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CATEGORY: | Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

Angel's CatMom

Formerly Feral Friday

Now for the complicated story about Angel, the very short version. He came to stay with us on February 18. It was only going to be for a few weeks while his carpet was ripped up and wood floors put in. Then his Mom kept having more and more work done. A very good friend of hers was doing the work, who was out of a job. He has turned out to not be reliable at all and has left her in a huge mess and still has some projects not finished. Their place is filthy from all the work and everything is all over the place. He and his wife are suppose to come and put everything back, clean and help Angel's Mom (who is a person with a disability) get rid of a lot of junk and keeps giving her the runaround.

Angel can't (and Mom won't LET him) go back because he has allergies and some asthma and it's not good for him. That's why the carpet was being replaced in the first place. We all want him to stay forever but can't do that to his Mom. She needs her boy back in her life as he's her baby. We just can't seem to get her to stop being walked all over by this "friend". Mom has given up trying to get this resolved. We LOVE having him here and he can spend the rest of his life here as far as we are concerned.

Thankful Thursday

CATEGORY: | Thursday, October 29, 2009
We are all very happy that Laila's vet visit the other day went very well. Her gums look great and the four holes where her toofies were stolen healed nicely. Thank you for all of your well wishes. And, yes, we still have Angel. It's complicated...

Wordless and Whisker Wednesday

CATEGORY: | Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tummy Tuesday

CATEGORY: | Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This cute little floofy white tummy is going to the V-E-T today in the P-T-U to have her gums and wholes where her four toofies use to be checked. Mom says her gums are looking great. Will see what Dr. Mindy says. Wish us luck!

Mancat Monday

CATEGORY: | Monday, October 26, 2009
This one is especially for my ladycat, Baby Patches. Sending sweet nosetaps from your mancat.

Going to the Pumpkin Patch Finally.......

CATEGORY: | Sunday, October 25, 2009

New Scribble Monster....been in my head and finally came to life...

Super cool Halloween cards for the kids in her class...

Last weekend...
Car broke down. We had a big rain storm causing many BIG puddles/floods on the roads.
Apparently my hubby went thru a large puddle/flood on a street in the U-District our car's engine took in too much water.
Hubby was with daughter.
Called neighbor to pick up daughter.
Hubby waited for tow truck.
Long story short...we have to sink some cash into our car but bright side is...
since it was a weather related incident our insurance will cover some of it.
Can't buy a new car right now as it will change our home loan....
After $300.00 we still do not have our car back as it will take about 2 weeks to repair...
good news is it will have a new engine...hubby's Dad(is retired mechanic) is helping so we know
it will get fixed right.
Hubby's younger brother helped with getting our car where it needed to go.
Very nice thing to do.
Hubby's parents loaned us a car...super nice thing to do.
So bad situation..not as bad as it could have been.
Did not have a car for about 4 days...weird life without car but we survived.
Walked to school and back 2 days in a row...no small feet with a one year old in tow.
It was fun and lucky for us not raining.
Next day...
Went to the ER...
was in MUCH pain.
Did not know what was wrong...
so...after a full day spent in ER (not so bad...kind of a break..minus awful ultrasounds)
I have an Ovarian cyst inside my left ovary.
Have to keep tabs on it.
Now have pain pills in case I need them as I can not take Ibuprofen or aspirin. (Peptic Ulcer)
Then this week...after getting car...went on many errands.
Must make rest of Memphis' costume...
have made some monsters
made a cape for a gift
made a cape for Memphis
made some ghosts...
made a bird
and our anniversary is this week....
wonder what this week will bring
Oh and going to a birthday party today...at a Pumpkin patch..how cool is that?

Easy like Sunday morning

We don't think Minchie will be getting out of bed anytime soon.

Saturday Caturday

CATEGORY: | Saturday, October 24, 2009
Laila being a nice sister and letting Minchie have a turn in HER box.

Formerly Feral Friday

CATEGORY: | Friday, October 23, 2009
Oh my, what have we here?

Help! It's stuck on my furs!

It smells familiar, like when I was a tiny kitten living on the outside. Mom said these leaves came from the town I was rescued from.

nom nom nom

Thankful Thursday

CATEGORY: | Thursday, October 22, 2009
I am thankful Mom leaves this one shelf in the closet just for us to snuggle into. Notice how emerald green my eyes look. The flash does crazy things with my eye color sometimes.

Whisker Wednesday

CATEGORY: | Wednesday, October 21, 2009
It only makes sense you can only see half of my whiskers and only with the gray furs in the background. You see, I am a half gray and half white kitty. All the grays are on the top of me and white ones on the bottom of me. Makes Mom wonder what my ma and pa looked like.

Tummy Tuesday

CATEGORY: | Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Laila shamelessly showing off her floofy tummy to Angel.

Mancat Monday

CATEGORY: | Monday, October 19, 2009
Mancat Monday Mugshot.

Easy like Sunday morning

CATEGORY: | Sunday, October 18, 2009
This is the spot Laila is claiming for her Easy Sunday.

Saturday Caturday

CATEGORY: | Saturday, October 17, 2009
Mom can't figure out why I like to hang out in this cozy little corner with the P-T-U being so close. Maybe she figures she'd never find me anywhere near it so it must be a good place to hide from her. She says I have to go see Dr. Mindy this week to have my gums checked and the holes looked at where they stoled my toofies.

National Feral Cat Day

CATEGORY: | Thursday, October 15, 2009
For many years Mom fed and provided shelter to the feral cats that hung around her office building.

This little trio of kittens were rescued by Mom and her boss in 2003 in the back lot of the office. The little gray one is now our cousin, Gizmo, who lives with Mom's sister.
Gizmo prefers Christmas trees now to outside trees.

These are just a few of the many ferals that hung around or visited over the years. The building was sold this summer so the ferals have gone elsewhere. Mom drives down that street often and still looks for her buddies but has never seen one. One of the businesses across the street has quite an elaborate setup for ferals so she donated her leftover food and supplies to them. She really misses them.

Flickr is my drug of choice....

These days I don't really go out all that much at night. I hardly ever drink anymore...not even at home. We rarely go out to dinner...so my drug of choice is Flickr. Seriously...it is such an amazing resource and I have met so many many many nice folks on Flickr that on any given day will cheer me up, inspire me, make me think differently about my life and most importantly make me smile. Being a full time care giver of a 1 year old and 8 year old is such an amazing job...really I can not begin to tell you how much those two kids have enriched my life and how much joy they bring Jason and I. I still look at them and think...we made them...you and I (to husband) made those gorgeous creatures. We have nurtured them, loved them, entertained them, cared for their every need and they are a part of us. It's so much bigger than we are....those two kids of ours are the shinning lights of our lives. They fill us with joy and make us better people and they force us to face who we really are......but sometimes as a full time care giver and parent we feel like we get lost. Sometimes we need to find ourselves and rediscover who we are. We need to be in touch with the world at large...the world outside of our families....for me Flickr is my daily reminder that I am not alone. That there are other people out there just like me. That in this world of chaos, war, multi-tasking and various hardships there are people out there that are kind...creative and good. I don't have co-workers anymore but I have flickr friends...I just wanted to thank all of my flickr friends today. Thanks so much for always being there when I need you...Happy Thursday all!!!

*the above photos are some of my current flickr favs...please check my flickr for photo credits.

Thankful Thursday

Laila is thankful for all the free boxes at Costco. So far this is her favorite one. Every time Mom goes there she looks for this particular one and brings it home. Yesterday she found another one and now Laila has two. You'd think a lot of homeless kitties live here with all the boxes laying around.

Wordless Wednesday

CATEGORY: | Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tummy Tuesday

CATEGORY: | Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Angel showing off his Buddah Belly.

Plush You 2009 Was really really fun

CATEGORY: | Monday, October 12, 2009

Please see my flickr site for details on each photo...I have most of the maker names but if I am missing one that you know please let me know :)

So.... with a bottle of wine for Kristen in hand and my camera we headed out to Plush You 2009 on Friday. My Ma came over to watch Soren so it was just Jason, Memphis and I. I took as many photos as I could...it was very crowded and some pieces were harder to get photos of. I was thrilled to see so many folks out to see the show. There was sooooooo much amazing plush it made my head spin. We bought Memphis a Cutesy Poo Gnome and I bought a plush Ring from Raeburn Ink. I wanted soooooo much more. It was so great. Our good friend Rose came and hung out with us and we saw a lot of other friends. I did however fail to meet many fellow makers but I did talk a bit and that's good. I am not so good at big functions. I tried to maintain enough energy to go for drinks with fellow makers but I did not have any energy left by the end of the show and besides Soren was home with my Ma and she wanted to get going early and we had Memphis...so.... Then the next night Memphis and I spent Ma/daughter time together....it was great. We walked all over and saw the rest of the show at Bluebottle Gallery and The Anne Bonny. Memphis brought her pen and paper and wrote notes and stories while we talked and I took as many photos as I could. I also tried to write down all the artists names but missed a few. So...if I did not get your piece in a photo it was not for lack of trying. I loved so many many many but definitely had my favorites. I always do.....and for taking photos of the pieces Kristen gave me a gift....thanks so much Kristen. I seriously think that a Plush You Show catalog should be made and sold....it would be so much fun. So...I rediscovered my city, was super social, felt like a part of something bigger than myself, Saw Handmade Nation with my daughter, had quality time with my daughter, broke my thrifting ban for a day, got very inspired and had a whole lot of fun.....wish you could have been there....can't believe it's all over....phew what a weekend!! and can I just say...I am soooooooo ready to get sewing...:)

pps....if you see a piece that you would love to buy let me know and I can tell you what venue it's at and help you get a hold of them. You can also contact Kristen at Schmancy directly and ask her.

And the winner is...

CATEGORY: | Sunday, October 11, 2009

...Perfectly Parker and his Mommy! Congratulations on being the winners of the Warren Kimble cat cheese spreaders and tweety twirler. We will be contacting you soon to make sure we have the correct address for mailing.

Minchie was the only one willing to be the one to pick the winner and as an incentive, Mom had to hide treats in the bottom of the bowl to get him interested. Leave it to a Mancat!

We want to thank everyone once again for your generous outpouring of help in this difficult time for our Mom and her not having a day hunting jobbie to go to. All but $45.00 was raised and that is so much easier for us to handle. We treasure each and every one of our wonderful friends we've met on the CB! What a great group that comes the the aid of those in need. In the past we have helped many and just hope one day soon we will again be able to.

More from Plush You 2009


My Husband's favorite...from Lou Lou and Oscar..love this guy

My Favorite from Ninon

Cotton Monster...so cool

Gleeful Things...our daughter loves this guy

Resurrection Fern...this guy is the Guardian of the rock

Mochimochi Land...mossy ground...wow

Chris Creatures..big smiles

Yummy Pancake...this one makes a cool noise

Crochetdoll...I love these

Daniellearama...love this guy...so does our daughter

I just wanted to share some more of the pieces that are in Plush You...
I am going to do another post tomorrow about the actual show and how fun it was.
Jason, Memphis and I went to the Friday night showing...at Schmancy, Fancy and Nancy.
Then Memphis and I went to night number 2 at Bluebottle Gallery and The Anne Bonny.
Then today Memphis and I went to the showing of 'Handmade Nation'. It was one busy , busy weekend and I had a lot of fun...
more on all of it tomorrow....
for now....
I must sew...so very inspired.
Oh and I lifted my thrifting ban for the day(come on...Halloween time is awesome at the thrifts)...and scored at Value Village...plus I think the Mom daughter alone time was super fun and amazing....life is good!