Friday, October 27, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things

It's a fabulous Friday here in the Narayan household. We have a birthday girl to make a big fuss over today. But first, thanks to our host, Lexa Cain, and cohosts: L.G. Keltner and Tonja Drecker!

Are you ready to celebrate Halloween? We've put up some decorations indoors, but have yet to attack the yard. The pumpkins are waiting in the garage to be carved. I swore this year not to go crazy, because my fingers cramp after carving for so long. We'll see if I stick to simple or go for a master-pumpkin-piece.

Halloween pumpkins from 2016. I carved the wolf and scarecrow.

The kids' school attempted to combine Halloween with saying "No" to drugs last week and here's what they were handing out:

Image: Sedona, Instagram

It's supposed to read: Say Boo! to drugs. I'm guessing if someone offers you drugs and you scream BOOL, they will probably leave you alone and assume you've had plenty already. So, hey, this might be sage advice after all.

Speaking of odd food and Halloween, a couple of baby carrots in our bag came out disguised as:

This boot is made for chompin'. And that's just what I'll do. 

A stylish boot and knee. Whoo hoo! But seriously, wouldn't it be fun to have a bunch of odd-shaped carrots to play with? Carrot dolls, carrot animals, the possibilities are endless. 

And now, let's kick up our heels for the birthday girl. Dove is celebrating her 2nd birthday today. I'm seeing cheesecake, catnip, and feathers in her future. Happy Birthday Dove!

Her royal Doveness. 

Forget birthday cards. Print me something useful--like a can of tuna.

Morning conference, part I:

Mr. M: Did you get fed yet? 
Dove: No.
Mr. M: Liar.

Morning conference, part II:

Mr. M: Put the camera away and get out the chow, woman.
Dove: Excuse me, that's my eating spot.

Can't touch this. (Well, actually you can. Dove loves belly rubs.)

Bool! The end.

Do you like decorating for Halloween? Do anything special for your pet's birthdays? Anyone know which Stephen King book features the saying, Bool! The end?


  1. Fluffy cats.
    Bool. That's a new one.
    You did really well with the pumpkins last year.

  2. Love those pumpkins!

    And "Bool" totally cracked me up. :)

  3. I've been decorated for Halloween since the beginning of the month. XD

  4. We don't really do Halloween here to the same extent as you do, but I may do a last-minute Halloween-themed trivia quiz at school on Tuesday. And it's best to keep a bag of mini-chocolate bars just in case. My mother has had the occasional bunch of trick or treaters.
    Your cats are gorgeous, Tamara! I live in a flat, so I don't have pets, at home, we had a delightful Jack Russell, Jenna, the smartest dog I ever knew. On Friday nights, when we had a Sabbath meal of chicken soup, chicken and vegetables, Jenna would get the same in her bowl(chicken carefully pulled into strips, of course, no bones). It was a pleasure to see her tail wag as she ate.
    Of Sirius Black And That Firebolt

  5. The pumpkins were pretty. I've owned quite a few gray cats. Is there an unattractive cat? I had a group of overgrown kittens follow me when I stopped on a busy road to tell some people their maybe 5 pound chiweenee was chasing cars. It made want a cat.

  6. When my kids were little, I decorated for all the holidays. Now that they're older, I only do Christmas. I should stop being lazy and do them all.

    That's a one bool treasure. I had to laugh out loud for that one.

    And happy birthday, Dove. You're such a pretty kitty.

  7. Happy Birthday, Dove. Pretty kitties. Great pumpkin carving!!!! We'll be carving our pumpkins tomorrow or Sunday. Happy Halloween.

  8. That is some incredible carving! My husband and I are still traveling, but heading home, to arrive Monday evening with no time to decorate. We'll have to madly dash out and get Trick-or-Treat candies and hang up our one cardboard skeleton on the front porch. Love the kitties!

  9. I'm almost in the right mood for "say bool to drugs" to send me into hysterics. I may be laughing all night. Thanks for that.

  10. Awesome carving. Where I live, we don't decorate much. Have a happy and fun-filled Halloween!

  11. Hehehehe my cat is as fascinated by printers.

    Bool! AAAAAAAAAAAAH! ;-)

  12. Lisey's Story, of course.

    Your cats are adorable. Happy birthday, Dove!

  13. Love your cats and Happy Birthday to Miss Dove.

  14. Happy belated birthday to Her Royal Doveness! Actually she is a pretty Halloween decoration :) You last year's pumpkins were awesome I hope this year's were too! I did not want to carve pumpkins this year!


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