Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve

Have a great New Year's Eve. Dad says we are supposed to get the "storm of the century". He always says that now. The weather guessers always hype up the snowfall and then we get 2 inches of snow. Of course, that's AFTER everyone runs to the grocery store in a panic.

Me, I'm hiding under all the blankets and if mom wants me to go out in it, then she's going to have to drag me outside and STAY WITH ME. Not toss me outside and slam the door. Wuss!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wordy Wednesday

"A wind chill advisory remains in effect until 6 am est Wednesday. Strong and gusty northwest winds will bring single digit temperatures to the area this afternoon and evening, and below zero temperatures tonight. The winds will couple with the bitterly cold air to produce wind chill readings below minus 20 degrees."

You want me to go WHERE? I think NOT!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

TattleTale Tuesday

Mom got some awesome gifts for Christmas. The rotary cutter and seam ripper (Gingher) came from one of mom's karate students. She thinks mom is pretty special. Mom thinks she is pretty special as well. The rotary cutter has a wonderful heft to it and is perfectly balanced. It cuts very nicely.

The other awesome gift mom got was this box made by Mr. Karate's girlfriend. The black fish represents me, the uppermost fawn fish represents Lucky (going counterclockwise, as usual) and the bottom fish (with the blue eyes) represents PlusOne. Mom squealed when she opened it. It really is beautiful, and mom loves it.

Mom spent most of yesterday in bed with me. She didn't get out of bed until after 1:00 pm. Of course, since she spent a good portion of the early am hours in the bathroom, and didn't fall asleep until 6:30 am, I can't blame her. When she wasn't in bed, she was on the sofa, which was almost as good. As much as I enjoyed it, I hope mom feels better real soon.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Mom's Home Monday

It's gonna be a great day.



How can it not, with mom home!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Let The (Nerf) Wars Begin



Okay, Lucky and I are outta here!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Vacation!

Mom and PlusOne are on vacation from work and school until January 4th, and karate until January 2nd. Woo HOO!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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If you turn up the volume really, really, REALLY loud, you may hear Lucky's very delicate snoring. (She has to be so perfect at everything, it's really annoying.)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

COLD!


And I should come out from here why?????

Monday, December 21, 2009

Baking Sunday

Twenty four loaves of English Muffin Bread and I don't know how many dozen cookies and mom is ready for bed.

PlusOne came home from school Friday and said he wanted a loaf of bread for all his teachers (seven of them, and Office Friendly) and that he need cookies for the Orchestra Party on Tuesday.
Over twenty five pounds of flour later, mom still has to make eight loaves of bread for people. And then if she and dad want any, she will still have to make more.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mom Is Funny

As some of you know, mom loves bright, cheerful fabrics. Some of you know that mom has a fetish for bright, colorful Post It Notes. It should then be no surprise to you that mom loves wrapping paper. Oh yes, you heard me, wrapping paper. We have more wrapping paper than we know what to do with, but does that stop mom? Nooooo!!!!! She had to buy two more rolls. Take a look.



Sheesh. Paper is paper. She should have spent the money on something really special, like those really awesome chicken treats we got last year. Sigh. I guess I know how much mom DOESN'T love me!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Weekend

What is this, you ask? this is PlusOne's sculpture. (We don't know what it is either.) Just like we don't know what the weather will bring this weekend. This is the forecast

Storm Watch 9 meteorologist Kevin Skarupa said the storm could drop 1 to 2 inches of snow on the Granite State beginning late Saturday night and lasting into Sunday. Skarupa said the heaviest snow, approximately 6 to 12 inches, will fall in southern New England beginning Saturday evening. Skarupa warned that if the storm track shifts north by 30 to 50 miles, New Hampshire could see major snowfall as well.

Take care all you bloggers who are in the direct path of this storm. We'll be thinking of you and wishing you a warm place to be.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Fankful Friday

Even though I did not get any of PlusOne's doughnut, I am very fankful that I am not an outside dog. Tonight the temperature is supposed to be a high of 2 degrees F. That is before the wind chill factor.
Last night it was a balmy 8 degrees with a wind chill factor of -11 degrees. Let me tell you, doing our business was a very QUICK affair. Out and in before you could say boo!

I know mom did not let PlusOne give me any doughnut because she doesn't want me to get sick. She made it up to me last night by giving me green beans. I love green beans. So I can't complain about anything. I have a mom and dad, boy and sister who love me, spoil me rotten, and put up with my table dancing. Mom and dad also let me sleep under the covers. I don't think there is much that can beat that.

Have a great day, and stay WARM!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday Three

1) Lately I have been trying to keep my nose warm. With the weather getting colder, I find I prefer my nose to be warmer. Therefore, it gets stuck in blankets, mom's elbow and anywhere against dad. He is a veritable font of heat.

2) Mom is working very hard on her lap robe for the sofa. It is going to be big, to cover all four of us when we sit on the sofa together.

3) NO, I did NOT get any doughnut. Life just isn't fair, is it?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


(You want to give me part of that doughnut. You want to give me part of that doughnut. You want to give me part of that doughnut.)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

TattleTale Tuesday

Mom asked PlusOne if he wanted to decorate the tree while she was at karate, teaching. He said sure. Mr. Karate helped.

Mom was unsurprised to see that no one straightened out the top section.

Or cleaned up the mess.

Guess mom has her work cut out for her when she gets home from work.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Recital

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Here is PlusOne's recital piece, until the camera batteries died, AGAIN. Mom had charged them, too. Sigh. Time for new batteries.

Hope you all had a nice weekend. We had snow, and rain. Again! And it was cold, too! Hope that will not be our winter pattern.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Cold!


Can we PLEASE go in now?

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Concert


Hey look everyone, no high waters! Aren't black socks great?


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The batteries on the camera died pretty quickly on this, but you can tell PlusOne has a good set of lungs on him. Takes after his mom.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thursday Three

1) That misshapen mound of snow in the middle of the screen is PlusOne's snowman AFTER it started raining. Now it looks more like the Leaning Tower of Snow.

2) Six inches of snow, then snow and rain, then rain, is expected in New England. What is NOT expected is Lightning and Thunder. On the ninth of December. (It was really freaky, mom couldn't believe it. She is just thankful we didn't have a full out thunderstorm.)

3) Mom is staying up late to watch Top Chef. Go Kevin!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Unhappy Lucky

Do I look impressed with this "snow" stuff?


I don't think Lucky likes the snow either.

I can understand dad not listening to me complain about the snow. But Lucky? She never complains about anything. I think dad's getting immune to pug charms. If that's so, we're in deep trouble.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Dreaded "S" Word

Yup, it snowed! It started Saturday night and was still on the ground when we woke up Sunday morning. We were taken from this nice, warm, comfy position behind mom's back to...


this...
Cold and wet and definitely NOT comfy.

I think Lucky is expressing her disapproval here, but I don't think dad was listening. Phooey. It really is December.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

My Stressed Out Sister


Yup, she's stressed out all right, can't you tell?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Weekend

I think mom might be putting up the Christmas tree and the outside decorations. If it is nice out. Mom heard the "s" word in the forecast for Massachusetts. Hope it stays there!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Weird Weather


It was almost 70 degrees yesterday. Mom said this is December, but I think she's mistaken. Too much work and not enough snuggling with me! I think I will have to start sitting on her again, forcing her to stay still for longer than 5 minutes at a time.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Three Things Thursday (Or Mom's Temper Peeks Out)

1st) Mom is not sure if she is going to stay up and watch Top Chef tonight. She is tired but last week it was over 5 days before the episode was "On Demand"! She doesn't want to wait FIVE days to see this important episode!

2) Mom thinks Jen may go home tonight. She's not sure, but she feels it is a strong possibility.

2a) The world would not end if Bryan V. won. But he is so serious and dull? dreary? that mom doesn't want him to.

2b) Mom REALLY wants Kevin to win. (And so do most of mom's fellow bloggers.) He has a great personality and is really nice.

3) Mom wants Michael V. TO GO DOWN IN FLAMES!
She is so SICK of his "I cook Kevin's food on my day off" that she just wants him GONE, baby, GONE.

And apparently, Tom Colicchio is tired of listening to Michael's whining as well. Because this is what he says in last week's blog:

On the one hand, it seems Kevin won by default, as his slightly overcooked lamb was minor in scope compared with the errors in conception and execution of his fellow chefs. On the other hand, however, I believe that Kevin was the best choice anyway, both to win the challenge and to go on to compete for the spot at the next Bocuse d’Or, and here’s why: I don’t care how often Michael says that he cooks like Kevin on his days off – we know Kevin has great skills. They’re not even at question. While Kevin does not typically think of food along the lines that they do in the Bocuse d’Or, he has handled every challenge – this one included – extremely intelligently, ascertaining what the particular challenge called for, what its potential pitfalls might be (so he could sidestep them), and what might be both a clever and a truly delicious dish to present for that particular challenge. I think that though it’s not his normal inclination to cook as they do for the Bocuse d’Or, if given the time to prepare for the competition, Kevin would apply that same intelligence about food to that particular challenge and would rise to it not only ably but admirably. I think his food would be as precise and as intricate and well presented as anyone’s. If he succeeds in securing the slot at the competition, I believe he’ll get there. The overriding challenge is to make delicious food, and Kevin’s was more precisely cooked and had better flavor than the others, period.

Tom has said this before about Kevin, and Michael, and that is why I love reading his blog. It is also really interesting to read Tom as the judge and a "what you don't see" guy. If you haven't been reading his blog, you're missing out.

So, that's mom's Thursday Three. Mom wants to know what your thoughts are, fellow bloggers? As for me, I don't care, but I sure would love some of the food they cook on Top Chef.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

TattleTale Tuesday

Mom had a headache most of yesterday, so she really couldn't think of anything to say. I say look at the cute pugs!