The Morning After a Bad Night’s Sleep

I went to bed early last night as I was feeling unwell and decided to do something sensible. As usual when I try to do something sensible, it didn’t work. I had a disturbed sleep and am currently not feeling well rested. This always seems to be the case. Whether i’s because I was ill, because I don’t naturally sleep more than six hours a night or am simply allergic to being sensible, I don’t know.

My keyboard is currently missing “t” almost every time I use it. Again, I’m not sure why. It might be because I’ve raised the keyboard by balancing it on a book. This is better for typing in general but has made the keyboard a bit shaky and every so often a key will stop working as I am clearly not striking it properly. The life of a village idiot can be very trying.

You would think, as get close to 3,000 posts, that I would have learnt something, wouldn’t you? Even if I hadn’t increased my knowledge or intelligence, you’d have thought that my control of a keyboard would have been improved. Same goes for my typing accuracy. Or writing ability.

But no. An uncorrected page of Quercus typing is a bloodbath of typos, inelegant phrasing and  poor spelling. I have also been known to use cliches, verbal tics and, as if that wasn’t bad enough, tedium.

The only area in which I have improved has been in the speed with which I can conjure up a post from very little, For instance, with little more than disturbed sleep and bad spelling I have been able to produce a post in around twenty minutes. It’s not lightening fast, bu it’s not bad when you consider it used to take me hours to produce a post at one time.

I’m hoping the next post will be better.

Mandarin drake

9 thoughts on “The Morning After a Bad Night’s Sleep

  1. tootlepedal

    “I have also been known to use cliches, verbal tics and, as if that wasn’t bad enough, tedium.” . . . my stock in trade. That’s why I take photos.

  2. Lavinia Ross

    I hope you are feeling better today. Good sleep can also be hard to get depending on what has transpired during the day. An mind unburdened by fretting and worries does help, too.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      It w a passable night, thank you. I am feeling refreshed again, though that feeling often fades. Today’s vie from the window is grey skies, raindrops and a touch of mist, plus the normal crowd of red bricks and clay tiles.

  3. derrickjknight

    It’s always good to look forward to improvement. I have developed a strange sleeping habit. One or two nights of 7 hours followed by one or two of 4 or 5 hours. Could it depend on whether I have slept through the lunchtime auctions or the evening murder mysteries?


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