Sunday, October 31, 2010

Siesta Smiles

Today the weather was pretty nice. The list of things to do was long. There was no rain storm, wind storm, or loss of electricity that would provide an excuse to slow down the pace. Yet today brought something extraordinary. It brought something that NEVER happens. Today in the midst of all that needed to be done, Mr. Yesteryear Acres and I did something incredibly delectable. Incredibly delightful. Incredibly unheard of. Mr. Yesteryear Acres and I .......took a nap! Right smack in the middle of the day! We were sooo tired and had been fighting exhaustion all day long and we just looked at each other and decided right then and there we would actually lie down and close our eyes. We set our alarm for 45 minutes and we were out cold in seconds. I mean OUT. Our kids were nice enough to do all the work that needed done while we slept in peaceful bliss. Our alarm went off promptly in exactly 45 minutes from the moment our eyes closed and we didn't even hear it. We slept right through the alarm. Approximately 2.5 hours later we arose from our slumber. We literally jumped out of bed as we never intended to sleep so long. We felt a little guilty for sleeping away an entire afternoon but somehow the guilty feelings didn't quite last as the sleep was soooooo wonderful. It felt so great to be well rested. It felt so great to finally stop the incessant yawning. The world looked just a bit brighter and cheerful after our little siesta. I think that sometimes one of the nicest things you can do for yourself in the midst of hectic schedules and long lists of things to do - is to just stop. Stop the running around. Stop the crazy frantic pace and give your mind, body and soul a break. We both feel so refreshed and are now ready to tackle the week ahead. It was the nicest way to spend the day. I hope to do it again sometime!!!

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