Monday, January 27, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Hope you are all having a fabulous Sunday - getting some sleeps in.
So mum did a bit of gardening today, some packing and a bit of cleaning. This time next week we should be in our new little house. Mum is trying hard to see the positives, but she does feel close to tears if she thinks too hard about it. This house has been a great place to live in, lots of space for us and a wonderful garden that I enjoy every day.
Today was glorious and warm, although the forecast is for rain tomorrow, that will keep mum and I busy inside.
We hope you had a fabulous Caturday.
Friday, January 24, 2014
The temperature has dropped a few degrees, so I will be able to snuggle with her tonight. She awoke this morning, with me snuggled between her knees snoring deeply.
Hope you all have some fun stuff planned - only a few hours til Caturday.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Me - I did a bit of sleeping and relaxing while mum kept herself busy.
Monday, January 20, 2014
We will have lots of of our stuff with us,and we have donated other goods to both the hospice shop and to the Salvation army stores to use. We know we are lucky, we can afford a roof over our heads and food every night.
Oh and lucky us, we had a reasonable sized earthquake this afternoon. It just shook the house and a couple of small ornaments fell down. No one was injured, and it was centred quite a way away from our city. Some roads have been damaged and quite a few people are without electricity in the towns closest to the centre of the earthquake.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
The choices in finding a house was much harder than mum had thought. She thought there would be more choices available, but in a limited time period there was not much to choose from. Prices have gone crazy. The good things about the house that mum has found is that she can still walk to work, it is close to the supermarket, it has a little back garden for me and already comes with a cat door. There is also no traffic going directly past the house as it is up 30 steps between two roads, making it safer for me.
The things that mum is finding hard are that it is much smaller, and mum has had to rid herself of lots of stuff. Storage is limited, so she will have to be selective about what she takes and keeps. The house is in the middle of a large student area, so mum imagines it will be noisier than what we are used to, and there will be more traffic noise. She also worries that it is not as safe an area as where we live currently when she leaves work after late shifts. The garden is pretty tiny and there is not many plants, as I love to curl up in the shade under some plants and sleep.
She knows though that we are lucky to find somewhere that we can stay together, she was worried that we would have to split up. This move has forced mum to face some tricky issues about her budget and that she will now have to knuckle down and restrict her spending, and stick to the budget. It has been a very confronting couple of weeks, and mums stress levels have been at the highest point. She is trying to look at the positives and trying to consider this a new adventure for us.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
So the garden guy came round to the house in the morning, mum took a little nap on the couch, but she had friends coming for lunch and her best friend helped mum do some chores around chez Q. Then mum went off and met another friend for a cheap dinner and a chat. Mum needed that.
So it is 10:30pm and it has been 31 hours since mum had a sleep, so she is hoping she has reset her body clock back to normal. I am already on her bed showing her how to do it. We wish you all sweet Caturday dreams.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Hope you are all excited for the weekend. Nice to have some days off. Monday is a public holiday here and Tuesday is mums day off, so she is glad that she has some days to be productive.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
She has been busy selling stuff and packing other stuff. She wishes she could take everything, but it isn't going to work, so all the books and craft stuff has gone. Mum is looking forward to a couple of weeks, where we can settle down and take it easy, and just watch some tv and read a book. She hasn't read a book since Christmas, as her brain is going 24/7.
Hope you all get a chance to relax, do some relaxing for us.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
So, if we skip the odd day or two we are sure you will all understand. We'll try to keep you updated on all the things going on.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
I am lucky though, having a forever home and a mumster to love.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Hope you are all getting some sleeps on Sunday.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Chicken risotto was made for her dinner, and I still haven't wanted mine yet. The tele box is on, and mum is watching The Tourist with Johnny Depp and Angelina, which she has seen some time ago. She might have to throw another blanket on the bed tonight before we snuggle up as it is rather chilly here.
The mumster doesn't make any resolutions for the year, but she does have a list of goals of things to try and achieve.
We hope you all had a relaxing day too and have great plans for your year ahead.