Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tuesday Confessional

Looking outside this morning, Mom and I see a tiny bit of snow left, so Derby, you have not won the When When Contest. We are getting very close.For those of you who guessed dates later in the month, here is what the big pile of snow in the back yard looks like.
And now, a confession...
The house we live in is old, so the floors are crooked. So if you drop something wet, it runs. For example, if you are a kitty, and you are scratching around in your litter box with the new pellets and Breeze pad, and your buziness end accidentally hangs over the edge of the box, said liquid will slowly run all the way to the doorway.

After your Mom dances all around, making funny noises, and cleans it up, she might then put a very large absorbent pad underneath your litter box.

How humiliating!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Millie Monday

The weather is yukky today, but at least it isn't snowing. There is still snow in this picture, so Yuki, I am sorry, but you are not the When When Contest winner.
Can you see me? It was very warm on Saturday, so Mom opened the window and I could smell the good smells from outside.
There were pretty good smells inside, too, with all that bread coming out of the hot-as-hell box. I wish the snow would hurry up and melt, and it get warmer. I am tired of winter. I think we will have a winner of the When When Contest very soon!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Stormy, Smelly, Sewing Sunday

It's raining out today, and the snow is being stubborn, and not going away.
This is what all the commotion was about yesterday. Mom makes a special bread with cooked white rice, white cornmeal and freshly ground black pepper. Mom says this unusual bread toasts well and makes excellent sandwiches. Both Monty's Big Beans love it. It is called Black and White bread. So take a good look at it... Does it look black and white to you?Didn't think so.

To say the hot-as-hell-box got a workout yesterday is an understatement of epic proportions. Mom also made six loaves of her bread,

and lots of cookies.Today she'll be making more bread doing some sewing too.

It's supposed to be "Easy Like Sunday Morning" today, except I don't think Mom knows "Easy."

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour - tonight 8:30 PM

Earth Hour, tonight 8:30 PM. We'll be participating! And you...?

Strange Saturday

Samba, you don't live too far away, and you probably know that if there is snow at your house, there is snow at my house too. Well, the snow is still here, so you are not the winner of the When When Contest. I do think we will have a winner very soon!Monty, honey, Mom said if you show this picture to your Mombean, she will squee.
I don't get it either. I think she'll squee over this, though!

C'mon over and we can spend some quality time together. I understand that big woofie over at your house is a little slow on the uptake and can be rather annoying.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Finally Friday

It's warming up here, and the snow is melting, finally! Our snowpatch is getting smaller. I am sorry, Niko & Cloud, you did not win the When When Contest. Mom and I think we will have a winner soon, soon!

I don't have anything interesting to post today because Mom spent an hour on the phone last night yakking with Monty's Mombean. Yak, yak, yakkity, yak... granted I got some cuddle time, but like, seriously... I did overhear Mom say she had ordered her Basil seeds from Burpee, and that she also ordered some catnip seeds.

So I guess it wasn't a total loss.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thursday Three

There is still snow on the ground, so today isn't the day. We are supposed to have temps in the 50's F (10C) for the next few days, and the weather guys say we will have hard rain over the weekend. The When When Contest continues.
For those of you who selected dates in April, here is what the back yard looks like. The snow pile there is still at least two gizzys high (that's 3 feet in bean measuring.)

And now for some terrific news. My favorite mousie has dried out and this morning Mom filled it with 'Nip. I waited as patiently as I could. Can you see my whiskers in the right corner of the photo?Now, excuse me, I uh, um... I got stuff to do.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Terrible Tuesday

It's cold out, and windy, so the snow didn't melt much yesterday. The When When Contest is still on, because the snow is still here!But look...
This is my favorite mousie. Mom has been finding it all over the house. This is no surprise, because I carry it around in my mouth. (I won't let Mom get a picture. Heh.)

The other morning, Mom got up and found it soaking in my water bowl. So she hung it up to dry.It's really looking pretty ratty.


I think I need a new one.

Monday, March 23, 2009

New England Weather - Wait a Minute!

This is the view outside this morning. Sorry Parker, sorry Miss Peach, you are not winners of the When When Contest, because there is still snow on the ground.
There is a saying in New England, that if you don't like the weather, just wait a minute. These two pictures, taken within TEN MINUTES of each other, express that saying perfectly.

Mom was getting ready to go out food hunting yesterday, when she looked outside and saw that it was SNOWING!
Ten minutes later, she was putting her coat on when she realized the sun had come out.
This is typical of weather here in March.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Easy Sunday

It was cloudy outside when Mom took this picture earlier today.
But a short time later, the sun came out, and I made Mom take another one because when it is cloudy outside it looks like we live in a lousy neighborhood, and we don't.

There is still snow on the ground.As past winners of our contests know, Mom always includes a box of chocolate as part of the prize package. Diva Kitty Mom calls them "nasty, evil chocolates," but Mom says they are really wonderful and very good. (???) I know for a fact Monty's Mombean loves them too.

Anyway, Mom went shopping yesterday to buy some for the prize packages, so we are ready when the snow disappears!

Which won't happen soon enough for me!

Happy Anniversary, Mim-may and Pip-pay!

Twenty-two years! W00t!
We love you!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Not Yet When

Here's the view outside Mom's window this morning. There's still snow on the ground, so Camp Stanhope, you haven't won the When When Contest.

For all you kitties that guessed a date in April, I have convinced Mom to offer a "Consolation Prize." That will be awarded to the cat who guessed the correct date for the snowpile in the back yard to disappear. Here is what it looked like this morning (that back fence is five feet tall).
Here's what that snowpile looked like just two months ago today.As for me, well, I'm just hanging out.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Finally Friday, Finally Spring

(but there's still snow on the ground.)
I told Mom she better go over and visit Google's home page today. Eric Carle has designed today's logo. Google has a history of using special logos for special events. But they are only used once! For a history and images of all of them, you can click here.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Snow a Go Go!

There is still snow on the ground, but it is melting fast. You couldn't tell from the pictures (being taken so early in the morning), but the last three days have been sunny with temperatures in the 50's F, (10C) and yesterday it hit 60F (15.5C). Today it is supposed to be cooler with a light rain.

The stuff is melting fast, and we will likely have a winner of the When When contest very soon!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Sorry, Milo, there is still snow on the ground so you are not the winner of the When When Contest.I help Mom get dressed in the morning.
Because, you know, being a bean and all, she needs all the help she can get.

Monday, March 16, 2009

With Mom

There's still snow on the ground, so Colby and Cheddar, you two didn't win the When When Contest. It was a warm weekend, and a lot of the snow melted. Mom is hoping it will be gone by the end of the month. We'll see. If you look in my sidebar, you can see a list of all the contestants of the When When Contest with the dates they have chosen.

Mom has been spending a lot of time in the green recliner, and I have been sitting next to her. When she gets up, I take care of business.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Ides of March

It's sunny outside again today. I spent yesterday lounging on my back in the sun, but I moved every time Mom tried to take a picture. Heh.

I didn't eat the beef stinky goodness she gave me. So she tried another flavor, turkey. I gobbled it right down!

Mom says the best puns are the bad ones.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sunny Saturday

It is supposed to be sunny here all day! Mom is gonna be doing stupid stuff like sewing and trying to figure out why I didn't eat my stinky goodness last night. I ate my crunchies!

Heh. I'm not telling!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday the 13th

It's finally Friday. It's cold here in New Hampster, but it should be a bit warmer over the weekend.

Mom is working on a project, and that's why I'm not blogging or commenting as much as I'd like. It's really sucking up a lot of her time, and she says it's gonna take a while, so I hafta get used to it. You know how she is with secrets, if she doesn't want anybody to know about it, she isn't gonna tell anybody anything. And you all know how bad I am at keeping secrets, so she sure isn't gonna tell me.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thrilling Thursday!

Wow! The man in the bloo shorts brought me presents yesterday! Lookit all the neat stuff I got! I got some Temptations, some awesome 'Nip, a great mousie, and a cat sitter DVD full of birds I can watch any time! Wowza! Thank you Oreo from Furr-ginia for this neat stuff!

Oh, and I hafta thank Oreo's Mom Trish for sending Mom a quilting magazine and some fat quarters too...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wet Wednesday

at least the snow is melting.