Posted on June 16, 2012
by Renee Spindle
If you have been following my blog for any length of time you know that I have become a Domestic Goddess in the last year. This is my new job title along with Chief Finance Manager, and Household Project Manager. Now for a little back story. When I was working in the corporate world and had a lot of stress in my life I would tell you, “I can’t nap. I’ve never taken power naps, can’t take power naps just don’t do naps”.
I’m now one year out of the stressfulness, fast paced, rat race. And here’s my revelation. I love naps. I can easily take a little snooze after lunch, after a busy morning. This is my favorite time to nap. I’m usually home by myself this time of day. It’s so quiet, and easy to find a spot in the house to nap. Travel Man teases me to no end on this subject. He says my napping is now an art form. He finds it quite amusing that I can now nap at the drop of the word nap. He’s been a power napper his whole travelling and working career, so I think there’s some sense of victory for him getting me to realize naps are good. Kind of like a welcome to the napping club thing!
That’s all for now on my napping update, Happy Saturday everyone.
Posted on May 13, 2012
by Renee Spindle
I’ve been reminiscing all week about past Mother’s days, and memories growing up, and one memory keeps popping back into my head that I thought I should share.
Growing up in northern Illinois my Mom was a teacher for many years. And for quite a few years she was busy going to night school to earn her Bachelor’s degree. And I’ m sure she squeezed in time for our nightly activities too.
But this memory sticking out in my mind this week is kind of a funny one, now that I think back on it. After school we would all assemble back at home, except for my Dad. He got home right about dinner time. My Mom would say to us , “I need a little nap, I’m just going to lay down for half an hour”, or whatever the time frame was. Oh and she would also remind us that we were not to bother her unless there was some sort of emergency, or something to that effect. I think my memory of this is from when I was 10 or 11, because at that time I remember thinking to myself , a nap before dinner, what is she thinking!!
But, being the well versed Mom and Grandma that I am now I totally realize why she did this. She needed her decompression time from her class, and re-energizing time for what ever activity was happening in the evening. Hats off to you Mom, because you knew what you needed to do to take care of yourself. Just another awesome Mom memory that eventually taught me this lesson (just last year actually); power naps are good, or should I say napping of any kind is good for you to re-charge your Momster battery.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom.
What your fondest memory or life lesson from your Mom?