Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

my pimped pic!


Happy Halloween!


I want to thank every cat for helping us decide which pictures to send in for the Cat Blogosphere calendar. Mom and I decided on number 4 and number 9.

I am helping Mom with the "Autumn Gizzy Raffle Quilt." This is the quilt that is being raffled to help our friends in need. You can read ML's post about it here.

(I wonder if Monty will recognize me in my costume?)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Mom and I are trying to decide which picture of me to send in for the Cat Blogosphere calendar. We cannot decide, and thought you guys could help us out. Here are 13 of what we think are the best pictures of me Mom has taken this year.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuxie Tuesday

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Here's another movie, starring me, Millie! Mom was showing off her clean kitchen when I came by for my nightly treats.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Magnificent Monday

Mom's having a good day, and it's because she's finally napping like a cat.

Sorta.

She's been pestered by Mr Hot Flash for many many nights. He has been stealing her sleeps. Finally Mom complained loud enough to her bean vet about it and now she has some Bambi Ann to help her sleep. (I don't get it, there is no vishus deer anywhere.)

So she's been sleeping much more like a cat, and she feels better.

I know she's feeling better because she's practically purring.

Which is a good thing.

Anyway, she made two batches of cookies and some homemade bread yesterday. Half of the cookies and all of the bread went into a box that is going to my sweetie, Monty Q and his (my) fambly in Mary-land.

Such a lucky guy (and beans)!


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Mom has finished the two "Stashbusting Gizzy Quilts" shown in my sidebar. If you want to see bigger pictures and the backs of them, click the pics or click here.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Easy Like Sunday

Mom promises me she will take it easy today.

But that's only because she worked all day yesterday. She cooked a big piece of Beef in the crooket pot.
She roasted chick-hen in the hot as hell box.She made some tomato-vegetable soup.And she made a squillion mini-meatballs (these have bacon in them).
Why, you ask?

Good question. Mom says a Very Very Very Big Project is going on at her day hunting gig, and that she will be working a lot a lot and probably every single Saturday until after New Year's. She says she's getting a Rack for her servants; she's getting a new wall of fire and vee-pee ann's; she's getting a big gig snitch and the rack is getting wired. (No, I don't know.) Plus she's getting a second Tee, and it's gonna get bonded to the one she has now. She says she's changing Eye Ess Pee's and all the Dee Ann Ess stuff is gonna change too. And that's not all. She says she's getting a new servant to help her old one hold files and all the printers are going to move to the new servant. She says she has to map all the new paths to the new servant. (He sure does sound lazy for a servant, if you ask me.) Then she says a new guy is gonna carry the Long Distance and after that she has to upgrade the accounting package and change all the account numbers. Then she says she has to change about 100 Crystal retorts with those new account numbers and after that she has to close the year. (I thought that happened on its own.) Oh, I forgot about the 6 new computers she has to set up, and that she's gonna Mozy all her servants.

And then she has all her other normal stuff to do. So she's trying to have foods ready to eat because she knows she's not going to have a whole heckuva lot of free time.

Oh, and did I mention that everybody is coming here for Turkey Day?

So here is a picture of me, so you won't forget what I look like, because after listening to everything she has to do between now and then, I get a feeling I might not be blogging much.


Once again I have to say I am -SO- glad I am a cat.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday - Catching Z's

I learned how to tell when Mom is really really tired. This is what happens:

She comes home from day hunting late, feeds you, collects the papers in the hallway, brings in the big recycling bin, closes the window sticks, puts a pot of water on the hot as hell box and turns the computer on before she takes her coat off . Then she makes bright orange macaroni and cheese out of a box, adds frozen peas and then eats it out of the pot with a soup spoon. After that, she takes off her shoes and climbs into bed fully clothed without even putting that sticky thing on her nose.

I think I'm going to have to give her lessons in napping.

This quilt is "Persian"


This one is called "Brown Betty."This one is "Orange Crush"

Mom's asking for her Bammmbien...

ggotta go...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Formerly Feral Friday

It is -so- nice to have a cozy warm napping spot as the weather gets colder. This is one of the benefits of being formerly feral.

Guess what? Mom started working at her day hunting gig 20 years ago today.

Gee, that must make her an 0ld-timer. I'm just sayin'

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday 13 Things

Here are thirteen things Mom packs and brings to work every day. No, the alarm clock isn't one of them. And her pen and mechanical pencil are not in the list of 13 either, even though she brings them with her wherever she goes.
Lookit this... I photoshopped her picture and numbered her 13 things. You will figure out what most of them are. There is at least one that you have never seen before. I'll leave it to you to work out which one it is.

Someday I will tell you which it is and explain why it is so very special to Mom.

Oh, # 6 is her busy-ness card holder. (Sometimes I am really terrible at keeping secrets.)


P.S. Mom got her turtlenecks today. They weren't what I thought they were going to be. They are stupid shirts. And one of them is PINK! Now there's a big surprise!

Feh.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Homer, the Wonder Cat


You have GOT to read about Homer, the blind cat who...

well, just go read about him... RIGHT NOW! I'll wait!
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I have a new hero, and his name is Homer!


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Here is why Mom is calling the quilts "Stashbusters." See these bins? They are filled with blocks Mom uses to make the Gizzy quilts. As you can see, there are bins filled with fabrics of every color in the rainbow. Mom can make lots of beautiful Gizzy quilts with the blocks in these bins.
We put pictures of two over in the sidebar on the right. "Primary Colors" has a backing with black and white and green, pink, yellow and red. It's very pretty. The "Purple Passion" has a backing that looks like purple marble. Mom says another difference in the Stashbuster Gizzy Quilts is that the backings might not be all one fabric - they might be pieced from different fabrics. But she says the backs will co-ordinate with the fronts.

Mom's got plans for a gold/orange/brown one and then probably a green one. She is guessing about which colors cats might want. So if you have an idea, you should let me know.

thanks!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuxie Tuesday

Here I am checking out this Gizzy quilt Mom is designing. She's calling this one "Primary Colors" and she's got a purple one she's working up too. The blue one I mentioned yesterday has been spoken for. "Rusty" is still available has a new home. Mom is trying to use fabrics from her stash, so these quilts should be called "Stashbuster" Gizzy Quilts!

Lookit the black and white Bento Box Gizzy Quilt that is on its way to my big bro, Beau!

I think Mom is happiest when she is sewing. Of course, it doesn't hurt that my pals, the guys named Pat, were winning the game last night.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Tocktober


Happy Birthday, Derby!
(DKM is responsible for this pose.)

Mom PhotoShopped my #13 a tiny little bit so Monty Q wouldn't get a headache.
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Mom's so worried about the green papers she needs to buy food for the heating monster this winter, she has decided to make some Gizzy quilts to sell at a slightly reduced price. She is calling them "stock" Gizzy's. They are just like the regular Gizzy Quilts - top quality 100% cotton, top and bottom with fleece in the middle. The difference is that they are sold as-is. There will be no option to "customize" these Gizzy quilts.

"Rusty"

The price is $44 each, and this includes shipping anywhere in the US. Email me at darlingmillie AT gmail DOT com if you are interested. All Gizzy Quilts are machine washable and dryble. This particular Gizzy Quilt is called "Rusty" and is available for immediate shipment. Mom's got a Blue one she'll be sewing up later tonight, and may be available tomorrow. Thanks!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Go Red Sox!

Go Red Sox!

(with apologies to our Florida friends)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

So Sew Saturday

Now that Mom's got the Sewing Room all nice and spiffy clean, she is sewing again, and I am supervising.She's working on finishing up some projects.
She also bought some turtle necks on line from the end of land. She says the weather is getting colder and she needs them. I think this is one of the more ridiculous things I have ever heard her say. Who would ever want a turtle's neck? She already has a neck.

Once again, I am -so- glad I am a cat

Friday, October 17, 2008

Freaky Friday

Is this really necessary?I mean, dragging the rug sucking monster around is one thing, but piling up everything onto the tables is just plain freaky.
You notice how Mom never posts pictures of her sewing room when it's -REALLY- messy?

Freaky, isn't it?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

National Feral Cat Day

Today is National Feral Cat Day.

I am a Formerly Feral Cat. I am one of the lucky ones. (Really, really lucky.) Did you know that 72% of cats entering pounds or shelters are killed?

Their mission is: "To end the killing of cats and lead the movement for their humane care." Their website is full of information about how you can help.

Go on over to Alley Cat Allies and sign up to be an Alley Cat Ally. Like me!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tattle Tale Tuesday

You know your Mom is a little weird when she fixes her slippers with tie wraps.
I'm just sayin'.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Movie Monday!

Movie Monday: Hear Millie Meow!

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You should ALL watch this movie! You won't just SEE me, you'll HEAR me! You'll hear me MEOW! Mom didn't hear me meow like this until I was the Only Cat, and that was after I had been living here over a year!

Mom says my meow-er works perfectly!

I knew that!

(By the way, it was Treat Time and I was meowing for Temptations.)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday at the Movies!

Mom has been having a LOT of fun with her new camcorder! So we both decided to post a Very Special Movie today.

Some of you ManCats might want to get a big bowl of Ice Water nearby. Monty Q, honey, get yourself the biggest cushion you can find, and you might want to make sure there's some extra space in the icebox...

Now, this is not an X-rated movie (I am -not- that kind of girlcat), but Mom says I'm Hot!

Ready?

Here it is: Bathing Beauty Millie
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Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Flip Video Camcorder

I am so glad you liked my movie yesterday. Mom is practicing, but I am not interested in posing all the time for her.
Here, by popular request, are pictures of the new camcorder Mom won.It's about 4-1/4" tall, and about 2" wide.The screen is 3/4" high and 1-1/4" wide. The resolution is 640 x 480, and Mom's will hold one hour of video on the 1 GB drive. It's wicked easy to use. Mom says it is what it is - a very inexpensive camcorder - the software is a bit fussy, and there are limits to what you can do with it, but she says she loves it. She's not quite sure she would have bought one of these if she had to give up some green papers for it. It does have its uses, and it's very handy! She says she is going to post LOTS of movies of me!

Yesterday's video was 9 MB!! This means M0m has to find some software to "optimize" it for the web. Daisy gave us a good idea, and we will check it out later.

You can get it at Amazon. Mom says right now the price is $117.

Mom has a video of me MEOWING! We will post it on Monday.

I am going to nap, Mom is going to sew today, and we might make another movie. I think Monty is going to be my biggest fan!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Flip Friday!

Mom went to a kind of a conference for her day hunting gig yesterday. She said she spent all day learning new stuff. Some of the folks there were giving away presents so the beans would attend their seminars. One of the presents was what Mom thought was a digital camera. She told the guy, "I am going to win that, you know. Make sure you pick my name."

And when the names were being picked, he DID call Mom's name! Mom laughed and laughed! This is what she won, and it isn't a digital camera:It's a VIDEO camera!

And of course, the very first video is a video of me! If you listen carefully, you might hear me meow!
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I'm going to be a movie star!

Mom really needs to learn to use this thing first, though!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Freaky Thursday

You know your Mom has been working too hard when she comes home from a "field trip" with this picture and she says it's gorgeous.On the other hand, one company sent this,just for answering some questions.

I so don't get it. Neither do I care to. I am -SO- glad I am a cat.