In 2002 we ran away from Illinois where we were born and raised, and started a new life in SW Florida. This blog is about me (an eccentric old artist), ROM (my Real Old Man), Isabella (our neurotic Standard Poodle) and Emmy (our crazy snake killing Jack Russell Terrier). Oh- and the neighborhood old people. Life is good in Florida!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Shame of Ambien Eating-

As most of you who read this blog know, I'm an insomniac. I've tried all kind of herbal sleep aids and even been to a sleep disorder specialist. The only thing that works for me is Ambien, and even that occasionally fails to bring me sleep. I've read the stories about people doing crazy things like  driving while under the influence of Ambien. Luckily I've never gotten in my car but lately there has been evidence left behind that I Ambien eat- mainly crumbs left on the kitchen counter. (I'd be kicked out of Mrs. Squabbler's house for sure!)

This morning I had this conversation with ROM...

ROM: Did you eat pie last night?

Me: No, I didn't eat anything after dinner. 

ROM: How do you explain pie crumbs on the counter and a big hunk of pie crust gone? And we know the crust is your favorite part of a pie.

Me: Hmmm.. maybe I did eat a small piece of pie.

Then he opens up the pie box- 

ROM: You didn't eat a piece of pie, you just picked the crust off... with your hands!

Me: I'm sure I didn't stand at the counter eating pie with my hands! 

ROM: There were no dishes or silverware in the sink. Just saying... 

Me: You know I don't like dirty dishes in the sink, I probably washed them and put them away. I did not eat pie with my hands! Stop saying that!

ROM: I'm going to start taking your car keys to bed with me.

Oh, the shame! 


  1. lol, did he take the keys away???

  2. Now you know your perfect diet.. Quit the Ambien! ;-)

    1. LOL I was off it for a month & just started back on it. Fat or sleepless? It's a toss up

  3. I went through this 1 year ago. I gained 40 lbs in 4 months. I thought the boys were taking left overs to work/school with them... but I was getting up and eating it in the middle of the night. My doctor kicked an antianxiety into the mix, and I stopped. AND of course, it took 1 YEAR to work the weught back off! If the sleep eating is new, maybe you should tell your doctor!


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