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Around 4 PM, I was suddenly struck with this overwhelming desire to go back to sleep.  The urge was so strong, it was almost crushing.  I couldn’t think about anything but laying down.  So… I did.


I left work and was in bed by 5 PM.  James and I spooned and had fun with the new camera.   I guess James was tired, too — look at that yawn!  And those chompers.


Post-camera fun, I crashed. Hard.  Do you think my body was trying to tell me something (like, "I need a break; you crazy woman!") ? I slept for two hours and was woken up by the Husband for dinner.


He made veggie pizza and sweet potato fries.


Other snacks of the afternoon included (I was eating to prepare for a 6 mile run, which obviously didn’t happen.  Oh well!  More food to enjoy):




On a completely non-food related note, guess what came in the  mail today?  That’s right, our University of Miami season tickets!  Very exciting.  The Husband nearly cried.


And today’s Organization Week task is going to get pushed back.  The utility closet is way too large of a mountain to climb in my tired state.


But, here’s a photo to shame me into doing it tomorrow:


Yea.  That’s scary.  Isn’t it?  I’m scurred just looking at the picture.



  • Leianna August 19, 2009, 4:56 pm

    Football season is my favorite! Good for you resting and listening to your body needing sleep!

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) August 19, 2009, 4:59 pm

    Sometimes there is nothing better than an afternoon nap!

    I should show you a photo of my laundry room, it would make you feel heaps better about yours!

  • Oh She Glows August 19, 2009, 5:01 pm

    Is that a GRILL on top of your washing machine??? LOL!! I love you for it.

  • Anonymous August 19, 2009, 5:10 pm

    lol, that closet is hilarious but doesn't actually look that bad in terms of clutter – its just funny that you store your golf clubs and grill on top of the washer/dryer

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point August 19, 2009, 5:12 pm

    angela and anon – hahah we dont have a garage!! i must make do with what i have.

  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie August 19, 2009, 5:12 pm

    A good nap is sometimes the best thing to rejuvenate your body and mind!

  • Emily August 19, 2009, 5:16 pm

    That is so good of you for listening to your body! It is sometimes hard to do!

  • Lauren August 19, 2009, 5:17 pm

    Yep, sounds like you needed a well deserved nap.

    Don't you just love those afternoon snooze fests? Uh, nothing feels better than taking a long nap in the late afternoon.

    Happy you got a chance to do this today hun!

  • Gina August 19, 2009, 5:18 pm

    Haha, I love the grill on top of the washer and dryer. Believe me, your closet looks extremely clean compared to mine!

  • K from ksgoodeats August 19, 2009, 5:22 pm

    Glad you got in a good nap! I'm kind of jealous, I have NEVER been able to nap no matter how tired I am. It's kind of frustrating.

    The grill on top of the washer/dryer just made my day! Haha!

  • Jenny August 19, 2009, 5:28 pm

    i am glad you treated yourself to a very necessary nap — you work too hard woman!

  • Pam (Highway to Health) August 19, 2009, 5:49 pm

    I'm nervous that you are going to hurt yourself doing laundry!! Your husband is so nice to wake you up with dinner!

  • michelle August 19, 2009, 5:52 pm

    lol!! Our friends got their UM tickets today too… My friend said her hubby was rolling on the bed with them!! LOL!! We go to Dolphins games- I've never been to UM ones but I I hope we are getting to a couple this year!

  • brandi August 19, 2009, 5:53 pm

    yay for naps! glad you took a break today and rested.

    I am SO excited for football season! we can't afford the season tickets here, but I'm sure we'll have some awesome ACC banter back and forth come September 🙂

    I'll cheer for ANY ACC team against any other conference, but I'm a Hokie through and through.

    I hope the ACC does awesome this year!

  • Whitney@whitsgettingfit August 19, 2009, 5:59 pm

    I love that your grill is on top of your washing machine! haha

  • ttfn300 August 19, 2009, 5:59 pm

    sounds like that was just what the doctor ordered! and you got to snuggle with the pup 🙂 i was just catching up on some blog reading, and i saw you made that quinoa–i totally dog-eared that page as a must-try too!! and i was a paper girl, too, until i had too much paper… now it's electronic–makes it easier to search when i have say, an eggplant in my fridge and can't decide how to use it 🙂

  • katey August 19, 2009, 6:01 pm

    sometimes all you need is a good ol' nap 🙂

  • Eve August 19, 2009, 6:13 pm

    It's so important to listen to your body and clearly you needed the rest! I actually felt incredibly tired around 4pm too, but I managed to get a 2nd wind.

  • Sarah August 19, 2009, 6:33 pm

    Oh my goodness!!! That closet has me cracking up. Is that where you always store your grill? I LOVE college football.

  • Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) August 19, 2009, 6:35 pm

    I'm loving how your man is making VEGETARIAN halthy pizza & fries for dinner!!!

  • Angela (Run Study Eat) August 19, 2009, 7:25 pm

    So so cute!! He looks supa happy!

  • Julia August 19, 2009, 7:31 pm

    you can do it! I'm sure you'll have the closet tackled in no time tomorrow! And aren't naps great when you really need them!

  • Nina August 19, 2009, 7:31 pm

    hahahha , i love the grill on top of your washer and dryer. If i had either of those things, that's where i'd store them too. 🙂 don't worry, i have a surprise for you tomorrow that will put that closet to SHAME! and not in a good way.

  • Sheri August 19, 2009, 7:38 pm

    So glad you listened to your body! I totally know the feeling and a good nap is the best thing!

  • Sara August 19, 2009, 7:43 pm

    I had the same overwhelming nap urge today! Hits ya like a ton of bricks, doesn't it? Sometimes you can plow through it, but I was already horizontal, so it was a lost cause. 6-7 p.m.: in dreamland! :-O

  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It) August 19, 2009, 7:43 pm

    There are just times you have to take a nice long nap! Good for you. I love naps.

  • Lizzy August 19, 2009, 9:01 pm

    i can't even believe football season is even here, but how exciting that you guys got your tickets! and that veggie pizza looks so delish

  • Caroline August 19, 2009, 9:52 pm

    Glad you got the rest you needed…sometimes we all just need to listen to our bodies like that.
    Bravo on the husband's dinner!

  • Susan August 19, 2009, 10:03 pm

    I definitely woke up this morning and then we back for a nap an hour and a half later…felt SO much better! Naps rock.

  • janetha August 19, 2009, 10:39 pm

    dogs are better to cuddle with than boys! haha. you should enter your adorable poochies in my dog giveaway so when i do a long post of all the entries their cute faces are in there. i love your dogs!

  • Suzanne August 20, 2009, 4:49 am

    Yeah for the British flag mat!

  • Meg C. August 20, 2009, 6:01 am

    good for you for listening to your body and giving it what it wanted! sometimes it's hard to do that, especially when we don't understand WHY our bodies are demanding things of us.

  • Stephanie August 20, 2009, 6:40 am

    It's nice to see that other peoples places look like mine and that I am not just dirty 🙂 I can't wait for some extra time to organize, too!! 🙂

  • Ali August 20, 2009, 11:39 am

    Ahhhh! I could use a nap right now, but I am at work. Nothing like napping in the middle of the day with a cuddly dog!

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