The Drooping Housewife

27 Dec

Pajama (Photo credit: Ramona.Forcella)

Apologies that I have not yet responded to your comments or visited your blogs.  I am what is technically known as ‘knackered’.  

Quite apart from the Christmas build-up and all the work involved, we have had a lot of (welcome) visitors, including on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.

Tory Boy arrived late on Sunday night and left at seven this morning – the first time in about six years that he hasn’t worked Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.  I was afraid I would oversleep and miss saying goodbye so of course I woke up every hour and I feel like a zombie this morning.  I managed a couple of hours on the couch, when I fell asleep watching TV.

I have decided to take a pyjama day.  I promise to wash and brush my teeth so I don’t smell, but I’m not getting dressed.  I’m going to catch up on some TV and eat leftovers.

You are welcome to visit, but bring your dressing gown and slippers.


37 Responses to “The Drooping Housewife”

  1. McGuffyAnn December 27, 2012 at 14:08 #

    Sometimes you just have to do this. Good for you!


  2. vivinfrance December 27, 2012 at 14:14 #

    But you have such pretty pyjamas!


  3. Katharine Trauger December 27, 2012 at 14:34 #

    Oh, now that sounds like fun. 🙂 You get a great rest, Dearie, and come back to us funnier than ever!!! 😉


  4. mairedubhtx December 27, 2012 at 15:57 #

    So has Boxing Day officially become Pyjama Day? We don’t celebrate either in the States. Dec.26 is Return-the-Unwanted-Presents-Day and Cash-in-the -Gift -Cards-Day-at-the-Malls Day. It’s one of the busiest shopping days of the year after Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. We’re shoppers, we Yanks. We stock up on Christmas cards, wrapping paper, ornaments, Christmas trees, decorations, etc. in anticipation of Christmas next year since everything is 50-70% off. What’s not to like?


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife December 29, 2012 at 15:40 #

      Our shops open for the sales on Boxing Day. I don’t understand it – everyone has done nothing but shop for the whole of December; how do they have any money left?

      One of the reasons I like to stock up so over-abundantly at Christmas is so that I am not forced to go into a shop until the end of January.



  5. Al December 27, 2012 at 15:59 #

    Rest well as I am expecting many chuckles in 2013. By the way, love the new hair style.


  6. slpmartin December 27, 2012 at 16:41 #

    Sounds like a good way to spend the day…take good care.


  7. gigihawaii December 27, 2012 at 16:48 #

    Aw, we all have those days, don’t we!


  8. lenwilliamscarver December 27, 2012 at 18:19 #

    I would love to come over and watch movies and eat left-overs but darn I would have to get out of my jammies , comb my hair and all that…so think I will take a rain check and stay in. We can compare movies later.:)


  9. Elaine - I used to be indecisive December 27, 2012 at 19:25 #

    I got a lovely, cosy new dressing gown for Christmas, so I will put it on and join you! 🙂


  10. Gobetween December 27, 2012 at 19:30 #

    I have had quite a few pyjama days this Dec the first in many years. Resting nicely and hoping I am doing everything right to recuperate. I am sure you deserve this rest too.


  11. Grannymar December 27, 2012 at 20:52 #

    Relax and enjoy the rest.


  12. bluebee December 27, 2012 at 20:53 #

    Sounds like a perfect day 🍫💤🍬🍭


  13. Hattie December 27, 2012 at 21:31 #

    Sounds dweemy! Enjoy yourself.


  14. colonialist December 27, 2012 at 22:10 #

    Egg zactly a good idea. Why get up and dress up for the sake of it?
    Of course, in our climate wearing pyjamas means one is overdressed.


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife December 29, 2012 at 15:49 #

      Never thought I’d miss wearing shorts on Christmas Day, but I do.

      Mind you, the rain has made it so mild, we haven’t had the heat on since last Sunday.


      • colonialist December 29, 2012 at 16:57 #

        So, a toss-up between wet and warm or dry and cold? I think I prefer warm and dry.


  15. viveka December 27, 2012 at 22:57 #

    Linda, good on you …. I did the same on Christmas Day … and I’m going to do on New Years Eve too.
    Crawl up in my big bed with ice cream, chocolate and loads of unseen movies. Can’t wait.


  16. sharechair December 27, 2012 at 23:39 #

    Hope you are enjoying your pajama day… sounds perfect.


  17. barb19 December 28, 2012 at 02:46 #

    Sounds like my kind of day – enjoy!


  18. Three Well Beings December 28, 2012 at 05:01 #

    I completely understand! I didn’t get dressed yesterday, and had my PJ day! Today I had to at least check on my mom, so I managed to get dressed…and at this point I’m enjoying reading what others are doing, but haven’t had any inspiration to write a word of my own. I think many of us are in varying levels of recovery! I always remind others and myself…we are not machines! It is good to listen to our needs and find rest when we can! oxo


  19. December 28, 2012 at 07:42 #

    I may be al ittle late but my jamie’s are awesome?/


  20. bevchen December 28, 2012 at 11:08 #

    Love pyjama days!


  21. Tinman December 28, 2012 at 14:55 #

    Hope you enjoyed the pyjama day, you certainly deserve one.


  22. laurieanichols December 28, 2012 at 15:26 #

    Tilly you deserve a pyjama day. Can we make it a global holiday?


  23. eof737 December 30, 2012 at 03:36 #

    No worries.. same here! 🙂


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