Thursday, August 20, 2009

Empty Square

On Saturday night, Ruby went to stay at grandma's house and Steve and I went out to the Kings of Leon concert. I had been super excited about going to this concert for months. Steve and I even got tickets to his company's suite at the venue.

I had a couple of drinks before the concert and then a few (apparently quite a few) during. But I had my last drink at about 9:30pm and I was in bed by midnight.

You guys? I am JUST starting to feel normal again today. Seriously.

I am not the Cocktail Queen that I once was.

Not sure if it is because I am out of the cocktailing circuit and am therefore out of practice? Or if it was because I was up at 5am the next morning and unable to get back to sleep because that's when Ruby sometimes wakes me up? Or if it was because I did not have the luxury of lounging on the couch, eating greasy food, napping and watching TV the next day and instead I had to drive 45 minutes to pick up my daughter who does not care if mommy has a hangover, she still needs food and diaper changes and a bath and playtime.

Probably a combo of all of it together.

And in the days following, throw in a diaper rash, constipation, teething and food boycotting (that shit is brutal all together!!!)? A trip into the city with cranky baby to get a haircut (which I hate)? A mom/baby meetup at my house (5 babies, 5 mommies) to which I had to provide refreshments and snacks (not to mention a semi-clean house)? A resurgence of hot weather? AND a family BBQ??? All while feeling tired and worn out and cranky and depressed and frustrated, and never quite feeling like I got enough sleep the night before.

And it's only Thursday morning.

But today I feel an ever so slight improvement in my mood and in my general well being. And today there is a big empty square on the calendar with NOTHING written in it. I think that little blank space is the most beautiful thing I have seen in a long time and I am going to take full advantage of it and do as little as possible.

It should NEVER take 5 days to recover from any night when I was in bed by midnight. That's just wrong.


noswimmers said...

That's one HELL of a hangover! Damn... I've found just getting older makes it suck more. Keep practicing your drinking, you're bound to improve, LOL. ;)

Julia said...

Sure makes me NOT miss drinking. Although a night out would be nice.

Aurelia said...

It is the drinking and yes, everything else put together.

Next time, if you drink and stay out late, pace yourself, water, vitamins...

About the food avoidance? Teething and constipation will do that absolutely. Even days before and later, because she can't tell you what's going on. But it gets better, really it does.

Emily said...

Shoot, really? Dammit, I thought you and I were going to go on a Pub Crawl soon. HAHA! Not going to happen. Sorry about your monster hangover.

Sarah @ said...

I've never been a drinker myself, but a good friend of mine was. I was always the designated driver, which worked out just fine for me. Oh, the stories I could tell lol. After she had kids, I remember going to her house and she literally had one beer on her counter. And that beer was covered in dust.

I told her it was like I didn't know her anymore =P

It's amazing how things change as we get older and our lifestyle is no longer what it once was, huh?

Sarah @ said...

Also, I'm glad that you're feeling a little better and I hope by the time you read these comments that you're 100%!!