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Sunday, April 8, 2012

"Yo Adrienne! I did it!"

In my best Rocky Balboa voice, but minus looking beat-up, bruised and bloodied, I am shouting that infamous line at the top of my lungs.  I did it! I made it through Lent and did not have an ounce of Coca-cola or caffeine AT ALL!!!  That's right, I'm a bad-ass.  For those of you who didn't get the Rocky movie reference or are wondering what the hell I'm talking about, let me explain.  I'm Catholic. The Lenten season began on February 22nd and on that day, I decided to give up drinking cokes and not having any type of caffeine whatsoever.  Today, Lent is officially over, as it is now 2:00 in the morning and Easter morning is dawning or will be dawning upon us soon.  "So what's the big deal?", you may be asking.  The big deal is that I am not a "follow-througher" at all.  I start things but never finish.  This is the first time in a billion years that I actually completed what I started. And let me tell you, it feels beyond awesome! Still shaking your head, wondering if I'm drunk or something?  No, not drunk.  Not tonight anyway. Kidding. I'm just so excited and proud of myself.  This goes deeper than just giving something up for Lent.  It means that I am capable of succeeding what I set out to do!  I've accomplished what I set out to do.  And that kids, is just fucking awesome!

Ok, I'm calming down now.  But I'm still grinning ear to ear.  Alright, Friday night when I posted about "the sighting", I was very emotional and not thinking clearly.  Today, I've had time to digest what happened and have let it go.  Just, let it go.  He is a part of my past.  He is someone I will always care  for deeply, but he is of no significance to my life.  I think seeing him, was therapeutic in a way.  It forced me to shut that door, that up to this point, I'd.always left ajar,  hoping.  Like I said Friday night, always look for the positive in a bad situation.  So that's that.

Why in God's holy name, am I still awake at this hour, I have not a clue!  I've got all this energy and can't fall asleep.  So I came here, and will probably watch something mind-numbing on the tele, until I pass out.  But in the meantime, who else is awake and what are you doing? And do you have any home remedies I can  try to fall asleep?  Here's what I got so far:

1.  warm milk -made me thirsty for water
2.  counting sheep -i counted ex boyfriends instead.  major fail since i'm still awake and now mad.
3.  exercising -worked out at midnight.  uh, yeah i'm still awake.
4.  sleeping pill -LIAR! am still awake
5.  calling my friend rene -can't do that anymore since we're no longer friends.  too bad, we would talk until       one of us fell asleep -usually me.
6.  sex- ok this one i did not try for obvious reasons.  ie-no man in my life

And there you have it -my ideas for falling asleep. Your turn...

While you think about it, I'm going to log off and go bang my head against the wall.  Or, something less dramatic and less painful, like watching a really boring movie. .

A beautiful and wonderful Easter Sunday to everyone!

Love,
 -me.

14 comments:

Althea said...

Read or listen to calming music!x

David Batista said...

Woo-hoo! I knew you could do it. Now, quick, go on a coke binge! It's the only way. :)

Have a happy Easter day, Yvonne!

Yvonne said...

Althea- Yes, music is a MUST, for me! Sadly, it calmed me down, but didn't lull me to sleep.

David- Ha! No coke-binge for this girl! I had my first coke today and it was pure heaven! But you know what? I couldn't finish it! It was too sweet!!! :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Congratulations, Yvonne! You can do anything, girlfriend.

xoRobyn

Slyde said...

wow, congrats on the 'no caffeine' thing.

i have been trying to give up soda for a while now, but its really my one vice. I just dont enjoy a meal without it....

Yvonne said...

Robyn- Thank you!

Slyde- Ugh! I totally relate to that! My meal just doesn't taste right without the caffeine rush! But I'll get used to it!!!

Jennifer Hillier said...

You did it! Way to go!

Your #2 made me laugh. I know sometimes you can find these "sleep teas" at the grocery store, which might help?

Yvonne said...

Jennifer- Thank you! Oh I love the teas! Unfortunately, I didn't have any or I would have had some. I finally drifted off to sleep in the wee hours of the morning...

Insomniac #4 said...

Congrats on your successful sacrifice! Woo-hoo!! I hope you didn't get the urge to drink a whole bottle on Easter Sunday, but I don't blame you if you did. Don't forget this, though. You can accomplish anything you set your mind to -- even quitting Coke for good (!!!) Letting go of that guy was another victory for self-improvement. You're on a roll girl! :)

As for sleep remedies, I wish I could help you...but most nights I'm trying to figure out how to stay awake!

p.s. re: the Miracle On Ice? That's the one reason I wish I was older than I am. I can't imagine how awesome it must have been to watch that game (even though it wasn't live) The Cold War and hockey...two things I could talk about forever!

Kelley said...

Well, congratulations on your perserverance! That is really cool. On another note...warm milk. I have never had it, I don't think, and that sounds good to me. Warm milk? Ew! I know people do it a lot, especially for little ones, but ew...ew.

Belle said...

I think it is great you followed through all the way! Great. As for sleeping, I used to have trouble until I decided to consider not being tired a bonus and a time to read a good book or do a crossword puzzle. When you aren't upset about not sleeping, sleep comes. I fall asleep each night with a book in my hand. It stops you from thinking too much also. Hugs.

Yvonne said...

Thanks! I am going to try to relax more before I go to bed...

Mercy D'souza said...

It always feels great to finish something, doesn't it?

Boring movies work great for falling asleep - or I could just send you my kids. I sleep so soundly between 12 and 6 that I almost never remember the baby waking me to get her out of her crib to nurse. I only realise later that I did cause I wake up with her next to me. They do wear me out.

Yvonne said...

Mercy- Yes it does! Very motivating! Um, pass on the kids, thank you though! :)