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!

16 comments:

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

    RT
    http://www.untwistedvortex.com/

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  2. 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?

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

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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. :)

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

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  8. 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,
    mo

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  9. Rest as you need it. I understand the feeling all too well...no worries about blog visiting. Glad you enjoyed the day with family and friends. That's the most important part.

    http://www.shawnsbidness.com/blog
    Brain Foggles

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

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  11. 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.

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

    ;-)

    sleeep well dear friend.

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  13. 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! :)

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  14. I hope you got some rest.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas, Linda!

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  15. your post is nice to read thanks for the post.

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