The reason for my exhaustion

The reason for my exhaustion

I am exhausted.  Totally.  Maybe it was staying up to midnight and beyond every night when my usual bedtime is 9:30.  But when you get to spend a week with your daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters having an X-Men marathon, binging on Red Vines, popcorn, ice cream with Hershey’s chocolate syrup, and salt and vinegar chips, eating take-out every night, and shopping ’til you drop, exhaustion seems a small price to pay. Before I returned home yesterday, my husband reminded me that I can’t act like a college kid at home because he’s an old man and needs his sleep. He need not have worried. I’m an old woman and I need my sleep, too. But it sure was fun!

About Coming East

I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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36 Responses to Exhaustion

  1. tuesday2 says:

    My daughters live 2 hours away and 4 hours away; I miss them! What makes me happy is knowing they are living the life I raised them to find.

    By the way, do you and your daughter Facetime? I just discovered this technology and it’s a lot less expensive than airfare!

  2. Robin says:

    Sounds like a great time! My father keeps reminding me that there will be plenty of time to sleep when I’m dead. I figure since he’s older than me, he probably knows what he’s talking about. He puts me to shame sometimes. lol!

  3. Amy says:

    Are you son and Daughter in law are okay in Boston?

    • Coming East says:

      Yes, Amy. Thanks for asking. They are just sad for their city, as we all are. We had just left Boston Monday morning, and our youngest son called us about thirty minutes after it happened when we were on the road driving home.

  4. Lenore Diane says:

    One is never too old or too young to enjoy a good time. Well done!

  5. Amy says:

    What a great time you had, Susan! George’s reminder cracked me UP 😀

  6. OK – reading your summary of our week together makes me giggle. We really did act like a bunch of college kids, didn’t we?? I’d forgotten how much fun that could be – sometimes we all need a break from responsibility. Miss you.

  7. how absolutely wonderful! so glad you had a marathon visit and that each moment was filled with precious joy for you. get some rest, great post! DAF

  8. winsomebella says:

    Sounds like lots of fun but I feel exhausted just reading about it! Good thing I had my children when I was pretty young because I would have run out of steam.

  9. pattisj says:

    I’m glad you stayed up past bedtime and had a blast! We can pull off acting young for a short while, but it tends to catch up with us! Get rested up! We’ve got places to go…

  10. arlene says:

    O wow, I just love reading your blog.

  11. dorannrule says:

    Sounds like a really happy visit with lots of good memories til next time. I always feel the most exhausted the day after- the day after, and then slowly recuperate. 🙂 P.S. Your family is beautiful.

  12. Huffygirl says:

    What a lovely family Susan. You are very lucky to have them, and I know you already know that.

  13. Lucky you! I’m so glad you had a wonderful time taking advantage of every MINUTE. How wonderful. I saw your daughter’s blog on this new blogs you should visit thingy on the right of my reader!
    Just can’t see daughter #1 as often as I would like being in CA. Daughter #2 thankfully is in the state. Rick and I are driving back up to Dallas this weekend to catch grandson having passed his 7 mo. b’day. Just can’t get enough. Can you believe I got an e-mail to attend a meeting on Friday morning, my usual day off? We’ll get there after dinner instead of early afternoon.

    • Coming East says:

      You should be left alone on your day off, Georgette! Glad you have child in the same state, though Texas is quite large. Why do children have to grow on us so much?

  14. Sounds like perfection!

  15. adeladurkee says:

    Just remember, stroke and exhaustion are correlated. A good thing for old men and women to remember! Rest up, please. I want to keep reading what you write.

    • Coming East says:

      Haha, Adela. I just took an hour walk and I feel great. And my blood pressure is always so low, I don’t think I’m in danger of a stroke. Thanks for caring!

  16. Al says:

    These all sound like the symptoms of a great time to me. Glad you had a good visit. It was hard reading about all the goodies…..I remember when.

  17. Glad you had the chance to spoil yourself and your family. The exhaustion is there to remind you of what a great time you had!

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