|Morning Musings Directory|
|Season 6 – Spring 2021|
|Series 6 – Identifying Forwards|
|Friday 19th March 2021 – Walk Time 53 Mins|
|If Ever There Twas A Startled Bee!|
“Bridge Over The River ……….. Kw …… Stour!”
Above direct route my walk took this morning and coloured in block is where the police investigation for the murder of Sarah Everard is ongoing and displaying exactly how much of the town they are refusing access to the public by.
I am so tired this week, additionally my tiredness is not helped by the fact that instead of getting six hours a night sleep my body is refusing me that satisfaction and for the past three nights l have woken up at roughly 6am. Not bad, except despite going to bed early [12.30am], my brain refuses to close down until around 2am – so come today, Friday l am starting to feel a bit like a zombie!
I have noticed in the last few years and more so since hitting my mid 50’s that l now need a minimum of six hours sleep a night, prior to and up to 55, l could survive on 4 -5 hours a night. Which is still a far cry from my forties when l survived on 4 and my thirties when l could survive being a chronic insomniac who hardly ever saw 2 hours a night for almost 20 years! From 19 – 38 years of age, l felt refreshed after 2 hours sleep a night and fit as a fiddle. Now if l don’t get a mere 6 l feel as dead as a bloody dodo! So for the last three nights and only skimming around 4 hours max, l am starting to feel worse for wear!
What’s causing it is the work l am doing on the blog reshuffle and rearrange, great leaps and bounds have been achieved and l am really pleased with everything so far .. l am not admittedly impressed with the fonts reducing to the size of a gnat’s bum though and that places a lot of strain upon my eyes which l guess is also quite contributory towards my overall tiredness. But also, l am tired because l am so hyperfocused on computer screens and on getting as much done as l can this week.
I had initially thought of making the changes over the course of 2 -3 weeks, but thought why wait? No time like the present, so have spent literally hours changing, alternating and fine tuning and tweaking and by this coming Sunday, l will have mostly completed this particular blog. Lisa is working on a more vibrant design for the blog and the tabs, but that is all that is needed here.
I created the new sister blog today and good grief l honestly don’t remember the process being that complicated when l began this one or Suze’s blog last year. WordPress seem to like making things bloody awkward from the damn block editor to midget fonting! Although l don’t need to worry about the new one’s creational makeup just yet, as after this week, l must return to revamping my Redbubble shop and my affiliate store and once those are done, l can then start to build the new blog. Trying to settle on just a theme is already hard enough!
The other reason l am so tired is because today’s walk, was the first time out of the house on a decent walk since last Sunday, although l had enjoyed a small 23 minute walk around the parts of the Ramparts l could walk on yesterday. The police investigation here has closed off 50-65% of the town’s circular walk itself. Everytime l look at this, l can’t help but wonder if there is some element of overkill going on and making some kind of strange point to the residents of Sandwich? There are soooooooo many police. They have occupied most of the town car park next to the large supermarket.
But additionally we have also had considerable rain since Monday and so l contented myself with using the treadmill as often as possible. I find the treadmill more efficient that the indoor bike and am now thinking of selling the latter.
So with the blog and indoor exercising [the latter l swear tires a person more] and the gardening [had the bulk compost/bark delivery arrive] and the house changes [so many changes] AND ridiculously small slices of sleep l think it’s understandable why l am so tired ……………. but just because l understand that, doesn’t make it any less startling!
Talking of which, the bumblebee above, was so busy with pollen gathering that it genuinely looked quite startled when it finished showing its bum to the world and found me taking ‘snaps!’ It buzzed me a few times as if to say “Blimey guv, you nearly scared me stripes off!!” I don’t know what the flower is, although l am sure Angie will tell me soon enough ……
It was good to get out and walk around the River Stour and the weather whilst not brilliantly blue like last Sunday was blue and more importantly ‘dry enough’ to make it thoroughly enjoyable!
This morning’s gallery including my little Robin friend who saw me and came and said hello …………. and posed – again!
Anyway, thanks for reading, catch you again.