|A picturesque sluice for your viewing pleasure.|
It is now nearly 5 a.m. I have been awake since 4. This is the new me, I suppose, awake in the middle of the night, trying to get sleepy enough to go back to bed to catch a few winks before having to be awake to monitor the progress of another day.
Thank the good Lord above for being able to work from home. I'd be a wreck if I had to commute. I did that for years and years and really got well tired of it by the time I switched jobs, following the money and the comfy work environs of my own bedroom. Three steps to the desk, no shower required.
(Just a tip: don't ever live west of where you work; you'll be battling the sun both ways if you have to commute.)
If historians are to be believed, my new sleep pattern is matching up to the typical human slumber cycle of yore, which consisted of a few hours of shuteye, then a couple of hours of being awake, then a couple more hours of nap before really getting going for the day. Maybe though, that's 'typical' for nobles and gentry only, as I'm guessing that kitchen maids and farm hands and such just took one heroic sleep and got up at o-dark-thirty to get on with what needed to be done while the upper crust in the fancy sheets (SHEETS! What luxury!) caught up on their beauty rest after writing a few letters to their buddies or whatnot at 3 a.m. I don't know what they did in the MOTN, but it wasn't sluicing the pigsty or making garlic knots like the hoi polloi, I'm betting.
This whole being awake when I'd rather be asleep is why (in part) I signed up for an online newspaper subscription to a nationally-known entity. While waiting for something soporific this way to come, I catch up on what's going on in the world, picking my way around agitating issues and lulling my brain with the softer side of life. Hard news is digested in the hard light of day, early morning calls for recipes and vacation ideas.
It's just what happens. No sluicing required.
After I catch up on social media, comics, dumb games, email, and such, of course. Just being honest here.
So good to see a post here! I know whereof you speak. I am too often awake in the wee hours. But I have to resist getting on the phone, as it will keep me from ever going back to sleep.
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