Tuesday, 25 May 2010

And How Eventually Our Hands Will Just Turn To Dust If We Keep Shaking Them Standing Here On This Frozen Lake

My long weekend did not start well. Stella spent Friday vomiting like I've never seen a puppy vomit. It was shocking (and a little impressive) how much liquid managed to come out of her 20lb body. By Saturday she was feeling better and my weekend was salvaged.

I was a bit of a hermit this weekend. I was meant to go to a birthday / going away party on Friday night but I stayed home to mop up vomit instead. It was really nice to just relax with the puppies and go to bed early. Apparently I am 70 years old.

On Sunday morning, the puppies woke me up obscenely early (it was my own fault - I forgot to close the curtains so the room was flooded with light at 6am. I fail at sleeping in.) I tried to go back to sleep but was unsuccessful, so I packed up the car and drove to the lake. It was sunny when I left but by the time we got to the lake it was raining.

The pups didn't mind too much, though.

I live in very a beautiful place.

My favourite part of taking the puppies to the lake is how sleepy they are afterwards. They spent Sunday afternoon napping. At one point Stella was snoring and had a drool puddle forming under her lip.

He kills me. He managed to wrap himself up burrito-style in the blanket and is actually resting his head on Shawn's pillow.

I thought that a staycation (punch!) would be boring. It's true that I did a lot of boring chore-type stuff but I also spent a lot of time relaxing and doing irresponsible things. Like eat ice cream and watch hours of tennis (because I am 70 years old, remember.)

Wolfie is also a fan of the tennis.

I thought I would be jealous of Shawn's fabulous roadtrip but when he walked in the door last night, sunburned and exhausted, I felt a little smug at how well-rested I felt. I'm a fan of the staycation is what I'm saying.


  1. Staycations are severely underrated. I'm excited for ours this coming weekend (it's a long one in the states).

    Also, Wolfgang resting on Shawn's pillow? SoMi does the exact same thing. It's so sweet, isn't it?!

  2. Going on a fabulous vacation always seems to require a recovery period once you've returned home. A staycation is most definitely more relaxing!

    So glad Miss Stella is feeling better. Seeing an animal get that sick is heart wrenching. But it looks like she felt perfectly well enough for a trip to the lake! Which lake is that?

    The pups both look so cute all tuckered out :-)

  3. Stella and I were vomit twinsies this weekend!

    I didn't make it look half as good as she did, though.

    Hope she's all better :-)

  4. Awww, poor Stella! And burrito burrowing? Too adorable. Rose Kitten does the same thing with bags and shoes :)

  5. Your weekend sounds like it was awesome.

    In two weeks, we are getting a sitter and spending a night in a fancy hotel 5 miles from our house, where we will EAT, GET DRUNK, AND FALL ASLEEP. That there's a staycation.

  6. Awe Stella <3
    I desperately wish I had staycationed. We went camping in Harrison Saturday morning, and promptly returned at the crack of dawn on Sunday because it was JUST THAT AWFUL. I hate the idea of being a bad camper, but why on earth do people subject themselves to the rain and cold? The Okanagan in August is more my cup of tea.

  7. Staycations RULE. I mean, Vegas was awesome, but being at home alone is equally as rad.

  8. god, i love me a good lazy weekend to recharge. especially since they're so few and far between these days.

    hee, the self-burrito kills me. too cute!

  9. You DO live in a beautiful place. :-)

    Glad you got some good rest and the pup is ok!

  10. Methinks you and I should hang out. Then we could eat supper at 4:30, discuss our gout and tsk-tsk all the young hooligans making noise out on the street all evening.

    While we sip herbal tea before turning in at 9:00 pm.

  11. I'm so sorry about the Stella vomit-fest! Poor girl! And hey - she and Jordan weigh about the same!

    You do live in a gorgeous place. How lovely and peaceful. Wow.

    I'm glad you're well-rested, or at least were at the end of the weekend.

  12. Did you ever figure out what was wrong with Stella?
    I love staycations!
    And, also, I'm 70 too!

  13. Hurray for being 70 years old! I'm all about it!

    Poor Stella! I'm glad she was feeling better by Saturday!

    The lake sounds like a blast! And so neat you live so close.

    Sleepy puppies are the best. So adorable.

  14. I am so jealous of that beach! Looks beautiful. How far of a drive is that from where you live? I'd be there every weekend if it's close. Thanks for all the puppy pics. <3