Mum was lucky today. As she headed to work the skies stayed dry and a half an hour later the clouds opened and it kept raining until a half hour before she finished. She got home dry with all of her yummy groceries . Which was good, as she was tired again. She got only about one hours sleep as it was quite the windy night.
The little sparrows in the back yard were lucky too as they got the last of mums bread. They must have been hungry - we hadn't seen so many sparrows in some time.
I did not get lucky. No birdies fell off the fence. I had to make do with a feast.
Boy it sure was windy today in our city - blowing a gale. At least the towels dried quickly.
Mum did think about going out but decided to do a few chores instead and now the carpets are hoovered and the windows have been cleaned. Mum also promised herself that she us going to do a bit of a sort out. So she has pulled a bag out of the wardrobe ready to do more of a cull.
So mum has given me plenty of pats, gave my furs a brushing and talked to me so I am happy.
Well the anticyclone slipped past our city and left it's trail in other parts of the country. It has dropped our overnight temperatures enough for mum to put my quilt back on the bed. Apparently 10 deg us the tipping point for me to snuggle between mums knees to keep warm. No need for the Fan last night or tonight.
We were pleased to read/see today that 2 16 year olds won bronze medals at the winter Olympics. They are first medals in 26 years and only our 2nd and 3rd medals at winter Olympics ever! Well done kiwi kids!
We are ok, the stormaggedon seems to have skipped our city a bit. Today was calm and just gentle rain, although now at 9.30m the wind is picking up a bit it is no more windy than many days during the year. Where we live is high on a hill but sheltered a bit from the worst of the weather and with a block of flats in front of us and to the side, we think they take the brunt of the breezes deflecting it from our little place.
So mum has made sure we have enough supplies, plenty of biscuits and feast for me and chocolate, yoghurt, bread and water for her. She has an emergency bag packed in case anything happens overnight - you never know. We hope all of our kiwi friends are safe at their places and keep tucked in and dry. A perfect night to go to bed early and read.
We are looking out of the windows and keeping an eye on the skies today as there is a bit of a stormageddon heading our way. A severe storm that hit Tonga and Fiji last week has swerved southward and although it has reduced in intensity it is promising high winds and heavy rains. Luckily we live up high on the hill away from coastal flooding and in a sheltered spot. Mum stopped after work and stocked up on supplies and as mum has a day off tomorrow we intend to stay indoors and not go anywhere. Although mum has a dinner invitation out she thinks that it will be cancelled tomorrow.
So keep warm and toasty or dry and cool wherever you are.
The sun was shining again today but a sea breeze made the heat manageable. Mum tried a sleep in but was too hot, so instead got up and read her book. She went for a walk in the afternoon. Back home to read and relax with me.
While I was busy cleaning my machine the mumster decided that she should have some fun. So she finished the jobs by lunchtime and went out for a walk, as the weather was nice and we do have some cyclone circling above us that might hit next week. So mum walked, she bought a new tshirt, she tried on lots of other clothes she did not buy, she looked at furniture, she helped some tourists with directions, she walked home, she stopped and bought an ice cream, she read her book, she watched a movie at home, she ate a tasty dinner, a mini spa treatment was done, she lit candles, she made up a fresh bed and she patted a little grey pussy cat.
It was a lovely Friday for mum as she had leave from work. She got to sleep in which was wonderful and take a leisurely shower. She then relaxed and watched some shows before getting ready to head out and get her hair cut. She read magazines and relaxed as she got her hairs cut and coloured. Then a little wander into town before coming home to relax for a while. One of the girls was leaving from work, so there was dinner out which was a wood fired Margarita pizza followed by a lemon gelato.
Now two more days of relaxing - good on you mum you deserve it and I will help you.
Mum loves these beautiful bird photos from Freya Ever After such lovely photos of her birds and other pets.
We thought we would give you a smile for your week. Last week mum decided to google one of her great uncles. She found out that even though she knew hi as Uncle Jack, of course he was really called John - which mum and her brother never knew. He was always lovely to be with and told lots of good stories, and grew the biggest tomatoes mum ever saw.
She was looking on the Wikitree site which lists at the bottom how many steps away you may be from some people. Turns out old uncle Jack was only 16 steps away from Queen Elizabeth!!! That makes mum 19 steps away from Queenie herself. I wonder is she would get an invite to the Royal Wedding or dinner at Buckingham Palace?
It has been wet enough for the fishies today with non stop rain. Mum and the visitors saw these beautiful fishes at the pet store. She's not going to bring any home. Is it sad that she likes to go round the pet store and say hello to the kittens, bunnies, birds and fish (No puppies). By the way this pet store brings in puppies and kittens from the SPCA/shelters to rehome, so no puppy mills.
Mum met a bestie for brunch this morning and then went to the library before heading home to read and nap. She has enjoyed her day off.
We have had visitors come and stay. Muss belle stayed in the mum bed. I came in and meowed very loudly at 5am to let my displeasure be known and then at 6am to be let into the bedroom and under the covers.
Look at the newness of the mattress. Mum slept ok on it, although she was rather tired. It has super springs and memory foam. Can she say that she bought her last bed in 1996 so it was in need of replacing.
I had no problem with it. I just climbed up and went to sleeps. Mum is exhausted but is into day 5 of 7 so is almost there. 3 more afternoon shifts and then 3 days off to relax. So there will be plenty more sleeping to be done.
Mum went and looked at the sales in January and bought a new mattress. She got a call to say it was ready, and today it got delivered. As usual the couldn't give mum any idea of when they would deliver so she got up early and did some jobs.
She stripped the bed and washed all the linen. She let me have one last snuggle on the old mattress, before she dragged it out into the hallway.
I came in and told mum that our bed was in a strange place. She didn't listen and let some men take it away. Then they bought our new mattress in. Mum has made the bed but no time to test it until tonight. It is a bit higher so she hopes that is ok for me. I am a mighty jumper and should be fine.
Today was a big day that begun with mum tossing and turning all night before finally falling asleep about 3am. We had to be up early as it was my senior check day.
The vet was lovely and had a student with her too. Today I was 6.2 kg, with some tartar buildup. I still have my heart murmur and now have arthritis in my left knee. So I have to lose some weight and try some new foods (Mum says that she needs to do the same thing too). I tried the dinner and didn't mind it so we are off to a good start. I had bloods taken away and a Brazilian butt shave - ouch. Now I am home though and snoring on the bed next to mum.
Mum zipped off and did some jobs this afternoon. The wind was crazy as a big storm wss coming in. She took a photo of the sunshine over our street and the big grey clouds when she looked in the other direction.
It is now pouring down. Luckily mum came home early as she would have got soaked.