Pictured above is the 1st cup of coffee I had since New Year's Eve morning. Driving home from work I stopped at Zeitgeist Coffee in Pioneer Square for the usual, a Vanilla soy latte, just what I needed on this cool and rainy afternoon.
Evidently I needed the caffeine because even though I was well aware of the day being Dr. King's holiday, I kept trying to feed $1.50 in dimes to the pay station and could not understand why it would not take my money.
I almost moved my car to a "working" station" when I realized that no parking money is really needed on holidays. I knew that of course, but it did just did not click, until the Aha! moment.
Anyhoo, I have to admit that even for this coffee lover, 15+ coffee free days were not as terrible as I initially dreaded they would be. I was just too dehydrated to have any sort of caffeine so I learned really quick to make do with alternative beverages.
But after a few dozen cups of Hot Meyer Lemon Water and honey, orange juice and Gatorade (the doc's idea) the thought of enjoying a good cup of coffee again was something I was really looking forward to and one of the many incentives to hurry up and get better.
Because being sick is a real drag. Totally.
My usual chirpy and optimist self was thwarted by a severe bout of Influenza (and I did have my flu shot!) that kept morphing, deteriorating and complicating to the point of sending me--Ms.Will do anything she can to avoid going to doctor or hospitals for non work related visits--to Swedish's ER last week, where, at last, after the third doctor to see me in 2 weeks sent me home with enough meds to knock Seabiscuit out of the race, I started getting better.
So this first latte was a real treat that I savored slowly and completely. Oh, how I missed our good Seattle coffee!
Which brings me to the following, dear readers: I've really, really missed blogging! Not that it comes as a surprise to me how much I would miss my daily blog (and you guys)--because this little corner of the blogosphere continues to be a source of great satisfaction, continued education and joy for me.
But I was really touched and humbled with all the good wishes sent via email, comments left here and on my Flickr. I truly appreciate them.
Stay tuned. The blog backlog is extensive and I am working on dedicating an afternoon to post all the unpublished drafts--it should all be posted by the weekend. Same goes for the insane amount of emails pending reply. In the meantime I appreciate your indulgence and patience.
Thanks again for reading and for keeping me in your thoughts.
PS: The photo was snapped with my new toy--a little get well gift from Mr. C--my new RAZR V3 (black, if you must know). Not bad for a camera phone, huh?