Friday, May 12, 2006

It's Friday Again ...

Hello Friends ...

It has been a looooong week in Meow's household, without Chicky there to amuse me and keep me out of mischief. I will be heading off to school in an hour, as the bus is due back about 3 - 3.30pm, and the Grade 6ers will be back from their week long camp. I can't wait to see her again. It feels like ages, longer than a week (well, really only 5 days) since I saw her last. I hope she had an amazing time, and has heaps of stories to tell us, and lots of photos to share.

I received a postcard today, from Jean-Luc Picard. It shows The International Convention Centre in Birmngham, England. It looks like a spectacular place. Thank you Jean-Luc for the wonderful postcard.

I also received a wonderful package from DaybyDay. She called it a S'Mores Kit, stating everyone needs to experience them once in a lifetime. It contains Graham Crackers, Marshmallows and Hershey Bars. Apparently I need to make a sort of sandwich with the crackers, marshmallow and chocolate, all melted together .... mmmmm, sounds delicious. I will try it out later with Chicky, when she comes home. I don't have a campfire at the moment, but the recipe on the marshmallow packet suggests using the microwave. That I do have !!! Thank you so much, DaybyDay, for the fun package ... it is very much appreciated. It seems DaybyDay noticed a comment I made somewhere (maybe on her blog, or mine ... I can't remember) that I didn't know what Graham Crackers were. I can see myself putting on a couple of pounds, just trying this interesting concoction ... oh well, it's all in the name of new experiences, isn't it !!

Well, it is Friday afternoon. The weekend is almost here, again. It is Mother's Day here on Sunday, and we are going over to my parent's place for a BBQ. Should be a wonderful day. I love Mother's Day ... where would we all be withough our Mum's ???

Anyway, friends, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and all you Mums, have a wonderful Mother's Day.

Take care,



Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Have a wonderful reunion with Chicky; I’m sure she has a lot to share about camp.

The picture of the cat looking in the mirror is great! I think that Alex sees a similar reflection when he views his feline self.

Dick said...

If you like chocolate you will LOVE some-mores. You can probably kind of guess by the name, because it is real hard to not eat some more of them once you start. The big discussion is whether or not the marshmellows should be burned or just browned.

I am sure Chicky had a great time. It is interesting that our kids went to a week long camp in the sixth grade while in the Auburn School District here, too. They went in the spring, not long before the end of the school year. And they had fun.

Do enjoy your weekend as I hope all Mothers will. I will be in Spokane with my brother & his family for the holiday. It will be hard as it's another of those firsts for me without Annie.

Meow said...

Nick ... thank you. She is home, and very tired ... exhausted, really. She looks a wreck, but has had a fabulous time. I'm sure when she gets some long overdue sleep, she will be more forthcoming with stories ... at the moment, I think she just needs to rest.

Dick ... mmmmmm the S'Mores are delicious. I made them in the microwave, because I don't have a fireplace, and the camp-fire is not happening right now !! They must taste even better when they are browned over a fire.
Chicky had a wonderful time ... she is still a bit quiet, but is starting to talk more. The poor kids were all really subdued when they got out of the bus ... exhausted !!
I hope your weekend goes well, Dick. I know Annie is always in your thoughts, and time such as this can be difficult.

Take care, friends. Have a wonderful weekend ... Meow

megz_mum said...

Hi there, I am sure camp was more than wonderful!
Enjoy Mother's Day on Sunday.

Chloe said...

enjoy mother's day. and that picture you posted is wonderful. I am sure mainly cats have this ability to see themselves as lions.

Meow said...

Megz Mum ... yes, she totally enjoyed camp, but is glad to be home. I think she needs sleep.
I hope you enjoy Mother's Day, too ... it is this weekend, also?

Chloe ... thank you. I don't know, there are plenty of men out there who see themselves as more than what they are ...

Have a great weekend, and Happy Mothers Day. Take care, Meow

Alice said...

Birmingham IS a gorgeous place in many ways. So gorgeous in places that at times it can cancel out the ugliness one can see anywhere in this day and age.

England is like that.

I especially like it in Birmingham by the canals. If I can I'll take some pictures with Mike's digital camera and email them over to you.

Glad she'll be back soon. Bet she had a blast, but it's always nice to return to your loving home.


DayByDay4-2Day said...

I'm glad you two enjoyed them. If you decide to roast the marshmellows I suggest melting the chocolate then dipping the marshmellow prior to making the sandwhich. That way all is goey!

I'm going to try and see myself today as a lion in that mirror. I've been seeing a pitiful woman lately.

Have a great Mothers day.

Michelle said...

Have a super weekend :o)

Meow said...

Alice ... I often see very contradictory pictures of various places in England ... both the beauty and the not-so-nice. I guess we have areas like that in all countries ... I know we have areas like that here, too.
Chicky is home, had a great time, and is ready for bed !!

DaybyDay ... I can see you as the handsome lion or lioness. It is all a matter of pereception, I feel. Just look deeply, and that lion will come out !! Thanks again, friend ... the S'Mores are wonderful, and so are you.

Take care, Meow

Meow said...

Michelle ... we must have been commenting at the same time.
Thank you, you too !!
Take care, Meow


Nice postcard. I like your picture of the cat and the lion. Yes you may look small to others but when you look at yourself, you see someone big and great.
I'm sure chicky had a lot of fun.
Happy Mother's Day to you and have a nice weekend.

Devil Mood said...

That's great: back with your daughter for mother's day :) This is really silly because mother's day over here was last's confusing.
Hmmm candy :)

angel, jr. said...

Have a good weekend!!!

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

Have a wonderful Mother days Meow..hope you give chicky a bug hug when she gets home:)

Sudiegirl said...

MEOW, indeed!

Great site! You use the same template I do. Great minds must think alike, I guess...

FTS sent me, BTW.

I'll be back.


Meow said...

Fridays Child ... thank you. Chicky did have a lot of fun.

Devils Mood ... thank you, it's a shame holidays and special days like that aren't uniform the world over.

Angel ... thank you.

Bossy Britches ... oh, I gave her the biggest hug and kiss ... and she gave me one back, too. We were so pleased to see each other.

Sudiegirl ... thank you for visiting. I'll be over to see your blog soon.

Thank you friends for your comments. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and happy mother's day to those who are mums !!
Take care, Meow

Badoozie said...

i'm so excited. i can't wait to send all you guys packages. just stuff. wonderful stuff. all free of course. all stuff i found laying around the house. real good stuff man.

Meow said...

Susie ... you are funny !!! Hope the last couple of projects are going well. Soon you will be free, yay !!!
Take care, friend ... Meow

Granny said...

S'mores are great.

Happy Mother's Day.

Meow said...

Granny ... mmmmmm, S'Mores sure are yummy !!!
Take care, Meow

Nasty Nashe said...

i love that pic in the previous post...and i totally dig the lion-in-the-mirror thing.

way fierce.
take care, me0w.

Maddy said...

Have a wonderful day on
Mother's day and i love
graham crackers with
chocolate...and marshmallows
and tea...

SkyeBlue2U said...

Cool postcards! Have a nice weekend! :)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It was my pleasure to send you the card; thanks for yours as well.

FTS said...

Oh man. Now I'm sunddenly craving S'mores. Gee thanks. :p

Ebun said...

I'm glad Chicky is back and had a wonderful day at camp. Have a wonderful day on mother's day.

True Blue Guy said...

Lovely quote - Have a wonderful mother's day


Viamarie said...

May God fill your Mother's Day with lots of love.


Meow said...

Smitten Kitten ... there are some really interesting and cute cat pictures around. I'm having fun looking for them !!

Maddy ... thank you. They are too yummy !!

Skyeblue ... thank you, you too !!

Jean-Luc ... thank you.

FTS ... well, why don't you have some !! I'll share with you !!

Ebun ... she had a wonderful time, thank you.

True Blue Guy ... thank you.

Thanks friends, and to all of you having Mothers Day today, I hope you have a good one. For everyone else, have a wonderful Sunday.

Take care, Meow

Meow said...

Viamarie .. you must have been commenting as I was !!
Thank you. I hope you have a wonderful day, also.
Take care, Meow

dragonflyfilly said...

Hi Meow, rec'd your postcard yesterday, thanks!!! it is beautiful...sorry i have not mailed yours yet...sitting here on my desk....soon....

well, HAPPY MOTHERS'S DAY for tomorrow!

Diane said...



I hope you and Chickie and hubby have a GREAT Mother's Day!!! :-)

Cathy said...

Happy Mothers' Day, Meow! xo

Saur♥Kraut said...

Happy Mother's Day! ;o)

Heidi said...

Happy Mothers Day..Hope your having a great day and weekend.

Reverberate58 said...

Happy Mother's Day. S'mores are the best! But to really experience them the marshmellows have to be burned!!

Happy Mother's Day

Meow said...

Dragonflyfily ... wow, that was quick. Glad you like it !!

Diane ... thank you.

Cathy ... thank you.

Saurkraut ... thank you.

Heidi ... thank you.

Reverberate ... thank you. I wondered whether having charred or browned marshmallows would enhance the flavour. Gotta try it.

Thank you, friends, for all your loving Mothers Day Wishes. I hope your mothers day went well, or that your weekend went well if it wasn't mothers day.

Take care, Meow

momyblogR said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Meow said...

Momyblogr ... thank you.
Take care, Meow

Tab said...

How did you like your smores?
We make them when we go camping,
even at home over the bbq sometimes.Nothing beats the hot melted marshmellow melting the chocolate between two crispy sweet graham crackers..mmmm...emm...mmm!

Meow said...

Tab ... The smores are absolutely divine !!! I have only tried them with the marshmallows microwaved (as it says on the packet !!), but I imagine they taste even better with the marshmallows browned over the fire ... mmmmmm, got my taste buds going !!
Take care, Meow

Kylee said...

I remember going to 6th grade camp..the first time being away from my parents to somewhere other than families...I hope she had a grand time and had wonderful stories and experiences to remember forever!!

Meow said...

Kylee ... thank you. It seems she had a wonderful time. A week later she still keeps thinking of things to tell us.
Take care, Meow