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Weekend Recap

I’ve been avoiding talking about the fact that I haven’t been posting very religiously as of late.  Hopefully that will change in the coming days, but until then I’m going to continue avoiding it and distract you with some photos of our weekend.

I call this post “Christmas comes to the Hendrickson House and Marlo is unimpressed”.

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“Marlo!  Here kitty kitty kitty…  We know you’re an indoor cat that really wishes she could be an outdoor cat so we knew you’d be really excited to see that we brought the outdoors inside to you!”

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“No?  Well maybe once we get some ornaments on it you’ll be more excited.”

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MMChristmas-9MMChristmas-16“Marlo!  Look over here!  Look at how pretty these ornaments are!”

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“Huh.  Still no holiday excitement outta you?  Well let’s decorate some more and see if that helps.”

MMChristmas-14MMChristmas-15“Don’t you just love the glittery snowflakes?!”

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“Not a fan of glitter?   Ok then.  You probably won’t like the rest of the decorations.”MMChristmas-5MMChristmas-6MMChristmas-4MMChristmas-17

“Oooh Marlo what do you think about the entry table?  Isn’t it festive and holiday cheer inducing?”

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“C’mon…you won’t even look at it?”MMChristmas-18MMChristmas-20Marlo…just come see it!  It’s so sparkly I just know you’ll love it!”

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“Wow cat.  You are being such a snot.  Does little miss prissy pants need some help getting in the holiday spirit?”

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“Now THAT’S better.”

“Hmm…still not quite right.  I feel like something is missing.”

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Weekend Recap Part 2

So this is awkward.

It’s the weekend and I’m doing a recap of last weekend.  So not my fault.  I blame WordPress for deleting my hours of hard work on Part 1.  In retrospect, WordPress MAY have been looking out for my best interest considering the post ended with me pee’ing in a portable ‘bathroom’.  I’ve never been good at seeing the signs.

Anyway, Jon was gone last weekend so I had a nice and relaxing selfish weekend at home.  I did work quite a bit, but also got to catch up on time with good friends.  It was a good time because it was time NOT spent at a concert or bar where yelling is required to communicate.

Erin and I met up for a long overdue solo brunch at Lucille’s.  Neither of us had ever been there before so it was fun to try it out!  The bloody mary’s were delicious, the weather was beautiful and the food was of the brunch variety so it should go without saying that we devoured it.

WHY is brunch so delicious and so bad for you?  Another question – why does brunch always involve about 6 different beverages per person?  We had a coffee, waters, two bloody mary’s, and a latte all on our tiny little table combined with beignet’s, two giant plates of food, miscellaneous sauces, brown sugar, creamer etc.  It takes a lot of ingredients to make up a successful brunch I guess.

This weekend I also had the pleasure of hanging out with Miss Finley so her mom and dad could go enjoy a concert and night out.  Excuse me did I say Miss Finely?  I’m so sorry.  What I meant to say was Princess Finley.

Finley is very unique and didn’t wan’t to follow trends by making just any old Valentines day cards for her parents.  I took her to Target and let her choose an art project to make for them and she chose sea life window decals that she got to color herself : )

After Finley went to bed, Ashley came over to visit and watch the Grammy’s!  Not much to report there except for how gorgeous Adele looked…

…and how much I hate Gwyneth Paltrow for looking this amazing…

…not fair.

I’m going to change the subject and stop boring you with my weekend and instead bore you with my Valentines Day!  Yay!

Jon and I celebrated as married for the first time and it was really nice.  We had a great dinner at Ocean Prime at Larimer Square.  I always love going to Larimer because it’s so beautiful and festive 365 days a year.

I gave Jon a round of golf at the Princeville course in Kauai and he got me a beautiful bracelet from my favorite jewelry designer.

I ALSO received a single rose from the restaurant before we left and I decided to be incredibly generous and re-gift it…

…Happy Valentines day Marlo!

She went absolutely bonkers over it for about five minutes until she eventually turned it into a chew toy.   Because she’s a cat/dog.

In honor of Valentines Day and of Love, here is a video for you all to watch.  My best friend Vanessa is getting married this summer and these are her engagement photo’s!  I did not take the photo’s for I did not yet have my camera nor do I live in Texas (where she lives).  She did send me the raw files and I did my best at editing them on my ancient programs on my ancient laptop.  I think they’re fantastic because THEY are fantastic.  Enjoy!

I told you so.

I don’t know how many of you read my ‘about midwest mountainess’ page, but on it I told you I was a crazy cat lady.  Jon tells me daily.  Marlo ignores him.

Anyway!  Tomorrow I’m going to do a post about some of my current favorite things since Sunday is my favorite day of the week.  But SATURDAY happens to be Marlo’s favorite day so I figured I’d fill you in on her current favorite thing.  In case anybody wants to try it. Which I doubt.

Marlo is obsessed with water.  This just furthers my opinion that she is the weirdest cat of all time.  Marlo can be clear across the condo, SLEEPING (which believe you me is her favorite thing of ALL time) but when she hears me turn on a faucet she comes sprinting in, slides across the floor trying to stop, panicked that she might miss it, and leaps onto the counter to do this:

This is how she drinks her water.

I’m CONVINCED she doesn’t drink her water in her bowl because she does the above ALL DAY LONG.

That’s only the beginning of her water obsession.  She also watches me shower.  Well not me so much, but the water.  I understand how creepy that sounds and well that’s because it is.  She sits there and watches me and bides her time until she can do this:

BUSTED!

She licks the damn thing dry.  WEIRDEST cat ever.  Does anyone have a crazy cat or crazy dog lady story that tops this?  If so I’d love to hear it.

Marlo is not amused.