Butterflies: Video that chills

I love Bjork and this cover in her honor is so GOOD!

Butterflies:Picture update

The weekend we got Honey, Terrell and I drove up the coast and spent the day in little beach towns on our way to a friend’s birthday party (she lives in St. Mary’s GA near the Navy Base since her husband is on a submarine)

Stairway in downtown Amelia Island

Weird little Shrimps are painted all over town

We had lunch at a Cafe on the water and couldn't pass up the goofy photo op on the dock!

If I showed his, I have to show mine....thus....my goofy photo!

That same night we brought Honey home....

The next Saturday we took Honey to her first concert...Rickolus had a free CD release show.

Here’s a video of Rickolus…he’s got a great Indie Rock sound and he’s from Jacksonville.  We enjoy hearing him play and watching his music gain popularity over the past few years.

Then the weekend after that there was ANOTHER free concert at Zombie Bikes, Astronautalis was in town and had a concert in the Freeebird RV that he and friend Blubird are touring in.  It was a strange show, we’ve seen him 3 times prior to this show and this was by far the strangest.  It was BYOB or $5 to drink from the keg.  We brought our own and danced and sweated our butts off in the parking lot.  It was a great night.

Also Astronautalis is a great performer with his music being a mix between Hip Hop & sort of Shoegazer Rock.  He’s hard to explain, I’ve used the term Intelligent Hip Hop before, I mean who else have you heard sing an amazing song about the Battle of Trenton?  He was opening last year for Tegan & Sara and is gaining more fans every time we see him.  I love that he’s from here because he plays here just about every return trip home!

The RV

Astronautalis mid song from inside the RV


….and there you go….an update of the past month and a week in pictures.  I wasn’t very good at picture taking.  I usually take many more in that time frame.  I will be trying to improve on that and have many more interesting pictures than what I currently see….which is a metric ton of puppy pictures.  🙂

Spiderwebs

I’ve been on sort of a self imposed hiatus.  I just couldn’t post, a dark place took over and I found myself not wanting to look at the good things going on around me.  I still don’t have a job, I am applying left and right, about 10-20 resumes are sent out a week to open jobs, but most places never respond back (with nearly 12% unemployment here, companies are flooded when they open a position).  I call a temp agency usually every 2 weeks just to check in, and have interviewed….but not really gotten anywhere.  It’s frustrating.  It’s down right depressing.  I know it’s not just me, many friends are unemployed and feel this way.

I am trying really hard to brush off the spiderwebs and find my mojo again.  I need my lust for life and positivity back.  I need to stop this self pity it’s leaving dust where my happy used to be.  I need to find my glow again and stop putting it on with a blush brush.  Faux glow just ain’t doing it anymore.

I am starting to apply at retail stores, just as a confidence boost to actually have a place to go, a paycheck be it small, but something better than the measly unemployment check that I’m getting.  I want to feel me again.  I want to feel worthy.  I love the people in my life and am so lucky to have such a loving husband and friends, people who have put up with my quiet and my tears.

Any suggestions are welcome….until then I will be trying my best to find and post just a little happy.

Today my happy is puppy kisses, a day in the middle of the week with my husband (he had a vacation day to use!), double coupons at Bath and Body Works….came home with a huge bag of new smells for only $10!!!  and reading while it rains (Eat, Pray, Love).

Butterflies: New “family” memeber

It’s been about 2 years since our dog died.  He was a chug, half chihuahua, half pug, a rescue and we had him almost since our relationship began.  I think we got Enrique in Feb of 97 and we had met in Jan of 96.  He was a wonderful little dog and many of our friends ended up getting small dogs because they were so in love with our little guy.  We were heartbroken when we had to put him down.  He had heart failure at 13 years old.

We had started talking about a new pet again.  We decided only if we could rescue again.  Then about a month ago we went to a party and a girl showed up with a chihuahua that had been found in the woods behind her house.  Her daughter kept telling her for a day or two prior that she had seen a “baby puppy in the woods” and she thought her daughter was playing make believe.  Then imagine her surprise when a tiny little face was staring back at her from her sliding glass door.  She had her for about 2 weeks and couldn’t keep her in her rental and had signs up with no calls.  So she brings her to the party to see if someone can “fall in love” and give her a home.  Well….there you go.

It was immediate.  The minute she walked through the door with this furry little face that needed a home I was in love.  We brought her home that night.  The next day I made calls, I had to know she wasn’t someone else’s pet.  I called the humane society and some shelters to make sure no one was looking for a female chihuahua.  Then we took her to a vet.  They checked her for a microchip (nope.) and then check up and tests and all her shots.  She is about 6-8 mths old (so born about January) and had a little ear infection, she weighs in at just 4 pounds.  Other than that she was a healthy puppy that needed to be fixed.  At that point we were thrilled to know that she could really be our puppy and we set up an appt. to have her fixed.  Please meet 8 month old Honey Bunny:

Honey Bunny

This past weekend Honey got fixed.  She has been a napping fool thanks to medication.  Now that her medicine is gone my task is to keep a high energy PUPPY from jumping and wanting to be active!  I have 3 more days of keeping her not so active.  In the month we have had her, we have gone from floppy crazed “get me off this leash” to walking like a prissy little lady, she sits, she lays down, and we are working on come, stay and down.  She is very playful and we are crazy puppy parents.  My iphone is packed with pictures of us and the dog.

Post-op Honey