On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

She'll have fun, fun, fun

Daddy, take her iPad away!

I've been hesitant to tell about this, but since one of my favorite blogger friends has not been shy to share some of her experiences with the strange side effects from the sleeping pill, Ambien, I decided it might be all right. It always gives me a good chuckle to know I'm not the ONLY one and perhaps it will give her a smile, laugh or warning as well.

All pill bottles carry some of the warnings
about whatever is in the container.

There may be other problems attendant thereto that can be costly.
It may cause some of us to do very weird things,
and now that we have learned still yet another lesson the hard way,
the iPad can no longer be used when under the influence.
In our case at our house, it has had some strange effects on both DH and me for the past few months, but especially in the past few weeks, they've increased.

He dreams up schemes, and I make plans.

He talks, and I take action! :0(

He gets ideas and I call people and volunteer to do things. He says, what about this? and I immediately grab the iPad to proceed with all kinds of searches ... order stuff ... plan vacations ... SPEND money!

The morning after
sometimes brings surprises. As it did just one morning about 10 weeks ago ... I know exactly how many weeks because I am still receiving an email each week reminding me - this is week 8, week 9, week 10.

For several weeks, my side and back had really been hurting. I came to the conclusion it just might have something to do with that extra 10 pounds and that my jeans are way too tight.
But our bedtime conversation that fateful night about 10 weeks ago (after each of us taking our Ambien) went somewhat like this:
DH: I'm really concerned about you, and your side hurting. I think maybe you need to do something.
ME: Okay, I'll go see the doctor about it.
DH: Well, and I am noticing you're putting on a little weight. Looks like your derriere butt might be getting a little bit bigger.

He said what?????
ME: You think???
DH: There's some football player on TV who advertises some kind of diet plan where you eat 5 times a day. Maybe you ought to try it.
ME: Hmmmmmm. Let me see. Googling. (Not giggling, at all.)
(After some time spent trying to figure out who the football player is, the team he played for, a phone call to our son to ask, we figure out it is Terry Bradshaw and -----systems.)
DH: Why don't you send off for that?
ME: Okay.
Good-nights are said.
Next morning, I check my email. What?? A confirmation email from -----systems? Did I really do that? Yes. (Another surprise to me is that I entered the credit card number and information accurately while in la-la land.)
The first large box of food was delivered a few days later by our friendly Fed Ex man, and the second box of food packed in dry ice was placed on our front porch shortly thereafter. And the next day, still yet ANOTHER box identical in contents to the first box!

Stop it! Stop! How can I possibly eat all this food (and where will I store it)?? If you remember the sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond, you will remember Marie and the infamous "Fruit of the Month" club. That's what I'm feeling. Fear! Cutting back on my intake was the original idea of a diet.

Something else DH didn't realize was that my eating special foods would affect him as well: When the cook isn't cooking or able to eat out, he's eating light, and there are no bites left over for Trudy, as well.

So, long story short, I had a few very lengthy conversations with -----systems, trying to work this all out and Stop it! Which they did (with a monetary penalty to us aaaaannnnnddd, I'm still trying to eat up what's left of the food while DH continues to eat burgers and fries! LOL!

Many lessons have been learned through this experience, chief of which is that once the sleeping pill has been swallowed, iPad is put away, and any conversation that follows is simply that! We talk, we plan, we figure out solutions to whatever situation we may be facing ... but any action or follow-through is NOT to take place until the next morning, or whenever it might be appropriate!

(That is - if we can remember what it was we decided.) 
When will we ever learn?


Shelly said...

Oh, no! I'm glad they went ahead and cancelled, despite the penalty. I, too, have taken Ambien from time to time and have had some VERY weird side effects. Ack!

Anonymous said...

wow, that's amazing! I say keep the ten pounds and get bigger jeans, would have been cheaper! Your beautiful as you are!

nancygrayce said...

OH, my gosh! I laughed myself silly reading this! It's a good thing your husband can claim he didn't know what he was saying! :) Did you lose any weight on the system? I actually have a friend who lost a ton of weight on that plan....:)

I did watch that Raymond episode and could relate totally! We had an aunt who sent us the pears every Christmas and I would always say who can possibly eat all these pears???

I take ambien every night and have no side effects....that I can remember. :)

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh you are so funny! lol I have never taken it - I tend to do crazy things all by myself. Sandie

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh my gosh! Maybe I should not be blogging now after 2 glasses of wine!!!!!

yaya said...

I have only one question...Did you lose any weight? I mean besides the ones lost on the credit card...(Thanks for the giggle today..I needed that!)

Sweet Tea said...

Oh, Lawdy, I.Think.I.Am.THE.Friend.You.Are.Referring.To.
Right??!! I laughed Out Loud as I read this because I can sooooooo identify with what you're saying. It makes a GREAT story, but the reality "bites" (pun intended.
Good night, sleep tight, but hide the credit cards!

Melanie said...

Laughed so hard when I read this!! I have never taken Ambien, I figure that I am forgetful enough without taking it! Who knows what I would do on it! LOL!!