I Got Da Bluuuuues

10 Oct

When ever my BFF and I have to say bye-bye there is always a lump in my throat, but this time there was significant eye leakage, several sobs and yes a couple of stomach gripping knots as the taxi turned right out of my street taking her to the airport and home to hubby, daughter and two ginger cats.

It’s impossible to put my finger exactly on why, it’s part history, part friendship, part closeness, part loss, part safety, part encouragement, part silliness, and a whole heap of, it’s just fun to be together.

So what wild shenanigans did we get up to…….. well, you might not believe it, it could possibly shock some, but, well, none.  Just chatting, watching films, finding all kinds of things on the Internet,  eating good treat food, doing some stitching, relaxing, taking a walk to the beach, shopping for treats; just being removed from our expected usual everyday.

Highlight – Lazing in bed, not quite asleep when BFF remarked “What the…..oh it’s you!”  You need a little backstory here.

A neighbourhood cat has taken to sitting on my recycling bin which is just outside my back door. He peers in, looking curious, has wandered into the kitchen when the door was open. BFF opened the kitchen window and he strolled in and discovered two suckers for head rubs, chin scratches and ham, chicken and dreamies.  If the window was left open he’d just stroll in and say hello, not in a hurry to leave.  Over a day or two of repeated visits (BFF is such a softie) little encouragement was needed. He’s been nicknamed Mickey because he’s white with a black tail and black ears.  One night it was rather warm so BFF opened my bedroom window slightly, maybe four or so inches, the curtains were slightly gaped, we comfortably resettled to sleep.  Cheeky Mickey got brave from the bin top and mastered the narrow, tilted, slippery windowsill, squeezed through the gap, avoided the bits and bobs on the windowsill as well as the bookcase, jumped to the floor and neither of us heard anything until he jumped on the bed and walked up BFF!  Lol, cheeky, little devil.

We were productive, I’ve ‘almost’ finished the cot blanket, and already started a second (naughty me, should finish one before starting another), BFF knitted a couple of hats and booties for the doll. Yes, Mickey helped with the wool tension on the big ripple afghan.

Now it’s time to get back to the normal everyday, not as much fun, not as much company and not such enticing food. Familiar aches are returning. Time to reset the countdown app for her return in March. 


Posted by on October 10, 2017 in General, Life, people, Pets, Projects


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8 responses to “I Got Da Bluuuuues

  1. Bushka

    October 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Ah!!!! Sounds like your having had a super time…..loads of memories to keep you ‘going’ until next time…..Stay Well! Hugs! ❤

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    • AnneMarie

      October 10, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      We are both going through some life challenging changes, but we know each other so well. It’s always a boost being together, we both wish we lived closer to each other, but at least we are close enough so she can visit me.

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  2. menhir1

    October 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Such a great post!

    A-M tell me, how did you create the crazy paving photo montage?

    Micky….a friend used to leave her lady moggie with me when she went on holidays. My own one was a bit put out, but just had to get used it for two weeks, at a time. Lady moggie was framed just like Micky, though her face was not so long, rounder perhaps, her eyes were bigger too. She was soo appealingly seductive. Her paws were delightful and she was quintessentially cute and cuddly. Your Micky might be a descendant of lady moggie.

    Hope you post a pic or two of your craft work.


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    • AnneMarie

      October 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      An app called LiveCollage, on my iPad is how I created the four in one picture.

      Mickey has quite large paws and is a kneader, he must have been a bread maker in another life. We think he is a Turkish van cat, has their characteristics, not a lap cat but a beside you cat. The sofa arm on my side was fast becoming his favoured perch, until he wanted to stretch out on the carpet, he was quite long bodied. He rubs up against everything, there are white hairs everywhere!


  3. menhir1

    October 10, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    I must download that app. I can visualize spending some hours playing with a creative app like that…hm, in that case, should I lead myself into temptation??

    Lady moggie didn’t have long pointed ears, nor was she long bodied but she did have a heavy dose of fleas on one of her visits that I had to get rid of. She also sported the same black fur markings as Micky. My moggie, who was a colourful tabby, wasn’t best pleased with the joint veterinary excursion and the follow up treatment. My home had a dose of de-fleaing as well, so, yours truly wasn’t thrilled either. Though lady moggie looked like butter would melt in her mouth, her type of flea infestation, I was told, suggested she could be as feral as the next outdoor cat. xxx

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    • AnneMarie

      October 10, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      Lead you into temptation? I’m sure you know a shortcut, like me!


  4. deacongill

    October 11, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    What a lovely time. It is heart-wrenching when you have to part from such a close, good friend. As Bushka says, some nice memories to warm the cockles of the heart when they start getting chilly and tired. Hugs xx

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    • AnneMarie

      October 11, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      We are both people who struggle with people closeness, it still amazes both of us how we got under each other’s radar and become life long firm besties.

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