Sunday, September 24, 2006

A Day to Doze

Sunday is a wonderful day. I look forward to Sunday every week. Not only because I love to worship, not only because I love to fellowship with other Christians, not only because of Sunday dinner with the whole family present, but because of something I enjoy to the fullest every chance I get.

Ah, the joys of the Sunday afternoon nap!

After slaving over a hot computer from Monday through Friday, cleaning like a banshee on Saturday, and getting up early to sing with the band at two services on Sunday, I'm ready. Ready to do what God said to do on His day....rest.

Oh, but not just any rest.

My Sunday afternoon snooze is known near and far. My family knows that I get extremely cranky if I don't get to take advantage of that dark bedroom, those cool sheets gently warmed by my heated mattress pad, that soft pillow, that gently humming fan in the background. Those few short hours of dreamland, absent the screaming children, minus the demands, sans any worries....that is sacrosanct time.

Honestly, I can feel my eyelids starting to droop just thinking about it.

At 3 p.m. I will head up those stairs to the magical Palace of Peace, the Room of Relaxation, the Tomb of Snooze. Heaven help the child who wakes me before my time in the clouds is concluded! A pox on anyone who phones me during this time! Pestilence and plague to those who would dare darken my door during those precious hours!

Because really, I can get downright mean if I don't get my nap out. Have I mentioned that already? And you wouldn't want to see me get mean. Really. I can get scary ugly.

Yup, God sure knew what He was doing when He told us to rest on the Sabbath.

AND I FULLY INTEND TO OBEY.

Psalm 4:8
I will lie down in peace and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.
New Living Translation © 1996 Tyndale Charitable Trust


Proverbs 24:33
A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest-
New Living Translation © 1996 Tyndale Charitable Trust

3 comments:

HeyJules said...

Hey! There will be no snoozing at Wally World next Sunday when we're out there drumming up business ma'am! But, come 3:30 when our shift is up...I wouldn't be against sacking out in the back of the car and snoozing in said parking lot!

I love my nap time too ya know!

Cool Mama said...

My eyes got heavy just reading your blog!! I could feel those nice cool sheets and the warming pad beneath - nice!! Sunday around our house is or atleast can be, similar. I love the Sundays! I love the sense of things running in a slower gear - atleast a lower gear once church is over! AND I can totally relate to the 'ugly' part of a nap being disturbed!!Sometimes I think my kids must wonder about me!

Pilot Mom said...

You mean there are actually people out there who don't take a Sunday afternoon nap? Silly me. I just thought it was a given. ;)