Jesse Hayworth
Jesse Hayworth


Jaunty Post, Jesse Hayworth

The world is a scary, messed-up place right now, and though we can argue that it seems worse because of our increasingly light-speed access to information (and misinformation!), I’m pretty sure that this promise of near-instant fame (or infamy) means that in some ways, it is worse.

I try to stay informed. I try to look at both sides of a situation, if only to decide for myself that there isn’t a second side. I try to be a good human, a good earthling, and not wave off too many things, saying “there’s nothing I can do about it” or “not my problem” if I can do something or it would help for me to make it my problem.

Some days, though, I just can’t do it. Some days, every headline has me double checking the baby monitor, or listening for Arizona’s voice in his downstairs office, or randomly pinging friends and family to make sure they’re still out there.

Today is one of those days. So I’m pulling the plug on news, sticking my head in the proverbial sand, and thinking only happy thoughts. To whit (click on the pictures for their sources):

Firefighters and puppies



(I highly recommend following the above link for grins.)


Flint and Callie 1

Okay. Deep breath. Think happy thoughts. There’s a raisin bagel in the kitchen with my name on it for now, a glass of wine for later and, for the moment, at least, my little slice of the universe is in pretty good shape.

How about you, Jauntyfriends? Do you have a happy thought for us for today?

8 thoughts on “Some days you just gotta ostrich (click for happy pictures!)

  1. I DO have a happy thought! My doggy snuggled with me on the bed today. There’s nothing like doggy snuggles, unless it’s baby snuggles.

  2. Lisa Hutson says:

    I have gotten a couple of good chuckles on facebook this morning. Seen a picture of my uncle that looked a lot like my dad, which makes me smile. And it was lovely out this morning when I took my walk. After while, I get to pick my granddaughter up for the day. Yay!

  3. Shana Galen Shana Galen says:

    Princess Galen is coming home from her grandparents’ tomorrow! That makes me happy.

  4. Amy says:

    It is going to be very hot here today, so we are going to a matinee, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and then for ice cream.

    1. Amy says:

      Forgot to thank you for the instant pick-me-up of shirtless firemen with puppies.

  5. Thanks for the pics, Jesse! I had cake for breakfast today–that’s my happy moment of the morning.

  6. I’m in the dog camp with Kristan, Jess. Every morning my corgi greets me like I’ve been away for a week. That always starts my day with a smile.

  7. A welcome respite. Thank you!

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