Thursday, December 13, 2007

Rest Your Weary Head

Most people feel overwhelmed by the middle of December according to Better Homes and Gardens. Their suggestion is to take a nap—an idea that sounds blissful to me as our healthy Christmas countdown activity for today.

Even if you don’t actually go to sleep, the recommendation is to lie down in a dark quiet place for at least 15 to 20 minutes.

I have a lot of trouble sleeping for various and sundry reasons so a nap now and then is important for my health.

I’m ready for today’s nap. Freshly-laundered and ironed linens are now bedecking my bed and three sets of pillows are all set for idyllic comfort. I have a set of pillows with the white lace-edged pillowcases, another set with simple cotton red-and-white snowflake-themed cases I made and, for extra snuggly bliss, I’ve piled on yet another set of pillows with cases I embroidered months ago using a pattern from
Sublime Stitching: Hundreds of Hip Embroidery Patterns and How-To.

Isn’t this stuffed reindeer adorable? He is hugging his own little reindeer dolly and wearing reindeer bedroom slippers. He was a find over Thanksgiving—I just couldn’t resist him.

The bed coverlet is a re-purposed Christmas tablecloth bought from World Market years ago. I put it on top of our white goose-down comforter just because I think it looks pretty. Toss on a few holiday red/white snowflake decorative pillows and my bed is ready for my nap.

Later today I'll be off to dreamland for a bit.

Happy naps to you!


Rosie's Whimsy said...

Morning, June.....I thought we shared the odd sleeping habit thing. So many times when I am up at 4, it looks like you are there too either posting or leaving comments. So napping does sound heavenly :-)

a pink-bee said...

Oh how neat the bedding is- love the tiny reindeer- so adorable :)
Sweet dreams :)

Keri (yellowowl) said...

LOVE those snowflake pillows!!! Did you make them yourself???

Jennifer said...

Looks so super cozy!

Heartinmyhand said...

Hi, Love the bed linens the snowflake pillows are very cute. Thanks for stopping by my site. I'm also in AZ. Phoenix area

Kristie said...

Take a nap for me, too, wouldja, June. I'm beat.

Yummers! said...

Hi Junie Moon,
I am a daily napper. I loooooove to nap... it's a thing passed down from my mom. Sometimes I read a bit and then nod off. I spend a lot of time getting our bed just right each day. I love it! We have a feather bed underneath us and a down comforter on top. Lots of pillows, too. It's like crawling in a marshmallow!! At my age I really believe in getting enough rest. I sleep hard at night too. One of the reasons I retired was that I was so tired wen I got home... like a zombie.

I think that's such fun that you got your Rolodex. Did you get the big one?? It's such fun to organize.

I love the pillow with the emboidery on the band. I love hearts.

Pepperment tea is soothing and calming. Try a cup in bed and snooze off.

Hugs, Joni

Polka Dot Creations said...

Well, that sounds about right. The kids and the spouse all have snow days today, so I'm taking one, too. I haven't actually napped, but I'm still in my pj's at 2pm, and I've been enjoying some blog reading (something I haven't had time for in weeks). I'm decompressing in my own way, and it feels nice. I'm just about energized enough to take a shower and get back to that to-do list!

Love your pillows - they look so relaxing...

Storybook Woods said...

Well that looks like a wonderful place t nap. My problem is I would never want to leave. Clarice

Jan said...

What a beautiful holiday bed.

hoganfe handbags said...

You are all ready for a long winters nap ;)

iSew said...

When I stop laughing I'll just say that relaxing is the thing I am worst at. I love your snowflake bedding!

Rosa said...

Visiting from Merryville. Your bed looks so inviting. I didn't even make mine today. Easier to crawl into tonight, I say! Nice meeting you!

Saucy said...

A nap sounds like a wonderful, healthy idea... at any time of the year. What sweet dreams I hope you have.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Oooh- a nap sounds lovely, especially on those beautiful embroidered linens and wonderful repurposed tablecloth (love that!)

Merry Christmas blessings,
kari & kijsa