Sunday, October 23, 2005

What Part of "RELAX" Do I Just Not Understand?

So here it is Sunday evening and I still have not relaxed. I had the best of intentions and then they just went out the window.

Saturday night was my cousin's bachelor party in NJ (for the groom from the wedding I am in next week in Virginia). Hub was going to it and I was going to have an early dinner with my mom and sister and then be in bed by 11. All the guys met at my house and then headed out for the evening, starting at Dave & Busters. Me, my sister, my mom, and Princess went to the mall and to dinner. It ended up a later night for the girls than we planned, because I had to look for jewelry for the wedding, and mom needed pants and a cool shirt for the wedding rehearsal evening, so we wandered the mall a bit. By the time we left, it was about 9pm (waaaay past Princess' bedtime) and Princess had hit the wall. She was a lunatic at Macy's, just running around and being crazy. So we get home and are getting her ready for bed when she falls flat on her face, splitting her lip open and spewing blood all about the hallway and herself. We all stayed pretty calm but the blood was not stopping. Then my insane, lunatic dog starts flipping out, running and jumping and barking for no apparent reason. It just added more chaos to an already chaotic situation.

Finally the bleeding stops, the maniacal dog stops, Princess goes to bed, and sis and mom leave. I look at the clock and its about 10:15-ish. I changed into my pj's and read some blogs, and at 11pm I decided to head into my room to lie in bed an watch tv. I was getting ready when the phone rings and its Hub. Apparently some of the guys left the bachelor party early and one of them was the one that drove them, so they had to leave where they were and do something else. Would I mind if they came and hung out at the house? Hm, let's see, do I say NO, I need sleep so go to a strip club please? Or do I say, I cannot resist a good fun time so yes please, come here? What do you think? But I tell Hub that I am actually ready for bed and I probably am going to go to sleep before they get home. He says, oh, but C (the groom) really seems like he wants to hang with you, but if you want to go to bed I guess that's ok. Bah. I had already taken my Tylenol PM's by this point. But I love C like a bro so I put on some lip gloss and had a few beers to catch up with them before they get to the house.

Long story a little shorter, I didn't go to bed till 7am. That's right, SEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING. There were many many beers, many funny stories, many good times had by all. And, as usual, my cousin C and I spent the last hour or so have a deep conversation about life and family and all that good stuff. And even though I am now more tired than ever AND I am getting a cold, probably due to the lack of rest, it was worth it because I love my cousin so much and I am flattered that he wanted to come hang out with me and that he confides his deep feelings with me. I am a sucker for that stuff. And, well, for the beer too.

36 comments:

deputyswife said...

I miss those all night fun fests... I think I am living vicariously through you and Patsy. With three kids five and under, if I pulled an all nighter, I would be toast!

Keep yourself healthy for the wedding!

Patsy Darling said...

I so missed all the fun, I had to get drunk with diddy. :(

Last Girl On Earth said...

Isn't it great how you can ignore the effects of a sleeping pill when you there is a party in your living room! Sounds like it was a blast. MUCH better than going to sleep!

Last Girl On Earth

Last Girl On Earth said...

Oops, didn't mean to say "when you there is a party in your living room!"

When there is a party in your living room... Wow, that's MUCH better. I think it's time for ME to go to bed!

HighMaintenanceHussy said...

When I have those occasional insane evenings, I'm always shocked that I used to do that routinely ten years ago. It makes me feel about 80.

Glad you had a good time...you deserve it!

-xtessa- said...

you're right. the first part was kinda hectic there... but everything turned out great anyways, yes? nothing like great conversation with someone you love.;)

Master Foley said...

ah beer the lubricant of philosophy


Master Foley
http://masterfoley.com

Kathleen said...

I can't even remember the last time I stayed up until morning - oh wait, last year in Vegas...okay, I can't remember the last time I stayed up all night in a normal city!

I hope you got some sleep Sunday night!

Neil said...

How lucky to have extended family members that you actually like!

Night Flier said...

Dang, sorry I missed the party! Sounds fun even if you did get NO sleep!

You get Jovi tix girl?

Scully said...

I'm glad you had fun and I'm sorry to hear about Princess. I hope her lip is okay.

Okay, I'm going to play mom here. Tylenol PM's and alcohol are not a good mix. I know you know that.

But I'm still glad you had fun but sorry to hear you didn't get any rest and relaxation this weekend. And you know you're not going to get it next weekend.

But at least we set our clocks back one hour next Saturday night. That might help for the Sunday.

Claire said...

Despite the lack of sleep sounds like a great evening, the one's where you're up all night usually are though!

Here from Michele's today!

Bridget Unnel said...

Damn - you make me feel old for going to bed at 11:00 Saturday night!!

Toryssa said...

I thought I was being pretty badass being up at 2 last night. All though it felt FAR less badass when I was puking this morning!

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

we usually pull an allnighter once a summer, stay up all night just to see the sunrise, and then we're tired for days later. sounds like it was well worth it, hope you managed to get some rest before you get too sick.

Mitey Mite said...

Sounds like a great time was had by all. I always say, I'll sleep when I'm dead, and hope that lack of the former doesn't make the latter come sooner. (Why do I sound like a bad riddle? -- now I need a drink!)

T said...

7AM? I'm thinking that the makers of Tylenol PM owe you a cash refund of some sort honey!!!

trine said...

you need to slow down and look after yourself True!!

though it does sound like you're haivng a ball...

trine
(a doll's house)

Miss_Vicki said...

Damn I can't stay up all night like that anymore... I'm such an old fart ;op

I do love a few beers though, always time for that!! ;)

InterstellarLass said...

Dang! All those beers and Tylenol PMs and you still didn't go to sleep until 7 am!?!? Jeez. You are the Party Queen. I bow to you.

mrsmogul said...

I haven;t been to bed at 7am in years!! It's a great feeling eh? :) You started thinking your dreaming when actually you are awake.

truly27 said...

Sounds like a great nite minus the no sleep. Hope the little one is doing good.

Keep up the good work, I visit often.

Danielle said...

Seriously, I can't believe you stayed up and had beers on Tylenol PM. That's hard-core...

Evey said...

Tylenol PM AND beer...now thats dedication. lol

Glad you had fun, but not glad you didn't get the rest you had hoped for:)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Ouch! That's one way to spend the night.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Ouch! That's one way to spend the night.

Mary said...

Aww, hugs for the little girl's lip. Luckily those kinds of ouchies heal pretty quickly.

I have a cousin like that, too. LOL at your Tylenol PM and beer combo. You are a party animal. ;)

Peanutt said...

Sometime that is the best way to party! A few Tylenol PMs, a few beers. I hope you slept till 7 PM that day!!!

Bumbling Bav said...

Wow... 7am I am impressed!

some girl said...

Woah, Tylenol PM and beer? I would have been comatose. ;)

I'm with Kathleen above, the ONLY place I can stay up all night is Vegas. There, I can stay up for DAYS, baby!

Glad you had an awesome time.

Curator said...

I hear you. Taking an allergy pill to force myself to sleep (so I think) doesnt always work because I too end up fighting it off.

Take it easy and have a nice weekend TJG!

TGIF.

mcgibfried said...

so i'm not the only one scanning the blogs in my pj's...
good to know.

LisaBinDaCity said...

Wow, never a dull moment in your home! I'm glad everyone is well :-)

Get some sleep will ya?!

Michael Manning said...

But then you can't get the bedroom dark enough,so you have to "pull an Elvis" and scotch tape aluminum foil to your windows, right? Just kidding! Sounds FUN!

Dawn said...

I think I am going to do the Tylenol PM thing tonight but I think I will save the beer for another night ;)

Camy Leon said...

Today is Halloween, so I know for sure you aren't relaxing. I hope you and your family had fun. But, now it's time to relax for real.