Today my mumster got to hang with me again. She and I had a little sleep in again, which was good as it was getting a bit chilly overnight. As you can see our bed is piled high with cosy quilts, which I love. Our old house gets cold, but once mum and I went outside it was really warm, most unMay like.
Mum got two pairs of jeans hemmed last night on her sewing machine, and she was pleased that they looked tidy, seemed to be the same length, she has been able to wear them all day and she didn't break the sewing machine. The domestic bliss continued,with more washing, gardening and tidying, and she emptied more of the wardrobes. Today she loaded up three huge bags to take to the charity shop. Where we live there are approximately 8 charity shops within a 5 minute walk. Mum chose to give them to the SPCA one, that way the cats and dogs get some more monies.
Instead of going out to lunch, mum supported the local bakeries and got a cheap pie for her lunch. After doing some more jobs, she went to the new French bakery that has opened up around the corner from our house. OMG - mum had the passionfruit meringue tart (a small one) - now mum has a new favorite thing. Mum says it was a 10/10. She'll be cooking lots of vegetables for her dinner after the calorific day, lucky mum did lots of walking today .
It was a mumster Monday here at Chez Q. After working all weekend, mum and I finally got to sleep in, at least til 8.30am when the bin men arrived to empty the bins and make lots of clattering noise. Mum had thought of going out for the day, but as the mail only bought bills, her budgetising told her to stay home and make the most of the day.
After a bit of rain, the sun came out, so mum pottered around the garden picking up leaves, then she attempted to tidy up the lounge and kitchen (almost finished). The shower needed a clean, so mum did that between watching lots of stuff on the DVR. Before dinner, she even hemmed her new pyjamas to shorty length, which made her happy. She had gone and got some more thread and denim needles, and is going to attempt to hem some jeans this week - wish her luck!!!
So leftovers are in the oven and I have had my feast and am in bed already (its 6.10pm here). Mum thinks that she can give herself a few dollars tomorrow to have a treat, but she has to be aware of the budgetising and so no shopping will be allowed.
I sent the mumster off to work again today, so I got to have a day by myself napping on her bed. Mum had some photos, but her computer won't load them again. Now that work is over, mum has attempted to do some tidying up, and has put the dinner on. It's a steak and onion pie, with parsnip/carrot/swede mash and some peas for her - some beef feast for me.
She finished watching a DVD she had from the library. It was Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. She says it is a chick movie about female friendship, and the movie was a solid 3/5. She loved the book, one of her favourites She has a great pile of books to read, and lots of things to watch on the DVR, which is good when the rain is forecast and the winter is all around us.
We hope you are all enjoying your Sunday evening, relaxing and eating some good noms.
It's Caturday here again at Chez Q, we can't believe how quickly it it has rolled around again. Mum was up at early o'clock, and had to leave to go to work at 6.30am. It was raining and cool here and mum said everybuddy else in the street was tucked up in bed. The good thing though, was that mum got home by 3pm and I got my feast real early.
So mum is off for a walk soon to stretch her legs and buy me some more crunchies and something for her dinner. Then her plan is to warm the couch up for the evening, as she has to be up early tomorrow morning too.
The mumster got called into work overnight last night, so us girls didn't get too much sleep. It did mean though that we got the day to spend together. Mum was sooo sure that she wasn't tired and could last the day, but a snooze at 9am turned into a 3 hour nap. A shower and a quick visit to the shops made it a good afternoon. Mum bought exciting stuff like needles for the sewing machine and thread - woop woop.
A night of junk tv and loads of washing machine we are about to turn in to get a good nights sleep tonight. The mumster is working the weekend, but finally at 4pm on Sunday, she will have a couple of free days.
Mum laughs at me. When she gets home about 5.30pm this evening, she was greeted by me, as I wanted my feast. Once I got it, I gobbled it down, and was back in my bed - on her bed by 5.45pm. She says that I can sense the winter coming and I am preparing for my hibernation.
We are so glad that it is hump day, although mum does have to work the next week, so technically for her it is not half way through her week yet. Mum thanks you for all of your nice comments on yesterdays post. She does try to feel positive most of the time. She thinks that most of us are good at that, and blogging has made us better as we realise what a lucky bunch we are.
Mum was thinking how lucky she was to have leftovers for lunch and dinner. More time for chores and relaxing when you have a night off from cooking. Mum was lucky to be able to have enough money to spend at the supermarket after work. She is going to dust off the slow cooker and put some lamb on for tomorrow nights dinner. Lucky that she can afford to have a small cabinet of fancy feast ready for me. Lucky to have a pile of good books to read and some tv to watch and a warm bed for us both to sleep in.
We know - mothers day was yesterday. Did you get your mumster a present? It's never too late you know. Look at this wonderful tea towel that we discovered on ETSY yesterday. I Touched a Cat and I Liked It is the name of it, and it is made by the very talented Ableandgame who hail from Melbourne Australia. They'll ship these beauties all around the round world. You know you want one!!
We asked them if we could show this little bit of fabulosity on our blog, and they were kind enough to say yes.
Which kind of cat are you? I am the scaredy cat - I would be outside hiding from you.
Happy Mumster Day to all the lovely mums out there. Even if you don't have kiddies yourself, like my mum we hope all you furbabies have been nice to your mums and tell them what great jobs they do. What wonderful jobs they do of looking after everybuddy. I loved my mum soo much, I sent her out to work tonight!! Now she is home, eating some meatloaf and mash, watching Xfactor NZ.
Caturdaying: Doing what you normally do every other day (cos, you're a cat), but with extra vigor cos it's Caturday, the bestest day of the week.
Hiya caturday friends, hope you are having an awesome day. Boy, it was chilly here in the capital city this morning. The mumster was going to go to the market but the chilly winds kept her away. Instead she did some jobs, and then went off to have a bagel brunch with her besties. Then they went shopping. Mum bought winter accessories, some gloves, new tights, a couple of bras and a new umbrella.
She came home to feed me the feast and made herself a meatloaf, and put the groceries away. Now the heater is back on, and mums is going to plant herself on the couch.
Watch out - Staff About!!! The Mumster is home at a normalish time today, ready for the feast. Mums intention in the early evening was to head off to the supermarket to stock up on some noms, but when she went to the door, there was some rain and cool windy southern winds. So turnabout and mum is cooking from the stuff in the fridge. So sausages and a carrot/parsnip/swede mash for her, and a feast for me (this post is not sponsored by Fancy Feast - but maybe it should be).
Mum gotted home late again tonight!! I do wonder about the staff, she sure is not keeping up with the 5-6pm dinner time that I demand. She says that she will be back on track tomorrow. She better or I might be looking for a replacement!
We are so pleased that Hump day is here. Me and the muster got to have a great sleep in this morning, which was good as it was a frosty chilly morning and we were in need of a snooze. Mum got home at late o'clock and so I only got my fancy feast just before midnight - how late is that!!!
We have had to dust off the heater today and get some warmth into the house. Tis a bit on the chilly size. Even though she is trying to reduce her power bills this year, we still have to warm the house on these cold nights.
Mum made herself a tasty pork chop tonight with some more mash. She was happy as the free range pork was on sale at the supermarket. She tries to not buy pork from factories that cage their animals. She wishes that she were more disciplined and could be a vegetarian, but she does like meat. She knows that our NZ grown cows and sheep get to live in the paddocks, see the blue sky and eat lots of green grass. Not so lucky are the chickens and pigs which are factory raised. It's a bit of a third world problem isn't it, worrying about our food, where it comes from and how it was raised.
Today would have been the perfect day for mum and I to stay in bed and snuggle up. It was cold and boy did it rain!! Luckily the storm died down while mum headed to work, and I headed back to bed. There were over 100 lightening strikes on our city overnight, but the thunder wasn't too bed, so there was lots of snoozing going on at Chez Q.
You know how mum found that $30 yesterday - well she went to the supermarket after work and bought some tasty treats and some steak for dinner, and lots of can of fancy feast for me!!
Our day was filled with gratefulness. The mumster says that we are grateful for:
The glorious hot weather we had for two days. It allowed mum a couple of hours in the garden and she managed to pull out lots of weeds, and chat to the neighbour who was also out weeding. A day at home is good for the budgetising, as no dollars were spent.
She was particularly happy to find a $20 note in some jeans she was putting away for the winter, and for $10 note she found in the garden!!!
Mum made a nice carrot, coriander and potato soup for her lunches during the week. Healthy and organised!
A yummy piece of salmon in the oven for dinner. I don't like people food, so I won't be sharing.
Starting a good book. Mum started Instructions for a Heatwave today. Nice to have a good book from the library to read. We hope you all support your local libraries.
We hope you all have a good Sunday, and lots of things to be grateful for.
The sun was a shining this morning, so the mumster got the camera out and chased me round the garden for photos. Isn't this one great!!! She went down to the market and got lots of green stuff and carrots, a big lamb roti for her lunch and some pastries to nibble on for Sunday breakfast in bed.
Into town - she needed a digital tv recorder, and decided to bit the bullet and just buy one. She doesn't really like going into electrical stores, although it is nice to look at all the new toys and shiny stuff, she feels like the boys do when they have to go to a ladies clothes shop. Anyways it's all brought now, plugged in a going.
Now she has a half hour of relaxing, she's fed me my fancy feast, and she is heading back to town for dinner and a movie with a bestie.
Hope you are all enjoying your Caturday - have some fun!!
Hope you are all having a relaxable Friday. Mum came home and put the owl pants on and made some baked beans on toast for her dinner. The washing machine is on, and some of the chores are done. Bad television is being watched and then me and the mumster are going to have an early old night. Whoop whoop - it's a wild Friday night at Cheq Q.
We can sense the changing of our seasons. We are having less of this sunshine, and more grey clouds with lots of lovely rain due over the next couple of days.
Mum has also noticed that the snuggly season has begun. I now go onto her bed and she better be comfortable, cos I'm going to pin her to the bed in one position between her knees so she can't move. Mum is enjoying those flannelette sheets she bought last weekend, so much so that she might go and buy some more at the weekend. Middle aged shopping adventures are awesome!!