Naps – especially Sunday afternoon naps – are very precious to me. On Sunday when we were in Lincoln, Lloyd had to go to school for a while before choir. I went to the school library and arranged seven padded chairs to make a remarkably comfortable bed. (Any students who might be reading this – no, I didn’t. Stop reading this and get back to whatever you’re supposed to be doing.) I had a blanket from the car (for emergency napping), and was rather cozy, except for a pillow.
I’ve been to Scheel’s sporting supply and have seen these cool roll-up pillows filled with scrap foam that roll up into a little bag/pocket. “I could make that,” I thought.
Ummm, not really. Yes, I had foam. Yes, I had fabric. (Remember those napkins that I made? Turns out the fabric is slightly less absorbent than plastic wrap.) Chop, chop, sew sew. Re-chop. Sew. Dang. I started with foam pieces about as big as marshmallows, but they were too lumpy. I cut them into mini-marshmallow sizes, but didn’t have enough to fill it really full. I could have cut more, but I was already bored with it. The five-minute project turned into a twenty-minute project, and I was done by minute eighteen.
Bonus: When I rolled it into the handy pocket (that goes the wrong way), Lloyd said, “Oh. I see that it’s the same size either way.”
Whatever. I’m set for a nap at any moment.