A Brighter Day Awaits

When I left home yesterday morning, I was met by wet streets, raindrops splattering against the windshield, and skies turning from a dismal gray to a gloomy black.

Nor was the long drive from Tacoma to my doctor’s appointment in Portland made any shorter by gusting winds and rain-splattered windshields.

In fact, it wasn’t until I neared Portland that the weather brightened up, at least enough to make lunch at Who Song and Larry’s on the Columbia River with Bill enjoyable.

Unfortunately, time was short and I felt compelled to constantly check my watch to make sure I had time to make it to the doctor’s appointment across town. Good thing I left early, too, or the ten miles of stop-and-go traffic would have made me late for my appointment.

Hearing the doctor relate my medical history to his young intern and having an examining tool shoved up my nose and down my throat didn’t make my day any better.

However, having the doctor pronounce me healthy and saying I didn’t need to come back for a check-up for a full year did somehow make the whole day seem much brighter.

If I didn’t know better, I might even have imagined that nature was reveling in my good news, for the skies were clear on the way back and even Tacoma was bathed in sunlight. Even the small flowers in the front garden seemed even beautiful than when I had passed them in the morning.

5 thoughts on “A Brighter Day Awaits”

  1. Very , very good to hear of your clean bill of health. And thanks for early spring flowers. I’ll see if I can find you some magnolia photos this weekend. Maybe some daffodils in celebration.

  2. Allow me to second Shelley’s best wishes on your clean bill of health.

    What this really means, of course, is that now you can devote even more time and energy to mastering Flash.

  3. Yeah, man. That is great news. Just fantastic. (I know those gray NW skies from long experience, too.)

  4. What with two new grandchildren on the way, I’m feeling pretty good about the latest news. It’s going to take some energy to keep up with the little ones due this month.

    I’m on page 635 on Flash MX 2004 HOT, Jonathon. You’d probably better be thinkng about the next book I should buy before I start designing my own Flash sites.

  5. Wonderful news, and thanks for the hyacinths. Wonderful news. And more grandchildren too… sprouting everywhere!

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