Wednesday, December 2, 2009

When Writers Don't Write Part 2

Yeah, so a lot of you really thought I should take a nap, and really who am I to argue with advice from people like Little Ms. J, Karen, Rebecca Knight, Confused Homemaker, Stephanie Thornton, Tess and Krispy.

Mia and I had a girls day. We went to story hour and then to a holiday lunch afterwards with a few of our girlfriends. A good time was had by all. The girls had lemonade and when one of my friends ordered a round of prosecco I felt obligated to have a glass. I mean I think we can all agree that it's just wrong to let good prosecco go to waste. So, mother daughter lunch was followed up with a nice mother daughter nap.

Yeah, this whole napping thing is a slippery slope. I could totally get used to a quick hour of shut eye around 2 PM. (I could also get used to a tiny little glass of prosecco with my lunch, but that's a whole different problem...) Let's just hope our edits arrive before any unattractive habits develop.

Thanks for the fabulous advice ladies. Stay tuned as I work my way through some of your other suggestions as the week goes on.

28 comments:

Shannon Messenger said...

Okay, I thought I was jealous before, but no--NOW I'm jealous. Napping? I used to love naps back in college. (I'd use my three hour breaks to grab a an hour of shut-eye.) But now--now I'd settle just for sleeping at night. Le sigh. Oh and Prosecco? Mmmmmm.

ElanaJ said...

Dude, there's nothing better than a nap. I love napping. My problem: my naps become really long and then I can't sleep at night. It's a cyclical problem. I'm seeking therapy.

Jill Kemerer said...

A little 2PM nap sounds fabulous!

Icy Roses said...

Napping is never a bad habit!

And it's totally wasted on kindergarteners, because they don't even WANT it. I want it. I wish I could nap every day. 4 hour naps are completely conducive to college life. And life in general, for that matter.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Hoorrrraaay for naps! My favorite thing to do is to catch some sun time. Unfortunately, it's perfectly gloomy today--but great writing weather!

Stephanie Thornton said...

I miss naps with my daughter! Since turning three she's decided she doesn't need them anymore.

Sigh.

I'm glad you enjoyed your down time! And thanks for the link!

Tamika: said...

However outlawed naps should be really horsewhipped. Sorry, that was harsh huh?

Well, still naps are a healthy dose of rejuvenation!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Hi Ladies,

Napping gets in the way of writing sometimes, but other times I wake up from a nap invigerated. I don't seem to be able to find a balance between working out, napping and writing right now. :(

I'm having a three wishes contest on my blog...Perhaps one of your wishes is for a little more nap time...or...writing time. :) I hope you get a chance to stop over and tell us your wishes.

Sharon Mayhew said...

Hi Ladies,

Napping gets in the way of writing sometimes, but other times I wake up from a nap invigerated. I don't seem to be able to find a balance between working out, napping and writing right now. :(

I'm having a three wishes contest on my blog...Perhaps one of your wishes is for a little more nap time...or...writing time. :) I hope you get a chance to stop over and tell us your wishes.

Tere Kirkland said...

I just had a hot ham and cheese and a huge bowl of squash soup... naptime calleth.

Too bad I have to keep working til 5. Why, why, why don't we have siesta time?

Krispy said...

You could always power nap if you think a full-length nap is too long. The key is to time it to your sleep cycle, so you feel refreshed rather than worse (tip I learned from a friend who took the Psychology of Sleep class I should've taken with her!).

During my summer archaelogical internship in Taiwan, naps were part of the work day - 30 min right after lunch. Best. Thing. Ever. Made the long commute and work day much easier, and then the other interns and I actually had energy at night to have fun!

Enjoy trying more of the suggestions! Thanks for the linkage! <3

Mariah Irvin said...

I wish I had time to nap :(

Tara McClendon said...

I don't get to nap as often as I'd like, but I love nap time.

Shelli said...

relax while you can - get ready for a ride! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Taking a nap sounds great - maybe my students wouldn't mind :)

Erica said...

I love to nap. Do it pretty much every day. However I do stay up until 2 am usually and I get up for work at 7:30am so-- it's kind of like second sleep :o)

Glad to see you are having fun!!

Karen said...

Am trying to decide which sounds more delightful, the napping or the Prosecco. :)

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Oooooh naps!!! Those are the best! It sounds like you're having a good time with this no-writing stint.

Carolyn V. said...

What about cat-naps? They are short and energizing. Plus if you are lucky the kids will clean up the house when you sleep. Okay, maybe not, but a girl can dream.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oooooooh, there is nothing I love better than a good nap - total, absolute bliss! :)
Will you take one for me, too, next time?
P.S. Did you see that I chose you and your blog for an award? Stop by Book Dreaming and check it out! ;-)

Tess said...

true, true - naps are a nasty habit. but once in a while you just have to allow yourself a luxury -- glad to hear you did. :D

Little Ms J said...

I have another book idea for you. OCD mother carries bottles of Prosecco with her through house when she is between books. She refers to it as Mommy Medicine when her children ask. Her hair gets frizzy and she starts wearing crocs.

And go.

Corey Schwartz said...

Yes, I agree. Naps are a slippery slope! (And I have the same cyclical problem as Elana.)

melane said...

I love naps, too. I dread the day when my daughter quits taking them.

Lunar Amyscope said...

I sincerely wish I had the ability to take a quick, one hour nap. The truth of the matter is that I can't fall sleep without being completely dead to the world for at least three hours.

As far as the Prosecco goes....hot damn I can not wait to have this baby so I can enjoy wine again. Sigh.

T. Anne said...

Prosecco? Um, we're not really related right?
Do me a favor and catch some Zzz's for me too. Much needed and appreciated. Thanx.

Terresa said...

Girls days are the best. Naps, just as good.

Rebecca Knight said...

Oh, my gosh, naps are awesome sometimes :). And for some reason, I find napping on a couch even more satisfying than napping in bed. You, GO, girls!