I have not been sleeping well lately. I go to bed at my normal time and have no issues with falling asleep quickly. My issue starts between 3am and 5am. I wake up, look at the clock and see it is way too early to be awake. I close my eyes. I might doze here and there. I open my eyes hoping I’ve slept until a reasonable time and see it is at most 30 minutes later. This goes on until I finally give up and get out of bed at around 6am, sometimes earlier. Recently, I was so tired when I started my coffee I ran the Keurig without first getting a cup to catch the coffee. Luckily, my Keurig has a hollow, removable base. All of the coffee went in that instead of making a mess. Most days I am still able to get my mind in writing mode after two cups of coffee, the newspaper, and some word puzzles(my normal morning routine). Today is not one of those days.
I was up and making coffee(with a cup this time) by 6:15. I red the paper. I played my games. I watched The Masked Singer. I ate breakfast. I opened my laptop. All of the thoughts I had in my head yesterday as possible writing ideas were gone. I still can’t remember what it was I planned to write. I didn’t make a note of it, so for now it is just gone. I really need to get better at planning, taking notes, and maybe writing in advance. Especially if this sleep thing continues. On top of the issue of not remembering what I planned to write, I also had issues with my laptop freezing over and over again whenever I tried to get started. I think I should have just taken the morning off at that point.
Fortunately, today is my food delivery day. In an hour or so I head to the church to load my car up with boxes of food I will deliver to four houses in the area. I have a book to pick up at the library. I might stop for a cup of coffee while I’m out. I will get back around time I will be ready to eat lunch. I will take the dog for a walk. I will read my book. Today is a day I can be productive in non-writing areas and will be active enough to shake off the cobwebs from the loss of sleep.
I really do need to start writing down ideas as they come to me.