Gratitude journal: Sleepless

Tonight I am grateful for the ability to function with little sleep.

With Elysha in the hospital for the past four days with a placental abruption, I have found myself doing laundry, washing dishes, making lunches, walking the dog, working out at the gym, writing, editing, shopping  for groceries, planning lessons, and responding to correspondence from translators, editors, agents, booksellers, and friends all after 10:00 PM.

I know many people who are asleep by 10:00 PM.

In many ways, a large portion of my day has been starting at 10:00 PM.

I’m lucky. If I couldn’t get by on three or four hours of sleep a night, these last few days would have been hell.

They haven’t been fun, but at least they have been doable.