Directing my time was my upcoming appointment mid-afternoon with my chiropractor. As I had expected, the visit was profitable and I left his office feeling very much relieved from the annoying persistent pain. My world was suddenly rounder and less jagged. I put down all the windows of the car, opened the roof and headed complacently along Upper Dwyer Hill Road to join the ribbon of highway into the City whence I travelled to get the car gassed and washed. After the car wash I chose the route to Arnprior - through the vast open fields - then back through the inner countryside and the Village of Pakenham to home.
After dinner this evening we further celebrated this special summery day by going to Scoops ice cream emporium on Waba Road in Pakenham. The girl who took my order essentially steered me through the choices which I had uninventively begun as vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup but which ended being soft ice cream, warm fudge sauce, nut sprinkles and maraschino cherry all topped with whipped cream. We sat in the sheltered wooden patio and silently spooned through our treats.