Another night of tossing and turning and very little sleep. What’s the deal? Tonight’s plan: buy and use over the counter sleep aid, take long, hot soak before bed, set thermostat at a cool 68 degrees, turn mattress, hit the sack at 9:00 p.m. I’m so tired and don’t know why I’m not sleeping well. If tonight’s plan doesn’t work, I’ll try another plan for Thursday: take any prescription meds in the house that are labeled “may cause drowsiness”, get drunk, go to hotel room, sleep naked on 800 thread count sheets, have sex from 6:00 to 9:00, find partner who can last through sex from 6:00 to 9:00. Not sure DH is up (pun intended) to it.
10:00 a.m. - I am BORED OUT OF MY MIND. These poor kids needed about 30 minutes to finish their ILPs today and we have to stay in here for 2 hours and 15 minutes because that’s what they need for the 11th and 12th graders so they can finish their testing. Half the kids are comatose and the other half are playing games on their laptops. I’m just going to sit here and play See No Evil, Hear No Evil. How can we expect them to sit in this hot, stuffy room for more than two hours with nothing to do? Some of them are actually working on their ILPs. (Those that were absent yesterday) so we have to sit quietly. Not a good thing for them and not a good thing for me.
5:15 - Okay, putting my plan into action. I stopped by the pharmacy and bought an over the counter sleep aid and some Tylenol PM. Don’t know if all the tossing and turning is making my back hurt or if my back bothering me is causing the tossing and turning. DH is going to flip the mattress and I’m going to try the Tylenol PM tonight. DH didn’t give me any trouble about flipping and turning the mattress because he really wants me to get a good night’s sleep. I think the pressure of the Thursday night plan may be getting to him. I already had dinner, a veggie burger from Subway, but I’m a little short of calories for the day. I’ll see how it goes. I may wind up eating the other half this evening instead of saving it for lunch tomorrow but I’m full at the moment. I was going to workout but DH got a tad bit upset because he thinks it’s contributing to the backache. Isn’t it pitiful that I have to work so hard just to get some sleep?
In answer to your question, Joy…Yes, I’m under a lot of stress at work but I don’t think it’s any more than usual.