We all have our own “normal”. Let’s just accept that as fact and not debate it, please! And let’s certainly not try to define “normal”. Why does this sound like a Monday morning conversation instead of a Friday morning blog post? 🙂
What’s your “normal” or routine for getting up and getting dressed in the mornings? If you have a real job outside the house, you don’t need to answer. I hope we all know your routine. I’m usually up a little before 6 and Vince is gone by 7 so I’m in the shower and dressed by 7:30. It’s 10:30 a.m. and I sit here, at the computer, in my pajamas. Why do I feel guilty that Vince will be here in half an hour and will find me in my pajamas because there’s not time to finish this blog post and shower and get dressed? Priorities . . you know?
This morning I was up right on time but went out and watered the things that needed watering, did a couple loads of laundry, ground wheat, made bread, cooked rice, and made stuffed peppers from those big red bell peppers.
Two loaves of the bread dough are already in the freezer. The peppers are still cooling but even if they weren’t, I’m leaving them out so Vince knows I’ve been busy! I’ll freeze one container of them and I imagine we’ll split those halves for dinner and have them with a salad and another vegetable so we’ll get 8 meals out of 2 big bell peppers and one pound of ground chuck.
Well . . I guess I should try to get a quick shower. I have to go to the grocery store this afternoon and getting dressed now will help get that over with sooner. Then I can knit!!
Linda in NE says
I’ve heard it said that we’re all crazy in our own way so I suppose it stands to reason that we’re also all normal in our own way too. Nothing wrong with a PJ day.
It’s 10:45 and I’m still in my pjs. What’s so wrong with that – I’m being productive – reading blogs and drinking coffee!
I agree with Linda, nothing wrong with a pajama day at all. Given what you have already accomplished today (and every day from what I read) there is no reason or room for guilt.
Good grief girl, just reading your blog makes me feel tired sometimes!
Kim W says
Wow, you have had a very productive morning.
Just a thought, but around here (New York) I’ve been seeing people out shopping in their pj’s ( or what looks like pj’s to me).
Me, I prefer to get dressed before I head out in public though.
I think everyones preception of normal is what you grew up with and everyone’s is different.
Sounds like you’ve done more so far today in your PJs than I do all day showered and dressed! Those peppers look yummy!
Cindy B says
DH loves stuffed peppers. I think I’ll make them for dinner tonight as he is fixing the flat on my car this morning. I managed to somehow destroy the rim, tire and sensor. Not a cheap flat to fix. He is still shaking his head. I didn’t see the object in the road until it was too late, he thinks I could have swerved a little. LOL.
vickie van dyken says
It’s only almost 9 here…but I am in my jammies 🙂 Ok….well now that I don’t have a regular job I do spend at least one day a week in jammies. My DH is a long haul driver, so when he is gone, well if I am not going to town, I just spend the day in jammies…He left last night but I do have things to do today…so I will get dressed….I wonder if I would get more done if I got dressed every day?? LOL I will NEVER be as productive as you are Judy 🙂 you just amaze me…..
Sharon Spingler says
NO ONE ever accused me of being normal! That said, right now I am up twice during the night to let the pups out, then up usually by 5. Wake the birds up at first light and let the one have his “mom” time with coffee. Then it’s getting dressed and doing whatever I have to do.
I am impressed that you accomplished so much so early.
I agree with those who said you’ve been so productive already, you should have no guilt at all about still being in your PJs. If I’m still in PJs at 10:30, it probably means I haven’t done anything yet except read blogs 🙂 Fortunately work forces me to be a bit more proactive, 5 out of 7 days anyway.
It’s after 9 here and I’m still in my jammies! hehe 🙂
And, I just made stuffed peppers a couple nights ago! For the first time, I cut them in half length-wise making them little ‘boats’ – and I really like them that way and will cut them that way from now on 🙂 It made it seem like there was more pepper to filling, which was nice. I also put a topping on mine that is half tomato sauce (or spaghetti sauce or tomato soup, whatever I have on hand) with sour cream and a little bit of sugar – makes a yummy topping!
this week for me has been anything BUT normal! Still recouping from the flu, so i’m thinking of accomplishing more than i actually will today.
I don’t think my brain is fully connected to my body yet, but i did manage to make a batch of oatmeal/bananna muffins this morning, and collect the mail.
Now where is that energizer bunny when i need him!
I hate being dressed; although I know I get more done when dressed. What I don’t like is changing clothes all day; reno clothes, exercise clothes, normal go out of the house clothes, then end of day – get the bra off – relaxing for the evening clothes. OK, time to go don the exercise clothes.
shirley bruner says
shoot….some weeks i have 2 pj days in a row. if i could go to the studio in my pjs i would do that. but as soon as i did….someone would show up. and i don’t think the world is ready for me in my pjs. LOL i believe the more comfortable you are…the more you accomplish. that’s my story and i’m stickin’ to it.
Diann Smith says
The strangest thing since retirement and that was 12 yrs. ago. We now get up around 4 A.M. NO kidding. I always thought I’d sleep late. But both hubby and I get up and start our coffee and just putz around for a bit. Sometimes I sew quietly for a few hours. it’s the strangest thing. We couldn’t sleep later if we tried. Of course by 9 p.m. we’re pretty much ten toes up x 2 also.
Since I retired when I’m cleaning house, doing laundry. sewing,or other things at home I may stay in my pjs all day then shower and put on a clean pair after I’m done for the day. For one thing it’s comfortable and whatever I clean in will need washig anyway so why mess up two sets of clothes. Now if I’m going to be outside or in public I do put on real clothes. My take is if I’m in my house who cares what I have on unless someone is coming over. It’s all about getting things done and being comfortable while I’m doing it. So don’t feel guilty just productive.
Here’s a nice post from someone “near Provo, Utah” who loves you and your blog! Hope you don’t think everyone in this state is mean and nasty!
I am a returning, older college student and this week is “Spring Break!” No wild, bikini-clad, drinking parties for me, though. I have had a strict schedule for getting school stuff done early…but I did manage to get some fabric shopping time in yesterday for my birthday! I tried to split the bill up so my husband wouldn’t know how much I spent, but the cashier couldn’t figure out how to do it! Oh well, the fat quarters were great and I spread the love of fabric buying onto my daughter as she came with me and managed to score a few prints as well!
Hope your day of quilting, knitting, gardening, and animal watching is great!
At times I am still sitting around in my robe at 9 AM, usually though I am up by 7 grab a cup of coffee sit at the computer and check e mail and do a post on my blog if I haven’t one already scheduled. I will get dressed by 8:30 quickly do my hair ( I shower in evening) and put on my mascara, grab a muffin previously made and frozen – pop in microwave and eat and drive to the fitness center to work out or start my day at home if I decide to not exercise. I rarely do any cooking before mid afternoon.
At this point I am not working outside of the house…..laid off. My routine is usually about the same day to day. Get up most days around 6am. Most of the time I make breakfast, shower and DH and I go into town to visit with friends, do shopping and check on my parents. We are home by 11am and I have lunch before noon. The afternoon is spent working on line, sewing, checking patterns and getting dinner prepared. I also make our own bread, garden, do canning, laundry etc.
On the days I don’t go into town the shower may not happen if I am busy. We don’t have much company, because we don’t live close to town, so I don’t worry about not being dressed. I also don’t feel guilty if I feel like napping, because I know I work better after a nap and sometimes a nap helps me figure out problems.
Did you notice how I didn’t mention house cleaning…..oh I hate house cleaning! I am in the process of cleaning the main level of the house now, because we are going to take the carpeting out and put down laminet.
I, too, am usually up around 6. I have coffee and the computer for about 2 hours and then it is time to shower and dress. I feel uncomfortable in jammies after I am up so, for me, I need to get dressed. My daughter can work around the house all day in her pajamas and has no problems. Isn’t it great that we can all be different?
I get up around 7 and sew for about an hour. That way, if I get busy during the day, I have still made progress on my sewing. I usually get dressed after I sew.
Oh, I feel like such a slug, I am not a morning person and never have been. I am off to work M-F, but weekends I sleep in. I am up by 9, but that is 3 more hours than I usually get. On the flip side, I can hit my stride about 10 at night. When I was making wedding cakes on a regular bases, I would start decorating after my daughters went to bed. At that time of night, they didn’t need anything, the phone didn’t ring and I would have a block of time to concentrate on decorating the cake and clean the kitchen. When I got moving the next morning, all I had to do was finishing touches and deliver the cake. I always baked the cake at the very last minute, because I like a fresh cake.
Back to the pj’s….sitting at work sometimes I can hear them calling my name, but they just have to wait unitl I get home!!
marion usborne says
Am I the only one who doesn’t feel right untl I’m dressed, had my breakfast and started my day with a good dose of CNN not to mention the local TV stations and read the paper. First, I don’t look great in PJ–my neighbor does and I envy her as she looks as great as she does dressed. On “normal” days I like to be sewing by 9 a.m. Normal has not happened here lately as my husband has been sick so we’ve had appt. almost daily. And that means friends stop in to visit him so I try to have something on hand to eat. And I haven’t had my sewing time or my Guild time and that gets on my nerves–yes, I am sorry he is sick, however. I miss our regular routine, At noon generally, I try to take a quick nap which keeps me going until 11 to get up again at 5 a.m. And, yes, Judy, the tomatoes look fabulous.
And you call that “lazy”?!?
On the other hand, I wish I had a “normal”…still working on it.
Sounds like a really busy morning. Makes sense to me to wait until after all those chores to shower and clean up for a trip to the grocery store. PJ are so comfy for doing housework! It’s really nice that you don’t have to worry about neighbors when you wear them out to water in the mornings. Nothing in your morning to feel guilty about!
I’m not an early bird unless I have to be somewhere in the morning, but I always get dressed right after I start the coffee. Then I walk outside to get the newspaper. By then the coffee is ready, so I grab a cup and sit down to read the paper before starting any chores.
Marie Mann says
Well, normal for me is, working day, up at sparrow phtt, shower,dress and out of here. Every other day, loll around in my nightgown, no pj’s for this chick,breakfast, blogs, Must read Judy’s blog, and Tanya’s and then its shower and dress and get on with what needs to be done, but have been known to do the whole day in the nightie, always a hugely productive day, Why – because I can and there is no one to tell me otherwise. DH doesn’t seem to mind at all. Of course, egg on face and quick dress if there is a knock on the door!!!
I love reading all the blogs one blog leads me to, and I marvel at just how alike we are, all of us, be we in the USofA, New Zealand, the UK and Europe as well as here in Australia.
Cheerio to all and have a wonderful day however you choose to spend it.
If I’m not working outside the house it depends on the plan for the day which order I do things. If I know I’m going to be cleaning, doing laundry (all the “fun” stuff) I stay in my pjs until I’m finished then get a shower and dressed but usually I shower, dress then start the day….although I have been known to spend an hour (or two) reading/computering while I eat my breakfast!
Diane S. says
Anyone who’s as productive as YOU are, Judy, should not feel guilty for dressing any way you feel comfortable! I live in a University town and there are co-eds walking around in PJs and slippers all the time. I don’t like it and I’m sorry, but there’s a little bit of judging on my part! Pajamas = no underwear, (top or bottom) with uncombed hair, yechhh! But that’s in public JUdy. You can do anything you want in your own home!
On the days I work I am usually up at around 7-8pm and I sit around and drink coffee until time to leave for work. On my weekends I am up early doing chores and cleaning house usually in my pjs. When the housework is done I am in my room working on my quilts. I knit at night when I am watching the boob tube with the hubby. I am looking forward to the time when I don’t have to go to work unless I want to! Ahhh retirement sounds so good 🙂
Joan in NE says
Up around 5 AM –dressed within half hour, breakfast made for 4 legged kids. Hubby’s breakfast set out for when he gets up a bit later, My shoes go on and I am off to walk. Rest of the day depends on what is on the schedule.
PJ – clothes… they all cover the body and keep us warm/protected/comfy…. it’s just perspective. You ROCK the PJ’s and get more done most mornings than I do -and I am up and dressed and out the door by 7:30.
Brandy M. says
I tend to hang out in my jambes much of the day if I don’t have plans. I’ve recently been working on trying to change that, though, because it will also keep me from doing things at the last minute if I haven’t gotten dressed! My day/night schedule is totally messed up (working nights…), so by the time I’m dressed & showered, some stores have closed.
I’ve been doing a LOT better with this for the past month or so. I’m finding myself to be more busy and getting more stuff accomplished. Go figure! LOL. But we do still have our jammie days and I’ll never give ’em up completely!