Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How to spend the night...


I'm sitting here with a tall glass of cold milk and a cigarette. It is in the middle of the night, but I've already slept for a long time, because I went to bed early yesterday evening. Today is my day off. I can spend it as I wish, within reason, as long as I walk Tyke and do some of my chores. 

It's the kind of day that I look forward to. I do very much like leisurely days in which nothing important is on the schedule and no one is coming to visit me. That doesn't mean that I'm anti-social, because I also appreciate the days when someone does. I do like to keep these days finely balanced. A little bit of everything is perfect. 

The milk tastes great and is perking me right up. I had a cup of coffee, but for a change I wasn't in the mood for another cup. That's highly unusual. The milk is agreeing better with me than the coffee did and is waking up my brain. It must be the coldness of it. It's almost as good as having a cold dessert. In my case that would have to be something like an ice cream sundae with whipped cream on top. I haven't had one of those in ages, but I do have the memory of one.

The Exfactor was here yesterday to do the groceries and I had him buy me three cartons of low fat yogurt. I'm all done eating vanilla pudding and I was in the mood for something completely different. I do like the slightly sour taste of plain yogurt. For lack of space in the bike bags, I didn't have him buy me any buttermilk, although I was in the mood for that too. Maybe I'll have him get me that the next time.  It's something I have been craving.

I saw my psychiatrist yesterday and we agreed to not reduce my sleep medication right now because I had not been sleeping well. Sleeping well is so important and it is really detrimental to my well being if I don't. I don't function as well during the day if I haven't had a good night's sleep. That includes the hours that I sleep in the early morning after I go back to bed. I am reducing the anti-depressives some more and started that yesterday, but I'm not the least bit concerned about that. That will be fine. 

I also saw my SPN and we are now going to see each other once every two weeks, because it's not really necessary to see each other more often. We don't have that much to discuss. We will reduce the visits more as we go along.

I think that now I will go back to bed and sleep some more. It's not morning yet and I have some hours left before it will be. I'm yawning and more than ready to go back to sleep. 

I hope you'll all have a good day. 

Ciao,
Nora

9 comments:

Bernie said...

Sleep well my friend, it is nice to hear you are reducing your medications and doing so well. You are right you absolutely need your rest, the body heals when it is sleeping.
Have you tried frozen yogurt? It is really good especially the mango.
We cannot buy Valerian Root over the counter at drug stores but we can purchase it in health food stores and it is $48.00 for 12 vials.....I find that expensive don't you. I didn't buy any just checked on it as I told you I would.
Have a great day when you wake up,
......:-)Hugs

Bev said...

I like plain yogurt too. It is very versatile. We have it along with salad on Mexican tortilla wraps. With the leftovers we then sweeten and use for dessert!

Gail said...

Glad every thing is running smoothly.

Twain12 said...

my Mom liked buttermilk too, i can't do it , but then again i'm not a normal German...i don't like cheese, beer, whine and i'm not crazy about sauerkraut and bratwurst either LOL

Maggie May said...

I love low fat yoghurts and have one every day.

Did you get back to sleep for a bit?

Its nice & sunny here. Not enough for deck chairs though! LOL!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Nora said...

Bev, do you like Greek yogurt? I really wanted that, but the containers are so flimsy for the trip home in the bike bags.

XOX

Bev said...

The greek yogurt is delicious! I had some greek yogurt and honey icecreams on holiday and they were heaven!

Nora said...

I thought you might like that, Bev. I like the texture and taste of it. So creamy and smooth. I would love some as an ice cream.

Wisewebwoman said...

Another yogurt fan here but no one can top the Irish yogurts I get when I go back home, they are the best, I think they are unpasteurized or something.
Enjoy your day 'off' I am having one too, the weather was too bad to go to town so I am spending it at home in my jam-jams in front of the fire.
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