I’d say I’ve been having lots of bad sleep lately, but that implies I’ve had lots of sleep.
I’ve been staying up too late and getting up too early and I’m feeling it. I am tired. So very tired. I’m still using the CPAP machine every night, and still wearing my Apple Watch so I can have some numbers to analyze each morning. The numbers aren’t very good. Not enough restful sleep, too high a heart rate, too screwy a sleep schedule, too many interruptions. The usual.
There is one additional sticking point right now. My nose. More specifically, the huge pimple at the very top of my nose, right between my eyes. It doesn’t bother me at all when I wear my glasses, but when I put the CPAP mask on it hurts. It also makes the mask seal feel a little weak and I seem to be leaking air more often than usual. Mostly it just hurts and it either makes it harder to fall asleep or it wakes me up. Stupid zit.
I have a bunch of non-music things to do this weekend that will likely throw off my February routine. I am kinda hoping I can embrace that disruption a little bit and allow myself more sleep. It probably won’t happen, but I’ll try. It’s also a long weekend so it’s a safe bet I’ll be driving to some semi-secluded location to record some vocals while sitting in the car. I was able to pick one off this morning before work but it took a long time. Much longer than it usually takes me to vomit up a vocal idea. Whatever the difficulties, the song I worked on today is on the short list to become track one once everything is finished. I also may have put together potential album covers this morning.
Here’s to a good night sleep and getting the vocals right in one take.