I really thought I'd be able to change it last night and get to sleep at least by 11:00 because I was tired, but all for naught. So I woke up at 8:45 this morning. The only thing I can think to do is work really hard today so I'm tired tonight. But I still think I'll be hurting at 6:00am tomorrow; my body just does not want to be awake when it's still dark outside.
I think we (my kids and I) will end this vacation as it started, cleaning the house. The Christmas stuff is put away, the lights are down, the treats are distributed or eaten, and the parties are over. We need to vacuum, clean bathrooms and floors again and pick up the debris of living in the house every day.
I realized the other day that during the month of December we never eat dinner at the kitchen table. It's usually filled with almond roca makings, then completed almond roca, then packed almond roca. After the almond roca is distributed it's filled with treats from friends or Christmas gifts in various stages of design. Now it's filled with mail I haven't gone through the whole holiday, shopping bags filled with stuff we bought with gift cards we received, and stuff I unpacked when I put the Christmas decorations away.
My husband went back to work today, so maybe I'll surprise him and clear off the table and cook a normal meal to eat at the table. Now if I can only remember what I cook for dinner during normal weekdays.
Whoa now, I don't want to go too crazy. Getting back in sync with reality is kind of like jet lag... I just need to take it slow and give myself time to adjust.
Only three more days until the weekend.