But Timmie didn't seem to mind - he was cute.
And that was it for last night. We came home, and of all things, I went to sleep. Not that I slept all that well, most likely because I'd spent the majority of the previous two days asleep. So around 6:30, I started to become aware that I wasn't going to sleep too much longer, and on top of that, was hungry.
So I headed out of the house at about 7:20, in search of a McDonald's breakfast. You can say what you want: The bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit is good. This turned out to be dawn, in the real sense: While the sun had been "above the horizon" for a bit, it was just coming up above the edge of the mountains.
This was a very odd time of the day for me to be awake - or at least, both awake and alert. The sane person would celebrate by doing some of the important tasks they had been putting off.
I, on the other hand, went for a drive. The challenge being to enjoy the morning light - and our remarkably beautiful countryside - without getting stuck in rush hour traffic. In this particular case, it involved taking the 87 south, then 85 east to Great Oaks Blvd (Hi, Jeff!), following Great Oaks to Santa Teresa (Polaris' sign is still on the building, not that my stocks are worth anything), then south on Santa Teresa until the road ended.
At that point it was Hale Ave, and I was in Morgan Hill. Then East on Main Ave, a little frontage road driving on the east side of 101, then onto the freeway at Cochrane. I took 101 back north to the Bailey exit, then took Malech road to Metcalf - and headed east into the hills along Metcalf. This is a drive I've taken multiple times, but for some reason, never in this direction. And certainly never at this time of day. So I climbed Metcalf past United Technologies (without getting blown up, once again), and simply followed the road until I stopped at the Starbucks at San Felipe and Yerba Buena for hot chocolate and a chocolate croissant.
I may have been craving something...
Then up Yerba Buena and back home. At least my car is getting its exercise.
Now I feel energized and... oh, who am I kidding? I'm going back to bed.