Because every night I am up having sleepless hours and nightly escapades, I am seriously going to have to limit my rather large and generous intake of caffeine. You know, the stuff I inhale like oxygen. No kidding, it always makes me feel good, but I have to get serious and choose between drinking a lot of it or sleeping well. I have decided to sleep well.
I am going to limit myself to four cups of coffee a day; two in the morning and two in the afternoon and those will have to do. I will have them at the most crucial times of the day anyway. Once when I get up and once when I have that dip in the day and I need energy. The rest of the time I am going to have to learn not to be dependent on it and drink something else, even if it is just plain old ice water.
I don't know why I got sensible suddenly, but I suppose there is a time and place for everything and this is it. I have to quit fooling around and act like I can just absorb caffeine nonstop, like I am an enormous sponge, without it having consequences. At this point, I wish I had never started drinking coffee and had always continued drinking tea, which I did as a kid for a long time. I may revert to the habit.
Right, having made that public, it's all settled then and I had already made this afternoon's ration of just two cups and I am working on the second one. That's more than enough to give me the pick me up I need and have my brain working just fine, thank you very much. I don't need to function any better than this.
After the Exfactor did the groceries, I fixed dinner for lunch and ate half of it, because I was ravenous. It was like I had had no breakfast at all, while I ate two slices of dark whole grain bread with apple paste that was just sour enough to give me a kick and was finger licking good. Whatever can be said about me, it is true that I do have a healthy appetite and enjoy every meal.
The Exfactor also brought me a big carton of apple juice and I had that in a tall glass over ice cubes and it was mighty tasty, but gone too quick because of my everlasting thirst. And that, I think, is because of the medication and there is nothing that can be done about that.