Guess what kitties? It is my 12th Birthday today. Mum got me the same present I got for Christmas - 3 mega bags of treats!! She had to use a Christmas photo too, as it was dark and cloudy here and hard to get a good photo, and we both spent most of the day in bed as mum was a bit peaky. Anyways it is good to be chasing another trip around the sun, even if I am a pensioner in cat years!!
It was a stormy one in the city overnight with wind cold and pounding rain. I zoomed between the window and jumping on the bed to tell mum how rough it was outside. So I am tuckered out today.
Mum slept in and then went out to meet a friend for lunch. She popped into the library and got a couple if things at the supermarket. The clouds cleared and the sun came out which was lovely. Mum finished the Game if Thrones episodes she had been watching. This evening the lights are low, the candles are lit and mum is going to watch I, Tonya. I had my dinner at 5pm and went to bed straight after to keep warm.
Mum found this tshirt on ETSY from seller Oh Hello Sparkle. She says it reflects how she feels most days. She was glad that Friday rolled round. After all of our nice weather, we have had a reminder that the cold and stormy stuff can still arrive. Heaters are on full bore, and it is a tad chilly in the house. Mum had to come home and have a nap, she is lucky enough to now have a head cold as well as a sore back.
So I have told her to load up on the vitamins, the water and head to bed early. I have already retired early to get my snoozes on. A girl has to rack up a good 23 hours a day to keep young. She has only a couple of goals for the weekend, to meet a friend for lunch tomorrow, to finish watching a series of Game of Thrones she has recorded (she is not sure which one, but they're all good), watch a movie or two and do a few of the weekend chores. A couple of sleeps ins for her too, and some easy eating will make the weekend pass by. She might have to pull out a few jumpers and jacket to keep warm though, as she doesn't have a cute grey fur jacket like me.
We have had some sunny days but the temperatures still drop down at night, and lately I have been snuggling in the same spot on mum's bed.
Mum returned to work today. Her back was pretty sore after a days work and she hopes to get some more sleep tonight. 4 hours seems to be the most she gets before her back pain wakes her up. So some pain relief before bed should help. Thanks for all of the well wishes for her.
Mum ran into a friend today, and mentioned that she had had a weird dream a couple of days ago where her friend, his ex wife was in the dream. On her way home, she ran into both of them together. She hadn't seen her friend in a couple of years, and it was nice to have a quick hug and a promise to catch up sometime soon. Mum felt good to have seen her old friends.
We are looking forward to Friday and having the weekend off. Yippee.
It was a beautiful day here in the city today. Mum filled the washing line, hovered the carpets and did the dishes all before 10am.
The supermarket delivery was booked for a 10- 12am slot, so it wasn't here until 12.15pm which isn't too bad. It costs $12 for a delivery under $200 and $9 for over. Similar to the cost of a taxi home from the supermarket. Mum normally buys small amounts after work, carrying her bags with her. With her bad back a delivery was a good idea and mum uses it as an opportunity to stock the cupboards and order heavy or awkward things like mega toilet rolls, bags of cat biscuits, big bottles of juice and washing powder.
Mum was unable to get a Drs appointment until late this afternoon and the Dr agrees that mum has sprained her back and has given her a couple of days off to rest. Mum has a new book to start and is starting on Call the Midwife she recorded earlier in the year.
We had another wee nap this afternoon - I am loving having mum home even if she gives me too many kisses and brushes.
Today was a day of test. Mum's plans for the day were put off until last weekend, so mum finished the last of the washing and watched some shows and read.
Her sleeping is still affected by her sore back. It awakens her with a throbbing pain and she is even slower to wake up than normal.
She is lucky to have another day off tomorrow and has managed to secure a Drs appointment for the afternoon. She has also arranged for a supermarket delivery so that she does not have to carry heavy groceries home.
She is feeling a bit of cabin fever though as she has been home sick for so many weeks or working. She is ready for some fun and to catch up with her friends. I am glad of her company though. It is good for me.
Hello Caturday friends. Mum's now gone and hurt her back this week, after working all of those shifts. She now has trouble sleeping and had to get up and have more Nurofen in the small hours. She had a quiet day with just some washing and dishes. A big nap with me helped this afternoon. Tonight dinner was on the couch watching Paddington 2 - very sweet.
So hopefully she will get better sleeps tonight with less slow tossing and turning for her.
Today is day 5 of 7 so mum is almost close to her days off. She dragged herself out of bed to go to the library and take a walk in the fresh air. It really feels like spring, mum hasn't worn a jacket the past two weeks, and the heaters have been turned off - yah for a smaller power bill this month.
Mum feels happy today that she made a complaint. Our local bus suppliers have changed and the timetables have been altered. It left mum with no bus to the hospital on some shifts and she has to walk the whole way.
Obviously lots of folks have complained and they say the are now putting back on the early buses so she can get to work.
Now if they could only fix all of the other issues.
Mum got home at 11.30pm last night. Went to sleep and up early today to go to work by 8am. a busy day at work and she has arrived home in time to shower and dress and go out with some old school friends. At least she can sleep in tomorrow and chat to me then.
We hope you all had a nice Caturday and did something fun.
Today has had a relaxing morning, mum got a big sleep in advance. This afternoon she starts a long stretch of evening shifts. Mum is just hanging out until this time next week when she gets some days off.
There was time for mum to do some dusting and hoovering this morning. She has a list of chores to get done during the week - good luck with that plan mum. I plan on sleeping all week.
When mum was walking home tonight, one of the neighbor cats walked mum to our house. What a gentleman.
It was mums day off today. She had a list of chores to do, but she ignored them and only got the towels washed and treated herself instead. She went and looked at some shops, bought a couple of tshirts on sale and had a budget lunch out. She came home and relaxed with me, had pizza for dinner and stayed up late to watch our Prime Minister on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
She hopes she can stay up late enough to finish the last few pages of her book. Night night everyone.