Friday, 24 June 2016

Life Lesson from my Cat #11 ~ Dress for Comfort

don't forget to chill out now and then and have a pj day

This is a picture of my daughter's cat, Shadow, wearing her Winter pajamas. She is a Devon Rex chosen because she has very little hair (it's more like fluffy fur) and because of that she is good for people who are allergic to cats (my son-in-law). The only problem is when Winter comes she feels the cold - so the solution is to put her in something to make her warmer - and here she is in her PJ's feeling relaxed and snuggly.

I think Shadow is on to a good thing and if I could wave a magic wand, I'd make one day every month Pajama Day - this would be a day where you could sit around in snuggly comfort without worrying about tizzying yourself up for anyone. If you need to pop down the shop for some milk (or a chocolate bar) nobody would mind - they'd just think "oh....it must be her Pajama Day for this month."

I have to confess to sneaking in a pajama day here and there when I'm home all day (no I don't go down to the shops in them) and I do have a shower and brush my hair, but then the pj's go back on with a pair of fuzzy socks and I'm ready for a day of reading, TV or blogging (or all three). It's good to chill out and be comfy without worrying about what others might think.


"There should be a law that there's a pajama day every few weeks." - Alyson Hannigan

I'm not sure that my husband is as big a fan of Pajama Day as I am, he seems to prefer me looking a little more "put together" but I know he doesn't begrudge me a day here and there when I can look like something the cat dragged in (oh another cat reference!) and I think he's secretly a little bit envious of my superpower - which is doing nothing and in great comfort.

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"There should be a law that there's a pajama day every few weeks." - Alyson Hannigan

45 comments:

  1. You're turning me into a cat lover, Leanne! I dress for comfort and don't care what others think!

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    1. I'm getting that way more and more Corinne - I dress for work and for occasions, but for casual it's a different story!

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  2. Pajama days are usual days for me..Whenever I am home, they show up.Its comforting and yes, I can go downstairs too :)

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    1. I love a pair of comfy pants Upasna - they make lounging around so much more enjoyable :)

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  3. Yep I can relate, we love PJ days, I shower and put them back on and love it! We should totally have a blogging PJ day get together. I wonder if our cats would get along? #Fridayreflections

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    1. I think there is a lot of merit in the idea Mackenzie - my daughter would join in as well - she bought me my latest pair of comfy pants so she "gets" it :)

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  4. I happen to be one of the lucky ones who makes it a point to have a pajama day quite often. Especially when I tie it into my "no driving day." Yup, pj days are mental health days. No expectations, relaxing and just plain needed.

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    1. I agree Michelle - why would you zip yourself into a pair of jeans when you can slide into some stretchy soft pants and a loose top and chill out?

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  5. I am all for PJ day. Or caftans, which I think should be mandatory. Every day!

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    1. I think it's time the fashion industry caught on to this Carol - skinny jeans are ridiculous in comparison!

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  6. My husband travels a lot so I have had quite a few PJ days. Sometimes, when I get up really early and start writing on my computer, it somehow doesn't effect my psyche at all to do it in PJs, no makeup, etc. There is some point that I do go take a shower but get right back in my PJs. I love those days.

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    1. Me too - I feel less pressure to put in a tidy appearance if my husband is away too. I also cook ridiculously easy meals and generally slack off :)

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  7. Oh I love the idea of a PJ day!I often stay in mine until half way through the morning, and you can be sure that's the day a neighbor will ring the doorbell or send a message she's on her way! Maybe I need to learn to greet visitors with a cheery greeting and say, "Oh didn't you get the message? It's PJ day today."

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    1. Forgot to say the magic words! Greetings from #Blog,Share,Learn!

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    2. I forget the magic words all the time Shirley so it's fine :) MY neighbour always pops in looking immaculate - I think she just accepts the fact that I'll be in my yoga pants and no bra'd top. It can't be too bad or she'd stop visiting!

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  8. Sign me up for pajama day! I'm already dressed for it because I'm off from work today. I guess I'll try to get dressed before my husband gets home. Meanwhile, aahhhhhh. :-)

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    1. I think we'd have a great pajama party day if we all got together and hung out in our comfy pants and pj tops Lee :)

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  9. Comfort is my middle name, Leanne, I love this!!! Cats know, they just know... ;)
    Popped over from #BlogShareLearn but always, always glad to be here, always makes me smile. :)
    Hope this weekend treats you kindly. :)

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    1. Hi Donna - I think comfort might be my middle name too - pj's, a cat and a good book - just perfect!

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  10. Yep. PJ Day. Best day of the month!

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    1. I think so too Diane - I think God would smile on pajama day :)

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  11. Oh yes, Leanne. You might have something there. I think the world would be a better place if "Pajama Day" existed for everyone.

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    1. wouldn't it be great Laurie? It would be like having a magic card up your sleeve that you could toss down once a month to get out of jail free - "sorry I'm on Pajama Day today!"

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  12. That cat photo is adorable! I'm not sure I could get my cats into sweaters. I could get on board with pajama day. We American's are often accused of being overly casual in our dress already- no doubt some would abuse it and show up to work in PJ's!

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    1. I sit at a desk when I'm at work - I could be like those news readers - business up top and party underneath! And yes, that cat is adorable!

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  13. I love jammies. Though, I'm horrible about just letting myself lounge in them all day. I think this post gives me permission. :-D Thank you!

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    1. You have my blessing Lisa - but only once a month (or so......) ;)

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  14. Ha ha! I think every day has become pajama day now! I pretty much live in comfy clothes - and, for a fancy occasion, maybe I'll put on flats instead of my sneakers. Maybe!

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    1. Every moment I'm not visible to the public feels like pajama day to me Lois - who wouldn't swap comfy pants for jeans given a choice??

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  15. er hello, queen of pj days here! Getting worse as I get older. I think I had better get a full time job.

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    1. I think we could start a PJ's kingdom together Suzi - or else be boring and work more :)

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  16. I love a pajama day now and again....makes me feel in control!

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    1. Me too Donna - it's kind of like bucking the system isn't it?

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  17. Nice idea, I did have a PJ day a couple of weeks ago it was relaxing. I said to my hubby that this is the first time I have ever done this. I might make a habit of this (not too often though).

    Kathleen
    Bloggers Pit Stop

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    1. Just do it for an occasional treat and the novelty won't wear off (and you won't be tempted to become "that person" who shops in their jarmies :)

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  18. When you work at home...you have more pajama than dress up days. Please do not show up unannounced.

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    1. If you plan to show up unannounced you have to be wearing your pjs too!

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  19. I have to admit I live in my pajamas most of the time. One of the benefits of working from home.

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    1. I love being inside in my pjs and not having to care about dressing for others Rena :)

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  20. Haha that's fun. It is always pajamas for me at home. It sure would be great if such a law existed for pajama days :D

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    1. I'd love an official pajama day too Darshana - it would make things so much easier :)

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  21. Ok THAT cat is cute!
    5 mins before I started reading this my husband was asking why I was in pjs at 4.30pm. Truth is after a day at work I showered and changed into pjs and climbed into bed for warmth. Perfect bliss. He will never understand. Lucky the days I don't work, he's at work. What he doesn't know can't hurt him!

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    1. She is a cutie isn't she Suzi - and I do the same thing when I crawl home at the end of a long work day - off with the bra and sensible clothes, and into comfort mode! Bliss!!

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  22. How cute and I could do with a PJ day Leanne! My daughter has a similar coat for her miniature schnauser. We all need a PJ day where we can shut out the world and just take time to reflect and relax.

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    1. I agree Sue - I imagine you could do with one of those days at the time being! Thinking of you and your family as you go through this sad time x

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