Friday, March 3, 2023

Where to Wear: Self-care vs Going There


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I love a challenge. Not all of them are word games, or number games, or feats of strength or fortitude.

Some are just . . . well . . .

I mentioned Hubs is partially retired, he goes into the office 2 or 3 times a week, the other days he works from home, attends online seminars, and watches sports in his man cave.

One morning when he was mostly not working from home, he came upstairs pretty late in the morning, and I was in the kitchen prepping dinner.

Hubs: You're still in your pajamas.
Me: Yup.
Hubs: Are you sick?
Me: No.
Hubs: Aren't you getting dressed?
Me: Why should I?
Hubs: Why wouldn't you? I assume you have a good reason.
Me: One? That's easy, I . . .
Hubs (interrupting): OK, then give me ten good reasons.

Did that sound like a challenge to you? Sounded like a challenge to me . . .

Ten good reasons to wear your pajamas around the house all day:

1) Comfort. And we all know comfort is self-care.

2) It's a good excuse for not answering the door.

3) If you do answer the door, you're a living deterrent to any salesmen considering a return engagement.

4) Easy bathroom access.

5) Those kids? Keep 'em guessing.

6) Less laundry.

7) Need inspiration for an afternoon nap? You're wearing it.

8) No having to loosen your belt after that (third) snack. 

9) Splatter can't ruin (any more of) your clothes. Not today, green pudding mix, not today. 


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Pear & Pistachio Bread Bites

10) Did I mention comfort? Indulgent, blissful, comfort.


Oh, and just for the record, because I can go above and beyond when it comes to a challenge, ten good reasons not to wear your pajamas out of the house:

1) Look in the mirror.

2) Do you really want to look homeless when you run into your kid's teacher or your husband's boss? You know you will.

3) Look in the mirror.

4) You look like you just left your job, where you and 19 of your coworkers just climbed out of a tiny car for the amusement of the audience.

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5) Look in the mirror.

6) Saggy pants + full pockets = indecent exposure arrest. 

7) Look in the mirror.

8) Remember the walk of shame back in your wild youth? Well this is the walk of shame 2.o. Less fun, more shame.

9) Look in the mirror. Put on your glasses and look again.

10) Wearing your pajamas in public is a gateway drug. Let your guard down on this one and the next thing you know, you'll be sitting in your psychiatrist's office in a bikini.

A quick synopsis for those of us who prefer cliff notes: 

Self-care, good. Indecent exposure, bad.

You're welcome.

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Pear & Pistachio Bread Bites        

Printable Recipe

1/2 package Rhodes Texas rolls frozen dough 
2 ripe pears
1 stick butter
1/2 package (about 3 TBSP) pistachio instant pudding mix
        NOTE: seal the rest of the pudding mix in a bag for next time
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup pistachios, shelled, chopped
1 TBSP powdered sugar

*Place 12 frozen rolls in the refrigerator to thaw (I do it overnight).
*Once the dough has thawed, skin, and core, and chop the pears. Cut each roll into quarters.
*Grease a pan (can use a loaf pan, or bundt pan). Start your oven preheating to warm. Once it reaches 125 degrees, shut it off.
*Melt the butter in a large bowl. Mix in the pudding mix, brown sugar, vanilla and nutmeg. 
*Mix in the bread quarters, chopped pears, and chopped pistachios until all of the bread is well coated. Arrange evenly in the prepared pan.
*Cover with plastic wrap, put into the warm oven and leave it there for 4 hours. Leaving the pan in the oven, discard the plastic wrap and turn the oven on to 350 degrees. 
*Bake for 35 minutes, it will be brown and bubbly. Allow to sit in the pan for 10 minutes before scooping into a serving bowl.
*Sprinkle with the powdered sugar.


  1. Never have I ever gone out my front door in night clothes. Now that does not say I do not spend the day in them. My reason, cause I want to. Donna

  2. I remember, back in the day, when you didn't wear jeans in public, and men wore hats outdoors (my Dad did to his literal dying day). Now, I see so many people in pajama pants. We've forgotten the difference between public and private spaces. And now, you have me hungry. P.S. Your pistachio irish soda bread has become a St. Patrick's Day staple in our house.

    1. Yeah, I get comfort, but I get decency too, there needs to be a balance. And I'm so glad you're still making my Pistachio Soda Bread. We love it too.

  3. I am a firm believer in self-care. A day at home in my pajamas is a blissful day. No commitments or obligations makes it even better! Your pistachio and pear bread bites is pretty delightful too.

  4. Ok. I am guilty of this. Not every day, but at times. And why not?

    1. Fot starters, the reasons listed above, but let me know if you need more.

  5. I prefer a knee-length nightgown to pajamas, and after almost flashing one of the boys' friends at a sleepover many years ago I decided that wouldn't happen again. However, I adore my broken in, almost ready for the Goodwill pile jeans and a tee or sweat shirt that's in the same condition.

    1. Yes, there's nothing like old, wwll worn, soft, comfy clothes.

  6. Hmmm...I can't ever remember spending the day in my PJs unless I was a sicky-pooh, though I have kids that do. I've definitely missed out!

    1. Yes, definitely when sick, but also every now and then on a cold snowy winter day . . .

  7. Good reasons.

    This bread sounds so good i don't think i could save half the package of rolls and pudding mix for "next time," this time would have to be both times!

    1. LOL, saving means something for now, and something to look forward to!

  8. I love your reasoning's. lol I have to take my dog out too often during the day to stay in my pajamas. I love pistachios. This sounds great.

    1. Good to hear you're not walking around the streets of Vegas in your PJs.

  9. Ha ha, I like the splatter one. Reminds me that I need to wash my son's jacket after he came home with what looks like snot all over it. Six year olds' (shrugs)

    1. If he's only 6, you've got a whole lot more shrugs ahead of you.

  10. Tell me we are not seperated twins at birth! What are the chances we would post this at the exact sane tine. I am literally crying I am laufhing so hard!!!!!! Walk of shame I did but I got my damn beef broth. This goulash better be worth it lol!!!!! (Rena of course)


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