Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Day 6

Day 6 is going to be a long one. I woke at midnight to the sound of thunder and pouring rain, dozed on and off until about 3.00, got up and had a cup of tea while filling in my journal, went back to bed to try and sleep some more and finally gave up and got up at 5.00. My total hours of sleep were probably not much more than two or three. Nicotine withdrawal? Well, I reckon that yesterday I had about 10 to 15mg of the stuff by NRT which, calculating on about 1mg per cigarette, is about the same as when I was smoking, so buggered if I know. Insufficiently tired? I cycled 8 miles yesterday and spent most of the day working on a synopsis so you wouldn’t think so. Touch of depression probably, which is a problem I’ve had before when trying to give up the weed.

Anyway, heeding the suggestions of others I’ve ordered some melatonin – a substance that apparently aids sleep – and I’ll let you know how I get on with that.

So, it is now 6.15AM and I’m at my computer, obviously, so I’ll read some science articles and get on with some work.

Oh right, I forgot to post the above. It is now 9.15 and numerous science articles later it really is time for me to get on with that synopsis. But, of course, now I feel like I want to go back to bed!


daniel ware said...

It was quite a storm last night but at least today will provide some respite for those that have been complaining about the glorious heat/sun.

Stay the course!

Phil M said...

Admit it, you were up early to watch breakfast tv about the new royal sprog!

Jimmy Devine said...

We got awoken by the offspring and then spent half an hour identifying lightning using the iPad, whilst hanging out of her bedroom window...it was freaky, sheet, fork, the lot.

Neal Asher said...

Love a good lightning storm but though it was lighting up the sky here it was hidden by cloud. Some of the best I've seen on Crete. Standing on the roof of our house I remember once looking down towards the sea and thinking 'Battle of the Medway'. It is also the place where I've seen, out on the sea, pink lightning. Very odd.