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Monday, March 19, 2012

Naked nap

There's not been much lately to tempt me in sitting down to write. Not for a lack of material. That's good news.   :)  More so, I've been living in the good moments and simply enjoying them and in other moments I'm just plain busy. No complaining, because it's even the good kind of busy, ya know? Today was the perfect example.

I woke to find my husband still sleeping. And the sun was shining. That combination only happens on weekends which means someone was playing hooky today. I had a feeling it would happen. My laptop's security became compromised and he spent the better part of the night fixing it. It could have waited, but that man's sense of priority is skewed at times. At 1:00 in the morning, problem solving wins out over sleep, yet at 6:00 in the morning sleep wins out over the workday. He's lucky he can get away with "sick days" on such short notice. 

The day could have easily been frittered away while I tiptoed and he slept, but surprisingly by 8:30 we were in the motions of a busy day starting with breakfast, showers, lots of phone calls and computer work. At midday we headed out to tackle errands, errands, errands, and some lunch. I even got my car washed. It's a glorious day here. Just the sort of day you want for driving in the car with the windows down, the music cranked up, and good company by your side. To be honest...it was almost too nice for March 19th. I ended up testing the AC in the car and regretting my choice of long sleeves and jeans. The brighter the sun shone, the pinker my face got.

When we returned home I headed straight for the bedroom and without ceremony I stripped down to my undies and flopped on the soft  fabric of the comforter. I was a goner. My energy level dropped, my heart rate slowed and as I listened to the rhythmic sound of the ceiling fan, my consciousness began slipping. I heard the muted sounds of the neighborhood through the windows. Dog barking. Motorcycle driving by. Kids squealing with after school glee. Od joined me on the bed in our shadowy room. My once over heated skin was now cooled from the fan and I curled into his side for a much needed spot of warmth.

Less than 45 minutes later I woke with a smile on my face. The birds are still chirping, the sun is still shining, and I have plenty of the day left to cook dinner, finish the laundry and maybe - just maybe - curl on the couch and call it a day. But man...what a great day it was.


Jack and Jill said...

Sounds like a great day for sure! Glad you enjoyed it!

Leah said...

I love those kind of days :0)

Marcus said...

Sounds like a perfect nap. I love all the sounds you remembered, really set the stage. For those combination busy, relaxing, and not much of anything days, it reminds me of something someone once said, that there are no ordinary moments.

Anonymous said...

Wow, the first thing I thought was that I also had a naked nap yesterday for about 45 mins... In a naked nap we unite!

Anonymous said...

What a nice setup for such a lovely sounding nap. It's really great to sign out for a short bit and come back refreshed with more time to enjoy the day. To be able to do it naked in the sun, even better!

Advizor54 said...

the only thing better than that is to do it on the hammock on the patio in the soft summer sun. What a great way to spend an afternoon.