Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Taking Time For Me

That's right. I'm doing it. I'm taking time for me just like you all suggested. Okay. Maybe not JUST like you all suggested. I mean, I'm not going anywhere. But I am pampering myself a bit.

I have a pajama obsession. I don't know why, but I love pajamas. Every year I ask for pajamas and slippers for Christmas. I wear the same pajamas pretty much every night (except when it is hot in summer then I wear boxers or something-TMI?) so they really do get pretty worn out in one year. The pajamas I received last year for Christmas are still holding up pretty well, but I've been feeling the jammie itch already. I need new jammies.

While the boys and I were at Target this weekend I spotted an adorable oversized long sleeved t-shirt pajama top. And guess what. Sale! I grabbed it off the rack and went searching for pants to match the top, because hello! This is Wisconsin. An oversized pajama shirt may work in some places but not in Wisconsin in an old drafty house. A few racks away I found the perfect pants. It looked like they were made to go together with perfectly matching reds and even the same snowflake pattern. And guess what. SALE! It was a done deal.

Then the boys spotted the slippers. I was already feeling a little guilty about indulging in my pajama obsession but my little smarties convinced me to get the slippers too. The boys were so excited when I put the slippers in the cart you'd think they were for them. Little cuties.

So tonight I'm going to pamper myself. I'm gonna take an extra long shower (what's that?), and put on my brand new pajamas and slippers. Yay! And then when I'm good and cozy I'll grab a cup of tea and start that book I've been meaning to read. I think I could get used to this whole pampering thing!

53 comments:

The Griper said...

just wanted you to know that one of your posts was an inspiration for my latest posts, little one. thank you.

RiverPoet said...

I'm glad you're taking some time out to pamper yourself, and there truly is nothing better than a cozy pair of jammies! One of the best parts of working from home is that I can stay in my jammies till noon if I want to. :-)

The days like you had on Sunday have come to all of us. You did exactly the right thing, though -- you forgave yourself. It's really all you can do. Your kids have forgotten it already.

Peace - D

CissaLynn said...

Hey girl! The jammies are too cute!!! I love it that you posted a pic for us to see. I think all of us moms need a litte "me" time and cozying up in jammies w/tea and a good book can be just what we need! :)

Btw, I just love your last post! It was a nice reminder for me that there is always a fresh start and I needed that! Thank you!!! :)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Good for you! You look so comfy! Love your ensemble!

Cassie said...

I love the pj's and the slippers! I'm glad you're getting some time for yourself, you totally deserve it.

Cara said...

I have a jammie obsession too. The book is good, I hope you enjoy it.

Mel said...

You GO girl! Sounds like a little slice of Heaven...lovin' the sock monkey slippers!

Dawn said...

Those slippers are so cute! The pajamas are as well, but those slippers...I can see why your boys liked them. ;) I haven't read that book yet, and I feel like the only one left who hasn't!

krissy said...

The P.J's are adorable. The book is freaking awesome and you will like the movie too. You are too cute for words and What the Hell happened to our Packers last night? Gawd.

Now. Go. Relish in some much needed time in your cute p.j's and great book and think of the fact that the Blogger conference will be in Chicago this year. How great is that?

Kelly said...

Good for you!!

Those PJ's are adorable...especially those slippers!! I've tried that tea before and love it. I always put a little milk in my tea....I must have been English in a former life! It just tastes better that way. I can't wait to see what you think of the book.

My friend Dianna did a hilarious post on Twilight. You'll have to check it out.

Kat said...

Kelly- I always use milk and honey in my tea. It rocks! :)

Fire Hunt said...

You look so comfy and the pjs are so cute.

Nap Warden said...

Well done! You'll have to let me know what you think of Twilight:)

Nicole Feliciano said...

Great idea. I'm trying to get lots of work done before we head to the country to relax for the holiday. A cup of tea sounds perfect! If you can stop by Momtrends, I've got five awesome contests running.

Here's a link to one for personalized silver earrings:

http://momtrends.blogspot.com/2008/11/silver-earring-giveaway.html

Brittany said...

I love good PJs too! :)

Congrats on some pamper time. I too, read that book... and the two following... I am waiting on the 4th one from the library. Addicting series.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

cute jammies!

Megan said...

I think you SHOULD get used to pampering yourself!! :0) Love the PJs!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!! Enjoy that book and your tea--those jammies and slippers are wicked cute!

OHmommy said...

Yay, Kat. Way to go!!!

And you still look so stinking cute even in PJs. ;)

Jeni said...

My daughter likes to have a cup of hot tea, her warm jammies after a hot shower, book and then, also an afghan of some type to curl up with and relax. I like hot tea well enough but am still more a devotee of coffee but when I want some hot beverage to chill out with and repose, I like pretty much the same things as daughter except that I like a cup of fresh hot coffee with a good flavored creamer. Just got a new flavor the other day -Tiramisu -really yummy!

Kelley said...

NICE! You look adorable in your new jammies, and the book and tea looked marvelous! Awwww....

maggie's mind said...

I'm the same way with PJs. Almost every Christmas I get new pajamas, and it's always my favorite gift. I *love* those slippers! Enjoy some you time. You deserve it!

melissa said...

i LOVE pajama bottoms!! and i wear my hubbys t-shirts with them. and cozy, fluffy sock slipper thingys!!
i tried to read twilight. i really tried. and i can't get into it. maybe i should go and buy myself a new pair of p.js...maybe that will help!!
xo

tweetey30 said...

Yes Pampering what is that again.. LOL.. Hope you enjoyed yourself.. I love slippers too. Not to much into jammies. I like sweat pants and over sized sweat shirts though.. Happy thanksgiving if I dont get to visiting before then again..

Cyndi said...

ooo! I loved that book! I love nights like that. Oh, and really cute jammies!

Janah said...

First, I am going to ask for pajamas this year. That just sounds so...relaxing and comfy.
Second, I.want.those.slippers. Sock monkeys rule!

CC said...

I love, love, love pj's too. The warm, fuzzy, flannel kind!

Mom24 said...

Good for you! Very smart Mommy.

WomensDaily said...

I took the book out of the library to read...and had to return it because I didn't have time to start it.

Kathryn said...

Okay, I'm loving the sock monkeys!!!
I havn't been here in a while, I lost your url, thanks for visiting my blog so I could find it again! I love the new fall layout! Very pretty!

Bethany said...

Looks like my kind of night!

And why is everyone I know suddenly obsessed with that book?

Kellan said...

YAY for taking time for you!

Hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving - see you - Kellan

Stephanie said...

Good for you! And there is no one better to pamper youself with than Edward Cullen! Yum, yum!

Jewelgirl said...

I love those sock monkey slippers,
they are so cute! Have you seen the
website with the sock monkeys on it?

http://twoknitmonkeys.blogspot.com/

It is so cute you'd like it!!!! It's
great for a quick laugh!!!!!!

scrap chair potato said...

I thought I was the last person on earth to have not read that book. I am halfway throught right now and I am loving it!

Glad you are having a little 'me' time!

Momisodes said...

I'm so glad you bought some new jammies and slippers. They looks adorable. And what perfect timing with all this chilly weather.

Hope you get plenty of peaceful one-to-one time with that book. I definitely need to get my hands on that too.

Natalie said...

I can't wait to hear what you think about the book. I have been planning to get it to read since so many people have been talking about it on blogs!!!

Elaine A. said...

Oh girl, you deserve TONS of pampering, especially during and after this week, right?

That's cute how the boys were so excited about your jammies and slippers!

Have fun gettin' comfy and doing your reading...

Lindsay said...

Yay for quality time with yourself! I love jammies too - I could (and do) wear them all day long. :-) Love the slippers - I have his matching pj pants! ha!

Really - moms need time to themselves. It does sound SO selfish, but it's true. We work better and we are in better moos when we get that time - even if it is only 10 minutes.

enjoy! And do it all weekend, too!

4 Little Men and Twins said...

you are way too cute! Enjoy YOUR time. :)

brittany

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I just want to curl up with you! Love the jammies.

Octamom said...

Good for you!!! Looks like a winning combination all the way around!

Blessings!

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Totally have the sock monkey slippers. Love them! And I love your mini-getaway. Will keep it in mind when I need one. And thanks for the wise words. I have really taken them to heart.

EatPlayLove said...

You'll have to keep me updated on your book reading progress. It's on my nightstand right now. Haven't started it yet.

I love long showers myself! What a treat.

Musings of a Homeschooling Mom said...

Cute! Good for you for pampering yourself! I hope you love the book! I've read the 1st two and am waiting patiently(or pretending to be patient) for hubby to go pick up the 3rd tomorrow morning from an old co-worker. The 3rd one cannot be found anywhere in our town!

Golightly said...

AAAWWW!!!! SOCK MONKEY SLIPPERS! AT Target! They are a Perfect match to my Nick and Nora Sock Monkey Pajamas. I love pajamas too. LOVE them.

I'm sending hubby out right away to buy my Christmas gift! Woo-hoo! You rock!

Chaotic Joy said...

Good for you. Seriously. All just what the doctor ordered.

LaskiGal said...

#1: I want those slippers. I also want a Target . . .

#2: Dying to know what you think of the book. (me, love the first one, not a huge fan of the next two--haven't gotten to the last one yet).

#3: So glad you are taking time for you!!!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

You know how I feel about the book, and obviously, I am a huge proponent of drinking large quantities of hot tea with milk. Enjoy the indulgence. You deserve it.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Everybody say goodbye to Kat until the book is finished....

Kat said...

Imbeingheldhostage- HA! I'm done already! :)

Robyn said...

Cool jammies. I often wonder who in WI can pull off just the top in winter. I'm hoping to spend most of the day in them tomorrow.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Look at you all cute and cozy! Love the slippers. Good for you for some pampering. :)

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