Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Photographer Kitty - A camera for my head


Molly is struggling to compete for attention with the small human - mostly because her mom spends a lot of time sitting attached to said small human staring into space - instead of playing with the feather toy.  In good news, I have Molly chasing after mice (Zoe has always been good at it).  I promised the cats that I would bring them back a package of Martha Stewart Balls (we left all ours up north) and some more springs (if I can find them)  (Cat springs continue to be a difficult comodity to locate).

Zoe has taken to napping nearly exclusively in the Kitty hidaway... and Molly likes to be where ever her human's perfer her not to be.  Zoe let me cut her nails today without much bother and I'm 0/3 attempts at clipping Molly's nails... this is once again going to be a 2 man job.  Ah Molly... such a teenage cat you are.  At present - as pictured above - Molly is using my camera as a pillow... while lying atop a pile of papers and odds and ends that can't possibly be comfortable.

I've yet to decide whether to feature photos of the small human here.  Part of me wants to share her and part of me worries about posting her picture here.  You'l just have to take my word on her cuteness and if you know me well enough and haven't seen pictures.. let me know and I'll happily share.
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Spring Time - first hand

This is the first time in 5 years that I've seen the first plants of spring burst out as I've always been north when spring was happening in the south and south before spring happened in the north.  These horse tails are keeping company with new aspen leaves, coltsfoot and blueberry flowers - the valley has gone from snow covered to the fresh green of spring and hopefully soon I'll get to see some lillies and orchids as spring progresses.  I'm missing my Ontario spring plants - I've yet to see signs of trout lillies and trilliums here, but I may yet be surprised.
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Monday, May 13, 2013

Molly the fridge-top cat

I'd like you to note that not only is this cat on top of the fridge (where she isn't supposed to be), but she is now full sized for a cat we think.  She is slowly becoming less frightened of the baby - but is giving her lots of space.

Molly remains Molly - most incoridgible

Zoe has been helping out by catching toy mice for me every time the baby cries.
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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Policeman's Creek - and winter is back!

Here is Police Man's Creek the other day... the weather the day before allowed me to walk outside in just a t-shirt - Its supposed to hit +20 C in the next week - so I guess I'll just smile and nod and enjoy the weather right now.  
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Three Sisters

Spring has come and gone and appears to be back - going to head out for another walk I think...
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Baby Knitting Project #1 - Otis Hat

This is my first knitting project in a long while - a little hat for the baby.  I've missed knitting - so its been fun to have the needles in my hands again.  Here the hat is being modelled by a yet unnamed stuffie - as the cats declined to be hat models for me.

In other current news, I'm avoiding watching the hockey game... its causing me pain to see the way things are going.  Hoping this is just a blip and the next game looks a lot better.
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Zoe Helps Me Sew

After many years of thinking about it, I finally got a sewing machine.  Now, all I have to do is learn how to sew as its been a very long time since Gr. 8 home economics class.  Thus far, I've read all of the instructions, fingured out how to wind a bobbing and thread the machine and sew a straight seem.  On the recommendation of a good friend, I decided to make my first project a receiving blanket.  I've picked out some fun flannel material - but I have to wait to do the project as we did all our laundry yesterday and it could be a few days (and maybe a baby) before we'll have enough laundry for another load and I need to prewash the material.  In the meantime, I'm working on a knitting project for the baby - a little tunic dress - I'm about 1/3 done.  This is also a first for me - the first thing I've made that isn't a sock, mitten, scarf, hat or dishcloth.

I wanted to look at how cutting I'd have to do after I washed the material - which immediately attracted the attention of Zoe who came to lie on the material and then hunted down a toy mouse and brought it back to the material for a wrestling match.  I have no idea how the mind of a cat works... Cats are weird, but loveable.
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