Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Caturday Art from a Gallery




Welcome to  Caturday art hosted by Athena
See more Caturday Cat Art HERE.

Mom and Dad took a 
Road Trip on Tuesday 11/14/17
They had been  wanting to go for several days but kept waiting for a bright
sunny morning so they could enjoy the leaves along Highway 50 to
Cedar Creek Gallery in Creedmoor, NC. However, each day was dreary with no sun until
late afternoon if at all.  

It was a dreary and cold morning the Gallery had a roaring fire started
Look at that beautiful brickwork and all the pottery

Adorable and unique critter clocks

There is an atrium in the middle of the gallery where bamboo grows like a weed too

Here are some real works of art they saw while browsing.
Mom would have loved to have each of these adorable statues
Armored Pig Bank...that was too funny

 They were getting ready for their Christmas open house which is Today

Look at all the beautiful glass blown ornaments

BUT the main reason the peeps too this trip was for the pumpkins.
Mid October there was a huge pumpkin show.  The peeps wanted to go but they
couldn't get there.  We are a pumpkin lovin' family.
Thank goodness some of the glass pumpkins were still for sale

This one now lives at our house!!

Mol when Mom downloaded the photos she noticed she took a selfie

A good time was had by the peeps and good news is they got home well with time to
feed this Diva her 3rd mini breakfast of the day

To see more photos from the peeps road trip you may click HERE
to be magically teleported to mom's personal blog, My Mind's Eye

Friday, November 17, 2017

Berry Flower Friday and a Freaky Friend

We got nuttin' blooming here at Madi Manor but mom did find some berry purrty
berries and two purple posies for Rosy's Flower Friday.

Before mom retired from Physics she rec'd this crazy bird at a gift exchange.
It is a physics toy. You put a bowl of water in front of him, give him an itty bitty 

kitty whap upside his plastic head tap. 
 Eventually his keeps moving forward until he goes beak first into the water.
Physicists are a fun bunch for sure

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Angel Sammy and brudder Teddy

Today's 4 word challenges are
window, wink, worry wiggle

Today's Poem title is
From my Window
subtitle: You birds better be glad I'm a house cat
by Madison D. Cat 

From my window I spy
birds galore and chippers. 
And of course the nasty squirrels who destroy Dad's 
planters and make him cry.
Often to my surprise and glee my friend the red
Cardinal wink(s) at me as he chows down on sunflower
seeds and suet without a worry.
Me thinks he might not realize a fierce cat I be.
The tiny chickadee is quick to take seed in a flurry.
The chippers are by far the best at scurrying.
The robin and his misses on the ground do roam.
They hop and skip about, their single mission is to quickly find
a worm that wiggles to take home.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wordless Wednesday and Pantry caper

Note from Mom
Yesterday I mentioned  someone being in solitary confinement in the Pantry...
Madi told me to tell you why but I didn't so here is the rest of the story.
Since I was not a part of the event, Madi will tell you:

One night last week, Dad got up about 11:30 pm because someone had a nice hairball.
He went to the kitchen for a towel...the moi producer of said hairball might have followed him into the kitchen.  (He was not wearing his glasses) He opened the pantry to throw the evidence away and says  Moi must have slipped in the pantry. I was there until 6 am the next day..............YEP....and evidently happy a clam because I didn't make a sound until I heard the peeps get up. Then I raised the roof.  And might I add no accidents in the pantry.  Mom thinks I must have slept in the paper recycle bin.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday Tale

First of all a round of aPAWs for the gorgeous photo of the leaves and blue sky!!
Dad took this on 11/10/17.  He rarely takes photos but he does have a very artsy eye for what makes a good photo!!

********************************** came into the master bath on 11/11/17...she saw me HERE!!
You will not believe what she asked me, I quote
"Madi are you a K9"?  
I  replied ignored her, "What is the big deal, I'm all huddle in front of the heating vent."
Well the answer is this is a new habit of mine. 
Evidently the only family pet to ever do this was Toto the might mini Dachshund

She says Milky-Way the feline BM (Before Madi) never did this.
I reminded her that she is in uncharted waters with me.
I'm the oldest kitty to live here E V E R!  Not to mention this is a might plush and comfy
rug.  If I'm to be truthful, I have acquired some new habits of late.  Not sure why but
it is fun to blow the mind mind of mom every so often?
I recently spent way too much time in solitary confinement in the pantry.
There are NO photos...but there was lots of audio.  Just sayin'

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday Mews: 4 PSAs

We are reposting today's post.  Last week mom accidentally hit post before it was ready...we thought we corrected it but we didn't so The Chronicle of Woos suggested we repost....

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday Mews 4 in November

The first 2 require some thinking so lets do those first

We are pawticipating in YAM-Aunty's first ever
Final Friday fiction challenge is Friday, November 24.
Here are the details
  1. Take a favourite book and go to page 87; take a section from lines 8, 12 and 16.
  2. using those phrases as a prompt, build a story around them. It can be either prose or poetry. The phrases do not have to appear in your tale in the same order as they were extracted from the origin text; but they ought to remain 'intact' so that they can be recognised upon reading them. (see point 4)
  3. Try to keep it to not more than 500 words but at least 150.
  4. Note the source text, it's author, and the actual phrases taken at the top of the post.
  5. Schedule the post and prepare to link up to the bloghop - again I will be quite strict; only those who have properly entered a fiction post and who place a link-back to this blog will be kept on the hop.
  6. As an added incentive, YAM will select one which she feels has extra merit and a special badge will be awarded to place on your sidebar.
For all participants - and for those who are willing to promote this bloghop - please take this badge and place a link to this page so that participants can always pop back to read the 'what, where and when'. Happy writing efurrybuddy!!!

Put on your thinking caps. Right NOW!!!  
Mom went to page 87 of the book she is reading
and then copied down the lines as instructed. OMCs this is gonna be a
fun story.

TOGM finished our story last week.  Put on your thinking caps and get those
fingers stroking the keypad.  Our story is coming from this book


Don't forget,  on Thursday, November 23rd we are hosting  the annual Thanks- Blogville Day Blog Hop, where everyone can do a post on why THEY are thankful for Blogville!! We will have our assistant set up a blog hop (on our Hippity Hop Page HERE) so everyone can hop around Blogville to read all the things we are thankful for!!
We know bunches of people in the USA travel on ThanksBlogville Day so if you or your assistant need help setting a pre-post, please email me or my assistant at:
bethblog (at) ebchristians (dot) com

Oreo and his mom are compiling the Christmas Gift Exchange list.
Please click here for details. The last day to sign up is November 13.

Kismet and staff are organizing this year's  Holiday Card
list.  Please click here for all the details on what you need to know to 
be sure your human signs you up before the deadlion of November 17.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Caturday Art...not by us

Welcome to  Caturday art hosted by Athena
See more Caturday Cat Art HERE.

As many of you may or may not know my peeps are avid walkers.
When it is frosty outside, their walks inside the Mall
OMCs the things they see. 
Today for Caturday art we are featuring some beautimous and very cre8tive designs by
Textile and Design students from universities in our area.
Mom used to also be an avid seamstress she made all of my human sissy's clothes but she
doesn't sew much any more.  Something about FELINES and tissue patterns and
strait pins not being wise all in the same room and kitties who think they are paperweights.

NC State University
University of UNC at Greensboro
NC A&T State Univeristy
Appalachian State University

The yellow and blue frock was actually Mom's favorite she says it is very chic.  All the different colors, textures, and fabrics.  The dress on the left makes mom sneeze just looking at it.  Lots of fevvers.

Next two are front and back of two dresses
This red and black one kinda left mom speechless.  She loves the
cre8tive skirt with the twisted fabric

Both are 'conversation' pieces.  
The blue fabric is called kaleidoscope which is pretty but the design is
very old fashion.

 This one was made out of faux leather and clear plastic

Front view

 Back. Mom  like this design especially from the back
The colors were quite a bold selection.

This one might be the 21st century version of the little black dress with a most colorful and fun skirt

 The purple jumpsuit with technicolor sleeves and flared bell bottoms is quite attractive 
alone.  We don't know why in the world the gold wire was added.
It is just bizarre..  Original for sure not practical.
The little two piece ditty on the left was cute too but not sure it is practical. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday Funnies as seen at the local Mall

You know you are in the South when you have a  store that only stocks


Can you guess why mom selected this frame for this photo!!??
Pop a lop Tops!!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday: V

Angel Sammy and brudder Teddy

Today's 4 word challenges are
vicious, vanity, vigorous, view

My Vanity
When upon the vanity I sit,
my view of  vigorous(ly) flowing water is a hit.
Without warning a vicious event causes me the water to spit.
What is this event you might ask?
In walks mom having the biggest fit
Madi, she says you drink water like a lunatic.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Whisker Wednesday

but I'm using my outside voice!!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday Q and A

Q: Is DaD working hard.....or hardly working?
A:  DaD is working hard...he is a very hard worker and also very entertaining;
however, his work did preempt my favorite BIRD TV program.

Q: Have you heard about a new challenge YAM-Aunty is having?
YOU HAVEN'T?????????????????????
Scroll below for all the link to

A:  Click HERE for all the nitty gritty

The very first fiction challenge is Friday, November 24.
Put on your thinking caps.  Mom went to page 87 of the book she is reading
and then copied down the lines as instructed. OMCs this is gonna be a
fun story.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Caturday Art ....Dona Nobis Pacem

in honor of ..
Scroll on down and you will see why this is flashback is appropriate

Welcome to  Caturday art hosted by Athena
See more Caturday Cat Art HERE.
FYI we have a resident Artist...many of you know him as 
DAD of Madi!!

Raise your hand if you remember when wooden purses were IN?
Evidently Mom does (remember she is older than dirt). Are you ready here we go.....
When Mom was 19 (~1968 aka Stone age), she worked part time in a fancy clothing store. The wooden purses were very popular. She and my Dad had just started dating. Often she mentioned to him how much she admired the purses. Well Dad started to secretly investigate the wooden purses because he wanted my Mom to have one. After careful consideration, Dad concluded that he could make one for her. He worked on it for a very long time. Finally the time came to give it to my Mom. As I've mentioned, many times Mom is a squealer and I'm pretty sure she S Q U E A L E D long and loud when she saw this beautiful wooden purse made with love and care just for her. Dad bought the unfinished purses at a hobby/art shop. He hand drew each of the butterflies on the purse, painted them in their authentic colors,
painted the edges of the purse,note the itty bitty tiny orange line in between the yellow and brown. The brown semi-circles were made by tracing 1/2 of a penny
After all the painting was complete he put several coats of lacquer on the purse to perserve the drawings and the paint. Here it is 48 years later and the purse looks nearly perfect.Mom said she was so afraid she would dent it she only used it on Sunday. It has been stored with tender love and care over the years.

If you enlarge the pictures, you might see that each butterfly has tiny jewels on its wings that sparkle. The name of each butterfly is also either above or below the drawing.