Friday, September 10, 2010

A Cup of Perspective

My sleep patterns are clearly screwed up. Obviously, I'm wired, and it's not from too much caffeine. [Seriously, is it possible to have too much caffeine? I think not.]

On the up side, I am getting loads and loads of work done starting at about 4 a.m. If I wake up any earlier -- and this morning it was at 3:09 a.m. -- I force myself to stay in bed, hoping that I will fall back asleep.

But I don't.

So I freak people out by sending emails with promised information at ungodly times of the day. This morning, I managed to send out oodles of data to state workers. State workers whom I realize are furloughed on Friday which means they won't do anything with that precious data until Monday. Maybe.

And, in the category of unpaid servitude, I send out to room parents at the elementary school their classroom email lists from the directory I'm updating.

And in the midst of all that flurry of activity, I realize, hours into the morning, that I haven't checked the news. So I do and that's when I find out about the huge natural gas explosion and subsequent fire that destroyed more than 50 homes and killed at least three people in a town just south of San Francisco.

I haven't been sleeping well. But at least I haven't been sleeping well in my own home, with my kids and husband safe and all our material goods intact.

Perspective seems to come at the oddest times, doesn't it?


Tara R. said...

You're so right. No matter how bad we think things are, there is someone, somewhere much worse off.

3 am though, is Butt:Crack'0 Dawn early.

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