Aby-a-Day – 22 August: Wordless Wednesday (This morning)

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Aby-a-Day – 27 May: Typical Swedish breakfast (Swedish Sunday)

Swedes love kaviar in a tube. A paste of salted cod roe (Gadus morhua), sugar, canola oil and spices, the most famous brand is Kalle’s Kaviar, but Björn just buys the ICA brand kaviar; it tastes the same and costs less. It’s the standard condiment for hard boiled eggs.

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On her first morning with us, Lorelai investigated this fishy delight. She just needs to learn which end it comes out from.

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There you go, Rory! You’re getting warmer!

Aby-a-Day – October 27: I’m so happy you’re awake! (Hipstamatic Monday)

My husband feeds the cats in the morning, so usually when I’m getting ready in the morning, Jacoby is in his house eating. He doesn’t get to come out until the girls are finished eating.

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Some mornings, though, everyone eats faster than usual, so Jake gets an early discharge.

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When that happens, he comes into my bathroom to help me get dressed for work.

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Jake is always sooooo happy to be able to see me in the morning.

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I love to spend time with him in the morning, too.

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Although, maybe it’s a good thing for my attendance record at work that he doesn’t always get to see me in the morning! Between Jake’s attention and my taking his photo, I’d be late every day!

Aby-a-Day – September 21: “Rousing” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

This week’s Photo Hunt subject is “Rousing.”

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Jacoby hates it when we sleep in on Saturdays.

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Hates it.

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So, when he thinks I’ve had enough sleeping, he comes to rouse me.

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“C’mon, Mom, get up!!” But what I don’t understand is why he wakes me up. My husband is the one who feeds them in the morning! I do the dinner shift.

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And, when you think about it, it’s pretty rude for someone who sleeps 16 hours a day to decide when someone’s had enough sleep, don’t you?

Aby-a-Day – April 29: The OTHER side of Jacoby’s bedside manner

As I illustrated in this past Tuesday’s cartoon, Jacoby really doesn’t like it when I sleep in on Saturdays.

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I can’t tell you how many mornings I’ve woken up to this face hovering over me.

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However, yesterday I managed to get a semi-decent shot of Jake’s favourite wake-up trick of biting and pulling on my earrings to get me up. Granted, these were taken with the iPhone’s front camera, which isn’t very high-res, but you can see what he’s doing.

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He’s a smart cat. It’s really hard to sleep through someone trying to yank your earrings off of your head.

Aby-a-Day – April 24: Agree to Disagree (Cartoon Tuesday)

This is a fairly accurate representation of what happens chez us on any given Saturday.

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Today is also Kylie’s 7th birthday! Happy birthday Miss Kylie!

(Click cartoon to embiggen, or you can view all cartoons in Slideshow mode on Flickr.)

Aby-a-Day – February 13: Just call me Jacoby in the morning (Hipstamatic Monday)

I forget sometimes just how cool Hipstamatic can be.

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It really takes some marvelous photos sometimes.

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Since I forget how cool it is, I also forget to use it. A lot.

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And when I remember, I always wonder why I don’t use it more.

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An ordinary event, like Jake coming in for morning weekend cuddles, becomes art.

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What’s not to love about that?

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Some of these are really frame-worthy.

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I love this one: extra bonus background Angel!