Mum and I had a photo session outside today. Tres successful we thought - this one was a good shot. Mum says it is a lot being a model - minus the clothes (Miss Daisy you are amazing wearing clothes). We try different lighting conditions and different spots around the garden, and inside the house. We took 178 shots, but will probably only post fifteen or so.
Mum went out and had more fun this afternoon, so she had to grab an old cute photo of me to use. It was taken in winter, when all my floofy lion mane furs had grown in. Mum gave me a zoom groom today to keep me cool, but I only tolerate it for about two minutes.
Mum went and met one of her besties for dinner in the summer sun and to see the move Midnight in Paris, which she said was good. Then she came home and let me play with making the bed, my favoritist job.
Oh and if you want to read a good post, visit our friend Leanne at http://cottagetails.blogspot.com/ This weekend there were auditions for The Hobbit, here in Wellington, where Peter Jackson is filming it. Leanne went and was one of the lucky 800 who got let in. Thousands more people turned up at the auditions, and they had to close it off turning lots of people away. And no - mum did not go, it turns out that shortie her was too tall to be a hobbit !!!
Mum says her hips are a bit sore today, as I spent all night snuggled between her legs, hogging all the warmth. That's going to happen mum when the temperatures drop overnight. Instead of sweltering mid summer with just a sheet on, we had three quilts on the bed with us trying to keep warm. Oh summer, you sure are crazy this year.
It's Sunday and unseasonably cool here. A little southerly has blown up to us from Antartica, so I'm snuggling up on mums quilt keeping warm. Mum has dug out her woolly slippers and a jumper and is determined to keep the heater off, she also made Chicken noodle soup for dinner. It has been reported on the news here that it is snowing in some spots in the South Island - don't forget it is mid summer here.
Still we know we are luckier than our Northern Hemisphere friends who are buried in snow, with temperatures much cooler than us. We think it is a kiwi trait to whinge about the weather, we all do it.
Mum had to go and do some jobs today, like get herself a Reuben bagel as she'd be craving one for months, pick up a DVD at the library (Spooks - season 8) and do some loads of washing. Before she did all that she chased me round with my seagull feather - can you see it between my paws? It is almost the same colour as me.
Tis the weekend eve here. At four oclockish tomorrow afternoon mums weekend will begin. She has dreams of heading to the beach, but we think more wind, cloud and rain is in our future. So maybe it will be movies and Thai noodles instead. Either way, mum has a big stack of books and will get some nice noms at the supermarket tomorrow night (for her and for me).
We hope you all have something nice planned - big or small it is always nice to plan a little treat for your weekend.
Mum says Thank You for the sleep wishes. After a couple of work visits, she got to bed at 3am this morning, and didn't get awakened again. Because she is on again this evening an afternoon nap is in order - fine by me.
Sunday is a perfect day for taking it easy, we try not to have a lot planned, and as mum and I have stuck to the house all weekend, we haven't spent a lot of money either, which is good.
Helping mum make the bed is the bestest chore of the day. Mum got called in a couple of times overnight, and got to bed at 6am for a couple of hours of sleep. She didn't think she was tired, but when she got up she accidently put her face moisturiser in her hair - duhrrr. Her hair is now nice and soft.
Mum says that this week, it has been nice to come home and see me, and give me a kiss between my ears. She also has been grateful for the small things, a nice dinner to eat, her friends and family, a warm bed, a good book and the time to sit on the couch and relax in the evening. Not everybody gets to live a good easy life - be grateful for every day, life is short.
Mum took this picture last week when it was shining. Today we have had more lashings of rain and thunder and only about 15C temps - exciting!! So I am curled up on the dresser dreaming the day away.
Mum is glad she mowed the lawn last night, and today she has been productive cleaning up the spare room and getting rid of the box city that was living in there. Cos it's a home day, mum is giving her hair a break from the hairdryer and straighteners, and no make up, just casual all the way. She hopes her neighbours don't laugh when she takes the wheelie bin out for collection tonight. She's not really worried, as they'll all be tucked up on their couches watching the tv keeping warm.
Mums not into New Years Resolutions - but she felt proud of herself. Her and one of her besties figured out how to start the gas barbque last night by themselves. Usually it is a mans task, but the girls had to do it themselves, and they felt like it was a new skill learnt for 2012.
One of the things that mum has done the past year, and is redoing this year is a $5 jar. See every time mum goes to buy something, groceries, bus fares, fancy feast - if she is given a $5 note, she keeps it, takes it home and puts in a jar. Every year then, when mum and the besties go to the art show, mum has a wad of notes to take with her. If there is no art that she likes or can afford, then mum has a bit of money to treat herself to something nice. It is amazing how quick the dollars add up, and now several of mums friends do it.
We were reading a post from our friend Leanne at http://cottagetails.blogspot.com/, she was talking about hand made gifts, and how they are the best because they are made with love. Well this is the beautiful quilt that Leanne and her wonderful daughter Abbey made for me. We thought they might like to see the photos of me curled up on it on my sleepy position, on the chest of drawers in front of mums painting.
I love my quilt, it helps give me great sleeps, and mum says I need my beauty rest.
Thank you ladies - we are lucky to have friends like you.
Mum and I have been uber lazy on our days off. We have sat inside, outside, on the couch, on the bed - basically anywhere we can rest out bodies. She has read three books, lots of magazines, seen two movies, too much tv (Rachel Zoe project, the Middle and Modern Family). Me - I've been hanging close, by her side.
We hope you have all had some lazy times over the holidays too - enjoy!!
Hi 2012 - we look forward to all the adventures the new year will bring to us, and hope that we stay healthy for the next twelve months.
Mum went out in the rainy aftenoon on New Years Eve for a movie and eats with one of her besties. She was home by 8pm, and me and her snuggled on the couch with the heater on, as it was cold in Wellington. We then had an early night, and were snoozing before midnight, no party animals at our house.
Today we had a sleep in and a lazy day , a bit of gardening and curling up on the couch with a book.