Lessons Learned

So this is the weekend that Eniko has come for a visit,AddEmoticons04262 and it has been interesting.  AddEmoticons04263 The first lesson learned is, never leave an open purse where the cats can get to it.  cat 53 10-16-27Yes, that means tables, beds, or any other flat surfaces. cat 36 Second lesson, cats will make a nest in an open suitcase, especially Thena cat… cat 22 … Tath cat knows how to hide and likes to play games. cat 3 He wants to be held, knows you want to hold him, but won’t let you near. CatSmiley21 He will, however, pout because you are holding Thena. cat 54 Thena isn’t above sticking out her tongue at him, and same goes in reverse.cat 39

On Thursday we went out, kicking about for a while,AddEmoticons04258 and then met up with members of the family at Boston Pizza, AddEmoticons04258where I am hoping everyone had a good time. Smiley-Begging When we got home, Eniko banned me from the living room to set up something. smiley-confused005 When she was finished, she led me into the room and presented me with a surprise from friends who have been following the Elven Chronicles. AddEmoticons04231 If I wasn’t such a mean old bag I would have cried. nervous-934 I was really touched. AddEmoticons04240 21-08-43 Everyone had gone to such lengths to make the surprise special and meaningful. AddEmoticons04225 22-31-36 It definitely wasn’t anything I had expected. giving-thumbs-up-winking-smiley-emoticon I feel like I need to say how touching I found that. AddEmoticons04267 In response I shared some special news with the group that proved to be such a bunch of sneaks… no not telling anyone else… this is a future news flash. AddEmoticons04258 Yes, I know I am going to get accused of teasing again.making-bronx-cheer-smiley-emoticon

Today, being Saturday, Sarah is coming, (family included), and we will have a book visit, where we will not only talk about what has been written, what is being edited and what will be written.AddEmoticons04237  But also, books from other authors. super-happy-dance-smiley-emoticon We should have a blast. AddEmoticons04258 10-25-31 The cats should be a part of it, Thena enjoying all the cuddles and pets, dd27Tath running around acting as if he doesn’t want any part of it,AddEmoticons00950-1 but inwardly gnashing his teeth, because he isn’t the centre of attention. AddEmoticons00949 Suck it up prince.MSN-Emoticon-155

Now, from Eniko:

This visit has been in the works for a few years, but alas life throws unexpected twists into plans when least expected. But I finally made it! I am so happy to finally meet MA face to face and she is awesome. Met the family and they are a wonderful bunch. At the dinner get-together, we had such a great time and loved the feel of family unity, lots of laughter, some well placed smart ass remarks that had me laughing out loud, made me feel welcome and part of the family.

The surprise went off without a hitch and I want to thank again to a wonderful group of people for helping me make my idea a reality, to show her what she and her books mean to us. Her first words were: “You are bad!” 😀 It took hours to go thru all of them and she laughed, she got misty eyed … and no she is not a mean old bag 😉

We’ve been having a gabfest the whole time since I arrived, talked about everything… life, books, being pestered by the demanding for attention of the gorgeous bratz, Tath and Thena. We chose some photos for future swag we are brainstorming about, also looking for charms for the jewelry I will be making for giveaways.

I cooked one of my fave dishes last night, I call it the Hungarian burger with a side dish of sautéed zucchini and a summer salad. She said that I am a good cook 😛

I got to pick breakfast again this morning and she makes heavenly tasting blueberry pancakes, fluffy and huge mmmmm

I am making chicken paprikash with nokedli (small dumplings) for lunch today, hopefully she will like that too. I am leaving you now to carve up a chicken and start the cooking while continuing the gabfest 😉 Have a great Saturday!!

From Thena and Tath:

They left us alone most of Thursday… addemoticons00935… bonus… Of course they weren’t impressed with all the work we did while they were gone.addemoticons00954.. just can’t please anyone. AddEmoticons00949 Granted, mama’s manuscript WAS scattered a little,AddEmoticons00950-1 and the toys could be found in the most interesting areas,AddEmoticons00935 but they were meant to be a surprise.  AddEmoticons00916 No appreciation for a day of extreme efforts. AddEmoticons00949 No matter, we got a reaction worthy of our efforts last night, when mama heard the sound effect of what we did in the living room..AddEmoticons00954. she must have jumped a foot, straight up off the mattress. cat 42(that was funny)  She then went to see what had gone crash. cat 47 We could have told her it was only the tv trays, but it was more amusing to see the look on her face when she turned on the light to check these things out. cat 53Until next week at this time we will continue to try to add our antics to the blog, cat 28hope you have a good week, and mama says to let you know, she will return.cat 44  (As soon as she catches our furry little hides. hehe)cat 53

10 thoughts on “Lessons Learned

  1. Betty Olsen says:

    Aw, just loved the double blog and the cute note from the bratz!! I’m so happy you both are having such a great time. Happy Mary Ann enjoyed her surprise and she can thank Eniko for the idea-Eniko was fantastic about the whole thing. Enjoy the rest of your time together and until next week – love and hugs to both of you and the bratz!! 🙂

  2. emilylucero says:

    Betty said it all . I feel the same way. Eni took our offerings and made them more special. Son happy you were surprised and loved it all. Love the bratz part of the blog. . Have \the rest of a great visit you two.

  3. Mary M. says:

    Glad to see that the cats are in charge as usual 🙂 So happy to see that Eniko and “The Surprise” arrived intact. Sounds like a yummy and happy together time is being had by all.

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