Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Guest Guilty Pleasure #16 by author Danielle Gaven, Sleepy Time

There are a few other bloggers that are doing these Guilty Pleasure posts as well. It all started with C.J. Duggan and if you want a bunch of smiles, circle back to her site and see the comments to read other pleasures. Love to have you join the fun. 

Today's Guilty Pleasure is brought to us by author Danielle Gavan. Danielle is in the middle of a blog tour promoting her book, "Ardeur". However today, I've gotten her to reveal her little Guilty Pleasure. Welcome Danielle!

The air in the room is chilly but I’m warm in my little cocoon. I’ve got eight hundred and fifty thread count wrapped around me and a thick comforter on top of that delicious softness. Soft pillows, comfy jammies and gloomy darkness barely touched by the sunshine outside. My name is Danielle and my guilty pleasure is sleeping in.

Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you—I don’t relax. Sitting around, doing nothing isn’t something I do very well, if at all. Lounging around in bed and catching a few extra z’s though? Oh, yeah. I can do that. It doesn’t happen often but, when I get the chance to stay in bed later than my usual six thirty A.M. wakeup call… you bet your booty I’m all over it like white on rice.

Six days a week I’m mom, maid, chef, nanny, and all of the other things we work from home moms are on a daily basis. On Saturday mornings though… I’m a slug. If my eyes are open before nine A.M., there had better be blood flowing or fire raging. Otherwise, sleep is my friend. Oh yes, it is. Hypnos and I? We’re best buds.

My boys are trained. They know that Saturday mornings are sacred to mommy. Before I head to bed on Friday night I put two bowls, two spoons and their favorite cereals on the counter. My eight year old is usually the first one up and at ‘em. (You can’t mistake the buzz of energy he’s putting off as he skips down the hallway passed my bedroom door. He’d make even the happiest morning person you know look like a grumpasaurus.) He knows which bowl is his—it’s got his meds in the bottom—ready to start the countdown to calm kid time. His five year old brother is not far behind.

What am I doing while all of this is going on? Listening quietly. Waiting for the five minutes of squabbling over who gets to watch what before they settle down and I can go back to sleep.

I don’t indulge in much but my bedroom is my haven. I’ve got a queen sized bed all to my little ol’ self. It’s got fluffy pillows with just the right amount of firmness, a heavy comforter and, I’ve have the bed long enough that it’s developed a sweet spot. You know what I’m talking about. That spot where, when you roll into it, you’re body relaxes and instantly, you fall asleep. It’s that comfy place where you fit perfectly and no other part of the mattress compares. Ah, yes. Bliss… zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Where’s your haven? Do you have somewhere you like to go for a few minutes (hours) of relaxation?

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Unknown said...

Welcome Danielle!

Oh man I love to sleep in on Saturdays too. I love to snuggle down in my comforter and shut out the rest of the world. The only thing that drags me out of bed is hunger pains.

Great post.

Unknown said...

Thanks for having me by the blog today, Michelle.

My little secret to avoiding the hunger pains? Keep a small box of 100 calorie snacks in my bedside table. ;) Nom, nom...zzzzzzzzzzzz.

Jennifer Feuerstein said...

Ah, Danielle, what can I say? I'd forgotten the joys of sleeping in.I might just have to sleep in tomorrow since your post gave me a craving for it. And I never thought of keeping snacks by the bed, great idea! Delightful post!

Julie said...

Ahhh, I love a good sleep in. I happen to be fresh from one this morning. I'm a busy girl, in my last year of my second degree at university. I tend to put a little too much emphasis on the extra-curricular activities and I end up lacking in the down time, so whenever I can snag some extra zzzz's I'm all over it! It feels so indulgent and blissful to me, like eating a hot fudge sundae. But sleep is calorie-free! Yay sleep! :)

Unknown said...

I hear ya on the extra-curricular stuff and lack of down time, Julie. Good luck with school and thanks for stopping in.

Anonymous said...

Weekends are made for sleeping in... for sure, especially if hubby stays in bed too hehe Great post.

Unknown said...

Absolutely. ;)

C.J Duggan said...

*Hand on heart* Oh Danielle! I am the Mayor of "Sleepy Town" it's indicitive of having no kids that I can place so much effort into it. Monday-Friday kills me as I have to drag my raggedy bag of bones out of bed.
Friday night I squeel at my hubby "Sleep in tomorrow!!" *clapping my hands like a kid in a high chair*
Utter bliss!I truly think there would be peace on earth if everywork place started at lunch time.
Loved this post!! Thanks so much for sharing.

You can check out my Guilty Pleasure here:

Unknown said...

Trust me.. I do the "sleep in squeal" too. A noon hour work start would be wonderful. Then again... I work from home - in my jammies. *grin*