Thursday, August 30, 2007

Sluggish Start

Today, we got off to a bit of a rough start. Beef bought me a mix of Solitaire games for his Xbox 360 last night, and I was intent on trying out several of the impossible-to-beat card games. But, I didn't realize how late it was and ended up staying up until midnight. I usually like to be in be around 11 pm or so.

Needless to say, I was a little peeved that Scamp woke up bright in early before 7 am when her foot got caught in the slats of her crib. Beef brought her down into the bed with us, but she wouldn't be having any more sleep. "Bite, bites," and "watch show" she kept saying as we tried to convince her to give us a few more precious minutes of sleep. I'm a grump in the mornings anyway but with less sleep than I would like (my preference being 9 hours:), I'm an evil scowling bear. Beef would testify to that.

He finally stationed Scamp in the living room watching PBS with a toasted waffle while we slept a few more minutes. I sluggishly heaved my aching bones out of bed around 8 am -- doesn't sound too bad does it -- but I felt like I had been run over by a truck. Scamp didn't even want the waffle. "Bite, bites" is her ploy to get us up!

I managed to dress Scamp and myself and throw on a little make-up before heading out the door to the library. This is my new (I don't know about Scamp) favorite trek. She always gets restless even though we pick her books and a movie out first. Then, I have to pacify her with a sheet of stickers while I hurriedly look for a book of my own.

After that excursion, we made it to the children's consignment shop by 10:30 am. I found the cutest striped winter outfit by Gap for Scamp and a pair of black dress shoes all for under ten bucks. I was exhausted by the time we got home. You would think going two places with a toddler wouldn't be that tiring but always having to be on high alert really takes the wind out of your sails.

I don't typically thank Beef for working at home, but I did today. I was so grateful that he fed her lunch so I could scramble me up a bite to eat before putting her to bed for a nap. She went right out about 12:30 pm. I should be out right now, too. But, I love you guys too much not to post today.

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VAIL said...

That was sooooo sweet of you to post instead of napping! Hope you got to bed early Thursday night!

Sonya said...

I can't believe you get 9 hours of sleep! I would love to be able to sleep that long! I can't sleep more than 5 1/2 hours at a time. If I make it to 6 hours, I'm excited! Hope you are feeling a little more rested now! Those games will do that to ya! We've spent many late nights toying with new games!