The Christmas season is almost over and I am absolutely exhausted.
There were a few days in this past week that I allowed myself to sleep in very late, so I thought that I would make it through just fine, but with four worship services in a week's time and countless gatherings and people... I was completely and utterly spent by yesterday noon.
We were driving up to my in-laws after morning worship, and it was all I could do to keep my eyes open. We had an AMAZING dinner and I got through the present giving/receiving just fine, but after that, all I wanted to do was sleep. It was as if all of the energy I had been giving out all week long had run out. All I wanted was a quiet room, maybe a movie, and a pillow.
We got home about 7, and I curled up on the couch and watched "Mamma Mia" not once, but twice.
While many people do not believe this about myself, I am an introvert. It takes an extrodinary amount of energy for me to be around people, especially if I have to be "on." It doesn't matter if they are my best friends or complete strangers... it still takes more energy out of me than it gives, and if I am correct, that is one huge definition of introverted. The nice thing about my in-laws is that I can simply sit there and be. And I think that's why everything finally ran out.