“No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.”

Today is quite the contrast from the weekend. The temperature is down 20° and the sun is intermittent. I’m even wearing a sweatshirt though I’m still clinging to sandals. Shutting in my feet seems the last resort before admitting summer is really gone.

Last night was perfect for sleeping, far cooler than it’s been. I kept the window opened and could feel the night as it chilled. I’m looking forward to snuggling under covers on cool nights.

This morning I had a library board meeting. Only one other member is younger than I so the rest make me feel young. Two of the members are 90. Only one of them was here today; the other forgot.

I have no ambition whatsoever today. I won’t even make my bed as I feel a nap coming on a bit later and there’s no sense messing a made bed. Yesterday I did a little shopping so the animals and I have some food to tide us over, and I don’t have to cook for any of us. For them, it’s just open the cans and also fill the dry food dishes. For me, the chicken is already baked, the salad made, and I bought cheese, hummos and pita bread. Life is good when the larder is filled.

I think a cloudy day makes me lazy. Nothing is inviting when the world looks dark even in the daylight. Rain never stops me nor does snow. I love to watch them both. I got a couple of books when I went to the library so I can see myself prone on the couch reading with the light on beside me giving me a cozy feeling, a drowsy feeling. No question I’ll easily succumb to a nap.

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8 Comments on ““No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.””

  1. Zoey & Me Says:

    “the other one forgot”. Well at that age she’s allowed to. I headed up a fund raising event for our local library which was built in 1922. We finally got enough money to refurbish and paint and bring in all new wiring. Sometime ago the city replaced the electric with aluminum wires. Not only did they stop current when it stormed but one room caught fire. So Florida’s new laws in 1975 was you can no longer buy a building with aluminum wiring. I sold houses where the buyer would pay the seller to re-wire the house before going to closing.

    • katry Says:

      I figured she was allowed to forget as well. It’s enough she is on the board.

      Our library was built in the 1800’2 as a captain’s house. We are in the historical district. The library is a small gingerbread house. We do our best to maintain it as we consider the building a treasure!


  2. Bob Says:

    I wonder how long physical libraries can hold on in the digital age. I am reluctant to by an iPad because I know that I will be buying more books than I have time to read. However, I still enjoy holding a physical book and turning physical pages. I think the economics of having a library building filled with books will spell their transformation to servers. Soon we will be able to download a book to our E-reader and it will disappear after a couple of weeks. No longer will the library have to collect late fees or even re-shelve books.

    Have you downloaded any digital books for your iPad? Were you able to easily fall asleep reading a digital book as you were with a physical one.

    Our latin neighbors really know how to live. They close their businesses at noon, go home to eat a leisurely lunch and then take a siesta. At four or five they reopen their business and work until nine of ten.

    • katry Says:

      I have an iPad but use it sparingly. It came with me to Ghana with about 5 or 6 new books. It was far easier to haul that than all the books I generally bring.

      I still prefer a book. I like to hold the book and turn the pages. The digital book is great for certain situations, but gove me a regular book most of the time.

      I also love a bookstore, to stroll the aisles looking and to stop and have a cup of coffee with my pile of new books beside me.

      • Bob Says:

        I especially love used book stores. By the time I get around to reading a book, it’s no longer on the best seller list and can be found in a large used book store. We are very lucky here to have a chain of used book stores called Half Price Books. Another one that’s even larger is Powell’s Books in Portland Oregon.

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I’ve been in sandals since early spring and I’m not looking forward to no-sandal weather. I had my feet in sneakers three weeks ago and my feet were mighty sad about it. Maybe I should try Berkies with socks?
    Beautiful day up here. Partly cloudy and much cooler than the weekend. A nice fall day. The color is coming up in the trees and the blue sky sets it off so nicely.
    Hope you enjoyed your nap. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I spent one whole winter in my Berkies and socks. It worked out just fine. My feet were warm and comfortable. For my trip to Ghana I bought Chacos. I had done some research, and they got wonderful reviews. After wearing them on my trip, and since then, I have to agree. They are so comfortable, but you can’t wear socks because of the straps, especially the one for the big toe.

      It was a lovely day here too yesterday. Today is much cooler and cloudy.

  4. katry Says:

    We have used books stores here. Annie’s has two or three, and there is a wonderful old one called Parnassus. I will never replace my books with an iPad.

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