Saturday, October 31, 2015
It was a bit loud tonight, as Robbie Williams was playing at the outdoor venue just 5 minutes from our house. Mum stood and boogied in the dark garden for 10 minutes or so while he sung Angels, and a version of Royals (a song by the kiwi singer Lorde). As it was Halloween, mum also watched Hocus Pocus which she hasn't seen in years!!
Hope you all had a fun Caturday!! Did you treat yourself - did you have a boogie in the garden to a popstar? What did you do that was fun today?
Friday, October 30, 2015
Our little country is very excited. It is the talk of the town, the workplace and just everywhere. Yes it is the rugby world cup final, to be held in London at 4pm Saturday their time, which for us lucky Kiwis is 5am. So just about everybody will be staying up, or getting up to watch our team play the Aussies.
Mum feels a bit spoiled. She was glad it was finally Friday - even though she only had to work 2 days this week. She is on call for a bit of the weekend, but will get lots of chances to relax. She is a bit sad though, as her lovely niece has finished her exams, and next week will be back off to spend the holidays with her family. It has been a pleasure having her here for the year. Such a lovely clever girl, it has been nice for mum to see her blossom and her confidence grow.
So we hope you have a nice weekend planned with some fun things to do! Maybe it's a movie, a good book or something tasty to eat, share a meal with friends or have a nice drink with your dinner or maybe it is just relax and pat a cat - all good things!
Thursday, October 29, 2015
So after nomming on some grass I had my feast for dinner. I usually only eat 2/3 and save the last part for some supper. Mum felt noble for making herself a chicken salad for dinner, and had some watermelon afterwards. You go mum!
So for us ladies it will be an early night - time to keep warm and snuggle up. Mum has got her reading bug back, and is enjoying her books which is good as she has a huge pile from the library. But gosh we hope we get some warmer weather for the weekend. Us girls are trying to get some early nights in, cos there will be a couple of late nights when the rugby final is on at the weekend.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The grey clouds hung low today, giving us a cool day unlike the summery weekend mum had, so she pottered at home, getting some washing done, reading her book. She took a small walk to the post office this morning and a visit to the supermarket. She got lots of green stuff, grapes, lettuce, cucumber, broccoli and carrots and tomatoes for colour. Chicken and salmon for her, and some feasts for me - thanks mum.
Mum is enjoying her time off. She had been very tired the past couple of weeks, but had been working a few long shifts and lots of weekend work. This past weekend a couple of cold sores popped up too, just in time for her birthday which makes mum think she was fighting a wee virus or bug of some kind or just run down. So she has been relaxing and trying to take it easy, trying to find some balance. Hugs with me help - so mum is glad to be home.
So tonight mum made herself some tasty salmon which she served with broccoli and carrots. A good start to mums dining week. Me - I enjoyed my feast.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Me - well mum let me stay home, as she left on Saturday and was back on Monday afternoon. Our niece Miss Belle came over to visit with me on Sunday and make sure I had some feast and plenty of biscuits and water. I have been very chatty with mum tonight, but won't look her in the eye yet. But I am glad that she is home.
Oh and mum had a birthday on Sunday and she got to share a birthday dinner with the whole family. She had a nice lunch, then a walk and a drive round the city. Then a pizza birthday dinner with an Elmo cake. What a lucky lady!!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend and your week has started well.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Once mum got organised she went into town and took the niece out for lunch and for a wander round the shops. It poured with rain this afternoon, which was good for the gardens but not good for the mumster hair, making it all frizzy and crazy looking.
So we have a busy weekend ahead, so please forgive us if we skip a couple of days of blogging. We may have a weekend off from the computer, but will be back soon. Have a lovely weekend everybuddy and we hope you have lots of fun planned.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Mum has enjoyed having a couple of days off, we have been relaxing and having sleep ins. Yesterday was sunny but very windy in the city. Mum took herself out for lunch, a lovely tasty chicken cannelloni, that was more broccoli than protein filled. Mum was going to tell them, but she is reluctant to complain unless there is a real issue.
Then she took herself off to see The Martian, which she enjoyed a lot. A nice chance to have a little day out.
Today was spent being very lazy. It was cloudy and cool out, so mum stayed home and pottered. Tonight she has the movie version of Les Mis playing. She thought she would enjoy it, but musicals are not really her thing, and although the actors are great, mum has found it a bit of a bore. She doesn't mind Grease and she quite enjoyed seeing Phantom in London years ago, but has never really enjoyed any others. What kind of middle aged lady is she?
Anyway we hope you have had a nice Thursday day.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
I am lucky that I get to be an indoor/outdoor cat and get to have my own cat door and dictate when I go outside. We have no cars outside this house, as it is up a set of stairs connecting two streets. There are lots of people going up and down the stairs, and as I am a fraidy cat I stay pretty close to home.
Mum went to work in the afternoon, and I took myself off to bed to snooze till she got home.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
The day began early as there was rugby on. She got up at 7am to watch the All Blacks vs France, which was a great game. We were so glad our team won and get to play in the semi final vs South Africa next weekend. More games are on tomorrow morning - Ireland vs Argentina and Australia vs Scotland.
Us girls got lots of relaxing done. It was a bit windy to be outside, but the towels dried quickly on the line. I snoozed on my bed - this week I have camped on the spare bed. And to make it even more cozy mum has given me a bath mat to sleep on - my favorite. Hope you all had somewhere snuggly to nap on today.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
She then got ready and went off into town to meet a bestie. The girls had a nice brunch and a chit chat and then did a little wander round the city, checking out the shops. It was a nice afternoon, but mum was glad to get home and put her footsies up. A little nap was in order too.
So as the evening comes to a close mum is ready to get up early tomorrow morning. There is important rugby on, and most of NZ will be watching the tele on Sunday morning. South Africa play Wales, then it is the All Blacks vs France. OMG we are all waiting for the match with bated breath.
So hope you have all had a nice Caturday too!! Hope you did something fun.
Friday, October 16, 2015
It was sunny and warm in the city today, but a tad windy and tonight the wind has picked up and it has got much cooler. So some washing has been done and mum made herself an easy dinner of chicken nibbles and coleslaw. She watched a couple of shows, and did a few chores. I snoozed a few zzzzzs.
She is trying out a new tradition tonight too. Since she now spends quite a few Friday nights at home, she is going to make it movie night and download a movie to watch, and make the evening special. The candles are lit and the lights dimmed - she is already for some relaxing!!
Hope you all have some relaxing planned into your weekend too!!
Thursday, October 15, 2015
I was lucky to be able to have mum home with me for the morning. She was going to sleep in, but she woke up early to use the bathroom, then some noise woke her up again. So she got up to have a bagel for breakfast, then did a few little chores. Then off to work.
I love when mun gets home - cos then I am allowed my dinner. I chowed down my feast, then took myself off to bed.
Nite nite everybody.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The mumster went to town to meet some besties for some tasty Asian food for dinner. Then the girls went to see the Neil Finn concert. She said it was awesome, what a voice he has and he was joined by his son Liam, Wife Sharon and the strings from the New Zealand Orchestra, beautiful violins and cellos. Lots of old hits and a few new songs thrown in. Just delightful and well worth the late night on a school night.
So some snuggles when mum got home, and she will show you my present tomorrow!!
Monday, October 12, 2015
Then she headed out to meet some friends for lunch which was nice as they chatted for a while and had a tasty bite to eat. Then back into town and mum met her lovely niece for a wee chat and a nibble in the sunshine. Mum then came home and talked to me, before taking a wee nap.
So for us a relaxing day and evening, just nice to catch up on some rest. Hope you all have a lovely Monday too.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Mum then went and met a bestie and saw the Wearable Arts Awards, a show held yearly in our city. The outfits were pretty amazing, hours and hours of work from artists across New Zealand and the world. The show itself, is a spectacle, with amazing dancers and musicians and some fantastic acrobats. Mum and her bestie just wish that some women would just shut up though, they had ladies beside them and behind who spent the whole time chit chatting and describing little thing verbally. We do understand if you are with someone blind or vision impaired, but otherwise we do think you should be quiet while a show is on.
So mum came home and had a bite to eat and now us girls are getting ready for bed.
Hope you all had a lovely Caturday too.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Ohh and mum cooked herself a steak and potato salad for her dinner, and got some buns to fill with ham and coleslaw tomorrow and Sunday for work, cos yes she is working the weekend again. She must be middle aged when she is excited about her filled rolls for lunch. The highlight of any working day!
We hope you have some fun things planned for your weekend - we do!!
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Cue the horror music - as I had puked up on mums quilt, the one I am snuggling under in the photos. Mum cleaned it up, and the quilt has been washed and put on the line. I am not too sick very often, usually only a couple of times a year.
After a couple of hours rest, I was back to normal, and so mum doesn't feel a V.E.T visit is necessary, although she will keep her beady eyes on me for the next couple of days.
She did quiet enjoy her dinner. She made some spaghetti with tomatoes and garlic that she said was awesome, and enough for leftovers for tomorrows lunch. Not much can put her off her food.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Oh - and the trick with getting me to sleep on the little bed, is for mum to appear that she didn't want me sleeping there, and that the blankie was special. That is a magnet to a little grey cat.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Hope your week has started well too!!
Sunday, October 4, 2015
But then she decided to just stay in bed and read her book for another hour. Then it was time to jump up, have a shower and some breakfast and chat to me. More washing was done too and then as the sun was shining she headed out.
She walked down to the markets and got some carrots, potatoes,broccoli, parsley and chicken for her dinners. She then did a bit of window shopping and decided to try a couple of things on that were on sale. She almost had to buy a top and wear it home cos she got stuck in it. There are lots of tops out this year that are not so stretchy and with on buttons or zips, mum could not figure out how to get out of it, she almost had to get the sales assistant to peel her out of it. Finally she got it over her head and could peel it off gently. Phew!
Home and mum made me a feast for tea. She stir fried some onions, pepper and chicken with satay chicken for her tea. Carrots and broccoli on the side, some satay sauce and roti bread and she had a little picnic that she enjoyed and best of all there is enough for dinner tomorrow night.
We watched the rugby highlights on the news - never underestimate the Australian Rugby team, they are a formidable foe and our team doesn't always win against them. It is turning into an interesting competition.
Hope you all feel refreshed after your Sunday and ready for the week ahead.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Still, the day was nice and sunny and she appreciated the time to relax and read her book in the sun. Sometimes she feels she races round all weekend and does not have much time to sit back and relax. Washing was done, and some tidying was done, although there is always more to do.
The best bit, was that no money was spend although mum is eyeing up things on the internet. Internet shopping sure is a blessing - no need to wander the town to look for that perfect thing, it can all be done from the couch in sweatpants. Mum did buy herself a couple of tshirts this week and some work shoes, so she will have to see if they fit when they arrive.
So us girls are off for a snooze, so hope everybuddy has had some fun today!!
Friday, October 2, 2015
We forgot to say Happy October!! We love the ber months - the best part of the year!
We watched the news tonight - terrible news about more students being killed at school at college in the US. We don't know the answers, but mum knows that after 20 + years of working in a hospital here in NZ, she has only ever seen 4 gunshot victims. 2 were criminals shot by police, and another two were hunters accidentally shot. So something we don't see a lot of, which is fine by us.
Daylight savings started here last week, and we are loving it and the extra hour of light in the evening, but just putting your body clock out by an hour sure does make you tired.
Oh and the neighbor doesn't mind my contribution to the peach tree fertilizer, as I make everything grow big and green. The warmer weather has made me more happy to be outside, mum too - we love spring!!
Have a nice weekend everybuddy - we hope you have some fun things planned!