Happy Birthday To Me

Hey, I’m almost thirty-five years old. Wow. Anyway, to the posting.

 

For some time now, I have been unable to sleep without a lot of effort. This has proved exhausting to my life and my schedule. So exhausting that, paradoxically, I have frequently gone days without adequate sleep. I’m not sure what has been causing this but I am hoping it will go away soon. My pdoc prescribed 50mg of diphenhydramine for this issue and…it didn’t work. There I was, in bed all night long, staring at the backs of my eyelids, wishing for some kind of intervention that would give me a good night’s rest.

 

I wasn’t worried about anything.

I wasn’t agitated.

I wasn’t upset.

I just couldn’t sleep for some reason.

 

My sleep issues had gotten to the point where they’d affected my writing abilities, my knitting and crocheting abilities, my physical health, my coordination and fine motor skills in cooking. Imagine being sleep deprived while trying to work with a sharp knife, a heated stovetop, or a boiling hot pot of water? Yeah, my lack of sleep was a detriment to myself and others after a while.

 

The one thing I could still do was screw up my vision to focus, barely. So, I read books: both eBooks and Treebooks in my possession until my brain didn’t want to take in more information. Once the overload was completed, I took my meds, went to bed and…after two and a half hours, fell asleep for two blocks of sleep totaling eight hours and forty seven minutes. Yay.

 

As of right now, I’m still more than a bit shaky but, as you can see, I am writing again. Hopefully, with more sleep and time to recover, I can work on those stories and crafting projects of mine. 

 

Speaking of books and media. I think it’s time for another cull. I’m taking out the books with dated information, gleaning what I can from them before sending them for recycling if possible. The movies, I’m going to view them once more (the unwanted) before donating them to charity or selling them. After all, I do have a challenge on Goodreads to read at least fifty books before the end of the year. This seems like a good way to do it.

 

On the Aerogarden front, the Aerogarden of Serendipity continues to amaze me.

 

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This is representative of thirty three days of growth. I have cut all visible plants back several times and they just keep on growing like they’re Kudzu or something. The Genovese Basil is particularly scary…I mean amazing as I cut it back to nothing more than a few leaf tips less than ten days prior and it grew back in record time. It is now overtaking the “Thai” Basil, pushing aside the Mint and shading the Cilantro. I had to raise the Light hood a bit to accommodate it.

 

I did have to get replacements for two pods. The Chives, well, to be honest Chive, died on me. The Cilantro never sprouted. So, I am now waiting for these replacements to grow. I hope they do. My room normally smells pretty good but, right now, it smells extra lovely. It’s very fragrant and smells of Basil, Mint, and Dill.

 

Due to my lack of coordination, I haven’t done much in the way of crocheting. I hope to change that in the next few days as my strength returns.

 

Thank you for reading. Have a great evening.

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9 thoughts on “Happy Birthday To Me

  1. It always amazes me how much you can get from a single Genovese basil. Mint will take over by sending out runners in a regular garden, Basil will take over by quintupling it’s growth every time you cut it back.

    Basil, mint, and dill… your room must smell like heaven.

    That inability to sleep reminds me of when I went through a period of severe mania. I remember crying because I was exhausted and I couldn’t sleep.

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    • My last herb garden had Mint growing out of the underside of the pod. It kept “walking” out of the hole. I had zombie mint. I was extra careful about the placement of the sprouts this time.

      The basil, despite being cut back, is growing yet again. I’ve posted the before and after pictures. It’s already recovering from the devastating cuts I did to it. 0_o

      That’s actually my biggest worry. That this whole sleepless thing is actually the Bipolar Disorder rearing its ugly head after all these years. :-/

      Thanks for the birthday wishes!

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  2. Your birthday?? I didn’t know your birthday is/was now 😕 Happy birthday ❗ 😀

    Back in the days when I couldn’t sleep, I was able by making myself tired playing guitar all night. 😐 But now sadly, sort of… having a job that demand long hours makes me so tired that I can’t even keep my eyes open when I’m home. :/

    Why not go back to the old workout schedule you were doing before? Maybe that will do the trick. 🙂

    https://xantedeschia.wordpress.com/category/fitness-goals/

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