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Sunshine and Rainbows

Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows. Everything that’s wonderful is what I feel. …”

Those are the words that come to mind every single time I see a rainbow. Lesley Gore’s snappy little tune must be permanently embedded in my memory bank.

After our stressed out day with Austin (previous post) and some additional unexpected happenings, it’s about time I’m seeing rainbows! Another band of light to add to my rainbow is having finally found a chiropractor this week — such relief already. I’ve been so incredibly busy lately but not much of it has been with work. So with a chilly day yesterday, I took advantage by immersing myself at the computer and with long overdue paperwork. That may not sound exciting but it sure felt great at the end of the day to have accomplished so much! Today, another chilly day, is ideal for part two of my long overdue catch-up.

First thing in the morning I met up with a group of folks who have been inviting me to join them on their Sunday morning dog hike. I left the old girl at home (long story but she starts fights) and took the two Aussies, Pearl and Austin. Both dogs needs some serious socialization with other dogs so this was total immersion. Did I mention there were 12 dogs on the hike? I did keep Pearl on leash because she’s a deer chaser and would get lost in the bush if she’s loose. We know this because it’s a recurring problem. Austin got to be off leash but he was so worried that he pretty much stuck to me and Pearl like glue. That’s okay, at least he got some helpful exposure and it was a very positive hour and a half. Afterwards we all went out for breakfast. Great way to start a day.

So I’m here at my computer, and the moment I click to send this online, I plan on getting part two of my paperwork tackled. Just like Lesley Gore’s “Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows” I am feeling rather chipper today. It may be chilly outside but there are rainbows in my heart. What’s glowing around your rainbow these days?


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don - November 20, 2011 - 9:39 pm

A fine rainbow image that came along with goos timing in your work schedule. A rainbow is encourging in such a beautiful way. I enjoyed hearing sbout your hike.

Kelly @ JAX does design - November 21, 2011 - 7:49 pm

Beautiful rainbow ๐Ÿ™‚ My rainbow is a little bit broken at the moment – hopefully physio will bring it back to its full glory soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cicerosings - November 28, 2011 - 6:09 pm

Glad you and the dogs got out and about. Had a cranky lady get after us today … thought we didn’t handle our dogs right … found out she hadn’t had HER dog under control a few weeks back and it bit a neighbour’s small dog quite badly on the head. Our dogs were on lead and walked by without nary a bark and without incident so I don’t know what her problem was! (She said we shouldn’t have kept walking towards her yet she had already stepped off the trail????) Unfortunately I snarked back at her and then later reminded myself that a soft answer turns away wrath. I have heard she is a real crank. I’ve passed her other times without incident so I really don’t know what that was all about. I guess she was having an extra bad day.