Tuesdays with Rosie

Had a great chat with Rosie tonight. I may be 30, but I’m not too old for a lecture from great aunt Rose. And even though she’ll be 95 in August, she isn’t too old to want to “ball me out.” Her words. Not mine. 

Rose: you’re your own worst enemy. no wonder you’re tired. you should be tired going to bed so late. how do you expect to feel good if you don’t go to sleep? and you say i’m tired i’m this and i’m that. 11:00 is too late. going to bed at 12:00 is too late. you have to take care of yourself. i’m very disappointed in you. you should behave in an adult manner. how do you think you’ll feel a couple years from now? you’ll feel wiped out. you need your rest. you can’t run around and fool around at home with the dog. the next time i talk to you i want to hear that you’re in bed at at least 11:00. i’m talking this way because i want you to take care of yourself. i don’t want you to get sick. you will get sick if you keep that up.
Me: ok

Rose: well if you get sick there’s no one to take care of you.

Me: i have lots of friends. there are lots of people.

Rose: well that doesn’t count. i hope you aren’t mad at me. i just wanted to ball you out.

…and we both start laughing

I typed all of this out word-for-word as she spoke.

  • Jo3e

    She looks like such a wonderful woman, and strong too ! And yes, we all need to be getting to bed earlier šŸ˜‰

  • Laura at Simply Lowcountry

    Awww, I love this!!! Sleep is important.



  • Heather

    A woman with wisdom!
    I don't know Aunt Rose, but I love her based on everything I've read on your blog!

  • Megan – Style Me Swanky

    We all need a Great Aunt Rose in our lives.

  • Samantha

    Amazing advice. She's a keeper šŸ™‚

  • Brianna Cook

    this. is. precious.

  • Marie

    this is one of my favorite posts I've read in weeks. so hilarious and frank and full of love all at once! – marie

  • erika {eSteele creative}

    I love your Great Aunt Rose posts! She's so right. Take care of yourself…the work will be there tomorrow. Going to bed early means more snuggle time with Buddy!!! This post made my day! šŸ™‚

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    Words of wisdom. I must say I've found myself walk back to bed a lot earlier than I used to. I'm a lot more happy and refreshed than I used to be too.


  • Brooke

    Everybody needs a little Great Aunt Rose in their life. Feisty old ladies give me something to aspire to. šŸ™‚

  • peachesandcake.com

    Here here! We all need to go to bed earlier!! I don't know why I do that to myself sometimes, it's just torture. I need to unplug from electronics y and get in bed and read a book earlier!! Have you tried a Magnesium supplement? It helps me fall asleep at night. Cheers, Meg

  • Boom Boom

    Boy does that sound familiar. Although it typically comes from my mom these days. But it used to come from my Grandma Mac too. Gotta love family! Thanks for sharing!


  • deanna

    I'm pretty sure my grandmother used that same term "ball you out"! Sometimes we really need someone who loves us to ball us out. She's right….I too run a business from home and feel like since I make my own hours that I can stay up late as I like, but in reality, morning always comes earlier than I would like and I end up physically and mentally exhausted.
    Thanks Danielle, via Great Aunt Rose, for the reminder!

  • Chelsea

    How cute! I definitely need some Great Aunt Rose in my life!

    Chelsea & The City

  • Chelsea

    This is awesome! She seems like such a gem. And so right — here's hoping more sleep tonight!

  • michelle

    i read this last night before bed and thought "man, great aunt rose would be mad at me, it's 1am." i love this. and her. she is awesome.

  • Tiffany @ Savor Home

    I just love her!! I'm already in bed, so I'm on the right track!

  • Chocho

    That is really sweet of her, may she stay awesome šŸ˜€

  • recklesslyincontrol

    She is too cute! Although, she has a point. I have been staying up way too late recently and it's taking its toll on me especially since I'm usually in the office by 7:30 or earlier. I think I'll start taking her advice as well.

  • H. Cuperus

    I love this. But she is right. Sleep is important. When I am being good, which isn't often, I go to bed at 10:30.I always feel better the next day when I do go to bed early too.

  • Liza

    She's a great lady. You must listen to you Great Aunt Rose.

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