Needed to put some thoughts into words and 140 characters weren't enough.
With Tivo, watching live TV is an activity reserved for nights when we're too lazy to get the remote, or when Charlie blocks the sensor. Fortunately, this behavior paid off recently when we stumbled upon MSNBC Dateline's episode of "America Now: Lost in Suburbia".
We were captivated immediately - which we seem to do easily, especially with hotel live TVs - as the story is a reminder of how fast one's life can change in the blink of an eye and we should not be too content. Unfortunate events (medical, layoff, etc) can hit and spiral out of control, anywhere, anytime, to anybody.
One of those profiled was a former human resources executive, who was laid off. After months of job search and stress building up in the family, she finally took a night job. The part time job was cleaning offices, the same types where she use to work in as an executive.
As we watched the show, I said Jean: "If this ever happened to us, I would go to McD." "Heck no, we can't afford to eat there!" she replied. No, I told her, for me to work there, not to eat fries.
Jean and I try to be grateful daily of our fortunate situation and live in constant (healthy) fear of the what-ifs.