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So I've been working some pretty long hours this past couple of months with not much time off. I'm not complaining. Things are finally getting caught up both at home and with work. And I'm getting an actual weekend again by having Sunday's and Monday's off right now until tourist season is in full swing. So today it's gorgeous and I'm getting ready to go outside to prune my rose bushes, do some weeding, and freshen mulch. But yesterday the weatherman forecast cold, gray and rain. And thankfully they were right! I told family members and friends that yesterday I was going to stay in my jammies all day long and have a movie marathon in bed snuggling with Zoe & Jett. And I looked pretty 'rough' shall we say. lol No makeup, didn't do my hair, and I literally stayed in my jammies! So around 2:00 the doorbell rings. I don't get up to answer the door because I'm not going to let someone see me looking like this. My parents have a key and usually let themselves in if I don't answer the door right away. Not exactly what I'd like but that's a whole other story.:smilie_tischkante: And I get people coming to the door to solicit things even on Sundays. About 45 minutes later the doorbell rings again. I still don't get up to look because I don't want someone seeing me look out my window to see who it is. And this time I'm thinking perhaps a friend who does not live int he area has maybe decided to pop in without calling. And depending on who the friend is, would determine if I was ok being seen like I am. Pretty soon my mom and my sister are at my bedroom window calling to me. *sigh* I had accidentally left the storm door locked from when I had my front door open the other day. My sister had been the one who stopped in earlier and told mom I wasn't home. Mom knew my plans and got concerned. Now here's the tricky part. They tried to call me. But apparently my phone has decided to stop working. It's not in my phone lines because I still have internet access. So I guess I need to buy a new phone. I have one that is a corded phone that has 2 cordless phones as a set. And my cell phone was in my purse on the other side of the house so I didn't hear it. But the thing that I can't figure out is I felt like I got 'caught' being a slug. lol And I felt a bit guilty about it. Why is that? My sister looked at me like she couldn't believe a grown woman would still be in her jammies and look that way in the middle of the afternoon! :HistericalSmiley: There's nothing wrong with being a slug every now and then is there? I try to do it at least once a month if possible. It's just what I seem to need to rejuvenate. My sister is thinking of purchasing a home a few blocks away from me and now I'm not so sure I think this is a good idea. Will I never feel safe or comfortable to have my slug days again?:blink: Somebody please tell me that I'm not the only one who not only enjoys slug days, but NEEDS them every once in awhile!:prayer:
 

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loool Crystal :D

no worries, I think that you are lucky that you feel like having days like these. With me, I sometimes wish that I get the feeling of doing that (do nothing other than stay on bed), especially when I physically need it.

hehe maybe you can start putting a new Rule for friends and family: do not disturb in slug days ;)

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I hear you! I love "slug days" and I think that they're occasionally necessary. I've come to understand that there's a natural rise and fall to my body's energy levels and things work out better if I cooperate with what my body needs.

I don't like being disrupted on days where I've decided to stay home looking like a bed-headed mess. Sometimes it feels a little selfish when well-meaning family and friends interfere with those days, but you deserve a little down time.

As an aside, I rarely open the door when someone knocks. It's not so much a security concern, as a belief that my home is my private personal space. I welcome people into my home when they're invited, but I don't appreciate people interrupting my quiet time with solicitations. Leave a pamphlet in my mailbox, and if I'm interested, I'll do something about it.
 

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i dont get to have slug days often what with the kids and all , but yesterday was one of those for me , i got up n transferred myself from my bed to my couch , in my jammies and my fluffy bathrobe, and scooped up dolce n literally was there for hrs, got up made something quick for the kids to eat , showered at like 6pm and put clean pjs and proceeded to be a slug all over again , n u know what it felt great !! sooo no worries ,, why NOT?
 

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oh Crystal!!!! What you call SLUG days are my favorite days!!! I know sometimes I feel stressed and worn down from my job and I don't own my own STORE!!! If your sister does move in down the street then you are just going to have to let her know that you are being a slug and enjoying it - or - don't everyone you are going out for the day and then stay home :)
 

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Oh Crystal, it must be an epidemic cause I did the same thing yesterday too. Stayed in my jammies all day, didn't go out and was watching "The Hills" marathon on MTV. Only difference is that I would every so often get up in between commercial breaks to do laundry, clean the kitchen and eat. Oh, and since it was Aolani's bath day, I did get up to do that too (but it was a quick bath this time) and went right back tot the Hills when I was done. And yes, Aolani was right there snuggled up next to me for the majority of the day, but he was more interested in sleeping than in watching the show. We all need days like this every now and then and I would have done even less if my boyfriend wasn't around cooking and taking care of some other chores around the house which made me feel a bit guilty about not doign anythign at all.
 

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I love slug days! Sundays are great days for that. I spent most of yesterday in my jammies making bows and watching DVD's. Fortunately I did get dressed about 4:00 because I decided to take Lady for a walk in her stroller. Just as I was heading out the door, I heard a knock.....one of my neighbors who likes to drop in and chat.

I hate people who drop in unannounced. I would never do that to someone.
 

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LOL...funny story!!! Maybe next time you tell them about a preplanned slug day they'll Believe you!!!! :D :D :D I hope you got some good relaxation before the interruption! ;) :)
 

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I need one of those days sooooooo bad. Unfortunalely dh never lets me have one, I'm hoping he goes to visist his brother soon, then I WILL have a SLUG DAY.
 

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LOL never a dull moment crystal....do the dogs bark if there is a knock on the door. That always kills me because I have to try to keep Jodi out of view of the door, even if it is just a glimpse, if somone tried they could look in and see him. Luckily I can sneak a peek out of 2 windows without being noticed ( I think). I hate answering the door on one of those slug days!

If stuck though, just wear your sunglasses, wouldn't that look just peachy?
I hope you were able to get back to lazing about after they left.
 

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LOL never a dull moment crystal....do the dogs bark if there is a knock on the door. That always kills me because I have to try to keep Jodi out of view of the door, even if it is just a glimpse, if somone tried they could look in and see him. Luckily I can sneak a peek out of 2 windows without being noticed ( I think). I hate answering the door on one of those slug days!

If stuck though, just wear your sunglasses, wouldn't that look just peachy?
I hope you were able to get back to lazing about after they left.
Oh my yes, Zoe & Jett go running for the door and bark when the doorbell rings.:blush: And even though I usually take them with me when I leave, there are occasions that I leave them home. So that's not a dead give away that I'm hiding inside.:hiding:
 

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Oh my yes, Zoe & Jett go running for the door and bark when the doorbell rings.:blush: And even though I usually take them with me when I leave, there are occasions that I leave them home. So that's not a dead give away that I'm hiding inside.:hiding:

LOL I have a suggestion, get one of those slug/snail garden ornaments and put it outside your door as needed....and tell your family, just in case you forget to tell them in person.
 

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LOL I have a suggestion, get one of those slug/snail garden ornaments and put it outside your door as needed....and tell your family, just in case you forget to tell them in person.
:w00t: Excellent idea!!:thumbsup: :HistericalSmiley:

So now see if anyone can answer this. Since I had a total slug day yesterday, I should be all rested up and have tons of energy, right? So why is it that today after I worked in my yard pulling weeds around the landscaping and freshening mulch, and pruning my roses, I'm wiped out? I need to give the babies a bath yet and I'm not so sure that's going to happen. Is this yet another hazard of getting over a certain age bracket?

And also, why is it that in the movies, all those gorgeous southern ladies and Victorian women can be out in their rose gardens pruning their roses in dresses, skirts, big sun hats, with seemingly no effort? I'm a dirty, bleeding, scratched up mess!:smpullhair: Sure hope I didn't kill my roses. Should have pruned them back late last fall or really early this spring. But I just didn't have the time then. They're the Knockout Roses so they're supposed to be pretty hardy. *sigh* But I can kill even a 'hardy' plant.:brownbag:
 

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So I've been working some pretty long hours this past couple of months with not much time off. I'm not complaining. Things are finally getting caught up both at home and with work. And I'm getting an actual weekend again by having Sunday's and Monday's off right now until tourist season is in full swing. So today it's gorgeous and I'm getting ready to go outside to prune my rose bushes, do some weeding, and freshen mulch. But yesterday the weatherman forecast cold, gray and rain. And thankfully they were right! I told family members and friends that yesterday I was going to stay in my jammies all day long and have a movie marathon in bed snuggling with Zoe & Jett. And I looked pretty 'rough' shall we say. lol No makeup, didn't do my hair, and I literally stayed in my jammies! So around 2:00 the doorbell rings. I don't get up to answer the door because I'm not going to let someone see me looking like this. My parents have a key and usually let themselves in if I don't answer the door right away. Not exactly what I'd like but that's a whole other story.:smilie_tischkante: And I get people coming to the door to solicit things even on Sundays. About 45 minutes later the doorbell rings again. I still don't get up to look because I don't want someone seeing me look out my window to see who it is. And this time I'm thinking perhaps a friend who does not live int he area has maybe decided to pop in without calling. And depending on who the friend is, would determine if I was ok being seen like I am. Pretty soon my mom and my sister are at my bedroom window calling to me. *sigh* I had accidentally left the storm door locked from when I had my front door open the other day. My sister had been the one who stopped in earlier and told mom I wasn't home. Mom knew my plans and got concerned. Now here's the tricky part. They tried to call me. But apparently my phone has decided to stop working. It's not in my phone lines because I still have internet access. So I guess I need to buy a new phone. I have one that is a corded phone that has 2 cordless phones as a set. And my cell phone was in my purse on the other side of the house so I didn't hear it. But the thing that I can't figure out is I felt like I got 'caught' being a slug. lol And I felt a bit guilty about it. Why is that? My sister looked at me like she couldn't believe a grown woman would still be in her jammies and look that way in the middle of the afternoon! :HistericalSmiley: There's nothing wrong with being a slug every now and then is there? I try to do it at least once a month if possible. It's just what I seem to need to rejuvenate. My sister is thinking of purchasing a home a few blocks away from me and now I'm not so sure I think this is a good idea. Will I never feel safe or comfortable to have my slug days again?:blink: Somebody please tell me that I'm not the only one who not only enjoys slug days, but NEEDS them every once in awhile!:prayer:

Oh I love slug days!!! and that includes the phone LOL. You need them just to refuel....sorry yours was interrupted, I say you have a make up slug day and soon :thumbsup:
 

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I had a slug day yesterday too! Two movies and lots of snuggles with the pups. I did get up and take a shower but then put on - clean jammies!!!!!
 

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I had a slug day yesterday too! Two movies and lots of snuggles with the pups. I did get up and take a shower but then put on - clean jammies!!!!!

that is a good idea! this might be another book idea...(other than Heini's adventures) "SM's best lazy ways to spend the day"
 

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:w00t: Excellent idea!!:thumbsup: :HistericalSmiley:

So now see if anyone can answer this. Since I had a total slug day yesterday, I should be all rested up and have tons of energy, right? So why is it that today after I worked in my yard pulling weeds around the landscaping and freshening mulch, and pruning my roses, I'm wiped out? I need to give the babies a bath yet and I'm not so sure that's going to happen. Is this yet another hazard of getting over a certain age bracket?

And also, why is it that in the movies, all those gorgeous southern ladies and Victorian women can be out in their rose gardens pruning their roses in dresses, skirts, big sun hats, with seemingly no effort? I'm a dirty, bleeding, scratched up mess!:smpullhair: Sure hope I didn't kill my roses. Should have pruned them back late last fall or really early this spring. But I just didn't have the time then. They're the Knockout Roses so they're supposed to be pretty hardy. *sigh* But I can kill even a 'hardy' plant.:brownbag:

this could be the whole reasoning for all those garden ornaments...who knows what a garden gnome really means ?
you should be wiped after all that work, didn't y'all know the southern ladies have a gardener following behind to pick up the twigs.

"I'm a dirty, bleeding, scratched up mess!:smpullhair: " ..... that's just when mr. tall dark and handsome knocks on your door! (like that is always happening to me lol)
 

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of course you're allowed to enjoy those slug days! slug nights, slug afternoons, slug mornings :goof: for whatever reasons, too hot, too cold, rainy, sunny, or you just feel like it! just stay in with a good book/movie every now and then, with some good healthy(or not) snacks and furbabies to hug, very therapeutic:thumbsup: you should feel fortunate that you have the option to have a slug day!
 

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You are sooo allowed those days. Now and again Hubby and I spend the whole day in our jami's :) lazing around, watching TV etc. No make-up no shower. Yuk! but nice. I have been caught too. Always seems someone has to come to the door.....delivery guy thinks we are nuts.
 
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