Sunday, June 29, 2008

It's All Over But the Napping

Well, my work is done.

After spending 30 hours of the last 48 creating, working, and then tearing down the magic known as my older son's Dry After Grad Extravanganza, it's all over (except for the Committee's post-mortem meeting, which I'm sure will provide a plethora of posts all on its own...).

A fun, alcohol-free time was had by all (although there were times I could have used a nice mimosa or 5), as 200 students were, in essence, incarcerated in their school from 1 - 5 AM.

They were then released back into the wild where they can once again wreak their own personal brand of havoc.

(Nah- they really are a lovely bunch of students - I see them and don't despair quite as much for my future in a retirement facility...).

What all this means is that after some more judicious napping today, I'll be able to get back to tackling some more of the fabulous suggestions I have received in my (e) mail bag .


Until then, With Affection and Discreet Yawning,
The Baroness von B


David said...

So at 5am was there a huge "release" into the street party?
You must be exhausted.

Tracey_iPost said...

Wow! That's all I gotta say...oh, and get some shut eye!

Lisa said...

Sounds fun but exhausting. So, now are they all going on their senior trip? I picture the release into the wild to be somewhat of a stampede. .... babs

Mental P Mama said...

Good for you Baroness! And congrats to all the worthy Grads. Now go get some rest.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

Wow! Congrats to you! You made it! Someone needs to throw YOU a party! Enjoy that nap, hon. You've earned it.

Anonymous said...

It's hoped that you're rested soon and able to thrill us with the details. Congratulations to you dear Baroness, for pulling of such an event!

The Queen said...

My Dear Baroness.

I love naps...The best ones are when my cabana boy fans me ever so gently...Humm, I wonder where he is. Oh yes, I am dreaming again. :)

The Queen

Writeprocrastinator said...

Happy Canada Day and that's a beautiful thing when the kids that are most susceptible to alcohol-related mayhem and even worse, get an alternative that it will save lives.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Count David: I guess it wasn't so much a mass exodus as a exhausted slinking out of the doors. Poor babies were run ragged - their dinner /dance was earlier (from 6-midnight), and then they came back to the school from 1 - 5 am.

Countess Tracey: You had better believe I've been getting shuteye whenever I can!! Last night I went to bed at 8 pm - am feeling so much more revived today.

Countess Babs: What senior trip? Like Timothy Leary trip? Babe, it was a DRY grad. As for releasing the hatchlings back into the wild, it was less of a stampede and more like a releasing of a bucket of snails...

Countess MPM: Thanks for the well-wishing!

Countess NATUI: Praise the lord and pass the mustard. It. Is. Over. Now I can rest for 2 years and do it all over again.


Countess AG: Although the Baroness in me would love to take full credit, I must admit that I was but a small cog in a huge machine that made the evening so successful.

Your Majesty: Yes, napping. In or out of doors, cabana boy or no - it's one of my favorite activities.

Count WP: While I realize that there is a certain amount of hypocrisy in the event (what's to stop them from getting loaded the next night?), I guess for me it was more of a gift to send them off from HS to the great big world; and at least clean and sober on my watch (for one night). They really are such a great group of kids.

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