"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

***A Quote From The Velveteen Rabbit


Country Hiatus

So, in the interest of self preservation, I packed up the pups and left late Thursday night/early Friday morning for a short hiatus. We went out to the "country" for a few days, stayed at my friend Nick's until Sunday afternoon. It was a much needed get away, an amazing chance to relax and just enjoy what is. And there was a lot to enjoy...

The pups had so much space to run and play it was awesome. They even got an awesome bath, bones to chew on, and had toys to play with, nice places to sleep, etc. It was like the Four Seasons for puppies, no joke! They slept approximately 24 hours straight when we got home....And I slept almost 30 hours. Seriously, we were worn out!

Then....There was Horsey. (AKA Dusty, but I like to call him Horsey!) Twice each day I got to feed him carrots and the best oranges EVER, fresh from the orange tree...I LOVE him! 

PLUS....Ali and Lee came to visit while I was out there...That was an afternoon of good talks, great food and amazing friends. PLUS....I found out that I am going to be a GodMomma....For the first time in my life! How exciting!!!!!

A giant bug that sounded like a helicopter flew into the house, we trapped him and set him free back outside...No unnecessary killing lifestyle FTW...

Then on Saturday, we made a trip back into the city, to go to an amazing DubStep show at Kava Lounge...DJ Osal8 killed it, and the DJ's before him were super amazing as well. This was the first time in over a year that I have gone out to the club, just to dance...I was afraid I wouldn't like it the same way I use to, afraid I wouldn't be able to connect to the music without drugs...BUT I danced for 3 hours straight, with a smile on my face, laughing and cheering the entire time..I couldn't stop, even when I was exhausted, til the end of the night, and the music was over. Even sober, I LOVED it...And the result...30 hours of sleep and no voice today. I feel awesome!

And good times with new friends, did some Wii Bowling, played dress up and held a hedgehog for the first time in my life after the show on Saturday...Super amazing good times!

Here's a quick photo journal of the days we were gone....More to come, I'm sure, as I wasn't the only one taking pictures of the fun!

Puppy Bath Time

Happy Puppies

Helicopter Bug

Horsey and Ali's Visit

Holding a HedgeHog

Good for the Soul


Jason Moffatt said...

There's something to be said for some good country living! And you said it well. :)

JmeLee said...

Thanks J-Mo! So glad you enjoyed my post enough to comment, it's always great to hear from you! Mwah!

Kris said...

it's a great idea to periodically hit the country, get supremely fresh air (compared to the city) take in nature, take stock of what's important and what's not and put some sunshine up in yer grill. i'm glad it was therapeutic, and glad that the club scene hasn't lost it's appeal without the use of anything illicit. old doors closing, and new ones opening i hope <3

JmeLee said...

kris, you hit the nail on the head. your insight is deeply appreciated and dead on, as always. you are an amazing friend, thank you.

Anonymous said...

I'll amuse myself thinking that you simplified this just for me. I'm not handy on a computer and give up easily in the face of rampant technology. You got my comment on the country weekend and I can only add that this entire weekend showed a happier you. Glad to see that. I also have a sheaking suspicion that you practice dancing with Bruti and I right? If not, you should. Catch ya 'round sweetie. Robert

JmeLee said...

thank you for commenting, robert!!! but things are changing now, i will forward details later when i have time....i have some exciting news! :)

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