Saturday, May 16, 2009

saturday morning!

Awww... Heres my little Marmalade. I think he just had a birthday... according to Jennifer.. I cant remember which day she thinks is his birtday. In any case she thought he is 16 but he is not, he is 15. either way, hes getting up there in age. He really isnt doing to well, that tumor on his tongue is growing again and he is in a constant state of drool! and he is always wet as a result. The poor baby. Still eating well though and very affectionate and sweet. Unfortunetely I know we will lose him , I assume over the summer.

I have my eyes open looking for siamese kittens, I am going to want to get two of them. So far there are none around here, which is just as well, I dont want to get them yet. Just need to know they exist!

So, I was tagged by ZOE of If you have not met her, you should stop by her blog. she lives (I believe) in singapore, and she is adorable and funny. So here goes:

8 things I am looking forward too:

1) niagara sisters art retreat!! only a few weeks away!
2) getting all my flowers planted!
3) going to see the sound of music in toronto
4) making my 1st quilt (starting to cut it out tomorrow!)
5) many summer days at the beach!
6) starting up my etsy (dont know when~)
7) working 4 day weeks and getting out at 4:00 all summer
8) seeing Jennifers musical

8 things I did yesterday:
1) bought the first four of my hanging flower baskets!
2) had dinner with a bunch of girl friends!
3) play catch phrase
4) worked
5) prayed for people that I'm worried about!
6) called a friend to get her to talk me out of going shopping after work! (forgot about girls night, glad I didnt go shopping!
7) played on the computer, reading blogs and looking at flickr
8) worked on a swap project for the sweet tweet swap

8 things I wish I could do:
1) hire a gardener, maid and construction team!
2) (should be number #1) win the lottery!
3) work 4 day work weeks all year long!
4) pay for my family to come visit me, so I dont have to go visit them!!
5) wiggle my nose to pop in and out of far away places!
6) pay all my kids bills!
7) buy a cottage on the lake and hire someone to take care of it for me!
8) go back in time and change a few things!

8 shows I watch:
this one is more difficult to answer, because I really am not a huge tv watcher..
1) AMerican Idol
2) funny home videos
3) CSI
4) criminal minds
5) with out a trace
Really on the first two things are shows I will really want to watch.. the others if I'm in the living room working on a project, i will pay some attention too them.
I cant think of any others. I'll list some I liked when I was a kid...
6) brady bunch
7) bewitched
8) mary tyler moore

now I'm supposed to tag 8 people.. but I'm not going to.. If any one wants to play along, let me know your posting this, so I can see your answers!!

I have banana nut bread in the oven.. cant wait for it to be done! I'm hungry!
I've got lots of projects to work on today.. so off I go to get busy!

had to come back and pop in these pictures of the banana bread!
have a sweet weekend!


kathy said...

YA Can't keep a good girl down !!- think that is a song ? just came to mind - Glad your mojo is back - ready to plant and craft -
I have the ideas -- just not in the mood - Just gotta do it !
Kathy - ga

Bee Serendipitous said...

Happy Birthday Marmalade...I hope you mom gives you a can of tuna for this special day..Meow Meow! have a honey of a day - Ms. Viv! Grace & Peace 2 "U" Marlene :O)

Pixie said...

awww....Marmalade is so cute. We have an Old Ginger Marmalade as well...ours is about 13 or so. Give Marm a big hug from me....

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Marmalade!

That banana bread looks delish!

zoe said...

Arrh Happy Birthday to you cute kitty:) Feel a bit sad when noticed you all will lose him soon
:( But so call life.....

I just saw you bought some pretties first four hanging baskets! Surely make you cheer up on every morning:)
Good to hear you are fine and happy again!

Sandy Michelle said...

That banana bread looks soooo good! I'm glad our retreat is top of your list of things your looking forward to :) When are you coming to Toronto and couls you visit me when you come down?!? Let me know! Have a great weekend!

Sandy xoxo

barbara burkard said...



that banana bread looks scrumptious!!! i can even smell it! (okay now i got maxx lookin at me with my nose pressed to the computer screen in a weird way...)
I think he's thinking...hmmmm, nonnie has really gone off the edge this time!

Farmchick said...

Loved reading a litte about you. Happy birthday to your kitty--hope he is feeling okay. I am sorry that you have to go through another loss of a pet time. You know I know how hard it is. (hugs) Your banana bread looks yummy! Thanks for stopping by as always!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Banana nut bread is a fav of my husband's. Do you use buttermilk in yours??? have a great weekend..m..

Jeanne said...

Oh your Marmalade looks exactly like a cat we used to have named Kitty who was the sweetest cat ever! Now we have Midnight (all black cat) who is almost 16. He's lost a lot of weight, but other than that he is still pretty spry. Happy birthday to dear Marmalade!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Well...I certainly learned a lot about you today...with all those lists! Thanks for sharing. I LOVE your #5 "Pay for my family to come visit me so I don't have to go there"...I hear you sister!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

natalea said...

that bread looks yummy!! hope you are having a good day Viv!
xo nat

Anonymous said...

The banana bread looks wonderful and I bet it was! Poor little Marmalade...sending hugs his way for his birthday! We have an orange kitty like yours and she is also about 15 years old and skinny as a rail. She eats but just doesn't put the weight on. She acts fine though.

Happy @/*-*\@ said...

Hello honey, I am loving it around here :)

& I love the Name Tilly for little Dolly...So you won!

Can you send me your address (go to my about me page) and Ill send you your little prize :)

Love Happy xx

PS Happy Birthday cute!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

YUMMY! I had a little Sanford and Son going on at my house too, geez!!! Came home last night and "the man" was picking up. Thank goodness! Beautiful flowers. They take up your whole back seat!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Poor kitty:(

Marie Reed said...

What a cute and creative name for a kitty! Can I have a piece of that banana bread?

Maija said...

I can't wait for our art sisters weekend!!! I'm excited to be meeting you in real life!

That beautiful bannana nut bread almost brought tears to my eyes!