12/19/11 – Settlin’


Some people are settling down, some people are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.” – Carrie, Sex and the City

When you have a dog you get to know your neighbors and their dogs pretty well. Sadly, you usually know the names of the dogs better than you know the name of their owners, but that’s alright, you are bonded regardless. I tell you this because in the following story, sadly, I don’t know my neighbor’s name.

One of the couples that lives down the street from my building had an older golden when I moved in a year and a half ago.  Soon after, he passed away due to old age after a fabulous doggy life. They ended up getting another golden puppy named Napa. He is the cutest bundle of joy you have ever seen. I guess he is about 8 months old now. Well, on top of having a new puppy they recently had a baby boy (a baby and a puppy, what a handful!)

Well, this past Saturday Napa and Bailey had an impromptu play date in the snow. While they ran around, Napa’s mother and I got to talking about her new baby boy, Flynn. Somehow the conversation got to her age. She was telling me how she waited to get married until she was 45 and then had Flynn at 47. It was then that she said the quote above to me. Following that she said, “My husband is my butterflies! It was well worth the wait.” My heart just melted. How sweet!

Many days I know that myself and some of my single friends feel the pressure from society about meeting someone and starting a life together with them, but why rush? I’m holding out for my butterflies! And he will be well worth the wait 🙂

Suglarland sings a song about this. “Settlin'” is linked the the butterfly below.


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