This afternoon mum finished work at 3pm and came home to open the doors and windows to let the breezes in. She grabbed her phone to take these pictures of me in my meadow. We thought our wintering friends will enjoy them.
Last night mum was determined to find a tshirt she had misplaced before the summer is over. After 200 things were pulled from the wardrobe, she found it in the drawers. She found this lovely big bag which I claimed it as my own.
So then mum did not get much sleep as I rolled over all night.
So today she went out to meet a friend for the movies, only find out that she had booked the tickets for Thursday by accident. The tickets were all sold out, but mums friend organised some in town and the went and saw Lala Land which they did enjoy.
When they came out of the cinema it was raining and cold, so the went to a cheap Malaysian restaurant for rice and Satay.
Mum was glad to get home after a big day out. I was glad to see her, I have meowed lots at her until she fed me my feast, and have now rushed back onto my bag.
We found this one on the Internets but have lost the name of who drew it. Anyway it is true. I drink out of a glass on mums side table.
Today was mums day off so we had a sleep. The washing machine worked overtime as mum got the loads out on the line even including her work sandals which were rather stinky.
She had a yummy chicken salad sandwich for lunch and then went for a walk. She did a few jobs and then went to the library before heading home. So now us girls are chilling out getting ready for Caturday.
Mum loved her bird wallet. She had it for about 5 years, but finally it was beginning to fall apart. Mum us trying to tidy up and clear out cupboards of stuff that has accumulated. She was lucky though as a good friend gave her this beautiful new wallet as a gift.
Guess what? It is called the Poppy Wallet!! She is getting used to it and has thrown her old bird wallet out.
We were watching the news tonight and it showed all the snow in Europe and the United States - you guys must be chilly. So we thought you might like to see some pictures of the flowers in our garden. I am in the bottom photo - can you see me?
Mum was hanging the washing out this afternoon, so I took a nap in the long grass. It didn't last long as I came back in while she fussed around inside.
Mum and her friends were excited as they went with lots of hipsters to the Botanical Gardens, where there were food trucks meant to be serving dinner. For some reason the trucks were a no go. So all fifteen of them went to a local pub and had dinner there. And it was rather tasty too.
Mum us home now. She has fed me my feast, got the washing in and got the call phone on ready to go.
So this Caturday we are being zen. Mum is back on call again and got the big 2 hrs sleep overnight. She was heading home at 6am so did a quick visit to the supermarket before heading home to nap with me.
This afternoon us girls have been chilling. The clouds have rolled in so mum decided to stay home and save some money as she is going out tomorrow afternoon.
She thought you might like to see some of the flower photos she took in her friends garden last week. Her cellphone takes better photos than the camera.
Mum doesn't really believe in New Years resolutions as they never last. There are some things she could do better and the New Year is a time to think about those things.
Over the staycation she watched a few episodes of Horders and this has motivated her. She has donated some stuff to the charity shop and thrown a couple of bags of stuff out.
Last year she added a couple of new recipes to her repertoire- middle eastern meatballs and rice and a chicken broccoli Alfredo pasta. Both quick and easy with lots of vegetables and she is able to make enough for a few meals in one go. So rather than being too ambitious by trying to make a new recipe a week, once a month is about right for her.
She liked the idea she read about on the Cup of John blog. Rather than focusing on the things you would like to improve in the year ahead like be more active, lose weight, save money etc...., they made a resolution to do something fun for the year. So you could choose to read more books, watch more movies, go for more walks or take more photos. Mum thinks that she will try and read more (she does read a lot but still finds herself wasting time watching silly shows). Me - well I am going to spend more time taking naps.
How about you and your person - what fun things would make you happy in 2017?
Like most kiwis we like to devote a certain amount of the day to talk about the weather. Yesterday was mums last staycation day. In the morning the sun was shining, it was blue skies and around about 20 degree c. Mum went out and ate some lunch and had a wander round the city, but a blister from new shoes forced her to go to the supermarket and head home by 3pm.
As she arrived home she noticed the grey skies on the horizon. Within 10 minutes they were covering the whole skies and freezing rain. By 7pm the temperature had dropped to 8deg and by bedtime it was 6deg, and remember we are meant to be mid summer and complaining about the hots. Not having the heater on and mum took this picture of me snuggling between her knees to keep myself warm.
So mum was texting her family who are in Adelaide Australia, where it was a tropical 36 degree. Somewhere in the middle would be nice.
So we are hoping our weather settles soon before the summer is over.
Did I tell you I have a great job as a super spy? I like to sit out on the deck and peek into the neighbors kitchen. The funniest thing is mum says that they are away on holiday, even though I spent an hour outside looking for them.
Hello 2017. It arrived here with a rainy wintery type day with blustery winds. So mum and I slept in, movingbetween bed and couch and back again. The perfect day to stay at home, read and watch movies.
There are some 99 cent specials on the Apple Store so mum is watching 45 Years at the moment while her tea is cooking.
So we hope you all have some nice plans for the year ahead. We are glad to leave 2016 behind us and look ahead.
Happy New Years to you My Lovelies. As mum had a big day out yesterday, today she did some chores and tonight we are relaxing on the couch with some tasty dinner and treats. Mum doesn't feel the pressure to go out and the weather is windy and cool tonight, so will meet up with the beasties another night.
So thanks for joining us for another year. We wish you all a good 2017, with health, wealth and good company.