Mum was moving some stuff round the bedroom, and she folded up the fleecy blankie. It is now my little bed, and I likes to sleep and snore on it. Mum cleared out a bag of clothing to the charity shop, which was good as it cleared some space. She does need to do some more spring cleaning, but that might have to wait as this week is a long week, with mum working seven days in a row. Next week is better with the mumster working only 3 days - a much better ratio.
Oh - and the trick with getting me to sleep on the little bed, is for mum to appear that she didn't want me sleeping there, and that the blankie was special. That is a magnet to a little grey cat.
The working week has started, so us girls needed a little old nap tonight. No dishes were done and the house is messy. Tomorrow mum will do more and better, but she is enjoying her book and is on call tonight, so that means everything else is ignored. Me - I am happy for the snoozes too.
Mum was tempted by her 8am alarm clock to get up early and head off and do some stuff. But then she decided to just stay in bed and read her book for another hour. Then it was time to jump up, have a shower and some breakfast and chat to me. More washing was done too and then as the sun was shining she headed out.
She walked down to the markets and got some carrots, potatoes,broccoli, parsley and chicken for her dinners. She then did a bit of window shopping and decided to try a couple of things on that were on sale. She almost had to buy a top and wear it home cos she got stuck in it. There are lots of tops out this year that are not so stretchy and with on buttons or zips, mum could not figure out how to get out of it, she almost had to get the sales assistant to peel her out of it. Finally she got it over her head and could peel it off gently. Phew!
Home and mum made me a feast for tea. She stir fried some onions, pepper and chicken with satay chicken for her tea. Carrots and broccoli on the side, some satay sauce and roti bread and she had a little picnic that she enjoyed and best of all there is enough for dinner tomorrow night.
We watched the rugby highlights on the news - never underestimate the Australian Rugby team, they are a formidable foe and our team doesn't always win against them. It is turning into an interesting competition.
Hope you all feel refreshed after your Sunday and ready for the week ahead.
Hope you all had or are having a great Caturday. I enjoyed mine - my mumster spent the whole day at home with me, a rare thing indeed. She did have some plans to meet a bestie for lunch, but that got cancelled, and she had mixed up the days for an evening soiree - thinking it was tonight when it is next week.
Still, the day was nice and sunny and she appreciated the time to relax and read her book in the sun. Sometimes she feels she races round all weekend and does not have much time to sit back and relax. Washing was done, and some tidying was done, although there is always more to do.
The best bit, was that no money was spend although mum is eyeing up things on the internet. Internet shopping sure is a blessing - no need to wander the town to look for that perfect thing, it can all be done from the couch in sweatpants. Mum did buy herself a couple of tshirts this week and some work shoes, so she will have to see if they fit when they arrive.
So us girls are off for a snooze, so hope everybuddy has had some fun today!!
It is Friday in the windy city and us girls are ready for the weekend. The mumster was on call again last night, and had to get out of bed twice to head off to the hospital. She finally got home before 3am, asleep at 6am and the builders next door started at 8am. So it will be an early night tonight for us.
We forgot to say Happy October!! We love the ber months - the best part of the year!
We watched the news tonight - terrible news about more students being killed at school at college in the US. We don't know the answers, but mum knows that after 20 + years of working in a hospital here in NZ, she has only ever seen 4 gunshot victims. 2 were criminals shot by police, and another two were hunters accidentally shot. So something we don't see a lot of, which is fine by us.
Daylight savings started here last week, and we are loving it and the extra hour of light in the evening, but just putting your body clock out by an hour sure does make you tired.
Oh and the neighbor doesn't mind my contribution to the peach tree fertilizer, as I make everything grow big and green. The warmer weather has made me more happy to be outside, mum too - we love spring!!
Have a nice weekend everybuddy - we hope you have some fun things planned!
The nice upstairs folks planted a peach tree in the corner of the garden. I had to give it a sniff and christen it with a bit of Poppy Poop to make it grow up nice and strong. It now has some blossoms on it, ready to get some nice spring leaves on it.
Mum is drawn to the grey she must say, as you may have noticed. It is a great neutral and mum is hopeless with white things. Her besties have white couches, and mum is nervous about sitting on them and leaving some dirty smears. Because this is the 3rd house we have lived in together it is always good to have simple neutral furniture that can fit into any house.
She is thinking about some new cushions this year to brighten the couch up for the summer. A cheap and simple way to make our pad look flash!!
The middle aged mumster hauled her body out of bed at 9am this morning. She was glad of the sleep in, she needed to catch up on her zzzzzs. I caught some morning sunbeams while she ate her morning bagel. Some loads of washing were done and put on the line, although mum was dubious that they would dry as there were large clouds gathering.
After trying on several outfits, her usual tshirt, cardi, jeans and a scarf were picked and mum was off. She headed into town, and did a quick visit to a couple of lady shops and then she went to the movies to see Walking the Camino, a documentary about walking the 800km Camono de Santiago in Spain. Mum enjoyed it, and it did give her a bit of wanderlust, but she knows that she is unlikely to head that further afield. Oh and the not shampooing your hair for a month, the blisters and the sleeping next to so many snoring/farting strangers might not be her.
Mum then went for a bit more of a walk and visited on of her favorite places, the library where she found the book she wanted - score!!! Then she sat in the sun for a while and waited for her lovely niece. They went for a little walk and mum and her shared a drink and bowl of fries together and caught up on what has happened in their lives lately.
The mumster then thought she should walk the hill home. Heck if those people could walk 800km she could walk up the hill home (she does it all the time, but it is a bit of a climb). Home and the washing was dry, so mum bought it in and got me my feast. She had a quick dinner and now time to watch the Masterchef kiwi final. One of mums colleagues son is in the final two - how exciting!! HE JUST WON !!!! Good on you Tim!!!!
So mum enjoyed her day off - but back to work tomorrow. Now it is the time to head to bed early as mum has a 7am start at work, which is early for her and she is tired. She has a good book to read - so time for us to snuggle.
Mum worked real hard over the weekend, but it is over rover (although as she types this she can hear the hospital helicopter flying over the house as she types this), and now somebody else has the work cell phone. Mum spent about ten hours at work today and thirteen yesterday, then we switched to daylight savings overnight, so she lost an hours sleep which was tough.
So Monday is Mumsday!!! She doesn't have to wake up to the alarm clock and can do as she pleases. We hope that there are sunbeams, as there were finally some today after weeks of grey clouds. She is going to put some nice clothes on, find something tasty to eat and find something fun to do!!
Me - well I am going to hunt out a sunbeam and catch up on my beauty sleeps.
Teh he he!! Mum laughed when she got this photo!!! What you up to lads and ladies? The Mumster is having a middle aged lady night at home. That means the washing machine is spinning and she is sitting on the couch with an her casual clothes on and an apron over the top. There were prawns and veg stir fried with some noodles and maybe a bit too many chilli flakes tonight. Me - I feasted a la feast for my dinner and got some new temptation treats.
The mumster has to work this weekend - so we apologize if we miss Caturday - a girls got to earn some pennies to pay for feasting. Oh and she realized that she was a little tired today. When she was half way to work she realized that she had eye liner on but no mascara. She didn't look too bad though when she checked the mirro, she just went with it.
Hope you are all heading towards a lovely weekend. Plan something fun - treat yourselves!
Mum got this purple leather handbag several weeks ago. I loves it. Anytime she opens it up or puts it on the ground I run up and sniff it and roll around on it. Last night she let me snuggle it on the bed - as long as I kept my claws tucked in and didn't do any bunny kicks on it. She kept telling me to be gentle and I was. So I got a twenty minute nap on the bag and implanted a bit of my special Poppy Q smells on it. If you have been reading our blog for a while you may know of my love for big uncles leather hat, Now I may have a new replacement.
Mmmm Mmmm dinner at 11pm again tonight, but it is the last late night this week, at least til the weekend. I sure am glad when mum gets home, I follow her round and wait for her to come to bed with me, as I like to snuggle up with her. Then we will have sweet dreams til the morning.
It was a close to midnight dinner tonight. The mumster was on an afternoon shift which was nice as the weather was terrible today. Howling wind and rain all day and chilly. All the better to stay in her dressing gown for the morning and watch the rerun of the All Black Vs Argentina at the Rugby World Cup. Dishes and washing was done, but generally it was a take it easy morning.
Work wasn't too bad, mum got a few groceries on the way home and now is ready to catch up on a couple of shows before sleep.
The sleep experiment is going quite well for the mumster. She went to sleep round midnight last night and even though sumbuddy furry woke her up at 6am, 6.30am, 7am and 7.30am she finally chose to arise just after 8am. Shower and breakfast were done earlier than usual on a Sunday, so mum took herself off to the cinema to see Everest. A story familiar to most New Zealanders, it is the story about the fatal summit of Mt Everest in 1996, by a team led by Kiwi climber Rob Hall. Due to a collection of poor decisions and bad weather 8 climbers died. It certainly bought a tear to this middle aged ladies eye and she did enjoy it.
The weather here in the city was a reminder that winter has still got a wee bit in its tail, sending us some chilly wet and windy business. So after mum got some groceries she headed home to warm up the heaters and read her book.
Dinner for me was a feast and for her some rice and butter chicken and vegetables. Last week she was tossing and turning at night, too hot with the quilts on, and tonight everything has been layered back onto the bed.
Hope you all had a lovely Sunday and got some relaxing done.
After a week of spring and a few nights where the quilts on the bed were tossed aside, we got a touch of the cold weather today with chilly wind and rain. Mum ventured out to lunch with a friend that was visiting from out of town, a quick walk round and then she came home, pulled the curtains and turned the heaters on.
I have filled my tummy and retreated to the bedroom and us girls might have ourselves a lovely early night, catch up on all that sleep that mum has been moaning about all week.
Mum is watching the Bourne Legacy on the tele that she recorded some time ago. A bit of a snooze fest, and boy Alaska looks awfully chilly. She wouldn't want to fight a wolf either.
Well the family didn't float away. NZ did not get much of a tsunami - just a few little waves, so were lucky. Poor Chile looks like it got a bit of destruction from their earthquake.
Mum didn't have too bad a night at work, but not much sleep and a bad headache. I helped her out by looking at the garden while she put the washing on the line. She had to go to work for the afternoon, so I caught up on my sleeps and warmed up the bed.
Tonight us aold ladies are just chilling out on the couch and not doing much. Relaxing is the order of the day. Mum has a book to start and plans for the weekend already, so a she is awaiting a good nights sleep.
Mum rang the family tonight to check they were ok and put all the valuables up high, and maybe they would be ready to head for the hills tonight, just in case they float away. After todays earthquake in Chile, some waves might be heading our way. Luckily where we live shouldn't be affected, and Eastern coastal regions might expect some waves tonight. Mum always worries - she has watched too many scary videos of Tsunamis on Youtube.
Mum is back on call tonight - then she gets to have the weekend off and relax. She is ready for some relaxing and fun - me too!!