Way Too Early

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 282019

I’m a night owl, not a morning dove, so when the alarm clock rang at 6:15 yesterday morning, all I wanted to do was shut it off and go back to sleep. That’s just way too early. But Beverly had an appointment with a neurosurgeon in Daytona Beach at 8:30 so that was out of the question. Instead, I managed to splash some water on my face, brushed my teeth, got dressed, and we were out the door by 7:30.

It was a gray, windy day, and as soon as we got on Interstate 95 it started to rain. Within a couple of miles it was pouring so hard visibility was down to almost nothing. Those of us with any common sense were in the right-hand lane driving appropriately, but I could not tell you how many fools blew past us at 80 miles an hour or more. Apparently they are very important people with very important places to be, and to hell with all of the slow pokes who would prefer to arrive at our destination alive.

I stayed out in the waiting room while Terry went in with Beverly, and when they came out they both said they were impressed with the doctor. He is making arrangements for a procedure to drain excess fluid from her head, which he said is a big part of her problems with pain, dizziness, and loss of memory. She also has a tumor on her pituitary gland, which we were aware of, but after studying the MRI and test results from her doctors in Tucson, he said it’s benign and can treated with medication as opposed surgery. That was good to hear.

When we finished at the doctor’s I had a couple of stops to make, and when we got back to New Smyrna Beach we stopped at the Sandbar Café for lunch. Actually, Terry and Beverly had breakfast, because they like their omelets. I had chicken and ham pasta, which was excellent.

The rain had stopped by the time we finished at the doctor’s, but it was still very gray, very windy, and chilly. Not a day to be doing much of anything outside, which was fine by me because I was too tired to do much of anything. Instead, I answered several emails and then read through and made corrections to the 5,200 words I wrote in my new book the day before. With that out of the way, I spent some time researching things for an upcoming project to make sure I have my facts straight. By then it was time to write today’s blog and then go relax in front of the TV for a little while. Nothing exciting happening here folks, move along.

But before you go, here’s a chuckle to start your day, from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audio book of undone, the first book in my buddy Jason Deas’ new Burt Bigsley mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Thought For The Day – FYI, you pee on a jellyfish sting, not a jelly stain. Again, my apologies to the lady at the Waffle House this morning.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  3 Responses to “Way Too Early”

  1. Ok Nick, I almost woke up the whole house with the roar you got out of me with that “Thought For The Day”. Good one! It still has me laughing.

  2. Thanks Nick! Always fun to read the blog and have my book pop up at the end. Nice little jolt to start my day.

  3. Just south of you they had 2 inch hail yesterday. Coca

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