Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Pink Lotion

By 9:30 this morning I was out the door for a self-proclaimed "Day of Beauty". My hair has been cut and coloured and my nails look faaabulous. The "Day of Beauty" was only 2 hours, but it was a luxury that was truly a necessity. As the pink lotion was rubbed into my hands and feet, I let my troubles ooze away. What is it about the pink lotion that allows me to feel like nothing matters but that moment. Maybe that's the key - I'm living in the moment.

When I returned, my email Inbox said 73 new emails, but I certainly felt more equipped to handle them.

It's been a strange couple of days. The rescue has had SIX cats returned in two days. Three bonded pairs. Since I handle these post adoption problems and returns for the rescue, I was worried that my usual understanding and diplomacy might be a little..um.."off", as I was dealing with my own sack of rocks.

I held my breath when there was a voicemail message from one of our adoption coordinators for my "Parker". Somebody is interested in meeting him. They haven't called me yet, but I'm trying not to fret over it. He's being treated for an eye infection, and I'm sort of hoping they choose somebody else to adopt. (ack!)

Put under the title of "Guilt Free Zone", I received the following picture from Owen's foster Mom:

Owen and his new best friend Cliffie LOVE each other and have become instant friends. I couldn't be happier and I sure needed some good news. :)

I wonder what's REALLY in that little bottle of pink lotion?

6 comments:

Cat said...

What a wonderful picture of Owen and Cliffie...just heartwarming!

Kea said...

That photo of Owen, with Cliffie, would make it all worthwhile, IMO. See? You made a decision for Owen's Highest Good and the Highest Good of all concerned, and it's turned out beautifully. Fingers crossed he goes to an equally appropriate forever home.

Things will work out for the three bonded pairs in the end, I absolutely believe that. Have to, refuse to consider anything else.

As for that pink lotion...maybe I should get some too. :-D

Anonymous said...

I saw "pink lotion" and immediately assumed Calamine and a poison ivy disaster. This was much better!

Owen looks so happy. What a good boy.

Caroline said...

Owen looks great, very zen! See it was destiny that he was to leave you so u can concentrate on getting homes for Parker and Clementine, what happened to David the kitten? What colour are your nails?

House of the Discarded said...

Caroline: He DOES look "zen", doesn't he? :) "David" the kitten is with me - his new name is "Doodle" and he's going on the site soon. :)

My toes are a funky shade of pink and my hands are clear! My son said I'm too old for that kind of pink. Pssshaw!

Allison at Novice Life said...

oh gosh too cute! how perfect!