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Got Spring Fever Snoozies?


Hugging trees time!

by Kimberly A. Cook

Napping. That is all I want to do right now. Between the wacky weather going from ice in the bird bath to rain then warm exploding buds then back to a windstorm this Saturday, my body thinks winter might be returning. Or the pollen is cutting off my air supply. Think both actually apply.

While I should be working on business projects, reviewing the beta readers comments on my fiction book and writing, I want to snooze. Seems this always happens when the season turns from winter to spring and fall to winter. Primitive cave wiring, hibernate time.

While driving on errands I see folks jogging along the side of the road and get jealous. Not that their jogging, hate that after doing it five days a week every morning in the Army, but the fact they seem to have energy. Where do they get that? Caffeine? Red Bull? No allergies? Maybe all of the above. Scary.

So sometimes you have to slow down and take the nap. Don’t fight it. Spec Ops Cat is a ninja nap master. I have much to learn from him. Of course he gets to sleep a minimum eighteen hours a day, so he has it down to a science; upstairs naps, downstairs naps and hiding in the closet naps.

My Army Battalion Commander used to take a thirty-minute power nap at lunch every day. As a troop you really don’t want your Battalion Commander recharged for the afternoon, but it worked for him.

On my way home from Office Depot today, I stopped to take some quick photos of the blooms. So pretty. Bees were everywhere doing their job. Very busy. I also practiced my spring ritual of reaching out and touching the blossoms. Love to cup them in my hand. So soft.

Spring blooms burst upon us then leave quickly. Savor the season. Slow down and touch the flowers. Inhale the fragrant air.

Then take a nap.



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Time To Train For Summer Naps?

by Kimberly A. Cook                    (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

It’s been a long challenging week and I think it’s time for naps all around. Who better to learn from than these sleeping cats and kittens who are pros at snoozing.

With wacky weather and a day all to myself, it’s jammie time! Or in other words, the cat’s pajamas.

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

P.S. For all veterans, active duty, reserve and National Guard members, tomorrow is Armed Forces Day. We’ve earned TWO naps! Thank you for your service.

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Ready For Cozy Cuddles?

by Kimberly A. Cook          (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Since we’ve been having dark and stormy nights and days here in Oregon, what better time to stay in and cuddle for those of us who can? And if cats and dogs can get along, I think the rest of us can too. How relaxed are these furry guys and gals?

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

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