A River of Stones: Day 30

A morning routine disturbed makes Cecelia a cranky woman! I try, really I do, but quiet time to myself, coffee at the ready, peace and quiet, personal reflection and prayer–this is my morning ritual. Has been for years. Today however, not so much: to the clinic for blood work after a 12-hour fast, no coffee, no quiet time, no food. Once the task is completed I walk across the street and through a huge parking lot to the mall to have my first cup of coffee for the day, find a table and set up my studies. To my complete dismay however, the mall does not open up as early as I do. No coffee, no internet, no nothing. In the quiet I think I’ll read and wait. The stomach alerts me to the fact that it has lost patience with me and it starts demanding food. I wait in discomfort. A call from my husband, heΒ cares that everything is going ok for me, only irritates me. I’m sorry, honey. I keep waiting. FINALLY, now at 9:40 am lights start popping on, people start stirring around, fountains come to life, customers appear from thin air, and the coffee is brewed. Star Bucks to the rescue! Ahhhh… now I can sit with the garish music in the background, the sound of bubbling water in the foreground, and study to my heart’s content. πŸ™‚

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22 thoughts on “A River of Stones: Day 30

    1. Thanks Kathy. Fortunately these disruptions are few and far between. I probably would have handled it better if I had at least had a cup of coffee, or food in my belly. But all’s well that end’s well. Thanks for stopping by.
      Hugs back πŸ™‚
      C

    1. ARGHHHHH! Busted!!! I don’t have a car so after my lab visit, I walked across the street (books and laptop in tow) to the mall to study. Richard picked me up on his lunch hour and brought me home. Actually it really is a great place to study. I might continue this trend. πŸ™‚ Still can’t stand the glitzy gaudiness of it, but sitting by the water fountain, the sound is absolutely incredible and drowns everything else out. Try it. πŸ™‚

    1. I feel so isolated in the apartment all day every day. Since I had to be out this morning anyway, I just took my stuff and made an outing, and once I had my coffee I rather enjoyed myself! Thanks for stopping by Joss. I appreciate it.

  1. Ohhh … I remember so well, being in the exact same situation … being fasting for the lab tests and all that! I went to McDonald’s LOL … Your post could be a good ad for Starbucks! πŸ™‚

    LOVE the header image ❀

  2. There is something so special about that “alone” time in the morning which does indeed work to establish the day and how funny that we take it with us to places like Starbucks! All best to you with your studies.

  3. That coffe cup reminded me that I didn’t have time for a cup of coffee before I left for work this morning…. Well, now it’s already evening time here, so I guess it’ll have to wait till tomorrow.

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