Tuesday, June 5, 2012
No Way to Start a Month
I was amazed at the ease of getting up at 3:15 when the radio went off. Mija was purring up a storm as she lay next to me. I threw off the covers, swung the feet to the ground and heard the patter of raindrops on the window sills. Oh joy. A quick shower, a quick collection of the things I needed to take with me and I'm out the door. It wasn't until I hit Indiana that I realized I'd forgotten the pastries purchased from Panera the day before. They were still in their bag on the counter where I saw them but the brain didn't register they needed to go along. I had milk and Prednisone but I shouldn't take that on an empty stomach. Well, nothing is normal when you're up and on the road at 3:43 a.m.
The morning in Indiana was overcast and drizzly. It wasn't going to let up any time soon, either, since I'd driven ahead of the rain. The temperatures weren't uncomfortable and I could park my car to see the job site and do my job from the relative comfort of the Jeep.
So June has started with greatly needed rain and a trip eastward. When I was younger, I used to do these kinds of jobs, a lot. I pulled some overnighters and worked an 82 hour week. I could do it now, if I had to but it comes with a price. The past weekend was a bit of a blur as my body readjusted to regular awake time. I got home from Friday's trip and fell asleep in the recliner.
Oh, and I ate those two rolls I was going to have for breakfast.
Beverage: African Rooibos tea