Monday, September 26, 2011

Sweet Dreams

Sometimes during the day, I'll get sleepy and take a nap.  The girls have more energy than me, and don't take pleasure in them as I do.  When I moved to Southern California, I find myself taking less naps, because there's always so much to do here, so much to see; and those girls keep me on the go.  I just smile and tell them when they are my age, they will surely look forward to naptime too.

Every now and then, in the middle of the day, I will still shut my eyes for awhile.  If you're like me and take a nap, I hope your dreams are filled with pleasant surroundings.

What about you?  Do you take a nap during your busy day?



C'est moi Claudette said...

Oh Sheri, how I WISH I could nap. Since the "menopause" hit 6 yrs. ago ( I'm 55 now) I have been an insomniac. I would LOVE nothing more than to be able to close my eyes anytime, day or night and fall asleep and dream, but it is not meant to be. They tell me it will pass, but I'm exhausted in waiting for that day : (
If someone were to offer me a couple wishes, sleep would be one of them.

Ginger Zuck said...

Sometimes on Sunday afternoon I will pile up and watch a movie on Lifetime and doze off and miss the end. I love that so much!

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi Sheri,
Love your posting today. Where I live, it is a little more overcast day....perfect for a nice cup of tea, a book, and then a nap! :) But, alas, I have lots to do today...I am preparing to leave in a few days for my trip to Houston for the shower of my son and his fiance. I must say, Sheri, that cupcake looks totally divine!!! Yum! Love all your photos! One of my favorite songs is the Mamas and Papas..."Dream a Little Dream of Me." Happy napping! xoxo Kim

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

So often I feel like taking a nap and I know what you are saying ~ hard to keep up with our kids who have so much more energy.
Great post and I love all your beautiful photos.

Have a happy week

Ava said...

Beautiful photo's Sheri ! You've given me lots to dream about today, as always! xx Ava

Becky~ said...

Hi Sheri,cute post.Funny you should ask about napping LOL.Im about ready to take one now myself.Just got finished ripping down all the morning glories growing up my fence.Then some ivy which im not growing but my neighbor is and hes letting it come on my side grrrr.... lol.Im sleepy now, only to awake and go to work ha,funny.

Enjoy your nap.

Ana said...

Hi Sheri,
When ever I can, I sure do take a little nap...Helps me re-energize :-) As a matter a fact a nap sounds good about now. Happy napping :-)

Hugs and Kisses,

Teresa said...

I would nap if my dreams were as wonderful as the pics you posted... unfortunetly, I can't nap. As much tired as I am I always get up grumpry and with a terrible headache.
Hubby is a huge fan of napping and dogs always tag along ahahahah. Now I'll be at them during their naps and thinking what they're dreaming of.
Hubby claims that naps were best invention of mankind :) and in Spain we found some people having the siesta in garden benches during lunchtime.
Happy napping Dear Sherri!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sheri,
beautiful photos; I LOVE the pic of the sculpted swans!; although I'm not a mid-day napper, I have 4 older sisters and most of them do this; as always on the go, type A girls, the mid-afternoon nap helps them to refuel and clear their minds so they can tap into their creative energy for the rest of the day. As busy women, sometimes we need that little 15 minutes to an hour all to ourselves because we're always doing, and giving so much to others.
Have a beautiful week!
Jen at littlecottagechic

Karen said...

I do take little afternoon shut eyes every once in awhile. They are so refreshing and then I can go a little longer that night working on my computer or catching up on my magazines without falling asleep in the middle of reading them. :)

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Were you peeking in my living room window today? Because, yes, that was me, lying on the couch, with the kitchen timer beside me. I learned two great things from my cat...NAP and STRRRRRETCH!!!

romance-of-roses said...

Sheri, yes I take naps. You know that if I take only 15 to 20 min. I feel energized. However, a longer nap is always better. One day I slept so long that when I woke up thought it was the next day, felt so strange. But my hubby soon made me realize it was the same day. Hugs...Lu

BeautifulDees said...

Nap's help so much...hope you had a good one.
Thank you for your sweet comment's on my blog, I really appreciate them so.

Catarina Santi said...

Hi Shery :)
loooooooooove the comment that you leave in my blog, its absolutely lovely and honest, love it :)
I never have so much words than you ! but I want to say thanks and congratulations for you beautiful blog :)
and i never take a nap :( i'm always so busy ! :)


Hope Filled Living said...

Naps are an essential part of my least 15 minutes! Thanks for stopping by to visit and for your continued encouragement. I have been very busy setting up our new store, which opens next week. Hopefully, after the dust settles I can get back to visiting all of my blog friends!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I do not nap, but I hear that it prevents dementia if you nap.

Marlene said...

Love your post Sheri, I wish I could nap during the day, but I can't. Love these pictures, my fav is the one of the cupcake, yummmmm.

Shirley said...

I have/had a book called "The Art Of Napping" or "The Art Of Taking a Nap" and I cant seem to find it..I love my naps..15 no more than 30 minutes is just perfect to continue on with the day..that's why in Mexico they always have a siesta..I'm all for it!

PK Studios said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog....Yours it fun too! : )

Anonymous said...

Hi Sheri,
Good for you that you can take a nap! That's the best you can do for yourself during the day to regain new energy and strength! I hardly get to it but I feel the important difference when i've taken a nap. Now i'm only 45 lol, but my body tell me i'm 85 haha, so I really should be doing that more. I once saw on TV that you gain the most of a nap when you lay down, hold a bunch of keys and when it falls down you should get up again. That way you benefit from the renewed energy the most. Well, that's what I learned from a documentary. Not sure if it's 100% true lol. Enjoy your naps! I won't have time today for a nap. Have a teatime appointment with one of the neighbours ;-)

Nicole said...

Hi Sheri
I am very happy that you like my blog! I am also pleased that your daughter had a great time in Germany. ! ;) That´s nice to hear
Thank you for your lovely words

Have a sweet day, too

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Sheri,
I dream of taking naps. Why I don't force myself to do so goes all the way back to Pre-K (last century). I feel like I will miss out on something if I take a nap. But as I mature I really appreciate the value of a great nap. Especially on a rainy day. Love your post my dear!


@nne said...

thanks for your lovely comments ... it's so nice to discover your blog! beautiful pictures, love, @nne

JenGrenko said...

Hi Sheri! Yes! Sometimes I lie down for 20 minutes during my break (work is very near my house). Sometimes I lay down as soon as I get home from work. I might sleep an hour or two or just rest for a few minutes. My two kittens purring is such relaxing grey noise! Thanks so much for your friendly visit and comment today!

francis said...

I cannot nap during the day ......
but I am good in musing a kind of napping with my eyes open .
But hey children are grown-up and so I have lots of ME-TIME .
You are so lucky to live where you live .
Love reading and looking on your blog .

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Sheri! How are you & how are your girls? Love the pics on this post! :) I actually do try to sneak in a cat nap during the day if possible since I'm a night owl and tend to work on projects way into the wee hours. That being said, I have a little one, and when he takes a nap - I sure try to as well! :) And, I know what you mean about SoCali having so many things to keep you busy. I've lived here for 17+ years, and there are still a ton of things that I have yet to do! lol

Anyway, have a most wonderful day & upcoming weekend!


Geneva said...

Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I'm enjoying looking around yours and love all your photographs as well. Now about napping... I rarely ever lie down, but do fall asleep in my "Easy Chair" on a regular basis. Enjoyed your post and am your newest follower. Looking forward to your next post. ":o)

Nezzy said...

Nap??? Girl, your just too dang funny. The only time this Ozark Farm Chick takes a nap is when I'm at death's door! Heeehehehe!!!

Now, on the other-hand...I seldom make it through the ten O'Clock news!

Before I know it it's 5:00 am and Farm Boy's shankin' me sayin'..."it's time to make the doughnuts!!! Not that I've had a doughnut in years but the man wants breakfast! :o)

From the sunny hills and hollers of the beautiful Missouri Ponderosa, ya'll have a blessed and glorious day!!!

Nezzy said...

Hey sweetie, I just wanted to thank your for poppin' over with your sweet comment. Please drop by often, the door of the Ponderosa is always open!

God bless ya! :o)

Nezzy said...

...sorry, I'm back.

I just wanted to thank you for hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya'll enjoy the ride!

OK...I'll leave ya alone now.


ria said...

Καλές μου φίλες ευχαριστώ που περάσατε απο το blog μου!!!
Και το δικό σας είναι ΦΑΝΤΑΣΤΙΚΟ!!!
Χαίρομαι που αγαπατε την χώρα μου! !!
και εύχομαι να την επισκευτείτε και πάλι!!

Δεν ξέρω πως μπορώ να ακολουθήσω το blog σας!
Μπορείτε να μου πείτε πως??


Sares said...

Usually nap time happens during the non busy days! My family has always been a family of nappers. I don't get people who don't like to have a nap every once in a while!

forgetmenot said...

Sherri, Great photos-great post. Yes, sometimes a nap sounds good, but bedtime seems to come before I have time to take a nap. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :0

blossoms vintage chic said...

Hi Sheri,
Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my
blog. So nice to meet you and become a follower of your beautiful blog!
I wish more than anything to take a sweet nap during my day...but like Paula I'm sure I would miss something! Lovely post and I will put a nap on my wish list...LOL! I will be visiting you often and I wish you and your girls a lovely weekend!

Mary Anne said...

hi sheri:
Did someone say TIRED? I never stop and I like it that way......the only trouble is when you are a night owl (mostly because all is quiet with no interuptions)and you love morning. . . hmmmmm, I guess that is where my problem comes in. Loving the wee hours and loving sunrise. I will grab a few zzzzz's whenever I can. You are not alone and as I read comments neither am I!

Thanks to for stopping by today!

Cindy said...

Hi Sheri, Yes, I do take naps! I often sleep better during afternoon naps than at night. Beautiful images on this post! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your sweet comment. Yes, books and reading have been a lifelong love of mine. So nice to "meet" you! I'm your newest follower! Hugs,

georgia~gigi said...

Happy Hump Day Sheri :)
I am sorry I haven't been over to see you in so long! I hope to get back into the grove of bloggin, just been so busy!

Oh, I love to sneak a nap in! My Mom naps almost daily! She does wake up about 4am, Good Lord!

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