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Meow Monday: Nurse Duty

Sam had his wisdom teeth extracted on Friday, so we settled in for a weekend of ice packs and soft food. After the first day, recovery wasn’t so bad. And of course there was plenty of time to play with the new iPhones.

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Nurse Tali and Cora weren’t much help… they mostly just slept on the job. To be fair, they both have the sniffles right now.

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Happy Monday!

 

Meow Monday: Another Working Weekend

Whenever my parents come to visit, we get more accomplished in one weekend than we do in the previous month!

(Just take a look at all we did over Memorial Day weekend.)

No power tools were necessary this time, but all of a sudden we are feeling a lot more prepared for a baby to arrive!

Here’s a short list of what got done:

  • crib assembled
  • changing table assembled
  • baby clothes washed, sorted by size, and organized in drawers
  • furniture in the master bedroom rearranged to make room for the baby furniture
  • car seat bases installed in both cars
  • linen closet reorganized (now featuring an empty shelf!)
  • trunk moved into guest bedroom (as a TV stand… even though the TV isn’t hooked up yet, oops…)
  • cube storage moved from the guest room into the baby’s (future) closet
  • framed art hung and/or stored
  • bookshelf moved (again!) out of the office and into the sewing/playroom/future kid room

A few pics:

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Everything is still in progress and I’m still sorting through the best way to organize office supplies/craft supplies/baby paraphernalia, but it felt great to finally move stuff around and get started. And now baby has a place to sleep and something to wear should she decide to come early!

 

And the cats? They did what they do best…

Cora supervised (and refused to leave the bed!)…

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Tali soaked up the sun (when it wasn’t raining)…

 

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When the parents visit, the cats know there will be a lot of extra activity… and probably 2nd or 3rd breakfasts🙂

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Meow Monday: Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

Most years we are either going on a trip or gearing up for a trip over the long weekend. This year, I guess you could say our journey is happening a lot closer to home, but there’s still plenty to do to prepare for it🙂 I’ve been organizing papers, kitchen cabinets, clothes, and all other baby-related paraphernalia.

How about another trip down memory lane?

In 2015 we were getting ready for Toronto: 

The long weekend has been a much-needed chance to get ready for our upcoming trip to Toronto. The cats did their part to make sure everything was in tip-top shape for napping.

Window sill? Check!

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Couch? Check!

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A quick pic from Toronto:

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In 2014, we drove to the Dismals Canyon in Alabama for an overnight stay. No pics of the cats that year, but rest assured… they were probably napping and/or eating.

A quick pic of the Dismals:

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In 2012, we had just gotten back from a quick trip by train to Yosemite:

To celebrate Labor Day weekend, yesterday we humans took the train to Yosemite and the kitties stayed home and lazed around all day.

Today, we are taking a cue from the cats and being lazy too!

A quick pic from Yosemite:

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The common denominator, of course… sleepy cats! That will never change. Hope you are getting your fill of adventure or relaxation today… whatever you need most!

 

Meow Monday: The Cat Days of Summer

I’m not going to lie, there’s not much going on with the cats these days. Their lives are pretty routine, just the way they like it.

Eat. Sleep. Repeat!

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These days…

…both cats still love going outside and spend the majority of the day and night out on the screened porch or the yard.

…Tali is convinced that any time the porch door opens, it’s time to eat.

…we’ve hit a sweet spot with their diet, and thanks to going outside more often, they’re both at much healthier weights.

…Cora makes sure to come in every night for a power nap before we go to sleep and it’s time for her to hunt… and every morning after breakfast she spends a few hours napping on our bed before starting her day.

…now that we don’t have litter boxes in the house, our days no longer revolve around their bathroom habits (just in time to introduce diapers into our lives!).

…we lock the cat door at night, so we haven’t had to deal with any “presents” lately.

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All is well in the cats’ world, and they constantly remind me to soak up the sun as summer wanes… or at the very least, try to be aware of the seasons even if I’m more likely to sit in front of the air conditioning with a popsicle instead of actually going outside🙂

Meow Monday: Big Sisters

The cats seem completely unaware that anything big is about to happen… but in a couple short months, their little lives are going to be quite different!

There are a few signs if they knew what to look for…

lots of new boxes…

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lots of new furniture…

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lots of new visitors…

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lots of new cuddly blankets…

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a big ole belly…

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and still plenty of lounging on the outside. I guess that won’t change one bit!

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Meow Monday: Showered

Two of my closest friends hosted a baby shower at our house this past weekend, and they went above and beyond to make it such a special event. Lots of friends and family, both local and long distance, gathered to help us celebrate and we had so much fun! If you know me in real life, I’m sure you’ve seen the photos all over social media, so I won’t bombard you with more🙂

The cats mostly stayed in their usual spaces – Cora on the bed away from the chaos, and Tali on the porch soaking up the sun and unaware.

Taki did venture in to get some attention from time to time though… especially when it started downpouring! She really is the sweetest little cat.

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When the dust settled and all the guest went home, life went back to normal for the cats.

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Normal includes quilt photo shoots, of course! This darling pinwheel quilt was made by Stefanie. I love it, and can’t wait to wrap it around a sweet baby girl. (10 weeks to go!)

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My week is starting off with a smile… hope yours is too!

Meow Monday: Cats of Instagram, Part 29

We’re in New York for a few days for one last hurrah, before I’m done with traveling for a while! The cats are in good hands with the petsitter, so let’s check in with the latest round of #catsofinstagram!

Tali loves laundry and I love  her cute little face!

Tali loves laundry and I love her cute little face!

 

Big moment for the cats: first cat door installed, one step closer to freedom!

Big moment for the cats: first cat door installed, one step closer to freedom!

 

Learning how to use the cat door, on the other hand... went really well, obviously.

Learning how to use the cat door, on the other hand… went really well, obviously.

 

Biggest moment in the cats' lives: exploring the yard for the first time, after the second cat door was installed

Biggest moment in the cats’ lives: exploring the yard for the first time, after the second cat door was installed

 

Shorts weather, finally!

Shorts weather, finally!

 

Cat naps

Cat naps

 

Who's happier to be home from a work conference? Hard to say.

Who’s happier to be home from a work conference? Hard to say.

 

New patio chairs, new belly, same old Tali.

New patio chairs, new belly, same old Tali.

 

Tali loves her chairs!

Tali loves her chairs!

 

Sad social media pic to post... but with a happy ending!

Sad social media pic to post… but with a happy ending!

 

Found! After less than 24 hours on the lam, Tali popped through the door hungry as a horse. Wet food for everyone!

Found! After less than 24 hours on the lam, Tali popped through the door hungry as a horse. Wet food for everyone!

Happy Monday🙂

Meow Monday: The News

Not much going on in the world of cats these days… which is honestly a nice change of pace from the world news these days.

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This little blog keeps chugging along even though I don’t write about the big stuff, but here are a few recent posts from a few favorite blogs that sum up what I’ve been feeling but have no idea how to say:

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The Tipsy Baker

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Hope you’re having a peaceful start to your week.

Meowth Monday: Pokemon Go

It’s Meowth Monday today!
My brother drove up from Atlanta for an impromptu visit, and all three of us downloaded the PokemonGo app as a joke. Well, it may have started as a joke… but by the end of the weekend we were all addicted. Everywhere we went, we made excuses to walk around as much as possible.
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We visited the Frist Museum (more pics coming tomorrow!) and couldn’t resist catching a few wild Pokemon, and then we walked down Broadway to find more. (So at least the game promotes exercise?)
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Last night we were in downtown Franklin for dinner and joined roving bands of teenagers searching for Pokemon.
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At one point a large group ran past us yelling, “Snorlax around the corner!” so of course we followed them…
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It was fun to be part of the “opening weekend” experience, and an excuse to act like kids again. Gotta catch them all!  :)

Meow Monday: Holiday Weekend

Happy Independence Day!

Hope you are spending time with friends and family for the holiday! We are driving back home from MS today, ready to see these two kitcats again.

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Safe travels to everyone on the road today!