Mum is glad that Sunday evening has finally rolled around. Her shifts have finished, a long 7 days in a row and now she has two days off so even though it is Sunday, it feels like a Friday night. She was tired though and after coming through the door, she gave me my feast and then needed a nap.
Luckily for mum, she had leftovers in the fridge and now has a full tummy. After two weeks of storms mum has been putting out apples and food for our local blackbirds and sparrows who seem hungry. The good thing is it gives me something to look out the window at.
Mum saw these big cats out today, they stand outside the war memorial by our parliament buildings. She had to be up early as she had an early shift at work. It went relatively quickly although she got soaked on the way to work. The rest of the country had lots of flood waters as another storm has drenched our little country.
After work mum came home to dish out the feast and chat to me. She then tidied herself up and went and met her besties. They went to a nice pub for dinner and then to the movies to see This Beautiful Fantastic- which was okish. Now home with all the heaters on and her eyes feel heavy, so time for bed now.
Friday is finally here although mum has to work of course. The weather has been rainy and stormy again, although other cities have had it much worse than us. Mums work day was good and went fast, which is the best kind of day.
She went supermarketing after work in order to buy one thing. She spent $59 and came home with two bags to lug up the hill. She didn't take a photo of her dinner but she made a winter mash and did some nice chicken legs. She marinated 7 of them with two tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin and a dash of pepper. Squished around in an oven bag and roasted for about 45 minutes they were quick and yummy. Best of all there are plenty of leftovers for weekend meals.
So now she is getting some chores done while watching a couple of shows. An average Friday night at our place.
Mum was lucky and got to have the day off. She got to be home at 8am, have some breakfast, shower, got some washing done and then fell asleep on the bed doing her sudoko. So she took a nap then got herself ready and took a walk into town.
She bought herself a couple of little treats and then decided to go to the movies. She saw Dunkirk and enjoyed it. It was what a good war movie should be, without the cheesy back stories and straight into the action. Worth the ticket price it was almost perfect. 5/5
She the walked home before the rain came and made a tasty chicken pasta for her dinner. Me well I was happy watching the birdies in the garden.
Mum tried to sleep in this morning but her back was too sore. She got up and had some breakfast, and a couple of ibuprofen settled the pain. She washed the bedding and vacuumed the floors and as the skies were blue she put the sheets out on the washing line outside.
Today's weather is the last fine day forecast for some time so mum slipped out to take a walk in the fresh air. She walked down to the harbour to the fruit and vegetables market to get some in for the week.
As it was so nice she carried on and walked right round the waterfront. Although it looked nice it was a bit chilliy, so mum slipped into a shop and found a jacket on sale which kept her warm.
The storm has drifted away and so the Caturday showed us beautiful blue skies. Mum pulled open the windows and doors so that we got some fresh air in. Although the air was cool mum got outside and had a walk. She was feeling like a nap when she got back, but resisted in the hope of getting a good night's sleep tonight.
We hope you are having a nice Caturday too! What are your plans?
We have had a big old three day storm here with rain, hail and lots of wind. The snow fell south and North of us but not in our city - although we have felt its chill. Mum had evening shift so was glad when 5pm rolled around and her weekend could begin.
Me - well I was under the covers a lot. Mum came home via the supermarket where she stocked up on a few things. She got an easy burger for dinner. Then home to dish up my feast. The uniforms were washed and now she is going to relax on the couch.
We can hear more rain falling this evening and it is still a bit cold, so mum has turned the heaters up and is getting ready to chose a sweet treat for her supper.
We hope you are all getting ready for your weekend too.
I am still holding the fort at home. We are still in the midst of a storm here with high winds and rain for us, and lots of snow round the country. Nice and warm and cosy inside for us. Again I am waiting for mum, but it is the last shift of her week.
There us meant to be a bit of a big cold snap coming our way. Lots of snow in the south island that is heading towards us. Although we seldom get snow, it might get mighty chilly. So mum went to the supermarket after work and got all the supplies in.
Mum made this for dinner. Getting home after a long day she is all for the quick cook and only one dish. She baked a chicken stuffed breast, hash browns again and a steamed veg mix. 1 minute prep, 20 minutes in the oven and done and ready.
Me - well I was happy with my feast. What is your person having for dinner tonight?
In a world that seems full of troubling news, with people intent on destroying others lives, it is nice to hear a good news story. This man Mark Dunajtschik, arrived in our city almost 60 years ago as a 23 year old from war torn Europe. He ran his own engineering business before retiring and then investing in commercial property development.
Today it was announced that he was giving a personal gift of $50 million dollars to the hospital to pay for a new children's hospital. What a difference that will make to the children and families in our city and region, providing them with safer and more comfortable facilities to rest and recuperate in.
How lucky we are to have such a generous gentleman living here, and his gift will be an amazing legacy for our city and country.
Mum worked all day again today , but only an 11 hour day instead of yesterday's 14 hour one. So she got home and dished out my feast. I did surprise her by begging her for a taste of her lamb chop and ate and enjoyed the tiniest bit.
Now this where I am curled up while mum watches 60 minutes on the tele. Her back aches from the busy weekend and she is looking forward to a nice sleep. It is raining outside and we are both pleased to be inside with the heaters on.
This afternoons skies were grey and heavy with the promise of rain. I love my little perch to stare out the windows into the back yard. I can see the birds searching food and keep an eye out for neighbor cats.
Here we are at the house of Q - keeping it real. Mums day off was relaxing for her. A sleep in until 8am, a leisurely breakfast of eggs on toast, a long shower and then she collapsed on the bed and watched some shows while the washing machine worked hard.
She then headed to the library and did a wee wander through town.
She got home before it got too cold. No fancy dinner tonight for her- chicken soup and toast then some fruit for supper.
I am busy warming up the bed for her. I came out to get my treats at 8.30 pm so now I am ready for the big snooze.