Thursday, October 18, 2018


Most of my days are the same.  A cosy spot to sleep and wait until mum comes home.  I find a spot and burrow in. 

Mums day was busy, she did make sure that she had a nice walk in the sun too work and after work.  She made some egg and tomato sandwiches for her lunch and had some mandarins and grapes for treats.  She is aiming for an early night tonight.  Lights out by 10pm.  It has been far too many late nights lately and her sore back or cough or other aches and pains have kept her awake early in the morning.  She is off to make an easy supper tonight - Reuban toasted sandwiches - swiss cheese, pastrami and sauerkraut - ohh laa laa.

She finds it hard to watch the news - full of politics and bad news stories.  Mum now skims through it really quickly nowdays and only watches about 5 minutes.  Instead she watches something to make her smile - Ellen, or NZ has started a new version of Gogglebox, a show about people watching television which is strangely compelling. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Spring Time

Spring time in the garden is nice.  Not too hot and everything is smelling green and fresh, and I get to roll around while mum hangs out the washing.  I am not too keen on photo sessions though.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday Movie

Mum has a sleep in day which is good as we have played outside in the sun.  She downloaded some photos and spent ages trying to get a little video to load.  We hope you like the photos. 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Happy Birthday To Me!!!

Guess what kitties?  It is my 12th Birthday today.  Mum got me the same present I got for Christmas - 3 mega bags of treats!!  She had to use a Christmas photo too, as it was dark and cloudy here and hard to get a good photo, and we both spent most of the day in bed as mum was a bit peaky.  Anyways it is good to be chasing another trip around the sun, even if I am a pensioner in cat years!!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Weather Watcher Caturday

It was a stormy one in the city overnight with wind cold and pounding rain.  I zoomed between the window and jumping on the bed to tell mum how rough it was outside.  So I am tuckered out today.

Mum slept in and then went out to meet a friend for lunch.  She popped into the library and got a couple if things at the supermarket.  The clouds cleared and the sun came out which was lovely.  Mum finished the Game if Thrones episodes she had been watching.  This evening the lights are low, the candles are lit and mum is going to watch I, Tonya.  I had my dinner at 5pm and went to bed straight after to keep warm.

Friday, October 12, 2018


Mum found this tshirt on ETSY from seller Oh Hello Sparkle.  She says it reflects how she feels most days.  She was glad that Friday rolled round.  After all of our nice weather, we have had a reminder that the cold and stormy stuff can still arrive.  Heaters are on full bore, and it is a tad chilly in the house.  Mum had to come home and have a nap, she is lucky enough to now have a head cold as well as a sore back.

So I have told her to load up on the vitamins, the water and head to bed early.  I have already retired early to get my snoozes on.  A girl has to rack up a good 23 hours a day to keep young.  She has only a couple of goals for the weekend, to meet a friend for lunch tomorrow, to finish watching a series of Game of Thrones she has recorded (she is not sure which one, but they're all good),  watch a movie or two and do a few of the weekend chores.  A couple of sleeps ins for her too, and some easy eating will make the weekend pass by.  She might have to pull out a few jumpers and jacket to keep warm though, as she doesn't have a cute grey fur jacket like me.

Thursday, October 11, 2018


We have had some sunny days but the temperatures still drop down at night, and lately I have been snuggling in the same spot on mum's bed.

Mum returned to work today.  Her back was pretty sore after a days work and she hopes to get some more sleep tonight.  4 hours seems to be the most she gets before her back pain wakes her up.  So some pain relief before bed should help.  Thanks for all of the well wishes for her.

Mum ran into a friend today, and mentioned that she had had a weird dream a couple of days ago where her friend, his ex wife was in the dream.  On her way home, she ran into both of them together.  She hadn't seen her friend in a couple of years, and it was nice to have a quick hug and a promise to catch up sometime soon.  Mum felt good to have seen her old friends.

We are looking forward to Friday and having the weekend off.  Yippee.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018


This is my little garden nest where I like to sleep on a sunny day.  I like to watch the birds zooming around and watch out for intruders.

Monday, October 8, 2018


It was a beautiful day here in the city today.  Mum filled the washing line, hovered the carpets and did the dishes all before 10am.

The supermarket delivery was booked for a 10- 12am slot, so it wasn't here until 12.15pm which isn't too bad.  It costs $12 for a delivery under $200 and $9 for over.  Similar to the cost of a taxi home from the supermarket.  Mum normally buys small amounts after work, carrying her bags with her.  With her bad back a delivery was a good idea and mum uses it as an opportunity to stock the cupboards and order heavy or awkward things like mega toilet rolls, bags of cat biscuits, big bottles of juice and washing powder.

Mum was unable to get a Drs appointment until late this afternoon and the Dr agrees that mum has sprained her back and has given her a couple of days off to rest.  Mum has a new book to start and is starting on Call the Midwife she recorded earlier in the year.

We had another wee nap this afternoon - I am loving having mum home even if she gives me too many kisses and brushes.

Sunday, October 7, 2018


Today was a day of test.  Mum's plans for the day were put off until last weekend, so mum finished the last of the washing and watched some shows and read. 

Her sleeping is still affected by her sore back.  It awakens her with a throbbing pain and she is even slower to wake up than normal. 

She is lucky to have another day off tomorrow and has managed to secure a Drs appointment for the afternoon.  She has also arranged for a supermarket delivery so that she does not have to carry heavy groceries home. 

She is feeling a bit of cabin fever though as she has been home sick for so many weeks or working.  She is ready for some fun and to catch up with her friends.  I am glad of her company though.  It is good for me.

Saturday, October 6, 2018


Hello Caturday friends.  Mum's now gone and hurt her back this week, after working all of those shifts.  She now has trouble sleeping and had to get up and have more Nurofen in the small hours.  She had a quiet day with just some washing and dishes.  A big nap with me helped this afternoon.  Tonight dinner was on the couch watching Paddington 2 - very sweet.

So hopefully she will get better sleeps tonight with less slow tossing and turning for her.

Friday, October 5, 2018


TGIF  mum says.  It is finally her days off and she is ready to relax.  She did some washing, went to the hairdresser and got some groceries, took a nap and ate chips on the couch while watching a movie.

I slept in, begged for food, napped, scratched, had some drinkies and took a sleep.

That's what we are going to do all weekend.  Such big plans people.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018


Today is day 5 of 7 so mum is almost close to her days off.  She dragged herself out of bed to go to the library and take a walk in the fresh air.  It really feels like spring, mum hasn't worn a jacket the past two weeks, and the heaters have been turned off - yah for a smaller power bill this month.

Monday, October 1, 2018


Mum feels happy today that she made a complaint.  Our local bus suppliers have changed and the timetables have been altered.  It left mum with no bus to the hospital on some shifts and she has to walk the whole way. 

Obviously lots of folks have complained and they say the are now putting back on the early buses so she can get to work.

Now if they could only fix all of the other issues.

Sunday, September 30, 2018


Mum has almost made it through 3 of her late shifts.  Only another 4 to go.  She will just be into the swing of things and they will be over.

She had a big night out last night with school friends which was lovely.   The meal was a bit ho hum.  Expensive fish and chips which came with only 4 chips.  Eating at 10pm is never mums favorite either. 

Saturday, September 29, 2018


Mum got home at 11.30pm last night.  Went to sleep and up early today to go to work by 8am.  a busy day at work and she has arrived home in time to shower and dress and go out with some old school friends.  At least she can sleep in tomorrow and chat to me then. 

We hope you all had a nice Caturday and did something fun.

Friday, September 28, 2018


Today has had a relaxing morning, mum got a big sleep in advance.  This afternoon she starts a long stretch of evening shifts.  Mum is just hanging out until this time next week when she gets some days off. 

There was time for mum to do some dusting and hoovering this morning.  She has a list of chores to get done during the week - good luck with that plan mum.  I plan on sleeping all week.