Monday, December 22, 2008

What time did you go to bed?

That was the question I'd been waiting for all morning. My cleverly devised response? "well, umm...I sort of didn't"...
See, we got home from the boat parade last night and I started working on more projects, trying to get everything done. Somewhere in all of the painting and gluing and slicing and stringing, the clock struck 2:30...AM...and I was still awake. At that point I had a short mental dialogue in which I calculated how much I had left to finish, how much sleep I would get if I even bothered to go to bed, ultimately resulting in a mental "well, forget that, I may as well stay up at this point". So I happily continuted to work on my art projects to the background of Friends Season 9 (the bf bought me the complete series for Christmas!). Paused for a quick shower around 4:30 to refresh my energy and get a head start on the day.
And after all of that...I'm STILL not done with all my projects. But I will be, trust me, I will be. I'm nearing completion of the advent calendars, I'm SOOOO excited about these. I'll post pictures of the completed projects after I finish them (meaning you'll get those photos after Christmas) The bf and I are stopping by his paternal grandparents' house after work to deliver a fruit basket for them and to wish them a Merry Christmas. Afterwards it's home to finish projects, wrap presents and pack to head home tomorrow. I can't wait to get home!

....I also can't wait to crawl into bed tonight...hopefully before midnight, that would be nice...


10 comments:

Gramma Ann said...

I think when you're young it easier to pull all nighters. I sometimes pull all nighters, and don't even want them. All I want is to go to sleep. It's called insomnia! Hee,hee.

Enjoy the visit with your family and friends.

Kellan said...

I've been this same way the past two nights - up until 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. - so wound up and so much to do, just can't go to sleep! I'm very tired now, though. Hope you get your projects done and have a wonderful Christmas! Kellan

Sarah Katie said...

Weirdly enough I have actually been sleeping through the night for the last two nights, and I have been getting to bed before 10. Of course that doesn't mean I fell asleep then. I usually read for about a half hour and then go to sleep. I'm happy to be sleeping again though.

ConverseMomma said...

Make sure you get enough sleep there, darling. Don't want to burn out before the holiday even begins.
Love and peace!

April said...

No sleep!?!? Crazy girl!! Get some rest tonight! LOL

Preston said...

When I was younger I could stay up later without any impact. (or maybe I just handled the impact better than I do now) Anyway, I'm 48 and if I am not in bed by 11:00, I have a very hard time getting up at 6:15am.

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!

Cheryl said...

Here I sit at 4:00am to excited to sleep. I get the all nighters!! I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your time with your beautiful family (and bf). Sending love, joy and blessings to you. You, my friend, are a blessing to me.

XXXXXX

Jaina said...

Gramma Ann-Haha, I love sleep. It's good to know I can still pull off an all-nighter if I have to. :)

Kellan-I hope you got some rest and had a very Merry Christmas :)

Sarah Katie-Yay for sleep! I hope you keep getting good sleep, it's important. :)

ConverseMomma-I did, I finally caught up. :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas...your card is coming soon!! (they're all slightly late...)

April-Haha, I did...at like 2:30. But the bf drove to my parents and I was able to go unconscious in the passenger seat. It was a quick trip for me since I was oblivious to most of it.

Preston-I'm starting to learn how that goes. 10 is usually a good final bedtime for me if have to be up before 8 in the morning. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year. Thanks so much for stopping by! (and sorry for the delayed response)

Cheryl-Your friendship is a blessing to me as well. I hope you got some sleep and had a very Merry Christmas :)

simplynotso said...

I cannot go without sleep, it gets very ugly!!

Jaina said...

Simply Not So-I'm usually right there with you...it tends to be hit and miss how well it goes. Generally, if I don't get enough sleep I am not a fun person to be around. Maybe this one went well since it was for a good cause?