Last night Hubby Tony and I treated ourselves to a great night out. We went to a local steak restaurant, where we ordered it all....drinks, appetizer, entrees, and dessert.
When we got home, I had some work to complete on the computer. Tony watched part of the TV news, then went to bed. It took me another 30 minutes to do my necessary work, then I spent another 20 minutes checking my email and Facebook. By now it was seriously past my bedtime but I didn't feel particularly tired. I went upstairs, changed into my nightclothes, washed my face, brushed my teeth, and settled into bed. I tossed and turned, and tossed again. Pepper the cat jumped up on the bed and tried to cuddle with me, but I was squirming too much for his tastes and he went to lay down by Tony's feet.
After 30 minutes of laying there wide awake it hit me...I bet our waitress had made a mistake and served me regular coffee with my dessert instead of the decaf I'd asked for.
I enviously listened to Tony's even breathing. He wasn't showing any caffeine side effects. I tried listening to the radio, counting sheep, and visualizing peaceful things. Nothing helped. Eventually (almost ninety minutes later) the caffeine wore off and I drifted off to sleep. However, the sleep was fitful, and I was full of crazy dreams all night.
When the alarm went off this morning I was tempted to turn it off and go back to sleep. However, I had somewhere I needed to be so I reluctantly rolled out of bed. A hot shower didn't wake me up, nor did a morning cup of coffee. I spent the day in a fog. Finally I gave in mid-afternoon and settled down for a nap, setting an alarm so I wouldn't sleep too long. The nap helped for a while, but after dinner I found myself nodding off when I sat on the couch.
I'm really looking forward to bedtime. There will be some serious sleep-catching-up done tonight.