Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you get more treats than tricks today!

Today is the last day to enter for a chance to win a $15 store credit in our BeadedTail shop. If you haven't entered already, be sure to click here! The contest ends tonight at midnight EST. Winner will be announced tomorrrow!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Today's post is my 150th post! Thanks to everyone who visits and reads what I, or my furbabies, have to say on any particular day! You sure made my first 150 posts fly by and you are very much appreciated!

Along with writing something daily, a lot of pictures are taken by me but not all are blog worthy. Here are some of the pictures that didn't make the first cut:

Isabella playing with her Spider from CasbahKitten
Sadie looking scary trying to lick peanut butter off her nose
Angel being silly on the bookshelf

Thanks again to all my readers! I appreciate each and everyone of you and just love your comments!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Objects may be closer than they appear!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mommy was gone all day yesterday and will be gone all day today at a tax class. I don't know what tax is but I do know that I miss having Mommy home with us during the day so tax must be very exciting to keep her away from us.
I wish I knew what this says.
This doesn't look very interesting Mommy. There aren't even any pictures.
Does it smell good Angel?
Let's see how it tastes.
Yuck! We think tax stinks and leaves a bad taste in your mouth Mommy!

We'll be glad to have you home with us during the day again tomorrow!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Who wishes it was still the weekend?
I do!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Is it possible to get bigger boxes around here Mommy? This one is a tad bit too small.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

On a recent Caturday morning, I got up early, threw on a robe, got on my computer and along came Isabella and curled up on my lap which she had never done before.
Fifteen minutes later, she was still quite comfy.
Forty minutes (yes, 40 minutes!) later, my legs were numb but thankfully she started to wake up and left a few minutes later to go lay in the sunlight. She is cute when she shows her fangs though!

Hope you enjoy your Caturday!

Friday, October 24, 2008

We are going to give one lucky winner a $15 store credit in our BeadedTail shop! As we gear up for the holidays, we need to know what items people like so for your help in our research, we're going to reward one lucky winner with $15 to spend on any item(s) in our shop.

To enter for your chance to win the $15 store credit, just visit our BeadedTail shop at http://beadedtail.etsy.com/ and then comment on this post telling me which of our products is your favorite. Remember that you must include a valid email address or Etsy shop name at time of entry so we may contact you.

  • All entries must be received by midnight PST on 10/31/08. The winner will be picked randomly by using Random.org.
  • The winner will need to have an Etsy account in order to use the store credit but it is free and easy to obtain.
  • Don't forget to leave your email address or Etsy shop name! Entries without contact information are ineligible.
  • Only one entry allowed per person/email account.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I've recently been tagged by three wonderful bloggers, Heidi from Healthnut Wannabee Mom, Kay's K9s, and Jael's Jewels. All three of them have great blogs and gave very interesting information about themselves so hopefully I can do the same. I'm to give 7 random facts about myself so here goes... 1) I cannot stand if my money is not in order in my billfold. When I get change I have to put everything where they belong beginning with the $1s in front, followed by the $5s, $10s, etc. If something is out of order, I have to fix it as soon as I can or else I feel uneasy. Of course all the money has to be right side up and facing the right direction too. This could be the CPA in me or just plain weirdness!

2) I've been in the Oval Office at the White House. My parents went to school with someone who works at the EOB (Executive Office Building) next door to the White House so he took us into the Oval Office as well as the White House Press Room and other "off limit" places because the President was not in Washington DC at the time. This happened several Presidents ago.

3) I am part Native American and am a tribal member of the Citizen Band Potawatomi Nation. The main tribal territory is in Shawnee, OK so if you are ever in that area, stop by the FireLake Casinos!

4) I love watermelon but only the first three bites! The first bite of watermelon is so delicious but it quickly diminishes after that so by the third bite, I don't want anymore.

5) I've been married to my high school sweetheart for 20 years and am thankful for him every single day!

6) I have to read something every single day. No matter how late it is or how tired I am, I have to read for at least 15 minutes before the day is over.

7) I'm afraid of basements - the ones totally underground with the small windows at the top of a concrete wall. Not sure why this is but it's probably due to overactive imagination as a kid but whenever I go into one of those basements, I can't keep from glancing at the windows constantly.

Okay, now I get to tag 7 other people. Of course participation is voluntary but I hope you choose to share some random facts about yourself! Here's my choices in order to learn a little more about the people behind these interesting blogs:

Everyday Living
Chica and Pumuckl
Casbah Kitten
The Fantail
Three Fates Design
West of Mars
Of Cats

*Update - I just found out I was tagged by Lily from Tulip's Treasure Box today! Be sure to visit her site along with the other three mentioned above and you'll find that she's a very talented and wonderful fellow Etsian!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Isabella's cute little toesies!
Angel's floofy toesies!
Sadie's big ole toesies!

P.S. Mommy comes home today!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

After a full weekend of football, and before the game tonight, it's time to rest. I am the master napper so will demonstrate my fabulous skill. First, you must get your napping place good and ready by "making putty" in the spot you want to lay on (some kitties call this kneading dough or giving a massage but I call it making putty). I take this part of the process very seriously:
Not quite ready yet but I did have to sit down because this is taking longer than I thought.
Nope, not yet. See my big ole claws?
Okay, it's purrfect but how do I get that flashy box out of my face so I can nap?

I hope you learned the art of napping!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

It's Sunday and we are home alone with Daddy which means only one thing - football all day long in our house!

What are you doing today?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I'm still in Kansas and my furbabies back home are taking the day off (can't get good help these days!) so I thought I would post about my very first kitty Sugar. My dad had this picture of me with Sugar from many, many years ago which got me remembering Sugar along with many of my previous furbabies through the years.
Sugar was a black tiger striped kitty with white paws - which looked like he stepped in sugar, hence the name! He found me one night when I was 6 or 7 years old as I was sitting on a bench at the local swimming pool. When my parents came to get me I told them "here's my kitty and his name is Sugar!" and that's how my life with kitties all started!

Sugar was the only outdoor cat I've had and he was my supervisor on everything I did outside although he didn't want me to know it! He'd follow me and my friends as we explored the many fields and ponds near our home in Kansas but as soon as we turned around to look at him, he'd stop and look in every other direction than in our direction. It was like he was saying "I'm not following you, I'm not even paying any attention to you!"

In addition to being a great supervisor, he was a Mighty Hunter and many mornings we'd wake up to a big ole mouse on the deck. He'd wait until we saw his catch before carrying it off, as if he wanted to show us what a great Man-Cat he was!

Sugar was independent but he was my buddy always. I'll never forget him and am very lucky that he chose me that night and told me he wanted to be my first kitty!

Take some time today to remember your first pet and I hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane as much as I did!
I am participating in a fun contest involving a blog scavenger hunt being offered by Recycled Ideas to win this Orna-Monkey! To see the contest and rules, click here!

Good luck to you and enjoy the scavenger hunt!

Friday, October 17, 2008

We love this time of year. The leaves are turning red on the trees and Mommy thinks they look so pretty.

But, what we really like about it is watching the leaves fall from the tree in the backyard.

It's fun to bat at them as they fall past the window. Plus, it means that once all the leaves fall, the birdies will be out in plain sight! Ooo, we can't wait!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Big Red Box came out again! Mommy is leaving us alone with Daddy again because she is going back to Kansas to see her dad. Daddy was fun when Mommy went to Las Vegas to see her mom last month but we still prefer to have both our beans home. This time we tried getting in the big box together so she couldn't put her stuff in it.
Angel sat on the lid thingy.

Sadie tried another sad face which is hard for her because she's always smiling.
Nothing worked. But, I guess we will just enjoy our time with Daddy. He even bought us a yummy buffet of snacks! Thank you Daddy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Take some time to soak up the sun!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

We have a new look!


Today is the unveiling of my brand new blog designed by Ana from Chica and Pumuckl Blogger Designs! Isn't it wonderful? Ana did a great job of understanding what I wanted to convey through my blog and I'm very happy with the results!

I want to thank Ana for answering all my questions through this process. I'm great at numbers but understanding all this blog stuff and envisioning a final product, forget it! But, she knew what I wanted before I did and her design turned out better than I could have imagined. Thank you so much Ana! I appreciate the time you spent on my blog design and you have been an absolute pleasure to work with!

Also, I want to thank all my blog visitors because I sincerely appreciate each and every one of you who takes the time to visit my blog and comment from time to time! When I started this blog, I never imagined all the wonderful people I would meet and visit every day and who in turn visit me! I enjoy visiting your blogs and I hope to continue to provide an enjoyable blog for you to visit also! Thank you so much!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thanks to Daisy and Lux, I figured out that my mommy was trying to pull a fast one by telling me I was sitting on her laptop the other day when I posted about it. Come to find out, it was just the box the laptop came in! Can you believe that? She didn't want me sitting on her new laptop! Well, I am the diva kitty so I can sit wherever I want to!
Hey look, there is a beautiful kitty looking back at me in it's shiny top!

One problem with sitting on a laptop, it's cold on my kitty butt.

There, this is much for comfy and warm on my cute kitty butt!



Sunday, October 12, 2008

Nothing better than being lazy with the Sunday sun warming your body!

And shining on your whiskers! Excuse me while I resume my nap!