Monday, April 11, 2011


No, I’m not talking about my hair on a humid day. I’m talking about a good, old-fashioned nap! Like we took when we were kids – sprawled out on the floor (or a mat, if the daycare owners actually cared). 

Today, I took one of those. So, what’s the big deal? I don’t know. But, I needed it. I’d finished my taxes. Taken out the garbage. Checked the mail (and my email). Blah, blah, blah… I guess I don’t need to justify my body’s yearning for unconsciousness before 3 in the morning. But, I woke up renewed – not to be confused with a sudden state of undress.

I joke about sleep deprivation. But, being exhausted and groggy on a regular basis stinks. All those who sleep like babies, take my word for it. Fellow yawners, you have my sympathy. But, don’t mistake that as an invitation for grouchiness. I try never to use my powers of depletion for evil.

Now, birds aren’t suddenly landing on my finger. I’m not singing. Yet. And rodents aren’t dancing around my living room in some choreographed number. They’re fighting over cheese, as usual. They’re like those smart rats in The Secret of NIMH. So cute.

I love who I am. But, I also love sleep – boiled, fried, baked, grilled, mashed, whipped – however you can make it. Yum! I'd ask for seconds, but I don't want you to think I'm greedy. So, I'll push the plate away. The only kind I'm not partial to is probably rocky road...

The airbag always leaves such a lousy aftertaste.


  1. LOL!!! I'll take my nap well-done with some mashed potatoes on the side, please :D

  2. It's half-past nine in the morning here - strange to think the time difference between the UK and LA is the length of a really good night's sleep...Night-night, sleep tight, I hope!

  3. Oh I feel your pain Kenya! I'm a horrible sleeper as well and have bouts of insomnia. Naps are great, but I fear them too (just as I fear those mashed potatoes, rocky road, dark chocolate, fried chicken and everything else you implied, LOL!) I enjoy them while they last but upon waking up, I panic and wonder if I just screwed myself for the coming night. I wonder if there's such a thing as sleep bulimia, hehehe...

  4. Sam - You always crack me up! I'll even throw in a free dessert! :D

    Deborah - Thank you! I won't complain. I finally set my cell phone's world clock! Now, I don't feel so alone when I'm still up at 4 AM. :)

    Joy - LOL! If there's a sleep bulimia, I haven't found my gag reflex. And that nap kept me up past 4:30! Have you ever tried valerian root? It stinks (literally). But, sometimes it helps. ;)

  5. It is 8pm in London and I am already tired...You might be waking up. Well, maybe you are having a lie-in (lucky you, I can never have one). In all cases, have a great day and don't be too harsh on yourself. It's OK to have a second helping ...of sleep!

  6. You mean it won't add an extra 2 inches to my thighs, Muriel? Okay, maybe one more bite. ;D


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