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!


Monday, November 12, 2012

An Award!

The kitties of Mark's Mews gave us an award! It's the Nip Award, and we are supposed to mention something we want to celebrate.  For ideas, I checked to see what Scarlett and Melly were up to and found this:

Therefore, we are celebrating togetherness. Because even two kitties who are definitely Not Friends can appreciate spending time with each other.

I can never pick just a few people(/cats) to pass these awards on to, so please feel free to claim this award for yourself!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Beautiful Scarlett

"So... I notice you're stalking me with the camera. 
Short on pictures for the blog again?"

"Ooh, blowing leaves!"

Friday, November 9, 2012

Melly in the Hamper

"Ahh, the collapsible laundry hamper. How I love it."

"It is springy and bouncy and perfectly Melly-sized."

"Alas, I seem to be stuck. A little help here?"

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Napping Kitties

"What is up with that overdressed fluffball? Why can't she nap normally?"

"Sigh. She's hopeless."

"That's better, fuzzface. Way to nap like a proper feline."

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's Election Day!

"We voted! Did you?"

"We didn't vote, silly. They don't let cats vote.
MOM voted and stuck these stickers on us."

"Hrmph. Now, please excuse us while we destroy the stickers."

Monday, November 5, 2012


"Here I am, minding my own business, looking out the window."

"And there YOU are, sticking a camera in my face."

"The nerve."


Friday, November 2, 2012

Scarlett and her Heater

"I am so glad it's almost winter again because that means my heater is out of storage. 
And I do so love my heater."

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Melly and the Halloween Cat

A couple of years ago, Cat sent us a Paw it Forward package that contained a kitty Halloween decoration. Melly took a shine to it immediately, and when I got it out again this year, Melly decided it was time to play.


As you can see, Melly did a number on the kitty, but it's nothing a little glue can't fix. It'll be good as new in no time.