Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Easy like Sunday on Christmas Morn

Christmas morning, 1993, a tradition began in the family.
It was the first Christmas morning my Sis brought her (then boyfriend, later to be my BIL) to spend
Christmas day with us!!
Mom tried her bestest to think of something quick and good for breakfast.
She decided to make monkey bread...it was a huge hit.  Mom didn't know that 
boyfriend/later BIL loved anything with cinnamon in it...and HE HAD never had
monkey bread. Mom has been making Monkey Bread every Christmas morning since then!!



Sissy and sweet BIL gave my peeps a set of matching coffee mugs
from MJ Wilkinson Pottery. 


Cats on the Job is mom's early birthday gift she'll be older than petrified dirt in January
What a fun book full of stories about Mom's favorite subject C A T S

Did you know they make coloring books for adults now?
Yes they do and this is what was on mom's Christmas wish list that she sent to Sis!
Mom has been so inspired by Ms. Lynne blog Sketching with Dogs,
Mom can't draw a straight line with a ruler BUT
she HAS always been a huge coloring fan. Creative Cats book was a big hit!!

Dad sent Sis a very simple but necessary wish list...new COLORFUL socks with 
steel toes.  Lo and behold they don't make socks with steel toes but they do have reinforced toes!!
Bingo sis did a great job!! 

Dad told me to tell you HE keeps his nails very very short, no clue why they get holes other  than the peeps do a lot of walking every day

After 'hissy' Sissy and sweet BIL left to visit his family, I was once again reigning DIVA
of the house.  I ran right up to their room to leave them a present on  their bed, my furs!  
Dang it!!! Mom forgot to tell me they were not coming back here today! 
Sometimes it doesn't pay to wait to give the gift that keeps on giving.
Next time they come I'll give them a double dose of furs.

Santa and Chrissie-mouse belonged to my Sissy when she was a wee girl.

HAPPY EASY SUNDAY TO YOU ALL

Monday, Tuesday and Friday of next week will be show and tell on some very special gifts I received!!

37 comments:

  1. I LOVE monkey bread! Come over and make it for me! xxxoo Maddie's Mommy

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  2. It sounds like your humans had a nice Christmas, Madi!

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  3. What a wonderful Christmas memory and tradition.
    Our Mommy scored a coloring book, too. She can't wait to use it!
    Sending lots of >>smoochies>> from your besties at Angel Prancer Pie.

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  4. OK, translation needed. Monkey bread???

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  5. Wow you had a fab christmas,and great presents,xx Speedy

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  6. socks with steel toes would be the bestest invention ever... my momma would buy 87 pairs for my dad... and some fur on the bed is a fab gift too... that's our way to say I love ya... even when it comes not directly from our heart... it is close enough when it comes from our skin, right?

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  7. Crikey ..... what the heck is MONKEY bread??????????????????

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  8. Oh monkey bread is delish stuff and what a nice Christmas morning tradition! My Mom always makes sausage gravy and biscuits in honor of her Dad. He'd make that for the family on Christmas morning when Mom was growing up. Glad you got some great boxes to play in - remember to save one to make your CARDWOOD DERBY CAR for Cat Scouts Madi! THat's coming SOOOOOON!

    Love, Sammy

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  9. We have never had monkey bread either. We NEED to have this!
    What beautiful Christmas pressies!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  10. I have been very tempted to buy those colouring books for myself and I probably would have done had I spotted a cat one!!

    I had to laugh out loud about the line 'can't draw a straight line with a ruler'. Very funny!

    And cinnamon? Monkey bread? RECIPE please!!!

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  11. What a lovely tradition and fab pressies..especially the furs..which of course are the gift that keeps on sticking...do tell about Monkey bread..does it involve chees and maybe mac..??? loves Fozziemum xxx

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  12. Monkey is the best. Never had any home made though. Just the frozen stuff. Sounds like a great Christmas around your house Madi, especially the present you left the Mom on the bed. You all have a fun Sunday.

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  13. tell mom thanks for the reminder of monkey bread, i sused to make it for my kids and they are now 50ish... i love it and will be making a small one. i did not know about reinforced toes in socks, will have a look because my mister has sister toes to.. looks like everyone had a good time and those MUGS are beautiful..

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  14. We have never heard of monkey bread . . . . it must be something from your part of the world. We have muffins on Christmas morning, that is our tradition.

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  15. Our Mom sometimes makes Monkey Bread, but I like to monkey around sometimes!

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  16. Momma likes those coloring books too. I've never had monkey bread, but Momma said it's very tasty. She made waffles on Christmas morning.

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  17. I have never had Monkey Bread either, but if it has cinnamon I know I would like it,too! Molly is forever leaving her furs everywhere, I think she's trying to keep her peeps warm! 😊

    Hugs and nose taps,
    Kathy and Molly

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  18. The monkey bread sounds like fun? The Staff loves cinnamon! She also has a colouring book and did you know you can also download a colouring book app on the iPad!!! Well done on the gift of fur. I like to add a side of yak to round it off! MOL

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  19. Mom has the Creative Cats coloring book and loves it!

    What could be better than the gift of your furs????

    Hugs,
    your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

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  20. What a nice Christmas you had!
    I LOVE your colouring book, you will have a ton of fun with it and many relaxing hours.
    Lynne x

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  21. Sounds like you all had a great Christmas. We can't wait to see your other pressies.

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  22. MONKEY BREAD!!!??? Mabel the Monkey Trainer would love some of that. It is wonderful to have Christmas traditions
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  23. Me and my mum have never heard of monkey bread, but she said it sounds delicious.

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  24. Mama just LOVES monkey bread too!!! Not only that, but Mama also LOVES coloring!!

    We just loved reading about your traditions!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  25. WE hardly know where to begin.... Your Header.. we guess... LOVE IT... and we see that your mom has on her FAVORITE COLOR... RED Socks..
    OMD Monkey Bread.... and CINNAMON Anythingy and Everythingy... YUMMMMMMMM
    Love the Coffee Mugs.... and guess what... our mom's Maiden name was WILKINSON.
    What a grand and glorious post this is.

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  26. Those are gome nice socks. Our mom buys them too. We are glad everyone is remembering that you and you alone are the resident DIVA! Are you going to let your mom be a pretend DIVA on her birfday?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  27. Christmas traditions can be so much fun....this one sounds like a great one! Monkey bread sure is delicious...or so says my Mom. I've never had any for myself. MY mom got an adult coloring book, too....just not one with cats. Hers is more abstract stuffs, something about a kaleidoscope.
    Your sissy's stuffies sure are cute...but nowhere near as cute as you, Madi!

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  28. Yum Monkey Bread!!! Our Mom has a Chrissymouse just like that from when she was little.

    xoxo,
    Ginger, Matt & Matilda

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  29. We've never heard of monkey bread, but it sure sounds good! Oh, and our mom got the Creative Cats coloring book for Christmas too! It is her second cat coloring book. It is lots of fun, hope your mom enjoys it as much as ours does!!

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  30. Those are great gifts! I got a Grumpy cat coloring book. I can't wait to see what you got for gifts Madi. That monkey bread looks good.

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  31. It looks like everybuddy had a great Christmas at your house, Madi. Do you know our mom has never had monkey bread? But she love cinnamon too.

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  32. What a great day, and what a perfect way to start! I've heard of the adult coloring books, but I'd never had "monkey bread" until a couple of years ago -- I know, what planet was I living on, and where had it been my whole life?! :-)

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  33. Yummy Monkey Bread! I love to nibble on it when Mom makes it! Great Gifts from Sissy and BIL. Hope you had a wonderful Easy Miss Madi :)
    Luvs
    Marty

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  34. I bought myself an adult coloring book and some neat gel pens. I love the one you got.

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  35. What cool stuff! We are moving there
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  36. How many monkeys are in the monkey bread? Ha roo roo roo! What a fun tradition!
    It sounds like you had a great holiday!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  37. We love monkey bread!!
    We just wanted to stop by and wish you a very happy new year! And we wanted to say thank you for the fun card!!
    Wags & Kisses from Dante and Ziva!
    www.DzDogs.com

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