Let me catch you up: Thursday and Friday nights I had terrible allergy attacks at night and, therefore, slept terribly. Yesterday, we still ventured to the St. Paddy’s Day festival in Lewisville but I was in a foul mood. Some of Roger’s behaviors that I may have overlooked on more rested days, I got quite upset about yesterday. So, last night I decided to take Zyrtec-D since it is always a go-to when my sinuses get really bad. However, it’s been a few months and I forgot that horrible side effect it has on me.
I fell asleep around 11 and woke up wide awake at 12:25. I tried for over 3 hours to fall back asleep, even taking melatonin. My last attempt at sleep was counting backwards from 1,000 (which is in a sleep meditation I sometimes listen to). When I could easily count backwards and not get tired, actually be more awake, I realized it was time to get up.
I got up and started working at 3:45 am. I usually only have an hour – 90 minutes of work to do on Sundays. I was worried Roger would wake up and not fall back asleep, but I could not be a prisoner to the bed anymore. Of course, Roger woke a few minutes past 4 calling for me. I told him to either lay in bed and I’d put on the light or lay on the couch outside of the office. He chose the latter but never fell back asleep.
We came downstairs after I was done with work at 5 am. I cleaned up the kitchen some, got the animals’ water dishes refilled, filled up the dishwasher, and sat with Roger while I drank two cups of coffee. Then I started a wash and decided to start riding my bike and blog.
We still plan on going to the Fort Worth Zoo today. I actually think my exhaustion will hit later today or, most likely, in time for work on Monday morning!