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Just Jot It Jan 5 – Spangly


I’ve always loved bright, spangly things. It’s one of the few facets of me that makes me girly. I used to figure skate, once upon a time, and one of my favourite things about that was being able to wear sequins in our annual show. My mother was one of the “sewing mom’s,” and I remember hours of helping her, just sewing on sequins.

There’s not much spangly about being a stay-at-home mom. Lately, since Alex has been getting on and off the bus by himself, there have been days when I haven’t even changed out of my pyjamas. Hey, staying in them saves me money since I don’t go out in them. Not even to Walmart.

It’s amazing what one can get accomplished in one’s pj’s, if one is determined. I can go to school, find a job (and work at it), and write and publish a book all without putting on pants. I can even exercise if I could be bothered getting the Wii balance board out.

Yeah, I need to get out more. Not to whine about it, but I can’t wait for Alex to go back to school. I’ve spent the week in my pyjamas colouring, playing video games, and separating the kid and the dog before one of them gets bitten. The bad news is if it’s the kid who gets bitten, the dog goes bye-bye. The good news is if it’s the dog, the teeth marks probably won’t show through his hair.

Ah, for the days when to be sequined or not to be sequined was the hardest thing in my life.

A boy and his puppy

A boy and his puppy

Thanks so much to Judy at “Edwina’s Episodes” for our prompt today, “Spangly.” You can visit her daily JusJoJan post by clicking here:

And a special thank you to Rosemary for hosting today’s Just Jot It January!! Please visit her and read her “spangly” post here:


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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

33 thoughts on “Just Jot It Jan 5 – Spangly

  1. Oh the visuals of you in your pj’s! I actually find I am far more productive in my pajamas, I too study from home (good old Open Uni!) and do a lot of media work and writing stuffs at home and when I embrace the pajamas I seem to get so much more done! No idea why!

    Anyway, I understand how pajama living can get old and I hope you dont get a snow day and get to wear pants soon! If all else fails….maybe sew some sequins on your pj’s?


  2. Good read:) I can enjoy a good day or so in some PJs. I just had surgery and have found a few days here and there were PJs were the plan. But I still managed to do things: reading a manual on some new video camera I got for work, watched an entire season of the Crown, did some light stretching on a yoga mat, and even made something edible. I’d say that was a good few days:) Good luck with the back to school adventures. I pray you don’t get a snow day.


  3. Thanks for this – poignant and frank.

    Wearing PJ’s till happy hour – that was me on Monday. I know some of what you feel. I wonder, “What would I do if someone comes over? pffft – no one ever comes over, what am I worried about?”

    For me, there’s an element of self-judgement and shame that I answer with “I don’t give a flying f**k.” But I put on my regular clothes for dinner on Monday night. I guess I’m not much of a rebel, eh? πŸ˜‰


  4. Wonderful memories of skates and spangly dresses! You are a great mum wishing you good luck and good health and lots of happiness! xxxxx


  5. I have been in my pjs for the last couple of days too, Linda.
    I bet those spangly outfits were beautiful, and what a lovely memory to have of you and your mum sewing on the sequins together. πŸ™‚


  6. Monday will come… until then spangle away in whatever manner you deem fit!!!! πŸ‘


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  8. So nice to be able to work in PJs!


  9. Reminded me of me, Linda! πŸ™‚


  10. Lol a lovely ready, yes I understand the pyjama scenario and the wonders what one can achieve in it.


  11. πŸ™‚ How many more days? Til Monday? Ours go back Monday.

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