Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happy Almost Birthday Mom!


How cute is this picture.
Seriously let's all take a moment and soak it in shall we...
This sweet little lady is 2 days away from another birthday.
Why am I posting early you ask? Because we will both be on the road celebrating in style by visiting some dear friends.
So Happy Almost birthday Mom!
Love ya tons & hope your ready for the open highway!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Yay for Santa Cruzin

Jackie and I went to Santa Cruz beach boardwalk and it was so rad we got season passes!





I forgot how much fun that place is, Can't wait to go back!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Cul De Sac

I recently came across the most amazing syndicated comic strip since Calvin and Hobbes, its called Cul De Sac created by Richard Thompson.
Here is a taste:


I have been sadly distraught about the state of newspaper comic quality and art ever since "Calvin and Hobbes" and "The Far Side" were retired but Richard Thompson has given me a glimmer of hope.
He completely nails childhood thought patterns especially in relation to adults with hilarious results.
Alice cracks me up just as much as Petey. And of course the amazing preschool antics.
You can see some of the archives here - http://www.gocomics.com/culdesac/
(Just be prepared to ignore a few annoying ad's on the page)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad, Don and Boz!

Today is my Dad and his twin brother Don's birthday so to celebrate their lives I decided to throw a little birthday party.
On top of that I owed my youngest cat Bozley a party since he turned one February 2oth during a whole lot of craziness... so today seemed like a perfect day for a triple party.

The Millers Twins up to something :)

Bozley in his birthday hat (handmade)

Boz's first encounter with a candle..and a birthday!

Spanky of course dressed up for the occasion.


nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom
Smack!
" Whaddaya mean no more presents, there were only a hundred..."
Spanky is SOO exhausted from all the partying and presents he couldn't even attack the mousie only stare longingly. Bozley was however up and running immediately.



Happy Birthday to all.
Dad I miss you so much it hurts.
Love you-Barbie

Monday, April 18, 2011

Logo -A- Go Go!

So as you may know I am still plugging away at the classes required to become an official Cat volunteer at HSSV (Human Society of Silicon Valley).
Only 2 more to go so I'm pretty excited.
In the meantime I still receive volunteer e-mails and one came through requesting a logo design for an upcoming program being created called "Seniors for Seniors".

The program focuses on waiving the adoption fee for Senior pets being adopted by Senior people which is fantastic idea so I volunteered my time.
I never thought of design work as volunteering but took up the challenge and after a weekends labor sent in this finished product based on some loose color and idea outlines given by the project director:




Although it took longer than I expected I am happy with the result and so is HSSV!
The project broadened my view of volunteering but in truth I will be happy to help out actual kitties next month.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Howling Happy - Coloring Book Page

Hey Kids,

Print out this delightful drawing and color it Dog diggity. No Rules, just have fun!


Love Barbasauras Rex

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Recipe Romp ~ Delish Fruit Salad

I can't get enough of this delishious! Its an every night delight, nomnomnom.
Sweeter than candy, I hope you love it too!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Guilty!

That's right the one night I stay out late bowling this is what I come home to:






That was literally a brand new roll of paper towel I hadn't used one square!
For Shame Fellas.
I swear I live in a feline frat house sometimes.
_

Friday, April 8, 2011

Well it's been a month


Since my Dad died and I have to say this week sucked, period.
It started out ok but progressively got crappier.
Everyone says its the little things that will hurt the most and indeed that is the case. I already knew this from previous lost loved ones but its stronger this time I have to admit. I would say the worst was a mid week dental appointment.

I have had the same dentist since I was little so he knows me and my whole family and see's a lot of them as patients as well. I was only going in for a teeth cleaning so it didn't seem like a problem. But when I get there and someone I've never seen before is my Dental Hygienist. Who starts rambling about how she knows one of my sisters and blah blah. Which is fine whatever, but then when I'm in the chair bib around my neck being lowered she asks me "So how is your Dad?" and I reply "He died".
I was really caught off guard otherwise I would have said it more nicely.
Then immediately following was her non-stop probing me for details asking what happened...etc.. She obviously didn't notice how uncomfortable I was and responding with increasingly shorter answers until finally I answered one of her questions with a question about the children in her photos changing the subject. I was seriously considering leaving the appointment right then and there. I really didn't think I could last an entire hour since it hadn't even started yet but what can I say I have pride so we both suffered the most awkward teeth cleaning ever.

Thankfully it is normal for a person to tear up while having their teeth poked and scraped so I didn't feel bad about that one.
Bottom line I survived and so did she but I felt out of it for the rest of the day and really made me wish I had anonymity at the dentist office.
On the up side she did a great job and my teeth feel fantastic like they always do after a cleaning there which is why I keep the same dental office.
What can you do.
Life goes on.

Next week will be better I know it.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

This is Amazing!



I am a complete sucker for interspecies friendships.
Especially when cats are involved.
Like this one:

Which then of course makes me think of this song: