Thursday, October 30, 2008
I just don't get Halloween. I don't have to dress up to beg for treats. I beg for treats everyday and I get them. :)
So imagine my surprise when Mom told me I had to dress up for Halloween. UGH! Last year I had devil horns. Well Mom went all out this year. Tonight I got a FULL outfit. Can you guess what I am?
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I am grumpy because Mom and Dad had friends over today to help them with some "projects." These "projects" interrupted my nap time...and I am NOT happy about it!
Dad was making wine in the "brewery" he built in the basement workroom with his friend Bill. It's a "secret" recipe...so no photos allowed.
Dad didn't bother me much. But Mom drove me nuts! She and her friend Janet are busy getting ready for the Muscatine Art Center's annual Festival of Wreaths (and more) event next month. Mom is president of the Friends of the Muscatine Art Center. I guess her group raises money to pay for the Art Center's education coordinators. Festival...as Mom calls it...is the biggest fundraiser of the year. Well I think this is great. But does she have to interrupt my nap time???
Let me show you the state of the room on the other side of my gate.
And if you think this is bad...you should have seen it a week ago! Mom and Janet are responsible for decorating SEVEN table top or potted trees, TWO wreaths, THREE place settings with china, EIGHT table centerpieces, and ONE strand of garland.
Half of the work is done....the other half is partially done. Hence the mess in my house! Here are some of the projects they worked on today.
I don't know how Mom does it. She's been sick for the past four days with a sinus infection (I guess that means she can't breath very well...and she's talking funny). I just hope this Festival stuff ends soon so I can have my Sunday nap time back. Mom says Festival starts on November 9 and ends with a big gala...and auction for the stuff she and others are making....on November 15.
That's all for now....
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
As many of you know, Mom has been in South Africa, Turkey, Boston, and New York since August 29. I'm not sure she has been home for 10 straight days in the past four months!
Anyway when Mom IS home, she is working on our local art museum's annual Festival of Wreaths (Mom is president of the Friends of the Muscatine Art Center), her Kosovo project, and last...but not least....trying to finish the new room in our house.
Don't worry...Mom is spending plenty of time with me. I just wish she would spend more time feeding me and less time brushing my fur!
I would love to tell you in this post that the new room in our house is 100% finished....but it's N-O-T.
I spend every morning waiting patiently for the workmen to come to the house and finish the last little things that need to be done (door handles, paint, caulking, and floor repairs among other things). And every morning...no one comes. I don't mind...that means no one bothers my nap time. But I can tell you that Mom is really NOT happy. And if you know my Mom, you DO NOT want to see her unhappy.
Despite the work that still needs to be done, Mom has decided she is going to start decorating the room and getting it in order. Tonight she gave me a tour of the new space....and I decided to share my tour with you. Drum roll please....
Here are a few "generic" pictures of the room.
Here I am on Mom's "special" chair. She says this chair used to be in her grandmother's living room.
Mom also says the chair is going to be recovered in a butter colored corduroy. Here I am on the love seat. Mom says the love seat used to be on her grandmother's sun porch.
Mom says the love seat is going to be recovered with a sage green quilted fabric as soon as she gets on the upholsterer's "list."
Hey....is there another rabbit in the house? (Mom says there are actually two of these new rabbits...but I'm the cutest).
Here I am on what Dad has picked out as the "coffee" table.
Mom says it is an ottoman and this one is NOT the one we are getting. Mom has picked a different fabric so this one is going back to the store. Wonder if the store will notice my fur. Hehe....
Here I am on the new table. Man...those flowers look so good I could eat them. Wait...they are fake...yuck!
Here I am resting on something Mom calls a "dry sink." Dad says it is going to be his "bar" as soon as it gets painted green.
Mom says the sink was in the basement of the house her parents owned when she was born. Cool! BTW...did you see the new TV? Mom is SO excited she will get to watch football and baseball in the new room.
But the coolest part of the room, in my opinion, is the art above the doorway. Mom brought these tribal masks back from Africa. Aren't they cool!
Well that's the end of the tour. I think I will sit here and leave some extra fur for the furniture store.
I promise to do another tour when everything is done.
Bye for now....