Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Saturday Salute

In Memory of Victims of September 11, 2001
and their Family and Friends
We'll never forget you!!!
Taken on a beautiful August day in 1987.
Taken from Staten Island Ferry

Replica of the Torch held by Lady Liberty

Friday, September 10, 2010

Pot Luck Friday #8...Pack Power


Mom and I are really going to stir up the pot today...we're going to answer
a question many of my kitty friends have asked?
"Madi why do you love K9's so much"?..
Well scroll down for the answer.....

I, Madi, am a member of

THE North Carolina State University WOLFPACK.

My love of K9's was inherited from Mom and Dad
Today Mom and I are sharing some very pretty pictures of Carter Finley Stadium aka

WOLFPACK COUNTRY

(you may click to enlarge any of these pictures)

I wish everyone could see these magnificent Wolf sculptures. This is actually a fountain
but due to our very long, hot and dry summer we are conserving the water.
The next picture explains what each Wolf sculpture represents.


Mr. Dick Idol is the artist and a NC native and a former NCSU football legend.

We have lots of NCSU PRIDE in Mr. Idol's artistic abilities!!!

This will tell you a little bit about Wolfpack Turf



Thank you for coming by for Pot Luck Friday.
Madi and Mom

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday Theme Song #2

'Have You (N)Ever* Been Mellow'
Song by the Lovely:Olivia Newton-John
Lyrics by JohnFarrar
There was a time when I was in a hurry as you are, I was like you
There was a day when I just had to tell my point of view, I was like you
Now I don't mean to make you frown

No, I just want you to slow down...

Have you ever been Y(m)ELLOW


Have you ever let someone else be strong
Running around as you do with your head up in the clouds, I was like you

Have you ever had time to lay back, kick your shoes off
close your eyes, I was like you. Now you are not hard to understand
You need some one to take your hand
Have you ever been mellow????
We thank Hootin' Anni for sponsoring this fun day.
*While looking for the lyrics we saw both 'never' and 'ever'....

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday Madi 'Mood' eyes & Harley update

Blue eye, green eye why two colors in one picture????
Gold eyes taken directly after the picture above different angle
They reflect the many moods of Madi
UPDATE ON HARLEY:
Mom and I thank you all for your kind wishes and thoughts for Harley....I, Madi, do love him from afar and want him well!!! Good news the worst thing they feared was not an issue...it would not have been treatable. He does have a pretty aggravating digestive issue in the early stages called megacolon but there is a new med they will try to help control that.
His liver and kidneys look good too. Now to get the little guy to gain some weight.
He seems to be digesting canned food much better than kibble so for now and until he puts on some weight that will be his food of choice. Mom and I think Harley paid the Vet to tell his Mom that she really doesn't like the smell of canned food. MOL!!!
AND the best news is Harley has another entire fanny club up here at this VET...they all think he is adorable.
Thanks again for your good wishes.
Madi and Mom

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

MOM MAY I....

PRETTY PLEASE, WITH SUGAR & CREAM & KITTY CAT KISSES

BORROW THE CAR

TO GO SHOPPING...I NEED SOME STUFF.... YES I'LL USE ALL THE DISCOUNT THINGIES ON THE KEY RING AT ALL THE APPROPRIATE STORES
AND I'LL BE VERY CAREFUL TO KEEP MY PAWS ON THE KEYS AT ALL TIMES
IS THAT A YES???

THANK YOU. I'LL WEAR MY SEAT BELT AND ONLY PUT ONE PAW ON THE
ACCELERATOR!!
NOTE FROM MADI TO ALL MY BFFs: WHOOPEE...Be waiting on the curb...I'll swing by all of your homes as per our previous arrangement. Shhhhh don't tell your moms. I'll be sure you all get home before breakfast.
****
Update on Madi and Harley (written Monday afternoon).
Harley (and his peeps) had a very long and unpleasant trip to Raleigh. Harley gets car sick. Harley's mom was very prepared though. He was in his big travel carrier and they were able to switch him to another carrier. Due to is digestive issues they could not use any meds to help with the carsickness. As soon as they got him settled in his room we left him to rest and catch up on his eating.As of this writing there has not been a face to face meeting. Madi has, however, been kind enough to sit has his door and hiss at him. Harley's doctor's appt. is tomorrow at 10 am in Cary.We hope and pray they can find an answer to all of this PRECIOUS little boy's issues.
We love this sweet little guy to bits!!! Even after all he has been through over the last 2 months his disposition is 200% delightful Cornish Rexness!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Steeple Sunday # 26 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox

During the late 1890s and early 1900s many immigrants from Greece and other parts of Eastern and Southern Europe came to the United States. In 1896 one of first of the Greek immigrants arrived in Raleigh. He found the the capital of NC to be a segregated yet thriving town of 13,000. During the first decade of 1900s other Greeks joined him. Nearly all were self-employed. They setlted into Raleigh's business district and residential neighborhoods forming Raleigh's Greek American Community. The first Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church was located in the 200 block of Pearson Street. The building was completed in 1938.
By the 1960's Holy Trinity's parish had outgrown the Person Street Church Building.
A church committe was formed to look for a site to build their new church.
Between 1974 and 1983 the parishioners built the new Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
on Leadmine Road. The information I found on the church calls it an architectural gem modern in design and function.
As you look at the following pictures, I'm sure you will agree.
What an inviting front entrance. The entire building is white with are red tile roof.

Lovely stained glass windows, strong columns
and this very beautiful tower...you might notice the small white sign in front of the tower.
That is a Raleigh Building permit. It looks like there will be more additions to this beautiful Church.
Each fall the parishioners host a Greek Festival for the public. The social hall, with its fully equipped kitchen, is used weekly for hospitality after Sunday services and for preparing food for the Annual Greek Festival which is held at the NC State Fair Grounds.
To say the food is scrumptious, is an understatement!!
When attending the Festival one is entertained by Greek Folk Dancing and music.
A good time is had by all.
Our weekend company will be arriving soon so mom and I might not be visiting may blogs today.
Harley cat will be sequestered in the computer room until he gets acclimated.