We have been having a couple of lovely summer days and nights with it still being warm and toasty at 9pm at night. Mum had dried this quilt in the sun, and folded it up and left it on my bench. I curled up on it straight away and claimed my spot. Mum did bring it inside at 10pm. So I went outside her bedroom window and howled - at midnight, 1am and 3am. I wanted it to stay outside with me. Mum knew not to give in - giving in would mean she would have to leave the quilt outside for ever, and I would continue to howl. I know I am lucky and get the chance to sleep outside in the fresh air and stay outside all night if I want.
We thought you might like this peek of me sitting in the back yard taken this week. As you can see our grass is drying out in the summer sun, but lots of other things are blooming.
We also wanted to share with you our friends a little bit of what is happening in our life at the moment. You see we will have a little break this week and see you next week. Since the new year, mum got told that her dad Gdad is sick. He is at home, and pottering round as best he can, but mum needs to be able to go and spend time with him. So this week she is taking some time off, and for the next wee while she will have to go away and spend time with the family every couple of weeks . I will have to go to the cattery, while not my favorite place, mum knows I am safe there.
We hope you can bear with us at this time. We promise not to drop off the blogosphere, just to slow down for a little bit.
I am enjoying lying out in the sun during the afternoon catching the rays. Late summer is just the best, and mum has enjoyed having all the windows and the back door open. Although tonight they said there has been a body found in a flat in our suburb about a 10 minute walk away from our house. So mum might go out and check the back door is locked and closed. We always feel pretty safe, NZ has a touch of the 1950s about it, not too much violence although the news may give you an impression of not being safe we always feel pretty secure. Mum is glad to have a guard cat though.
How are you doing my friends? The month and the week have started. Mum had a long busy day at work and is on call tonight too. She doesn't mind too much as it is only one night this week. Mum was glad that her chicken and salad leftovers stretched to her dinner tonight, so 5 minutes and it was ready. My feast only took two minutes to dish up too, so easy peasy tonight.
Our Sunday is coming to a close, just as many of you are waking up and having your breakfast depending on what part of the world you live in. Mum and I went to bed early last night which was nice, nice to get a full 8 hour sleep, something we struggle with most nights. Could just be a middle aged lady thing or as mum thinks - a having a job thing.
So mum got herself up and ready and decided that even though it was sunny, she would take herself to the movies to see Brooklyn. She loved that movie, sweet and subtle, a movie about what it means to be homesick and what you consider home,, a feeling mum understands as she left home and was independent from age 18. Saoirse Ronan was just amazing, she did a great job of telling the story and holding it altogether. Mum likes that it was also not overstyled, the costumes and hair were realistic, the home knitted jumpers and outfits worn several times. She hates when there is a period drama and the female heroine arrives with one small suitcase, yet turns out in a different shiny new outfit with matching shoes every day. Anyway, she would recommend this one to all - although it might be too slow for any twenty somethings out there.
Mum then went off and did some jobs for the afternoon, she sat and ate her lunch in the sun, and then popped into the library for a little browse. Supermarket next for some supplies, and home to take a nap with me on the bed. Her intention was to read, but she only usually gets a page or two read before passing out. So now we are tidying up and getting ready for another week of work.
Hope you all get to enjoy your Sunday and do something fun!
Last weekend was super summer hot, but today mum had to put the long jeans on and grab a cardi, cos it was a bit chilly at home. She had a leisurely beginning to her Caturday with us girls have a little lie in. Mum then did a few chores before heading out. She then swiftly forgot about the one thing she was meant to go and do and had a little wander. She then met a bestie for some pork tacos and a nice drink. The girls then went to see The Danish Girl which they enjoyed. Groceries were picked up, and mum got home before 7pm!!!
I only got one feast tonight, but lots of cuddles and mum says we are having an early night tonight - no arguments!!!
I am all tuckered out tonight cos it was double dip Friday kitties!! I got myself two dinners tonight - two I tell you! When mum got home at 7pm she served me up my feast and I gobbled it down, even licked the plate clean. Then at 9pm I kept telling her I was hungry/hangry even. So at 11pm after a solid effort of two hours of meowing at her from the kitchen, the couch and on her knee she gave in and gave me another plate of dinner. She sure is looking to my meaty breath breathing all over her tonight. Good times.
Mum had a good day at work, and got to go out and have a lemonade with the young ones for an hour after work,as one of her young colleagues was leaving. A quick and easy dinner was had, and mum made a few phone calls, then she did some relaxing, and before you know it Caturday will be here.
Mum has been on the late shifts again this week, which is good as us girls have had a chance to have a lie in and a cuddle in the morning. It was a bit chilly here overnight, so mum put an extra quilt on the bed, and I made sure to climb on top of her and keep her warm.
She had an easy sandwich for her lunch and some fruit. It is stone fruit season here in NZ, we have lots of apricots, nectarines and plums. All sweet and tasty and they never last for long. Mum has made a thai chicken curry and rice for her dinner, which makes it easy for her at work.
I don't get my fancy feast til mum gets home - so real late, but I have lots of crunchies to snack on.
Finally - the internets got fixed. The other night (last week), mum got home to find no internets. She pressed all the buttons on and off, tried all the phone lines in and out. She then rung the telecoms which said it would be a 20-30 minute wait. Well it was a 1 and a half hour wait to be told she would be put through to the phone people which was another 40 minute wait. Mums speaker on her cell phone is not so good, so mum walked around the house with the cell phone tucked into her cleavage.
All the hours they offered to get an engineer out were impossible for a shift working mum. Today he was booked for between 8-9am which is nice to give you an hour window. Mum thought she better get up and showered and dressed early so she was looking semi decent. Then the phone went at 7.30am to say all was fixed. Nice to get some good service isn't it? Mum was pleased.
So now we have lots of catching up to do. Nice to see you all!
How are you doing fans? Mum and I had a good day. She had a lousy nights sleep though, as she was on call but didn't get called in, which didn't stop her waking up every hour til finally at 5am she lay in the dark til 7am.
Mum worked all day, which went smoothly and was good company which made the day go smoothly. Then mum went for a walk to the library and stopped in at the supermarket to get an easy microwave dinner. Mum was not in the mood for cooking, so easy was good. I had a fancy feast and then we did some relaxing. Although mum says doing chores like dishes and washes is not quite as relaxing as my sleeping, she did take it easy.
So hope you get to get some relaxing done today too.
Stormy Monday sounds like an 80s band that mum would have loved - all padded shoulders, long hair, gel and eyeliner, synthesizers and moody poses. Mum, well she worked all day then popped into the supermarket, cos she was down to the last two toilet rolls and she dreads a pooh emergency. All is ok - we are all stocked up now.
Mum came home and fed me my feast, and then popped onto the deck to watch this little thunder and lightening storm whizz up the harbour. She told me to come inside as it was about to start raining, but I ignored her and sat under the little bench on the back porch until I got soaked and then frightened by the thunder and ran and hid under the deck for 20 minutes. Then I came inside and made mum move over so that I could sleep in her warmed up spot. So she is now in the bedroom blogging while I snooze the night away.
Hope you are all having a lovely night and tucked up all cozy and warm.
Mum was up early to visit the bathroom this morning at 6.30 am and can see across the harbour, although she cannot see the water itself she could see that there was lots of fog. When she got up again after 8am it was clearing. So she took herself off for a little walk. She then took the bus to Petone to catch up with a bestie and went out for lunch.
All day she has been thinking about those lucky folks who won 1/3 each of the large powerball Lotto in the US. She wonders about their weekend and how amazing a life they can have. We know money might not make you happy, but mum would have a good go at helping as many people as she could. Wouldn't it be fun!!
After having lunch, mum then went to visit with some more friends for the afternoon. It was lovely and sunny and mum even rolled up her shorts and went into the water to her knees. Really cold but refreshing. While they were there they could see heavy see fog rolling in across the harbour opposite them. Mum has never seen fog like it. When she got home round 5pm the fog was thick and heavy, a real pea souper and mum was able to rescue her washing off the line before it was too dewy and wet. Me - well I slept through it all.
Hope you all had a nice Sunday and got some relaxing done.
The mumster has had a long day. She got up at 5am and was at work from 7am til 3pm. The day was muggy and foggy so she didn't mind being at work, and there was pleasant company so the day went fast. She then came home and relaxed with me. She then headed into town to meet some besties where they had a tasty burger, and then the girls went to see Suffragette, which was good and mum likes Carey Mulligan, and mum loved looking at the costumes and hats although the story itself was a bit grim.
Mum then came home by 9pm to help me with reading my blogs and having a couple of Caturday cuddles. So life is good.
Hope you all had a good Caturday and did something fun.
I got Da Bird as my christmouse present. I don't always play with it lying down, just mum finds it difficult to get action shots, so don't think I am lazy. No time to play tonight. Mum got home late, time to feed me my feast, her to eat her foods and then get a load of washing done. Go you middle aged lady you!!! Actually she chilled out a bit, ate some Easter buns and took it easy!! She has to be up early for work tomorrow so no late night for us.
Mum and I are just chilling at the moment. I have got used to her being back at work, and am relaxing all evening. It makes mums smile, cos I am spending hours all curled up in my little bed in the living room. That towel did the trick - it has made it the perfect place to snooze the evening away in while mum watches the tele.
We are having some perfect summer days and evenings at the moment. So nice to enjoy the sun and summer breezes while they last. Luckily we don't get super hot, and having the doors and windows open keep us cool.
Mum wasn't sure why I was not using my cat bed - the one I loved just four weeks ago. So tonight she dropped a towel in it and watched me watching it. It took 10 looks, 15 minutes and now here I am having a good old lick ready for a sleep. Score says mum!!!