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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sick but Lucky

We are dragging here in Colorado. We both got an awful cold just before Christmas. It was so intensely bad that we didn't think that anyone should be near us (especially not senior citizen relatives) so we spent the holiday weekend on our own - sleeping, snoozing, sneezing, coughing, and watching silly movies.

As some of you know, I adore the morning light around the Winter Solstice in our neck of the woods. Prior to getting sick, I'd had days and days of gray mornings, with no sunrise light although I was out there every morning looking for it. Then, after the sneezes and coughs hit, the clouds cleared out. So, I didn't accomplish much this weekend except for getting out to see the sunrise with Shyla.

I love seeing her chocolate fur turn red in the rosy first sun rays of the morning.

She seems to remember our winter solstice routine from one year to the next. This girl is such a wonderful friend! I cannot believe how close our bond has become.

I took the next one just as the whole sun cleared the eastern hills. The light is almost blindingly red.

Literally, just minutes after sunrise, the sun ray color starts to return to normal.
It's not something that I am willing to miss, no matter what. It lasts only for a few minutes each morning and for a few weeks out of each year. So, sick or not, I was going to be out there with Shyla.

Now, we're both tired of being sick. We're hoping to be well enough to reschedule our Christmas plans for next weekend. We feel lucky to have each other, our wonderful (and mostly healthy!) Labraduo, and our warm house in the mountains. Even if we're sick for Christmas, we're lucky, and we know it.


  1. Hari OM
    POTP to the peeps, huggies and waggles to the pups! YAM (aunty) xxx

  2. Those sure are golden pictures of Miss Shyla. We hope you all feel better soon.

  3. Beautiful golden colours. Hope that you are both getting better, raining down here, woke early and decided to get up and check blogs and mail. Have you had that snow storm and freezing rain as well as Ontario further north? Or did it miss you and travel eastwards?

    1. No precipitation here. Just very high winds. I'm glad to hear that you are feeling well enough to be up early checking blogs!

  4. Oh no. Hope you guys are feeling better
    Lily & Edward

  5. What beautiful photos of Shyla! We hope you feel better soon!

  6. Glad you're all keeping your chins up, but I also hope you feel 100% fit soon :)

  7. I hope the all better finds you quickly!

  8. KB, Hoping you are feeling better or on your way to being better. Love your girl's fur in the sunlight. It's been so cold this month, but yesterday and today the sun is shining. Smart thing to stay inside until you are over this cold-I just heard, this morning, that the Norovirus is back this year-yuck.
    Be well and enjoy the rest of the week.

  9. Hope you are feeling better. We are so cold and have lots of snow - not so fun for the pugs!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  10. We hope everyone is feeling better!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. Oh! You ARE lucky! Feel the betterment soon.

    -Otto and Osa

  12. Her Redness looks wonderful! I have been sick too over Christmas. It's the fashion!

  13. There are lots of bad colds around this house too. That time of the year when lots of peeps are huddled together in small areas. But we are all doing pretty well. Busy, busy days and nights with little time for visiting. But we want to send you more wishes to feel better and hope your Christmas was nice.

  14. Similar here with all but one of our kids being sick. Wish we could have a do over this weekend too! I got sick today and don't know how they did so well. Get well soon.

  15. Happy to hear you are feeling better. Take it a little easy so your recuperation holds!

    Jo AND Stella

  16. I hope your all feeling better, Its no fun to not feel good.

  17. What gorgeous photos of Shyla at sunrise! Hope you're both feeling better soon!


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