This is the tree full of blossoms outside our place, and after yesterday when it was cloudy and raining throughout the day, today blossomed with sunny skies and warm breezes. So mum did not want to laze around in bed too long, she got up and popped some washing out on the line. Towels and sheets always are better having warm fresh air to dry them.
Mum then headed off for a Sunday walk in town. She is excellent skills at procrastinating and so had to go and use up a voucher that had only 2 days before it expired. Her work friends had given it as a gift after her father died, so she did not want to waste it and got herself something pretty that she will enjoy.
A small visit to a cafe for a bite as she had some hanger pangs as she walked around. She finds it challenging sometimes to eat out alone, but luckily there are lots of cafes around and plenty of other people by themselves that she doesn't feel too out of place. A quick visit to the library and then time to head home and relax for the afternoon.
Mum made herself a nice dinner - some roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli and carrots and some roasted lamb followed by grapes got her enough servings of fruit and vegetables for the day. Good on you mum.
So now as the evening draws to a close we are snuggling on the couch thinking about the nice weekend we got to share together and hope we get a good week ahead. We hope you have enjoyed your weekend too.
Well Caturday is almost over in the house of Q. Mum is helping me post, then she will wipe off her makeup and brush her teeth and head to bed. I have already tottered off to my spot on her bed so i hope she doesn't disturb me.
Mum got herself up early and went out for a walk and then caught up with two of her besties. They had lunch at a cafe and did a wander round some shops including a South African shop specializing in all kinds of imported food and cheese, amazing what you can find. Mum popped into the candle shop where a nice lady sells all kind of candles which are mostly made in NZ which is good, as mum does like to support local businesses when she can.
The afternoon was spent relaxing at home. Only a couple of jobs got done, and then mum felt the need to read her book /nap and so us girls had a snooze. Then it was time for her to get up as I felt the need for feast, so I meowed at her every minute until she got up and got me my dinner.
It was a big day in the city today as our team the All Blacks were playing Australia at rugby, and even though the All Blacks have won the last 41 matches they have played in NZ, we still never underestimate Australia - they are a formidable foe. So mum and another couple of besties met up for dinner and drinks at a pub in town and watched the game on the big screen. Luckily NZ won, and the girls quickly left town once the game was over so that all the youngsters could take over. Time for all the oldies to head home.
So mum went via the supermarket to buy some stuff for dinner tomorrow night and supplies for the rest of the week. She also felt like a little bit of supper, so bought some crumpets to have with butter and golden syrup and I even licked up a little bit.
So that was our busy Caturday with lots of fun - how about you - are you doing anything fun for your weekend?
The mumster tripped off to work today - she worked, she talked, she laughed and then she left. She then went for a walk to the library and post office in the rain and then went and bought herself an easy dinner. I had an easy dinner too - I had my feast.
Friday night was candles lit, washing done and some little chores were done. Mums butt dug a big hole in the couch and I sat on the arm of the couch watching her. Now is time to pack up and get us girls ready for bed after our big night in.
So you know that the other night the mumster went to the supermarket and forgot her wallet, but didn't realize til she was at the counter. How embarrassing. One of the things she put back was some of these multi vitamins. So when she found her wallet today, she went and bought them.
They advertise that they are lemon, raspberry and strawberry flavor, but mmmmm mum is not so sure. They sure smelled strange, and when she ate one she didn't really like the flavor.She also wondered if she could smell something strange all day, and this was the only thing she did that was different in her routine. Still she might stick with them for a few more days before she gives up. She has had a tough few weeks and is feeling a bit run down, so is trying to do some things to make herself feel a bit better, and her diet hasn't been the best. She is trying to eat more fruit and veg, and as the weather gets better and warmer she knows she will buy more and more.
Today was the mumsters day off but she couldn't relax no way. She has to do some study to stay registered in her job, so she had to get some work done as she has her work being audited and it has to be in by the end of the months. So this afternoon she knuckled down and went in and got it done. Five straight hours got it finished and ready to get sent in. So tomorrow we can relax and take it easy. Just the way I like it.
The sunbeams have definately moved over now, and it sure feels like spring. We now get sun streaming through the living room doors which makes the little house feel lighter and brighter. We are lucky as our weather is mild and winter has really only lasted about 3 months, although some years it is still cold and chilly throughout September and October. So as we reach the end of August it was a warm 15 deg here today and now at close to midnight it is 9 deg.
Mum worked the late shift, so I got a late dinner. She got embarrassed at the supermarket on the way home as she grabbed a load of groceries, put it through the self service till and then found that she didn't have her wallet. Luckily she was able to put a couple of things back and scraped up enough notes and coins from her pockets and bottom of her bag and was able to pay. Pheww !!!
Go to work
Cook Tea (stir fry pork + veg + rice)
Watch Adele on the Tele sing Live New York
Mum let me play with this ribbon this morning - I look thrilled don't I? We had a lovely day, another little sleep in and a few chores done. So mum got to have an easy brunch on the couch. Although the skies were blue, it was still a tad chilly and although she pulled out a summer t shirt to wear, a merino jumper was needed on top to keep out the cold. I rolled around in the sun in the morning, but by the early afternoon, the sun was back behind the hill and the doors and windows were once again closed, and the heater put on. Time for mum to put her feet up and watch Call the Midwife before she has to head off to work.
Mum worked til Midnight last night keeping herself busy. So I stayed at home and guarded the bed, made sure the sheets were smooth and ready for sleeping. Us girls had a good sleep and mum didn't get up til after 8am. She then got some relaxing done before heading into town to meet a bestie for lunch. They had lots to talk about, which was good as service was super slow. Then mum went off for a walk in the sunshine as it was warm, 15 degrees with the sun shining, it sure felt like spring.
So the evening was taking up by more relaxing, so it really felt like a lovely day off for us girls. Hope you all got plenty of relaxing done too.
The visitors headed home on Wednesday, so I have been busy getting my snooze on. Mum changed the sheets and I have been glued to he quilt ever since. I chowed down on my dinner last night and was super hungry this morning so I got a feast for my breakfast as well. How lucky am I?
So after a lazy Friday together mum now has to pop the uniform on and head to work for an afternoon shift. We hope that you get to spend the evening together, as I won't see my mum til midnight. Better get snoozing then!!
So mum thought that this Thursday she would try something new - by using this Meatball with Yoghurt Dressing Recipe by New Zealand chef Chelsea Winter. If you click on the link it will take you to the recipe. This is her photo, mums did not look quite as pretty and she didn't make any flatbreads or salad, just meatballs with yoghurt dressing and some rice. It is made with Middle Eastern flavours, and she would not usually use mint/ginger/allspice or ginger, but it all added to the flavours. She must admit it was pretty yummy
She did end up speaking on the phone for a while and not starting dinner til 8.30pm and it took her about 30 minutes to chop and mix and then the meatballs had to be in the fridge for a half hour, so she would recommend it as a weekend meal. Mix up the meatballs on a Saturday afternoon, put them in the fridge overnight and cook up on the Sunday. If you make it she would recommend that you have a small chopper/food processor. She has one that is part hand held stick blender and it made chopping up the fresh breadcrumbs, the onion, and the chopped herbs much quicker and more professional than hand chopping. Otherwise no other gadgets are necessary.
She was glad to try a new recipe and will certainly make it again.. A worthy 8/10.
After a wintery week last week, the past couple of days have felt more spring like with blue skies and sunshine, spring blossoms and happy birds. I have also ventured outside to soak in a few of the rays.
Tonights sunset sent some wacky clouds outside our house - like a pair of pink lips in the sky. I had a nice night napping, and mum spent the day walking through the city with her family. Everyone will sleep well tonight
Today I have been very brave. It rained in the morning heavily, and once the visitors awoke I was scared and ran outside. They then went out for the day, but got home by early afternoon. I then sneaked in a couple of times and figured out if I ran to the bedroom I could hide in there. So I have been sleeping with a new person in mums bed. I sleep down the end and even rested my head on their feet. Aren't I brave?
Mum figures out I was just curious and cold that made me much more braver than usual. Hope you had a nice Caturday and got to do something fun.
We have more visitors in the house tonight. Our family has arrived and mum says I have been very brave and popped in and out a couple of times. I have even run down to the bedroom and curled up, which I don't usually do when I have people round, so mum is very impressed. It is chilly out though, so she is glad I am inside.