Just kidding. I'm in Vegas.
Okay, so I didn't take that many pictures when I was out on the Strip last night. I hung out there while Amanda was at work and I didn't really feel like drinking or gambling (I know, I know. It's Vegas). So I just explored and ate and sat in coffee shops and read my book. It was kind of relaxing. Truth is, I missed my puppy.
"I'm making room for my joy." --India.Arie
The line above is a lyric from India.Arie's "I Choose" and I am constantly using it to refer to cleaning out clutter or getting rid of bad memories. Sometimes you gotta get rid of the crap in your life to make room for your joy. And that's exactly what we did today at Amanda's yard sale.
A Tiny Hobbit's Big Adventure - Starring Samwise Gamgee
What's that? You want me to gush about my new puppy like one of those deranged pet owners who talk about their animals as if nothing else is going on in the world? Okay!
When Sam and Frodo first leave the Shire Sam pauses at the end of a field for a moment:
Sam: This is it.
Frodo: This is what?
Sam: If I take one more step, it'll be the farthest away from home I've ever been.
I'm pretty sure that's what my Samwise was thinking when he ventured out on his first walk. With a leash and everything! Freakin' adorable.
Then he realized the grass wasn't so bad as long as he was hiding under my leg.
Frodo: Come on, Sam. Remember what Bilbo used to say: "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."
(My Nerd-O-Meter is quickly rising).