My non-Sparking sister has a daughter in a family emergency situation, which caused her (sis) a few days ago to make an unexpected and of undetermined length trip to help out said daughter, son in law, and grandchildren. Which means *I* get the duty to watch over sis's home and kitties.
Anyway, the night owl / early bird thing is that my non-sparking sister is and always has been a night owl. We used to share a bedroom as kids, which was interesting because I am, and always have been, an early bird.
How does that play into this whole "pre-dawn adventures" status? Well, in all the shuffle, sis had a package expected from FedEx, and she tried to get them to change the delivery address (to my house) while it was in transit. SHE had the tracking information and notification, down in Kansas. I have the physical ability to check on things here in Nebraska.
So... she e-mailed me Monday evening that the package was in Missouri, in transit (got your maps out folks?) OK, I think, that means it will arrive Tuesday or Wednesday. I went to do my check up on the kitties yesterday around noon, after my workout with the coach. Came home for a shower first. (TMI?)
As the afternoon wore on, and knowing her mails gets delivered around 4 p.m., I considered going over to check for a package on her porch. It hadn't showed up at MY house. Should I make a second trip over? I opted not to do so.
I was in bed and sleeping by the time sis sent the next e-mail (10 p.m.) that she'd received notification that the package was delivered at 3:50 p.m. I read said e-mail at 5:30 a.m. when I got up, dressed, and went downstairs. Yikes! The package is NOT at my house, so it's probably at HER house... and the news is full of reports of "porch pirates".
So, before the sun rose, I trekked myself over to her house to discover the package, sitting undisturbed on her front porch. Took it inside, along with the mail, and the morning newspaper. She had not had time to stop either of those regular deliveries before leaving to help her daughter. Thank goodness for good weather (package was dry, streets were dry) and a pretty safe neighborhood with alert neighbors. Kitties were fine, of course. Talked to them for a bit, then came home and e-mailed sis before she likely was up for the day!
I have to love asynchronous communication, including e-mail and text... so that people can sleep, run errands, and live their lives on a schedule that works for THEM!
Now I'm all breakfasted, and ready for the rest of this good weather day. I am all full of positive energy from the success of my pre-dawn adventures!
It is my hope for all of my Spark buds that we accept whatever role we have in whatever phase of life we're in, and make the best self-care decisions we can manage on this one and only Wednesday, December 4, 2019 we'll ever get. We are worth it, each and every one!
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