Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lemons Into Lemonade

I’m feeling good today. I think the initial shock of what was going on last week has settled in and become less of an emergency and more of an ‘okay, let’s deal with this thing’. Someone close to me was diagnosed with an illness that while serious, is also very treatable and curable, and now that the treatment is underway I think it feels a little more like there is forward motion. It’s a long road ahead, but at least we’re on the road now and not pulled off to the side. So I feel good about that and very positive about the eventual outcome. While I’m not so naïve I don’t expect there will be some bumps along the road, we’ll navigate those as they come.

To further brighten my mood today, as I was sitting on the couch writing birds landed right outside my window and began chirping and for those few brief moments, despite the snow dumped on us Monday, I felt spring in the air and the promise of brighter days on the horizon.

The puppy is doing well with my boss, though he says his dog may be crossing me off his Christmas Card list. He keeps looking at the puppy trying to figure out what she is, why she is and when she’s leaving. She has been renamed Bailey, which was actually the name of the dog I grew up with.

The writing is back on track after getting sidelined for a week and I’m nearing the end of the first round of revisions and pleased with how things turned out.

I’m thinking of changing the look of the blog too. I’m in the mood for something a bit lighter, more spring-like.

And I can’t get that song ‘grey skies are going to clear up’ out of my head. The only problem with that is that the second part I can’t remember, all I can remember is the commercial. So I have ‘grey skies are going to clear up, put on a Windex shine’ stuck on repeat in my cranium. Oiy.


Cleo said...

Grey skies are gonna clear up
Put on a happy face ...

maxx66 said...

that was me... maxx... by the way. I used the wrong sign in. I really gotta get rid of that old accnt

Kelly Boyce said...

Now I have shiny happy people going through my head. Know the second line to that?

Julia Smith said...

'Gray skies are gonna clear up
Put on a happy face
Brush off the clouds and cheer up
Put on a happy face
And spread sunshine all over the place
Just put on a happy face!'


'Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing

Shiny happy people laughing
Meet me in the crowd
People people
Throw your love around
Love me love me
Take it into town'

Now I've got those bumbling around my head...hey...

Kelly Boyce said...

You've got way too much time on your hands. What do you work for the gov't or something? ;)

Melissa Marsh said...

You sound so much more positive. Hurrah! I'm so glad.

Rene said...

Great outlook, Kelly. The promise of spring really does brighten our outlooks.

Anne MacFarlane said...

Glad you're feeling more optimistic. I think the not knowing is the worst. Once you've got the facts, you can deal.

Toni Anderson said...

(((Kelly))) You did the right thing with the pup. You just know when it can't work. I have been there. I hope your loved one makes a full and speedy recovery.

Patricia said...

Glad to hear things are improving!
Hope you have a great week!