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!