I still can't believe I went for around 28 full hours without sleeping.
There was the party at Rosella's last night, our 4:30am simbang gabi duty this morning AND the regular 9am mass duty this morning too!
Talk about lagare.
G and I left the party in Southwoods at around 1:00am, I got home at 1:30, set my alarm clock for 2:10 and promptly squeezed in some much needed snooze time.
By the time the alarm went off, I had to drag my protesting body to the bathroom, remove my makeup in order to reapply it, got dressed and was off to play soccer mom to the new choir kids by picking them up from their houses.
After the mass (buti na lang one-man show si Fr.Jeff or else I would have probably dozed off na), we all went to Tami's place for breakfast and for a quick rest. I once again set my phone's alarm, this time to 8am, before laying claim to Tami's bed (while Randy took the couch and Tami curled up on the beanbag).
Soon enough, the next challenge was waking up the now-snoozing choir peeps (the kids took over Missy's bedroom) and herding them all back to church.
We had the quickest dispersal post mass today with everyone raring to go home and just plop onto their beds. Sleep is the bomb.
There's another 4:30am mass tomorrow and then the 9am Christmas mass on the 25th.
Buti na lang this madness only happens once a year. I don't think my old bones can take more of this :p
But these are the things that you look back on years and years from now with fond recollection. The kind of things that cement your relationship with people who inevitably become your life-long friends.
So in spite of the ultimate sacrifice of foregoing sleep (at least for me it's a sacrifice) in order to sing at a ridiculously early time, I'll probably do it again and again.
It's usually after our simbang gabi stints when I start feeling Christmas-y. This year is a little disappointing though because it's not as cold as the previous years.
So ayun, bukas na naman. But at least this time, we won't have the regular 9am Sunday mass schedule to contend with. Thank God for small graces :)