What Am I Doing?!

So this week I wanted to wean myself off Benadryl.

Tuesday I took Loratadine. A non-drowsy anti-histamine.

I tossed and turned until 1am where I resorted to turning on the lights to write in my journal.

I fell asleep with the light on sometime around 2am.

I woke up tired, to say the least.

Last night, I took Benadryl when I came home from church before 9pm. I have to time it just right. I don’t want to take it too soon and the drowsiness wear off but don’t want to take it too late, knock-out, and not be able to wake up the next morning.

I learned the hard way in college, LOL.

So I was prepping for my phone interview until 10pm. I went to bed I woke up around midnight because my stomach was hungry.

Mind you I say stomach because in my mind I don’t get hungry at night. I try not to eat after 7pm unless its Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

My stomach was also feeling a little cold. Weird, I know but I’m random like that. You should know! 🙂

I tossed and turned until 12:30. I couldn’t take it, I’ve been so good the past month I got up and went to the kitchen. I settled for rice milk with Life cereal. Still being good. My mom was on the phone at that time in the living room so I asked her to massage my back as I ate my cereal.

Done with the cereal. I am still hungry and yes, my stomach is still cold. Smart move right with the cereal?

So, I did it.

I went for the rice and the left-over spam from last night.

I settled back onto the couch with my mom massaging my back. (I think she was on the phone with my family in the Philippines, if you’re wondering what in the world is she doing on the phone at 12:30 am?!)

There was a pillow readily available for my head to rest on. Somehow I fell asleep with my mom massaging me and awakened to her telling me to go to my bed. It was 2:30 am.

I laid on my bed unable to sleep. I went to the bathroom when I came back I found a spider in the corner of my room on the wall. I ran to the closet for the Electrolux vacuum (mind you this vacuum has 3 pieces, we’ve had this vacuum since before I was born, I think my mom says before she met my dad, maybe, I don’t know…)

I was not joking about the 3 pieces. So, I gather the vacuum, set it up and proceed to exterminate the spider. Now, I’m all grossed out and can’t sleep in my room until it has been thoroughly vacuumed. Can’t vacuum my room at 3am because my sister would throw a fit about waking her up.

I gallivant to the living room where I set up shop.

Sometime around 3:30 am I fell asleep.

Oh my life these days.

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5 thoughts on “What Am I Doing?!

    • Life cereal has become my new best friend-I use it as my munching snack 😉

      I’ve been sleeping well now, on the couch though. Now, to meander back to my bed and bedroom!

  1. Um, yuk on the spider and the lack of sleep. Oh gee, you poor thing. I hate not being able to fall asleep, that is why I started taking Melatonin at night. I don’t ever lay there. Once I lay down, I am out. No side effects and it does not make you drowsy. Making myself LAY down is another problem. LOL.

    • I’m going to have to look into that. I take benadryl because it the itchiness/irritation from my allergies down.

      Lately, I’ve just been laying down around midnight because that’s usually when I fall asleep anyway…

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