Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mama's House and THE HOTS! Part 1

Oooh, was dis? Is ice?

*sniff-sniff* Mmmm, smells like coldies!

Our fwend George was wight - ice is fun!

*Slurpy, slurpy, lick, lick* This feews so good. We has the hots so bad here upstairs at Mama's housie. This nice ice is vewy wefweshing! Fank you, mommeh!

Too cold. No want. Bleh.
Mommeh, take me home.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday Tushies!

..........You like THAT, don't you.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bloggus Interruptus...

Oh. My. Cod.
It has been so long since I has been able to get to my bloggie! Let me tell you, this nurse-kitteh business is no joke. We has been having a great time at Mama's house though, and taking lots of pik-shers to show you all. Just gotta waits til my mommeh can help me get them onto the computer.
And that is not all! Guess what else has kept us busy? Apartment hunting! That is right, we has to move. My mommeh's dok-ter says she is getting the sickies from living in this apartment. He says there might be some molds in here from living verreh close to the waters and having no air conditioning to clear up the dampness. We has been here for a year and a half now, and her dok-ter has kept track of how often she has gotten the sickies and how badly, and he says it was not as frequent or extreme before we gotted into this place. Hearing this made my mommeh verreh worried, not just for herself, but for me and BA as well. She does not want us to get the sickies too, and is worried that we are also breathing in whatever is giving it to her! The landlord here is verreh nice, but a little negligent in "getting around" to fixing things. So rather than ask him to have the place inspected and fix whatever the problem is, we has to decided to just pack up and go. I can not tell you how excited me and BA are about the new apartment! We finally finded the purrrrfect place this week, and mommeh put some of the deposit down, and it is ours for September 1st! Take a look at the difference... This is where we live now, in a studio:
As you can see, it is cramped. The only +'s to this apartment are the separate laundry room with storage space, and the jacuzzi bath. Okay, now this is the new place:
Now. These were both drawn by my mommeh, who as you can sees, has NO IDEA how to draw things to scale. But you hopefully gets the impression. (The navy blue rectangles sticking off the walls are windows.) The new kitchen is totally humongous, sooooooooo much more room for Culinary Thursday antics! (Plus my mommeh says she is tired of cooking in her bedroom, heehee.) We also has a separate living room which is fairly sizeable, and a decent bedroom too - which is not as big as it looks in the drawing, but again that is my mommeh's fault. If I remembers right, the kitchen is 15x20, living room 15x16, and bedroom15x10. So actually that is the smallest room even though she made it look the biggest. The living room has a large storage closet, the hallway has a coat closet and a linen closet, and the bedroom has a decent closet for clothing. So this apartment costs more green papers, and it does not have laundry facilities or a jacuzzi tub, but we will have so much more room to run and play, and more windows to keep fresh airs circulating, and there are ceiling fans too. For a while my mommeh will just do our laundrys at Mama's house, and when we has saved up some green papers we will gets a portable washer/dryer combo. And my mommeh will just have to deal wif a regular bathtub. She has been spoiled! In any case, we are verreh excited and can not wait to starts packing. As you can see, there is just not enough room here...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Foxy Friday: Nitro.

For today's Foxy Friday post, I has chosen to feature the verreh handsome mancat Nitro, from Meowers From Missouri.As you can see, Nitro is a killingly handsome mancat, who sure has got his smexay airplane ears down pat. And just look at that penetrating stare! Smoldering. Mmmmm.

Obviously an excellent stealth attack kitteh...

And a skeptic...

But not entirely antisocial - as you can see he is a great conversationalist.

A sweet daddeh's-boy, even during certain scoldings about missing cornbreads, ahem.

He is able to put the rabble in its place...

While not being too much of a tough guy for holiday spirit and daring outfits!

Umm, is that a halo we sees? Hm. Maybe not quite.

But at the end of the day we do sees a good boy.

Everybuddy pop on over to visit the ultra-handsome Nitro today, and his family. I could not halp making him this Friday's foxy mancat. He is just droolworthy!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Culinary Thursday: Whole Wheat(ish) Banana Muffins.

Ready for another culinary Thursday wif me, AttieCattie? Here we go! For your whole wheat(ish) banana muffins you will need:

- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1tsp baking soda
- 1tsp salt
- 1/2tsp baking powder
- 1/2tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2tsp ground nutmeg
(or for those two you can just substitute 1tsp pumpkin pie spice, which is what we did)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1tbsp vanilla extract
- 4 medium or 3 large bananas, verreh ripe

Got everyfing? Good! Away we go!

Put all the wet stuffs and the sugar in one bowl. Put all the rest of the dry stuffs in a second bowl. Make sure you sniff the wet bowl after you add the vanilla - I always do, it is a great smell.

Put your nanas into a third bowl.

Smash the nanas up, and mix what's in the other bowls.

Mmmmm... You are ready to incorporate!

Put the wet mixture and the mashed nanas into the dry ingredient bowl.

See how good it looks all stirred together?

It should come out to be a well-mixed but pretteh lumpy batter. (The lumps are the nanas!)

Grab your 1/4 measuring cup, and use it to make batter scooping easy! We find that wifout it, we gets batter drips all over the place and it is a little bit hard to keep the size of the muffins the same.

So fill up your muffins now! We like to use these pretteh colored paper liners, but you can also just use cooking spray directly in the muffin pan if you happens to be out of pretteh papers.

They comes out looking something like this.

We even gots a baby loaf out of it. Isn't that cute?

Mmmm, i loves sitting near warm muffins. And they smells so good!

Come here, muffin. You is mine.

Me and my mommeh likes them best wif some butter while still warm. Nom, nom, nom, enjoy!