So, for example, in the middle of this week we found out that Trader Joe's semi-sweet chocolate chips are going from pareve to dairy, prompting a huge response (well, relatively speaking) and a petition to have them fix the issue so the chocolate chips can be considered pareve again. Early in the week, Muffin had a tantrum. Today friends of mine are at the Nebulas, and I have a Bat Mitzvah to attend tomorrow. Wednesday night we had a friend over.
The thing is, all this seems trivial compared to other things. Because thrice this week, I was reminded of our mortality. One of my co-workers passed away on Tuesday morning, and I just found out that one of the members of my congregation passed away of a sudden heart attack that hit her on Monday. And on Tuesday night, a few people in a group I'm in gathered to honor a former colleague who left the group due to her health.
So yeah, chocolate chips pale in comparison.