Blessed with a Knack for Napping
I love naps. Always have. And I’m good at them. From a very young age, I’ve just always seemed to have the ability to nod off when and where an opportunity arose. When I was in college, this innate talent was especially useful — no, not for dozing off in the back of a large lecture hall, though there were times it was certainly tempting to do so. Rather, on the many occasions where I stayed up late cramming for an exam, it was great to be able to “catch up” on my lost sleep with a quick nap between or after classes.
Unfortunately, as naturally gifted as I am at falling asleep, I am less proficient in the re-awakening process. While some folks are apparently able to wake up from a nap refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the day, I tend to be ready to call it a day — and go back to sleep. Indeed, I am the personification of why the snooze button was invented.
In my desire to stretch each nap for as long as I possibly can, I am apparently a kindred spirit with our columnist Michele Weldon who, in her Last Word piece on page 80, explains why she has sworn off taking naps altogether. She prefers her sleep in large doses, so for her, naps are simply not worth taking. While I completely understand her viewpoint, for me, the bliss of dozing off for even a few minutes is more than worth the hardship of having to awaken prematurely. I’ll admit, however, that as I’ve gotten older, the temptation to keep pushing that snooze button only seems to be getting stronger.
In West Suburban Living’s ongoing quest to provide you with useful information, this issue once again contains a list of Top Attorneys in the western suburbs as recommended by their peers in surveys administered by Leading Lawyers of Chicago. Though there are certainly many good attorneys that are not on the list for any of a variety of reasons, it is hoped that for those in need of legal assistance, the list might serve as a helpful starting point or supplemental source of information. I recall several years ago receiving a call from a reader who used the Top Attorneys list to find a lawyer to help his condo association work through some legal issues. Things had worked out well and he was appreciative.
Please note, however, if you do refer to the list for guidance in any way, be sure to use all due diligence to determine the right attorney for your specific needs.
With the warmer weather, anxious anticipation of the true arrival of spring is beginning to build. On page 11, our Around the Towns feature checks in on year two of Cantigny’s Project New Leaf renovation plan and what it will mean for the park’s beautiful outdoor gardens. And for those looking to get their home and/or yard in shape, check out our Remodeling Done Right (page 52) and Classic Landscape Design (page 58) features for some helpful tips.
As always, we hope you enjoy this issue and thanks for being a reader!Edit Module