The sunbeams have finally come back. On the day mum had to go back to work of course. Still we can't complain, as she has been watching the news and that superstorm looks scary. We hope everybuddy is safe in their houses.
What an exciting mumsday we had. I helped her pull out weeds and tidy up the garden a bit. Now she has two chickens in the oven!! They were cheaper than buying one, so mum put them both in the hot box and will cook up some cabbage and broccoli as well. That way, she will have lots of veg and chicken for all week, and chicken bones to make some stock. The sad thing is - I don't eat the peoples food, so no chicken for me!!
We hope all of our friends are safe if they are waiting for the stormageddon to arrive in the States. We hope all of you and your families are safe and sound.
It is the end of Caturday here in NZ. It has been another quiet one at chez Q. Mum and I had a little sleep in, then I had to hide outside while the electrician came round to fix our stove. Mum went and gotted a big lot of fruit and vegetables. Then she didn't eat any of them, as she went out for tasty dinner with her friends.
Today was my mums birthday. She got very spoilt with lots of lovely presents and we had a relaxing day together. She gets to go out for dinner on Saturday night, and tonight she scoffed lots of yummy food for dinner tonight. Me - I got some bubble wrap and temptations. So we are all happy!!
By this afternoon, we needed the heater on, and mum had to pull the jumper out and put it on to keep warm.
It is a public holiday here in NZ - our Labour Day or as it is usually known, big garden clean out holiday or take your caravan to the beach holiday. Our day was spent relaxing and having a big sleep in.
Today was a good day for snoozing. Mum went out to visit friends for a lovely beachside lunch at their house. It was good for her to get out, more time for me to sleep. Then she came home and we had a four hours nap!!! Now we are taking it easy, preparing for a big night of sleeps.
We is just chillin this Caturday at Chez Q. Mum got up at usual work time, so that she could go to the local fruit and veg market, then come home, then go out again to the hairdresser. After parting with way too many dollars, she just had to do window shopping before coming home with me.
It was a windy old afternoon, and after a bit of gardening she has been mooching inside. A bit of washing, a bit of tidying up, a nice dinner of salmon steak and coleslaw and a bit of tv, she is just about ready for bed. She has resisted having a nana nap with me on the bed, as she is trying to get some better sleep patterns.
She says though that some strawberries might be needed for supper before she heads to bed. Bluh - I'm going to stick to temptations.
T.G.I.F mum says it has been a long long week at work, and even though she was busy, she was also watching the clock, cos now she has some days off to treat herself and spend some time with me. Hope you all have some nice plans for Friday night and the weekend.
Mum said today was a glorious day with some sunshines, and she took a walk after work to suck in some Vitamin D. Then we had a play outside on the deck again, she says I am getting important core exercises, chasing that pesky bird toy.
Can you see our backyard? The grass died off over the winter, and lots of clover and moss grew. The gardner came and spread some weed killer, and killed off the creeper on the shed, and it didn't seem to kill the clover. The grass seed got planted last week, but we think most of it got swept away in the rain. Maybe we need to get some ready lawn brought in? Mums not sure, as she doesn't really have a green thumb, finger or toe.
It is Caturday here in NZ, and boy has it been a stormy spring day. So much so, that every time mum thought about leaving the rain poured down. So I made her stay home and snuggle with me. This is me this morning, running towards her in the lounge.
She did get three loads of washing done, a bit of tidying up, the dishes done and the kitchen cleaned - ohh and some weeds pulled out even though she got wet doing it.
If you are like my mum and like to shop in your pyjamas on the couch, you can find these very cute little cats and dogs on ETSY. They are made by the very talented Alexis, and mum asked her if she could show you all her sweet cat sculptures.
There are two patterns going on here. The fact is yet again we are complaining about the weather. This year seems to be following the pattern of the past couple of years. We get a couple of warm and sunny weeks at the beginning of spring, and then it gets cloudy, wet and cool again. Then it seems like ages til it warms up again. So don't pack away the winter blankets and jumpers yet mum.
We have had typical springish weather, with clouds and rain, and bits of coolness. Tonight though mum is watching a programme about the mini ice age, great famine in the UK in 1316, that killed almost 25% of the population in some areas, then the Black Death which killed up to 60% of the population twenty years later. Puts everything in perspective doesn't it?
This is Mr Skinny Visitor Cat who keeps coming to visit. He likes to rub up against my mum, sit on my table, my deck and eats my foods. The other night mum gotted home and after about two hours she heard me and Mr Skinny fighting, in the hallway - of my house!!
She is trying to be gentle and discourage him, as she thinks one cat is enough for her. He does have a collar on so we know that he has a home close by.
Secretly mum has not looked in his trouser parts, and does not know if Mr Skinny is a girl or a boy.
This morning started off all nice and sunny, so my mum arranged to meet one of her besties. They went to a French cafe lunch, which was a bit blah. Then they were going to go to the Botanical Gardens to see if the tulips were still standing, but the cold wind picked up, and they went shopping instead. Mums bestie bought lots of stuff, but mum didn't buy anything, but it was lovely shopping.
At one of the shops, mum had just stepped in when she saw a lady trip and fall about 10 steps landing heavily on her hip. None of the shop assistants went to help, but mum and another lady did and sat with her til she felt better. Mum gave her some neurofen and walked her back to her office building. Mum suggested she took the rest of the afternoon off and went home to lie down. After mum fell onto her knees in January, her knees were swollen and sore for weeks with big bruises.
So mum and I are relaxing tonight, just taking it easy.
While mum particpated in the Flu Festival of 2012 last week, she spent a few hours on the couch looking at the internets. While browsing ETSY, one of the things she came across were these wonderful pet urns from the uber talented Rae Dunn.
Mum emailed Rae to ask if she could show these on our blog, as she thought they were beautiful, very touching and a great memorial for a special friend. You can find them here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/raedunn Now we do realise that these are pricey, but they are by far the nicest pet urn we have ever seen.
Rae also told us about her dog Wilmas blog http://www.raedunn.com/category/wilma . Mum checked it out and the cheeky photos made her laugh all day, and helped to scare the flu bugs away.
Mum has been a bit tired today - is it wrong for her to want to go to bed at 7pm? She is feeling much better, but can still feel a bit of virus still in her system, and knows she still needs a bit more rest and good foods. Tonight she had some cooked chicken, mash and coleslaw and some fruit for dessert.
She went out for a walk after dinner, and bought a couple of summer tops that were discounted and got the groceries for the week. She says fresh airs and a bit of vitamin D are helpful to getting back into the groove. She surprised me when she came home, as I was napping on the neighbours garden and heard her footsteps. I was so happy, and called out and came running with my tail up in the air. It sure made mum laugh!!
Hello October, we welcome you and can't believe that September is over already. It rained last night, but the rest of the day was lovely, and we are already enjoying daylight savings, although it is only the second day.
Mum went out of the house for the first time since Thursday, and she lasted the whole day at work, but will be ready to hit the pillow tonight after an easy evening on the couch.