Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I Have Been Neglectful Again ...

Hello Dear Friends,

I have been neglectful of you all again ... I am so sorry ... please forgive me.

I have been quite busy, and haven't had a lot of computer time this last few days. The weekend was a good one ... Saturday was filled with housework, and some typing. On Sunday Chicky had a dance concert / convention thingy, where we spent all day watching the various dance schools in that organisation do their displays. It was great, but the whole day was gone, and I was really tired, and not at all interested in playing on the computer, when we returned home.

Monday I spend doing computer housework ... backing up, doing spyware and adaware searches, and generally cleaning up and (hopefully) making my computer run quicker and better. No blogging, again. After school, it was a quick-change, then Chicky (and I!!) had a ten-pin bowling party to attend. It was a netball break-up party, and was great fun. Chicky bowled really well (but they had the bumpers up for the kids, so they didn't get any gutter balls !!) Wish us adults had've bowled too, as I looooove to bowl. Oh well, next time !! Then after dinner, the neighbours dropped over, and we discussed plans for the upcoming Broken Hill holiday we are organising for September. Should be fun.

Now on to today ... here I am ... did you miss me ???

Guess what, this appears to be my 200th post ... isn't that an achievement !!! I am so excited, three cheers for me ... hip hip hooray !! (OK, enough of that !!)

We have been having glorious weather ... blue sky and sunshine (although very cold nights and mornings ... yesterday morning my black car was white with frost again !!).

Bambi was doing some climbing in the apricot tree (again !!). I caught a shot of her, but she was already on the way down ... cute pic anyways !!

This next shot is to show you the beautiful blue sky, along with the budding apricot tree ... not particularly exciting, but the sky is gorgeous ... that is how it is today, again ... not a cloud in sight !!

This next one is of the apricot tree (again), and the back of my house. We have a very sparce backyard, not very interesting ... but we love it, anyway !! By the beginning of January, this naked old apricot tree will be weighted down with hundreds of luscious, juicy, yummy apricots. The poor tree is totally neglected, but grows the best fruit ... we have to fight the birds for it all, though !!

Anyway, enough from me. I'm gonna (hopefully) post this quite unoriginal post, and head on out to visit you all. Have a wonderful week.

Take care,



Ed said...

in ancient times cats may have been worshipped, but so was the dung beetle

Meow said...

Ed ... hmmmm, I take it you are not a cat lover !?!?!?

green eyed girl on planet earth said...

what wonderful pics on here , I love the cat in the tree , she looks high. hope you dont ever have to go and get her:}
Your area is beautiful,your house and garden so pretty and flowering trees and bushes , you lucky kitty you .

Congrats on the 200th post , that is double mine , that it is an achivement! I may get there one day :}I really enjoy the comments about chicky and bowling and dancing , sounds like so much fun ,SUPER MOM !
and apricot tree , I wish ! to cold here for that but one can dream haha. Must be like paradise minus fighting the birds :}I pic you in housecoat waving the newspaper at them , cute image !

and yes I missed you as I am sure we all did here in bloggerville :} big bear HuGS ;}
Your friend

Diane said...

Hi, Meow,
Yes, I missed you, my friend! I totally understand, though. I've been busy, too.

We still have some of the hottest weather of the summer ahead of us yet. It probably won't cool off here until at least the middle of October. We'll see....

Bambi is so cute in the apricot tree!

Have a great week, Meow. ;-)

Granny said...

The entire USA has been sweltering. We've cooled off here in CA but it's moved east, as Diane has said.

It's so hard to think of trees budding and blooming. I suppose it must be even stranger for you hearing us talk about our heat waves.

Love the kitty in the tree.

3catsmeow4me said...

I have been bad too, I haven't been visiting either. Sorry. The picture of Bambi on that tree branch is great I love it.

Raggedy said...

Congratulations on the big 200!
Bowling sounded fun...
Yes I missed you!
Great pictures...
Bambi is looking good.
The sky is sooooooo blue it does not look real..It is fabulous..
Yummmm on the fruit....

Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

Reverberate58 said...

I noticed today that I hit my 205th posting! Really getting up there! The pic with pretty kitty Bambi in the tree is great! I even like the angle make kitty look very big and bad! I am not able to sleep so thought going out and about in blogland might make me tired! You sound like you have been having some great time with Chicky! When we don't hear from you because of family that is a good thing!! Have a great day!

Connie and Rob said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. Job well done. Your blog is always a place I love to visit. You always make me feel comfortable.

Love your picture of Bambi in the tree. The sky is lovely.

Take care my friend,

BarBarA said...

Did we miss you? OF COURSE!!! You are one of the sweetest bloggers in the blogosphere! Glad you are getting things done, doesn't that feel great?

Great pics!

poet said...

thanks for coming over even though you have been so busy. what a beautiful blue sky, and i love cats in trees, cats anywhere. have a good day! poet

Michelle said...

Wow, that sky is certainly blue :o)

Meow said...

Greeneyes ... I love your fun loving comments ... sooo funny and cute !! Fortunately, where she was in the tree wasn't too high, although she can climb higher, but always manages to come down again !! It's funny, seeing my home and suburb through all your eyes, has given me a new insight ... it is a beautiful area, and we are very lucky. Thank you so much.

Diane ... thank you. Hope it doesn't get too much hotter for too much longer. Goodness, sounds like the world has gone mad, with heat-waves everywhere (but here !!). Stay cool, friend.

Granny ... lucky you that it has cooled off a bit. Constant day after day heat can be really exhausting. Thank goodness for AC.

3catsmeow4me ... that's cool, we all have lives outside blogging, but it's nice we always come back.

Raggedy ... *giggle* your comments are soooo cute !! Thank you. And yes, the sky looks almost artificially blue ... but no kidding, that's how it is !!

Reverberate ... thank you, and Bambi kitty does look bit and naughty in that tree. Fortunately there were no birds there, as she is too quick sometimes.

Connie ... thank you so much. Your blog is lovely to come to visit, too ... always calming and relaxing.

Barbara ... thank you, that's so sweet. And I have been getting things done.

Poet ... thank you. And it is great fun to see cats anywhere and everywhere (except for those who don't like cats, I spose !!)

Michelle ... yep, it sure is. We love our blue sky here in Melbourne !!

Thanks friends, for all your wonderful comments.
Hope you all have a wonderful week.
Take care, Meow

Peter said...

Hi Meow, good to hear you have a life outside the computer and blogging, spring is on the way!!!

Kali said...

Hi gorgeous! Yes, I've missed you and so glad to have you back. Though don't apologise...life does tend to get in the way of blogging at times..LOL
Glad you had such a good and busy weekend and I am so jealous of your HUGE Apricot tree!! *yummy*
Congrats. also on your 200th post. We are very close, I am about 203.

I hope you're having a lovely evening my friend...Night, night...Kali (:

Merle said...

Hello Meow ~~ Thank you so much for your comments, glad you liked my verse
Yes it is starting to get a little warmer, thank goodness. I cannot get
about much so sitting around, it is
hard to keep warm. Have a wonderful
day. Take care, Merle.

Merle said...

Hi again ~~ Congratulations on your
200th post. That is terrific.
Cheers, Hugs, Merle.

Badoozie said...

that sky is absolutely magnificent. i never see sky that blue because of pollution in our town. if i could see that sky i would be in heaven!

Dawn said...

I long for my car to have frost on it. No joke I will not complain when it's it gets cold it has been a really hot summer here. But that's a long time a way...

Love the pic of your cat in the tree and sky, that is the bluest sky-cool pic!

Stinkypaw said...

Congrats on the 200th post!

Bambi has the "Camouflage" thing down! What a gorgeous coat she has!

Love to have that apricot tree, I'd make myself some serious jams!

Have a great week!

Meow said...

Peter ... *giggle* thanks, but sometimes it may appear that all I do is sit at the computer !!

Kali ... thank you. I never seem to get to do anything with the apricots, as they are usually at their best whilst we are at Bonnie Doon holidaying, after Christmas, so Mum and the neighbours score lots of apricots, and I barely get any ... boohoo !!

Merle ... thank you. Don't you think it already makes you feel happier and freer when the sun is shining and it is a little warmer. Gets the motivation going, I think !!

Susie ... thank you. Fortunately we are about 35 km from town, and the pollution is usually non existent. We are truly blessed with the amazing color of our sky.

Dawn ... thank you. I think I like the in-between seasons of Spring and Autumn, where it is pleasant temperatures, and gorgeous days.

Stinkypaws ... thank you. She does look kind of camouflaged, doesn't she ... never really thought of it !!

Thanks friends, hope you are having a great week.
Take care, Meow

PEA said...

Speaking of being neglectful...here I am, late in reading blogs again! lol Dear meow, where are your priorities??? Don't ya know that blogging comes first above all else???? hehe!! I can understand how busy life can get...I've had a few days like that and it seems now I'm scrambling to find time to read blogs and comment! Congrats on your 200th post...one day I will go back into your archives and read every one of them:-) How lucky you are to have your own apricot tree...yummmm!! I'll trade you one of my apples for one of your apricots!! :-)

Meow said...

Pea ... thank you. Well, in the past few months, blogging had become my priority, but I realised that everything else wasn't being done, so I needed to back off a bit, which I have now done, and don't spend all day on the blog !! It's so easy to do nothing but sit at the computer.
The apricot tree is great ... I'd love an apple tree, too !!
Take care, Meow

Cathy said...

Glad to hear from you; have a great week, Meow.

Alice said...

"... did you miss me ???"

Well, duh!

"in ancient times cats may have been worshipped, but so was the dung beetle"

And the dung beatle and cat are still vital parts of life on earth today.

Shows the ancient ones had some sense, eh?


Love the pictures, as always. Hey, don't apologise for a sparse garden: at least yours is neat. We once got a warning letter from the council to tidy ours up (no rubbish, just an untended garden) or else!

Glad you're still about. I've been neglecting the Bloggersphere too this week, and am only just catching up.

Hmm. I've never actually tried apricot.

Think I'll give it a go and buy one next shopping day.

Have a great day Meow.


Devil Mood said...

Bambi is looking good! I love her coat, she looks wild :)

Lisa said...

What beautiful blue skies! Nice to see you. :)

Tab said...

Don't worry so much about not posting for a few days Meow..
you do have a life and we always appreciate when you do have the time to share here:)
I just love the picture of Bambi up in the Apricot tree!
Hey..bowling by the way,,,rocks!
You keep taking good care of yourself my friend,
Thanks for sharing~

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

i hear ya on the busy part..i have been super busy as well..this having a job is really killing my blogging time..

love your tree..i want an apricot tree now..

Nicole said...

Yeah I missed you... Did you miss me? Sounds like you have been running around like a tornado. I love your apricot tree... do you make anything with the fruit? Happy Blog Anniversary also.. how wonderful. Be good now.. xox

Meow said...

Cathy ... thank you, you too.

Alice ... thank you. I can't believe you've never tried an apricot ... mmmm, they are soooo yummy !!

Devil Mood ... thank you. Bambi not only looks wild, at times she is !!

Lisa ... thank you.

Tab ... thank you. Bowling is so much fun. Hubby, Dad & I were in a bowling leage for years, quite some time ago !! It was terrific.

Bossy Britches ... thank you. You have been way busy, with two jobs and being a mum ... don't know how you do it !!

Nicole ... thank you. No, I usually don't make anything with the fruit, as we are usually away when it ripens fully ... shame !! We usually only get a few.

Thanks friends, enjoy the rest of your week. Take care, meow

LZ Blogger said...

And here I just thought you were being well... shall we say "LAZY?" ;-) ~ jb///

Michael Manning said...

Hey Meow! Glad you are back. Sounds like you had fun. I have two cats on my steet that are Orange in color and very cool. When taking my daily fast walks they sit and stare at me in their driveway! lol!

green eyed girl on planet earth said...

Hi Meow\\\

Miss you
Hope your having fun
Your friend

Meow said...

LZ Blogger ... weeeelllll !! You might be a little right, although I have had heaps to do !!

Michael ... too cute, cats watching you and the world go by !!

Greeneyes ... hi, I miss you too, I am here, just kinda busy !!

Take care, Meow

Chloe said...

i love Bambi!
she has such grace.

Meow said...

Chloe ... thank you, she does, doesn't she.
Take care, Meow