Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Wednesday Wisdom - Have a Snooze

I never understood as a kid (i.e age five to twenty - when I moved to Texas) how my mother could want to take a nap. Seriously? On a Sunday afternoon, you want to be on the couch with your eyes closed and sleep? Stuff was going on. You could be doing things. Busy, Busy.

I have become my mother. Like her, I can sleep in on the weekend (i.e. 8-8:30 am), I can go to bed at 10 pm and fall asleep, I can fall asleep as Ray's talking to me (not that he's boring me...). I'm going to say I have a clear conscience.

A new habit in this wacky day and age - I come home from work. If the weather is decent, I take a walk with Ray. Then I sit on the couch with a book, gradually slumping down, until I close the book, take off my reading glasses, and close my eyes. I'm "resting my eyes" from a day of computers and thinking. Yep - it's a nap. And then I have no trouble going to bed.

On the weekends, now that museums are closed, there are no activities to attend, no movies to go see, no restaurants open to go hang with friends - an afternoon snooze is delightful. I've done some in-home exercising, I've cleaned a bit, I've read,etc. A little hour of dreaming....bliss.

I highly recommend a nap.

Hey Mom - I understand now. You are probably chuckling from above.



15 comments:

  1. Late afternoons or early evenings, yeah, sometimes I can take a nap.

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  2. Haha! I wish I could take a nap. I'm still going full throttle!

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  3. A nap I can do, but if too long it screws up my sleeping at night.

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  4. Having more naps than usual these days Joanne.
    Loved the post.
    Take care.

    Yvonne.

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    1. and that's okay. Just dream of happy stuff

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  5. I'm guessing a lot of people are getting extra naps in these days...

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    1. rested and exercise - lots of walking around the block. Hope you are doing well

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  6. Good for you! I thoroughly admire anyone who can nap. My hubby's a very proficient napper, and always has been. Me? No matter how exhausted I may be, napping doesn't work. I can't shut my brain down... plus, having two cats use me as a jungle gym doesn't help much, either. :)

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  7. I don't nap often, but when I need one, I don't hesitate. Nothing wrong with recharging your batteries.

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