Friday, July 24, 2009

the universe paves the way

It's 1:24 pm. I'm sitting here in my pajamas feeling decadent and sleepy.

It's Friday. I should have been at work today. But our numbers were low, and I volunteered to take the day off without pay. Why?

Well, it solved the whole issue...from the previous post. I finished work yesterday, dropped Emily at her dad's and drove to Toronto with Megan as planned. Without having to worry at all about getting up in the morning because her dad took her to day care before he went to work, and will pick her up on the way home.

What was I so worried about anyways? I do this to myself all the time. I managed to drive in downtown Toronto without killing myself or anyone else - that's a major accomplishment in itself. Highway driving I'm okay with - but driving through the dark in a city I don't know very well...except as a passenger or a pedestrian, well, that's something else. I only lost my way once (because eldest daughter needs to work on her map-reading skills). I found cheap parking. I walked into Slacks and there was Kate, sitting with her partner, waiting for her set to begin.

I love live music. Anywhere. I'l totally go back for another Thursday night, some day when I'm not working on a Friday.

She's amazing. I didn't take any video. Damn, I didn't even take any pictures. I'll do that on Sunday.

Yes, Sunday. I don't have a Sunday ticket for Hillside.

Let me rephrase that. I didn't have a Sunday ticket for Hillside until last night.

Megan was so thrilled to be able to go - because of her leg, she doesn't get out much. And I finally got to buy her a drink for her 19th birthday - eight months late. And she loved being in a space with live music, sitting at a table with a musician that she respects and admires...I hope she was inspired. If there was ever a kid who should be writing and performing her own music, it's mine. Maybe every mother of a talented singer says that.

I am amazed...every time I can get to a space where women are out and proud, I am reminded of how beautiful and bold we all are. And goddess, we are all so beautiful. I could have sat and watched all night.

I sometimes wish I could move - Toronto is not the place for me, but I feel very isolated in this city. Most of my friends live in Guelph, just a short drive away, but it's so liberal, so...out. Compared to K-W, anyways. But Emily comes first, and she needs to live close to both of her parents.

Have you ever felt like something was just meant to happen in a certain way? Before we left, walking to the car through the pouring rain, Kate offered me a comp ticket for Sunday.

Man, I was wet when I got back to the car, and it was only two blocks away. But I was warm all over.


LilliGirl said...

Very nice. Yay for Kate!

Earth Muffin said...

That is so cool that she comp'd you a ticket! Have a great time!

Jude said...

Sounds like a wonderful time...and i'm a firm believer that things happen for a reason.

Have a great weekend!

Camlin said...

I am going to have the best weekend ever - until next weekend! Which will be another of many "best evers." Even if it rains, which it probably will...

The ticket was originally for her sister - who couldn't come. I am so grateful she offered it to me.

I hope you all have a great weekend, wherever you are. I'll try to take some good pictures and video!

Solo Homo said...

If anyone deserves Karma on their side, it is you, my Dear Cam. Enjoy yourself and share with us.

Avril Fleur said...

I love that the universe provides exactly what we need! Ask and you shall receive.

~Just me again~ said...

Glad you had a good time. The weekend sounds like its going to be fun too. Take lots a pics. ;)

Ang said...

That is great. All things happen for a reason. I hope you have a wonderful time.

Dawg said...

Tdot isn't for everyone. It's a great city and I love it here.

Kudo's on driving downtown, even I rarely do so, but I do love the rails!

Camlin said...

Avril - and I wasn't even asking for Hillside - I had tickets, and I knew that I would be able to meet up with her there. What I really wanted to do was see her perform - and I did that on Thursday. This time I got more than I asked for.

Just Me Again and Ang - so far, so excellent. I took Emily tonight, and it was great to hang out and relax with her.

Dawg - I love living close enough to Toronto that I can get there easily. But I really don't think I could live there. I like to - breathe. And it's not about the air quality as much as the sheer numbers of people. I heard today that we're finally getting GO transit from K-W to Guelph/Toronto. it's about time!

Anonymous said...

Nice! Yes talk about the right place at the right time. See, definatly worth going to Toronto. And yes, I feel everything happens for a reason. Glad it all worked out for you. I love the feeling too being around music and others you can feel comfortable around, out and happy. The energy is just amazing.