Butterflies: Things That Make My Heart Flutter

Random Bits of Happy

This has been a strange but inviting week.  I’ve been spending time job searching between fun and interesting time with friends.

Honey smiles after her first trip to a dog park!

I got huge smiles and lots of naptime after I met up with my girlfriend Heather for her day off and we took our dogs to a nearby dog park.  It was a great way to get Honey used to an off leash area with NO other dogs except her buddy Benny.  She is cool with him and they had the park to themselves to run in.  It had been raining the day before, so I took a graceful slide in mud and Honey fell IN, yes completely IN a deep puddle.  It was all quite funny.  We went to Starbucks afterward for coffee for me, water for Heather and a doggie latte for our pooches…(whip cream in a kiddie cup).

Heather spoiling me rotten with good foods!

That same gorgeous Monday we went back to Heather’s apartment for lunch where she proceeded to make green salsa, and Beef Chile Colorado which we had in tortillas with black beans.  Get this….this wonderfully talented woman even sent me home with canned left over sauces.  *psst* The Green salsa is gone and so is the walnut blue cheese bread you sent home with me.  SOOOO yum!  I love days of indulgence.

Tegan and Sara 9-2-10 in St. Augustine, FL

The Tegan and Sara show last night was wonderful.  They played all of the songs I longed to hear in concert, they were adorable and quirky and the show was great!  I got a ride down with a new friend with whom she and I keep finding things in common, she was taking her daughter down for her birthday since the big name band playing was Paramore.  It was tweens everywhere.  Terrell was racing the clock, he got off work at 6:15 and showed up at the show in the middle of Tegan and Sara’s first song.  It was the best timing and we had such a good time!

Quick mentions

* Coffee with Ethan * Dinner in the rain with my husband * Late night talks * making amends * reading in the sunlight * Searching for a job on a quilt in my backyard while Honey plays and chases dragonflies * The dozen or so butterflies that have crossed my path this week! * This song makes me want to dream a little more and smile a lot more. * My first pair of TOMS shoes were bought with birthday money (I saved gift cards and had almost forgotten about them!) * My husband singing songs but changing the words to fit his life, singing about me and the puppy….it really makes me fall in love with him a little more every time he does this. * Finding out carrot dogs still exist and planning to eat one Saturday! * Three day weekends with my happy little family! and winning tickets for MMA for my man thanks to twitter re-tweets!

Enjoy your 3 day weekend!  Happy Labor Day Weekend and

Happy 35th Anniversary to my parents!

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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.  🙂

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