Mama Diaries

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

No Rest for the Mama

I've been running around like a maniac.  (Which is why I haven't been in the blogosphere much, lately.)  As a result, my Energizer batteries are wearing down.  I  need a recharge. So, I thought I'd try a ten minute power nap.  I've heard those work pretty well.

This morning, after I took my son to school, and before I had to take my daughter to school, I lay down on the sofa and closed my eyes.  I figured it would be a good time for one of those ten minute power naps.

As soon had I lay down, a rather large, furry creature walked up to me and gave my face a good sniff.

"Schultz!" I complained.  "Go away!"

The giant German Shepherd lumbered off.  I figured he'd leave me alone for the remaining nine minutes.

But no.  He went off, got himself a big drink of water, and came back to me - his jowls dripping with water.  He stood next to me, and dripped all over my arm.  "Schultz!  Just go away!"

He walked off.  That left seven minutes and thirty seconds for my power nap.

About forty-five seconds later, the beast returned.  This time he had his slimy ball on a rope in his mouth.  He was ready to play.  He dropped it on my shoulder.

I knocked it off.

He picked it up.  And dropped it on my shoulder.

"Come on, Schultz.  Give me a break!" I complained.

He nudged the ball against my shoulder.  I threw it.  He chased it and brought it back.

This went on for five minutes.

Finally, the game stopped.

I looked at my watch.  One minute left of my power nap. I lay down and closed my eyes.  Fifty-nine seconds later:  "Mom, it's time to leave!"

So much for the power nap.



(I would like to wish all of you who celebrate Easter or Passover a very happy holiday!  I'm not sure if I'll be around in the next couple of weeks, because I have a lot going on.  I'll be back when I'm back!)

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  1. He just wanted to play!
    Have a blessed Easter, Sherry.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, Schultz was definitely ready to play!

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  2. Happy Easter or Passover to you too! I love the idea of power napping although for me, sometimes what I'd intended as a mini-nap turns into a nap nap!

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  3. What's a power nap, Sherry? I'm doing my best to visit a few blogs at present, but it won't last long because my granddaughter is in her swing and doing everything she can to get me to hold her again. At least it makes us smile :)

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    1. Have a great time with your granddaughter!

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  4. Nice! At least he didn't eat the garbage, then come lick you!

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    1. I had a great break. A vacation to Hilton Head. It was much needed!

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  6. Enjoy your blog break, hope things calm down for you soon!

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    1. I had a week of calm while I was on vacation. It was so nice to relax!

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  7. LOL, silly Schultz! Sorry he ruined your chances for a power nap. Good luck finding some proper time to rest!

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    1. I got some good rest on the beach in Hilton Head. Definitely did me a lot of good!

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  8. Power naps are good for you as I have read but not easy if you have a dog.

    Have a wonderful Easter and try and get some power naps into your agenda.

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    1. Power naps, or naps of any kind are basically unheard of in my life!

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  9. I hope you enjoyed the last second of your power nap. (lol)

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  10. If only we could get fully recharged with a minute nap! Have a wonderful Easter. :)

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  11. Hope you do get recharged, power naps do nothing for me.

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    1. I'm not sure they'd do anything for me, either.

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  12. I feel you on all the crazy time commitments. I hope you find time for more power naps soon. Oy that Shultz!! :)

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    1. Schultz always interrupts my moments of tranquility. :)

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  13. Schultz just didn't want you to fall asleep and miss anything

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    1. Right. It would be horrible if I missed something!

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  14. Mama's never get a break!! Not even for a minute!

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  15. I know what you mean by being run down and I just got back from vacation!

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    1. Sometimes you need a vacation from a vacation!

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  16. That is the life of mama I think.

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  17. Hope you manage some uninterrupted power naps over your hectic days.

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    1. No power naps for me. But I did have an awesome vacation in Hilton Head.

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  18. I can relate to this a lot. My dog wakes me up very early every morning to let her outside by shaking the edge of my bed with her chin.

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  19. Oh no, mommy life = lack of sleep. Hope you catch up on zzzz during your break.

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    1. I'm sure you know all about the lack of sleep!

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  20. You just gave the word power nap an entirely different meaning. And? Did you feel refreshed after 59 seconds of sleep? :)

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  21. Ha! How dare you try to rest when there's petting and playing to be done, right? ;-)

    My cats do similar things, so I completely sympathize. Hope you still had enough energy to conquer your day after that!

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    1. I got through the day. And the seven after that! ;0)

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  22. Power naps help me... otherwise I wouldn't make it as I rarely sleep ... thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, happy Easter :-) ♡

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  23. Sometimes dogs can be sensitive enough to want to check out on you, if you're alright... so they play with you. Mammies need to recharge too. Take mini-rests in a day. In my country, it's the Holy Week, a huge holiday. Have a blessed week.

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  24. My cats bother me during my power naps. I can't have them in the bedroom. I sometimes power nap. Naps usually last much longer for me, though.

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    1. Animals don't seem to like when their owners are resting.

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  25. Ha! I thought boys were busy! Happy Easter:)

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    1. Boys. Pets. They're all the same! Hope you had a nice Easter.

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  26. Ha...even pets don't let you have naps...true.

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  27. Sorry you weren't able to take that power nap! I hope you have a wonderful Easter. It sounds like you are very busy- so good luck taking the time you need to get things done. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I had a great vacation, and got a lot done! I'm almost finished with my latest WIP. It'll be nice to have the first draft done!

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  28. Napping? There's no napping in motherhood (fur-children included).

    Have a joyful and blessed Easter.

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  29. Dogs always want to play at the worst, inopportune times, don't they? Have a good Easter and enjoy the time off if you do take a little vacation from blogging.

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    1. It's like as soon as pets see you lie down, they have to grab something to make you get up and play.

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  30. Hoping your batteries were well charged. A holiday week-end I'm sure you'll have needed super strength ones.

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    1. I had a great vacation to Hilton Head. Being near the ocean always does me good!

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  31. I have a 17 pound cat who likes to join me for naps. He is so sweet, but it's hard to sleep with that much fur moving about your person. Not to mention--the claws.

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  32. So much for that nap, Sherry. I had a nap yesterday. It was only to be for 15 minutes. Well, two-and-a-half hours later, I woke up to the sound of my fur baby pouncing on a toy. But then again, he only weighs 8 lbs. :-)

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    1. Funny how naps end up being longer than intended!

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  33. Oh, I do hope your batteries were recharged.

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    1. They got recharged on my vacation. I hope the recharge lasts a while!

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