Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Happy Spring from North Carolina

Saturday, July 23, 2011

IT IS ALL ABOUT MeMe

MeMe

I would like to thank the most gorgeous Princess Jasmine for tagging me to participate in this MeMe...and you know Me..if it is about Me that is ok fine by Me.


1. Where do you like to hang out?
Princess J  I'm a Diva so it depends on my mood, the placement of the sun and moon, the alignment of the stars...ooops I got off track...but mostly I hang out any place I please.  Mom says I'm like the proverbial 500 lb gorrila I go where ever I want....MOL
2. Who is your kitty crush?
Princess J I have a one particular mancat Pirate suitor, Cap'n Ripley, who writes me poetry which makes my lady cat heart go pitter patter. However, as previously stated, I'm a Diva, and I'm a firm believer in equal opportunity to all the mancats in blogville who are in my sights at any given time.
3. What is your favourite scent?
Princess J even though I'm a Diva, I run like a 300 lb quaterback being chased by all the members of the opposing team when I smell
the stinky goodness of Fancy Feast.
4. What is your favourite tv show?
Princess J I especially enjoy watching Must love Cats on Animal Planet
5. What is your favourite movie?
Princess J of course I like any and all movies starring felines;however, I identify most with Cleopatra. She was a diva just like me.
6. What is the best piece of feline wisdom?
Princess J I have learned over the years that it is a big no no to jump on the peeps bladder in the wee hours of the night. I learned very early they don't have a litter box in bed.  They are quite unappreciative of my loving in the middle of the night.

I would like to invite anyone who has not participated in this fun MeMe to copy the questions to your blog.  It is quite enjoyable to talk about yourself.

Respectfully submitted
Madi

Friday, July 22, 2011

LOOK WHERE I AM

YEPPERS I'M UNDER THE BED
BUT
WHY?
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I'M HIDING FROM THE AIR CONDITIONING TECHNICIAN.
THE LAST TIME ONE OF THEM CAME, I WAS NAPPING ON THE PEEP'S BED.  HE HAD THE AUDACITY 
TO RUB MY HEAD.  NO SIR'RE BOBTAIL HE WON'T BE DOING THAT THIS TIME

NOTE FROM MOM:  MADI SPEAKS THE TRUTH.  HER DAD TOLD ME THE
FELLOW WENT INTO THE BEDROOM TO CHECK THE VENT HE DID RUB HER HEAD.  HE SAID THE LOOK ON MADI'S FACE WAS PRICELESS.  THE HOTS RETURN THIS WEEK SO WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE OUR A/C IN PERFECT WORKING ORDER.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thursday (Beach)Theme Song: KOKOMO



We thank Hootin Anni for sponsoring

Today's featured song is Kokomo by The Beach Boys...and it just so
happens Mom has some NC beach pictures.  Kokomo is one of Mom's favorite songs, she loves the beat, the words and the visual images she sees when she hears it.
 
Aruba, Jamaica, North Carolina, oooh I wanna take ya
Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama, Key Largo,
Montego baby why don't we go

Bodies in the sand, tropical drink melting in your hand
We'll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band
down in Kokomo North Carolina

Way Down to Kokomo North Carolina, we'll get there fast
and then we'll take it slow that is where we want to go
Way down to Kokomo North Carolina
To Martinique, that Monserrat North Carolina mystique


Note from Mom:  You know you are on the Southern Coast of NC when you
see Spanich Moss hanging in the trees


We'll pull out to see and we'll perfect our chemistry
by and by we'll defy a little bit of gravity
Give me a tropical contact high
Way down in Kokomo North Carolina
I wanna catch a glimps of the early evening sun setting on the
Port Au Prince Atlantic Ocean

Please click on this vide to hear the Beach Boys sing Kokomo like no one else can.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

RED BALLS

Madi: Mom are these red balls for me to play with
Mom: NOOOOOOOOOOOO they aren't balls they are fresh tomatoes.


Madi: I DIDN'T QUITE HEAR YOU,WHAT DID YOU SAY?
 
 MADI: THIS ONE IS THE PURFECT SIZE
I THINK I'LL ROLL IT TO THE FLOOR
MOM: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 MADI: OK I'LL GET DOWN BUT
IF YOU DON'T WANT ME TO PLAY WITH THE RED BALLS YOU SHOULD PUT THEM AWAY.
Note from Mom:  All of my Dad's tomatoes are ripening at one time. I wish we could give you all some of them.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bald Head Island Lighthouse: Vacation pics #2

Good Morning all, I think I'll wash my face while Mom takes over the blog to tell you all about Bald Head Island Lighthouse.
I've already heard the story and frankly it sounded like all they did was climb steps and sweat profusely.  I'm glad I stayed home.
Ok Mom it is your turn.....
Thanks Madi.....
Bald Head Island Lighthouse is also called Old Baldy
because the river pilots used to stand on the dunes watching for ships that needed help.  Eventually the dunes became so worn down they looked like a bald head...thus Old Baldy.
 It was the first lighthouse structure in North Carolina and was completed and lit in 1795.  It was built too close to the Cape Fear River which caused erosion issues. The new octagonal tower was completed and first illuminated in 1817.  The cost of the new tower was $16,000.00.  The base is 36' wide, it is 109' tall and is made of brick and coated with cement.
 Front door leading into the interior.
 The interior walls at the base are 5' thick.  At its top is is 14.5' wide and the walls are 2' thick
 Steps to the top photo below details the statistics of Old Baldy
 I took this picture from the first floor looking 109' up to the cupola of the lighthouse. The dark spot at the in the center is the very top
This was the beginning of the 108 steps that  my hubby and I were determined to climb.  There were 5 landings
 and last but not least the 9' ladder we had to climb  to get to the cupola. The opening into the cupola was just barely wide enough for my hubby to squeeze through but it lead to these fantastic views.Yes that is my reflection in the glass. 

 By the time we arrived at the top we were absolutely dripping wet...to say it was H O T was an understatement. There was no ventilation at the top. My brain was so fried I didn't even think to take a photo of the cupola opening until I was at the bottom.  Sorry but I was not climbing back up 108 steps...use your imagination...
Back in the 1700's they made their own bricks on the island.  This is a brick making contraption.
 Replica of the lighthouse keeper's kitchen which was in a separate building from the lighthouse and his home just in case there was a fire.
 Old Baldy has always been one of my favorite lighthouses but this was my first visit.  I cannot take enough pictures of it. Nor can I believe I climbed to the top


 Fort George on Bald Head Island was a Revolutionary War Fort per the below sign.  "It  was constructed by the British troops in 1776 to defend the island and their warships.
American forces attacked the fort but were repulsesd in early September 1776.  This was believed to be the first amphibious operation in American military history."
Bald Head Island is 14 miles long.  The beaches are some of the most pristine in the N.C.  It is only accessible by ferry. No private vehicles are allowed on the island. The ferry leaves the from Deep Point Marina in Southport, NC every hour on the hour and departs from the Island on the half hour.  The ferry operates 365 days a year.  Hours of operation vary with the seasons. Once there you may either walk or rent golf carts during your stay. There are a few year round residents on the island; however, it is mostly a vacation destination.   There are approximately 76 locations for accommodations and there is an island real estate agency.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I SPY SOME MORE PLATES

HAPPY SUNDAY!!
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME MORE FUN PLATES?

1. V8HUNTER, Likes V8 Juice
2. BN-JAM-N, Benjamin
3. JOHND3RD,John Deer or John D the 3rd??
4. DISH
5. SUNWHIP
6.GOHUSKRS, Go Huskers
7.TOPLESS (on a Corvette)
8. NOVLS4U,Novels for you
9.MOMMIA 3, there are 2 other mommias
10.CHEM4VAC
11. ILONA, no clue
12.IAMUR2, I am you are too
13. APOLOGIA,no clue
14. SHASTER
15. ISHTIME,  Ish Time
As in 3ish or 3 o'clock. This is on Mom's friend's car.
16. BALFROG, No clue
17. RIC-ROD
18. GOLF-CAT
19. CHOBA ML, on a Mercedes ML
20. LOVEMYG6, On a Ponitac G6
21.GALLIVAN
22. WOO! Carolina Hurricanes Fan
This is what they saying during the NHL games here
23. DANASMOM
24. DESIGN
25.REACHING, ??
26. MEMES4, Maybe a grandma to 4??