Dryvember Day Four: I Am Exhausted

All right people, here we go with the Dryvember day four progress report. As the headline says, I am sleepy. But, I feel good. Why so sleepy?? Glad you asked. I felt exhausted yesterday, so I went to bed early. I don’t know if that decision was a mistake. What I do know is I woke up at 1:45 am and couldn’t get back to sleep. I was having a crazy ass dream about Ghost Rider and Doctor Strange, which would be a great team up.

In the dream, which I was watching as if it were a movie, the good doctor and flaming skull dude found themselves trapped in a strange dimension. In that dimension, they had to fight two warring tribes that each had magic and advanced technology. The climax of the dream was so intense that it woke me up. And I don’t mean just a little. I was wide awake, wanting to write that dream I’d just had.

Well, I made some notes and tried to go back to sleep. After all, it was too damn early to be up. Unfortunately, my mind and body had different ideas. Instead of allowing me to drift back to dreamland, my brain insisted I keep thinking about the dream. I wouldn’t have minded, but again, it was super early and i just wanted more sleep.

Still, I made a couple more notes and tried to come up with some character names. I mean, as much as I would love to use Ghost Rider and Doctor Strange, I can’t. So, I have to create my own characters, loosely based on the originals, of course.

Finally, I decided to get out of bed and start Dryvember day four properly

I needed to do some lesson planning, so I did. In order to battle the tiredness I knew was coming, I drank a ton of coffee: three cups to be exact. Now, that may not sound like a lot to many of you, but I usually only drink one, maybe two.

After lesson planning, I completed my morning routine and went to work. Thank goodness today was my end early day because I was done teaching at noon. Then I went shopping and came home. Once I got home I thought about taking a nap, but decided against it. I didn’t want to wake up at 20:00 or something and then be awake all night. Hopefully this plan of staying up for as long as I can, or at least until 20:00 or 21:00 (it’s nearly 18:00 now), will help me sleep through the night.

I do wonder why I woke up so early and couldn’t get back to sleep. I know a sudden stoppage in alcohol consumption can lead to insomnia. However, I don’t think it’s that. More likely is the fact that I have dealt with insomnia nearly my entire life. But who knows, maybe the lack of booze in my system is messing things up. Still, that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me because it’s not like I was drinking everyday before I started No Drink November. At any rate, I hope to get some good sleep tonight.

The image shows a jar of cranberry tea which I will be drinking on Dryvember Day four

To that end, I am drinking some cranberry tea. It’s tasty, sugar free, and not too bitter. Plus, the lack of caffeine can only help send me to slumberland.

What Else Did I Do Today?

Other things of note I did today? Well, I wrote this blog post. Ha ha. I also finished Creepshow and wrote the review for the final episode. The thought of doing to do some more writing on the projects I’m working on crossed my mind, but those can wait. I think I am too tired to do much of anything except drink tea and veg out on stupid TV.

Oh, and something I didn’t do was clean my room. Ha ha. Maybe tomorrow….

So, that’s it for Dryvember Day Four. Thanks for following along with my story. I know it’s not the most interesting, but I hope it brings a smile to your face nonetheless. Let me know what’s going on with you in the comments. Peace and love and lots of hugs.

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