If there’s one thing I have in common with Miss-Matic, Miss-Matic’s mother, and our cat – who adopted Miss-Matic’s mother only to be subsequently adopted by Miss-Matic and I under the somewhat false pretense that we would be entirely responsible for its residency, and who still lives with Miss-Matic’s mother several years later and is most definitely still our cat despite appearances and quite possibly legal definitions to the contrary – it is that we all like to take naps.

As we step into a brand new year it is important to set one’s goals and agendas up front – this is why we make New Year’s Resolutions after all – and so I have decided to spend most of 2013 missing 2013 by napping as frequently and lengthily as possible.

I just had quite a lovely nap with Miss-Matic after dinner. She insisted we set an alarm for one hour because she had ‘work’ to do – which seems to consist of mainly spreading sheets of paper around the floor, talking to herself, and telling me to stop asking her if she fancies a nap.

Now, my faculties aren’t exactly the sharpest after waking from any form of slumber, so I was a little surprised when Miss-Matic entrusted me with the alarm clock-side of the bed – which switches sides depending on where the alarm clock decides to sleep.

When the alarm clock went off we played the ‘five more minutes’ game – of which the rules are as simple as they sound. We played five or six rounds of this game, hampered by the fact that the alarm clock is many years old, and the snooze function broke most of those years ago. Whenever it went off I had to reset it for five minutes into the future, a task which was wasn’t so easy for my sleep-addled brain.

After the first five minutes I found myself changing the clock time instead of the alarm time.

The second time I removed the battery and stared at it for a while.

The third time I just turned the alarm around and around in my hands and mumbled something about cake when Miss-Matic asked what I was doing.

But eventually we made it through.

And in about an hour’s time, it’ll be time for bed. Yay!

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21 Responses

  1. Mark says:

    I would think that getting up to set the alarm again would end up waking you up a bit. I experimented by moving my alarm clock in to the window and moving to turn it off typically woke me up. Then I got a custom alarm on my phone, and that went to hell because I sleep with my phone in my pocket since I lost my iPod.

  2. I had to stop taking naps. Because my twenty minutes soon becomes three hours and then I played the oh-god-why-is-it-dark-now-the-day-is-gone-I-have-wasted-my-life-game. It is not a fun game.

  3. I love naps… but they have ruined my life a few times, so I only try and have them when I “have time” and “couldn’t possibly stay awake any longer”. It’s not much of a life, I tell ya.

  4. Ghadeer says:

    For some reason, naps always put me in the most dangerous mood.

  5. Scarlett says:

    Hahaha that picture is so true, my cat guards the bedroom and it’s a fight just to get into the bed, never mind get any space. I’m totally on board with the napping resolution x

  6. mistyslaws says:

    I took a lot of naps this past week. Because of the sicks. But also, because I knew that even if I crashed at 4:30, and woke at 7:00, I wouldn’t be sweating it at 10:30 when I lay in bed wide awake, knowing that my alarm was set to scream at me in a mere 6 hours. When you know you are too damn sick to go to work the next day, naps are entirely appropriate.

  7. lily says:

    Putting the alarm on snooze, seems like a lot of hard work. After setting snooze, I then need another 5 minutes rest, to get over setting the snooze for another 5 minutes.

  8. Rachel says:

    Hey, I just took a nap too. I’m not really sure how it happened though. I was watching my mom show me the weirdly colorful and fuzzy socks that she bought, then I woke up with a dog in my face and elbowing me with her tiny little poky elbows.

  9. Ah, naps . . . recently I’ve been taking more of those.

    I’ve changed the clock time when trying to change the alarm. Sometimes the carnage I cause from just trying to get a few more minutes of sleep is impressive. 😛

  10. Kianwi says:

    Oh, how I love naps! Especially with a snugly kitty. Throw a snugly guy in there, and I’m in heaven! I am already planning one for Saturday, and it’s only Wednesday!

  11. thesisindia says:

    lovely pictures i love naps!!!

    PhD thesis help

  12. I live for naps, and the wife and I do the same thing. Snooze, snooze, snooze, snooze… hey look, it’s bed time. Guess we’ll just stay sleeping. Then it’s morning. WORTH IT!

  13. Tonja says:

    Cats are so annoying in bed. Besides the thing where I’m terribly allergic and they leave hair everywhere, the one I had years and years ago liked to attack my feet. A year of napping would be very nice.

  14. This post was nothing short of “glorious.”

    So so funny.

    Especially since I can totally relate to the “5 more minutes game.” The other day, I kept hitting snooze for over 2 hours!

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