Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The lupus nap: a welcomed respite

When I crawled into bed to take my mid-afternoon nap yesterday, I thought I'd make a quick mental list of the items on my to-do list. Here's what I came up with:

Email seminar venue in Cambridge
Email girlfriend who's been under the weather
Contact dogsitter
Schedule dermatology appointment
Look up fabric and zippers for new sewing project
Wash Darwin (cling peaches and syrupy pancakes are decidedly not good for a pug's coat)
Pick up weeded weeds from back stoop (3 days old...)
Pick up prescriptions at drugstore
Pick up library book that's on hold
Order new pictures of Dee and Bee
Email family about August get-together
Do a post
Review presentation for Cambridge seminar
Pick up Dee's dress from tailor
Return call from friend before he leaves on month-long vacation
Check online for typical 9-month bottle schedule (looking for suggestions on going from 5 bottles to 3!)
Check online for recommendations for traveling abroad with 2 1/2 year old. (Car seat on plane or not?)
Email friend to thank her for recent friend introduction
Put away laundry
Make dinner
Finish flyer for NYC book event in September

Wow. Guess I had a lot on my mind, huh? The beauty of this whole process was that as I mentally added those last few items to the list, I thought to myself, "Thank goodness I have a nap to take right now." I mean - how crazy would I make myself trying to get all of the above accomplished over the course of an afternoon? And there's no stopping it - I would have been like the Tasmanian devil, rushing from here to there - probably washing Dar with one hand while trying to do a Google search with the other. Seriously - there would have been way too much multi-tasking going on, and the whirlwind of activity probably would have left some scars.

But none of that happened, because I took a nap instead. A long, relaxing, well-deserved, welcomed nap.

 Aren't I a lucky dog?

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