By catmom on Jul 8, 2014 at 8:46 AM
Just popping by to say "hi"! How are you doing? Any nmore road trips planned for you nand Bryan? Did my volunteer shift at Petsmart yesterday AM. One empty cubby, and four adoptions last week. Two more kittens will be in the empty cubby by this morning. The little black and white kitten named Coco was scooped up for adoption in less than a week. A good thing for me because she was such a cutie with such great purrsonality, I was seriously going to bring her home if she was still there. That's the first kitten I have fallen for so completely I was ready to adopt her, in the year+ I have been volunteering with Animal Rescue Connections. I have an HOA board meeting tonight - get to discuss potholes, torn up pavement, increasing our garage sales from one per year to two per year, vacation forms for the for the security guards at our entrance gate, and the community 'end-of-summer' party.... Nothing out of the ordinary. If there is not an issue of overwhelming importance to all the homeowners, getting a decision on mundane issues can be as difficult as herding 1000 cats into the same cathouse :-)
By catmom on Jul 4, 2014 at 8:09 AM
You're back and back onna FP!!!! Congratz
By Sylviag on Jun 30, 2014 at 5:19 AM
Hi, hi and hi. Had a quick chit with Betsy as we were runnign to pick up Sonny and Shasta from pet resort. I think she would definitel be amenendble to a trip to Bend sometume in future. :)hugz and TTYL Not slept in 2 4 hours
By Sylviag on Jun 13, 2014 at 10:02 AM
Hiya! BD is driving over to Yosemite on Mon to show us around. So looking forward to meeting Becky - and BD too of course LOL Since we're RVing, I really don't know what wifi accessibility we will have. Although I suspect most of the RV parks we are staying at will likely have access since most people expect that nowadays. When we are in Vegas we have booked a hotel so I know I will be able to get on line there. 2 weeks would be a long time for me not to have the webz I must admit :)
By catmom on Jun 13, 2014 at 9:56 AM
Good morning, Syl!! Have a great time on your trip! When are you and BD meeting up at Yosemite, towards the end of your trip or the beginning? Looking forward to updates on your journey and pics, too.
By Sylviag on Jun 7, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Fight the good fight! First down toYosemite and BeckysDad will drive over for a day from San Jose to show us the highlights. So very nice of him to take the time. I am really looking forward to meeting him and Becky in person. Then to Vegas for 2 ngiths and hopefully take in show. Then up to Kanab to volunteer for 3 days witht he kittehs like we did a couple of years ago Can hardly wait to do that. We have a nice RV resort booked there with a swimming pool and full hookups. We usually only dry camp so this will be a real luxury. Just me and Bryan. We wer eso busy we forgot to take any pics except a couple by one of the lakes here. Next time he promised to come for longer. Making strawberrry jam this morning so gotta scoot. Ed adoption rates :( Summer is likelynot the best time for adoptions as people are going on vcations and such. Sounds like your back yard is thriving :)
By catmom on Jun 7, 2014 at 7:26 AM
Good morning, Syl! This is my first time filing an appraisal appeal, and it is done online. Bexar County has a file size maximum and a maximum of ten pics (jpeg format only) to be attached to your appeal, so I can't get too crazy . Where are you headed for your RV trip this year? Any pics of your time spent with your friend? Any other family members joining you on the RV trip?
By Sylviag on Jun 7, 2014 at 4:04 AM
Popping in to say Hi and good luck with tax apparaisal fight. About 6 or 7 yers ago we did that and i bowled them over with a binder with tabs, pictures, comps wit all other house in the area, references, for each of the adjudicators. I think they just got flipping bored when i started to go through it and granted a lower assesment. Had such a gret visit with our old friend from WA. Wanted to devote all our time to him so did not get on. Next Sat we leave for our 2 week RV road trip so a lot to get ready. WIll likely have WiFi in most places where we are staying (not wilderness camping this time :)
By Sylviag on Jun 2, 2014 at 9:28 AM
Thanks very much! As I keep telling everyone I am really thrilled to get my first "Invisible" FP. I truly love the ICHC icon kitttehs and they have been ignored for a long time. Busy week for you? We have our friend coming so will be fun to show him around.
By catmom on Jun 2, 2014 at 5:22 AM
Congratz onna nudder FP!!
By Sylviag on Jun 1, 2014 at 10:02 PM
Yeah, who made that decision LOL I can see them mentoring in hijinks and pranks though. How was the vsiit from your IT friend? Did he help with all your projects? ANold widowed friend from WA is coming in tomorrow niht to spend a few days. Really nice man. We played disc golf with him and he house and kitteh sta for us in WA. He has never been out the state if yu canbelieve that. Hope to show him some of the stuff arund here. I asked him if he was into doing some touristy stuff aside from playing the disc golf courses around here and he said he was. We need to serously talk about you and Betsy coming up sometime :) Any adoptions this week?
By catmom on Jun 1, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Glad prom was such a success! Bosco and Kibby are off to kamp already, and this year they are going to be 'mentors' for Robin Banks, of all kittehs :-) Don't think the Kuppykakes staff expected that! I understand there is a Kuppykakes wedding coming up soon, too.... Let the hijinks begin :-) Great pics from your trip - thanks for sharing.
By Sylviag on Jun 1, 2014 at 10:20 AM
Prom was great success :) Bosco and Kibby on their way to Kamp to sread their mayhem LOL Got a family and friend beach party at a lake today. Will catch up tonight.
By Sylviag on May 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Bosco's reply :) http://cheezburger.com/8206986496
By catmom on May 31, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Hi Syl! Busy week, but Kibby would never let down Bosco and the rest of the KKPS gsang for prom and kamp :-) Now I just have to get Chessie and Harry T set for this weekend :-)
By Sylviag on May 22, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Definitely dubbel date. Bosco is waiting for Buttercup's answer :) Unfortuntaely 2kissy2 (Buttercup's "Mom") has some bad RL going on so I may have to answer Bosco for her. Very cool on your IT friend visiting to take care of any dangling ends after the puter mess-up.
By catmom on May 22, 2014 at 10:12 AM
LOL!! R posts passed in cyberspace :-) Yes, Kibby is going to ask Tina to the prom; Mickey is going with Kibby's lil fursis Libby, as usual; those two are bonded fur life aifinkso! The big question is "who is going to take Chessie (Kibby's other sister) to the prom? I think it might be one of the Tabsworth brothers, but you never know :-) Bosco and Kibby should double date this year, too!
By catmom on May 22, 2014 at 9:54 AM
Good morning, Syl! Sounds like you've got a fun weekend planned; I am having company this weekend - my IT friend from the Dallas area. His brother works for a contractor in Kuwait and he is home this month to see his family. They will get together sometime tomorrow, and maybe again over the weekend. He'll take care of my Brother MFC printer while he's here, and help me with a few other projects one day - checking my sprinkler system, moving some plants in the front yard; you know, stuff that goes much quicker with two people. We will probably grab a dinner out and/or grill a steak one night.
By Sylviag on May 22, 2014 at 9:35 AM
Thanks! Is Kibby gonna aks anywun? Maybe they could double date for the prom :) You doing anything fun over the long weekend?
By catmom on May 22, 2014 at 9:25 AM
Congratz onna nudder FP agin!!!
By Sylviag on May 21, 2014 at 12:18 PM
I know we would have a great time - we'll have to work on Betsy :) They do have some direct flights into the Redmond airport but most come into Portland and then a hop down to the Redmond Airport (about 20 minutes away). Ithink at our age that was the parenting experience. Dad got involved in the fun stuff like vacations but the daily grind - not really :) I have noticed that about some kids as far as driving. I got mine at 16. Our newphew didn't get his license til he was maybe 23 or so. Some of it is cost driven between gas and insurance and the car purchase (unless the parents have the money to fund all that and are willing to do so.) Oldest gson earns his gas money and pays half the insurance. Because he takes the 2 younger ones around a lot, son does give him gas money for that. Any plans for the long weekend? We're looking forward to totally getting away to the lake. Taking some books with me to include Jenny's
By catmom on May 20, 2014 at 4:23 PM
Hi Syl. That vacay sounds like fun! Lets try to set it up, since I don't think I can convince you and Bryan to come to San Antonio.. can I??? Let's convince Bets to join the party!... I know what you mean about club ball - my gal pal has one of her daughters in club volleyball, and they are gone almost every weekend to some game or another, all over Texas. Good parenting involves so much more intense effort than it did when you and I were young :-) My mother was excellent, and she raised me (Dad was there to pay the bills mostly) well; most of that was teaching me how to be independent and successful. I could not wait to get my driver's license back then; now, my neighbor's daughters don't even want to learn to drive - they want their mom and/or dad to chauffer them to everything!
By Sylviag on May 19, 2014 at 10:49 PM
Thank much! The FP gods have been kind to me this past week :) Super weekend with our old friends from WA. Was so good to reconnect in person again. Played disc golf with them and took them to Mcmenamins for lunch. It is in a beautiful old Catholic church which was also a school back in the day. Lovely buildings and courtyards. In one of the bigger rooms they have a stage and free concerts once a week. A theater with comfy couches and easy chairs where you can order beer and wine with the movie :) A big soaking pool and rooms one can book. This winter I want to book a room for us, soak in the heated pool, have drinks and dinner and go to the movies and spend the night all in one place :) Now there's a good reason for you and Betsy to visit - we could have a super girls night out LOL Last nigth son, gal pal and gkids came over to see our friends also and we had a little party Rats, I hope this week is better for adoptions. Keeping my paws crossed. This weekend we're taking the RV to go camping on a lake close to here with a bunch of other friends and their kids. Son is hoping to get someone to take gdau to her fastpitch tournament in Grant's Pass so he can go camping too. That's the thing about the non school sponsored sports clubs, they take up each and every weekend all summer long, many of them traveling all over the state. Have a good week.
By catmom on May 19, 2014 at 11:26 AM
Ohhh, I missed it - congratz onna nudder FP!!! SPLORT :-)
By catmom on May 19, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Hi Syl - How was your weekend? Back from my shift at the adoption center. All the kittie campers are doing well, feeling frisky, and looking for their forever homes! Sadly, we had no adoptions last week, Hope we will do better this coming week.
By Sylviag on May 17, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Thanks - love Kibby's Yeabook pic :) I want to do some staff ones. bcmweowrrr was asking about our staff and once I started telling her, I realized just how many recurring staff charaes we have :) I should do an LOL to list them one of these days.
By catmom on May 17, 2014 at 7:02 AM
Congratz onna nudder FP!!!
By Sylviag on May 16, 2014 at 10:20 PM
What a fun thing to do. I could so totaly get into that sneaky ninja laser mode :) My inherent clumsiness would do me in and I would look like virtual Swiss cheese. I did look it up and no places here. Yes! We do need a Kibby yearbook pic. Of course I misspelled yearbook in my hurry this morning Oh my Bosco and Kibby have for Foofany going. I had so much fun with this one. http://cheezburger.com/8190479616 Not sure where to go from here - guess I will figure it out prom weekend :) Ideas welcome.
By catmom on May 16, 2014 at 1:03 PM
Sounds like you're going to have a great weekend! Haha - Laser Quest - I thought you would surely know what it is, given all the interaction you have with your kids and gkids :-) It is played in an indoor venue ( a maze with several levels that is black lit, and has fog rolling thru the area. (very dark). You wear a substantial vest like apparatus that has "target" blinking lights on both shoulders, chest and back, along with a 'holster' in the front for your laser gun. You spend 20 minutes in the venue moving around, hiding, and trying to avoid other players hitting your vest targets, while you try to hit their vest targets with your laser gun :-) The day we played there were 12 people in the 'maze' chasing eachother around. I am sure I was the oldest one in there, as most were parents and younger kids except for my gal pal and her college sophmore daughter (who, btw, came up with the idea of the three of us going to play). I may have been the oldest, but I did not have the worst score! At the end of play the mods gather evceryone together and give the scores for each player. It was fun! You and Bryan should check online to see if there is a Laser Quest venue in your area - your gkids would LOVE it!! Bosco might just have a great career in the works with Amazon! Kibby needs a yearbook pic, too. I will have to get my LOLing brain back in gear this weekend and see what I can come up with for him.....
By Sylviag on May 16, 2014 at 9:49 AM
Nice to see ya. I know busy :) so I totally undersand. Need months of rain to make any headway in all the Western regions that are under long term drought conditions. Look at most any reservoir and see how many feet they have drawn down over the past 10 years :( And it takes a long time to recharge an aquifer. We have our BFFs from WA coming in for a short visit tomorrow from ID , two nights and a day with us then home to WA. Wish we could have a longer visit. So we're in a flurry to make sure alllooks nice. AM eaing lettue and herbs ou of the greenhouse and some radishes are getting big. Eerthing is growing wonderfully No slugs - YAHOO! Waht is Laser Quest my dear?