Thursday, June 5, 2008

I Know What You Did at Lunchtime

Today I had to go home at lunch to let G-dog out. P and I try to alternate, and by alternate I mean mostly me, getting home around mid-day to let her relieve herself and have a little quality time with something other than her stuffed toys and the woodland creachers that torture her from just outside the window. Usually I play (or try to, she is not a play-y, dog), sit outside or work on her manners but today, I did something really indulgent...just for me...my own version of afternoon delight...

I took a nap.

I only had 30 minutes for it but it felt oh so bad (in a good way) to slide under the covers in the middle of the work day just for a little while. G-dog joined me although she probably didn't sleep so much as resent the fact that I was not awake. I set my alarm on the 'nap' setting (BTW, I highly recommend getting an alarm clock that does this) and fell asleep in all of probably 5 minutes. When the alarm went off 30 minutes later, I actually smiled. It was just enough time to feel indulged. I stretched, turned off the alarm and sighed. G-dog did the same and then we went though our routine of me heading back to the office.

I would be lying if I say that nap did my energy level a world of good. As a matter of fact I am drinking liquid crack (Monster - the green one) because I have to be nice to customers at Lottery Yarn tonight and me, tired and itchy is not a good combo. So if I am just itchy maybe I'll only be 1/2 bitchy when someone complains about a price...but I digress (don't we all). Naps to me are like little presents. The feeling of letting your body slowly sink into relaxation is one of my favorite expereiences. Being able to do it without hearing P or G-dog snore...ecstasy.
So now that you all know what I did at lunch, I must swear you to secrecy lest my bosses know that I was late getting back because of my nap and not traffic.

15 comments:

Snooty Primadona said...

Naps always make me tired & hungry so I avoid them like the plague. However, since the kids have been gone from home, I've taken to sleeping late, which kind of screws up the whole day, lol. Don't know which is better or worse, but I do very often wake up smiling. Anything that does that for you can't be all that bad, eh?

Mrs. Romero said...

I don't care what anyone says, a nap is THE version of Afternoon Delight.

Carrie said...

I propose we sleep together ... you pick a time and I'll nap at the same time. Let's give them something to talk about ...

Mamahut said...

Your so funny! It wouldn't have been so nice if the boss knew what you were up to huh?

Queen Mommy said...

Friggin' AWESOME! I am so jealous!

schue said...

Ugh, You're so lucky you can go home at lunch! I have to admit, i'm a little cranky when I don't get my nap on the train ride home...oh, and I sleep, i'm talkin dreams and everything.

Jared. said...

20 min power naps work wonders. However, if i tried that when im suppose to be somewhere, id sleep all day.
im betting this is going to be your new lunch time idea.

Lula! said...

I was totally going to write the EXACT SAME THING as Mrs. Romero. She beat me to it. So...ditto!

And Lottery Yarn? Love it. With your permission I will now refer to PB as Lottery Yarn. Seriously.

Philly said...

I especially like naps by the pool

Los said...

I LOVE nap time - I used to do this when I worked at a bank near my house - I'd get an hour lunch - I spend 15 minutes eating, and around 35 minutes snoozing ... I felt SO refreshed ... I need nap time here at work!

Brian in Mpls said...

That sounds awesome I am def. in the nap fan club:)

BS5 Blogger said...

Great post! I do like a secret snooze now and again!

Shelby said...

I love naps. I really just love sleeping. Luckily, Boyfriend loves naps too, so I feel a little less guilty when I sleep in on Sunday mornings, then nap for 2 hours Sunday afternoon. I mean...if I ever did that...or wanted to...it would be okay...

Mama Dawg said...

Oh, man, I wish I lived close enough to take a nap during the work day. I can take one, but it would be in my car and most likely someone would call the paramedics on me since it would appear that I fainted or something while in my car on a blazing hot day.

Heather said...

I love, love, love naps. I can't stop at just 30 minutes, though. I have to have at least 2 hours. I like to uber nap.