Saturday, December 14, 2013

Man Out

 He's gone. He packed up and swept up and drove off Thursday.

Two bikes on the back, kayak on the roof and everything else sandwiched in between.

He said it all fits, like a clown car.

The cats are puzzled, the room is open for cat business, but there's nothing to sniff or in Gus's case, steal.

There's no one to let them in and out all day while I'm at work, feed them lunch, and play with them.

Lucy lays on the radiator, arms stretched over her head waiting for the underarm stroke.

Gus lays on the table hoping for an ice cube in the water bowl.

And me?

Well, I'm going to miss him too.

And this.
 
                                                                            
I've been spoiled.
And I'm def going to miss living with someone so play task oriented, that on the first snow day of 2013, with the government shut down, schools closed, buses barely running, work cancelled, suits up and heads off to a sliver of beach, down a cliff, somewhere in Southern Maryland, to hunt for shark teeth.

And you thought they didn't make them like that anymore.

You go boy.

But come back when you can.

xo Jane and the kittens.


34 comments:

  1. Wah! I'm going to miss him. sniff...

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    1. Right? I'm hoping he can figure out how to clone himself. He can do everything else.

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  2. OMG he's also adorable to look at! Goodbye S man. Somebody got lucky when they got you!!

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    1. He's actually married to S-woman, and they have 3 S-children. Everybody's lucky.Well everybody but the cats who keep wandering in and out of him room meowing.

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  3. You didn't tell us he was beautiful, too!

    S
    xo

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  4. Ooh, he was a hunk! Maybe there's another one on the way? X

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    1. The bar is set so high in my house right now you'd have to be a god to even touch it!

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    1. And eats, everything you feed him, with gusto!

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  6. We are all going to miss him. Thanks to you, his wife and kids, for sharing.

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    1. Our pleasure. His innate kindness fosters our generous spirit.

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  7. Maybe he knows a superhero that can stand in?

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    1. Well he did put an ad up in the Pentagon calling all superheroes, we'll see.

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  8. Yes, the bar is def set to a high standard! Am sure his wife and children are over the moon at having him home! You were so kind to share your adventures with s~man with us. He will be missed. Oh, but 2014 is just around the corner...who knows what the new year will bring!

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  9. You did save the best for last! Know his family is delighted to have him back :)

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    1. Now they'll get to have all the fun and all the food!

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  10. A special guy. I'm sure you left him with some sweet memories as well.

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  11. There's nothin' hotter than a man who cooks!

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  12. Please tell him that your imaginary friends will miss him, too. And his hunkiness. ; )

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  13. You have been so lucky with both S-man and the Colonel, hope the next one is good, too. Not only is your source good, but it shows one more way that our men and women in uniform as special.

    Will miss him!

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  14. If that's Calverts Cliff, mine had to do that too.

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  15. Wow, if only all boys were brought up to be like him! He looks super sweet too!

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    1. Well you have a chance to do it right!

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  16. Oh yes, I think a superhero is the only stand in possible!

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    1. They seem to be in short supply.....

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  17. Awww, we're all going to miss him and look at that smile. Looks as darling as he's sounded. Maybe he has a twin.

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  18. What a lovely housemate he was to you. And so easy on the eyes . . .

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  19. Too sweet!
    Still jobless in Seattle, but its good to be home.
    My orange dog sends his best to your orange cats.
    I'm working my way through several months of blog looking for your chicken rendering technique... and of course, I didn't want to be a "lurker" :)
    I miss you guys!
    Ty

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