Thursday, January 14, 2010


I was watching the news this morning and looking at the ruins of the presidential palace in Haiti and thinking about how we often don't appreciate "normal" while we have it. 

I have been waiting for months to get a job and get back into a "normal" routine. Now just as that became possible, I have to go back to unpredictability and it frustrates me to no end. 

I am trying to keep things "normal" for my kids, who are looking ahead to spring and baseball and track and my answer is limited to "um, yeah.... We'll figure out how to do that. "

My insurance is complicated because Cobra can be a challenge on a good day, but they made a clerical mistake on mine that I only recently caught. Mr. Carly can't go see the dentist any time soon. And I could have switched to my benefits from my new job but I have been advised that's not a good idea right now with everything going on.

I will figure it all out but none of it will be quick. 

However this is not so much about "poor me," but more about you appreciating that you're probably reading this in the middle of a "normal" day. So I am asking you to stop and notice that normal, and in some small way give a donation to one of the many earthquake relief funds. Those poor people are much farther away from "getting back to normal" than I am.    

1 comment:

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