Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Tuesday This and That

 Me this AM in the front window. Mum hadn't opened it yet, she keeps it closed overnight. It may not get opened for long, going to be a hot and sticky day.

Mum did her charity event and she was home early! Seems they had no after party this year. Matter of fact the whole event wasn't that well attended with only 62 cars, usually it is more like 162 cars! So sort of a dull event. Half the cars were in one of the four groups. It rained. A couple of guys broke their cars and one brilliant guy with a Furrarri ran out of gas! Duh!!!
 Yeah it rained. Around lunch time, so most of that time mum could stay dry in their little shed. The afternoon you could see the thunder boomers coming in. Things were just about done, so they didn't get wet here. The jumped in the car and came home. Mum's furiends picked her up, she didn't even have to drive!
 They got a small bag of popcorn in their goody bag. Plus a lip balm, otherwise no good stuff and she is bummed on the no after party. That is when they get to stop and chat with everyone! New charity this year, maybe they didn't promote it well enuf!
Mum says she is almost ready for a nap this morning. She had a bizzy day yesterday.

Monday, June 24, 2019

ManCat Monday

A home without cats is like a garden without flowers.

Well mum has both, so this must be a really good place.  The roses are blooming from the climbing rose, the pee-o-knees are still blooming. A few others here and there, the next big thing will be the day lilies. Plus we have our fake flowers too!

Wow, Miss Cleo thinks I am a gorgeous hunk of ginger mancat! Thanks!

Me and mum had a quiet weekend. She did stuff around the house, some outside. She finished another batch of purple hats. She now has over 130! She is aiming to get 200 and I bet she will get there, but she needs to probably gets some more yarns to do that.

Mum is going to be bizzy today at a charity thing at the racy track. She will have to get up super early to get ready, but won't have to drive to get there. Furiends will pick her up!

  Yeah, we are cellybrating World Cat Domination Day. We rule the world, yes we do, even if we make you think you are in charge.
 Have a good week gang.

Saturday, June 22, 2019


HiYa Ducky here. We are up bright and early today. Mum has the front window open and we are enjoying a gentle breeze on the morning air.

Mum is up early to be ready to watch royal horse racing! Seems they like to put on the show from Royal Ascot of the horsies racing. So we will watch that. Plus we get to see HM the Queen getting delivered in a fancy carriage each day.

Plus mum says it will be time to work on weeds again today. She has tools to keep them down, but hand pulling at times is best. You want to try to pull them out with the root so they don't come back. Specially the thistles! She only uses the spray stuff on this one viney thing that she never seems to be able to get the roots out!
Look at this metal flower! Mum got it as a going away prezzie from the library board. Seems she won't be bored of the library any more. After 10 years she decided she had had enuf, specially of some of the other peoples. Mum says better to leave before she says something that she shouldn't to one of them.

Plus a pretty glass poppy flower dish for a birdie bath. Mum isn't so sure about this as we get sqwerls and raccoons to use ours. Mum is afraid they might knock it over and then we will have broken glass. Well, it could be a fancy water dish for me mum?!
I will let mum stew on that for a while, I will watch horsies and then nap some too while mum works on the weeds.
Happy weekend everyone!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Garden Thursday

Hello and welcome to Garden Thursday. Mum got bizzy doing things here this week. At least on the one day we didn't have rain. What did she do, she weeded. This cool weather and rain have been so good for those old weeds to grow.

 This was all weedy, thistles and such. But there is still lots of this little stuff that has to go. Mum wants to spray stuff on it, but so she doesn't kill the good stuff needs to do it on a no wind day.
 Here mum removed the bazillion sunflower plants that the birds had started. It was getting so mum couldn't step without stepping on the plants. Still more to clean up here too.
 The far end where mum put the tarp down to kill all the junk underneath. She had picked up one edge to get rid of the standing water puddled up. We don't want to be breeding mos-skeetos here.
 Here you can see some of the stuff left but you can also see the huechera or coral bells that are sort of purple.
 Then the astilbe, mum can see the start of the flower buds coming. Yay, the weeds didn't win!
 Here is the back of the metal monster all filled up, plus more that she still had to shove inside. It got rainy, so mum didn't have a chance to be able to work a bit more on this.
 That is is for this week. Love Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Monday, June 17, 2019

ManCat Monday

A cat has absolute emotional honesty - an attribute not often found in humans. Human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. - Ernest Hemingway

Mum says it was a crappity-crap-crap weekend. While Caturday AM was nice, it then got cool. Very cool and not in a good way. When mum got up on Sunday she felt the house was so damp and cool she turned on the heaty monster for a bit. Later when it got sunny she opened a window a little bit and decided to close it really quick!

So we were home and snuggled. Mum cleaned a bit, did the washing bit, cooked a bit, readed her book. Otherwise we just hung out.

Mum has a bizzy week again, library stuff, garden stuff and who knows what other kinds of stuff.
Have a wonderful week gang.

Saturday, June 15, 2019


HiYa Ducky here. Happy Caturday. It is starting off really nice here. Sunshine, gentle breezes. Mum got up and opened a few more windows. We can hear the fevvers singing too!

Mum left be alone yesterday for a pretty long time. She left early and didn't get home til almost dark. She went to play with racy cars for just one day. She had an OK day, but said she got wet cuz it rained up there. A few sprinkles the weather guessers said, mum says it was more than a few sprinkles.She took no pictures, didn't want to get the flashy box wet.

Today she will stay home with me, said she needs to use the grass eater today too. She has to check if it will rain here today, in case she needs to get it done afore it rains.
I will sit in the windows and watch the world go by. Happy Weekend.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Garden Thursday

Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday. Well, we had a few days of nice, lots of sun, decent temperatures. Well, it got rainy on Wednesday, mum went out in it to get to the garden group meeting. Seems they have to report their volunteer hours through the puter now. Mum likes that. But with the rain, we got shrooms!
Finally this week the pee-o-knees have bloomed. That makes all of us happy.
The maples trees have gone crazy this year with producing seeds. All sorts of helly-copters coming down on us. Mum swept a good pile together and this was just half of the patio!
Bizzy week. Mum  has been pulling more weeds, seems the birds toss out the sunflower seeds and then they grow. Mum doesn't need a bazillion sunflowers! Here is one small pile.
That is it for this week. Have fun. Love Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.

Monday, June 10, 2019

ManCat Monday

I just gave the cat a bath. It took forever to get all that hair off of my tongue! - Steve Martin

LOL, gotta love Mr Steve. I love to lay close to mum, so close that if she opens her mouth she gets my fur in her mouth. I crawl in bed with her and that is also why I like to sit on her boobities.

After a bizzy Caturday, mum had a quiet rest of the weekend. She did a bit outside work, some more inside work. Readed a book and finished it and started the next one. Even a little bit of crow-shay.

 Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, June 8, 2019


HiYa Ducky here. Mum has been bizzy already this morning, to the point that she is forgetting again to let me post.

She went off early to get all her papers that had to be shredded at a shredding thing. Last year they did it in the business parking lot which was small and so lots of traffic jams. This year they set up in a big empty parking lot by the county offices. Much nicer. Mum was in and out within 15 minutes and no traffic jams.

Then as she headed back she stopped to shop for foods. When she got home she made herself a snack and shared some turkey with me. Now she says she needs to go use the grass eater. Her work is never done.
I will have to sit on her later to make her rest. Plus then I can get me some loves! Happy Weekend everyone.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Garden Thursday

Hello and welcome to Garden Thursday. Lots going on, it has been nicer, so things are growing, even the weeds!

So mum has started to attack the weeds this week. She doesn't like doing this, so she lets it go, then it actually is harder with more stuff to pull out.
 Above, messy with dandy-lions, creeping charlie, then below with it all cleared out where you can really see the hostas.
 Then the next section, mum cleared out around the hose, and opened up the day lilies. The back corner mum sprayed and they should die back.
 Here is the big bag of weed that she had pulled out. That is a lot of weeds mum!

 The maple seeds falling through the table mesh and sticking up. Mum thought they looked a bit funny. Below, our two eggy-plants. Both have blossoms which might be turning into something for mum to eat.
 The flower that we have the most of right now. Alliums, big purple ball of flower.

 Mum put in a few hours again at the community garden. They have been planting seeds as well as already growing plants. Mum planted the tomato plants and here is all the stuff they are trying to grow from seed.
 The potatoes in the bucket and the peas coming up. Mum also planted some of the other stuff here, cukes and radishes and beets.

Plus in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, mum is sharing a few pictures of her trip last fall. The were at Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetary.

Thanks to them for their sacrifice to keep the world free. Love, Virginger, Glimmer, Trooper and Fleur.