Last night, the power went out. The power company is working on it. Around 7:00AM, I left the house to get breakfast at McDonald’s. I got the “Big Breakfast”,scrambled egg, sausage, hash browns, biscuit, and coffee. Plenty of food. Senior citizens hang out here, no surprise, and quite frankly, it’s rather pleasant.

I lived large this morning and ordered at the automated kiosk. It wasn’t hard or confusing. A nice kid brought my order to my table. Somehow, I feel like the kid, my fellow seniors and I are all part of a population that is either privileged enough or unfortunate enough, not to be in such a hurry to have to “drive through”. Kinda nice.There is a receptacle at every table to charge my phone. I need that when there is no “juice” at home.

I went to Mass last night. I hadn’t been in a while, because of my hip. I just decided I was going, no matter how I felt. This Sunday is the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, that Christ’s Body and Blood are truly present in the bread and wine of the Eucharist. I’m too tired to get all theological on you, so I’ll leave it at that.

I’m eavesdropping on conversations, Old People Conversations about how much stuff costs, grandchildren, stuff like that. There’s no “news” on.

I’m watching the guy mop the floor, the people at the tables with friends, and I realise that we are the lucky ones, to have this blissful morning, all for around $5.99 plus tax.