Thursday, November 5, 2009

I Believe in Fires at Midnight...

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Listen to this Jethro Tull song here to find out what's been going through my mind this morning...
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'I believe in fires at midnight, when the dogs have all been fed.
A golden toddy on the mantle; a broken gun beneath the bed.
Silken mist outside the window -Frogs and newts slip in the dark.
Too much hurry ruins a body: I'll sit easy; fan the spark.'
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'Kindled by the dying embers of another working day.
Go upstairs: take off your make-up -Fold your clothes neatly away.
Me, I'll sit and write this love song
As I all too seldom do -Build a little fire this midnight.
It's good to be back home with you.'
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I'm sure it's because Ben's away, and we had a long phone chat as I sat by the log fire last night. He was in a snowy Copenhagen, once again in a hotel chosen by the secretary at work, once again in the red light district!
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He ended by saying: 'See you late tomorrow night!' Poor man, I had to remind him it was only Wednesday night, and he gets back on Friday at midnight...

17 comments:

marigold jam said...

Love that cat - he/she's just like my Tom always finding the best spot for a bit of relaxation practice not that Tom needs any practice he's a gold madalist at it!

Hope your husband gets back safely - I remember the times when mine was away usually for 2 weeks which nearly always ended up being 6!!

A bientot!
Jane

Elizabethd said...

They certainly do pick some strange accommodation for your husband!

Pomona said...

Do you think you ought to take over hotel-finding?! I always hate being a single mother - it is always when the Head Chef goes away that we have serious crises with animals/cars/machinery - in fact, any area where I lack expertise!

Pomona x

Floss said...

She only seems to get it wrong in Copehnagen! Bizarre, though...

Lotta said...

Lovely to "meet" you Floss - your blog is wonderful! Good luck with being a fellow challengee :) The sun always shines - its just ... there are times when are backs are turned... perhaps a better way to word it :)

[hugs] Lotta

Lola Nova said...

My husband will be off on a business trip again soon, it's always a little hard.
I love that you have Tull going through your head. I have that album and love it!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

He should have a talk with the secretary.
Your kitty looks so comfortable curled up like that.
Thanks for stopping by. I started this comment a while ago, but have had 2 phone calls in the middle of typing it. :) I will email you later regarding your question.
Glenda

Serenata said...

My husband used to go to away quite regularly on business trips until he was made redundant. Since working from home he is always here - which is good mainly.

I could do with a warm fire tonight - I've been frozen all day and just can't seem to warm up.

Sarah said...

Nice song and lovely music. Hope he manages to get a little bit of quality sleep. Poor man getting the days wrong - kind of sums it up really.

Now I have to say you are one lucky lady! Your boys eat with their elbow on the table. How I would love to be able to have that in our house. My two year old came to the table last night and announced "That looks yuck" and the four year old took 45mins to push food around her plate and the oldest was sent to her room for being really rude. Pudding however was successful, how strange!

Della said...

Aw...I love your dog! It's tongue is simply amazing. :)

jeannette stgermain said...

Very creative to take pics of your cat and dog on a patchwork blanket (without it looking cheesy!!) Hope your hubby comes home safe and sound!

Ashley said...

catching up with my blogging - Love the patchwork blanket and animals!

Elyse said...

aw, hope the time flies and then slows down for welcome-back hugs!

xo

beck said...

It looks very cosy at your house right now! Probably alot cosier than where Ben is. Hope he is back soon and next time I think HE can book his accomodation?! funny xo

bad penny said...

the amimals look very comfy !

My husband was away for SIX WEEKS in the spring... it seemed to go on forever.

Hope yours home safe & sound for a lovely weekend xx

Itch2stitch.com said...

Oh look at those lovely animals! Hope your husband gets home safe. Have a lovely weekend! suzie. xxx

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Does she do it on purpose??????? Love your sweet sleeping friends!!!!