I actually did go to bed very soon after that. I woke up three hours later because my ear hurt, but I did go to bed relatively early, for me.
Mom and I were talking about going to Longwood Gardens, if she felt up to it. If she does, I'll deal with my earache later in the week, after Christmas.
I ended up seeing Dr. P. in the morning. He said the way my right ear looked was "not bad," and then said that it was "not actively bleeding." I didn't think that was a ringing endorsement for "not bad." He prescribed some antibiotic drops for me to use. I crashed for a while when I got home.
In the early afternoon, Mom and I went out. I got gasoline, and we found some good stuff at the grocery store.