Monday, December 10, 2012

Why I can't hang with nap time.

Hi friends! So, last week was a pretty slowwwww week around these parts, I know I know.
It just wasn't my week.

This week will be different. I'm feeling back to my old self and I have hooker red nails.
It's pretty hard to have a bad week when you've got hooker red nails.

My weekend?
Dogs, dogs, Bagel Bites (made in the oven, aka fancy style), dogs, pretty new rug, brunch, comedy show.


Most of all, I actually managed to learn something this weekend.
I figured out why adults don't get nap time.
Yesterday I was feeling a little sleepy after my 3 mimosas at brunch and so I came home where Ella forced me to lay down on the sofa and nap with her. 
Really, you see those beady eyes? She forced me.
So, to nap land we went.

Fast forward 2 hours I woke up feeling like a spring chicken ready to take on the world.
The good news was that I had plans last night and I was more awake than I am after I take down a large RedBull.
Why can't I do this nap time thing every day?! I thought to myself.

And then, somewhere around 11pm, after I was home from my night, I found myself far, far away from being tired. I'm talking completely opposite end of the spectrum.
Keep in mind, my typical bed time is somewhere around 9:30-10... depending on what show is on, of course.
So, naturally, I pour myself a heavy glass of Chard in hopes of it having magical sleep powers.

Another fail. I finished my glass of wine around 11:30 and could easily have gone for another.
Instead I opted for a Melatonin.
Again, nothing. I was wide awake.
Thinking of nothing in particular. Just laying there with my eyes closed, pretending to sleep.
Much like I used to do when I was supposed to be doing homework and my mom would walk in my room. Pretend sleep. Worked every time.

Moral of this story, this adult (term used loosely) can't hang with nap time.
All I know is that I'm going to sleep like a sweet little baby tonight, with or without my bud Chard.

39 comments:

  1. can you come teach me how to do makeup? because yours look great always. AND you are so pretty. Just fyi.

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  2. I love nap time! The key is mastering the art of the 20 minute power nap. You wake up refreshed without the unfortunate side effect of a sleepless night.

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  3. I love that rug and blazer!! And you can't got wrong with Bagel Bites =]

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  4. I was so hungover all day yesterday. I napped for like three and a half hours. Then still felt like shit but couldn't fall asleep last night. ahhhhhhhh.

    Also, I need a delivery of bagel bites. To work.

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  5. I always wake up from nap time feeling like I got hit by a truck! All disoriented and wondering why I've been out of life for three days. And that's just for a basic 1-hr. or so nap. Needless to say, I usually choose Red Bull over napping!

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  6. Bagel bites! ahhh. I used to eat those all the time and I forgot about them..how dare I? I think I need some! love the blazer on you :)

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  7. I couldn't sleep last night either!!! so weird. no idea why, but now I officially hate today.

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  8. napping makes me a tad panicky because i feel like there's x-amount of things that i could be doing. like drinking.

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  9. Ok first of all you look GORGE in that pic, so chew on that bad week lol. And as far as nap time goes...this adult lived with them for far longer than normal adults. I didn't graduate from College til 25( naps in the library between classes)...and then there was the stay at home mom time (sleep while the bebe sleeps)....so on the weekends I LOVE me some naps. Boomer doesn't want to nap anymore, but she will tuck me in and watch a movie and then come 'check' on me.

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  10. I hate it when nap times kills bed time. I usually try to limit my Sunday naps to 30-45 mins that way I don't get too deep into the sleep. It helps! You look so gorgeous in that pic! Loved seeing all the pup pics on Instagram this weekend.

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  11. I can't hang with naptime either. Every Sunday I find myself up far too late because I just couldn't resist that mid afternoon nap.

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  12. I try to keep my naps less than an hour (aka power naps) and they usually just refresh without keeping you from sleeping at night!

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  13. UGH! I hate that for you!! What time were you finally able to fall asleep? The bad thing with me and naps is that sometimes (if it's too late in the day) I just sleep on through to the next morning. I've learned this about myself....and started setting my alarm for my morning wake up time, ha! :P

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  14. You looks mighty pretty-pretty miss Whit! And, I am totally taking you up on your Bagel Bites date offer next time, fo sho.

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  15. Can I just say your eye makeup is AMAZING in that last pic!

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  16. I've always been a napper ;) I love afternoon naps! I do go to bed a little late, though :/

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  17. My bedtime is like 9:30, 10:00 too, so I hear ya lol! I love napping, but I'll wake up feeling foggy and then ready to conquer the world at 12am.


    Xo-L

    simplylowcountry.blogspot.com

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  18. So funny! I can't nap too often because I start to rely on it. But there isn't anything better than a nap on a weekend.
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  19. Let's talk about how I work from home and DO take naps on the reg. Love love love that. Except then I don't go to bed until approximately..I don't know...2am. Yuck.

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  20. On weekends, I have to take a nap if I plan on being a nice person...if I don't plan on being a nice person, I don't have to. :)

    But yes, they ALWAYS mess with trying to go to sleep at night...BOO!

    Love your blog - keep it up! :)

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  21. Awwww I wouldn't be able to say no to that little face either! Seriously ridiculous.

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  22. OH I love me some nappy time but lucky for me, I'm not raring to go at 11:30. Doesn't affect me one stitch.
    Purty little doggie you gots :)

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  23. I could use a nap RIGHT NOW. Zzz...

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  24. I started taking 45 minute naps every Saturday afternoon. They help me stay up past 10 pm, which is the point. BUT I have to set my alarm otherwise I do the 2-3 hour thing and my body is so confused....
    Love that rug!

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  25. Hi Whitney--

    I just found your blog and it is lovely!! You are so cute, I love all your About Me posts :-) Following you now on all the above!!

    XO Jenna
    Demureindiamonds.blogspot.com

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  26. Weekend sounds lovely....I took an accidental nap yesterday and woke up not knowing where I was

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  27. UM HI gorgeous friend of mine! You a pretty princezz. Love youz.

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  28. I had this issue last night, except there was no nap involved. I catch up on sleep all weekend. Still feel exhausted on Sunday and inevitably Sunday night rolls around and I CANNOT FALL ASLEEP!!! From all of the "catching up." So here we are Monday morning and I'm exhausted. And the vicious cycle continuous.

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  29. Floyd also forced me to take a nap with him yesterday. Their powers or persuasion are incredible.

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  30. bagel bites made in the oven are 100 times better than in the microwave. I just hate waiting on them to cook. :)

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  31. I feel ya'! I love me a good nap but I am wide awake way past my normal bedtime, too... Which is sometimes way earlier than even 9:30 ;) PS your so stinkin' pretty and I am stinkn' jealous!

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  32. I wouldn't be able to say no to those beady eyes either! Ha! And bagel bites are the BEST :)

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  33. Naps mess with my head. As much as I want to do it some days...I have to resist. Not worth it. I actually envy those who can nap and wake up feeling refreshed. This girl wakes up looking and feeling like I bonged a six pack.

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  34. Oh honey, you're missing the key element... you gotta "tap & nap"! Revolutionary! And, if you do it right, you'll be tired later on, for sure.

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  35. I'm so with you...this adult can't handle "nap" time either!

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  36. naps are too dangerous for me now - it is so sad!

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  37. lol @if you've seen my mind...I'd love it back. I feel the same way! However, that doesn't stop me from napping. I can't seem to help it, that certain time of day when I just drop.
    Your dog is adorable!!!
    Just came across your blog today and I'm in love. :)
    Girlfriends Are Like Shoes

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  38. ahhh i can't nap either! i usually can't fall asleep, but if i do - then i can't sleep at night. "adulthood" is the worst. oh and your doggie is super cute!!

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