Thursday, July 31, 2014

That Birdie Thursdie

I can see that birdie that sings every morning. 


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wordy Wednesday

My Mom is,  by and large, pretty smart for a Bean. However sometimes she messes up big time.  Last night she cut off a piece of her finger while she was chopping scallions. Skip down to below the photo if you don't want the gory details.

She actually sliced a piece of skin and fingernail off. (She didn't go all the way through the skin, but she came close.)

It bled so bad she had to go to the Urgent Bean V-E-T.  After tying up her finger to stop the bleeding, the doc put some fake skin stuff on the cut and then wrapped it up. Mom cannot get it wet for two days, and has to go back to get the bandage changed on Thursday. After that she has to keep it dry for a week.

Mom spent the time waiting thinking about all the things she wouldn't be able to do, like wash her hair or tie her shoes. Or fasten the b-r-a thing she wears. Or wash the dishes.

For me, though, it's not too bad. It means she has to sit down a lot. I will get lots of scritches.

Monday, July 28, 2014

What I Did Over the Weekend.

I napped.  (Big surprise)

However, MOM was wicked busy. She was completely manic. She didn't stop. On Saturday she got up and said, "Millie, I'm gonna drag the rug-sucking monster around today."

And drag she did.

Not only did she drag that rug sucker all over the house, she actually moved all the furniture around so she could get the sucker over every square inch of the place.

It took her all day and she had to empty the dust out of the rug sucking monster at least eleventy ten times.

She did all the other stupid junk she usually does on Saturdays too. She went food hunting, she did the washing machine shuffle. She changed the sheets on her bed, and she cleaned my litter boxes. She ALSO washed all the blankies and quilts in all my favorite napping spots.

She paid all the Mr Bills and cooked the books.

Not only that, but she brought three bins full of stuff to the Good Will Guys, (She's been trying to get rid of stuff that's been living in the dungeon for too long), went out to dinner and bought herself a birthday present. (Two sets of white dishes. Big Deal!)

Oh, she even mowed the lawn.

I get tired just thinking about it.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fabulous Friday

Mom and I got some terrific news last night!!!! (Don't get carried away, it's not what you think.)

Mr Karate and Rubylocks will be in New Hampster for Turkey Day this year.

Woo Hoo!!!

125 days and counting!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday Things

When the weather is HOT I nap under the bed. When it is cooler I hang out here, on one of Mom's quilts under the air colditioner.

Mom brought these in from her garden. She was all ooh-ing and aah-ing all over them. Dunno why. They aren't 'Nip.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Happy Birthday Mom!

Psst!  It's Mom's birthday today. She doesn't mind the birthday part so much as the number bit. It's one of those "0" years and she says she's in the Nile about it. I don't know what that means, but I think it's funny. The number doesn't matter, as any Cat knows. It's that you have a good life that matters, and Mom has a good one. She's got me, and as everyCat and many Beans know, I changed her life for the better.

Happy Birthday Mom. I love you, and we both know I don't have to sit in your lap to prove it.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Surprising Sunday

All week I've been teasing Mom by NOT sitting on any of the new stuff she bought last week, so when she got home yesterday to find me enjoying one of the new ottomans, well... She just had to run and find her camera. She was so excited she took a blurry picture.

Oh well. You win some, you lose some.

I think Mom is coming down with a summer cold. She taught a class yesterday and is tired. I shall have to find a way to get her to lie down and relax.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Uh-Oh Thursday

Lookit what happened. There is a new fence. It is pretty, sure, but like Mom noticed when she tried to get out of the driveway, it's hard to see through and over.  Why does this matter to me?

This is where we watch the snow melt during the When When Contest. If we can't see any snow.... then I don't know what will happen next winter.

Mom tells me not to worry, that everything will work out.

I give my Mom a lot of grief because she's a bean and all, but hey, she's never let me down yet, so I've decided not to worry about it.  Besides, the snow won't fall for a few months.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuxie Tuesday

Since Mom put the two otto-mans in the middle of the living room, she had to find a place to put the coffee table.  She put it in her bedroom, right underneath the air colditioner.  Fortunately she covered it with a quilt so it is a nice place to nap, especially when the hots are here (like they were last night).

I do not like when things change like this.

Can you tell?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Millie's Manic Monday

Actually, YESTERDAY was kinda manic, but you get to hear about it today. Remember I told you Mom went out looking for a chair? She had found this one online,

but the brick store didn't have one she could try sitting in. She was talking to Auntie Karate who works in a different store that sells furniture. Auntie Karate convinced Mom to go look at furniture in her store. So Mom went.

Mom shopped.

First Mom found two ottomans, black and cream and red plaid.
Then Mom picked out a rusty-red chair that spins around.

Mom saw a big sofa that was VERY comfy, and she thought it would look good with the ottomans and the spinning red chair.

Auntie Karate wasn't satisfied. She dragged Mom through the whole store, telling Mom to sit in each chair and try each sofa.

Mom was surprised this chair was so comfortable.

Mom spent many green papers.  So what did she bring home?
I shall do my exploring when Mom is day hunting. It won't do to have her think I approve of everything right away.

After all that, she went to the used furniture store and bought this table she found on Saturday. She says it has "nice lines" but needs a little TLC.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Easy Like Sunday

Every Saturday morning Mom gets up early, eats her foods, plans her men-news for the week and goes food hunting. She does the washing machine shuffle and washes the dishes. Sometimes she does some cooking. Yesterday she cooked up a big pot of garbanzo beans. She'll probably make Hummus tomorrow. Last week she made some Basil Pesto and some Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto.

She's been wasting  spending a lot of time looking at chairs and tables on the computer.

I have been napping on the bed. At least one of us understands the concept of "easy."

Friday, July 11, 2014

Freaky Friday

Mom decided she needed a new chair for the living room, so she went shopping last night.

She came home with this instead.  No, I don't get it either.

**Mom's got a lot going on lately, and she won't be able to help me blog every single day like usual. She wanted me to let you all know so you wouldn't worry. It might be a couple of times a week for a month or two, but not to worry, I'll still be here. :-)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Oh! Is that 'Nip I smell up here?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Tuxie Tuesday

Three things that are perfect together: my kitty condo, 'Nip and me.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Millie Monday

Um, Mom, what are you looking at? I'm not up to any mischief or anything... Don't you have someplace to go?

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Very Easy Like Sunday

The storm that brought us all the rain on Friday blew the Hots away and we have had very nice weather since. It has been sunny, warm and dry. Mom has been watching the tennis at Wimbledon and sewing. I've been napping under the bed, but today I just couldn't resist my 'Nip banana.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Thursday Things

First of all, when The Hots are here, I hide, but not where Mom thinks I hide.

I sit on a chair at the dining room table. I can see outside, but Mom can't see me unless she bends way down and looks under the table, like she did here.

Whoops!   Busted!

Can you spot the evil intruder in this picture? He is moving fast.

 Maybe you can see him better in this picture.

It is Mr Squirrel, coming to visit my porch to see if there is anything good for him to eat. 
Fortunately there isn't. 

That's all for today!  See you later!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Mom got home from day-hunting yesterday and put the air colditioner in the living room. She said many of the words on the bad words list as she struggled to get it in position just right. She didn't want to drop it either on her feet or out the window.  I did not watch.  Then she put up a curtain between the living room and the dining room.

We both had dinner, and then she set up the one in the bedroom. It did not take me long to claim my spot.  The hots are nice, but when it's really hot and sticky, being on a comfy quilt in front of a cool breeze is MUCH  better.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014


It's been kinda warm here. We've finally got The Hots. I've been so hot I've been camping out under the bed, and Mom hasn't been able to get any pictures of me. This morning I jumped up on the table to get a few scritches.

I also tried to remind Mom that it's time for the air colditioner to go in the window.