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Mama can never understand what’s so thrilling about a paper bag–it’s right up there with boxes that kitties have to inspect!  You just never know!

Mama is trying to find the motivation to put those Christmas decorations away–apparently she has to clean out the front closet first and organize it before putting them back.  And humans think WE’RE complicated!

In other news, we have been having yo-yo weather.  We went from 10 degrees and snow to about 35 degrees and rain in three days.  It’s pretty messy out there.  Mama is picking up extra hours at work because she’s going to desert us go on vacation in April.  As long as we don’t get put in jail again, that’s fine with us, but we’ll be lost without our daily dose of scritches and tummy rubs!

Mama made a roast chicken and veggies on Sunday night from the Pioneer Woman website (this is her latest obsession).  If you don’t know her, she’s a loopy redhead who likes to cook.  Mama says that sort of sounds familiar…

So that’s pretty much all the excitement we have right now.  And no, we didn’t get any chicken, but not for lack of trying.


We’re Getting Blown Away!

It’s been scary here in Milwaukee–we’ve been having wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour, and we’ve battened down the hatches!

If we just sink down in the corner of the couch, we won’t go flying away!

Mama has something called a “Skills Fair” at work, and won’t be able to comment today.   We’ll be thinking about you guys, though!

Quick Update

Hey everyone!  We’ve been AWOL because our secretary–AKA mama–has been working crazy hours at work and hasn’t been awake enough to create a coherent post for us.  Things are back to normal now and we’ll have our Mancat Monday post up tomorrow!

I’m not sure if Lizzie is snuggling or putting a wrestling move on Connor!

No Worries and Queen Lily

Oh, no, go right ahead and go to work–we’ll be OK napping here!

“And could you pick something up for supper on the way home?”

Mama always seems grumpy when we’re lounging and she’s getting ready to go to work–we’re not sure why that is.

We’ve added a new page to our blog.  We wanted to tell all of you about Queen Lily, mama’s diva kitty.  She only lived to the age of six, was so magnificent mama wanted to share her story.  It says a lot about shelter kitties!

Have a great Wednesday!  Now to place that order for take-out….

Resting Up For The Weekend

Maybe if we take a long nap we’ll get to the weekend faster!


Mama is happy to be off this weekend; however, she signed up for a twelve hour shift today and is grumpy about it.  Why do humans agree to do things then get mad at themselves for it?  And they say kitties don’t make any sense!

Anyway, she’ll have time over the weekend to update her cooking blog, so watch for it.  Have a good Friday!

Hump Day

Hey everyone, it’s Lizzie here.  There’s nothing like wrassling in a sun patch!  We had just finished a match and are going back to our corners.

Getting ready for the next round!

I like to give Connor a daily smackdown to remind him who’s boss.  It also keeps both of us fit!

It’s Wednesday here, and mama has three more days to work before her weekend off (she’s only off every other weekend), so we do our best to entertain her on her work days.  She’s been picking up a lot of overtime to pay for school in fall, so she can be cranky and not a lot of fun.  We think she really appreciates our efforts to cheer her up, because she calls us her “furry Prozac”.  That’s a good thing, right?

She says thank you for the responses to her cooking blog, also!  It’s been hot, so something cold will be in her next post.  Have a good Wednesday!

Boy, Is It Wednesday!

"Yes, we know your work uniforms are underneath us. And your point is?"

Mama thought she was off today, but realized this morning that she signed up to work an extra eight hour shift (don’t you hate it when humans do that?  She’s kicking herself!).  We’re hoping that she gets canceled so she can stay home with us!  We’re going to sit in this basket until she finds out if she has to go in!

It has been hot and humid for the last three days!  We’ve all been hiding in the air conditioned house.  We’d all like to sit in some cold water and eat ice cream all day!  Stay cool, kitties and humans!


So what if it’s a dreary rainy Friday and you have to work.  What did you expect us to do, stand up and cheer?

We’re trying to nap here…do you mind?

Friday Miscellany

We’ve had a snow storm warning since yesterday afternoon, and the city is still digging out.   Right now the windchill is 10 degrees and we have about six inches of snow.  It’s very lovely but mama has to go to a class for work and wishes it could  be canceled so she can stay home with us and watch it.  To all of the other kitties who are being affected by this snow, be safe out there!  The roads can be slippery!

In other news, we made pizza the other day (or rather, mama did, we just begged for cheese, which we did NOT get).  Mama likes to make her own dough and then throw stuff on it.  On this occasion she did a plain cheese pizza with seven different kinds if cheese and lots of garlic and Italian seasoning.  Here’s what they looked like before they went into the oven:


And when they came out:

They smell so good!

We danced around and did all sorts of begging, but do you think we got anything?  No!  Apparently kitties don’t like garlic (how would we know, we never get any!).

So we have lots to supervise this weekend.  Mama wants to get the house in order before school starts in a few weeks, so we’ll be doing a lot of supervising to make sure it’s all done right!  Things just won’t get done if we don’t keep an eye on her, you know!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Cold Season Has Arrived

 “We recommend lots of fluids and rest.”

Mama woke up this morning with a cold and sore throat.  This is an inopportune time for her to be sick, because today she has an all-day class to take for work and then has to work for four days after.  Needless to say, she’s just a *little* cranky.
The class is to make sure that she knows how to take care of the patients that she’s assigned to on her job (mama is a CNA at a large hospital).  Right now she wishes that someone would come take care of her!  Mamas are no fun when they are sick.

“We’ll be here to take care of you when you get back!”