My eyeballs feel like they've been polished with 80-grit sandpaper and the coffee's not even touching the level of exhaustion I am presently experiencing. We hosted a sleepover party for Bennie's 9th birthday here at the Plantation. First, there was pizza . . .
Then there was cupcake decorating . . .
Some dancing . . .
Piggy-back rides (?) . . .
And then there was this . . .
Yes, a black out. This period of darkness lasted from 7:30pm until 4:00am. Oddly, it was also the same amount of time that ALL the children in the house stayed awake. As soon as the lights clicked on, it was long past the hour they should have been turned off. Dirk got gas for the generator so the TV and DVD would at least work ~ that stood us a good three hours of fun with R.L. Stine's latest, The Haunting Hour, followed by a variety of other Goose Bumps favorites.
This morning: Nail polish and Belgian waffles ala mode . . . I'm ready for a nap now.