Thursday, December 06, 2007

My Early Morning (and Gina's Teeny Manolo)

The Anvilcloud clan is not generally thought of as early birds. It's not that we don't enjoy the occasional tasty dish of worms ... but we still don't exactly fly into action with gusto in the morning. Not even the cat. Who hates birds anyway.

Today, however, necessity found us heaving our bodies into vertical positions at 5:30 in order to be into the city by 7:30 so that good, old AC could lie half naked in uncomfortable positions on uncomfortable tables whilst medical technicians applied cold gel and cold wands to his body for nigh unto two hours. Oooh my aching back and freezing nipples. Now I ask you: isn't something like that worth getting up for?

We were on the road into the city by 6:30 after stopping at Tim Hortons for coffee and a breakfast sandwich. Did you know that the Tim's Drive Thru is backed up to the road at that early hour? And did you know that the highway into town was already a virtual parking lot? Did you know that we could have taken the back roads in, but AC figured that highway traffic would be minimal at that early hour? If you didn't know those things, you perhaps now know that AC suffers from poor judgment.

After the tests, we put in a day of shopping, and Grandma Cuppa is now sound asleep while I do my AC thing. n fact, the old granny-girl barely stayed awake for her bedtime story. Hmmm ... or did she ... must test her in the morning.

I write all that because I didn't just want to tell you to visit Teeny Manolo and not say anything else at all. Gina asked me to link to Teeny Manolo so I am. She's a nice person, one of my longest Blogger acquaintances. As such, she's one of only two bloggers who will receive real Christmas cards from me this year. Mostly because I only know the addresses of two! :)

So, go read Teeny Manolo, will ya?

Disclaimer: I don't read Teeny Manolo, preferring to stick with Gina's other blog, Just Another Day, but what the heck, check out Teeny Manolo anyway.


-epm said...

Let me just say how happy I am.....

that you didn't include a photo with this post! :)

(Half naked... freezing nipples. Indeed! And I don't even want to know what the "cold wand" was for.)

Gina said...

Aww, thanks for the endorsement, although perhaps I am biased, but I think that TM is just as good as my personal one, but that is neither here or there.

ChrisB said...

You have just made me remember how much I enjoyed TH coffee. Those tests don't sound like much fun. However it sounds like cuppa shopped 'til she dropped!
I checked out your friend's blog but didn't leave a comment.

Simply Coll said...

It has been some time since I have seen that early an hour. And about Timmy's.. no matter what the time, there always seems to be a line up. As much as I love the brew.. this always amazes me.
I am hoping that all went well with your test results.