silly Apron?

Did you know that there is a day dedicated to “aprons” (November 24th)? I couldn’t help but reflect back on a very special apron that I have. I really don’t usually wear an apron, but way back in the day–like 1961–I was going with a guy (he is amazingly, still, my husband today)  that had a surprising skill that changed the way I will forever view the humble apron.

 

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My “Hot Tub Rules” for Underwear

Opening the top left drawer of my dresser in the bedroom, I need a fresh pair of underwear. However, the drawer is filled with so many items besides the needed unders. This is where I store 1/2 ream of printed emails that my husband sent to me in the year before we got married. It holds 18 old mother’s day cards from my three children, 8 bibs from races that I’ve run and 4 metals from three half-marathons and one full marathon that I ran, and 12 multi-colored headbands. 

At first glance, it holds everything EXCEPT underwear. Do I not own underwear? Do I even wear underwear?

Have you ever given any thought to the idea that underwear should be considered when making a commitment to yourself about self-care? Well, let me tell you a story… Continue reading