This morning was another one of those sleepless ones. Perhaps I've been having too much of that home roasted coffee, maybe it was the chocolate I had last night at 7PM, but at 330 in the morning I awoke.
I'm sure this means that mid afternoon in the Siesta Hour, I'll be battling that as well.
After a solid hour and a half of tossing and turning and trying every trick I could think of to get back to sleep I crawled out of bed. Five AM and I'm up. The dog didn't even stir until I had a good solid stare at myself in the mirror. Sticking my tongue out at myself I got dressed and gave Mrs Dog her breakfast - crunchy sheep in a tennis ball and I inspected the house for anything that might be awry.
Luckily all was well, so I grabbed my iPod full of Jeeves and Wooster audio books, her gear and went out for a quiet walk. Being half asleep, I mumbled hellos to the one person I spotted that I knew that was up at that time of the morning and walked over toward the old City Hall. Still somewhat sleepy and mental, I noted that there were no stray tennis balls for my dog and the amazingly friendly pit bull across the street so I moved on toward the Drive.
There on the corner of Wilton Drive and NE 21 Ct, the City had placed our traffic sign with a banner. No, it isn't calling for a Zombie Attack although I think this is the model that can be easily hacked. The sign said alternatingly:
CANA MEETING TONIGHT
7 PM AT HAGEN PARK.
I chuckled to myself that that had to be the biggest "AT" I have seen in a very long time. That does say a lot being on some of the volunteer boards and having dealt with the public 'at' the Historical Society's sale at City Hall last month and moved on to the house.
It is so early that I had time to muse about my big "AT" while sitting in the chair at home after breakfast. I got here, and switched on the Sirius radio to the Symphony Hall channel and with the windows open, sipping the last of the first mug of coffee that I think got me into being up this early, I noted that there was the scent of orange blossoms on the breeze.
Now as the sky turns from midnight to inky blue and the first birds of the morning wake up to shout hello outside my window I think I'll toss my mug at them and have another.
I'm planning on being there tonight for CANA at 7pm, Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive, FL, 33305 and visit the rest of us who are interested in seeing our friends from the Central Area Neighborhood Association.