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coffee or nap?

 
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To make more coffee or have a nap?

To be awake or not to be awake.  That is the question that plagues me this time of day.  
 
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Coffee!
 
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Alden Banniettis wrote:Coffee!



decision made.

Thank you.
 
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Sorry, I was napping when you were soliciting recommendations. Mine would not have been coffee.
 
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hmmm

coffee isn't working.

nap or go outside and visit the chickens?
 
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I get quit sleepy a lot of times during the day. My solution is to go outside and walk around.  I would look at chicken if I had them.  

Go outside and visit with the chickens!
 
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look out chickens.  here I come

I wonder if there are enough eggs to make some scones? I suddenly want scones
 
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Now that you've had your coffee a nap might not be possible?
After 12 noon I stop caffeine but I've rarely been able to fall asleep for a nap.  The best I can do is put my feet up and read or just kind of meditate on the dogs barking in the neighborhood who seem to know exactly when I lean back in my chair and shut my eyes.  

Mellow chicken voices sound nice also...I miss ours.
 
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coffee can either make me tired or alert.  

When I was quite young and just starting to get insomnia, one doctor recommended having half a cup of strong coffee in the evening to help me sleep.  It works surprisingly well.  Except occasionally it doesn't.  
 
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r ranson wrote:To make more coffee or have a nap?......



Are these necessarily mutually exclusive??....Why not both?  

My sure-fire protocol for inducing a nap is to drink a cup of coffee and then sit down with something that I absolutely **MUST** read.

--BOOM-- .....out like a light within 15 - 20 min., never for very long, but out nonetheless.
 
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Gah! Thanks for the reminder! I knew I'd forgotten something, today. Chickens, here I come! Eggs are always a good thing!!
 
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r ranson wrote:  

When I was quite young and just starting to get insomnia, one doctor recommended having half a cup of strong coffee in the evening to help me sleep.  It works surprisingly well.  


Wow, I hadn't heard of anyone but me doing that. I don't any more, but when I was in high school, I'd drink a cup of black tea to put myself to sleep.
 
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I have a comfortable chair for chicken watching. I nap there frequently.
 
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Probably there are different people with different needs.
I tried the nap a few times. But every time after the nap I did not feel really 'awake'. For me a cup of strong espresso works better. I take all my needed sleep during the night.
 
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Nap first .... then coffee!
 
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A large helping of Kahlua and Baileys Irish Cream will make the nap almost inevitable!
 
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Since I don't do the coffee thing, I would have to try the nap thing. I'm usually not to good with naps either, but I lay down to do my back stretches and started snoring. I think it's going to be an early night as I'm feeling chilly and blah!

Too dark to go see the chickens. They're smarter than humans and will already be perched and will be annoyed if I disturb them.
 
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r ranson wrote:look out chickens.  here I come

I wonder if there are enough eggs to make some scones? I suddenly want scones



I say scones then a nap....lots of scones
 
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Definitely a nap day - don't even bother getting out of bed day - it started with episodes of heavy rain which kept waking me, and now it's wet snow.
R Ranson's farm tends to follow close to the weather here, and Nicole Alderman tends to get our weather a day later or so, so she may want to plan a quiet day for tomorrow!
This is *much* worse than was forecast!!!
 
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Do both! Fire up the coffee maker and brew while you nap! Coffee will be ready when you wake up! It's a win-win-situation...
 
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Definitely both!
 
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r ranson wrote:hmmm

coffee isn't working.

nap or go outside and visit the chickens?


I recommend both. I discovered the benefits of a "coffee nap" years ago. Try a half mug of coffee followed by a nap before the caffeine takes effect. Mind you, I'm an easy napper, unlike folks like my wife.
 
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For me Coffee seems to work best, in the morning after a good nights sleep. So maybe if the time is not right a nap is the better choice. Why fight nature?
 
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Nap is way better
 
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