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.