Saturday, November 10, 2007


Yup. He's perfect. Big cuddly boy who coos, smiles and snuggles. His parents are terrific - comforting and calm. Nothing seems to phase them. We had a great day yesterday which I will more fully recount next week.

But really, at this moment, 5:17 AM, I am grouchy bordering on catatonic. And I have the entire day ahead of me. This is how the evening and night went.

Yesterday at 4:42 PM - walk into the restaurant.
5:00 PM - the kids look like they are going to pass out
5:12 PM - the pizza arrives. Little lady inhales two slices while one guy complains the cheese tastes yucky and just eats the crust and sauce. The other guy eats nothing.
5:45 PM - we're back in the hotel room and start doing the dance to keep little lady awake
6:45 PM - we give up and little lady is sound asleep
8:00 PM - boys are sound asleep; I follow suit soon after
10:30 PM - people are playing football in the hallway outside our room. I kid you not. I hear plays being called, running, bodies slamming into each other and walls, and laughter. I think of killing someone.
3:00 AM - one of our guys is wide awake. He lays next to me, chatting up a storm and showing me all the ways his wiggly tooth moves in his mouth.
3:30 AM - little lady is awake and coughing the lovely cough that sounds like a seal is barking in our room. I try to get her to hang out with me in the bathroom while a hot shower is running. After two minutes she bolts.
4:00 AM - little man falls back asleep. Little lady complains she is hungry. I sit (alright, lay down) on the floor with her while she eats left over pizza.
4:10 AM - little lady goes back to bed.
5:00 AM - after a Herculean effort in which she tried to go back to sleep with not one complaint, not one loud noise I offer to take her out for a walk in the hotel.
5:07 AM - we find the hotel "business center" so little lady gets to play on the PBS web site. I write this post.

Oh. My. Goodness. I've got an entire day to get through. I think I will be breaking my only-one-caffeine-beverage-per-day rule. I'll need more than that to get through today.

Maybe something like 34 quadruple shot lattes...


painted maypole said...

ha ha. i tried to cut back on caffiene while sick and rehearsing for the opera. I couldn't do it. And yes, yes, I know it's bad for your voice, but so is falling asleep at the wheel and waking up screaming and falling into the lake.

Jenn said...

just dont eat mac & cheese.

you'll fall asleep instantly.

Flower Child said...

you need an IV drip. maybe some uppers. got any medical friends out there. no-doz? diet pills? I'm running through my pharmaceutical rolodex...

Jenn in Holland said...

Pour that coffee baby! Oh, my, what a night...

Okay, my word verification is acetbix which makes me think "aceetabix" which would be like weetabix cereal with an acidic twist? How odd am I?
Can you tell I didn't really sleep well either?

Goofball said...

good luck!

Fourier Analyst said...

I just admire you doing all this and keeping true to NaPoBloMo!! And you wrote a whole blog instead of playing Jenn's one-word game!! Hang in there and have a safe trip back home!!

Heather said...

Gah. Hope tonight is better for you!

Nap Warden said...

Oh my goodness! I am tired just reading this...good luck today!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Can you sleep on the plane? You're probably already oon your way back. I hope you can get to bed EARLY tonight.

Huge hugs.