Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Saturday Photo Hunt

We love Saturday Photo Hunt click
here for a list of words
Today's word is....

F U R

UP CLOSE AND PURRSONAL YOU CAN SEE MOST OF MY 

FURS

I was once crowned Diva of ....Superior Softness

 ARE REALLY GRAY WITH POPS OF WHITE
THE BIG BROWN THING IS LEG OF MOM 
pssssst she has furs too but they aren't gray


Speaking of fur.. here is a darling photo of 3 of my furry K9 friends who wanted to say .....
They are all loved to bits by Ms. Kit from Dog Daze and her hubby Mr. David
Ms. Kit was one of our first interweb friends.
All these aDORable faces makes us smile.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Flower Friday: Winter style Card count #3 and 3a


Today is .....
Dearest aDORYable Dory we don't have many flowers (actually we have zero here) but we did take
a few at the Wreath work shop on 12/1/16.  WE'll share them and then we have a mystery that starts with an F



Mayor elect Arty aka bro of Dory  sent me a Wand toy...
Mama of Dory suggested I load it to You Tube...
DANG that mama is smart!!
I hope you enjoy it




If you can't see it click HERE



CARD COUNT #3 and 3a
THANK YOU ALLLLLLLLLLLLL
#3 Starts at arrow going down and then up.
Sweet William, Astro, Caren, Cody, Dakota, Mr. Bailey, Hazel, Mabel
Marg and Critters, Laila and Minchie, Sarge, Beachnut and Shelldon,
Pix from MissorEE, Four Crazy Cats, (top left), Sammie and Ava,
Millie and Walter, Dante and Ziva, Lily and Edward, Braeden, Seth and Riley
Christmas, Flynn and Peeps, Ms. Oswin, Brom and Mara, Mayor elect Arty,
Dory, Bilbo and Jakey and peeps,  Lily Belle Muffin and peeps,
and 15 cats and counting, and Cat Scout Sammy P.

Addendum to #3 count!!!
Hot out of the mailbox at 5:30 on Thursday
Thank YOU all we love them

*Kai...brudder to Angel Jack of Daily Dose of Jack
Noodle, Macy, Molly, Jamison da Cat, Cheney, Paco and Conrad da birds
OHCs from Noodle- Conrad are all in one house.  That must be a fun place to live!!
Scout Ali Cat.
*  Kai is happy to report TG training 101
 is going well but it is a work in progress. Evidently he forgot all that Angel Jack taught him.
TG has passed toilet paper retrieval from one end of the house to the other.  TG has master making breakfast for Kai at 5 am with one eye open. TG is happy to report Kai has master
the doggie door!! 3 Cheers for Kai!!

Ecards this count
Cat Scout Ali
Hailey, Phod and peepes
These can be seen by clicking on tab 2016 Cards under my header

Mom would like to thank those of you who have felt their agony and sent them
one separately.
pspspspsps FYI: i'm also pawticipating in the Cat Scout Card Exchange
so the peeps best throw in their limp towel.

Revised total as of 6:30 pm 12/15/16
Madi 37
Peeps 21
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Recap
Number 2
THANK YOU ALL!!

Starting at black arrow as of 12/8/16 going down, then up
7 Yam Aunty,Casey, Jessie, Pigeon,Cricket and Elliot
Bella, Dui and Roxy, Stella Rose, Maggie Mae and Gussie
Audrey and Izzy and Speedy the house Rabbit


Number 1
THANK YOU ALL!!
Top to bottom
Da Weenies, Sully, Trout Talkin' Tabbies, Sugar, Mayors Murphy, Stanley and assistants,
Mayors Emeritus Frankie and Ernie, Lassie and Benji and Reilly and Denny
Freya Rose sent us a beautiful animated card
Matt and Matilda and Sammy and Wally from S. Africa sent us
ecards.  Check the tab under our header to see those.
MADI:  7 paper cards, 1 animated and 2 ecards = 10 TEN
THE PEEPS: 2 TWO

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


Thoroughly Poetic Thursday with Sammy

Today's post is brought to you by the letter
A


ALMOST

Tis the time of year when we hear
ho ho hos from far and near.
The child in all of us is filled
with glee, and hope that St. Nicholas and Rudolf
have a clear landings on roofs, or hay bales in fields.
Just ten days and counting oh me oh my
Yes it is ALMOST here so girls, boys,
dads, moms and of course pups and kits
Whatever you do be good or your stockings
will be filled with coal and twigs and possibly figs. (Blah)


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

2 Christmas Tales

A Tradition and a Christmas Memory

Today is Day 14 of 25 days of Holiday Fun...hosted by Mayor Elect Arty
We are so excited to tell you about  a few memories 
Here is the link to see all who are telling tall tales or sharing
stuffs this month
We call this Monkey Sweetness

This story began in March of 1994.  Sis had her eye on a
nice and sweet and kind young man she met at N C State University.
When she told the peeps about him...mom could tell sis thought he was pretty special.  Finally he asked my sis for their first date....but wait... the date for the date was April 1, April Fool's Day.  When she told mom the date mom
ACTUALLY suggested that it might be a prank.  Let me just say Sis shot mom  
some serious dagger eyes!!
Fast forward to  Christmas morning 1994.  A 22 year tradition began in the family.
It was the first Christmas morning my Sis brought her (then boyfriend, later to be my BIL) to spend Christmas day with us!!
Mom tried her bestest to think of something quick and good for breakfast.
She decided to make monkey bread...it was a huge hit.  Mom didn't know that 
boyfriend/later BIL loved anything with cinnamon in it...and HE HAD never had
monkey bread.  Mom has been making Monkey Bread every Christmas morning since then!! Later down the road he kiddingly told mom the
Monkey Bread sealed the deal with sis.
They were married on August 15, 1998.
Sis and BIL are owned by Frisco and Mia
Photo taken Christmas morning 2015.
Recipe is at the bottom


Since this story was about the first Christmas BIL spent with the family mom and
 I decided
to repost this.  It was our very first Christmas post in 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Mom: Our daughter's First Real Christmas

Technically this is her 2nd Christmas; however, since she was only 
4 months old on her first Christmas we called 1972 her First Real
 Christmas.This picture is engraved in my mind forever. As you can 
see by this picture,she was very surprised. Truly Christmas through the 
eyes of a child. 
The next picture is what she was looking at that had her so excited
Note we had the Christmas Tree in her playpen to keep the inquisitive
hands of a 16 month old safe.
Thanks Madi for sharing the blog with your sister. After all, she is
the reason we adopted our first cat....hence the reason you are here.
Mom

Here is the recipe:
Ingredients:
4 cans (10 to a can) biscuits.  I used grocery store brand butter me not (flakes of butter in biscuits)
1 tablespoon of cinnamon*
2 teaspoons of ground cloves*
1 teaspoon of nutmeg*
3/4 cup brown sugar*
(optional: raisins and pecans  to taste but I've never added them)

Preheat oven to 325, bake for 45 minutes

Supplies needed:
You will need either a bundt pan (fluted sides) or a pound cake pan.  
Large zip lock bag


Sauce ingredients
1 to 1 1/4 stick butter (1 is plenty)
1 cup brown sugar

Directions:
spray pan with PAM
Mix all of the spices*  then pour into a large zip lock bag.
Quarter biscuits, add to zip lock bag one can at a time, shake well, take them out and spread around pan evenly.  Repeat until all 4 cans are in the pan.

After all the biscuits are in the pan, prepare sauce as follows:

In a small sauce pan, cut up the stick of butter add brown sugar.  Simmer on low until melted. pour over biscuits  Bake at 325 for 45 minutes

HINTS:

Over the years I have learned I can prepare the biscuit and spice mix the night before.
Cover tightly with foil store in fridge.  The next day all you have to do is prepare the sauce.

GREAT FOR BREAKFAST.
Years ago we were told the name came from the fact that it is served by just pulling off pieces like a Monkey would do.  But it is too hot and too messy we serve with a large 
spoon.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday Tale

After my approval, I headed downstairs to see if there were any treats associated with this hard work!
THERE WERE NOT

Monday, December 12, 2016

MONDAY thank you Meow to Lynne

Do you know our friends Elliot and Cricket across the pond?
If so you probably know their mom, Lynne, is a most talented artist.
On November 23, 2016 she featured some adorable snowmen paintings...
(even Frankie and Ernie would like these)
Click here scroll down to 11/23 post to see them.
She only made about 4 or 5 and OMCs...mom was very lucky to
purchase one.  It arrived at our house last Monday.
Here is a close up view...
We named our friend Peppermint because the designs on his scarf reminded
mom of the round peppermint candy by Bach's
We absolutely loved all of the paintings and it was hard to make a selection
The smile on this snowman and his hands raised in 100% glee won mom's heart.
The snow texture on his body is amazing....

When we saw the photo of the paintings on their blog we thought they were adorable; however,
in person ours is 100x's more adorable.

I think I caught a lovely whiff of a Whippet name Cricket and a Chi man named Elliot

Currently Peppermint is living here but knowing mom as I do...
he will move around a bit. 



It is painted on canvas, edges have music paper painted on them and
it is framed beautiful


MS. LYNNE WE LOVE IT AND ARE ABSOLUTELY THRILLED THAT PEPPERMINT
HAS COME TO LIVE WITH US.YOUR TALENT IS AMAZING

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sunday Stuff

THERE WILL BE COAL AND STICKS IN MOM'S STOCKING!!!



Remember this tree from Wednesday
Just a day later (after lots of wind) all the leaves were on the ground and Mom has silver Christmas balls on it
Same photo at night