Friday, November 6, 2009

The Benefits of Naptime




November’s here and I’m wondering what happened to October.

That’s easy. I had a month of blog promotion and book signings for Hex in High Heels and I attended the Emerald City Conference where Yasmine Galenorn and I got to hang out. It was so much fun even as we made faces at each other during the book fair. What can I say? They put our tables facing each other and we couldn’t help ourselves.
I also had a Haloween night signing at a local bookstore which was awesome. We had so much fun and I'm just mad at myself for not having anyone take my picture in my fun witch outfit, so all I have is my table.

Plus my husband had surgery last week. He’s doing well, but the surgeon discharged him the night after his surgery citing with all the flu he was safer at home. Hm, did he ask me about my nursing skills to make sure I’m not like Nurse Ratched (reference One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for that one).

Barney is acting like my nurse’s assistant, checking on Bob every so often and Bogie goes in to give him a quick kiss on his hand. Naturally, no dogs allowed on the bed. The man actually thought he could climb the stairs to his own bed. One short walk down the hospital hallway proved that wasn’t to be for awhile. :}

I’m one of these people who are like the Energizer Bunny. I go on and on and on … you get the picture. Then I crash.

And Sunday afternoon, that’s just what I did. I sat at my laptop thinking about what I’d write for a blog post and my brain whispered “wouldn’t you rather take a nap?” Being it was a very warm afternoon; I answered the sleep siren’s call and curled up on the bed with Barney and Bogie as furry bookends.

What’s the benefit of an afternoon nap? You wake up feeling more alert. If not, there’s always a caffeine zap. If your critters are napping with you, you have that cuddle time. Just like the puppy in the picture.

So if your brain whispers “wouldn’t you rather take a nap?”, go ahead and treat yourself.
Also, I was interviewed on Blog Talk Radio this week and if you'd care to hear the interview the link is http://www.blogtalkradio.com/I-just-finished

Linda

13 comments:

  1. I'm surprised you haven't crashed before this, Linda! I hope Bob and you are feeling better now!

    I get that nap urge at about 9 or 10 pm when I'm writing. If I lay down then, I have to get up and take a shower and then go back to bed, which usually wakes me up a bit. I need to learn to take a shower first, and then I can just go to bed, but when I'm on a roll, it's hard to stop!

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  2. I love me a good nap. I just wish I had time to take one more often! Feel better out there!

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  3. Hi Linda,
    I'd say that nap was well-deserved. Take another! As for me, if I nap even for 15 minutes I don't sleep well that night so I tend to stay away from the sleepy eyes during the day by getting up and moving around.

    Amelia

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  4. Linda~

    You've had a hectic month. If I were you, I'd sleep for a week. Hope you and Bob are both recovering from your ordeal.

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  5. All my best for Bob and you, Linda!

    I love to take a nap when I can, unfortunately, that's a rarity! :) But it does really recharge my batteries when I can do it.

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  6. Interesting. Afternoon naps have the opposite effect on me and I wake up wondering who what and where I am.

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  7. Cheryl,

    I was asleep at 10pm last night and I never do that. I'm very much a night person.

    And Barney got me up at 6:30 when I really wouldn't have minded another hour's sleep.

    Same here on the shower. When you're on a roll you can't stop for anything.

    Linda

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  8. Marie,

    You have my permission to take a nap. :}

    Linda

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  9. Amelia,

    Even when I take a nap I have no problem getting to sleep that night. My body seems to want some down time and I know I have to take it.

    Linda

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  10. A week long nap sounds good to me, Robin!

    But I doubt the family would let me do that.

    Linda

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  11. Same here Terry. There's times I consider it better than caffeine and lately I've been living on the stuff.

    Linda

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  12. Sheila,

    I usually wake up surrounded by dogs. :}

    Linda

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  13. Well, after working the night shift for over 20 years, naps and me are dear friends! I couldn't live without the ability to fall asleep in the middle of the day. I even take a nap during the day when I am not working that night! Just because I can. It does help to recharge the batteries, no doubt.

    Wishing you and your hubby plenty of rest and cheer, Linda. Right now you both definitely need to take care of yourselves. So nap away!

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