Are you supposed to fall asleep in the process?

For Christmas, Mom and I joined the bandwagon and bought each other coloring books.

She thought they were neat, and this kind of thing is right up my alley. Sometimes lettering crafts is actually a form of stress release for me -- when I'm not stressed out trying to get 20+ items in one week in between craft show.

It has seemed odd to take two days off work to have a four day weekend last week with Christmas. Other than Thanksgiving (when I actually had a three day craft show) I just haven't had a span of more than one day off since last Christmas.

After taking another 4 day weekend this week, I'm going to be so confused not know what day of the week it is.

Add to the day job, I have been working on crafty product for months and months. I've actually been able to take a break from that too. It's been so odd to not be working on the latest project. I've needed the break though. Even just on a mental level.

I know that coloring is supposed to relax you, but I have a question. Are you supposed to fall asleep while doing it? Maybe it's just the sleep deprivation too, but it's a wonder I don't have huge stray marks all over the place because I started nodding off while coloring.

One of my new year's resolutions really needs to be going to bed earlier. No staying up to color!