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Meow Monday: Cats of Instagram, Part Twenty-One

More #catsofinstagram for you! This batch hails from October, when the weather was still nice but starting to drift toward the holidays. (Wow, I need to actually finish up that quilt…) Lots of Timehop action this week, of course!

Waterlogued BFFs

Waterlogued BFFs

 

My little sewing assistant

My little sewing assistant

 

Poinsettias!

Poinsettias!

 

Cora always says goodbye through the window

Cora always says goodbye through the window

 

Couch time = stitching and cuddling

Couch time = stitching and cuddling

 

Let the Timehop begin... baby Rochester! (We housed him for a couple weeks in college before he went to his new home)

Let the Timehop begin… baby Rochester! (We housed him for a couple weeks in college before he went to his new home)

 

Baby Cora!

Baby Cora!

 

Seriously, so cute!

Seriously, so cute!

 

Ironing 1/4-inch seams open - no fun! But Tali is a great assistant.

Ironing 1/4-inch seams open – no fun! But Tali is a great assistant.

 

Cuddle train!

Cuddle train!

Meow Monday: Nothing to Report

House hunting has taken over my life… we’ve slowed our pace a bit since we first got started, but we’re still driving around neighborhoods and open houses and new listings every weekend and most work days too. The market is crazy around here (which I’ve probably mentioned fifty thousand times by now, sorry)… most homes get multiple offers over the asking price within 24 hours of being listed. We’ve put in 5 offers so far… and none have worked out. We’re *trying* to be patient, though!

In the meantime, nothing much is going on with the kit-cats. I haven’t been snapping many pics lately since I feel like I’m hardly ever home…. but of course I have a couple new ones from around the house.

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

It helps to know that the cats don’t care where we are, as long as we come home to them.

Meow Monday: Cats of Instagram, Part Twenty

Another IG installment – slowly catching up to the present. This batch is from October/November… I think. The cats stay the same through the months, but I can pretty much count on the current cross stitch project to help me figure it out!

My favorite indoor activity: couch time with these guys.

My favorite indoor activity: couch time with these guys.

 

Caught a runaway just in time for fashion diaries.

Caught a runaway just in time for fashion diaries.

 

Kisses.

Kisses.

 

#tbt to Cora's San Fran school pictures!

#tbt to Cora’s San Fran school pictures!

 

Surrounded by cats, always.

Surrounded by cats, always.

 

Another throwback - probably my favorite pic of these two.

Another throwback – probably my favorite pic of these two.

 

Tali and hubby both love nap time.

Tali and hubby both love nap time.

 

These two.

These two.

 

Autumn afternoons are great for stitching and napping.

Autumn afternoons are great for stitching and napping.

 

Yet another #tbt - I can't help it!

Yet another #tbt – I can’t help it!

Meow Monday: Lazy Bones

When the toy is just. too. far. away… Tali takes a nap instead.

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

Cora keeps an eye open just in case…

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Not worth it…

Meow Monday: House Hunters

The cats are ready to settle down in a bigger space. They want more beds for napping, stairs to run up and down, a yard to explore… and maybe some chicken friends (that’s wishful thinking, but a girl can dream).  In other words… we’re house hunting.

 

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The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

It’s a bit stressful and overwhelming, but mostly exciting. There’s no rush, and it’ll be a challenge to find something reasonably priced in the area, so it will probably be a while before we can make a move. So for now… these cats will be seeing a lot less of the humans on the weekends as we hunt down open houses and MLS drivebys.

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

It’s shaping up to be an exciting spring!

Meow Monday: Busy Bees

Another busy weekend for the humans and a lonely one for the cats. We took Friday off of work to drive to MS for hubby’s 10-year high school reunion, and drove back yesterday afternoon. I’m still wrapping my mind around the fact that we are at this age now, celebrating milestones like this… and in terms of decades, at that. We had so, so much fun catching up with everyone, and the whole weekend was a blast. But my introverted self is wiped out from all the socializing and late nights! My brother is visiting for a couple days too, so I think I’ll take a mini blogging break this week and check in again for High Five for Friday.

But since this is Meow Monday, here are some random pictures of Tali in the new chair.

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

See you on Friday!

Meow Monday: Weekending

Over the long weekend, we roadtripped to Chattanooga for a little getaway. So much fun (pics to come)! We were only away for two nights, but the cats seemed glad when we got back yesterday afternoon.

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I have a feeling that I know exactly what they were up to while we were gone…

A little of this…

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The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

A little of that…

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The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

And probably some of this too…

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

I’m just glad the apartment was in one piece when we got back home :)

Meow Monday: Cats of Instagram, Part Twenty

My parents came to visit over the weekend, which is always a good time. More pics to come tomorrow… for now, another batch of your favorite #catsofinstagram! Most of these are from September/October of last year… which I can only tell because of the Once Upon a Time sampler and Halloween decorations, ha!

 

Hide and Seek in the closet.

Hide and Seek in the closet.

 

The start of a new project, amid the never-ending power plays of these two frenemies

The start of a new project, amid the never-ending power plays of these two frenemies

 

Reading nook

Reading nook

 

The lazy way to play... stare at the toy

The lazy way to play… stare at the toy

 

Seasonal decor - Cora's a fan!

Seasonal decor – Cora’s a fan!

 

Naps and stitches

Naps and stitches

 

Flip flops and cat paws in September

Flip flops and cat paws in September

 

Caught a runaway during fashion diaries

Caught a runaway during fashion diaries

 

Another new start, another cat watching from close by

Another new start, another cat watching from close by

 

Waterlogged

I like to listen to podcasts on the way to work, on road trips, when I’m cross stitching or sewing, or on a Monday night when there’s nothing on TV. I usually need to do something with my hands so I can concentrate – hence the driving, crafting, etc. But when I’m not doing any of those things, sometimes I’ll go back to my old favorite Waterlogue app to make some pretty pictures from random photos on my phone…

So today, a few recent watercolors that came about while I was listening to Pop Culture Happy Hour.

The Amateur Librarian // Waterlogue App

 

And just so we have a few more words too, here’s a list of my current favorite podcasts:

This American Life

Craft Lit

Dear Sugar Radio

Pop Culture Happy Hour

The Lively Show

Slate’s Spoiler Specials

The Splendid Table

How Did This Get Made?

(And if you missed the first season, Serial! I will definitely be tuning into Season 2.)

 

The Amateur Librarian // Waterlogue App

 

The Amateur Librarian // Waterlogue App

 

The Amateur Librarian // Waterlogue App

 

The Amateur Librarian // Waterlogue App

 

The Amateur Librarian // Waterlogue App

 

The Amateur Librarian // Waterlogue App

 

The Amateur Librarian // Waterlogue App

 

The Amateur Librarian // Waterlogue App

 

The Amateur Librarian // Waterlogue App

 

The Amateur Librarian // Waterlogue App

I still haven’t printed any of these watercolors, or the many others I’ve made over the past year or so, but a gallery or clothesline of them all in a row would be so pretty. Maybe one of these days…

The Amateur Librarian // Waterlogue App

 

Meow Monday: Catnip Time

Sunday was so warm and sunny after a week of rain that I woke up with the urge to purge – and after enlisting hubby’s help to clean all the nooks and crannies we usually ignore (underneath the couch cushions! The backside of curtains! The window sills! Baseboards!) I turned my attention to the screened-in porch. It still needs a good cleaning (couldn’t quite muster the motivation for that yet) but I knew what it needed most: plants! It may only feel like spring for a moment, but I figured we’re close enough that a frost won’t kill off all my efforts.  Off to the nursery we went!

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The cats were quite intrigued when we got home again, naturally.

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The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

Rosemary for starters, with catnip seeds in the pot below. I’m also starting some seedlings inside for some mint (mojitos!) and more catnip, just in case it gets cold again.

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

It remains to be seen if the cats will knock over the planters… but after a bit of sniffing around, they seem more interested in the sunshine.  I’m crossing my fingers, knocking on wood, etc.!

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

 

The Amateur Librarian // Meow Monday

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