- A week or two ago I was on my way to work and felt the pull to stop for a cuppa joe. I was running late, but... ok, I have time. Pulled into my favorite coffee shop and got my cuppa. Back on the road and a few minutes later I see a certain, very recognizable, car. My girlfriend! She had changed lanes in front of me, but she didn't know it was me. I flashed my high beams, saw her glance in her mirror, I waved & she waved back! She turned on her signal to pull into a gas station. I followed suit - always time in life for this! Peg hopped out of her car, came running over and gave me a big Merry Christmas hug. What a way to start the day. We chatted a bit and headed our separate ways. Hope Peg had a great day! If I had not stopped for coffee, would not have seen her.
- Yesterday I was not going to stop for coffee. I drove past the exit for my usual coffee. Something told me to go back and get coffee. Why?? (does anyone else talk to themselves like that?) I can survive without.... I turned around and went back. There, in the coffee shop getting her morning cup of tea so that she could face a big day ahead was a friend and lady I had been thinking of that very morning. We chatted for a bit and went our separate ways. Hope Barb had a great day! If I had not stopped, would not have seen her.
- This morning I was bound and determined to get that Chuck Roast that I had been intending to fix for dinner the last 4 days!! So, I stayed home, sauteed the vege's, seared the meat, scraped up the goodness and set it up to simmer all day in the dutch oven. I am leaving an hour later than usual.
Then I WAS going to stop for coffee. I DID stop for coffee, however the coffee I wanted was not brewed. It would be 4 min, could I wait? or did I want my old standby? I would WAIT. Why did I do that?? I left the coffee shop and drove on my merry way.
At a traffic signal in town I was directly behind a Subaru (we had the green) that was t'd by an oncoming car turning left. I saw it unfolding, saw the Subaru swerve to the right to give the car more time to "see" her & avoid, no such luck. Struck and pushed into another car sitting at the cross-road red light. I stopped traffic behind me with my hazard lights. Waited for things to settle down then parked my car out of the way & walked over to the driver of the Subaru. She was upset, her eyes were wide, there was a little of that "what just happened". She said "I tried to avoid him, I tried". I held her hand, we talked a bit, it was just an accident, she soon calmed down and gave me a big hug and thank you! Then was ready to start the paperwork when the police arrived. I gave her my business card as a witness to the accident. She was NOT going to give it up to the officer. So I gave a second one to him, & gave him my take on what happened. Her Subaru is in bad shape, it did not drive away from that hit. I did not get her name, but I hope her day got better from this morning! If I had not stopped for coffee, would not have been there for her.