September 13th, 2002

bundled up, walkabout, snow

On Napping

I've always used the terms "catnap" and "nap" differently.

I feel that if my objective is to get rest, but be lightly aware of my surroundings, then I'm catnapping. Catnapping would be how I used to rest when I was dreadfully tired, and Critter was awake, but could be occupied by watching his Butter Battle video. I don't remember what occupied Tigger enough for me to catnap. Catnapping is often all I do when I'm extremely aware of the time, and am responsible for something directly after waking.

Napping, on the other hand, is where I let go and fall deeply asleep, and most probably need external means of waking, since I usually only nap when I'm short on sleep, and don't often have the time available to sleep and then wake naturally.

This morning, I took a catnap, and then a real nap.

The catnap was most appropriately termed, since my reason for being lightly aware of my surroundings was dogs. When I got home from taking the boys to school, I let the dogs in from the back yard and played with them for a bit. Then I sat on the couch to read and give them couch time. They settled into a arrangement with Dizzy taking my chair, Ouchy sleeping by me, and Flood nesting in the blankets at the other end of the couch. I started out reading. But apparently getting six hours of sleep last night wasn't enough to catch me up. So I catnapped. Flood was the first to show signs of restlessness, and when I got up to take her outside, the scotties followed happily. They had gotten enough quality house time, and were ready to play outside again. I love my new fence.

Once they were safely outside, I took a real nap, until I was awakened by my cell-phone.

And now I've had enough rest, and plan to stoke up with some sustenance, and get to some serious housework.
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bundled up, walkabout, snow

Random thoughts while reading the paper

The Lexington diocese is looking for replacement priests. Well, that's the headline of the continuation of the article about the latest round of priests in the news. Now, I don't follow these articles; I think it's an unfortunate happening, and haven't gotten myself all riled up about the topic. But it occured to me, someone could probably do a fine parody of Replacement Killers with the title Replacement Priests. No doubt that it would be highly offensive, of course...

When they changed the format of the newspaper to allow for skinnier paper, they re-organized the local news section a bit, moving the obituaries. The short bits are now on page 4, and the longer funeral notices, the ones with the pictures, are on page 5. I think the obits used to fit completely on page 2, with the occasional companion article on page 3. The re-org means that regular stories also fit on the same pages as the obit.

Which is all background for my other random thought. Another candidate just announced in the governor's race. John Coburn. The article about this started on page 1 of the local news, and was continued onto page 5. Above the continuation article, there was a bio with a picture.

I'm pretty sure John Coburn is still alive, but it seems odd to place his bio on the same page with the funeral notices, which are often biographical in content.

Housecleaning. Really. Right after I read the comix. ;)
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