Tuesday, November 14, 2006


I just had to rip out a section of stitches for the children's size 8 dress I'm working on. I'm cross-eyed with sleepiness. I should have learned by now that I should not sew when it is too hot or I am too tired. When I was four years old, my parents told me that one day I would actively want to take naps. I didn't believe them.

I think everyone should have the opportunity to take siestas. Then again, I'm one of the most vocal advocates for humans to hibernate in winter. Those who live in year-round warm climates have my blessing to opt out of hibernation if they so desire. Just let me sleep, please.


Nonny said...

It is amazing how you spend your childhood not ever wanting to go to bed. Then, as soon as you're old enough to decide for yourself, you realize how awesome sleep is.

Life is funny.

galetea said...

Naps totally rock and we as a species should have more opportunities to take them.

The Moy said...

Back when I was a corporate animal, I used to grab cat-naps in the bathroom. If I got hit with that after-lunch wave of drowsiness that's so common among cubicle dwellers, I would take my key chain, retire to the bathroom, go into a stall, and settle in, my arms crossed, my large bunch of keys in one hand. Then I'd close my eyes and count slowly to 600. Invariably I would doze off, and when I had dropped off so completely that my fingers had gone slack, my keys would fall clanking to the tiled floor and wake me up.

The time this took was always almost exactly 10 minutes. Believe it or not, it was much more refreshing than a longer nap (any daytime nap over an hour is, in my case a definite no-no. I won't wake up completely for the rest of the day), and I would walk back to my desk feeling awake and refreshed.

Try it sometime. It works!

Anonymous said...

Sleep really is the greatest, and it really is a shame we don't learn to appreciate it till we're older. I could use a nap right now.zzzz

Lone Star Ma said...

Siestas are the best.