Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Easy Sunday and Plates


* means we could not figure out the meaning
1. HARPGEEK,
 this one is for YAM-Aunty and Maestro
2. PAPPALOIN, 
I believe this means Butterfly in French.  Princess Leah 
this is for you. Of course it is a beautiful K9 breed
3. FOOFRYTERS,*
4. BUCKARU, Buckaroo
5. ASSETMAN, Asset man
6. DAEDAE, *
7. 2DLISHS, Two delicious
8. AGIL1TY, Agility
9. YES-2*
10. BRODYSGG*
11. 911 on a Porsche
12. MADMAN
13. TYMICA*
14. C5A, Dad says it is a Cargo Plane
15. ONTOOZ, On To Oz 
for all my friends Down Under
16. SUMFUN, Some Fun
17. TOPSGT1, Top Sargent 1
18. KM2BLEVE,*
19. LADY-Z89*
20. LLPRAISE*
21. FLOWERS4U, Flowers for you
22.REV.MAVP*
23.LUVFIXIT, Loves to do DYI projects
24. WEDRYFLY, We Dry Fly, something to do with fly fishing?
25. 279...no clue at all
26. IGOTACES, Card Shark
27. HAPPYNET
28. EXPLOR2C, Explore to see
29. Migh My, very creative My My
30. PUCKNITS, Maybe a hockey and knitting fan
31. LVE4EVA, Love for ever
32. MYMEMA, My Mema nickname for grandma


Mom's sciatica has been screaming at her since Friday night.
She has been standing a lot and she has been treating it with TLC 
She thinks it is on the mend but she is only sitting for about 10 minutes at a time.
If we miss stopping by we apologize but you know when TOGM is your typist
you can only do so much.  Mom prepares our post about 5 days in advance so
no worries about typing all the plates above she did those earlier this week.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Siesta Saturday


I am kinda liking all the Blanket Volley Ball pictures mom found!!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Welcome to Blanket Volleyball


First time ever in BLOGVILLE 


Of course like with any games/events there are a few rules from YAM-Aunty aka  the Rule(r) ...that might have been altered a wee bit!! So we'll get those out of the way lickety split



Rules: 
1. Anybuddy who is caught butt sniffin' will be sent to time out
2. If you are caught hissin', you will be instantly missin' from the games
3. No leg lifting, squatting and FOR sure no diggin' on the equipment
4. No bitey face just kissy face
5. At the end of each game, there will be paw shakin' and huggin'
6. Most impawtant rule is The Rule(r) will not always appear as the beautiful, well dressed Official you see above. She has lots of tools and can see all that goes on so 
B E W A R E!!


Objective: 
Fling that ball any which way you can to keep enemy opponent from getting it

Venue: Blanket Volley ball has an indoor and an outdoor court.  
The above rules apply for both venues.

Equipment: 
Towels or blankets for each pair
OKEY DOKEY POKEY LETS GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD



FIRST GAME Out of Doors
Tuiren, Lucy, Misty and Fenris working well as a team keeping their
eyes (not) on the ball but lo and behold they get it over the net
Here the crowd roaring!!
the Rule(r) has accused Madi of squatting or digging, but Madi stands her ground








Yang got really excited gave that ball a fling right to Madi

Scylla and Chimera wanted no part of this action and Yep they all heard the Rule(r) blow the whistle on the play



OMCs everybuddy thought inside Blanket Volleyball would be calm I think we'll head
back outside


Lightning, Mayor Arty, Jakey and Yin were enjoying a friendly
game when lo and behold ...this happened
Madi remember no hissy kitties allowed





This is what happens when you let two independent German men on the field at the same time.

Team AireOregon took on a ton of two leggers




Huggie Puggies Mabel and Hazel put an entirely new 'TWIST' to playing
Blanket Volleyball.  They used their brains instead of brawn


Team Black Beauties Millie (L) Siddhartha(R)were winning then the Rule(r) called a
Somehow from some unknown place Millie jumped smack in the middle of the blankie and someone started playing Blanket Volley ball with all the wrong balls


OMCs I was in a sunpuddle lazing about and watching Walter practices his moves,
when all of a sudden look who showed up the newest Woonderful pup...Timber.




Phoebe was playing one on one when her opponent literally gave up
Rule(r) is staying really busy with these games I hope and purr she isn't gonna demand
extra treats for the extra overtime.



2 Vertically Challenged Blanket Volleyball players with their own style



Somebuddy on the sidelines complained about the type of ball...the Rule(r) checked her handbook.


Oh my cats Phod and Lee trekked all the way from Canada to pawticipate...they 
got a wee bit off course.  Thank goodness The Rule(r) hears and sees all

Oh a once in a lifetime event!!!!!


What happens when a Buttie Pillar Princess, Margarita Queen and Norwegian Mouse
meet on the Blanket Volley Ball court?

Answer: The Rule(r) blows her whistle.

All 3 of them have their own rules and came with their own balls tools


Rule(r) had to oust Mr. Jack Freckles and Bertie because noses and tails are not allowed


Mom and I thank YAM-Aunty aka  Rule(r) for all her hard work, for wearing so many faces and showing up in so many places during the Blanket Volley Ball event!  
She was EVERYWHERE and SAW ALL! 
She graciously sent us a head shot and told us
to do something silly with it!!  YAM-Aunty we hope I sillies tickled your funny bone.


We are officially folding up our blankies and say

We also thank all of our able bodied pawticipants for their pawsitive attitudes and agility
and for all who stopped by to hopefully enjoy our craziness. 
We thank DB Boyz and Idaho Pug Ranch
 for hosting the picnic and Barn dance


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Angel Sammy and brudder Teddy

Today's 4 word challenges are 
open, octopus, olive and odd

Oh Sammy dear you sent a swarm of (brain) worms on a crazy path
they embedded themselves in Mom's head.
Our poems are most often about pussy cats.
Odd(ly) this one is all about an octOpussy
Whom I understand is not a bit wussy.
Her name is Olive Oyl.
She can be pushy


Popeye the Sailor is her man
He can open a can with his bare hands
His love is true he spoils her with mushy words. 
He sings of his strengths while puffin' on a pipe.


THE END!!!!!!
  

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sometimes I wonder

if mom has lost her mind!?


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Meow like a Pirate


OH TODAY IS GOING TO BE SUCH FUN,
IT IS MY 87th Meow like a Pirate Day and it is always fun

Mom found a Pirate Dictionary on Google woohoo
We will attempt to meow like a Pirate 
English word has a strike through.  Pirate talk is in bold italics beside it.

ARRRRG are you  ready?

I gladly admit to looking like  a fool addlepate in this
mask but you know when we do something we go all out


Shiver me timbers Mom Cap'n my Cap'n
has turned into a gun packing woman Wench
 Yo-ho-ho seaman sea dogs there is  non-sailor landlubber 
right side starboard


 Never fear Wench Madi has them in her eyes deadlights

 Sink me! (expression of surprise)  Look at the loot swag we found while looking through our telescope spyglass
Good bye Fair winds Matey, Buckos, Me hearties  and Wenches 
(all pirate talk for crew)  
ARRRRG!
Grab a mug of Rum and be on ye way before me makes ye walk 
the gangplank.


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Thanks to everyone who signed up for Blanket Volley Ball
Here is our final list of players.  It has been such a fun event to cre8te!!


Tuiren, Lucy, Misty, Fenris, Yang, Scylla, Chimera, Lightning, Yin,
Mayor Arty and Jakey, Christmas, Yam Aunty, Da Phenny, Hazel and Mabel,
Millie (dog), Siddhartha, Millie (cat), Walter, Phoebe,
Introducing Timber the newest Woo, Bentley and Pierre, Phod, Lee,
 Chester, Speedy the Cheeky bunny, Princess Leah, 

AireGal Ruby, Mouse...the mouse from Norway,
 Bertie and Mr. Jack Freckles!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Mews from Madi Manor

Last week Mom was messing around in our storage room. The door to this room is
always closed.  Of course this curious kitty takes full advantage of an open door.
I sniffed around checking things out

While I was up on the dresser  noticed something odd





Today is you last chance to sign up for Blanket Volley Ball event at the Blogville Picnic
DEADLION is 5pm today DST aka East Coast

If you would like to pawticipate in my Blanket Volleyball, 
please send me a picture of you standing on all fours or NOT...MOL
Mom can maneuver them with pizap.  Just send photos...
If you send in more than one photo, please note your name(s) that go with each photo 

EMAIL to: 
Please send it to candb214ATattDOTnet
Subject: 
Picnic

I'm 'borrowing a GREAT idea from Da Phenny'!
Below I'm listing furiends who have sent me photos for this event:
If you sent me a photo and don't see your name Roar or Grown OUT LOUD.

Tuiren, Lucy, Misty, Fenris, Yang, Scylla, Chimera, Lightning, Yin,
Mayor Arty and Jakey, Christmas, Yam Aunty, Da Phenny, Hazel and Mabel,
Millie (dog), Siddhartha, Millie (cat), Walter, Phoebe
and Introducing Timber the newest Woo, Bentley and Pierre, Phod, Lee and Chester, and Speedy the Cheeky bunny, Ruby the AireGal, Princess Leah
and Mouse....a mouse from Norway!



Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Silly Saturday and PSAs




I, Madison D. Cat will be hosting a very fun event:

Blanket Volleyball OMCs this should be fun
  • Objective: To pass the ball over the net in pairs using towels or blankets to propel the ball.
  • Towels or blankets for each pair. Net. ...
  • Divide the players into two equal teams. ...
  • You may use beach balls or volleyballs

My absolute deadline for receiving all photos is 5PM on September 18, 2017

Good buddies that is Monday!!


If you would like to pawticipate in my Blanket Volleyball, 
please send me a picture of you standing on all fours or NOT...MOL
Mom can maneuver them with pizap.  Just send photos...
If you send in more than one photo, please note your name(s) that go with each photo 

EMAIL to: 
Please send it to candb214ATattDOTnet
Subject: 
Picnic

I'm 'borrowing a GREAT idea from Da Phenny'!
Below I'm listing furiends who have sent me photos for this event:
If you sent me a photo and don't see your name Roar or Grown OUT LOUD.

Tuiren, Lucy, Misty, Fenris, Yang, Scylla, Chimera, Lightning, Yin,
Mayor Arty and Jakey, Christmas, Yam Aunty, Da Phenny, Hazel and Mabel,
Millie (dog), Siddhartha, Millie (cat), Walter, Phoebe
and Introducing Timber the newest Woo, Bentley and Pierre, Phod, Lee and Chester.



For all the info on all the The picnic and Barn Dance click HERE

or HERE to see the sign up sheet for those hosting events





Oreo's Demolition Derby
We thank Mayor Arty and Jakey for reminding us about Oreo's event...
we stole the below from them.

Wrapping up the Month will be Oreo's Demolition Derby on September 30th. Make sure to visit Oreo HERE to find out how you can be part of this fun Bash 'em Smash 'Em Blogville event!! 

So much fun to have....so little time,
Right???? We look forward to seeing you at some of all of the events!




Friday, September 15, 2017

Flower Friday dedicated to Friends Furever Blog


My Guy, Raz's Daddy, has been very sick for a very long time,
he fought a long and hard fight to get better but he was tired and could fight no longer.

We send love and hugs to Sharon, Raz and Allie


Bravely fought the evil C and complications
Irresistibly funny cat Daddy, he thought of fun games to play with his furbabes
Lived life with gusto
Loved by all who knew him





Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Angel Sammy and brudder Teddy


Today's poetry words are Naughty, Nice, Normal, New

OMCs let me just say right up front..TOGM struggled with these words.
Usually she composes our poem within a day or two and she uses all 4 words. Not this week.
Mom finally found her cre8tive mojo to compose five lines
to describe me we call it.... All about Madi in five lines

I'm not new but that does not make me blue.
I can be rather haughty but never naughty!
A diva I am; however, to call me formal would not be normal.
 I am as nice and sweet as a fresh slice of cranberry cornbread.
This is it no more will be said! 

Cranberry Orange Cornbread
1 navel orange
2 large eggs
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 cup yellow stone ground corn meal*
(it did not indicate plain or self rising, Mom used self rising)
*Mom used her regular corn meal for her famous cornbread so that is what she used 
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup fresh cranberries, mom used dried.
Directions:
1.Heat oven to 375, coat a 8"x4" loaf pan with cooking spray
2. Grate zest from 1/2 of the orange into a large bowl. Cute the orange in half and squeeze all the juice. Whisk in eggs, buttermilk, oil, sugar, brown sugar, and salt until blended.  Scatter 4 teaspoons of baking powder over the top of this mixture, let it stand until foamy, about 3 minutes.
3. Stir together cornmeal, flower and cranberries, add them to wet ingredients, stirring just until batter is almost free of lumps.
4. Spoon into loaf pan, bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, ~ 35 to 40 minutes, Cool on a rack.
Tip: if you cannot find cranberries you may use fresh blueberries or raspberries.


PSA from MAD SNAPPER in Tampa area 

please post on your acct that  i am off line, no TV/phone/internet. thanks

Madi mom here: not sure what happened.  Yesterday  MS had tv/phone/internet.
I expect something to do with Spectrum service interruptions.



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wordy Wednesday

On Saturday our good buddy Mad  Snapper in
Florida posted this photo and the caption below it.
What is on top of your fridge? I am digging to the bottom of the barrel for this post. I have several but will wait until IRMA is gone and we are waiting on Jose..

Mom told her she thought it was not at all a bottom of the barrel post BECAUSE it gave
mom a great idea for a post.
This was mom's answer to 'what is on top of your fridge'!

Before 2006 you might have found me madi on top of the fridge(mom says she must dig out some old  photos of that for the blog. See this was a great idea you gave mom). After 2006, when the kitchen remodel was completed our new fridge slipped into its own cubbyhole. Now there is 1" clearance and probably some dust bunnies on top.

These two photos are were taken prior to kitchen reno in September of 2006.
You might see the date stamp on the photos of 1987..crazy mom had no clue how to change the date and of course I was born in 2002.

What fun I had rolling around collecting dust bunnies and resting my chin on the galley rail of the cabinets.


It has been alleged, in other post I was quite the acrobat
I would jump to the counter below the cabinets spring up to the top of the
fridge then to the top of the cabinets.  Note mom kept her cookbooks and other
things wedged in the 3" gap to keep me from getting into that area.


This photo  is of the cabinets and fridge after 2006. I still jump on the narrow counter to the left of the fridge....but alas that is as far as I can go....

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

How I spent my summer Blog Hop

I might be a senior kitty but as the saying goes a rolling kitty stone gathers no moss 
I had a rolling good time this summer in spite of the 3H's, hot, hazy humid.

I spent my virtual summer vacation in Colorado and Utah, June 20-26


I learned how to climb red rocks at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO

While in Arches Nat'l Park I....
Not my best decision...getting down was hairy.



One of my favorite my favorite places was the Red Cliff Lodge in Moab, UT
They had the most gorgeous sunrises over the Colorado River
I sat on the fence behind my room to take them in every morning


 I took  jet boat ride on the Colorado River....it was fast as greased lightning too
I got to wear a pirate hat for my Jet Boat Portrait

I was please as purple punch to ride the Durango and Silverton Steam Locomotive
I even got to visit the engineer and wear his hat.



It was indeed an honor to be Junior Ranger for the Day at Grand Mesa National
Forest.  I had to read all the rules from the handbook. I was
given all kinds of stuff to take in my back sack
A whistle was for scaring the scat out of the bears
Binoculars to look for bears so I'd know when to blow my whistle
A bandaid for booboos I might get when I ran from bears
A camera to take a selfie with a bear. YIKES
Thank goodness I saw no bears

A magnifying glass to look for buttie pillars for my Princess Leah



My last day I decided to camp atop Wilson's Arch in Arches National Park.
I arrived late afternoon and Oh my word was it ever H O T up there too.
I did see some spectacular sights through my biNOCulars
Even the devil himself was melting...see pitchfork and a red hand

All in all it was a fine vacation and I saw a lot a very beautiful sights
I have lots and lots of memories and images stored in my itty bitty kitty brain
Respectfully submitted 
Madi(son) da Explorer