In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Nightgown day

There are times when one must pamper oneself. Sometimes it's been a stressful week (or day). Sometimes one is unwell.  Sometimes one is just in need of pampering.

I call them nightgown days.

I stay in my nightgown, with my big thick robe and soft socks. All day.

There are other parts to this:

  • You have to sleep in, which, for those of us who are wage slaves, means either a week-end or vacation day.
  • Even if you wake up at the usual time, you snuggle down and doze for awhile.
  • This part requires some planning ahead: have food that is easy to eat, unless, of course, you really like playing in the kitchen. Personally, I think scrambled eggs and lightly buttered toast are the perfect start to a nightgown day. Soup is good for lunch on cold days. If you're doing this because you have a cold, getting someone to pick up egg drop soup for lunch for you is divine.
  • Do not even think about doing any housework, laundry, work-related emails, paperwork, paying bills or anything else that sounds even slightly like a responsible, adult action.
  • Have a pile of movies to watch in a variety of genres because you don't know what you'll be in the mood for.
  • Have that stack of magazines you haven't had time to even skim at hand.  A good trashy book is also a good way to while away the time.
  • Ignore the fact that there are things you could or should be doing.
  • Take a nap.
  • At the end of the day, take a warm bath with bubbles or a shower with a favorite shower gel. If you have scented powder or lotion that you've been "saving" (and I ask you, what are you saving it for?), use it.
  • Put on a clean nightie and crawl into bed. If you're really lucky, someone will have put fresh sheets on the bed.
  • Take a deep breath and drift off to sleep.

I absolutely promise you will feel ever so much better.

I know I do.


  1. I love those kind of days. For those of us who have trouble stopping, we need a nightgown day to unwind from it all.

  2. Sounds like heaven Ann! Had to laugh at your "what are you saving it for" line. I have so much stuff I'm "saving." I used to laugh at my mother for "saving" things & I'm doing the same thing!

  3. Lovely post!

    Love those nightgown days too:)

    Hugs and greetings,