Hey there!

Yes, I’m still alive. ¬†ūüôā ¬†You can’t possibly get rid of me that easy.

Truth is, I’ve been incredibly busy and trying to organize my thoughts…and my master plan for taking over the universe – all while battling that old friend called INSOMNIA. ¬†Things have been a bit testy ’round the old Hot Mess Household lately. ¬†I realize most people have trouble sleeping a time or two, but when I can’t even stay asleep when the hubby goes to the kitchen for a drink…it’s time to take action, yo.

When it comes to sleep remedies, I’ve seen ’em all and I’ve done ’em all. ¬†I know what you’re think’in…and you’re right: ¬†I’m back on drugs!

Ambien, my lovely, how I’ve missed you!

While I agree with the excellent practice of not curing every ailment with a pill, there comes a time when enough is enough. ¬†I have no problem going to sleep but I can’t stay asleep. ¬†I don’t have sleep apnea. ¬†I’ve done sleep studies. ¬†There is nothing wrong with me other than, apparently, excellent hearing. ¬†Ear plugs bother me and, frankly, they worry me. ¬†I wouldn’t hear a smoke alarm…or someone knocking at the door…or Bobo the clown breaking in my bedroom window to kill me in the middle of the night. ¬†If I wore ear plugs, I would never reach my .38 in time to blow his big ass clown shoes into Crazy Toast Lady’s backyard. ¬†Frankly, the potential risks are scarier to me than taking a little white pill made of heaven and pixie dust.

I went back to Ambien a few nights ago and I slept…blissfully…all night long. ¬†I didn’t wake up once. ¬†Not rain nor thunder nor dog nor cat…nor hubby fart could wake me up. ¬†And I woke up feeling rested and fabulous. ¬†It was all I could do not to prance to the window and sing “La-la-la-la-laaaaah!” like Sleeping Beauty does in the Disney film. ¬†The world is right again…all because I’m getting some frigg’in SLEEP.

In other news, the hubs and I decided that life in the Hot Mess household wasn’t quite messy enough…so we adopted a 3 month old, 32 lb mess with lots of fur and feet like frying pans. ¬†He’s 1/2 Saint Bernard and 1/2 shit eating trouble maker. ¬†We’ve named him Dyson. ¬†Pictures will follow in the future. ¬†He’s adorable…so you’ve been warned.

I’m still struggling with weight loss and working out, but I’m not main-lining Twinkies and circus animal cookies either…so my conscience is clean. ¬†Life continues and is mostly good. ¬†Summer is gone, I live in the best place ever, and the Rangers are in the playoffs. ¬†Yes…life is definitely good.

Y’all have a wonderful week. ¬†ūüôā