Monday, March 31, 2014

Yucky Monday

JJ, I am sorry, but instead of the snow going away, we got a little bit overnight and as you can see there is still snow on the ground. You are not this year's winner of the When When Contest.

Mom cleaned the house yesterday, which included dragging the rug sucking monster in all the rooms. It looks nice in here, I have to say. She hasn't been "motivated" most of the winter, and now she is happy. She finished a nifty black-and-white quilt she's been working on, and that makes her feel good.

It ought to. It is made of MY COLORS! It only took her how many years to make a quilt inspired by my furs (and Gizzy and Jasmine's)?  Anyways, after she finishes a quilt she always cleans the house. 

I am celebrating by camping out in the nifty tent she made for me.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sloppy Sunday

It's been raining all night, and a lot of the snow has melted. The When When Contest is on in earnest.

There are a few small piles of snow up that side street, but the one we are really watching is this one, on the other side of the fence. 

This is the pile of snow that will determine the winner.  The temperature is supposed to stay above freezing for the next five days and nights.

I have rediscovered my tent.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Satisfied Saturday

I worked all day on Friday helping Mom feel better.

I napped on Mom in the morning.

I napped on Mom before lunch.

I napped on Mom in the afternoon.

I even napped on Mom after dinner.

I'm pleased to say she is feeling much better, and she isn't sniffing and honking so much.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Family Friday

Mom isn't feeling well so I am working hard to help her feel better. 

Yes I am on Mom's lap. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Mom has a cold. She is honking and sneezing. It's pretty funny actually, but she doesn't seem to think so.

This is what it looks like outside today. Mom has been taking these pictures through the window because it's been so cold. (It was 12C when Mom took the photo. That's -11.11C for my Aussie pals.) That's why there are some funny reflections in the photos. Mom says when the weather warms up like it is supposed to, she will open the window to take pictures (like she has done in the past.)

Anyway, as anycat can plainly see, there is still snow out there. It is supposed to get warmer today and then sunny, and stay warm for the next couple of days, and we should also have some rain. Mom and I are tired of the snow and want it to melt ASAP. We'll see!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

(Pixel, I am sorry. There is snow outside. You aren't the winner of this year's When When Contest.)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuxie Tuesday

A nice basket of clean sheets is wonderful even if they aren't fresh out of the dryer.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Millie Monday



Sheesh! A kit can't even freshen up around here without somebody making a big production out of it.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Mother Nature is Fickle

The weather guys said we were supposed to have "snow showers" and then rain yesterday.  When Mom got up it was a little cloudy, but it was warm. The was a quilt show in town, so she went.

Mom liked this quilt because it was "flat."  I do not understand why a quilt that hangs flat is a big deal.  All of her quilts hang nice and flat.

After Mom got home, the sky got dark, and we got the "snow showers" we were expected to get:

A few minutes after this started, the sun came out! It was snowing and sunny at the same time, but it didn't last long.

A half an hour later the sun was out, the sky was blue and the clouds were gone.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Surprising Saturday

You want... what?

Oh yeah.. Happy Anniversary Mim-may and Pip-pay! 27 Years! Congrats!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Mother Nature is a Liar

This is what the first morning of Spring looked like when Mom and I got up yesterday. SNOW!  The temperature went up during the day and a lot of the snow melted, but it's still out there, so Camp Stanhope, I'm really sorry, but you did not win the When When Contest.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thursday Things

Mom is in a tizzy lately. It seems the great satan MS has sent her a request to count all her MS software at her day-hunting gig, and they want it NOW! Mom is all worried, she says those CALS and VeeLAs are confusing and she has had a hard time sleeping over it.

So she has been trying to keep busy to keep her mind off it. Do you know what she has been doing? She has been cleaning out drawers.

Yup. She gives ME grief when I paw through her drawers, but she can toss things around and it's OK.  Here is the one big drawer she has been struggling with for a long time:

It looks OK to me, but she was always shoving stuff around and moving stuff to find what she wanted.

When she got some wire bins for the drawers in her office, she had some extra, so she tried using them in this drawer, but you can see some things just don't fit right. So she started measuring and fiddling, and actually drew out a diagram on paper.

Then Mr Brown brought a box full of bamboo boxes, and lookit how nicely they fit in the drawer.

This is what the drawer looked like when she was done filling up all the little boxes.  Mom says she might "fine-tune" it a bit more, but I know she's happy. When she pulls the drawer open it doesn't make a ton of noise any more, and she can find what she wants without moving lots of things around.

Can you see how impressed I am?

PS the snot   snow is still out there.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tuxie Tuesday

I am really sorry Midgie, but you did not win the When When Contest. There is still snow on the ground outside.


Monday, March 17, 2014

Millie Monday

Here's a selfie I took of Mom and me. Mom likes it when I sit with her.

It was really sunny and warm on Saturday. Mom took this picture. Lookit how much snow is gone!  I don't know if all this snow will make it to April. We'll see. The stuff across the street will all go fairly quickly, but it's the stuff on the other side of this white fence that will determine the winner.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Easy Like Sunday

I spent a lot of time yesterday helping Mom.

I'm telling you, this QA thing is very demanding. I have to check out every inch of the quilts Mom makes. This one is called Mashed Potatoes.

Dunno why, I can't smell any mashed potatoes anywhere.

Lookit this gorgeous picture Mr Karate sent of him & Rubylocks before they went out for a real live dead fish dinner.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Rubylocks!

This lovely lady sitting next to Mr Karate is his fiancée, Rubylocks. It is her birthday today! Let's hear it for my new best friend...

Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday dear Rubylocks!
Happy Birthday to You!

Smoochies and headbutts!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day!

I don't know what Pi is, but Mom's a Geek, and she said I had to put this up today.

Now for a little housekeeping. Magic and Red, I am sorry, but you will not be the winners of the When When contest. We still had snow on the ground on Monday so you're out.

Calypso, you lose too. We got new snow yesterday, which is the opposite of what we want. Sorry pal, but you aren't a winner either.
I wish you had won, though.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday

So, what's on your mind?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Watching Wednesday

This is what it looked like outside yesterday morning. Mom took the picture early because she had to go see her bean v-e-t for a quick checkup. As you can see there was a "dusting" of snow overnight.

But the day turned out to be sunny and very warm. It got to 57F (14C) yesterday, and it looked like this when Mom got home from day-hunting:

As you can see, a lot of snow melted.

I show you this because we are supposed to get snow and rain, and ice over the next couple of days.  This being March, it won't stick around long, but it will make a mess of things.

Not for me, of course. I won't be doing anything more stressful than watching.       

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tuxie Tuesday

Oh dear. Can you see what is so nasty about this photo?  Do you see my bowl of crunchies? Mom has placed them in the metal PTU. We ran out of crunchies last week and I went without. 

  I would like to tell you I was able to resist this bit of temptation, but I couldn't.  I only took a bite while Mom was watching, then I turned to my bowl of stinky goodness. I ate the rest of the crunchies only after Mom had left for day-hunting.

I may be a cat, but I'm not stupid.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Millie Monday

Mom moved the quilt, so I no longer have a tent. She doesn't seem to realize that it was never about the TENT, it's the CHAIR I like.

Now Mom, can I get back to napping, please?

Sunday, March 09, 2014

A Chicken in my Bowl

I've been eating Chick-hen a lot lately.  Mom is pretty good about giving me the stinky goodness I like. This morning she gave me a can of Tur-key. Tur-key is NOT Chick-hen. I demanded my Chick-hen. 

I am pleased to say I got my Chick-hen.  The Tur-key is sitting untouched in the bowl at the right. 


This is what it looks like outside today. Sunny and the temps are above freezing, but not what they were yesterday. It isn't looking good for you, Magic and Red, for the When When Contest.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Sunny Saturday

Mom plans to take it easy today.  Me too.

Here's what it looks like outside today. It is supposed to be well above freezing today, and should stay sunny all day. Mom is hoping a lot of the stuff will melt. She doesn't care about the SNOW, she wants the ice on the driveway to melt, and all the snow on the roof to melt too.

I have her promise to add the names of the When When Contest to my sidebar today also.

Enjoy the day, kitties.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Formerly Feral Friday

Mom and I are both happy it is Friday. The weather is supposed to get warmer, so we hope the ice in the driveway will melt so Mom won't have to worry about falling.

I have also been reminding her to get the list of guesses up for the When When Contest. Mom spent most of last weekend cleaning the house, so she has no excuse this weekend.

Stay warm, kitties!

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Thursday Things

Mom was getting dressed yesterday and left her "unmentionables" drawer open. I like sitting in drawers.

Naturally I had to do some exploring.

I couldn't fit in the drawer, and that was a bit annoying.

There wasn't anything interesting in the drawer. No mice. No feathers. No 'Nip.

Oh well.