Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, December 31, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE

 I WILL BE STEPPING LIGHTLY INTO THE NEW YEAR...


I HOPE YOUR YEAR IS FILLED WITH GOOD
HEALTH, GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD FOOD
AND MOST OF ALL LOVE!!
HUGS
MADI

Friday, December 30, 2011

MOM SAYS

I
SNORE
WHEN I SLEEP LIKE THIS.


EVIDENTLY THEY WERE EAVESDROPPING ON MY
POWER NAP #100 for the day.
Note from Mom:  I wish you all could have heard the sweet little puffs of air and mucho delicate snores coming from this Southern Belle!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

PLATES and THURSDAY TA(i)L(e)S

Thursday Theme Song will return next week
in the meantime ... enjoy this week's plates and tales

1. HIE-HO-AG, No Clue
2. NANAROSA, Grandma Rosa
3. PHOTO
4. SCARLIT (Scarlet was taken)
5. NIGHTST8, Night State?
6. PE4KIDS, Physical Ed for Kids
7. MADKET, No Clue

Tale: I'm heading into the office/exercise room to make sure Mom is exercising
...let's just say she did not deny herself any foodables during the holidays.
 8. EIO!, that is cute
9. CA2NC2, California to NC too
10. PRONJOY, No Clue
11. HOTLAVA, Maybe they have a yoga studio
12. EKA-CHLO, No Clue
13. ABRAVES, Atlanta Braves
Tail satisfied with Mom's workout
 14. ISLNDTIME, Island time
15. DUKEPROF, Prof at Duke
16. B.D.A.#2, No Clue
17. BONDOTV, No Clue
18. NASACAR29, NASA Car 29
20. ELCOM, No Clue
Mom complain to the tail the face isn't interested
21. ASMERANA, No Clue
22.CHARTERS,Charter Schools 
23. HOJ,??
24. LUNZLV, London's Love? Live?
25. COZ-BEE
26. HOGRIDER, Rides a Harley too 
27. ORGANIZD, Organized
28. 2WINS4US, Maybe 2 good children??
29. KPSMILNG, Keep Smiling
30. K-COD, Cape Cod
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Note from Mom: Even after posting 30 today I still have
38 more to post.  Even I'm amzed at how many I'm finding

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I'M NOT AMUSED....


... BY MOM'S SILLY HUMAN TRICKS
THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN BY THE PERSON FORMERLY KNOWN AS
 MOM

THERE WILL BE DEMERITS!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

EVEN AFTER....

...ALL CHRISTMAS HAM, MONKEY BREAD, CORN PUDDING, POTATO SALAD, VEGGIES AND CORNBREAD....
I CAN STILL TOUCH MY SHOULDER WITH MY BACK PAW.

HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE WAITING FOR MOM TO SHOW YOU A PICTURE OF HER TOUCHING HER TOES.....
ALL I CAN SAY IS DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH
MOL
MADI

Monday, December 26, 2011

UNWRAPPING...

ST. NICK LEFT ME TWO VERY NICE PRESSIES
 A DOOR KNOB SCRATCHING PAD AND A WHIRLY- GIG (on the floor).  According to the package, the whirly-gig is supposed to
provide hours and hours of fun and enterainment for kitties...

MOL
I PROVED THAT TO BE FALSE ADVERTISEMENT ONLY

WRAPPING PAPER
 BOXES
 AND
RIBBONS
Provide hours and hours of entertainment for this kitty.

Friday, December 23, 2011

FRIDAY FAVORITES

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE, EVE

Today Mom is going to share some of her favorite decorations
Note I'm front and center...maybe that means I'm Mom's favorite...
 Ceramic Nativity scene made by Dad's Aunt long, long ago
Stable made by my favorite brother-in-law
Darling critters ice skating and Frosty the Snowman.
Mom bought this from Avon long, long ago
 St. Nick's candle.  Mom bought this from Avon long, long ago
 St. Nick surrounded by Tom Clark Caroling Gnomes
 Toy sleigh
 Sonoma lantern decorated with Christmas Candle and miniature
ornaments
We have family arriving tonight for Christmas.  We'll be taking
blogging break ...BUT never fear we'll be back bright and early
on Monday, December 26.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.
HUGS MADI AND MOM

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thursday Theme Song: An Alabama Christmas Song

Mom and I want to thank Hootin Anni for being such a gracious hostess of


We have thoroughly enjoyed each and every Thursday of 2011 and look forward to 2012.

Mom and I are dedicating this song to our young friends, Blogger Kate and her sister Cute Kitten  their blog is The Pony Bloggers.  They are the youngest bloggers we know. 
Merry Christmas and thank you for being our friend.

Today we are featuring the group ALABAMA singing
Thistlehair the Christmas Bear.  We hope you enjoy it. 
The bear portraying Thistlehair is actually Belkie 2001 Collectible bear from Belk Department Store.

The city's full of manger scenes
And stores lit up in red and green
But down the road just out of town
There's more magic to be found
The countryside is all a-glow
With holly trrees and mistletoe
And in the woods there lives a Bear
Known to all as Thistlehair

Chorus:
Oh Thistlehair the Christmas bear
Spreading the good news everywhere
About Christmas time and what it means
To all the children of the world
Every little boy and girl out there
Loves Thistlehair
We have the video in the middle of our post so you can enjoy it as you look at the pictures and read the words.


He comes around this time of year
Spreading lots of Christmas cheer
The kids all love his shiny coat
And the smell of honey on his nose.
He tells them all about the star
And everything that it stands for
The birthday we all celebrate
Is still our favorite holiday
chorus repeated.
Wherever you find old Thistlebear
There'll be music in the air
He dances 'round the Christmas tree
Every single New Year's Eve
Then he and his furry friends
Gather 'round the tree again

And sing about those Angels' wings
Gifts of love that Christmas brings
Chorus repeated
Thistlehair the Christmas bear La la la la la la la
Thistlehair the Christmas bear.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

WORDS WEDNESDAY

FROM WAY UP HERE
 I LOVE LOOKING DOWN ON ORNAMENTS SO SHINY
 THEY MAKE MY HEAD SPIN


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

TUESDAY TALE

I'M ON THE OUTSIDE


LOOKING IN!!  MOM SAYS TODAY IS THE CALM BEFORE THE 'STORM' SO I'M JUST PLANNING ON CHILLIN'.  IT IS RATHER OVERCAST TOO SO THERE ARE NO SUNPUDDLES.















Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

STEEPLE SUNDAY #37, FIRST BAPTIST CARY, NC

Good Sunday Morning to you all.

On Tuesday, December 13, the peeps decided to take a little trip about 20 minutes West of Raleigh
to Cary, NC.  I told them not to worry I'd be fine sitting right here on the Christmas bow box and I'd be
sure no bows escaped.


Thank goodness the flashy beast went with them.  As you can see from the pictures below,
it was a beautiful December day.  After lunch at Ashworth's, they walked down Academy Street
to take some pictures of The First Baptist Church of Cary.
Mom searched Google for info on this beautiful Church.  She found several books for sale all about the history. We're sorry not to be able to tell you a lot about it except what Mom remembers.
When she was just a wee girl about 9 years old they lived in Cary and attended this church
The church celebrated it's 100 Anniversary in 1971 so it is at least 140 years old.
This is a picture of the new sancutary. 
The steeple is absolutely amazing and very tall
Mom thinks it is one of the most beautiful steeples she has featured.
Below is a picture of the sanctuary where Mom and her peeps attended services.
The columns make for a very grand entrance. 
The newer construction was joined to the old as if it had always been there.


Saturday, December 17, 2011

SATURDAY(paw) HANGOVER and plates

Lately Mom has been catching me in her fav position..
my paw hanging over....I do it because it makes her smile.



Its Saturday so it must be plate day.  Many have asked about the plates and how mom finds them.  Evidently Raleigh is the personalized plate capital of the world.  Everywhere the peeps go they see them.  We don't think we've repeated any either.

1. NORSE
2. TEC1
3. FUTBAL, Football
4. REDYPLAY, Ready Play 
(#3 and 4 were spotted in our neighborhood
5. SAM & JAKE
6. GARFIELD
7. WNDRWAGN,Wonder Wagon
8. MTNLFY, No Clue
9. JAWAGIRL, No Clue
10. JOY2U, Joy to you
11. IGOINS-2, No Clue
12. JAKSBUG, Jack's Bug on an VW
13. JAGGER
14. HONEY-5
15. MSSHEIK, Ms. Sheik
16. E4-C5-D3, No Clue
17. GOSPOSML, No Clue
18.  TBELSMOM, someone's Mom
19. LADYI
20. SUBIRWI, No Clue
21. TX2NC4ME, Texas to NC for Me
22. FRED
23. CYA-IN-0D,  See you in Ocean Drive city on NC coast
24. ERDDS#4, On a fancy Tesla
25. SOBSTORY, Sob Story but why on your tag?

Friday, December 16, 2011

FRANTIC FRIDAY

OMC THERE ARE ONLY 8 MORE DAYS BEFORE
CHRISTMAS EVE AND I CANNOT FIND MY LETTER TO
JOLLY OLD SAINT NICK.  I'VE LOOKED BEHIND THE TRASH CAN

 AND I'VE LOOKED INSIDE THE TRASH CAN
MOM SAYS NOT TO WORRY ABOUT MY LETTER THAT I'VE BEEN VERY NICE THIS YEAR AND SHE IS CERTAIN
ST. NICK WILL LEAVE ME LOTS OF LOOT.
WHAT A RELIEF!!
HUGS
MADI

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday Theme Song: Festival of 7 Lights

Mom and I thank Hootin' Anni for sponsoring today's


 
Today we are featuring a classical guitar instrumental from Mr. Ottmar Libert's Christmas CD
Poets and Angels.  Mom loves guitar music. We hope you enjoy this as much as we do.
We have the Video first followed by 7 festive light pictures.



1.  Madi in sunlight


2. Morning light taken from our deck
 3. Our Christmas tree lights
 4. Next door neighbor's exterior Christmas lights
 5. Outside Christmas Tree and Reindeer
 6. Neighbor's house bathed in soft white lights
 7. December Moonlight