Sunday, January 31, 2016
So mum got herself up and ready and decided that even though it was sunny, she would take herself to the movies to see Brooklyn. She loved that movie, sweet and subtle, a movie about what it means to be homesick and what you consider home,, a feeling mum understands as she left home and was independent from age 18. Saoirse Ronan was just amazing, she did a great job of telling the story and holding it altogether. Mum likes that it was also not overstyled, the costumes and hair were realistic, the home knitted jumpers and outfits worn several times. She hates when there is a period drama and the female heroine arrives with one small suitcase, yet turns out in a different shiny new outfit with matching shoes every day. Anyway, she would recommend this one to all - although it might be too slow for any twenty somethings out there.
Mum then went off and did some jobs for the afternoon, she sat and ate her lunch in the sun, and then popped into the library for a little browse. Supermarket next for some supplies, and home to take a nap with me on the bed. Her intention was to read, but she only usually gets a page or two read before passing out. So now we are tidying up and getting ready for another week of work.
Hope you all get to enjoy your Sunday and do something fun!
Saturday, January 30, 2016
I only got one feast tonight, but lots of cuddles and mum says we are having an early night tonight - no arguments!!!
Hope you all had a fun Caturday!
Friday, January 29, 2016
Mum had a good day at work, and got to go out and have a lemonade with the young ones for an hour after work,as one of her young colleagues was leaving. A quick and easy dinner was had, and mum made a few phone calls, then she did some relaxing, and before you know it Caturday will be here.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
She had an easy sandwich for her lunch and some fruit. It is stone fruit season here in NZ, we have lots of apricots, nectarines and plums. All sweet and tasty and they never last for long. Mum has made a thai chicken curry and rice for her dinner, which makes it easy for her at work.
I don't get my fancy feast til mum gets home - so real late, but I have lots of crunchies to snack on.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
All the hours they offered to get an engineer out were impossible for a shift working mum. Today he was booked for between 8-9am which is nice to give you an hour window. Mum thought she better get up and showered and dressed early so she was looking semi decent. Then the phone went at 7.30am to say all was fixed. Nice to get some good service isn't it? Mum was pleased.
So now we have lots of catching up to do. Nice to see you all!
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Mum worked all day, which went smoothly and was good company which made the day go smoothly. Then mum went for a walk to the library and stopped in at the supermarket to get an easy microwave dinner. Mum was not in the mood for cooking, so easy was good. I had a fancy feast and then we did some relaxing. Although mum says doing chores like dishes and washes is not quite as relaxing as my sleeping, she did take it easy.
So hope you get to get some relaxing done today too.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Mum came home and fed me my feast, and then popped onto the deck to watch this little thunder and lightening storm whizz up the harbour. She told me to come inside as it was about to start raining, but I ignored her and sat under the little bench on the back porch until I got soaked and then frightened by the thunder and ran and hid under the deck for 20 minutes. Then I came inside and made mum move over so that I could sleep in her warmed up spot. So she is now in the bedroom blogging while I snooze the night away.
Hope you are all having a lovely night and tucked up all cozy and warm.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
All day she has been thinking about those lucky folks who won 1/3 each of the large powerball Lotto in the US. She wonders about their weekend and how amazing a life they can have. We know money might not make you happy, but mum would have a good go at helping as many people as she could. Wouldn't it be fun!!
After having lunch, mum then went to visit with some more friends for the afternoon. It was lovely and sunny and mum even rolled up her shorts and went into the water to her knees. Really cold but refreshing. While they were there they could see heavy see fog rolling in across the harbour opposite them. Mum has never seen fog like it. When she got home round 5pm the fog was thick and heavy, a real pea souper and mum was able to rescue her washing off the line before it was too dewy and wet. Me - well I slept through it all.
Hope you all had a nice Sunday and got some relaxing done.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Mum then came home by 9pm to help me with reading my blogs and having a couple of Caturday cuddles. So life is good.
Hope you all had a good Caturday and did something fun.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Enjoy your Friday everybuddy!
Thursday, January 14, 2016
We are having some perfect summer days and evenings at the moment. So nice to enjoy the sun and summer breezes while they last. Luckily we don't get super hot, and having the doors and windows open keep us cool.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
Luckily I could have a quiet weekend to recover.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
We have a busy weekend, so please forgive us for not posting tomorrow - but see you on Monday!!
Have yourselves a lovely weekend - do something fun!!!
Friday, January 8, 2016
Hope you all had a lovely Friday.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Mums old cat Puss, well she loved fresh corn on the cob. When mum used to cook some she would have one and Puss would have one too, mum had to turn the cob round so that she could chew on the kernals. Must have been good for her bowels. One of mums friends cats likes sweets and will run over wanting one if anyone has a bag of sweeties.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Monday, January 4, 2016
The clouds did clear this afternoon, so mum got a chance to hang some washing out in the breeze. She will be glad to have all the towels washed and dried in one day after days of rain.
As it has been cold at night I like to go into the lounge and stare at mum until she is ready for bed. That's what I'm doing now - so night night friends.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
The mumster awoke early at 8ish, but it was so grey and miserable outside she came back to bed and snuggled with me and read her book for a few hours, quite a pleasure. She then got up and made some chicken and salad rolls for her lunch, a bit more book reading and mum got a few episodes of Downton Abbey watched. Some beef and potato salad for her lunch, and a feast for me. Quite civilized. This evening was taken up with phone calls to family, then an episode of Downton before bed. How swanky!! Mum loves that lady Edith gets to have a romance, and that Mr and Mrs Carson get married.
Mum has been pleased to be able to relax this weekend and enjoy some simple pleasures - good books, tasty food and quality shows - and me!!!
Saturday, January 2, 2016
The clouds parted for a little while in the afternoon, so mum dashed to the supermarket to get some supplies and the easiest of dinners, a pre cooked chicken and some potato salad for her and some new dinners for me. Ohhhh gravy!!
So mum was looking at these photos last night when she made yesterdays 2015 collage. I haven't been in the bed for about 3 weeks now. My camping spot is back on mums bed. Funny huh!!! Still mum was thinking of her old cat puss who spent 6 months over winter sleeping on the front porch, and refused to be moved even on the coldest nights.
Tonight she is watching another classic - When Harry Met Sally - she couldn't believe when she googled it that it came out in 1989 making it 26 years old. Boy, time flies. When that has finished time to read and off to bed.
Hope you are chilling on your Caturday like us.
Friday, January 1, 2016
Hope you got to welcome in the New Year with some style or fun or just plain old relaxing. Mum strained her back a couple of days ago and was not in the mood for rushing around. So us middle aged ladies did a bit of relaxing at home. She cooked herself up some hand made chilli spiced fries and had a some Coke zero. She had saved Interstellar to watch - it was ok, maybe she was expecting movie magic but just felt it was a bit long. The funniest thing was that the movie stopped working at the end, in the last 10 minutes. Thank goodness for youtube - wouldn't you know it, the ending was available on there, so mum did not have to go to bed not knowing what happened!!
Thanks for sticking with us for another year, we wish you all health and happiness for 2016 and hope at least some of your dreams come true.
Poppy Q and the Mumster