Napping habits are very interesting. (How many of you have I put to sleep immediately?) There are power-nappers, mega-nappers, cat-nappers, and non-nappers. I fall into the latter category. My father is a cat-napper. Actually, he would be a power-cat-napper. He can close his eyes for 15 minutes and awake all recharged. I will - if I can close my eyes during the day which is practically impossible - fall into a deep, deep sleep and wake up groggy and dysfunctional. I am the nap-challenged. I wish I could take a nap. But I have had my fun with nappers - call it petty revenge. Unfortunately, I cannot recount my napper-revenge peccadilloes and still have you as friends. Not really - but one particular incident involved tying shoelaces together. Luckily, no one was badly injured. Including me. Boy, was he mad! Never have a boyfriend with no sense of humor.
I attended a Zentangle class yesterday with Sylvia which, to the uninformed (which I was until yesterday), is like structured doodling - a combination of patterns and Zen. It was a great class, with a little bit of everything- a couple of men, a teen aged boy and his mom, young women, older women. We were given a series of instructions and, after completing our 'tangles', we were invited to place our little Zentangle cards together on the floor. It was astounding - basically, we all had the same instructions, but the variety and creativity that ensued was wonderful! I started my day doing one and found that I need to give myself more than 15 minutes. This type of concentrated line drawing is right up my alley. As an art major in high school and college, I could focus (oh, those were the days!) for hours on a piece. I created a line drawing of a dragon on a 5x8 foot sheet of rice paper, using a very fine pen and India ink. It took hours. Of course, those were the early 70s, and my focus was hallucinogenic-fueled at times. Nuff said.
Okay. Moving quickly along, ahem, I will now announce the winner of the More/Less Book Duo! How many of you skipped ahead to see if you won? Hmmm? Fess up!
Since there were quite a few entrants, I decided to go high-tech and use the True Random Number Generator widget (which, of course, I can't figure out how to transfer here.) It's a fun widget; if you're bored out of your mind, you can just click away and randomly generate numbers. Don't ask how I know.
The number that was picked from 1-18 was.......17! Congratulations, Carol! Please send your mailing info to me via swomersley @ gmail dot com. And thank you to everyone for all of those great examples of how to simply our lives. There is such a trove of good information out there. Someone should mine us!