I had a lie-in this morning.
It’s Saturday so what’s wrong with a lie-in, you ask?
It’s the first real lie in I have had in many months, in fact so long that I can’t even remember the last one.
For the last few days, life has conspired against me and dropped a ton of shit on my lap resulting in a distinct lack of the old shut-eye. Since Wednesday I reckon I had a total of around four hours sleep, mainly made up of cat-naps where I would suddenly doze off in my armchair for a few minutes. Now I know how Narcoleptics feel. Then came last night and I just blissfully curled up and slept for the best part of twelve hours.
On of the minor causes in that conspiracy [the major ones are another story which shall remain untold] is my cough. Now I know people love that disparaging term “man flu”, but I can assure you it isn’t that. I’m no fucking hypochondriac and I can assure you that what I have is little more than a common cold which happens to be of the tickely cough type rather than the sneeze and snot variety. What makes it different is that it’s the first one I have had in decades.
The only other symptoms are that my bones seem to have ratcheted their ache level a notch or two and that I just can’t think very clearly. I have heard the term “brain fog” but I seem to have a brain porridge. Hence the lack of posting.
It is really damned irritating. Something crosses my path and I think to myself that I must write about that but as soon as I start to form the basis of a post, the words turn to sludge and I have a compete brain shut-down. This isn’t writers block – it’s more a case of the brain’s batteries failing and causing a complete cessation of all normal functions. Ask me to write on a topic and within five minutes I have not only forgotten the topic but what day, month or even year it is.
I’m hoping that last night’s sleep will herald the end of this nonsense. I have managed to type out a reasonably coherent few words [but that’s my opinion and everyone else may think differently] and I think that is a ray of hope?
Now, where was I?