Friday, May 25, 2007

One Year Ago Today...

...Harlie was still brand new in our home. In fact, she did not even have a name yet. We had just begun to spend more time together and were really building our relationship. Inspired by something that Max had done on his blog, Mom took a picture of us eating dinner one night. The first picture is the one she took last year, in our old apartment. She actually got a little choked up looking at how small Harlie was back then. The next picture shows us now. Harlie is really quite the lady cat now. Thanks Max and Buddah for this idea!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

We have Toes on Tuesday

Mattingly Toes:

Harlie Toes:

Friday, May 18, 2007

Once again...

... we are swamped over here!!! Mom is frantically trying to finish her dissertation because now she has these potential jobs lined up and her defense has been moved up by 4 weeks!! Both Mom and Dad were very sick this week, but fortunately on separate days. Even so, Harlie and I split duty... I tended to Dad while Harlie tended to Mom. Mom had to administer and grade a final exam (while sick). Dad has been working like crazy. We STILL haven't posted about unpacking and the cool stuff about our new apartment. We have to post about the cool charms we got from ML, Missy, and KC. We need to plan a party because we all sort of forgot Harlie's gotcha day, and I'm sure we'll all sort of forget my birthday at the end of the month (no hard feelings though). Mom has a new feature she wants to set up one day a week on our blog. We have squillions of pictures to show and about 10 Thursday 13 ideas. I haven't talked about the Yankees at all. And we've been tagged a few times for the meme!! Forget having the time to comment on everyone else's blogs!!!

So to sum up... we are all ok, but very busy. We have lots of cool stuff in store for everyone. We hope to be blogging more often soon!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

It worked!

Thanks everykitty for your crossed paws and well-wishes!! It looks like Mom is going to get the job! They are going to make her an offer next week!! The job would start in September, and they have asked her to also teach a class this summer!! We are so excited that we completely forgot that yesterday was Harlie's gotcha day! Fortunately, Harlie forgives us all, because she forgot too! Mom says we can probably have a party next week to celebrate everything. I hope your calendars aren't already full! I'll post more tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Good Thoughts Please!

Well, we were logging on tonight to leave a quick post, and we let Mom check her email while we were waiting for everything to load. Long story short, we will have to save our original post for tomorrow, because Mom just found out right now (approximately 11pm EST) that she has a job interview tomorrow at 1pm! They said if she can't come in, they could do it by phone since it is such short notice, but she's going to go.

Since Mom will be graduating with her Ph.D. in August, she has been looking for postdoc and adjunct positions. The professor/scientist she has been trying to work out an adjunct position with just sent her an email asking her if she wanted to interview for a full-time assistant professor position. It's only temporary, she would be substituting for another professor, but she would get to teach two classes each semester! Mom is looking forward to really getting into the teaching part of her career, so she is very excited for this opportunity. Even if she doesn't get this position, it will be her first interview for this type of position, so she'll get some valuable experience either way. She's already nervous, so Harlie and I are standing at attention, waiting to see what she needs us to do. Probably she will need some snuggling tonight (that falls to Harlie and I since Dad is working an overnight tonight), but we know if you all think some positive thoughts for her, that will help her greatly too! Thanks everykitty!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Oh so Busy!

Hi Everykitty!

We have been very busy here. Dad has been on vacation, so he and Mom have been doing lots of things around the new apartment. It's really starting to look and feel like home! We have great pictures of unpacking and new stuff, but Mom has to get it off the camera first. Isn't that always the way? Also, Mom and Dad took off for a few days and left us all ALONE! They went to go visit Grandma A. The good thing was that no one was here to quiet Mattingly and me down during our late night crazy times. Also it was good as they left out enough food and water for approximately 28 cats. One water bowl was so big, she might as well just have filled the bath tub!! But towards the end I was afraid they would never come back. Mattingly knew they would, so he helped me to feel better. I can't wait to post pictures of all our new hiding and napping places. In the meantime, here is a picture of me supporting the Yankees! I'm not named after a Yankee, but I'm still a big fan just like my big brother, and Jeter Harris too! My chest and leg furs look a little yellowish in this picture, but I assure you it's just the light. I am very bright and clean! I think we're going to try to have a party in a few weeks and invite everykitty and everyfluffy over, because next week is my GOTCHA day and at the end of the month, Mattingly turns TWO!!! So much exciting stuff!