Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Love In The Midst


On the short but slowly growing list of the perks of living single is a new addition.

When people have an extra ticket for a concert, they invite you.

This is the second time I have gone to Wolf Trap in the past two months.

First was Catie Curtis, courtesy of the women of the pink house.

Last night was the funkalicious Earth Wind And Fire.

This ticket was brought to me by my favorite customer/friend Heidi.

Heidi not only gets weekly flowers ( what ever I want to do flowers) but was the foster mother of Lucy and Gus, back in the day when they were Sunkissed and Tony.  Whaat?

And thank God I was with a cat lover and her friends when my neighbor who was recruited to feed the kittens couldn't find Gus.

She couldn't find him at 5:30, she couldn't find him at 8:56 or at 9:09. She canvassed the neighborhood knocking on people's doors and stopped my dog walking friends on the street.

No Gus.

We left the concert early and I was rushed home to find an anxious Sheila waiting at her door to help me look for the lost kitten.

I had to look no further that the front door as Gus came strolling out of the kitchen.

 He clearly was sick with a hot little nose and bleary eyes. Well sick or high but for the purpose of publication I'm sticking with sick.

I can only take one loss a year.  Guster needs to stick around.

Olga, who cleans the house every two weeks is proud to scoop him up in her arms and defiantly announce to anyone around her :" I love him".

I'm with Olga, I love him too.

After a night spent sleeping under the covers next to me he emerged bright eyed and raring to go at 5:15am.

I was not raring to go but I was unusually grateful to have a bed full of fighting cats and fur flying.

Love, get it where you can.

Oh, and Joan Baez and The Indigo Girls are at Wolf Trap next week.

Anybody got an extra ticket?










29 comments:

  1. So glad Gus is okay--what a scare!

    Cool vase, and I love all the wildness in it.

    If I had an extra ticket you'd be my first call.

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    1. And then we'd invite Shelley too. we would have so much fun.

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  2. Yay for Gus! We were worried, we love him too!

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    1. I know you do. Especially the Bradster!

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  3. Thank goodness for Gus and neighbours who worry so much! Love your Love in the Mist too - so very beautiful. xx

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  4. That blue vase with the Nigella exploding out of it is CRAZY perfect!

    I wonder what it would be like to live without loving our animals and worrying ourselves to death over them?
    Can;t imagine.

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    1. I would like to imagine for just one night. Right now it's started raining and all they want to do is climb the ornamental plum tree, wait, wait I hear Lucy crying...they're in.

      A worry free night awaits!

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  5. Joan Baez? If you get a ticket, can you get one for me too? I saw her in concert (and met her backstage) when I was still a convent schoolgirl. Very unusually for our repressive regime, a small group of us was allowed to travel to Edinburgh for the evening - but only after we had played the headmistress one of her records to assure her that she was 'suitable'. And oh, she was!

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    1. I wonder if she still has that beautiful voice? She was and I'm sure still is a beautiful woman.

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  6. I imagine you might get more than your fair share of extra tickets and that you are wonderful company.

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  7. Earth, Wind and Fire...Wow, I have not heard their name in such a long time..Hmm, such memories (no details included).

    So nice to have sweet friends that think of you first when having that extra ticket. xo

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    1. I know, imagine they're still touring with 3 original members in their 70's. Ouch.

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  8. Oooh - nothing worse than a missing kitty cat, and no better feeling that when he finally reveals himself! I loved the first line of your post, Jane ~ so glad to know you are adjusting. :o)!

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  9. Can,t help you out with those tickets Jane :-) Hope Gus is feeling a bit better!

    Happy day,

    Madelief x

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  10. I think they find that funny. Angus has been hiding somewhere and I can't figure it out. It's always worrisome when there are construction people coming and going from the house. They're segregated but when the building permit is in a window on the kitty "safe" side it's not a completely foolproof system. "I saw him when I got home," I tell myself. And then, "Didn't I?" Suddenly I'm not so sure and I search every closet, under the beds, inside boxes. It's a scary few minutes.

    Indigo Girls. Used to love. Probably still do.

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    1. You would know every song.

      Bad Angus. Lucy loves the story!

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  11. So glad to hear your baby is doing okay. Of course I am so nosy, I am dying to know what he got into. Shhh...I can keep a secret..promise. Loved Earth, Wind and Fire way back when, and Joan Baez...wow! I hope you get a ticket. Have a great evening.

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    1. we're assuming I get to go....and it sucks staying up late on a school night.

      But of Joan Baez can stay awake I probably can too.

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  12. Earth, Wind and Fire! Heard them last in college. Oops, dating myself. Glad you got to go. Fingers crossed for Baez. Xoxo

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  15. Jane, I love hearing of the adventures of this chapter in your new life!
    Plus I do think you have the greatest attitude!

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  16. No way! You got a free ticket to EWF? Mighty, mighty!

    Gus. Probably something he ate.

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