Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Tuesday, June 6, 2023


 It was hard for mum to get up this morning after a public holiday yesterday.  It was grey, rainy and cold and her nightshift body  refused to get any sleep.  The good thing is that her body is tired tonight.  Me - well I'm ready to sleep anytime.

Monday, June 5, 2023


 Mum had a restless sleep last night.  I was up bugging her about something she couldn't figure out, and she had to get up go the bathroom lots.  So many times she figured she must of had some sort of bladder issue.  She intended to ho go the after hours doctors, but by mid morning after a shower and lots of water she felt better.  Today was lots of naps for both us girls, and tonight we hope to sleep better.

Winter weather has now arrived, with it being 7deg C most of the day and now hailing outside.  Our heater has been on all day, the first cold day of the year for us.

Sunday, June 4, 2023


 Mum did go to bed at 10.30pm last night.  She tried to read, but after 2 paragraphs she had to give up.  She had an early start, but hadn't expected to wake up at 4.30am, tume for tiktoks 

So it was dark as she walked to work, but these white flowers were glowing, as they darted around in the wind.

 Tomorrow is s holiday, so mum is looking forward to doing some pottering about and chatting to me!!

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Art Show

 Mum forgot the annual art show was on this weekend until she got an email at 8am.  She breakfasted and got herself down there for a quick wander and although she liked a couple, most were very pricey.   This cat was more magnificent than the photos show and was $5000.  

So she spent the afternoon at the cinema seeing the Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, which was a bit dull and slow, 2.5/5.  Then curly fries and a lemon lime and bitters, and a long slow bus trip home.

I was glad when mum returned and enjoyed my feast.  Now the heater is on  - its a chilly 8deg C here tonight! 

Friday, June 2, 2023

Sleep of Approval

 Mums night shifts are over, and she was glad when  7am rolled around this morning.  Rather than tumble into bed, as the day was sunny and a warm 17 degrees outside, she put the bedding into the wash and popped it on the line.  Her eyes started closing after having her breakfast, so she admitted defeat and had to nao for a couple of hours.

As the afternoon felt like spring, even though winter is just starting mum went off to return some parcels and library books and pick up groceries. 

After dinner, mum decided to put her new winter quilt and blanket on the bed.  As soon as it was on, I jumped up and rolled around on it and went straight to sleep.  Mum thinks I love it already!  Just when she wants to go to bed!

Thursday, June 1, 2023


 Mum stepped out of her Uber this morning and the sky was pretty at the end of the street.   The day was ok, mild and windy enough to dry some clothes outside.   Tonight is mums last night shift and then she can go back to normal sleeping. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Tuesday, May 30, 2023


 Mum got a good sleep today.  She got groceries on the way home, just a few things but pricey!! Still she knows she's lucky to have a job to pay for all of our treats.  She had to eat the leftover vegetables abd sausages for lunch, no wasting food here.  

I waited until 2pm to wake mum up today.  So mum's happy! 

Monday, May 29, 2023


 Today was a great day for sleeping and I didn't wake mum up until 1pm.  She thinks I am just bored and worried about her.   Once I wake her up, I go straight back to bed and sleep.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Naked Dinner


This was mums dinner before she put it in the oven.  Roasted pumpkin, carrots and beets, pork + fennel sausages with peas and roast onion gravy.  Although it looks unappealing here, mum says it was tasty and gives her leftovers for the next couple of meals.

Mum slept better today and even went out for an afternoon walk as it was so nice out.  Me - I slept too, and woke her up for a chat at 1pm.

Saturday, May 27, 2023


 Mum might have had worked 7 hours of call back at work overnight, got home at 8am, had 3 hours sleep then gone to a home show, walked round for hours, watched a cooking demonstration on fish tacos, got home and got more sleep and is now about to switch the on call phone back on.

Friday, May 26, 2023


 It's Friday again, and mums plans have changed from a quiet weekend to a busy one.  One of her colleagues is sick, so she's filling in for her.  Still lots of time for snuggling and what else is there to do in winter time?

Thursday, May 25, 2023


It's grey and got cats on it and mums thinking of getting this duvet cover to snuggle under.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Tuesday, May 23, 2023


 Mum had another 3 hour sleep this morning, and was tired all day, but hopes that will help her reset tonight.  I was glad when she got home after 8pm.  She got groceries on the way home and realized that she forgot a couple of things, so back to the shops tomorrow. 

These prehistoric looking flowers were being sll glorious along the coast at the weekend, brightening up a grey gloomy afternoon. 

Monday, May 22, 2023

Good Boy

 This is mums friends lovely cat Dust.  He was a busy boy, climbing trees, up on the neighbours roof and sll round busy boy.  He came up and sat on the stool beside mum, so she gave him a couple of treats.

Sunday, May 21, 2023


 Mum went out to visit her friends today.  After a lovely lunch they took a walk along the sea front.  The weather went from overcast to fifteen minutes later it was clearing and sunny.  A lovely day out, and the sea air will hopefully help mum sleep well tonight.

Saturday, May 20, 2023


 Mum popped out before the rain started up this morning for a few things at the market.   The tulips were pretty, but mum didn't buy any.  Just a baguette, corriander, mince meat and sour cream.

Friday, May 19, 2023


 Finally it is Friday and mum is free of work until Tuesday.  She intended to only sleep until lunchtime, but woke up at 2pm.   By the time she got up and dressed the wintry afternoon was getting dark, and as she left home the rain was starting.   

She got a bus to the library and picjed up her reservations to realize that she had left her library card at home.  Luckily they let her take her books home as mum could recite all of her details.  Mum was not in the mood for cooking this evening so she grabbed a burger on the way home.  I had asked for my dinner at 3pm and was in bed by 3.30pm.  Mum is surprisingly tired tonight, all those carbs are making her sleepy!!