Friday, July 31, 2015
So after a ladies bathroom stop, mum walked home which is about a twenty minute stroll, giving mum a chance to listen to some ted talks. About half way home mums tummy did a big old gurgle, and she knew she might not make it home. And it was not the vomit type of gurgle, oh no. Luckily the gurgle happened about 2 minutes away from a McDonalds. So she had to do the old fake yes I have been eating here shuffle, and hit the bathrooms straight away. Phew - luckily the bathroom was vacant and she got there just in time. Mum was worried she might have to drop her trou and do a poop on the roadside.
So home now and feeling better. Time for toast!!!
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Me - I am happy with my tinned food.
Monday, July 27, 2015
The first movie was an amazing documentary called Sherpa - about the Sherpas working on Mt Everest assisting the climbing teams who are trying to make an assault on this beautiful mountain. The scenery was spectacular, giving you views of the mountain that I had never seen before. It was a compelling insight into the vast money making industry the mountain climbing had become, giving the government a large amount of money and providing wages and jobs for the people of Nepal. But dangerous, oh my goodness what they went through was scary, climbing over steep dangerous areas of ice in the dark on flimsy ladders, carrying gear the size of a fridge. A big mumster 5/5.
Then mum went to see a movie called Phoenix - a German story about a woman who after leaving the camps, seeks out her husband. After severe facial injuries, he doesn't recognize her but thinks she will be a convincing fill in, to make the bank believe she has returned to get access to her money. All a big odd, as surely you would think he would have figured it out. I wasn't convinced, and must admit to nodding off at several points during the movie. So a sleepy 2/5
Mum then was going to meet a bestie for the last movie, so they dashed to a restaurant for a quick lemon/lime/bitters, some summer rolls, chicken satays and wontons. A quick toilet stop and then back to the cinema for number 3. This one was a documentary about Peggy Guggenheim and her life as an art collector. What a fabulous eccentric lady she was especially as she got older. Born to parents who came from wealthy families, her life was changed by the tragedy surrounding her. Her father died on the titanic when she was just 13, leading to her having a breakdown as a teenager. One sister died in childbirth and the other lost the plot entirely. As a young woman she headed to London where she set up first an influential art gallery then a museum, before heading to Paris before the second world war to hunt down modern art, which is a big nerve racking when you are a Jewish woman working alone. Heading back to New York, she exhibits more of her modern art and becomes ensconced in the art scene. Releasing a rather racy autobiography describing her many lovers leads her to leave in the 1950s and head to Venice where she again opens another museum of modern art. An entertaining 4/5.
Then - just when you might think the evening was over oh no it wasn't, mum headed off to the supermarket to get some supplies for the week ahead and lots of biscuits for me. Oh yeah!!
Sunday, July 26, 2015
She then took herself off for a wee walk into town to enjoy the fresh air. She met her favourite little family for a little walk around and lunch out. They ate some tasty food and enjoyed some sausage rolls that had a tasty bit of meat and some mashed potato between the meat and pastry, that mum enjoyed although they were almost too huge for mum to eat, she managed to chow down and finish it.
By the late afternoon, the rain set in so mum headed home, and relaxed and gave me some more pats. A bit of book reading and a nap were in order. Evening came and mum had a light dinner, rang her family and did a bit of blog reading and tv watching. I tucked myself off to sleep on my blankie at 7pm, and now at 11pm it is time for mum to come and join me.
Hope you all had a lovely Sunday too and got lots of pats.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
The mumster then went out and met with four of her school friends, two of whom she had not seen in two or so years. As usual though, there was lots of laughter and they enjoyed catching up, over a very tasty meal. They liked it so much, that they even planned a road trip in a year or so to a school reunion.
Me - I was glad to get my mum home at 11pm for some dinner. So now I am sitting beside her telling her that the time for bed has come. Oh and she better go and buy some more biscuits for me tomorrow, cos we have run out.
Hope you all have a lovely Caturday my lovelies.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Mum searched her chair, and found nothing, but they couldn't figure out who had one. The guy who hid it then pointe to mums row. Turns out her shorty arms couldn't reach under far enough, and she won the prize. The funniest thing was because her friend had been sitting there he may have ended up with the two toothbrushes.
Yippee for mum - it has been ages since she won anything, so she was very lucky. Better buy a lotto ticket, she might be really lucky this weekend.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
How are you kitty cats? It is almost the weekend and boy we are glad to get some sleep ins. Hope you are all ready for the end of the week.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
After feeling poorly yesterday she felt better today, but was exhausted. So no Greys Anatomy tonight, she will record it and watch at the weekend. Tonight she has promised herself to be in bed by 10pm - which she thinks about every night, but her body clock often has her falling asleep just after midnight. She can usually cope with 6 hours sleep a night, but every so often it catches up with her.
Mums work colleagues were very kind about her haircut. They were nice and complimentary, even the boys said nice things to her which made her feel better. Mum is getting used to it, and it is nice for her to have a change. Like every haircut she has had it is always a bit awkward for the first couple of weeks, and really good for the next couple. She must say the boys were shocked to hear that for a ladies cut/foils/colour girls on average pay $200 compared to a mans haircut of $20. Luckily mum is a pretty low maintenance type of girl and doesn't spend a lot on beauty products
Me - I spend nothing on beauty!! My tongue comes for free!!
Monday, July 20, 2015
Luckily she had lots of tv/movies on the dvr to catch up with, and she took it easy at home. I liked that, as normally she leaves me at home and zooms around doing stuff. We got to spend the day together relaxing - awesome.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
So the temperatures are dropping again, so us girls are off to snuggle up.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Mum says her day at work went well today, but she was glad that it finally finished at 10:30pm (she started at 9am). Home to watch a bit of telly and gobble down lots of snack food, before heading to bed with her book. I have been very vocal about her coming to bed soon - as I want my snuggle.
Have a great Caturday everybuddy!! Have some fun!
Friday, July 17, 2015
Dinner was easy. I didn't even get a feast for my dinner. Mum tried me on a new brand, and I gobbled it up which is unusual for me. Mum knows though not to count her chickens, as she may try it again tomorrow and I might turn my nose up at it. She enjoyed her dinner too. Something easy, just some parmesan/basil/herb oven fries with some sour cream. Then she had some kiwifruit - mmm tasty she said.
Hope you all had a lovely Friday too my friends.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Anyway it really is a first world problem and mums hair grows really fast. Next time mum will be clear on her explanation.
Oh I have a new fun thing to do. About 10pm I start coming into the living room to talk to mum. I Meow at her, and if she ignores me I scratch her couch, which gets her attention. What I want, is for her to come to bed so I can get under the covers and climb on her leg to sleep. I only stay there for 10 minutes, before I have to come up for air and then return to the end of my bed and my blankie. Awesome.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Oh and to our Canadian friends, we hear you are having too much fun on the barbeques this summer and lots of your forests have lit up on fire. Don't worry, the NZ crews are on the way to help your teams out. It may be only 16 fire fighters, so I don't think all of your teams can take the weekend off, but we hope some help is useful.
Monday, July 13, 2015
The working week has started, and mum was super lazy this morning, staying in bed 10 minutes longer than usual, and so didn't have time to make herself her usual homemade lunch. She bought some at work, that was carb heavy, expensive and not particularly tasty, so she must do better tomorrow. She always has yoghurt and fruit available to take, and often some leftovers. The café at work often has long lines and surly service with expensive prices, a wonder that they make money but they pretty much are the only place available to staff and patients, and with a half hour break we don't have time to wander off to buy lunch at other places.
Hope you have all had a good beginning to your working weeks.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
- A sleep in after a bad nights sleep for the mumster (a head ache woke her up during the night)
- Sunshine after a rainy night
- A leisurely lunch of soup and toast for the mumster
- A walk into town
- Finding a new black tshirt just like mums fave that she has had for about 5 years and wears weekly and it still looks good (viscose and elastane mix keeps it fresh)
- A tasty dinner for her of stir fry veg and noodles
- A big old fancy feast for me
- Family Phone call night
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Enjoy your Caturday everybuddy.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Home to me. I had my feast earlier in the evening, so I needed a supper of biscuits. Mum is now watching Wife Swap while the washing is in the machine. I tell you - it was a big night.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
So we will be glad for the weekend and some time to relax and catch up on lost sleeps. Tonight mum is definitely off to bed early to keep herself warm and toasty. I am in my number one position - exactly where I am in the photo, on the grey merino blankie at the end of the bed.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Luckily too mum was on call last night, and only had to get out of bed once. Home just after 2.30am she managed to get some sleep from about 4am. So she is feeling ready to head to bed soon. Just a few chores to do before then. Me - well I ran out from the bedroom when mum got home tonight just after 5pm. I begged for my feast and then took myself back to bed at 6pm. What can I say? It's winter and I'm hibernating.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Work was busy and another late night as Mum stayed to do a couple of jobs. So it was dark when she got home and I was hanging out for my feast. I gobbled it up and then headed back to bed for a snooze.
Mum laughs at this photo, it shows the spot when she likes to plant a sly kiss on my head when I am snoozing, as I am not really the cuddly kind of cat. Although I do like to snuggle sometimes (but don't tell anyone).
Sunday, July 5, 2015
She has had a bit of a week of eating poorly, too many carbs and has been feeling a bit sluggish, so it was time to stock up with onions, carrots,turnips, parsnip, coriander, tomatoes, cabbage, peppers, courgettes, grapes, lettuce and tomatoes. She got some beef for tonight, and made a Thai Beef Salad for her dinner which made her feel better. Leftover salad for lunch tomorrow and there are plenty of veg for the week ahead.
Me - I am not so fussy. I don' need the veg just give me the feast.
Hope you all had a lovely Sunday.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Tomorrow should be a bit busier and the forecast is for some sunshine, so mum plans to get out and about then.
Enjoy your Caturday.
Friday, July 3, 2015
So I am off to nap and get some rest - it could be late nights!!
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Mum got a bit more sleep last night, and is ready to hit the sheets soon and get a good 7 hours in. It will be a busy old day at work for her tomorrow, and it is best to be rested and not yawning when talking to patients. She is on her feet for most of the day, so has to be ready to keep going for a steady 8 hour shift.
So after telling you all about snuggling with her, I refused to snuggle up last night and slept at her feet. The weather is meant to turn bad again soon, so I am sure it may happen again.
Oh - and the tv show I am watching is a cooking one. They are down in the South Island of NZ and talking about the truffles they grow there. Interesting.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
We did exciting things this evening, like sort out the rubbish, fold the laundry and mum was so lazy she had a simple sandwich for her dinner - all first world problems we think. Now I am on the bed meowing at her to remind her of something I want her to do. Secretly she is smiling too, as the past two nights, I have wanted to snuggle under the blanket and sleep next to her, something I only do about 10 nights a year. Mum thinks it is because I missed her when she was out all night, but she also wonders if the temperatures are beginning to drop right down overnight.
So sweet dreams my lovies. Talk to you again soon.