Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Well...between tweeting and blogging I have simply gone down the tubes. That's right! I..did not get out of my pajama's until about 2pm. It's disgusting.
I have to put clean jammers on every single night...and that's fine..but I mean if I took them off and put them away and didn't play around the house in the wash, sweep, vacuum, change the bird cages..feed the dog..etc. etc. I could wear them a couple of nights.

Anyway...I am just disgusted with me..and at the same time dare anyone to give me trouble. For years and years I had to get up, put on make up, fix my hair, dress, make coffee..go to WORK! For years I cleaned house in the wee hours of the morning..washed clothes for seven children and a husband and cooked enormous meals for 9 people. Still...where is my self respect? :) It's still here..just shifted around a bit. Still, you know..I need to start getting dressed in the mornings.

Some time back I joined and have had requests for a picture of "then" to go with my "now" picture. So..finally I came up with one.
Well, this is a picture that I dug up of me in 1952. I was just beginning my Sophamore year in high school. Good heavens! I was just a baby! Since I just posted it on Classmates (I hope they're happy!) I thought I would share it with you.
I was camera shy so pictures of me back then are scarce. They are there but I have always hated to have my picture taken. Now..I hate it but don't give a darn. I am getting a "tude" as they say.
That's fine. Now that I have a "tude", if I could just figure out what a "Wii" is I would be up to speed. (Not really!)

Love and hugs and smiles...


  1. Hi Mona,
    Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving me such a sweet note. I have really enjoyed reading your blog this evening. You have a lovely family and your home is so warm and pretty. I love your dishes and the pink flower phone is great. I will be adding you to my favorites.
    Enjoy your day,

  2. Girl, you are getting high tech! Your blog is always so funny, and I love the fact that as we get older all those little things we worried about don't seem to matter anymore. PS I think wii means 2 or more people. Just kidding!

  3. But it´s sure nice to walk around in the pyamas all day when one is able to :-) If it wasn´t for my dogs I wouldn´t change some weekends at all. Perhaps it´s a good thing to walk the dogs every morning after all :-) :-)
    Have a great day now!

  4. Like you, I spent all of my adult life getting up early, getting ready to work, while raising a family and maintaining a household. If I want to stay in my pjs until noon, I STAY in my pjs until noon! It's your life, do what you want for a change.

  5. I still don't know much about Twitter. Nothing wrong with a Jammy day, now and then. High school seems like a long time ago for me. I changed high schools going into my junior year...I ws very unhappy. I graduated, but have no place in my heart for high school. Hugs, Kathleen

  6. What a cute post! I like your "tude".

  7. Oh sweetie! After all that hard work - you should spend all the time in your jammies you want to! We're just so glad that you spend time with us and we love all that you share! P.S. I just loved your happy face with your grandchildren! Wonderful that life has given you such a beautiful smile

  8. Hello, Mona. I noticed you on Terry's site, and just wanted to visit, for I found the title of your blog very inviting.

    And your blog is lovely. Very pretty and inspirational. And I see that we have much in common. I love Sense & Sensibility and Howard's End. So many love P & P more than any of Jane Austen's works or the movies made from her novels. I love it, too, but S & S is my favorite.

    Blessings to you,


  9. Hi Mona, it is amazing as humans how we are always trying to fit ourselves into some mold of I should do this or I should do that. I have a psychologist friend who is always telling me..."I need to stop shoulding all over myself"....don't you love it??

    Stay in your jammies...enjoy your freedom. You have earned it!


  10. Haha I love your 'tude. :) You tweet? I've never used Twitter. Geesh, I don't think you should be disgusted with yourself I love to be lazy and wear pjs all day LOL. If you're going to be doing all that housework you might as well be comfy :)

    All the best,

  11. How funny you are - and what a sweet picture of you! You were a real looker!!!

  12. Mona. You crack me up!
    And you are just like my Mom was. Clean nightgown every single solitary night. And they could never be dried in the dryer. Had to be hung up on a fluffy satin hanger.
    I'm glad you posted this. It's nice to see that we are all so normal!
    Have a great day!

  13. Oh Mona what a fun gal you are to visit.
    Just stopped by to wish you a happy day.
    I certainly can relate to the pajamas ,it did not take long to figure out I had to rein my self indulgence in and make it a point to get up make the bed ,get dressed in real clothes first thing or I would find it way to easy to live and clean and blog from pajama land.
    blessings to you.

  14. So ya gotta 'TUDE' dude? HIghly acceptable within the walls of your own home. I have jammy days too... who cares. Now, if I were always on camera sitting here at my computer and by noon STILL in my jammies, well then, that may be a problem.

    Twitter... it's sort of lame, huh. At least I find it to be.

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  15. Gary and Elizabeth.. Thanks so much. I appreciate that you stopped by! Actually, I LOVE it!!

    Ksara...LOL yeah, I know! Actually is is a buncha BS and I understand nothing...but I try to understand it and keep up. What is it they say.."the faster I run the behinder I get?" Something like that. You mean Wii..DOESN'T mean two people or more..I mean how about the i i ..I thought..never mind! :)

    Christer...I am trying to imagine YOU walking around in pj's all day...nope..doesn't work for me! :)

    Jane...I love you!!!'re right..nothing wrong with a "jammy" day..but EVERYDAY??!!'re nobody 'til you get a "tude." (Learned that from Smart Mouth Broad.)

    Mid-Atlantic I am all feeling fuzzy and confident! Think I'll keep them jams on again today! I like your smile too! Thanks!

    Andrea...I am delighted you stopped by!! S&S is my favorite also. I escape into that film..and it never fails to break my heart. One of the best films I have ever seen. Out of Africa is up there...REDS is another..but the costumes in ..oh wait how about Doctor Zhivago? You are right. We have lots in common! I like that!

    Barb~Bella Vista..I think I love your name so much because you used that little wavy line in it..and I DO love those wavy line! Thanks, Barb, thanks for making me feel good. be honest..I find "tweeting" to be

    Kimmcl...not so sure about the "funny" part..but looking at the picture I was a cute little girl and didn't even know it. Just a bit behind in years. I went around wondering what in the world was going on..and..I have not changed one bit!!!

    Karen...Ah...Sweetie..thank you. Yep..we are all just peep's, as Happy To Be calls us. I loved your comment. Thanks. No better compliment than to be compared to ones own Mom! Wow! I mean..THANKS SO MUCH for that!! :)
    It doesn't get any better than that!

  16. Oh I am right there with you Mona! I find it very hard to answer just the few people I am commenting on and write a blog when I can and go to work and cook and clean and on and on. You have the right to stay in your jammies once in a while! If it happens every day you may want to look at how much time you are spending on the computer! My husband asked me just recently if I realized how much time I was spending on here. I really didn't know. He's fine with it but sees less of me when I am here! I am NOT going to twitter or Facebook or anything else but blog and that may not be forever either. As much as I love this blogging, I still have a life to live! It does take a lot of my time. Ok...enough of my ranting...sorry! I enjoy your lovely pictures and family and gardens and all of it!

  17. Hey Mona,
    I have something to tell you....I stayed in my pj's all day yesterday too! LOL Yep, I've got a 'tude too.

  18. Mona,
    It's almost as much fun to read your comments as it is to read your blog...almost;)!!! All the people that commented today are so witty!!! You have great followers!!!

    I completely understand what you are talking about!!! Blogging IS addicting and time just flies by while you are doing it!!! I find it very distracting and yet... I love it!!! Aside from foofing in my house and shopping it is my new favorite hobby!!!

    Do you like tweeting? I am thinking about getting in to it hard? My kids don't even do I would have little help.

    I agree with Allison about the pj thing. If your going to be at home working...why not stay in your comfy pj's?!!! It's a free country..for now;)!!!

    I loved this post!!! You are a sweet and funny lady!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

  19. be honest here..I am getting NOTHING out of Tweeting..nope not a thing. I would probably drop off..but I get interested in what MIGHT be happening..and not much is going on..except with The Blue Ridge Gal..and I keep up with her hats on there. Otherwise..nope..
    Serious tweeters are going to hate me..but I can't help it.
    Blogging is different..I just think you have to learn short when you make answers to to
    (gotta go!) :)

    Wunderwoman..OMG..another friend with a "tude!" Actually, it's all SMB's fault..she taught me to have a "tude!" ALL HER FAULT!!

    Cathy.... Aw..Cathy..thank you Honey...I appreciate that. IF I could just learn to "condense" as in Reader's Digest, but instead I'm learning to "deligate". My mind..has a mind..has a mind of it's own! No..that's no type O!
    It's just plain the truth! :)

  20. I would say that you have earned the right to wear your pajamas as long as you feel like it.

  21. You are so absolutely funny and beautiful! xorachel

  22. Mona,
    You have earned the right to stay in your jammies as long as you want! I so appreciate your humor and blog my dear, it sounds like you worked your little behindy off. Cute pic back in H.S. Hugs, Cindy

  23. Happy At Home.....Well...thank you,
    Rachel!! SO THERE!! Right? :)

    A Romantic Porch....You are SO darned SWEET! Thank you for that!

    Cindy...Yes, and you are right! I DID work my little behindy off...but it grew back!! Big time! :)

  24. oH, I know...I know...I know what a Wii is....hee hee...and, sister friend, I'm afraid I have ALWAYS had an attitude !!
    Every time I think I am going to keep my GOWN on, somebody comes to see me every single time and I am mortified...have to break and run and throw clothes on. So, now, I usually..I USUALLY, get dressed..and anyone coming now knows me well enuf that it doesn't matter much.
    Have a sweet evening...

  25. bj.... :) I left another comment on your last post because..I wanted to double whammy you! :) So...? (and don't be pullin' any bloggy "tude" on me!

  26. If you're tweeting, how is it that you're not tweeting with me?

    You were and are a cutie, Mona. You're the shiz. Whatever the heck that means.

  27. I just loved this post...I long for pajama days actually...perhaps in a year or two. My grandson actually "demands" them occasionally, and my sweet daughters says, "terrific." and joins him:) I'll be back.

  28. Hi Mona, I have days when I get up do my thing all day, still dressed in pj's. Hubby comes home and asks why I'm ready for bed so early.. Oh, honey, just a tiring day -had to get ready for bed early in case I fall sleep in my "day" clothes....LOL

  29. What a wonderful post, Mona. You remind me of my mom. She worked for years and had seven children as well...and made dinner for nine each evening. So what if you stay in your pj's 'til 2 a couple of aren't gonna get grief from me...just don't get too used to it!

    Nice to meet you.

    Stay Cozy & Shifting...


    Stay Cozy, Carrie

  30. Smart Mouth Broad...Well...actually I thought you were just playing a game of some sort. I really don't do much on there anyway. I'm running so fast now that my feeties aren't even touching the ground anymore! I'd bore you to death anyway. Ask Di! :)

    darnold 24....Hi...and thanks for stopping by. I need to get over and meet you! I appreciate your sweet comment and I would love to have you come back. I'll put the pot on to boil! :)

    Sue...GREAT idea! Problem is...he is here all day and KNOWS! Nope..can't get by with that. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting! :) Love it!

    Carrie at Cottage Cozy....It's nice to meet you too. I will drop in and visit a bit. As far as the jammies's too late..that's the problem. I AM USED TO IT! It's something I really do need to work week?


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