Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Saturday: Cat's Bill of Rights #8

I have the right to wake you at 3 in the morning if I find my food
dishes are not to my satisfaction!!

FYI:  If I can see Winnie, Tigger and Christopher Robbins,...trust me when I say
I'm not satisfied.
 Back off WOMAN, I'm eating!!!
Thanks to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Lovin' Your Cat for publishing these
excellent Cat's Bill of Rights.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Things that go Beep Beep Beep in the night

WHY ARE ALL
BATTERIES
IN
SMOKE DETECTORS
CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS
AND 
HOME SECURITY SYSTEMS
PROGRAMMED TO
FAIL IN THE WEE HOURS OF THE NIGHT?
IS IT A CONSPIRACY, AN ACCIDENT OR JUST OUR LUCK?




Twas three nights ago,
Mom, and Dad were in their footed jammies  pjs, 
and I was in my birthday suit fur coat.  We were all tucked in tight for the night
on the way to dream land when we hear an ever so faint,
Beep Beep Beep....then silence.
Then we hear the beep beep beep again....yep it is a real beep.
Let me stop here to tell you we have a very vocal house.  The dishwashers beeps 3 times when it finishes a cycle, the microwave beeps, the 2 smoke detectors and the carbon monoxide detector beep.  Since Mom  started the dishwasher before bedtime...she was sure that was the source of the beep. They had just changed the carbon monoxide battery so they each *stood under one of the smoke detectors nope it wasn't either of them so they repeated *.
So it must be the the carbon monoxide battery...nope it wasn't that.  By now, they are both fully awake and grouchy as a grizzly bears.  They are standing in the foyer completely baffled by the beeps when there it goes again beep beep beep.  It was coming from the security system.   There is a message on the panel saying low battery call 1-800-PAIN-IN-BUTT.  
By now it is 12:00 am...I know that is early to some Mom has to get up at 5:45 am. They call
to call the peeps at 1-800-PAIN-IN-BUTT.  After Mom gave them the magic word to PROVE she is not a burglar Mom.  They tell her what to do to turn off the beep beep beep.  Mom asked him if that would silence the beep for the night he says yes. He makes an appointment for a replacement battery to be installed the next day. So off to bed they go BUTT guess what happened the dang Beep Beep Beep starts going off again at 4:30.  The man at 1-800-PAIN-IN-BUTT told mom a fib.....boy is he in trouble!! 
So have any of you or your peeps had a similar experience?!
ALL COMMENTS/SUGGESTIONS WELCOMED!!!
Madi and Mom

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday Theme Song

 We thank Hootin' Anni for Sponsoring Thursday Theme Song
Today we'll be featuring
The Lions Sleeps Tonight
Originally song by:  The Tokens
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
In the jungle the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight


Near my village the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight
Near my village the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight.

Hush my darling don't fear my darling, the lion sleeps tonight
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh

Note from Mom:  I apologize for never downloading the actual video of the songs. I'm here to tell you YouTube and I are not BFF's.  It is obvious I am YouTube challenged!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Tails

This is my new favorite flop spot.....I pick a new spot every few weeks. Variety is the
spice of life
Right smack dab in the middle of a high traffic area...
I'm thinking of putting up a sign saying:
"Cat sleeping...please detour"
Madi

Monday, October 18, 2010

Madi is Mad Monday

Listen up folks I have a tale to tell you.
I almost lost my Only furkid, Diva in Residence, Princess of the house status!!
Are you all as horrified as I was to hear this?

It is all to be blamed on that Blasted State Fair.
 Mom was ready to bring each and every one of these beast home with her.
OMC thank goodness they were driving Goldie mom's Honda CR-V which is too small.
 Mom had a particular fondness for the very handsome Mule and the baby donkey. 
Has she lost every single brain cell?

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Steeple Sunday #28 Dedicated to Anya and Kareltje

Today's Steeple Sunday is dedicated to my dear friend Anya, her two beautiful daughters and her handsome cat Kareltje  (pictured below)
in
 Memory of Wilfred 
their beloved husband and Dad.
Yesterday I was sadden to read that Wilfred, passed away on October 14, 2010, after a 4.5 month struggle to overcome a massive heart.  Wilfred left this world too young.  I did not know Wilfred; however, in getting to know Anya over this last year, I learned he was her blog's #1 fan.  He so enjoyed the beautiful poetry she wrote.  He marveled at her ability to create such funny and original blog posts, as did I.   Wilfred enjoyed the beautiful pictures she took of Kareltje and their beautiful country, The Netherlands.  Wilfred and Kareltje shared a special male bond in a home full of beautiful women.  Since Anya always enjoyed my Steeple Sunday post, today seemed to be a fitting time to dedicate it to Anya and her family.  
Anya and family this is for you.
^..^

With love
Madi and Mom


Benson Memorial United Methodist Church
Look what we found another beautiful church not all that far from home..but nestled up on a hill
on the side of the road we rarely travel. However, on this beautiful fall Saturday we took The Road not Taken (thank you Mr. Frost) it made all the difference. We found Benson Memorial United Methodist Church. This very pretty and sturdy sign is all that you can see from street level. Hubby and I were quite surprised to find a beautiful church that rambles on and on up on the hill.

Methodist Churches don't have steeples but they have some very beautiful crosses.....
and beautiful architecture.

I love the cross below and the red design ....
Don't you just love these double front doors notice the trees reflecting in the crosses.
Once again very beautiful glass crosses on the door.



The lovely covered breeze way connects the Sancutary to other parts of the church
From this angle the church almost resembles a home.
The only information I could find online was this church is listed as a private company
categorized under churches located in Raleigh. Records indicated it was established in 1964.
This is the first time in my steeple chases I have seen this type of information.