Monday, December 28, 2009

We're Home! We're Home

Hi Everyone,

We are home at last. Mom is so happy that she is spending her time cuddling with us instead of using the flashy box thing. Chani is exploring the house and sending out her locations 'mews' so that we know where she is and so we can call back and let her know we're all around.

Mom says she will take pics of us, but right now, she is just very happy to be with us.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

We wish you all a wonderful Christmas!

9 and Chani are at the Kitty Hotel. I'm heading to Los Angeles for a few days. We'll be back next week when Mom has the week off! Hooray! We get lots of time with each other.

hugs and purrs!
9, Chani and Marlene

Sunday, December 20, 2009

More Christmas Outtake photos

Here are more Christmas outtake photos. As you can see, I was an excellent model. I posed and waited long enough for Mom to take a photo. However...

My brother wasn't quite as good a model. He was in constant motion and would not let Mom take a picture of us.

Sigh... brothers

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chani the Mysterious

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

The sale was ok for Mom, she's always disappointed when she doesn't sell more. But, it was fun for her and she had a good time hanging out with all her pottery friends. Thank you to everyone who showed their support in the comment section!

Now, I thought Mom would start relaxing since the sale is over with, but apparently, she's not able to do so yet! She is talking about Christmas cards and making things for the next woodfiring that will happen the week after Christmas. Sigh... Well, I'll just have to make sure she gets to bed in time and purr her to sleep!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Photo Outtakes

Hi Everyone. Chani here. Mom has taken a lot of heat for dressing us up for Halloween hehe... She really enjoys that, but well, she decided to not "torment" us for our first Christams. So, for our Christmas photo/card, she decided to make us little holiday collars. But, she got a little bored cutting and tying up the ribbon. She only has so much patience left these days.

So, she put these collars on us and did her best to take photos. I was very cooperative, but 9 kept moving around though. Eventually, Mom had to get Grandma to take a photo of us while she held us.

Mom will be busy with her sale this weekend, so I don't think she'll be taking a lot of photos of us. AND Grandma wants her to do up a Holiday card for her. Sigh... Mom is always busy these days. I'm going to have to make sure she cuddles with us a bit just for some well-deserved relaxation.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

of Toesies and Tidings

Mom just loves my toes. Can you blame her? I work the kyoot by dangling my toes through the bottom of the top tier of the tower. hehe.

This past weekend, Mom seemed quite annoyed about the condo situation. It has been about 5 months since she put in the offer on a nice 3 bedroom 2 bath condo and the seller chose to go with her offer. But, Mom knew she had to be patient because it was a short sale. Still, things seemed a bit funky with the selling realtor constantly saying, "Just give it a few more days" which then turned into weeks and months. So, this past weekend, Mom's realtor found out that the property was in foreclosure and the selling realtor didn't tell us anything! Grrr... Yesterday, the selling realtor finally said that the bank had rejected Mom's offer and sent a cancellation contract (which was dated December 4, last Friday... more grrrrr...)

However, there was another opening in the same complex for a 2 bedroom 2 bath place. It is smaller, but cheaper and more importantly NOT a short sale... Mom and Grandma went over and took a look. I think Grandma was more impressed with the place than Mom (but then, Mom had a run-in with a rather rude tenant just before going into the place over an empty assigned parking spot... it was Mom's fault as she did park there, but she did start off with an apology whereas the tenant started off with: "Are you in my parking spot? Get out!" in a gruff tone). At any rate, Mom decided to make an offer on it (despite mean neighbors, well, maybe the lady had rough morning and just took it out on Mom) and...

Yay! Her offer was accepted!!! So, today, Mom will be signing a bunch of papers and hopefully, everything will go smoothly and she can buy this condo and move in the beginning of January!

We're very happy! Uh-oh, I think Mom wants to take pictures of me and Chani for Christmas... Oh dear...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Frootbats

Not backlit, but you can see the Frootbattage going on here!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sculpted kitties from a woodfiring

Hie on over to my clay blog(Spinning the Clay Fantastic) to see my creations :D

9 and Chani have been very good about sleeping with me and putting up with my late hours and not taking enough photos of them. I promise to reward them with many cuddles and treats when I'm free again! And will post photos of them instead of these faux kitties.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Here are the pendants made out of Precious Metal Clay. The bottom one was burnished by hand, so it's a bit uneven. However, I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. Shall have to make more. The next set will be slightly bigger as this particular PMC shrinks 30%. The rest of the PMC I have only shrinks about 10%. But yay! They made it!

Dead Camera Battery

Mom went to take photos of us for our Christmas card. Got us all dressed up and could not take photos... sigh... She's recharging the battery as I write this

Maybe this weekend...