Monday, December 31, 2012

Bossy Mellybelly

"So, Mom..."

"I think you should be aware..."

"There is some seasonably inappropriate decor happening..."

"Right over there."


Have a very happy new year, everyone!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Scarlett and Melly Hang Out

"Scarlett, what are you doing?
You know you're not supposed to eat the scratching post, right?"

"Mom, she's being weird."

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Restful Felines

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Have a wonderful Christmas, everyone!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Scarlett Sounds Off

"I would just like you to know:
I still do not approve of the interloper."

Monday, December 17, 2012

An Ongoing Spat

Both cats like to hang out by the TV and other electronics. Because they both want to be in the same place, they frequently end up fighting, often with the TV between them. It's completely ineffective, unfortunately for them.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Melly Helps Blog

"No wasting time on facebook. Get to the commenting, pronto."

Monday, December 10, 2012

Snuggly Cats

The cats have been extremely cuddly with the colder weather, not so much with each other, but definitely with me. 

Please excuse my outfit. It has, um, flair.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Proximate Snoozing

Now that the weather is cooler, Scarlett has a slightly higher tolerance level of Melly.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Matching Tuxes

Geoff and I went to a black tie event on Saturday, and Geoff promised that when we got back, I could take some pictures of him with Melly. Well, it was late, and I forgot. So, Geoff very graciously consented to put his tux back on yesterday for a photo shoot with the Mellybean. Don't they look dapper in their matching tuxedos?

Friday, November 30, 2012

Melly Makes Demands

"I have not recovered from your absence and I require treats to make me feel better.
C'mon, now. Chop, chop."

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Judi was such a kind, special soul and will be dearly missed. I'll think of her every time I see a ladybug. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving Pies

I got back Monday afternoon from visiting family in Iowa for Thanksgiving. I realized on Monday, somewhere over Colorado, that I'd forgotten to schedule a blog post, so I'm sorry about that.  Anyway, my humble contribution to the Thanksgiving cause was pie: apple-cranberry, apple-ginger, and pumpkin.* For the top crusts of the apple pies, I decided to try something I saw at the state fair earlier this year: one of the prize-winning pies had a festive-looking top crust made of overlapping star-shaped cut-outs.  Here is my version:

It couldn't have been easier to do. I just rolled out the dough, cut out the hearts, and brushed each one with milk before placing it on the pie. If you are like me and have trouble rolling out a circular top crust, or if your dough tends to be a bit crumbly, this technique is the way to go!  

*The pumpkin filling came out of a can due to time constraints, but I was recently given a delicious-looking recipe for pumpkin pie that I will be testing soon. I'll be sure to report back.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Oh, Melly

"Just because you put a towel over your delightfully damp sweaters while they dry doesn't mean I won't still sit on them."

"You know I love a damp sweater."

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Scarlett Gets Techie

"Oh, you have misplaced your phone?"

"I see no phone."

"Oh, you mean this buzzy thing I'm laying on?"

"You can't have it."

I've been getting a ton of spam comments on blog so I've had to restrict commenting to registered users only. I hope this doesn't inconvenience too many people, but unfortunately, it's necessary.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone!

Monday, November 19, 2012

An Update

"Oh, I'm sorry, were you trying to put the slipcover on the couch?"

"Well, tough bananas, lady."

As you may have noticed, I haven't been commenting very much lately (although I have still been visiting!). I recently started a new position at work that has resulted in a lot of extra time spent at the office, and--after a month of evening classes and lots of practicing--I finally got my driver's license! Now, on top of the usual holiday craziness, there is car shopping to do, which means that my commenting probably won't be getting more frequent any time soon.  So, because of this continued busyness, I'm switching to a M-W-F posting schedule until the new year.  I hope you'll all bear with us until things calm down.

Edited to add: I just heard that dear Huffle Mawson has passed away. Please extend your prayers for her people, Tracey and Kendall. We're sending lots of hugs, purrs, and thoughts their way.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Scarlett's Throne

"Finally, a throne worthy of my magnificence."

"You may address me as 'your majesty.'"

"I see you there, Melly, lurking next to the camera and plotting to usurp my throne."

"Out of my sight. 
You may back slowly out of the room, while bowing."

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Blissful Scarlett

Scarlett was enjoying sitting on Geoff's lap and looking so darn happy that I had to get the camera out. Just look at this face!