Wednesday, December 26, 2007

T'was The Day After Christmas

I am - to put it simply - quite exhausted but wanted to write a post before I hauled my very tired self off to bed in the hopes of catching up on at least a little bit of sleep so I don't feel like I'm falling asleep at the dispatch console again tomorrow like I was all day today. When I got to work at 7:00 I felt like I needed a nap and despite three cups of coffee, I felt the same way when I left at 3:00!

I hope that everyone had a terrific Christmas yesterday doing the things you like best with the people you like best. Amanda, Jamie, and I had a very full day that began for me at 7:30 in the morning after foolishly staying up until 2:00 a.m. on Christmas Eve playing Rock Band with first Amanda and then Jamie. Amanda wanted to show me her "awesome" drumming skills before having me take a turn on the drums (it went a little better than the first time but I still haven't gotten the "bang of it" as Carrie likes to say!) while she played guitar and then Jamie wanted to play the drums while I played guitar for awhile. Even though I knew I had to get up early and had a lot to do in the morning, I couldn't resist and stayed up way longer than I should have. That was after an exhausting 16-hour day at work when all I wanted to do was get home and go to bed, too. Apparently, I will never learn!

After dragging myself out of bed way too early I finished making the Tiramisu and wrapping a few gifts before the girls and I went up to my Mom's for a little while. After exchanging presents and spending some time visiting we then came back to Norwich, picked up the Tiramisu, and went to Jason & Amy's for a delicious ham dinner that Amy had prepared to celebrate the first Christmas in their new house. Even though I really wanted nothing more than to come home and take a nap at that point, instead we came home, picked up the cheesecake I had made and a few last presents, and then went to my Aunt Eleanor's for the annual Christmas night family get-together. As tired as I was I wasn't sure how long we were going to stay but we ended up visiting until 9:00. It was nice to see my cousins and aunts and uncles that I hadn't seen since last Christmas and the food was really good, too.

Once we got home I immediately went upstairs to go to bed even though Jamie was hoping I'd play a bit of Rock Band with her. Common sense prevailed though as I could barely keep my eyes open and was not looking forward to getting up at 5:45 to go to work. Normally it takes me a while to fall asleep but I think last night my head barely hit the pillow before I was sound asleep and the glare I gave the alarm clock this morning was probably nothing short of homicidal!

Speaking of alarm clocks and having to get up in the morning way too early, I am calling it a night so that I can attempt to catch up on some of the sleep I've been missing all week (though I guess you never really catch up, do you?). Once I get through work tomorrow I hope to get back to making my blog rounds though I'm sure I won't get anymore caught up there than I shall get caught up with my sleep as things were looking a bit intimidating in my Google Reader when I took a quick peek at it earlier!

For my English blog-friends, I hope you had a wonderful Boxing Day and for everyone else, I hope you aren't as tired as I am! And if you are - go take a nap or something!


  1. Tired? I've been tired since Christmas eve and it isn't going to get any better before New Year's Day!


  2. Anonymous12:47 AM EST

    rest up, my dear!

  3. no matter how tired we are...the lure of spending the time with our children is too great! It's great to be tired for that reason isn't it?

  4. Anonymous9:38 AM EST

    Sounds like you had a great Christmas, even if you ended up exhausted. That kind of tired usually feels pretty good.

  5. Ah, but what a great time together at Christmas, and that is the most important thing now. You will catch up on your sleep...As Lee said, this is that 'rewarding' kind of tired.

  6. Exhaustion is always a result of a happy and great Christmas so it sounds like yours was a humdinger! As for your Rock Band skills...remember..."practice makes perfect." Now...happy napping.

  7. I'm pooped too Linda. Maybe part of that let down feeling? I don't know, but I rested all day yesterday and I'm still tired today. Take care. :)

  8. Yes, I had a wonderful Boxing Day. With it, I was able to recover from the exhausting day before.

  9. Glad to know all is well.
    And glad you're getting some quality video game time in with the girls. Have I said how cool of a mom you are?

    ps: it's your turn on Scrabulous!

    love ya,

  10. Rest as you need it. I understand the feeling all too worries about blog visiting. Glad you enjoyed the day with family and friends. That's the most important part.
    Brain Foggles

  11. Sounds like you had a very full holiday! Get some rest!

  12. I just spent 7 whole minutes trying to fingure out why the damn comment box wouldn't pop up only to find out that it was open BEHIND the blog. Crazy...

    So, hi! I hope you're less tired than yesterday. But my guess is: No.

  13.'re supposed to sleep during Christmas week??? When are you supposed to fit THAT in????


    sleeep well dear friend.

  14. You must have been exhausted! Anyway hopefully by now you will have caught up on some much deserved sleep - just in time to celebrate the NEW YEAR! :)

  15. I hope you got some rest.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas, Linda!

  16. Anonymous3:00 PM EST

    your post is nice to read thanks for the post.


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