Last week, you may remember my "Not Me! Monday" post (you know, when I was not up at 2am eating hot fudge straight from the jar and having an allergy attack because I had run out of Claritin). Well, the very next day I went and bought some more - this time I opted for the 24 hour Claritin D tablets. You know...the ones that they keep behind the counter in the pharmacy and you have to sign for them. I never understood why they did that. Until now.
Day one: I was feeling a little extra chipper and perky and thought "my this Claritin is fantastic for my allergy symptoms!"
Day three: I noticed that my eyes felt a little weird, and I was a little light headed. My approach...ignore it and it will go away. I know that approach usually doesn't work in most situations but I continue to use it now and again because you never know.
Day five: In addition to the previous symptoms, I noticed that I was kind of jittery and antsy, and I was having trouble sleeping. Of course this was from all the stress that has been going on in my life as of late. Either that or I was finally going crazy. For real this time.
Day seven: I woke up at 2am and could NOT go back to sleep! I was WIRED! This was Sunday morning and by the time my alarm went off at 6am I felt like running laps around the block. That's when it dawned on me...the reason they treat Claritin D like a controlled substance is because it seriously is speed. Wow.
So last night I did not take it, and well...I crashed! For 9 1/2 hours! I prolly would have slept longer except I was awakened by - I'm not sure exactly what. It was either the intense itching of my entire face and all associated orifices, or by Hope's shrill little voice yelling at her brothers. Both of which make me want to gouge out my own eyes. (I love that girl, but when she is mad her voice could cut diamonds.) It's all good now tho, I took some of Vince's Zyrtec this morning and so far so good!
Aside from that, we had a great Memorial Day weekend! We went to the movies on Saturday, church on Sunday, and today my mom and her fiance' came over and we grilled burgers and dogs and made smores around the fire on our deck. Other than that, we all just hung out at home. There were various people's kids in and out of our house all weekend, which was fun for the kids and also fun for us. I love to watch them having a good time, and we'd much rather they have their good times here than elsewhere.
Vince and I have our own kind of fun too...such as