Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Here's the thanksgiving pics plus the weekend following-mandie was in town, enjoy.

apples, onions, rosemary, sage and cinnamon sticks. Mmm (turkey 1)

Paul dealt with the touching of the raw turkey

...still raw- but you can see the goodness.
bacon, maple and sage (turkey 2)

Paul also carved them.

Me controlling the counter top



Aw. Shotzye says 'hi'
Hot cider. tasted good. real good.
lookie! mama kath and sissy sharayah!

centerpiece alert!

My mom and jamie enjoying their grub.

The Haggerty clan!

The Ebner ladies (though I am not one any longer...)

Leeloo is nice.

sleepy turkey people.

Leeloo's 1st SNOW!!

we went on a winter walk...
...and took wintery pictures
then leeloo's teeth became the topic
!!look how little!!

mandie liked sponge candy :)

Hope you had a great thanksgiving too!


Monday, November 19, 2007


Well.  Paul and I have been having serious issues with the Internet...as you can see through lack of posts.  Not to mention we are getting ready to have paul's family (5 people), my sister (flyin' in from good ol' California), my mom and her bf, and of course paul and me (plus 2 kittcats) in for the holidays. It will be a full house.  I have been cooking and cleaning like a mad woman to prepare for this and, fear not! I will post pictures of all that goes down on this Thanksgiving afterwards.  My sister and sister-in-law are going to be staying for black friday where we will surely take on erie with a vengeance.  I will be getting a laptop for myself :) and gifts for the family.  

I hope you all have a great and thankful thanksgiving :D


Sunday, November 11, 2007


Last night we went to an art exhibition put on by our school in downtown Erie. To start the night we went out with Paul's coworker and his girlfriend to Oscars Pub for some tasty dinner. I got a turkey reuben with homemade chips and Paul got the, much talked about, fish sandwich. It was really yummy! Then we headed off to 'Chimera' at the Erie Art Museum Annex. Swanky times. We noshed on some tuscan themed snacks, checked out the art and watched a couple bands perform. We headed out around 10:45...and on the way out of Erie we had the car in front of us T-bone another car. That was a little freaky- I hope everyone made it out ok... So that was our night. It was fun- Oh and Paul got to see the tickets he designed in action! And his t-shirts too! He got one for free :) they went over really well!!

Saying bye-bye to Leeloo before we went out.

The art work

Close up of Bob's sculpture

Paul Hammin it up

Me hammin too.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

New shoes... snow

Well I bought some new shoes. And I like 'em. So I will show you some pictures :)

Now for the more serious task at hand. The snow. I don't like it and I'm not ready for it. But it comes anyways.

Oh and here is the infamous picture of Shotzye falling off the chair since she was moving so strange with her costume on.

Tonight Paul and I are going to go to the Chimera Soiree at the art museum- Paul designed the shirts that are for sale there- and the tickets to get in too! So Ill post some pics of tonight later.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Happy Hallos-ween!

For Halloween this year, Paul and I stayed in and watched movies. Spooky movies too- 28 Weeks Later and Disturbia. They were really good actually!! And the whole time we ate candies and dressed up the kitty's. enjoy the pics!

I made samoas since no girl scouts came to sell them, and I really wanted some...



Shotzye asked if she could be a bee so we had to search high and low to find her this little outfit!

She liked it........

Leeloo was an elephant. A blue one.

She is imitating an elephant here.

She wanted some of our cotton candy!!

Monday, October 29, 2007


I took leeloo to the vets and all the workers were in shock at what a well behaved baby she is!! It was partially due to her sickness, but when I bring 'her pillow' she is in heaven and very content. The Dr. said that he has never seen an infection so bad from the surgery she got...so that sucked. But he felt her belly and took her temp (not fun.) and concluded that her infection is external only and has not gone internal yet. He put her on a high dose of amoxicillin and needs to see her again in 3 days, less if it does not improve. So the doc was really cool and did the appointment for free (and all others that pertain to this infection will be free too) and also did not have the ladies at the front desk charge me for a new e-collar. Yay!! So anyways, hopefully leeloo will get better so she does not have to go back again tomorrow! Until next time...

Me and Leeloo's earsie's

Trying to lick her wound.

Puss and blood (after the doc cleaned it even!)

Poor Kitty.

Today is a sad day. Leeloo is very sick.

She would not stop biting at her belly and pulling on the stitches this weekend, not to mention she was reunited with Dolly (her sister) so they played around for two days straight. This resulted in her cut becoming very red and bloody towards the bottom, where she could reach it. On Saturday night it got worse and started to pus some...so we got up early on Sunday and went to Petsmart to get her a Elizabethan collar. We came home and put it on her (not fun--she HATES IT) and then drove back up to edinboro. She slept the drive back, which was around 1pm until 10 pm last night, got up to get a drink of water then went right back to sleep. Now this would be normal if I were talking about Shotzye, but Leeloo NEVER sleeps like this. Even the day we brought her back from getting dual surgeries she was running around, not sleeping through the night...now we can barely wake her up :( So anyways, I called the vet and got an appointment at 1:40pm, (in like 20 mins from now) So I will put an update of what the vet says later tonight. This is so sad.

Crying because of her collar...

So starts the sleeping

Bad booboo.

And Shotzye with her new, maroon BOW collar!! YIPES :)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Photo SHOOT!

Paul and I have a friend, Brandon aka Brando, from back in the day (...highschool) who just transfered up to edinboro with us. He is a photo major and does fantastic portraiture. He asked Paul and I if he could come over to our place to photograph us, we obliged. He takes photos on a film (not digital) camera and then scans the negitives into his computer, thusly creating a sweet grainy film appearance. yum. Here is a sample of what came out of our little photo shoot:

We are movie stars.

I like it.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Paul and I had to get Leeloo fixed this week and it was sad :( Just dropping her off was sad to do, she was really well behaved though and kept her cool when there were three big dogs in the room with us. So I dropped her off around 7am on Wednesday and then came home, they called me about an hour later to tell me that she did have an inguinal hernia (just as I had suspected...I'm a doctor now :D) and so I gave them the go ahead to do that surgery in conjunction with her spaying. They also told me she weighs a whopping 5lbs 9 oz *gasp...* that's actually really skinny...what can I say??, she eats all she wants and she has the body of a 15 yr old boy, be jealous. So anyhoo, she then went into surgery and was out by 2pm. She had to stay overnight and that was the saddest part for Paul and me. We missed her, and so did Shotz!! Shotzye cried out for Leeloo a couple times, and had an all around sad demeanor. (i don't make this up kids, this is the real deal). This morn around 10 am we got to go pick her skinny bum up and it was super exciting! Like Christmas morning :) yeehoo!! Her belly is all shaved and spotted, plus she has a new addition, a 4in incision , but despite these obstacles, she remains hyper as always and played with Shotzye first thing...does she feel no pain?? Seriously, does she have that disorder?? I kid, I kid. Here are some picys of her darned booboo.
Leeloos belly before the surgery

Shotzye needs lovin since Leeloo is gone.

OHNO! There is her cut!

"But...but I was real scared once you left me..."

This aint gonna hold me back! (climbing in the kitchen)