Friday, February 29, 2008

Nap Time

No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap. ~Carrie Snow

I have to say that, although I love every waking minute I spend with Sophie, I love it when she naps, too. And yes, she still naps in her swing. Yes, I'm working on getting her to take naps in her crib. No, that hasn't been terribly successful yet. I'll keep you posted.

But I digress. First off, she is impossibly cute when she sleeps. Sometimes I just sit and stare at her. As much fun as this pastime is, it is more important to note that this break gives me some of that oh-so-treasured "me time." I would like to say that I spend all of this time
cleaning (ha), doing projects around the house (double ha), or working out (gales of laughter), but the truth is that much of this time is spent doing things that I enjoy, like this blog, or getting in a few much-needed Z's myself, or catching up on the magazines that are piling up. There is some of that first stuff, although not nearly as much as would probably be optimal. I have to think, though, that this downtime is one of the perks of being a stay-at-home mom. Its a 24-7 job, so I can't feel guilty if I take long breaks, right? Plus, I have a feeling the days are not far away when I will be chasing her around most of the day and wishing I had back these times of long naps.

Anyways, as soon as the little miss wakes up from her current nap, we'll be doing a bit of running around. Among other things, we'll be setting up the installation of new carpet in the basement! I am pretty excited for this to happen, as the carpet in here now is commercial-grade dark blue berber. I can only speculate that the previous owners got a very good deal on it because they sure didn't buy it for looks. For those of you unfamiliar with our house, the basement is the TV Room and Office as well as the laundry room, some storage and a half bath. We spend quite a bit of time down here and with the low ceilings so often found in basements and the dark carpet, it has the well-deserved nickname of "the cave." So we're going to put in a lighter carpet that will hopefully open up the room. More to come on that, for sure.

Ah, the babe awakes, duty calls...

Happy Leap Day!


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