Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Happy Spring from North Carolina

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Madi: I'm so embarassed I can't look at you

Mom and Dad ganged up on me. In between giggly profusely, they (well mainly Mom) asked if they could have the blog today. Well duh they control the purse strings and put food on my plate so what could I say?
Here is the deal, Mom is off work until Jaunary 4, 2010.
Trust me when I say, she already has too much time on her hands, as you'll see below.
The perfectly fine routine Dad and I have will be nonexistent the next two weeks.
To the copyright lawyers out there, I, Madi, had nothing to do with this.
They (Dad said he doesn't want any credit)
pirated a perfectly good Christmas poem and just made it
SILLY....are you ready? Probably not....

Up on the roof top click, click, click
Look what I found it wasn't
St. Nick
nor was it Rudolph, Dasher or Blitzen
HO HO HO
it was a little bit of Snow

Yep it snowed, sleeted and rained in
Dixie last night. This is
what was left on our back roof
This is the amount on the front roof...if you notice
above the roof line the very, very, very tall
NC Pine trees (~50') that is why we don't like
sleet and freezing rain here in NC. The ice collects on the pine needles
which makes them very heavy then the tops of the trees start to lean.
We've had at least 20 of them cut down over the years for this very reason.
MADI
YOUR DAD AND I THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR
LETTING US EXPRESS OURSELVES.
HAPPY WEEKEND BEFORE CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Madi: What'cha making Mom

Madi: Mom's in the kitchen I hear her unwrapping things. I better go snoopervise. Maybe I'll get a taste. I see a few ingredients carrots, zucchini, tomatoes let me see here is the recipe.
Oh she is making Crowder Pea Salad.
Mom: Get DOWN now!!! (I bellow in my stern Mom voice)
Madi: You talkin' to me? With lots of Diva-ttude.
Mom: Well only you and Dad are in the room and I don't see him on the counter
Madi: Well I've never been so insulted (She says with her evil cat-i-tude eyes).

The noise Madi heard, that woke her from her 100th nap of the day,
was me opening the box of candy pictured below.
Since I'm normally working at this counter she jumped here first.
I hear your collective 'a cat on the kitchen counters'.
That is just how it is when you are owned by a cat.
You use lots of hot water, soap and paper towels on the counters.

Yesterday I rec'd this box of candy as a gift.
It is Artisan Chocolates.
They are absolutely too pretty to eat. However, I except my hubby and I will
force ourselves to eat them.
Click on the picture for a closer look

FYI: Once Madi figured out she wasn't getting anything she
left in a huff.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Madi: Sunrise and Sycamore

Mom is the best assistant, so I'm giving her blog privileges today.
She has some pretty pictures to show you.

Some say winter is the dull, drab and dreary

As you can see from the below pictures, I found some beautiful color.

Sunrise December 16, 2009.


A gorgeous color picture of a Sycamore tree at Pullen Park in Raleigh. I pass this tree every day of the year. It is huge and very old. In the winter, the bark of the Sycamore is white.
Taken December 16, 2009...first sunny day we've had in about a week.

Please click on it for a better view.


Black and white effect of the same Sycamore Tree.

Both pictures are stunning.

Thanks Madi it is my pleasure to be your assistant.
Mom

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Madi: These are a few of my favorite things.....


Boxes and bows and ribbons and things

Hi Friends I'm all rested up after my marathon gift post.
I'm ready for the next adventure of the Season,

HELPING MOM WRAP PRESENTS

Madi absolutely loves it when I bring out all the gift wrapping equipment.

First she has to check out the top of the bow box while I arrange all the boxes to be wrapped.

Oh boy Mom is this sis's hubby's gift? He is going to love this I just know it.

(FYI: That box was quickly moved very far away from the tree
it was a train wreck looking for a place to happen)


Mom I think you should use this green ribbon on that package.
Is that red ribbon the kind you curl with scissors?
Oh boy that is a cat's version of Curly Fries.


Mom is this for my sis?
Love the color!!!
I think this color will look very nice with her green eyes

What is in the bag? It smells very good...like Christmas Cheer.
Did you hide my catnip tube in here?

I see some name tags way down in the bottom of this box
do you want me to jump in and sort them all out for you?
No you don't need my help? What in the world the bow has sticky stuff on it. Ewww
Mom I can't believe you are really going to use this recycled gold bow again
I've been here seven Christmases and I've seen it each year.

Madi was actually a lot of help this year...she only sat on one piece of paper. Thankfully she kept her claws in when she was walking about on the paper. She just cannot understand why I don't like perforations in my wrapping paper. She didn't run off with the ribbon or chew on it until it was too wet with cat slobber or steal my pen.
All in all we were a good team.
Thanks Madi
Big hug and extra treats from your Mom for all the help.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Madi: Many Moons


Mom here: Madi has been working pretty hard the last few
days opening presents and playing with Christopher her stuffed mouse.
She has earned
some down time. We hope you all enjoy Mom's photos of the moon over the last month.
Mom is dabbling in different exposures and times of day.
Mom blogging alone today with Madi's approval

Monday, December 14, 2009

Madi: Part II Christmas Gift Unwrapping

If you are just visiting us for the first time this week, you might want to read Part I Receiving the gift from yesterday to know what is going on here.

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As you can see, Mom taught me all about tearing into a gift. Boy was that fun.

Madi: Oh my word Mom what in the world is that??!!

Mom: Jeepers Creepers I believe it is a mouse Madi

Madi: A what? Is it alive?

Mom: No it is a stuffed mouse.

Madi: You have got to be kidding me?

Mom: I kid you not Madi. Look it has a place to put catnip.

Madi: Bambi, Happy and Fern you have made this Diva Kitty happy.

Madi: What is this in the tube?

Mom: It is a year's supply of catnip

Madi: You have got to be kidding me

Mom: Madi you already said that.

Madi: I don't smell any catnip
Mom: As soon as you stop sniffing I'll put it in for you.


Madi: Mom it is pretty big. I bet it eats a lot. Look at that fat tummy.

Mom: Madi it isn't real

Madi: Well I'm just sayin' I'm not sharing my kibble with it!!


Madi: Mom it smells pretty good for a mouse.... and it has
a very nice long pink tail...

Madi: This is BIG......But I'm a BIG Girl Never Fear I can handle it

Mom: As you can see, it has received......

THE MADI SEAL OF APPROVAL ....AND

when I'm not playing with it it makes a great pillow

Mom here: I apologize for the fuzzy picture. Madi was ACTUALLY asleep on it.
Her head on the mouse's butt.

PS we decided to name it Christopher

I had to quickly turn the camera on and snap ASAP before she moved.


NOTE TO ALL: WE MADE 4 SEPARATE VIDEOS OF MADI TOTING IT, PUSHING IT ACROSS THE FLOOR, MEOWING TO IT, ETC. I TRIED TO LOAD EACH OF THEM WITHOUT SUCCESS. I WAITED AN HOUR EACH TIME FOR THEM TO LOAD THEY WOULD NOT.
BUT TRUST ME SHE LOVES IT. I CAN TELL YOU FOR A FACT MADI DOES NOT

TOTE MANY THINGS SO THIS IS A

WINNER.

Thank you again to Jazzi and her Mom for hosting the event and to

Fern, Bambi and Happy thank you for my very own Christmas Mouse.

Merry Christmas to all the furiends out there.

I hope you all had as much fun as I did receiving and unwrapping my gift.

Madi the Happy Diva Cat

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Madi: Part I:Receiving the Christmas Gift

Oh boy is Madi excited. A few weeks ago we signed up to participate in
Jazzi's Gift Exchange. Jazzi and her Mom put the participants names in a hat, Jazzi
drew one name at a time and her Mom assigned each of us a furiend
The only rules were

1) be sure to mail our furiend's gift by December 15,
2) once we rec'd our gift we were to post all about it and show what we got.

Thank you Jazzi and Mom for hosting such a wonderful event!!!!!

Madi's name was assigned to Bambi and Happy and their Mom Fern, Animal lover, quilt lover.
Since this was my first time ever receiving a present in the mail...Mom took so many pictures
so decided to make it a 2 part event.

Today is all about 'Receiving the Gift'!!!
Below is the picture of my very first present addressed and mailed to me

Mom and Dad got home late the night my package arrived so they placed it under the
tree for me to sniff all day on Friday.


Finally Friday night Mom got out the scissors to open the box.

Inside the mailing box was this very pretty kitty card


and a very nice note from Bambi, Happy and Fern.

Thank you for all the special touches you added to my gift.

Then Mom found another BOX wrapped up in very pretty
kitty Christmas paper!!! Oh my Fern, Bambi and Happy
know how to make a Diva kitty happy. I sniffed
and sniffed and oh was I happy (Happy no pun intended MOL)


Then Mom asked me to move away from the package so she could get a very nice picture
of the present before we 'tore' into it. I was a little worried about tearing into it for fear I'd
break or ruin it but Mom explained it was just a figure of speech. Ok I didn't understand that
either but I just said 'WHATEVER' Mom get on with the show.

Don't blame me for not showing you what was inside the package right this minute.

You can talk to THE MOM about that decision. She says we'll keep you all

in suspense because anticipation is part of the fun.

I can tell you this it is ONE FANTASTIC KITTY GIFT.
Part 2 the unwrapping will be posted late afternoon on December 14.
Respectfully submitted;
Madi the Happy Diva Cat and Mom the Queen of Suspense