There’s always been a rainbow / Siempre ha habido un arcoíris

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

WHEN WE WOKE UP THURSDAY morning, San Geraldo said he’d roll over to hug me but he was afraid it would hurt his arm (third Covid shot Wednesday). I asked, “Is it very sore?” He replied, “I don’t know. But I don’t want to roll over in case it is.”

He had a dentist appointment later that morning to have a cavity filled. He loves his dentist but hates dentists in general. When we were out of bed, I told him I was sorry he had to go. He said, “I might cancel.” I asked, “Why? [other than the fact that he just didn’t want to go].” He said, as if I already knew, “Because I don’t feel well!” I commented, “Oh, I didn’t know that. You didn’t say anything before.” He replied, “Well, I didn’t know how I felt before.” Anyway, he said his upper arm was in fact sore, which made his dental stress that much worse. But he had a handful of Lulu’s Finnish M&Ms (click here) and he powered through. His appointment was quick and efficient and he was at Mesón Salvador for coffee a half hour later.

We had (and still have) weather advisories. The wind started blowing Wednesday evening. There are warnings of gusts of over 65 kph / 40 mph. Before leaving the house for the dentist, a 10-minute walk, SG asked if we were supposed to have rain along with the wind. I read the week’s forecast. Rain predicted in the coming days but little chance at the time.

“So I don’t need to carry a rainbow when I go out today?” he asked.

“Sweetheart,” I said, “wherever you go, there’s always a rainbow.”

I’m pretty sure he meant umbrella — but one never knows. While I was alone at Mesón Salvador, I told Adrian (in Spanish) about SG’s rainbow. He smiled and I realized he thought SG had been speaking Spanish and, well, we all make mistakes. “But he was speaking English,” I clarified. Then, Adrian laughed.

Nutrition and Fitness Report
Stretching: Twice Monday. Twice Tuesday. Twice Wednesday. Once so far today.

Walking: 6 km / 3.75 miles with a lot of climbing Wednesday (today’s photos).
Gym: In an hour for chest and back. Didn’t get to the gym earlier this week. I only go when it’s not busy and I missed that window due to my schedule.
Notes: Forgot to mention the vino ribera I had with Matt & Lindy Monday. For diabetics, red wine can be a good option. San Geraldo’s apple cake yesterday. Lulu bought us a chocolate-caramel-crackly treat. I had two. The size-32 Levi’s require a belt.


CUANDO DESPERTAMOS EL JUEVES POR la mañana, San Geraldo dijo que se daría la vuelta para abrazarme, pero tenía miedo de que le lastimara el brazo (tercer vacuna de Covid el miércoles). Le pregunté: “¿Te duele mucho?” Él respondió: “No lo sé. Pero no quiero darme la vuelta en caso de que lo sea.”

SG tenía una cita con la dentista más tarde esa mañana para que le llenaran una caries. Ama a su dentista pero odia a los dentistas en general. Cuando nos levantamos de la cama, le dije que lamentaba que tuviera que irse. Él dijo: “Podría cancelar.” ¿Pregunté por qué? [aparte del hecho de que simplemente no quería ir].” Dijo, como si ya lo supiera, “¡Porque no me siento bien!” Comenté: “Oh, no sabía eso. No dijiste nada antes.” Él respondió: “Bueno, no sabía cómo me sentí antes.” De todos modos, dijo que de hecho le dolía la parte superior del brazo, lo que empeoraba mucho su estrés dental. Pero tenía un puñado de M&Ms finlandeses de Lulu (haz clic aquí) y pasó. Su cita fue rápida y eficiente y estaba en Mesón Salvador para tomar un café media hora después.

Teníamos (y todavía tenemos) avisos meteorológicos. El viento empezó a soplar el miércoles por la noche. Hay avisos de rachas de más de 65 kmh / 40 mph. Antes de salir de la casa para ir al dentista, una caminata de 10 minutos, SG preguntó si se suponía que tendríamos lluvia junto con el viento. Leí el pronóstico de la semana. Lluvia pronosticada en los próximos días pero pocas posibilidades en ese momento.

“¿Así que no necesito llevar un arcoíris cuando salí hoy?” preguntó.

“Cariño,” dije, “dondequiera que vayas, siempre hay un arcoíris.”

Estoy bastante seguro de que se refería a paraguas, pero nunca se sabe. Mientras estaba solo en Mesón Salvador, le conté a Adrian (en español) sobre el arcoíris de SG. Sonrió y me di cuenta de que pensaba que SG había estado hablando español y, bueno, todos cometemos errores. “Pero él estaba hablando en inglés,” aclaré. Entonces, Adrian se rió.

Informe de Nutrición y Estado Físico
Estiramiento: Dos veces el lunes. Dos veces martes. Dos veces miércoles. Una vez hasta ahora hoy.
Caminando: El miercoles, 6 km / 3.75 millas con mucha escalada (fotos de hoy).

Gimnasio: En una hora para pecho y espalda. No llegué al gimnasio a principios de esta semana. Solo voy cuando no hay mucha gente y me perdí esa ventana debido a mi agenda.
Notas: Olvidé mencionar el vino ribera que tuve con Matt & Lindy Monday. Para los diabéticos, el vino tinto puede ser una buena opción. Tarta de manzana de San Geraldo ayer. Lulu nos compró un a bolsa de chocolate / caramelo. Yo tenía dos. Los Levi’s de talla 32 requieren un cinturón.

• And the sun sets like one of Lulu’s Amerikan Pastillejas.
• Y el sol se pone como una de las Amerikan Pastillejas de Lulu.


• All you have to do is click the words above, “Watch on YouTube,” to watch the video on YouTube. Imagine that!
• Todo lo que tiene que hacer es hacer clic en las palabras arriba, “Watch on YouTube,” para ver el video en YouTube. ¡Imagina eso!

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

34 thoughts on “There’s always been a rainbow / Siempre ha habido un arcoíris”

  1. Oh what pictures!!!!! They are stunning of the vistas!!!! Bravo! But I got distracted later by your handsome face…and what appears to be bull balls hanging down?!?!?!? LOL!!!! On the billboard of the bull, not on you. I have no idea how far your hang.

    1. Mistress G Borghese:
      I’m more meat and less potatoes. It was a perfect time of day for a hike and photos. That light!

    1. sillygirl:
      And I’ve only been back to it (working out at gym and watching sugar) for a month. Feeling so much better.

  2. You did a great job of capturing the autumnal light. Some really stunning shots.

    As for rainbows (and not umbrellas), when I was in Argyll last month (on Loch Long), rainbows appeared at least two to three times every day. Weather systems passed so quickly over the hills and loch you hardly noticed the brief shower, but were always treated to a rainbow as the sun was quick to reappear. A few days later, I was very happy to have my “rainbow” with me in the Highlands, however, as there were some very heavy downpours up there. The locals seem to shun umbrellas in favor of their heavy duty weatherproof clothing.

    1. Mary:
      Raingear is much more common in Bergen, Norway, too. Especially on those typical days when it rains sideways. Those rainbows in Argyll were a way to compensate for all the rain. A nice touch.

  3. “Well, I didn’t know how I felt before.”

    Slayed me, because that’s proof that wherever SG goes, there are rainbows!

  4. I love all that golden light. So beautiful! I didn’t have much arm pain at all from my booster, knock on wood. Poor SG — I don’t envy him the dental work.

    1. Steve:
      SG didn’t have much arm pain either (he just thought he did). But he did have an awful headache that nothing would ease for about 18 hours. The dental work was a tiny cavity that took all of 15 minutes.

  5. I love SG’s marshmallow center. Makes me want to squeeze the stuffing out of him (yeah, that’s the reason). Your face always brightens my mornings, Scoot.
    I got my booster and flu shots a week ago. I was down for three days! The Johnson I got in April didn’t hurt at all compared to that frickin’ Pfizer booster! Continue with those hugs, they work wonders.

    1. Deedles:
      SG had Pfizer. He had a headache for the better (or worst) part of 24 hours. But the shot didn‘t hurt (and the sore arm was mostly in his imagination); it must be his marshmallow center.

  6. Everybody needs a good rainbow! That orangey-golden light is so beautiful, like a deliciously warm blanket settling gently around your shoulders on a chilly evening.

    I see your knitted hat is still coming in handy for you! I have stalled at 8 or 9 pounds lost, but am feeling so much better and more energetic. Am sticking with the plan of no between-meal snacks and am continuing to exercise, so the remaining 8 or 9 pounds will come off eventually.

    1. Wilma:
      I usuall don’t hike at that time of day. Perfect light. I’ll keep that in mind.

      I have several knit hats, but the new one takes center stage right now.

      I haven’t been on the scale for a while. I don’t know how many pounds I’ve actually lost. I’ve simply been measuring my progress by how good I feel, how I see myself when I look in the mirror, and how the clothes are fitting. Oh, and how much better the sciatica has been.

  7. The bull billboard is impressive, but I like the Ale Hop cow more as she seems more approachable, LOL! Your selfie is terrific too!

    1. Tundra Bunny:
      I LOVE the Ale-Hop cows. I wish we had one for the terrace. The 46-foot Osborne bull wouldn‘t fit. But I like Ale-Hop better, too.

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