Late Wednesday morning I left home in the cold and snow to take my son back to his place in Auburn, NY. Before leaving I remembered to take my allergy medicine. As I popped the little white pill into my mouth, I made the observation that it was smooth and round, rather than oblong like the last bottle I'd purchased.
The roads were slick in some places and there were spots where blowing snow made visibility difficult. I considered stopping at Dunkin Donuts along the way but wasn't in dire need of a restroom (or a donut) so I kept going. I listened to the radio, turned the heat both up and down along the way, depending on how sleepy it was making me, and tried to focus on the road and those driving both ahead and behind me. As I drove along I got sleepier and sleepier.
Five minutes later I was safely in my driveway. It was 2:15pm. "How's that for 3 hours?" I asked Hannah. I found myself something to eat, sat down on the couch to check my computer, and soon found myself inextricably drawn to the pillow next to me. Soon I was falling asleep. It wasn't until I took my allergy medicine yesterday that I noticed my allergy pills really are white and oblong. I'd accidentally taken a melatonin before setting out on my midday journey Wednesday. No wonder I was feeling sleepy! (Did I tell you I am also blond?)
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