Aha! (smacks forehead)

by DaniGirl on March 29, 2005 · 6 comments

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I’ve been feeling a little out of it lately. Tired, cranky, ass-draggy – even moreso than usual. It’s been especially bad on the weekends and I just haven’t been able to figure out why. Yesterday afternoon, I was so sluggish (or, more accurately, slug-like, in that I was lying on the floor in a puddle of my own drool) in the middle of the day that I asked Beloved to throw on a pot of coffee, in hopes of sparking some spring into my step. Or at least being able to sit upright.

Through bleary eyes, I noticed he was scooping from the decaf canister instead of using the real coffee. I was about to whimper, not having the energy to wail, in protest when it struck me… sweet mother of columbian supremo, no wonder I’ve been feeling like crap. I’VE BEEN DRINKING DECAF!!!

We’ve had the same two coffee canisters for years, one with pretty flowers that holds the real coffee, and a glass one that holds the decaf, which we often drink in the evenings. Some time in the last couple of weeks, my adled brain had crossed up which canister has the aromatic grounds of perky goodness, and which canister has the “it’s two hours until bedtime, I’d better not or I’ll be up all night” decaf poser.

I could cry. It’s been weeks since the boys have slept later than 5:30 am, and I’ve been medicating myself with decaf? The horror!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 SilverCreek Mom March 29, 2005 at 1:24 pm

LOL! Dani
YOU where in caffine withdawrl. Poor you it’s not a pleasant thing. Dh has tried manytime to stop his habit but it’s not worth dorvice over it.
Glad you finally found the trouble.

2 Kim March 29, 2005 at 2:05 pm

OMG how horrid! I feel for you! When I lack my caffiene, I get migraines. Simple rule in my house – no decaf allowed on the premises!

3 Jaimieson March 29, 2005 at 6:36 pm

Strangely, I had a similar experience yesterday. I have been reading a David Bach book and I wanted to experiment what he calls the “Latte Factor”. You know those small items you spend money on that are luxuries and not necessities. Long story short: sorry David, caffeine is a necessity. I almost collapsed on my keyboard at work yesterday without coffee.

4 Nancy March 29, 2005 at 7:26 pm

Ditto on caffeine as being major food group in my diet. Heck, after my 5:35 AM wake-up call today I was on cup #3 by 8 AM! Put sticky notes on the canisters to prevent such life altering foul-ups in future, future?
We have a sticky note on the HOMO milk jug…

5 Robin March 30, 2005 at 12:22 pm

I’m so sorry. 😉

6 mgood April 2, 2005 at 3:03 pm

HAH! I get you! I only need one cup a day, but it is that one cup that keeps me from falling off the cliffs of caffeine maintenance into throbbing headache that lasts all night land! My mother keeps telling me “You’ve got to get off the stuff!” like I’ve got Juan Valdez on my back. And I tell her it’s ONE CUP, that’s all. If I took her can of Coke away, she’d get it – but she doesn’t equate the two. So when I visit and she deliberately switches mine for decaf, and by three pm I’m stunned on the couch moaning “Sabateur!”, I’m also writhing with the horror that someone that purports to love me could do this to me..

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