For as long as I can remember, I have always, always had a hard time falling asleep. I am incredibly jealous of people who seem to be able to fall asleep in 2.5 seconds, because it usually takes me several hours. (Of course, once I actually do fall asleep, good luck attempting to get me out of bed. It takes nothing less than a full-on drumline combined at once with a volcanic eruption to wake me. Seriously.) Since I have been put on Lisinopril for my heart, it has only made matters worse. One of the side effects is insomnia. Gee thanks. I really needed that. This insomnia is like nothing I've experienced before. It used to be that I would like awake in bed tired and wishing I could fall asleep. Nowadays, I just get a huge burst of energy at night and am too wired to sleep. I've tried taking it first thing in the morning to wear me out, doesn't seem to work.
It is now 2:41am in Germany. So far tonight I've managed to:
*Find 6 more Golden Bananas in Angry Birds Rio.
*Complete the Jungle levels in Angry Birds Rio.
*Ogle Le Creuset on the Bed, Bath, and Beyond website for a solid 20 minutes. Swoon.
*Wash the dishes that were in the sink.
*Sweep the kitchen floor.
*Mop the kitchen floor.
*Run outside to the car to get a shelf we bought at Ikea this morning.
*Rewash the dishes.
*Attempt to assemble said shelf.
*Kick things in frustration.
*Take my blood pressure after Ikeagate.
145/100 with a heart rate of 99.
Yea, those heart meds are r-e-a-l-l-y working.
*Order an Easter gift for my niece.
*Update my wedding to-do list.
*Have a glass of water.
*Write this blog post.
Things I have yet to accomplish:
The best thing that came out of this Lisinopril prescription was its brother- the Ambien prescription. I think one's calling my name now. It would be rude not to answer it.