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Luck of the Irish?

Still quite a grumpy grump yesterday I'd vowed not to come back here and post anything until I was in a better mood as no one needs to see me nasty and grumpy all the time. And I was still quite defeated and grumpy when I left work yesterday, still couldn't shake the candy melt debacle (yes I know I need to let things go), and just in general despair over normal daily life. Let's face it, I was a sour puss. But then something happened.

I decided I'd listen to some good music for the ride home and luckily my trusty pink iPod Berry was still in my car and thankfully she plugs right into Gretta the Jetta so I was able to blast the speakers and enjoy me some Jason Mraz who really, in a fun bubbly light way makes me think about things in a different light and always turns my mood around. As I drove along the main road near work I looked up and saw this:



It was much bigger in person , and not visible in the frame is the double rainbow above it. The colors were vibrant, the arc was huge, it was about as nice a rainbow as you can get. We do see them fairly often around here because in Oregon it can rain on one side of the street and be sunny on the other, but it just seemed so fitting being St. Patty's day and all. I had to take a picture. Too bad it was my phone camera! It looked like the pot o'gold would be right near my mom's house, I'm hoping she found it. She's even more Irish than I am and she's shorter too! Maybe she qualifies as a leprechaun? :)

So I took the rainbow and Mr. Mraz to heart and just decided to feel good. So I sang along as I drove home, lost sight of my pretty rainbow but kept thinking that it was just so beautiful... then I turned onto the Ross Island Bridge, close to home and saw this:


The rainbow followed me home! Luck of the Irish? Wacky Oregon weather? A sign from God? What ever it was, I'm so happy to have had two in one day.

I'm going to try and maintain this feeling as I head into my orthopedist appointment today. Dr. Barry does have pretty green eyes...


Jason Mraz - The Remedy
I saw fireworks from the freeway
And behind closed eyes I cannot make them go away
'Cause you were born on the fourth of july, freedom ring
Now something on the surface it stings
I said something on the surface
Well it kind of makes me nervous
Who says that you deserve this
And what kind of god would serve this?
We will cure this dirty old disease
If you've got the poison I've got the remedy


The remedy is the experience.
This is a dangerous liaison
I say the comedy is that it's serious.
This is a strange enough new play on words
I say the tragedy is how you're gonna spend
The rest of your nights with the light on
So shine the light on all of your friends
When it all amounts to nothing in the end.


I won't worry my life away.

I won't worry my life away.

2 comments:

Penny Sue said...

Your Mom is not a leprechan but she does have the good qualities of a leprechan. And she is working on a pot of gold for you.

Stacey said...

Wow, Erin! I wish you'd found that pot of gold too, but that's great anyway. It's nice to look up and find some happiness now and again when we're feeling lower than a turtle's butt (as my mom would say)!

LOVE Jason Mraz!