Easy question, right? Not so much.
Between Lulu's waking me every couple of hours and my knee not allowing me to sleep comfortable on either side - I usually end up on the recliner in the front room, sort of half dosing.
But I get up early and seem to function OK- I mean I make Mr. B's lunch, make coffee, drink a cup or 2 then walk the dogs - that's about when I feel I could sleep for a couple of hours.
I don't - but I want to.So, yes and no.
Anyway, last night was the first time I have used the prescribed medication. A little weary of medication at all, I was cautious. And Mr. B was concerned.
So, does that mean if I bet I can get "lucky" - I win??
Well, there's no gambling in Utah, and well, the other, is not for public scrutiny, especially in Utah....
But, there was a funny twist.
On one of my trips to let Lulu out, I passed the kitchen and saw some of my favorite candies - Circus Peanuts.You know those Orangey-marshmallow ones? I like them better when they are a tad bit stale.
(insert little know fact here..."In 1963, General Mills vice president John Holahan inventively discovered that Circus Peanuts shavings yielded a tasty enhancement to his breakfast cereal. General Mills formalized the innovation and created Lucky Charms, the first breakfast cereal to contain marshmallow bits (or "marbits").
Huh, I had no idea.....anyway...
..these were ROCK hard. Something I didn't realize until after I popped one in my mouth. Chew, chew, mush, mush.
My jaw was getting tired. When I laid down I think I had just a weensy piece that I still needed to chew - but I don't know what happened next because that's about when the medication kicked in...I was zonked..
I went out to the front room about 4-ish and at about 7 Mr. B was standing in front of my asking is I was OK - and had my pillow in his hand. He looked worried...
Struggling to wake up and actually focus on not only what he was saying but what he was holding - it didn't register..
"I know you took new medicine last night and I don't think this is blood, it's a funny color, and I can't figure out where it came from and I am worried, and, and and but are you alright?"
THE PILLOW CASE! It's stained - I don't think it's blood - it's ORANGE for goodness sakes!!"
"Uh... I feel pretty much ...OK...."
It took me several minutes to figure out what he was sooo worried about...Circus Peanut-drool.
Yep, the sticky-orange leftovers. Yuck. Sounds worse than it was. But kinda funny all the same. Imagine if I didn't make the connection and went rushing to the nearest ER...
And no, I didn't have tell -tale stickiness on my face - guess it was all on the pillow case.
So, best advice today is - don't go to bed with a mouthful of Circus Peanuts...and don't take meds until you read all of the possible side-effects...like "could produce mysterious orange-drool while sleeping.." Good thing I wasn't eating Lucky Charms - I could have had a "rainbow of colors"....
Think how freaked out Mr. B would have been then....