Friday, December 31, 2021

Happy New Years

 Happy New Years to you my peeps.  Mums covid negative text got sent to her at 9 this morning  - less than 24 hours from having it.  So she just has a cough and sore chest today.  So lots of fluids and resting.

So it's a quiet night for us.  Mum is going to watch a show and have a big fruit juice with some vodka and be in bed just after 12.  I've been asleep since 8pm.  You can see me enjoying my new years eve catnip in today's photo!!  Enjoy your evening my friends.

Thursday, December 30, 2021


 So mum went to bed last night and had that familiar chesty feeling that she was getting sick. She didn't feel too bad getting up, but by the time she had a shower and got into work she had a headache and a sore chest.  So as soon as she could she headed home via the after hours doctor to have a covid test - then home to bed. She's pretty sure it's just a cold, and yes she is double vaxxed and boosted.

She bought one of these pulse oximeters off the internet a few weeks ago, which was cheap and is handy.  Don't worry - her sats are fine.  No temperature,  just a cough and sore chest   So mum has to isolate at home until results are back.  So no New Years Eve parties for her.  

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Tuesday, December 28, 2021


 I went outside to chew on some grass to help mum with the gardening.   I came inside before it started raining.  

Monday, December 27, 2021


Mum and I chilled out again.  We're lucky here as Christmas break is four days long this year.  Especially as mum had finished night shift her sleeping is just about returning to normal.  She can nap when she needs to and can just read her book in the sun.  


Sunday, December 26, 2021


 I've been helping mum to do a but more reading.   She is avoiding doing the chores by chilling out.  Fine by me.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas

 Merry Christmas everyone.   We hope that you get lots of treats and some love today.  Our day is a quiet and relaxing one, and we will be heading go bed with very full tummies and dreams of Santa's visit.

Friday, December 24, 2021


 We're ready for Santa.  Mum finished her nightshift at 7am.  She went to the supermarket and then came home and did some chores.   Her body though wouldn't let her stay up so she climbed into bed at 10am for a couple of hours.    She then went to the library for another pile of reading.   Home made pad Thai noodles for dinner then mum watched Home Alone and Top Gun.  So now it's 11.35pm and she's wide awake, but glad to be staying home with me now.  

We hope you're all ready for Santa too.  It's Christmas eve here with just a half hour til Christmas day.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Last One

 There's meant to be a strawberry shortage here in NZ, right on time for Christmas.   Just about every family has pavlova with cream and strawberries.   Luckily mum got some this morning.   The supermarket was crazy busy at 8am with people stocking up.

Mum has one night shift left to go, so just one more lonely night for me.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

One Down

 One night shift down.  Mim did get an ok sleep.  She went to the supermarket on the way home, planning to get an Uber to take her home, so she loaded up with a couple of heavy items.  By the time she left the store it was raining and windy, and all the rides were doubled in price with huge waits.  So mum walked 3/4 of the way home and then caught the bus up the hill.  When she got inside she realized that she had forgotten to get anything  for her breakfast or to take work tonight.  She also forgot the lightbulbs she needs. 

I was glad to see her and we had pats and chats before she took to her bed.  I was a good girl until 2pm when I had to wake her up to tell her something important. 

Monday, December 20, 2021


 Mums night shifts start tonight so I'm home alone.   Wish us both luck.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Sunday Reader

 I was a good helper with my mum today.  Who needs a bookmark when Poppy is around.

Saturday, December 18, 2021


 OMG we has sunshine the whole day from morning to evening and it was glorious.   Mum loaded up the washing line and noticed that naughty neighbor had come for a visit.  

Mum felt a bit rough today, the effects  of her booster yesterday gave her a temperature and she just felt sick.  So lots of fluids snd a couple of naps helped and it is to bed soon.  So her day was a lot like mine.  She's made the bed and got her book ready.  The washing machine is already loaded for tomorrow's loads - towels and some bedding.  Mum is hoping she feels better tomorrow and can venture out, but she'll take it as it comes.

Friday, December 17, 2021


 Mum had a steady day at work.  She got her booster shot done, got books stocked up, got some treats to take for next week's night shifts  come home napped and then chatted to me.

She is desperate for a good night's sleep.  She has had a few restless ones and feels exhausted.   Fingers crossed for tonight.

Thursday, December 16, 2021


 Mum enjoyed a sleep in this morning before heading off for another shift.  It went quickly and before she knew it,  it was time to head home.  She stopped into the supermarket and got some supplies.  Nothing for me - no specials on cat food today.  Now she has to put all the treats away and head to bed.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021


 Mum stayed inside today as there were no breaks in the rain.  I enjoyed her company and the naps.  This was yesterday's overcast harbor view.

Monday, December 13, 2021


 Mum was aiming for a sleep in but woke up at 7am with a tidy 4 hours of sleep.  She didn't get too many jobs done, but she did drag herself out for a walk around the waterfront and dud some window shopping.  She came home and made a chicken pad Thai noodles for her dinner.  

The skies were a pretty pink tonight, but the forecast seems to be heavy rain tomorrow.   Mum is hoping there will be a break in the rain to go to the post office and library but we'll see.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Saturday Shift

 Mum had another evening shift tonight so we are both having our supper at 11.30pm.  I'm having salmon fancy feast and she is having meatloaf and mash.  Tasty.  

It's pouring outside again.   Mum thinks it's her fault.  She bought some new shorts last week,  and it's rained every day since.

Friday, December 10, 2021


 Mum depressed herself looking at the long term weather forecast for our city which says grey skies up til Christmas which is only 2 weeks away.

Thursday, December 9, 2021


These flowers made mum smile on the way to work this morning.   Good company and a busy shift made the work day speed by.  Now she is off to buy more groceries and come home to me - the best part of her day.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021


 The rubbish got picked up yesterday and on the news they were talking about delays due to a lack of drivers.  Mum gets that, they just can't get grumpy at mum on the phone and blame the non pick up on her.  They did the whole suburb except our street.

Mum has booked a movie to go to yesterday, on her day off but the weather was horrid with torrential rain - a months rain in one day, so mum stayed home rather than get drenched.   Today it was not as wet, and mum is hoping to get some uniforms washed and drying.  Middle aged life is fun!!!

So there have been some nice things.  Mum had a tasty mince on toast for dinner, raspberries were on special at the supermarket,   mum and I snuggled on the bed and mum has a new book to read as she heads to bed now.  

Monday, December 6, 2021


 Boy mum has cried some tears over her buddies this week.  This is our friend Millie at  Darling Millie and today her mom posted that our sweet friend has been losing weight and is a bit unwell.  Millies blog was the first one that we encountered and started us into the blogging world.  We send you all of our best wishes Miss M and her mom as we tiptoe on this journey with you.

Tucker joined our friend John's home at  I Have Three Cats in 2010 as a foster and got to stay and be loved with John's other cats.  A big Roly Poly fellow we can tell how well loved he was, and we are glad he got to stay in a loving home and share his dinners with his dad, and how much he will be missed.   Rest easy Mr Tucker.

Sunday, December 5, 2021


 The skies looked loaded with rain as mum came home this afternoon,  but it skimmed past our house and we just got some drizzle.  Mum went go a French Cafe for lunch with a bestie  having a pork/fennel pie and salad then a chocolate eclair.  Much more tasty than last week's lunch out.

Yesterday on mums way to work there were some anti vax/anti mask protestors outside the Governor Generals house - a whole 8 of them.  As mum waited round the corner for her bus with her mask on, a man carrying large signs came past and stepped into her personal space and  told mum that "masks were evil".  So mum told him to "piss off" and when he took a step towards her she raised her voice and told him to "go away ".  

Think what you want about vaccinations or masks.  But if you come at my mum about it she is not going to stay silent about what she thinks.  

Saturday, December 4, 2021


 Mums on shift again tonight so I'm waiting for my dinner. 

Friday, December 3, 2021


 Thursday is rubbish day.  Mum put her recycling out on Wednesday night, and the rubbish bags out on her sleep in day at about 07.28 as she left the house in a hurry.  When she got home in the evening all the rubbish bags were still on our street.  Our street is very narrow and steep, so the big rubbish truck can't come up, just a small one is sent.  All the other streets around ours were cleared, just not ours.  

So mum rung the council and got a lecture about how the bags should be out by 7am.  In the four years we have lived here mum has never seen our rubbish collected before midday.  To their credit they came and collected the general rubbish at 5.30am.  No recycling pick up though.

So mum emailed the council this morning on her way to work and again this evening when she returned home at 8pm.  What a fun game she is having!!!

First world problems huh.

Thursday, December 2, 2021


 Mum has been trying to go bed at a reasonable time each night  but last might she watched too many tiktoks and only switched her light off after midnight.  When she woke up her watch said 07.22am, which was awkward as she normally has to leave by 07.25am.  

So she brushed her hair, my furs (cos I love the hairbrush), brushed teeth and had a quick wash, put her uniform on, opened the curtains,  grabbed her lunch from the fridge, packed her bag, gave me a pat, took the rubbish bags out and got an uber - and still made it to work by 07.50  - phew.

Luckily now she has 2 evening shifts followed by 2 days off, so no alarm clocks until next week.