March 3, 2008

Monday Update

What a busy weekend.

Friday I stayed home instead of going into work because my youngest had been up in the middle of the night with "growing pains". I don't know what else to call them. Like my brothers, both of my boys suffer from this strange affliction. Whenever they go through a growth spurt, they have to deal with their legs or ankles aching. This time the pain woke my 7-year-old from a sound sleep around two in the morning. We used a heating pad, Icy-Hot treatment, and some Motrin. The little guy still complained. To say I was tired when the alarm clock went off at 5:30 AM would be an understatement.

And if you don't know, I don't do very well with broken sleep. Being overly tired for me usually equates to nausea and shakiness. It's weird, but true.

So I stayed home. Thank God for sick days.

After catching up on my sleep I managed to get the laundry going and sat down to start writing the paper for my AFA class on the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Can I just say this is one of the worst topics I've had in years? I would have much rather have picked a more interesting organization or person or event. Never in a million years would have I selected this.

Saturday we were up bright and early for basketball. Then I had a few people come over to scrapbook before we all headed over a surprise birthday party for a friend of ours. I didn't get to sleep until a little after 2 AM.

Sunday we celebrated my oldest boy's 10th birthday with my husband's family. This required the baking of two pies. After everyone left, I tried catching up on my sleep. You might think this two hour nap made it impossible for me to sleep last night, but you'd be wrong. Thanks to this lovely cold I've caught, I took some Benedryl before bedtime. Once I stopped sniffling and clearing my throat every five seconds I fell deep asleep.

So, if you missed it, I didn't have any time to spend on the WIP this weekend. So no progress there. Since I need to use my lunch hour and possibly the two hours after work to get ready for class tonight, I probably won't be writing today either.