Monday, June 14, 2010

Summertime and the Living is BUSY

Sorry about being pretty quiet for a whole week! I'm back to spurt-blogging (that sounds almost nasty, but it is pretty appropriate.) It seems like we are outside most of the time now and I have tons to do before I can take the time to sit in front of the computer. So I'll give you an all-around update on life at MoonCat Farms where, as the picture below shows - all is well:

The MoonCats doing what cats do best

Mom is doing pretty well. She has gained some strength and has decided to take up scrap booking.  She's making lists (and lists and lists) of supplies she wants from the crafts store. My niece and nephew were here on Friday and they all three had their heads together plotting their next few projects. We're really looking forward to them being around a lot this summer while they're out of school.  They're great kids and a lot of fun to have around.  Mr. MoonCat and I took advantage of them being here with Mom and ran off to do some shopping together and take in a show (Prince of Persia - cute movie and even cuter Jake Gyllenhaal.)

I am way behind on my crafting, my photography, my letter writing, my blog visiting, my bookkeeping, and pretty much everything that isn't related to the garden.  But we've been eating some yummy squash, peas and onions the last few days.  Of course dinner hasn't been until 8pm or after :(

 I have a book review coming up that you'll not want to miss.  I was thrilled to be asked to participate in a TLC Book Tour for Jean Davies Okimoto's The Love Ceiling.  My stop on the tour is scheduled for June 23rd when I will post my review and GIVEAWAY ALERT: the lovely, lovely author has generously provided a copy of this fabulous book for one lucky MoonCat Farms reader!  It was one of those books that I couldn't put down so I'm tickled that one of you will get to enjoy a copy for yourself.  Be ready to get your entry in!

Speaking of upcoming giveaways...For my 200th post in the next week or so, I will run that contest I mentioned to officially name Wedgie.  Keep your eyes open and you could win a special prize!  (I really do enjoy giveaways - especially ones that involve wearing thinking caps..)  Lemon Verbena Lady has already put her hat in the ring with the very creative "Phantom" which could be very interesting when combined with the parents' registered names.....More info coming soon.

Here's a gratuitous photo of Wedgie who is becoming quite the little ham - notice the swishing little broom tail:

Is this my good side?

Mr. MoonCat got to spend some quality time with his folks last weekend as they were visiting in the area.  We'll all get to see them sometime later this week and return the pan that his mom brought filled with delicious lasagna. YUM.  I'm not a big fan of regular over-tomatoed lasagna, but his mom's is the bomb.  We always look forward to it and it never lasts long!  Mom really enjoys it too which is great since her appetite is still more off than on.

The mad scientist, aka Cindy my sister-in-law, is coming up for a day of soap and paper making.  We've both been gathering supplies like crazy so we'll have many hours of crafting and creating.  We're really looking forward to it and then to going out for sushi that evening with our hubbies. 

So that's pretty much it in a nutshell.  Tomorrow I am getting back in the groove with one of my A-Z Herbs posts: E is for Elecampane.  I may just get to the middle of the alphabet by the end of the year :)


  1. I'm exhausted with the overview. You must be exhausted, but happily so! I'm glad I got my entry in early for your beautiful horse! The brain power is slowly going south or is that north? Oh, you know what I mean! See you later. Have a great week!

  2. Wow - you are a busy girl!

    So happy Mom is doing better. Scrapbooking will keep her busy!

    Loved Prince of Persia too - Jake is a doll!

    Looking forward to hearing more about the book, and Wedgie's new name!

  3. Sounds like you are getting off to a great start this summer. Happy to hear your mom is doing better. Loved the photos of the cats and wedgie!


  4. Ladies, thank you for sticking with us! I'm hoping things will fall into a schedule that is manageable sometime soon :)

  5. Glad to hear mom is doing well....

    And I love the Moon Cats pic... they are just soo relaxed :)

    Wedgie is gorgeous!!

    Take things easy....



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