I’ve learned that if I don’t get the sleep I need, my body takes the sleep I need–most frequently when I’m behind the wheel.
As a result, I’ve learned to listen to the warning signs telling m it’s time to pull over for a nap.
I take quite a few of those naps since I’m now commuting three days a week–and more often than not have an added weekend trip too.
This week, I’m thankful for…
…cell phone alarms I can set for 20 minutes
…a seat that reclines almost horizontal
…a little pillow that hangs out in my trunk (except when it hangs out in my back seat
…a warm blanket that eases the unexpected Thursday night chill
…a convenient commute for pull-off parking
There’s a little town about every 10-15 minutes along my usual commute from Columbus to Grand Island and back. Which means I’m usually close enough to make it to one of them. Once inside town, I can pull off on any number of parking lots (or even just along a side street) for my nap.
Of course, I’m also VERY thankful that I have a cozy bed with pillows and blankets (even an electric one-useful for when Anna needs AC upstairs but it makes it too cold for me downstairs :-P).
Sleep. It’s good.
I’m thankful God has given me the grace to sleep off the road rather than on it–thankful that I and the many other drivers on Highway 30 are alive (and unharmed).
2 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday: Sleeping Stuff”
I get very sleepy when I drive, too. I’m glad you have a safe solution!
YOW! I am glad that you are smart enough to pull over and take naps. That is scary dangerous. Sleep. It IS good! I hope you get a chance to catch up on some very soon! (Of course, by the time I’ve read this post – maybe you have. But I kinda don’t thin so. ;)