Thanks mum for feeding the birdies this morning. They seemed really hungry as lots turned up for the breakfast. So I went outside to see if a birdie gets within catching distance. Mum called me inside so that the birdies could eat in peace.
It has been a snoozy Caturday here - much like every other day. Mum was pleased to have a day off, and got to catch up with a bestie. Mum was pleased to get a 7 hours sleep in, and the day was looking like it was heading towards some stormy weather rolling in again. She left me alone to go and catch up with her friend. They spent money at a small cafe and had tasty roasted beef salad rolls which were nice and filling.
Then the girls went to the cinema to see The Chaperone. Mum loved the book, and the movie was pretty good. It is the story of Louise Brooks and her chaperone Norma who accompanies the teenager to New York in the 20s. Beautiful dresses and hats with echoes of Downton Abbey, which is no surprise as the screenplay is written by Julian Fellowes and Norma is played by Elizabeth McGovern (Lady Cora from Downton). It was a bit slow, but what mum thinks of as a gentle Sunday night movie.
Mum then went for a bit of a walk before she headed home. She then chatted to me and gave me a bit of a brush, before my feast was dished out and I chowed down. Mum felt like a treat so when she baked her chicken, she added some chips. Chicken and chips - super tasty and it felt like a treat. She had a big bowl of grapes for her supper. Now it is an early night as she has an early start for work on Sunday.
We got some sunbeams here today which were most welcome. It is Anzac Day and mum was lucky enough to have the day off. She finally got over 5 hours sleep which made her feel a bit refreshed. Washing got put outside, although it has reached the time of year, that even with the sun out it is not enough to dry completely.
Mum brushed me, gave me some pats, talked to me and lay down so we could nap together. I loves it when mum spends a day off pottering round quietly at home with me.
Mum was lucky and her call finished yesterday, but her sleeping has been a bit rubbish with her finally drifting off at 4am this morning. She got a few hours sleep and has been aching to join me for a nap this afternoon, but has resisted. She wishes she could nap as many times as I do.
Tonight she has done a couple of small jobs getting ready for the week ahead. The uniforms are ready for work, Mum's work bag is ready and an outfit is chosen for after work. Now she is off to read her book.
Mum got a whole 3 hours sleep last night, so she has had a couple of sleeps with me today. As it was the last fine day forecast she went out for a big long walk to get some fresh air. She found a couple of things on sale and got herself some tasty rice dishes for dinner.
Now the wind is rising and mum is about to switch the phone on again. It is her last night and then she will get some rest. Me too - I am tired as well.
We are still enjoying some sunshine here in the city, although rain is forecast to come in the middle of Easter. Mum is stocked up with some yummy foods, a pile of books to read and some shows to watch. She is on Call overnight so she hopes she is not crazy busy.
Mum has cooked dinner - potatoes, parsnips, broccoli and lamb and done a couple of chores. Now she is going to snuggle up next to me and watch the new Game of Thrones. She is excited to see it and knows that people will be talking about it tomorrow, something that doesn't usually happen now as people watch tv and movies differently than they used to. She wants to know how it all ends - if anyone survives.
I have been loving the snuggles lately,especially as our temperatures have been dropping to about 6deg C overnight. I climb over mum to get comfy in a nice warm spot.
The skies were beautiful this morning on mum's walk to work.
By the time she was coming home it was lightly raining. She took the bus home, which takes her 10 minutes longer than walking, but costs of $2 and as mum is still under the weather seemed a good idea.
Within 10 minutes if mum getting in our door the rain started to pour down and our little garden is getting drenched again. Luckily she us not on Call tonight so us girls can cuddle up inside and keep warm and dry.
So daylight savings ends overnight and the weather has come to remind us that winter is coming. it has cooled to 8 degrees C outside and raining. Because mum still has this silly cold, she has stayed in her dressing gown all day.
I don't mind. I've moved from my round bed to my bag bed all day and mum has left the heater on all day in the bedroom. I'm all ready for winter sleeping.
Mum made a roast chicken for her dinner tonight , so that she can have leftovers for tomorrow night. She has to work, so thankfully she is feeling a bit better. She feels bad as she is running out of my biscuits. She ordered some online - we hope they come soon!!
We hope you enjoy your Caturday and do something fun.
Mum got a bit of a shock last night. She had taken her cold night medication and was in the bathroom before bed when she heard her phone ring. By the time she got out to it it had stopped. 2 minutes later it rung again, and she answered to find out that she was needed to go into work. She had rung in sick for the day, but they had got busy and forgot to find someone to cover her on call.
Luckily she only had a quick couple of visits and gloved up and put a mask on so that she did not pass any germs onto anyone. Today she got to rest though, and I got to snuggle with her. It was only a mild 10 C degrees today, and so it was a good day for us girls to relax. Mums body is fighting the germs, so many drinks and soup - all goodness and lots of vitamin C. So hopefully tonight she can get a good nights sleep.
Mum spent the day home sick, she felt all stuffed up and tired due to the lurgy she has come down with, she hopes this one doesn't turn into a nasty chest infection and cough. Luckily I am an experienced nurse and took it easy with her. She got some groceries delivered, so it was soup and toast for lunch and some fruit in the evening, with lots of water and apple juice all day. She is going to have a cold pill before bed to help her sleep, as she tossed and turned all of last night. So I'm tired too.
Mum likes the council planted some olive trees in the street by our house, although it may have been better to use native plants, we think that each household was given a vote as to what trees they wanted in their street. Mum does not like olives at all, so she doesn't pick them although plenty of the locals do.
So mum and I are off to bed to get some rest and zzzzs.
The hots seemed to have left us. Last weekends hots might have been a summer waving goodbye to us. Tonight the heater is on in the bedroom and mum has the woolly slippers out.
Mum got another 8 hour sleep last night with no toilet break - a menopausal miracle. it must be the cooler nights keeping her curled up and asleep. She hopes she is getting herself into some better sleep patterns than she has had lately.
Mum had a bit of a slow day, where she sat round for a couple of hours not doing a lot. She's not complaining, as usually she is rushing around, and she was at work last night until 11pm and was tired this morning. She spent her down time planning this evening, and so far it is working out just like she had planned. Dinner was easy, she had a meat pie to cook and she had a big pile of coleslaw to suck up the pastry calories. She has made her lunch for tomorrow, given her face a good scrub, got the uniforms ready and tidied up a little. She is on track to be in bed by 9pm to read for a little while before bed.
It was wonderfully hot and sunny over the weekend with windows and doors wide open, with lost of breezes flowing through. Today when mum went to head off to work it was dark and drizzly and by the time mum was five minutes down the road it poured down and she got soaked on the way to the bus stop. It feels like autumn is setting in. I don't mind, I snooze the day away sunny or rainy.
We hope you have got your week off to a good start and are ready to face the next 7 days.