Sunday, December 25, 2005


The gifts have been opened, the tree admired, the stockings emptied, the roast devoured.

The youngest is lying facedown on the sofa in the den, dead asleep, one hand clutching a last candy cane. The oldest is lying on the floor, playing with his Legos, groggy.

I may not move until next Wednesday. I blame the gravy.

1. Used up; consumed.
2. Having come to an end; passed.
3. Depleted of energy, force, or strength; exhausted.
"spent." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 25 Dec. 2005.