Sunday, March 7, 2010

up all night

I am so very tired. So, so, so very tired and run down. It has nothing to do with adoption, but my weekend activities.

On Friday night I hosted our third annual Read-a-Thon for second and third graders at my school. They read and collect money for three weeks and then we have a celebration where they get to spend the night at school and play games, party it up and watch a movie. It's fun. For them.

I am tired. I don't stay awake all night very often. Well, ever.

Normally I get a couple hours of sleep, but this year our party caught the attention of the local fire marshal and he paid me a visit on Thursday. Evidently, when you sleep in a place that isn't designed for you to sleep, you must have permission from the fire marshal. He told me that according to law, two people must stay awake the entire night.

Okay. Right.

So instead of laying down around 1 am like I normally do, the other moms and I stayed up talking til about 3 am. Then they went and lie down, while I did email and read some of my book, listened to people snore, and kept myself awake all night. Fun.

Of course, it might not have been so bad if I wasn't already sick. I have been fighting off a cold all week and was home sick one day. I knew I had to suck it up and get through it, but man, when I drove home I was feeling bone tired. I ate breakfast and climbed into bed. I slept for about 5 hours and then got back up. The husband made dinner and I managed to watch a couple of episodes of Bones on DVD then took some nighttime cold medicine and crawled back into bed. Slept until 10 this morning, and stayed home from church. I am all stuffed up and full of snot. Ugh.

I'm going to take a nap.


Alison said...

Ugh, you're a trooper. Too bad the fire marshall caught on. What others don't know won't hurt us, right?
Hopefully you'll catch up on your rest tonight and will be ready for a new week.
When is spring break?

Take it easy!

Frizzy and Bird said...

Sounds like a great program! I hope you feel better soon.

Maria in Lewis Land said...

Hmmm. That sounds like a Mommy Boot Camp to me! Maybe that all-nighter is God's little way of preparing you for what is to come. I'm full of hope! Feel better, Sissy.

Sew said...

I can't even believe you would sign up for something like that!!! hahahahah :) Sleep tight!

JellyBelly said...

I hope that you got some rest today!!

KT said...

Being in architecture, I have run across some odd requests from teh fire marshall, but not one like that!