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It Just Ain’t What It Used To Be

Man, have I ever been paying for my Bunco night.  I haven’t stayed up till 3AM in years.  And as fun as it was, I just can’t be doing that again anytime soon.

I woke up on Saturday with what I thought was a bad allergy.  As the day wore on, I felt like a Giant Walking Nose.  I decided it was a nasty cold.  I snapped at my son, then at my baby daughter, and then at my husband.  I’m not talking about a curt word.  I’m talking, SNAPPED.  LOST IT. 

My mom finally told me to go to bed.  So I did.  At 8PM Saturday night.

When I woke up Sunday, I felt like I might be on the road to recovery.  And the cold/allergy thing?  Poof.  Gone.  Whassup with that?

Another early bedtime and I woke up this morning refreshed and ready to be a mom.  A good mom, that is.  Not the witchy mom that I was on Saturday.

I promised Husband never to stay out past midnight again.  At least not until 2008.

It’s funny.  With a newborn baby, I got used to running on an empty gas tank.  I sort of prided myself on being able to function on very little sleep.  I guess your body adjusts if you make a habit of it.  But on Friday night, my poor body didn’t know what hit it.

This morning I feel great.  I’m up early and ready to go walking.  I think I’m fully recovered.  It’s supposed to be 82 degrees today.  Am I the only person who is actually enjoying this?  The record was set in 1920.  It was 83 degrees.  I hope we beat it!

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8 thoughts on “It Just Ain’t What It Used To Be

  1. Ha! This one makes me laugh. I pulled a really late night on Thursday and paid for it all weekend. No time to catch up on sleep, and I was pretty slow-moving around here!

  2. Glad you recovered within a few days! We’re in the throws of Newborndom here at our house, so I can really relate with the “losing it” episodes!

  3. I cannot stay up that late anymore even on New Years. Yeah, I’m a real dud at late night parties. The whole Cinderella midnight thing going on in my world.

  4. I know what you mean. I was up unitl 4AM Saturday night/Sunday morning and paid for it all day Sunday. Glad you’re rested now.

  5. You used to have all those great nursing hormones – now, nothing! 🙂

    You’re doing better than me – I can’t even physically stay up that late anymore, and I used to do it all the time for school projects that I had put off to the last minute.

  6. I feel your pain. We have an annual New Years party, and I seriously discussed wording the invite this year to say “Feel free to stay as long as you like, but the hostess must be in bed by 11…” Glad to hear you are recovered…

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