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Friday, July 25, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Mommy's Little Helper



In between stressing about school, moving, Captain Knuckle, Mr. Amazing Man and all the other things that I typically stress about, the Professor and I made a cake for daddy's birthday. Here is he is "helping" me make frosting. I absolutely love the look on his face!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Mr. Amazing Man's Birthday

Happy Birthday, Dad!!! Can you guess who picked out your cake?


What fun we had decorating your cake! Just wish you were around to enjoy it - how about next year you hit all the major holidays and birthdays? What do you say? Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Pioneer Day, Founder's Day, Presidents Day, Labor Day, Halloween, Columbus Day, our anniversaries, the boys' birthday, your birthday, Ash Wednesday, Fat Tuesday, Skinny Friday and any other holiday people can think up.

Then let's do that for like...gasp, two years in a row! It will be our own little Utopia.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I am sitting here, emotionally bruised, not feeling like I can take one more punch. Wasted, worn out, wrecked. And just to make sure I get the point, as I type this the sun goes dark, covered by the looming thunderstorms.

When will I ever get over her? Why can't I just quit her?

Welcome, Hobbes!


Sitting on my shoulder right now & partially snuggled up under my chin sits the most adorable marmalade orange tabby cat that I have every encountered. He is the last remaining kitten from a litter of five that was born on my back porch exactly two months ago. His mama abandoned him when he was only 9 days old, not that I blame her considering how the neighbors insisted on harassing them at every turn.

At any rate, we brought them in and bottle fed them all. My neighbor took two of them and I raised the other three. Jack now lives with another neighbor, William is with Mr. Amazing Man's mom, and we decided to keep Hobbes.


And I am so glad we did. (Pictures full of adorable kitten cuteness to follow).

Monday, April 28, 2008

Look who's on my back porch!

A feral cat gave birth on my porch a few days ago in a basket right next to the sliding glass door. We have a bird's eye view of all her activity and it is so amazing to watch her with those little guys. There are five of them total. I am worried about them because it is so cold out there, lots of rain, snow, wind, and just plain nastiness. I guess mama cat knows what she is doing though.

I tried to make the basket a bit more sheltered by hang up some cardboard along one side. It blocks the wind a bit and keeps the snow from swirling around into the basket. I waited until mama wandered away for a bit and then tried to do it as quickly as possible.

Now if we could just convince our neighbors to leave the kittens alone. They are the ones who pulled them out and took these pictures of them - I am afraid mama cat will move them or leave them if they don't back off!!!


Monday, January 28, 2008