Monday, January 02, 2006

Sleep more

I spent almost the entire day in bed today. I got up around 10:00, did some laundry, ate a scrambled egg, read a little, then went back upstairs and curled up in bed with a lot of pillows, a book, the laptop and the cats. I soon snuggled down and took a nap for several hours, and got up when I heard Bob stirring around down in the kitchen. He was putting a chicken in the oven for dinner. I went down and ate some crackers and cheese and got something to drink, then came back upstairs. I've read that you should start the year the way you mean to go on; I was making a "short and sweet" list of resolutions last night, and "take more naps" was on it.

  • Spend less
  • Nap more
  • Knit more
  • Watch more movies
  • Read more books
  • Eat less
  • Exercise more
  • Moisturize more
  • Wear rubber gloves when I wash dishes
  • Be more assertive--stand up for myself more
  • Make more art
  • Listen to more music
  • Take more pictures
  • Waste less time

We had a lovely New Year's Eve. We didn't go anywhere, we just spent the night at home doing what we normally do--I was downstairs reading or on the computer or something, and Bob was upstairs playing a computer game. I had made a couple of dips--spinach dip and tuna dip--that were in the refrigerator cooling, but neither of us had been very hungry. Around 9:00, I was hungry, but wanted something a little more substantial than dip, so I went up and told Bob that I thought I'd make some fondue if he was interested.

He was, so I made cheese fondue and we watched poker on television, which I find strangely interesting. I don't really understand the game, and make no real effort to, but the dynamic between the players is interesting, and so is the amount of money at stake.

So we watched for for awhile, then had champagne in bed while we listened to fireworks outside.

New Year's Day I spent completely in my pajamas. Well, I took a shower sometime mid-day, then changed into new, clean pajamas. Didn't leave the house once. I spent the evening in front of the television watching the Monk Marathan on USA and knitting a sock. Just a lovely, low-key weekend.

This Christmas was a great one for pajamas. Bob bought me flannel pajamas with ducks on them, and my folks gave me a long (floor length) knit nightgown, and Bob's folks gave me two knit sleep shirts from Disney World, one with Tinkerbell and one with Eeyore ("It's never too early for chocolate!") Everyone obviously knows my love of sleeping. In fact, I guess instead of "nap more," I should have "sleep more" on my list. Especially during the week before Christmas.

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2 comments:

mary in michigan said...

I liked the one you listed>about being more assertive, stand up for myself more.

I have a neighbor that added the same thing to her list of improvements.... of self.... on her 2006 list. I've never had that problem as I've always been a strong individual and love taking on a battle. If anything I need to watch what comes out of my mouth. The older I get the words slip out before I have a chance to mull them over. Not smart at times and can sure get me into trouble with friends I care about.

Sharon said...

I love your description of your New Year's weekend. I spent mine much the same way, winding down from the holidays.

Speaking of pajamas, I like those lounge pant/pajama bottom things and I got several pair for Christmas, plus after Christmas I found a cute pair with Eyore all over them. I decided that I could wear them around the house with a short sleeved Eyore t-shirt that I have that says "I have issues." It's really cute.