Friday, July 31, 2009

Formerly Feral Friday

Can you believe Mom doesn't always see me when I am napping here?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hot Hot Hot...

It's hot, it's sticky, it's rainy.

Last night Mom came home and couldn't find me. I had found a new, cooler napping spot. She tried to get a picture, but...

The hot stickies give Mom headaches, and make it hard for her to sleep. I think she should just stay home instead of going day hunting, but she just won't listen.

Silly Mom.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Mom went out for a walk this morning, and saw this tray of sub rolls in the doorway of a local pizza shop. Mom passed by about 6:00 AM. She says she can't imagine getting up so early to bake and deliver these by 6:00 AM.

I can't either.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Terrible Tuesday

Hi everybody, Millie's Mom, Lynne, here. We had a big bad thunderstorm here yesterday, just about 5:00 PM local time. At work, 10 miles away, I was told to wait, as there was a big storm coming through, and driving through it would be terrible. I checked the weather website and lo and behold, a very bad storm (red area) was right on top of my neighborhood.

After waiting a bit to let it pass, I drove home. I missed all the bad stuff, but as I got off the highway, I noticed all the traffic lights were out. Indeed, all the electricity was out in a large area. I turned off the main road, hoping to avoid a traffic disaster at a big set of lights down the street from me, and drove home in a roundabout way.

Less than 1/2 mile from home, I passed an intersection that had been blocked by a large firetruck. A big tree had broken in half and fallen over some electrical wires.

I kept going.

A few blocks away I passed another fallen tree. It broke the fence, and landed on the sidewalk.Note the broken branches on the second floor porch railing.

I kept going.

But nothing prepared me for the sight of a large pine tree leaning on a house not one block away from home.
A quarter mile away, two very large maple trees fell across streets nearby.

Nobody was injured.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Millie on Monday

We finally got the hots here in New Hampster. You know it's hot when I lie down on the floor.

Mom made a bag for Mim-may's birthday. You can go over and check it out here.

It's one of the many reasons I haven't been visiting or commenting on as many blogs as I used to. Mom claims there aren't enough hours in the day.

Pfft. All she has to do is limit her activities, and do what I do. Eat, Nap, Play, Blog. I try to set a good example. I dunno about beans...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Easy Like Sunday Morning

One of us knows how to do "Easy."

And it isn't Mom.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Wedding Dance!

You've probably ALL heard about this by now, but if you haven't, you simply MUST go watch this video. Go ahead. Go watch it RIGHT NOW! I'll wait.

Dancing Down the Aisle Wedding Dance

It's the one thing that made Mom laugh when she found it yesterday. She had to bring the metal macheen to be inspected and it cost her many many many many green papers. She was seriously bummed.

She's sewing today, and I'm doing what I do best.


Friday, July 24, 2009

Friendly Friday

My friend Rusty sent me a package.

There's some boring stuff in it for Mom, (like fabric) but something caught my nose right away!
It's 'Nip!
A very special 'Nip toy in Tuxie colors! I have been sniffing it, rubbing up against it, and batting it all over the house!

Thanks Rusty!

It's Mim-may's birthday today! Happy Birthday Mim-may! (Maybe you could help me go over and give her some Happy Birthday wishes!)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Quilt

Mom has made herself a new quilt. Well, almost. The top is finished, and she still has to add a backing. You can see a big picture of it over at her quilting blog. Naturally, I had to give it the Millie test.

Silly Mom has agreed to do Doll Quilt Swap 7, and she is even a Swap Mama this time! Which means she has spent the last couple of nights shuffling papers around swapping babies!!! I'm telling you, she's lost her mind!

PS, Mom says thanks for the HB wishes. She particularly liked the comment that her age was the speed limit in a school zone! She got a great laugh out of that one!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tattle Tale Tuesday

Guess whose birthday it is today?

You wanna know how old she is? It's the same number as the number of followers I had when I post this. Mom says something about a "speed limit," but you didn't hear it from me.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Millie Monday

I have the most beautiful thing to show you... This picture just makes me woozy with delight.
It's my supply of Turkey stinky goodness. I have -finally- got Mom trained. Instead of buying several different flavors of stinky goodness, now she just gets the one I love best.

I am such a lucky girlcat!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

A True Story

I have a story for you.

Mom works with a man named R--, whose wife, B---, has a colleague whose house burned down recently. We will call the colleague Sue.

Sue was working in her garden three days before the house burned down when she felt someone staring at her. She turned around, and a short way away was sitting a Ginger Kitty, perfectly regal and still. Sue called to the Ginger Kitty. The Ginger Kitty approached and accepted pets.

The Ginger Kitty stayed nearby, still watching. Later, the Ginger Kitty followed her into the house. Ginger Kitty didn't have a collar or tag.

Sue fed the kitty, and Ginger Kitty stayed. He watched her work in the garden, and slept on her bed at night.

One night, Sue was awakened by Ginger Kitty's frantic pawing (no claws) on her cheek. The house was on fire. Sue could hear it roaring. She woke her husband, picked up Ginger Kitty, and got out of the house safely. The house burned right down to the foundation. There was nothing left.

The insurance company brought a trailer for Sue and her husband to live in while the insurance details were sorted out. Ginger Kitty moved right in.

A few days later, one of Sue's neighbors stopped by to see if she and her husband needed anything. Ginger Kitty put in an appearance.

"Hey, that's my cat," the neighbor said. "He's been missing about a week."

"He saved my life," replied Sue.

"Well, he never did like me much, so he's your cat now."

This is a true story. Amazing, huh?

Mom loves stories about how a cat can change your life. I changed hers.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Finally Friday!

It's finally Friday! Mom has the afternoon off, and we'll be hanging out together. Mom's giong to work on her Laughing Out Loud Quilt, and later she'll help Mr Karate choose a paint color. It's going to be a quiet weekend.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Truthful Thursday

On Tuesday, Auntie Karate accused Mom of stealing raspberries. Pfft. Auntie -gave- them to Mom.

Mom says they were delicious.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Come Hither Wednesday

I'm practicing my Full Monty for the Do the Q contest. I'm also practicing my "Come Hither" look for Monty.

Anybody think it's working?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tattle Tale Tuesday

I really like Mom's new bedspread.

Mom thinks it's "special."

I don't.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Millie Monday

The house is clean. The cookies are baked. The computer room no longer looks like a junk room. The dining room table is clear. The dishes are all clean. Mom even spent some time organizing the fabric bits and ends in the sewing room. She even found a crocheted bespread she had hidden away. Here I am checking it out. I don't understand what is good about this thing, because it has millions of holes in it. You can see right through it.

You can also tell that I have learned to half-close my eyes when Mom brings the little flashy camera around.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Not-So Easy on Sunday

It is a lovely day out. Sunny, clear skies and not too warm. I have been napping on Mom's bed. But Mom... holey schmoley... she's running around moving stuff here and there. She's cleaning, and she's like a crazy bean. Why all the fuss?

Because we -might- and I do mean -might- as opposed to -will-, be having a guest visiting later this week. This person is a Very Special Person, and Mom wants the house all spiffy clean.

She's even going to bake cookies.

I am going to stay out of her way.

Who is the Very Special Person that -might- be visiting? Mom won't tell me. But I gotta say this person must mean a lot to Mom because she won't even do any sewing until The House Is Clean.

And she says she'll take away my stinky goodness if I so much as drop a hint.

So I'm just gonna nap right here on the bed and mind my own business.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sew-Sew Saturday

Mom and Auntie Karate went to a quilt shop yesterday and bought lots of fabric. Mom washes all her fabric before she uses it. Here I have made myself a terrific napping spot in the middle of all of it.


Friday, July 10, 2009

Freaky Friday

{Sigh} The things I have to put up, living with an 'artiste.'

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Throwback Thursday

Mom's been working on another project and hogging the computer, and I didn't have much time to do a blog post today. So I decided to use an idea from Diva Kitty and post a picture of me from the "archives." This was taken two years ago today.

Gosh, I was cute!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Wacky Wednesday

PlusOne sent this to Mom in an email and I thought it would be fun. See my sentence below.

Pick the month you were born:

January------- I kicked
February------ I loved
March-------- I karate chopped
April---------- I licked
May---------- I jumped on
June---------- I smelled
July----------- I did the Macarena with
August-------- I had lunch with
September---- I danced with
October------- I sang to
November----- I yelled at
December----- I ran over

Pick the day (number) you were born on:

1--------- a birdbath
2--------- a monster
3--------- a phone
4--------- a fork
5--------- a snowman
6--------- a gangster
7--------- my mobile phone
8--------- my dog
9--------- [significant other's]
10------- my neighbor
11------- my science teacher
12------- a banana
13------- a fireman
14------- a stuffed animal
15------- a goat
16------- a pickle
17------- your mom
18------- a buffalo
19------- a Smurf
20------- a baseball bat
21------- a Ninja
22------- Chuck Norris
23------- a noodle
24------- a squirrel
25------- a football player
26------- President
27------- David Letterman
28------- an Ipod
29------- a surfer
30------- a llama
31------- a homeless guy

Pick the color of shirt you are wearing:

White--------- because I'm cool like that.
Black--------- because that's how I roll.
Pink----------- because I'm crazy.
Red----------- because the voices told me to.
Blue----------- because I'm cute and I do what I want.
Green--------- because I think I need some serious help.
Purple--------- because I'm AWESOME!
Gray---------- because Big Bird said to and he's my leader.
Yellow-------- because someone offered me 1,000,000 dollars/Pounds/Euros!
Orange --------
because my family thinks I love school anyway.
Brown--------- because I can.
Other---------- because I'm a Ninja!
None---------- because I am sick and wrong.

Now make a sentence using all three. Here's mine:

I licked a snowman because I'm a Ninja.

Here's Mom's sentence:

I did the macarena with a Ninja because I'm crazy.

Now it's YOUR turn! Have fun!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Turkey Tuesday

My favoritetest flavor of stinky goodness is Turkey. Mom has -finally- learned to buy only turkey all the time.

You can see just how much I like it. I try to get in there and eat it before she gets it out of the can, practically.


Monday, July 06, 2009

Millie Monday

Missy the woofie has gone home.

The sun is shining.

My bowl is filled with stinky goodness.

Life is good.

I'm so glad I'm a cat.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Still Here...

Missy-the-woofie is still here. She slept on Mom's bed. With Mom! I don't sleep on Mom's bed, but it's still MY SPOT.
Yesterday Mom took Missy-the-woofie away, but when she came back, Missy was with her.


Mom says that she will go home with Mim-may later today.


After we cheer and root for both Roger and Andy.

It's gonna be a rough day.

On the plus side, this is the first day in weeks and weeks and weeks that we have had sunshine and NO CLOUDS!

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Wild Saturday

It's bad enough that this is the weekend of the SNAP! POP! BOOM! as Angus warned us about. But when Mom dashed to the store between tennis matches yesterday, Mim-may stopped by and left something. You can probably tell by the expression on my face I am not to happy about it.

It's Missy-the-woofie.

In MY cat cup.

(Millie, you never, ever, get in that cat cup.)

Phfft. I don't care. Lookit, here she is in my special cat bed Monty's Mom made for me:

After the tennis was over yesterday, and Our Andy beat Fat Eric's Andy, Mom took Missy out. But when Mom came back, Missy came back too.


Missy is staying with us for three whole days while Mim-may and Pip-pay visit friends in Connect-i-cat.


Happy Fourth of July!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Gizzy Quilt Raffle Winner

Mom made this house for Rusty, the winner of the Gizzy Quilt Raffle. Can you see Rusty in the window?

Mom and I are watching Tennis today. We are rooting for Roger Federer, and while we know Fat Eric is rooting for Andy Murray, we have to support our own Andy, Andy Roddick.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Rain, Rain, Rain

Rain, rain
Go away
Come back another day month


Check this out to see how gray the month of June was.