Why Am I So Tired?

I just woke up from a 2-hour nap.  I am drinking a diet coke trying to wake up before my kids get home.  Why am I so tired?  I ran with my friends this morning and they asked if I have signed up for the Houston marathon yet.  I have not.

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I had the day off from the hospital so that I could attend 4th-grade graduation/awards at my daughter’s school.  We enjoyed watching her get her awards and loved seeing her look so proud.  Who decided that it was necessary for children to get a medal for completing 4th grade?  When I was a kid, elementary school was not completed until 6th grade and nobody received a medal.  After the school awards, we were escorted back to the classroom for classroom awards.  During this time, the teacher made sure that every single child in the class got an award.  Unfortunately, real life does not work that way but it will be my job to ensure that she understands that lesson.  When I was a kid, if you didn’t earn an award, you didn’t get an award.  Sometimes there were tears but the kids learned that hard work was necessary to be acknowledged.

I have been trying to faithfully read the Bible on a daily basis.  Today, the first thing I read was, “by staying in touch with God, we will have the needed wisdom to meet the great challenges of life.”  This statement feels so true because a sense of peace seems to almost always accompany my Bible reading time.  It would be very easy to turn away from God right now.  Therefore, I realize that I need to be rigid about reading the Bible to remained focused on what is important in life.

Systemic Scleroderma Fact of the Day:

A patient’s prognosis is optimized with close monitoring of overall health status and treatment of complications by rheumatologists, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, nephrologists, and cardiologists.  The critical period of organ risk is generally within the first three years of skin involvement.

Happy Note:

The diet coke has kicked in and I am officially awake and ready to greet those precious kids as they get off of the bus.  It is the weekend and I look forward to a lazy Saturday.

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