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Sunday, April 14, 2013

I Used to Be...








Yes, the party was fun. Yes, we stayed far later than we should. And yes, today I'm paying for it.

Back in the day I could stay out til the wee hours, bounce out of bed at 6 a.m., and still get enough work done to make a body builder weep. But right now I feel like I'm recovering from a bad case of the flu. I'm pretty sure my single Lime-a-Rita isn't to blame.

As though looking in the mirror isn't enough, staying out late is just another reminder of how everything has changed. I dragged myself from bed this morning to let Indy and visiting dog, Brady out. They were chipper as always.

Hi! Let's go outside! Let's have breakfast! Let's play!

Seriously, everyone, don't you get it? I'm exhausted. My back is sore. My eyes are sticky. My stomach is gurgling in protest. I just want to stay in bed...please?

If you have critters, I'm pretty sure you know the answer to that question.

As you may have surmised, I am no longer horizontal. Outside it's warm and sunny. The birds are tweeting merrily to each other without use of any internet connection. I am determined to move out of this chair and join the land of the living. Can I do it? Should I do it? Will I do it?

Well, maybe a little later...

Geez, I'm sure not as young as I used to be.

11 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Been there , seen that, done that. What you need is a hammock and you can go and commune with nature and have a snooze at the same time. Have a serene Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

I am glad not to be the only one who feels like that if I have a night out! I can barely drink a couple of glasses of wine these days.
Lynne x

GOOSE said...

You can do it! When MOM feels this way and I am sure it is nothing to serious I can always convince her that she will be much better if she gets up and heads outside to play with me. But she says she knows how you feel.
Blessings,
Goose

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

BaaaaaWaaaaah our Mom says fur you to just Wait... until you are as old as SHE is.

Ryker said...

My late night party days are over. I'm in bed by nine if I have to work the next day. A few drinks work, just till a little tipsy, then have to quit or pay the price! And only if I don't work the next day.
I with Goose, a good walk with the dog always seems to help!

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Sounds like a sleep in is what you need!

Linda O'Connell said...

My hubby and I laugh that years ago, we used to be going OUT at 9:00 pm now we're coming home and going to bed. I feel your pain.

Donna Volkenannt said...

I know exactly how you feel.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

I don't know why the peeps wake up alarm never goes off on the weekend. It's up to us dogs to make sure they get up first thing in the morning

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Oh, I feel for you. Hope you're feeling better! I can't party like I used to either. *sigh* Although you know what? The day after was never much fun. Maybe we're just smarter now. :)

Cozy in Texas said...

I seem to go to bed when everyone else is getting ready to go out. A bit different from my teenage years.
Ann