Best of all he (Odin) liked to sleep. Sleeping was a very important activity for him. He liked to sleep for longish periods, great swathes of time. Merely sleeping overnight was not taking the business seriously. He enjoyed a good night’s sleep and wouldn’t miss one for the world, but found it as anything halfway near enough. He liked to be asleep by half-past eleven in the morning if possible, and if that should come directly after a nice leisurely lie-in then so much the better. A little light breakfast and a quick trip to the bathroom while fresh linen was applied to his bed is really all the activity he liked to undertake, and he took care that it didn’t jaunt the sleepiness out of him and disturb his afternoon of napping. Sometimes he was able to spend an entire week asleep, and this he regarded as a good snooze. He had also slept through the whole of 1986 and hadn’t missed it. – Douglas Adams, The Long, Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
It’s a long weekend and I’ve enjoyed quite a nice, long nap today. I have to sincerely thank Husband and Youngest Son for allowing me to sleep-in this morning. Well, when I say “sleep-in” I mean that I did get up at my usual time to take my medications and let the dogs go outside for “walkies.” But, while they went to yard sales I was allowed to crawl back into bed and sleep away a lot of the stresses from this past week. I don’t usually do that, but today it was imperative that I do so. Plus, weird dreams when I’m stressed-out happen and if only I could have filmed it. I would have made a great B-movie (or even worse).