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!