Yesterday I met a major deadline. I did a hard-copy edit of all 1300 words and then made the changes in my document. I am, as they say, toast. My sense of humor is shot. I can sit and stare at the wall for 20 minutes but can’t concentrate on anything important for 5.
So today is going to be Pajama Day. The rules are simple. I can do whatever I want but I have to do it in my pajamas. OK, I’ll be honest. I don’t do it in my pajamas any more. My son is 19 and his friends all drive. If I try to spend the day in my PJs, especially the Friday before classes start, I will end up with a living room full of teenage boys. So I do it in yoga pants and a tank top. As my mother would have said, you’re dressed but you’re not dressed.
Pajama day is for doing whatever I want. I’m a serious introvert so mostly that means no running errands. That’s why the pajamas are important. The possibilities for today include:
Beading. I’m still working on that necklace.
Crochet. I have a bear and a llama in progress. And I might need to make another bat.
Reading. I’m almost done with Kate Messner’s Breakout. Loving it!
Audio books. I’m listening to A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders. I have three other audiobooks.
Sewing Machine Repair. That sounds more serious than it is. I have a 1960s Singer in need of a new belt. I have the belt now I just need to get it on the machine so I can see if the machine works. Than it will get in the queue for cleaning.
Magic Class. I took a Coursera class on Magic in the Middle Ages. There are a host of optional videos (20?) that I want to watch.
Writing. I know, I said no working. But I might write a chapter on my mystery. In my mind, it is fun writing because it’s fiction.
Walking or rowing. I feel better when I move and the last three days have seen really serious desk time. So I can fiddle about with this while watching videos and listening to audio books. Not a lot but about 200 calories worth.
I always enjoy pajama days. I come out of them feeling recharge and ready to go. And that’s what I need because I have another book under contract. But today beading, reading and whatever.