One of Those Days

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.

9 thoughts on “One of Those Days

  1. Jotting the ideas down is essential. I’m reading a book now (I’m going to do a blog about it eventually) and the author says he writes down all the details of his day in a journal, so he can evoke feelings. I’m thinking itbthroigh

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  2. I had trouble sleeping the night before we went to Orlando. I love the stepson and family but they were so busy that we did not know the meeting place or time until he texted at 11:30 p.m. I guess we are both old foogies as I wanted to know at least a day before early on to make a few plans but that is how he operates and actually he has been very successful, so we both try to go with the flow.

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  3. I hear ya on that one. Same with me. My brain turns on about 2am and won’t stop. Get up, drink Ovaltine and write for an hour. Working on 3 hours a sleep most days. Try reading a book or watching the Olympics, that should do it.

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