Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

What does one do on Mother's Day? Well if you have a Relay For Life the same weekend, it's probably not the same as how most Mom's do Mother's Day.

First of all you are functioning in a daze from the lack of sleep for several nights in a row... Thursday night your mind is full of stuff you have to do before you go to Relay, all the reports you need to take with you, all the other stuff too...
Cameras, as many as you can, with the time and date set the same on all of them to make editing easier.
Changes of layers of clothing since you never know what the weather will be.
Bedding, although I haven't used any bedding for several years and am not really sure why I even bother packing it, LOL!
And just about the time you finally fall asleep, something else pops in your head and you are wide awake again.

It's amazing you can even function Friday because of all the sleep you didn't get, but somehow you make it to the event and all of a sudden you are energized and raring to go. And you manage to stay awake through it all, and most of the time don't even realize you should be sleeping.. until you sit down.

I learned the hard way, don't sit... it slows you down, and reminds your body that it should be sleeping. Keep moving, keep active and you won't miss the few hours of sleep you are missing... yet.

Saturday morning after closing ceremonies you are so full of joy and excitement, it's almost hard to wind down. But eventually your body gets the best of you, and you climb into bed and sleep like a baby. (You sleep so much you don't even hear Fed Ex banging at your door with your new lap top)

Eventually another part of your body demands to be taken care of, and you have to get up and eat. (Bet you thought I was going to say something else, didn't you?) So you get up and eat, and walk around in a fog until the lack of sleep catches up with you again and you find your way to the covers.

Then you wake up for Mother's Day, your body recovered but with lots to do.
Well I've done all I need to do for now. And I've talked to one of my son's, who is taking his special lady out for her birthday, which makes me happy. He's learned that she is his family now, and taking care of her should be his #1 priority. And my other son and his special lady will be taking us out to dinner later. What could be a more perfect way to spend Mother's Day... darn if I know!

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