I am seriously wiped. Hubby and I are going through the final stages of packing- today is a last-minute book-and-clothing shopping trip after work (we both need new windbreakers and slacks). I plan to spend a lot of time napping, doing puzzles, reading, and napping on the cruise. I want to RELAX. Hopefully, my health will let me.
The last few days I have been dreaming especially vividly and waking up exhausted. A little online research confirmed that one of the side effects of my newest medication is nightmares.
I said “Well, it hasn’t been that bad- I’ll take it at lunch instead of dinner”.
I spoke too soon.
Last night I had a wake-up-in-a-sweat-almost-crying nightmare. I can only think of half a dozen actual nightmares I’ve had in my whole life, so it was a shocker. I’m still unsettled and exhausted, and moving the meds to breakfast. It will take a few days to adjust but hopefully things will settle down while on the cruise. I will be really happy when the dream fades- it was pretty vivid. I am not sharing because I like you people and want you to come back.
In other news, I reached my goal of clearing off my desk before going away. Yay! Four piles of papers have been reduced to a very small, neat stack of things-to-do-when-I-get-back and travel documents that will go with us on Friday. I am very, very proud of myself. My shredder, however, is probably on its last legs at this point. It has served me faithfully since I purchased it in early 2005 to help reduce my paperwork before moving to Florida. I don’t have the heart to let it know that there are nine years of pay stubs of hubby’s that still need to be disposed of. I fear that will be the end.
Travel to and from the airport is arranged, as well as two separate sets of eyes to collect mail and take care of the kitties while we’re gone. Now I just need my allergies to settle down and to figure out why my hands have suddenly started cracking and peeling- I suspect it is delayed gardening callouses, but I am being extra-kind to my hands for a few days.