Mum found this cool picture on ETSY called Sleepy Cat. It perfectly shows our plans for the weekend. There is lots of rain due, so mum is going to take it easy and rest her sore shoulder. How about you - big plans?
Mum took a day off today. Weeks ago mum injured her shoulder, she thinks it was when got bumped on the bus. At the time she just got s couple of sharp twinges . The past few weeks though it has been more painful and mum can't move it very well. Last week she went to the physiotherapist to get some exercises to help.
It was sore at the weekend so she took a days leave to rest it today. So only a few chores were done and mum just rested with me. She has one more days work and then a 3 day weekend to take it easy. The forecast is for a rainy few days, so mum will be happy to stick close to home and keep me company .
Another earthquake today around lunchtime - just quick and a bit of a wobble like yesterday. There have been at least 20 aftershocks in the past 24 hours, most so small we can't even notice them. Today's just felt like someone was out on the scaffolding.
Check out this tshirt from ETSY that mum found here. She's going to remember that line when people ask her if she has kids.
Mums sleep in was disturbed this morning by a solid earthquake just before 8am. It was a quick one, with nothing falling down or disturbed here, just a rumble and shake. So she got up and went to the bathroom and went back to bed to read her book. It rained all day, and the painters did stay away so she was able to stay in her sweats all day and just read and relax. She cooked some dumplings for her lunch and some pumpkin soup for her dinner. I mooched about and slept when she slept and slept when she was awake. It is a good life being a cat.
The painting is almost done now. The scaffolding might be down this week. The painters were here today as well , mum and I are over them being here every day. The noise and mess and mum has to keep the bedroom curtains closed so I don't get scared.
But time to get our relax on - mum has the next two days off.
Hey friends. Mum was at work late again tonight. She has come home and already eaten a half a packet of salami bites and a caramel biscuit. A full tummy will help her sleep. I have a tummy full of feast , so I'll sleep well too.
I kept coming into the living room and complaining to mum tonight. It took her ages to figure out what I needed. I kept sitting by the heater where her feet are, but had to move everytime she sat down.
So she went and got a blanket with a towel on top and put it on the other side if the heater. Problem solved. Straight to sleep and lots of snoring.
And don't worry our heater is a safe one. Mum likes these micrathermic heaters they heat a small space quickly, and you can be close to them without burning, it has a thermostat and is light to move around and the best thing is it is silent which is good in the living room.
We are almost finishing our Sundaying while many if you are waiting for it to begin. Washing was put outside, but it is hard to get it dry now and we are almost st the dry inside stage. Mum hoovered- it has become a 3 time a week job with dust from the builders and painters sneaking in through the doors and winters. Has mum and I told you we will be pleased when they are finished?
Mum did an easy exercise program today - she needs to get stretching and moving more and so is starting gentle. She is not as flexible as she should be and needs to reduce the covid kilos.
I begged for my dinner at 2.45pm, and mum is just giving in now. She figures that if I want it I can have it. She's only starting hers at 6.30pm. Lamb chops with baked sweet potatoes and carrots and broccoli. Lots of veg for her.
Dark autumn nights mean earlier nights for me and mum. I tucked myself up onto my quilt at 3pm. Night night.
Mum was just about to leave home to go out for the first post lockdown lunch out, when she checked out her website to see that John from I Have Three Cats had done a post. She only got a chance to have a quick glance, she could not bear to read more as she knew she may not be able to hold back the tears during lunch. John wrote about his lovely cats who both took their journey to the bridge on Friday.
His sweet princess - Miss Cammie who although had struggled with tummy troubles for a long time and had had a stroke a year ago, outlived the predictions mad for her. What a sweet girl - we will miss her.
And Mr Raleigh, who John rescued from his work place after he was found living rough. His place as a foster at the cosy apartment was soon cemented as a family regular and even though his time in his new home was short, we can tell from many of the photos posted that the boy was happy to be warm with a full tummy and well loved.
So sweet friends, we will miss you but know that you will be greeted at the bridge by your friends who have gone before you. Rest in Peace Princess and Peachy.
After 7 weeks mum supported a local business, by buying a burger, fries and strawberry milkshake on the way home from work. After cooking every other meal for herself it felt so decadent to be buying food someone else made and mum dud enjoy it. It was a kiwi beef burger with bacon, egg, salad and beetroot relish.
In order to go into the shop to pick up food or any other items you have to leave your contact details. Why the burger shop needed to know mums age is a mystery. Surely name, phone number and email is enough?
It did feel weird for mum to be in a shop too, as the only place she has been in 7 weeks is the supermarket. The library opened yesterday but mum only popped in quickly to drop off her read books, she still has a big pile to read.
We are lucky. No covid cases in our country again today. So from Thursday there is more freedom and fun. Cafes and shops, hairdressers, cinemas, libraries and restaurants can open up and on Mondays kids can go back to school. Fingers crossed this will last and things will feel more normal as each week goes by.
We hope too that the builders and painters can bring all of their pals and get this job done.
I was nice to my mum for Mothers Day and let her sleep in. It was another mild autumnal day but just enough warmth to dry the towels. We are over the scaffolding dominating the view of the back yard but lately mum has used some of it to hang the washing off, as the sun has moved away from our garden and is blocked by the flats next door.
Naughty neighbor cat tried to sneak in the house, but I chased him off. Mum was impressed with my hissing skills. This old girl still has some talents.