So after doing close to nothing yesterday, mum thought she better get her backside into gear today. She woke us up early, and got up and had a shower and some breakfast. She got the washing on, an even got it out on the line as it was early enough. She grabbed her shopping bag and went out for a walk. Walking into town is a half hour stroll, and mum headed off to a couple of markets.
She has had a bit of a week of eating poorly, too many carbs and has been feeling a bit sluggish, so it was time to stock up with onions, carrots,turnips, parsnip, coriander, tomatoes, cabbage, peppers, courgettes, grapes, lettuce and tomatoes. She got some beef for tonight, and made a Thai Beef Salad for her dinner which made her feel better. Leftover salad for lunch tomorrow and there are plenty of veg for the week ahead.
Me - I am not so fussy. I don' need the veg just give me the feast.
The mumster and I did little to nothing today. We slept in, she did a few chores, read her book, watched some shows, even a game of tennis on the box. She ate, I ate and not a dollar was spent which mum said was good.
Tomorrow should be a bit busier and the forecast is for some sunshine, so mum plans to get out and about then.
Luckily the new laptop arrived last night, cos we think our old workhorse has taken its final journey. So mum even figured out how to add some photos and make a post. She still has lots of work to do over the weekend figuring out stuff. The passwords - oh my that is enough to make this old ladies head explode.
So I am off to nap and get some rest - it could be late nights!!
It is middle aged madness here for the Mumster. The new laptop has arrived, although lovely mum is feeling kind of crazy. The passwords that she doesn't remember, the new apps and things that are unfamiliar make her feel like a real old person, she is sure the teenagers would pick it up straight away. Thank goodness it does turn on and actually work, when our old laptop continues its sad terminal death. Thank goodness she doesn't have to work at the weekend, and has little planned, she'll be trying to figure out some stuff. I'll be here to snoopervise and keep her company.
Mum got a bit more sleep last night, and is ready to hit the sheets soon and get a good 7 hours in. It will be a busy old day at work for her tomorrow, and it is best to be rested and not yawning when talking to patients. She is on her feet for most of the day, so has to be ready to keep going for a steady 8 hour shift.
So after telling you all about snuggling with her, I refused to snuggle up last night and slept at her feet. The weather is meant to turn bad again soon, so I am sure it may happen again.
Oh - and the tv show I am watching is a cooking one. They are down in the South Island of NZ and talking about the truffles they grow there. Interesting.
Sorry we ran out of time last night to post. Mum got home and was a bit tired, and by the time I was feasting on my feast, and she had her feet up, it was after midnight and time for bed. Then it was an early start this morning, so she wasn't at her best all day, but feels better this evening, and will be even better tomorrow after a night of sleep.
We did exciting things this evening, like sort out the rubbish, fold the laundry and mum was so lazy she had a simple sandwich for her dinner - all first world problems we think. Now I am on the bed meowing at her to remind her of something I want her to do. Secretly she is smiling too, as the past two nights, I have wanted to snuggle under the blanket and sleep next to her, something I only do about 10 nights a year. Mum thinks it is because I missed her when she was out all night, but she also wonders if the temperatures are beginning to drop right down overnight.
So sweet dreams my lovies. Talk to you again soon.
It is 11:34 and mum just stepped in the door. She is meant to finish at 10:30 pm, but it was busy at work and then she needed a couple of things at the supermarket. She didn't get any breaks on her shift and had five minutes to quickly eat her dinner between jobs, so she was in need of a little pick me up. Luckily she can relax tonight for a while and sleep in tomorrow with me.
So my feast was late, but I am chowing down now. Nothing wrong with a little midnight dinner every now and then.
Mum let me watch this show over the weekend. It was all the best cat clips from the interwebs. I particularly liked this moggie that could say Hello. It made me sit up real close and chirp at him. Wish there were more shows like this one.
Hello my lovelies. Hope you got to do some fun things today. The mumster did - things like cleaning the toilet, doing the dishes and sorting the rubbish. I sure am glad I am a cat! She did take herself off for a little walk. She was in need of some bra underwears for work under her white tunic. Of course she came home with two pink ones and only one that would work for week day wear, but boy is she going to look good next Caturday!
The day looked sunny, but there was a winter bite to it, so she didn't stay out long and came home and napped with me, and then a quiet night for us ladies. Now she is off to watch some Vikings before bed. Don't get too excited lady!!
Happy birthday to our favourite niece Miss Belle. Today she is 19 - so grown up. Here is a picture of us from about 7 years ago, sharing the bed. I am being very brave, as I am quite shy and normally run from visitors.
We wish our girl a wonderful year ahead - full of fun and adventure.
It was a bit of a chill overnight, the tv news even described last night and tonight as being double duvet nights. It was recorded as 6 deg C on the tv news in our city, which might make you snigger, but in our house it is much cooler, as it is old and poorly insulated. Tonight me and the mumster have the curtains drawn, and all the heaters on. It did get to -22 deg C in some southern parts, the coldest temperature since 1903 we think.
So I have spent the day chilling out in mums room on the bed. As soon as she finished work, she rushed home to get into some warm clothes and relax. It is truly hibernation season, where mum seldom goes out in the evening, and mostly stays at home. Tomorrow she starts at 7am, so it will be early to bed for us girls, as mum gets up at 5am to get ready. For a low maintenance gal, she sure needs a lot of time to get ready.
Please forgive us if we skip some posts. Mums laptop is poorly and not doing as it should. If it moves a tiny bit it switches itself off completely, and is now difficult to get to turn on. It is uber slow and we think it is terminal, on it's last legs. Mum did give in and order a replacement, so hopefully that won't take too long to arrive.
How has your Monday been? Mums was busy at work, and mine was slow at home just trying to keep warm.
Today has been the laziest of days. Mum stayed in her pyjamas til 11am, then had a shower and was only getting dressed at 1pm. The sun was shining but as mum was on call she decided to stay home, keep warm and relax. She watched World War Z - Brad Pitt looking older, but still fine and rather scary zombies, but a bit of a non story. She would only rate it a 1/5. This afternoon she watched the documentary Blackfish about Orca whales. Really interesting, and terribly sad if you do care about animals. Mum has never been to a sea world to see such big whales perform and this documentary has made up her mind that she will never go to one in the future. Worth watching. 5/5
And just to round out the weekend. One of mums favourite pictures of me. Looking cute and snuggly.
It is the shortest day here in NZ - the days will now return to getting longer and spring will be upon us in a couple of months - yippee. We know we mumble about the weather a lot, but it keeps everyone occupied in the country at the moment. Towns in the South Island are smothered in snow, and towns only just north of us are flooded. Our city though has not had much, it was just a tad chilly and we had some rain over the past two days, with promises of more to come in the next few days.
We read our friend Debs blog last night with things that made her smile yesterday. These are some of the things that made mum smile too. Her colouring books which she thought she should show. She couldn't choose so she brought both.
Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom is full of lovely gardens and animals, birds and beautiful pictures.
Probably most famous is Secret Garden, full of twisting vines and flowers with each picture being a treasure hunt too.
These made mum smile too. She looked all round town to find these sheepskin slippers in her size, she could only find some them in a size 8 or 10, not in the size 9 she wanted. Her lovely sister in law tracked some town, so mum now has these. She said they make a huge difference as she can quickly slip them on to shuffle to the bathroom, when her tootsies used to get cold.
Today was the annual art show in Wellington, and mum was able to rug up in her jacket and scarf and layers of merino tops and go and meet her besties. They went to the Belgian beer pub for a tasty lunch and then wandered round. If mum had lots of money she could have bought lots of paintings, but as the cheapest of the ones she liked was $750 she left them all hanging on the walls.
A quick wander round, then th the girls stopped for a coffee and were lucky and ran into another couple of friends which made for a good little chitchat.
So home to warm up the house. The bed is made with fresh sheets and pillowcases and mum has a new book to start reading tonight - bliss.
Mum went out the other weekend into the deep suburbs and found an adult colouring book, you know the one with pictures of flowers and creatures (nothing rude). Tracking down a set of coloured pencils was more difficult. The ones she covets most on Amazon are rather pricey, but she finally found some in the kids section of a local retail store. As you can see I have claimed them as mine - all mine!!
Today was rather rainy again, so mum was glad to stay in her pyjamas and have a sleep in as today hers was a midday - 8pm shift. A visit to the supermarket keeps the fridge stocked so hopefully she can delay visiting there again til the working weeks starts up again. She is tired but tonight she realised she was on call last weekend Fri, Sat, Sun and Monday morning. Another lot of call on Tuesday and weds morning. Thursday was a day off, and back on call tonight, Saturday morning, and all day Sunday til Monday morning. All on top of full week of work too.
So ours will be a quiet weekend. Mum did try and sort some washing and dishes tonight so that she does not have to rush around at the weekend too much.
Hope you are all ready for the weekend - having a fun Friday too!!
After a sunny week, the rain has returned, but we are lucky as there has been lots of snow in the south island of NZ, but by the time the cold weather reaches us we just get clouds and rain. The good thing is there is no need to water the garden, as nature is doing it for us. Mum did go for a quick walk after work to stock up on a few things, and then got home early to feed me my feast. She had leftovers of a chicken/lemon risotto from last night. A bit of tv, then she is off to bed with her book to keep warm and toasty.
Hope our friends get some sunshine wherever they are.
I sent the mumster off to work this morning. It had been a chilly night so we snuggled together all night. Tonight has a similar chill in the air, but mum is on call, so won't sleep as well. She was tired this evening, so just had sandwiches for her dinner, and a feast for me, but we aren't complaining, we are lucky to go to sleep with full bellies when so many in the world are hungry.
When she got home tonight, there was a for sale sign on the house next door. The one with the neighbour and his girlfriend who fight after nights out, so we hope we get new quiet neighbours. The house is a bit run down though, so we imagine there will be a lot of building and renovating if new people buy it.
Hope you are all having a nice night and taking it easy!!!
We woke this morning and it was chilly and raining. The best bit was today mum didn't have to go to work, and she spent the whole day at home with me. Her plan A had been to go for a walk and maybe take in a movie, but the wallet is light this week, and she felt she should save some dollars and just relax. So she stayed in her pyjamas til 9am then got up and had a shower and then a bagel for her brunch.
She has a whole lot of shows and movies on the DVR, and she was able to make a wee dent in them. She wasn't too lazy - she did some washing and some dishes and made spaghetti with garlic and chilli for her dinner. I got my usual feast - so I am happy.