Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Pajama Wife

Admit it, We've all seen her. Sometimes we all wish we could be her. The constantly in pajamas wife. Mostly we say she is a military wife, but sometimes she is not. 
She is that lady that takes her kids to the bus stop in pajamas, she shops at the store in pajamas. You aren't sure when she last got dressed, put on makeup, or brushed her hair. She is a lady of non-stop leisure. 

Dealing with 2 chronic pain diseases that will never go away, I often wish I could be her. That wife who has no where to be at any given time. I would love to have that. I would love to not have to worry about being anywhere, getting dressed at any special time, or having any responsibilities. Somehow, they make ends meet off of hubby's paycheck and it all works. Even though she has all of these free hours to get involved with her kids after school activities, or volunteer, she doesn't feel the need to. Her pajamas are way too important. 

I want my pajamas to be important too. 

However, I realize that my pajamas would never replace my current salary, so unless I can figure out a way to do that, I am stuck getting dressed. 

Budget ... People say. Live off a budget. You can live on one salary.
OK, so for me to live the pajama life, here are some of the things I would have to give up. 
Our season passes to Busch Gardens and Sea World. We won't ever be going there with only one Salary. Eating out ever again. We would be on PB&J for the rest of our lives. Movies, concerts, sporting events, conventions, travel, casinos, bowling, shopping, pretty much anything that is not inside the house or free. 
So in order for me to live in pajamas, I would have to give up everything that I do to generate photos to scrapbook. So basically the pajama life would equal no scrapbooking. 
Well that does it. Forget it about me ever being the pajama wife. 
I don't care that I have to get up when I am hurting, I am never ever giving up scrapbooking. 
Its become more of an obsession with me and less of just a hobby.
When I'm not scrapbooking, I want to be taking pictures of something to scrapbook. When I am not working on my book or taking pictures, I want to be planning my next event. 

Maybe I will just start doing all of my scrapbooking and all of my event planning in pajamas and I will feel like more of a lady of leisure.