Monday, November 12, 2007

Tired Old Lady

How is it that I am pooped just from traveling to MD see my family this weekend? My dad's wife got sick, unfortunately, so he couldn't make it, and it was just me and my sister, bro-in-law, niece and nephew hanging out. Mostly I made the young'uns happy by watching their favourite videos with them, so it wasn't like we were out running marathons. So why do I feel like it should be Saturday on Monday?

Also, am I a terrible aunt because my nephew seems to have a meltdown every time I visit? I think our family is just genetically predisposed to wanting our usual, secure, homebody routines. Here I am exhausted just from being away for a couple days, and every time I visit my nephew seems to be thrown off track and act out, and then his father gets cranky, and then my sister gets quiet. (My niece does just fine, as long as she's not the one getting in trouble.) I had a really nice time with them most of the time - because, let's face it, my sibs are fun and my niece and nephew are adorable - but I think we all need to figure out a way to be less routine-bound. I guess it's not surprising that no Nators have been world explorers or astronauts, yet.

I wouldn't put it past niece Nator, in the future, though. She's a firecracker.

Anyway, I'm knackered, and I have school work to do, and today is my first job interview in, oh, say... nine years? EEEEEK! I need to figure out a way to wake up and put on a charming, positive exterior without slipping into some disturbing rictus of a false smile. Wish me luck!


Heather said...

Ooooh - hoping the interview went very well and sending retroactive WoooOOOOOooooonNs your way on the job prospect.

In other news, I also am a tired, old lady apparently, as I discovered by attempting to do some shopping at the area outlet mall (ie a place where one must walk, outdoors, from store to store). Not that the walking or the out-of-doors bit got me in and of themselves; it was having the kiddo (no school today) with me, without kiddo-containing devices such as a wagon or stroller, and without a second adult for back-up. I'm positively exhausted and was in my jammies within five minutes of arriving home. PATHETIC!

(And yes, my 36th birthday is coming up in just over a month, why do you ask? Speak up, dearie, my hearing aid ain't on.......) :P

FirstNations said...

kids suck the energy out of you. it's an osmosis thing. spent a few hours with the goonybird yesterday and thats me done for. slept 11 hours last night! gaaaaaah.

Qenny said...

Loved the picture to illustrate the point! I was hooting at that one.

claire said...

Kids - they'll kill you. No really.

Take a few months off from them and you'll be all rested up.

Good luck on the interview - or if it's already passed - good job! Knew you could do it! :)