Well...don't know if you noticed or not, but the Hermit didn't post anything on Wednesday. The reason..? I was at the V.A. Hospital having a blood test done. One of those inconvenient things that get in the way of our daily fun. However, I have to admit that if everything in my daily life went as smoothly as my trips to V.A., there would be a lot more time for fun!
Let me tell you what I mean...I used to go in for the blood test at the earliest time I could. The lab starts drawing blood at 7:00 a.m. so I would go in around 6:00 a.m. and stand in line with all the others that had the same idea. I, for one, had to leave home at around 5:00 a.m. to get a good spot in line.
Of course all of this meant fighting rush hour traffic as well...which as you all know, is not one of my favorite things . Rush hour traffic falls into the same category as root canals, poison ivy rash, fingernails drawn down a chalkboard, gritty bedsheets, and wet kisses from an ugly cousin!
The miracle solution to this dilemma came from the only person logical enough to see the obvious...a small child! With the clarity of vision possessed by those still young enough to believe in simple solutions for hard questions, my niece simply said " Why not leave after the traffic?"
So I did! And it worked! Not only was the traffic almost non-existent, the line was gone as well! From 235 people waiting before noon...I became #10 when I arrived for my test. I walked into the lab at 1:05 p.m. and was back in my car on the way home at 1:35! Try that at your Doctor's office...where they tell you to show up at a certain time and then they don't show for an hour after your appointment time!
All in all...it was a good day. At least as good as a day can be that involves hospitals and Doctors and such. It did have one drawback though, as all good things usually do! I did not get to have my virtual morning coffee talk with my virtual coffee pals! I missed that...a lot!
So here's to the morning! To the sound of morning talks laced with laughter, to the steaming mugs of happiness served to smiling guest, and where the gentle warmth of the early morning Sun is matched by the glow that comes from nearby friends...no matter how far away they may be!
My friends are far away in miles, and yet so close with heartfelt smiles...!
Come on, let's get some more coffee!