Minor vs Major Stuff
Of course, the fact that I keep waking up at 4am is also irksome, even though I refuse to get up before 5:00 at the earliest. How am I supposed to get through a full day of anything if I'm ready for a nap by 7am? and to fall asleep by midafternoon?
These irritations are as nothing, however, to what people with actual problems have to endure. To put this in perspective (and from a not entirely gloomy standpoint), one of the Janets in my life recently had knee surgery. She has had quite a few of these in the past thirty-five or so years. This one, we hope, will be different in that she's getting a brand new knee that's supposed to eliminate all or most of the pain. Well, that is, once she recovers from the operation.
Those who know Janet or are interested in the process of dealing with this kind of surgery can read all about it on her knee surgery blog. For comic relief she did insert a photo of her two cats early on. Neither of them will be having knee surgery, but Henry is quite the giganto cat.