Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

After Ike: Project Updates

The porch is rebuilt and painted

Screens are going UP!!

The tile is purchased and delivered.
It's very pretty!

The roofer dropped off some samples.
We chose one called
"windswept grey"

Quite appropriate.....don't you think?

Wedding Pics

A LOT of people were taking pictures but nobody has sent me any yet!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tummy Tuesday: Angel

Well, she didn't show her tummy or even let me pet her
but she did let me get a picture and it was good to
see my pretty Angel so happy in her forever home

It's Tummy Tuesday
every Tuesday at
LisaViolet's Diary

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Just Some Random Pics

We stopped in San Antonio briefly on the way to Mom's.
This is the Christmas tree in Alamo Square

Lexie made a gingerbread house

In Austin now, Lezley poses at the rehearsal dinner

John practices giving the bride away

Sunset over Lake Travis

Tonight is the wedding!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Parents of the Bride

The gifts are wrapped up. The cat sitter is set up. The suitcases are packed up and we we are headed out the door.

Lots of family celebrations topping off with Chandra's wedding this weekend.
What a neat way to end a stressful year.
I'll post pics as time allows.

Merry Christmas my friends!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Work Related: After Ike

Sorry to be slow with the posts.
I am very busy with work right now.

Along with my usual transferring, moving up and investor clients I have four hurricane Ike families I am working with. These folks lost their homes to storm surge. There is literally nothing left. One client said.."the house was just a house but the losing the contents broke our hearts".

It's just very humbling.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008

Tis the Season

Angel sent her LOST kittens some Christmas surprises.

Angel and Shepard

One of the Kings look like Rico and is
that Kate with the drum?

Speaking of Kate it looks like she
left baby Jesus Kitty a little gifty

Caterwaulers, I mean Carolers

Our little blue tree complete with kitty size stockings
And cards from online kitty friends

Merry Catmus!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

My New Snowman

I treat myself to a new snowman every year.
I couldn't resist this guy!

You Know You Have Too Many Cats When>>>

You catch yourself making a calendar documenting whose claws got clipped on what day so you don't miss
anykittie's very important manicures.

Baby Rico June 2006

After Ike Update: The Roof

Well, we finally got the roof guy over and it is worse than we thought.
Unless I can get the insurance to pay more than the $1700 check they already sent, the Cantina may have to go on hold for awhile.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Show Her The Money!

I was in Target this afternoon and gosh there were a lot of tired and screaming kids but this one little girl really caught my attention.

She couldn't have been more 2 and was throwing a total shit fit.

"I want Mommy" "I want Mommy" "I want Mommy"

Well, I look over she appeared to be with Mommy already and my first thought was OhMyGod is that child being stolen?
Then I realized she was screaming.

"I want MONEY"

Well....Hell, don't we all?

Work Related: My Second Worst Fear Comes to Pass

I'm showing this house today and as I open the door I say.
"They didn't tell me if this is vacant or not, so let me knock first"
I do knock, then retrieve the key and slowly open the door.
I see there is stuff, so I loudly announce our presence not once but THREE times.
I turn to my client and say
"one of my biggest fears is finding someone asleep in a bed"
I reach the master ahead of the clients and guess what I found? guessed.

Now, maybe you are wondering what my first worst greatest fear is?
So I will tell you.
It's finding a dead body in a closet.

I'll let you know....

Friday, December 05, 2008

Friday Cat Blogging: Kate

Katie has boarded the
The Friday Ark
and don't miss Sunday's
Carnival of the Cats hosted this week at
Mind of Mog
See you there!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

On The Island: The Show Must Go On

Galveston's annual Dickens on the Strand celebration takes place this weekend, despite heavy damage to the the historical district post hurricane Ike.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Tummy Toes and Tail Tuesday: Charlie

No Kitty wanted to show off a tummy today,
but here are some toes and a tail.
Charlie thinks he's hiding

It's Tummy Tuesday
every Tuesday at
LisaViolet's Diary

Monday, December 01, 2008

After Ike: Cantina Update

The kids were here for the holiday
so I got some helpers

It looks weird right now, but
I have a vision