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Check It Out. . .November 2011

Written By: Deb Lawson - Nov• 15•11

Are you a list maker?  I make to-do lists, shopping lists, who I need to call lists, mailing lists, what books I want to read lists and left-overs lists.   My problem is that I then need a list to help me keep track of all the rest of them.  I could make a list of things to be thankful for, but that would be never ending.  This time of year is a good time to reflect on our blessings of a safe harvest, good food and a warm bed.  As we get older that warm bed is more appreciated!

Have you heard that most people don’t get enough sleep?  Babies sleep if and when they want.  Not much can keep a newborn awake if they are ready for a nap, and everyone knows how hard it is to get a baby to sleep that doesn’t want to go to slumberland.  Young children need a nap in the afternoon to make it through till bedtime.  Teens need extra sleep to make up for the physical activity they put themselves through on the playing field or court.  Young adults are too busy to sleep much; young parents lose sleep taking care of their young ones and wish for a nap now and then.   Schedules get busier and we push ourselves harder.  Life happens.  Then before we know it we hit a time in our lives where the kids are grown up with little ones of their own.  Finally!  It’s quiet, and what I used to think was a waste of my time becomes a very inviting way to spend the next hour or two.  I just get to sleep and the phone rings.  “Grandma, you want to Skype?”  The answer is always “Yes!”  Who can resist the questions of a grandchild?   I’ll have that nap next week.

If you have trouble sleeping when you want to and need a good book to help Mr. Sand Man, think of your local library.  Mysteries, biographies, fiction, magazines and more.  Just come in and Check It Out. . .

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