Get ready! Saturday is Jammie Day!

Calvin and Hobbes
Saturdays are for relaxing!

I have been really busy lately. It will be June before my five day work week becomes a four day work week. And as Calvin (of Calvin and Hobbes!) would say, the days are just packed. So in order to ward off a winter meltdown, I have invented a new Saturday morning splurge for myself. I fondly call it Jammie Time.

Just in case you think I am talking about grape jam or orange marmalade, let me clarify. I am talking about pajamas. Wonderful, warm and soft pajamas. Last Saturday, I happened to stay in my pajamas until NOON and did not do any form of work. I reveled in the simplicity of an endless pot of coffee, numerous favorite shows in my DVR and a pot of chicken soup simmering on the stove. What luxury! What decadence!

Lest you think I have completely lost my mind, remember I am an over-doer. Sitting around in my jammies until Noon is kind of a no-no. I usually have a line up of things to do, people to meet, goals to reach. But even God took one day off. Why not me too?

I loved my Saturday morning so much, I want to spread the idea of Jammie Time! I want to encourage everyone to have JT at least one morning a week. The catch is, you cannot do something you consider to be work. Maybe your idea of relaxation is baking. Maybe it’s knitting or reading. Whatever it may be, just go for it! Just don’t go and clean out your extra storage room. That is not relaxing!

By the way, I have to mention my new favorite pair of jammies. They are from Soma, a beautiful store at the mall. They are all cotton and oh so soft. The top is a red Henley and the bottoms are decorated with little black and white penguins that have red scarfs around their necks. They are totally silly jammies but I love them.

It is so worth it to set aside time to regroup and recharge our batteries. Join the bandwagon and embrace Jammie Time! Let me know your favorite JT activity(ies). And spread the word!

Join me on my graceful journey.

6 Replies to “Get ready! Saturday is Jammie Day!”

  1. Since I work from home, on the days I work I decided I have to get dressed, put on a pair of favorite earrings, etc so I can distinguish between work days and play days. I love, love, love to have (dare I say it) all day “jammie days” once in awhile. When the weather is bad, then I have them “guilt-free”. Otherwise, I usually don’t take them until my overdoer button goes on the fritz!

  2. My sister had a “Pajama Rule” when my kids came to spend the night with her. You were not allowed to take off your pajamas’s until after 10 AM.

    I also work from home so I live and breath by the PJ Rule almost everyday – except Saturdays because that is the errand day, etc.

    I strongly believe in taking a Sabbath, and I completely shut down on Sunday’s doing almost nothing or some I love to do that is relaxing: gardening, take a motorcycle ride, fish, disc golf, skateboard, go to a show or event. Most Sundays are spent with my mom and naps go all around for everyone after we have a nice dinner.

    Recently, I have heard of taking a Sabbath from church even!

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