I’m Going “BATTY” Today

This is starting out to be a pretty good Tuesday.

In an hour, I’ll head across the street to my sister-in-law and brother’s house, Wanda and Billy Hoover, to help strip carpet. They are remodeling, after a long-over-due wait, and it is so exciting to see their house change for them (more updates on that to come).

Our weather is turning warmer from rain and high winds on Sunday (too bad for The Knitting Lady and other crafters at The World Grits Festival). So, to celebrate this beautiful day, I’m going to honor yesterday’s quirky holiday, “National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day,” or at least for part of the day, anyway. Who’s kidding who, I celebrate this holiday every day.

pajama pattern 1

As I scour the Internet to find fun and fascinating information to share with you — I am still in my pajamas. Most days I find myself in my pajamas for at least half of the daylight hours. Lucky for me, I guess. Of course, my pajamas are nothing more than a comfy pair of shorts and a t-shirt. I can wear it to the store and no one even knows, except when my hair hasn’t been brushed; or, until now.

When I was a child, my mom made my pajamas; as she did most of my clothes. She was a super seamstress and worked many years in the sewing industry before arthritis took her from it. I can’t be sure, but I believe she even had the pattern on the right. I loved picking out my clothes in the Simplicity or McCall’s pattern books, choosing the fabric, and watching my mom sew it together. Those were the sweet days of childhood.

Whether you could (or couldn’t) show up for work yesterday (or today)  in your pajamas, you can still appreciate this day, and celebrate bats on “National Bat Appreciation Day, today. National Calendar Day reports “April is the best time of the year to observe bats, as they are now beginning to emerge from hibernation.” We have bats here in Harleyville and I never mind when they are around. Great mosquito eaters! If you want to attract bats to your yard, visit Bat Conservation International to learn how to help out bats and build a few bat houses for your yard. If you’re really fond of bats, you can make this cute bat necklace or fold your laundry into a bat to hang around your bath.

What ever your day brings, I hope you take the time to celebrate something. Every day is a great day and shouldn’t be wasted. Well, I’m off to rip the carpet out. See you at the next post.

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