Saturday, December 31, 2022
We rested today, and mum is feeling better already. It was sunny but coolish, but mum still had her shorts and sandals on and got some sun in the afternoon with a bit of gardening and then she sat and read a magazine, before it got to cool. So a quiet end to 2022.
Friday, December 30, 2022
Mum finished her 7 day stretch of work today, and is looking forward to days off. After days of hot sunny weather, it was windy and spitting rain after work and she regretted not bringing a sweater. Still she was so happy to finish work she didn't care, and picked up library books and groceries on the way home.
I was waiting for my feast, and mum cooked up some fluffy rice and thai chicken curry for her dinner and then relaxed for the evening. She has had a slight cough, but after testing doesn't think she has Covid, but needs to get a good nights rest tonight. Yippee for days off.
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
In the evenings I like to sit outside by the recycling bin and look at our garden, watching for intuders and birds. Not much action, but a peaceful time to enjoy the fresh air, and neighborhood smells.
Mum has finished her evening shifts for the holidays and now just has a few day shifts to complete. It has clouded over and cooled down tonight, and mum said she is looking forward to a cooler sleep tonight.
Monday, December 26, 2022
It has been a glorious day here, perfect blue skies and hot, a pity mum missed most of it at work. At 10.38pm it is still warm enough to have windows and doors open wide, and safe enough even though mum and I are home alone.
Mum is in need of shutting the house up soon and heading to bed, as she is tired after working and ready to snooze with me. Perfect .
Sunday, December 25, 2022
Saturday, December 24, 2022
Friday, December 23, 2022
Today was another restful day with a big sleep in. The mumster is about to start 8 days work until her next little break. She went to town today and it was feeling crazy, she is glad she can avoid it tomorrow. She seems to have spent a kings ransom at the supermarket lately, and we have plenty of chippies and chocolate in the cupboards - and a shelf full of fancy feast too.
We hope your persons have some time off over the holidays and lots of treats too.
Thursday, December 22, 2022
The sun peaked out this afternoon and mum was pleased that she took a chance on washing her clothes and towels. It was a relaxing day off for mum, and she was glad to potter about. She admired the passionfruit which are growing bigger by the day. It will be quite the harvest in a couple of months.
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
The clouds were coming in thick this afternoon on the way home from work this evening for mum. She was glad to get home to me. First job is a bathroom stop for her, then my fancy feast. Mum made chicken thai green curry with rice for her dinner, then watched some shows. It's an early night now, mums got an early start tomorrow.
Monday, December 19, 2022
She got home and fed me my feast then opened the windows, and washed some clothes which only got half dry in the summer afternoon breeze. The rain is set to return tomorrow until Saturday with maybe sunshine on Christmas day. Not a day she planned on doing chores, but the washing will be piling up by then, and it may dry while she is working.
I am sleeping a lot now. Dinner was at 4pm, and i have only got up once for a 10 minute wander and have missed the evening.
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Friday, December 16, 2022
Its Friday night and mum gave in and put the birdie quilt back on the bed the way I like it. It's almost midnight and our doors and windows are open to let the breeze in. This is the first weekend mum has finished by 5pm in a few weeks and has some time to relax. She stocked up on feast for me and a subway sandwich for her dinner.
After 4 nights with only about 4 hours sleep mum is ready for a good nights rest. I'll show her how to do it.
Thursday, December 15, 2022
After three summer hot days the rain came down overnight, and it has rained all day today cooling us down. Finally mum will be able to sleep tonight, although it is likely to remain 21 deg C overnight. Mum gave in and has ordered a fan. She would love a fancy Dyson, but checked out the prices at the stores yesterday and at $750 they are out of our budget. So a kmart $79 option will be fine, especially when mum is on nightshift and has to sleep during the day. In reality we only have about 8 weeks of hot weather in the year.
Watching the news it looks so cold in the northern hemisphere. We hope all of our friends are keeping warm and cozy.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Phew it is hot here today. Mums in shorts and sandals with the doors open at 11.30pm, as it is still 21 deg C, but cooled down lots from the day. Alfredo chicken pasta dinner not cooked until after 8pm for mum, and we could smell the neighbors steaks being cooked late too.
Monday, December 12, 2022
The news tells us that things are cooling down in the northern hemisphere, with lots of snow creeping in. Here in NZ, we're inching into summer with the hottest day of the year forecast tomorrow. So enjoy our sunny pictures from this afternoon.
Mum was lazy and tired today after her busy weekend, so she is making a list of jobs for tomorrow. Me - well I enjoyed a bit of sun, but lots of sleeping.
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Mum had 2x party invitations that she had to decline as she had to work on Saturday night. Home by 11.30pm though with a diet pepsi and salt & vinegar chips on the couch for mum. Tender turkey for me. Mums watching The Leisure Seeker - Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren, 2 seniors on the run in their RV.
Friday, December 9, 2022
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Mum got a letter and I helped her read it. They want her on jury duty in January for 2 weeks. Her boss though has written a letter as she is needed at work. The only problem is if you say you can't do it when they want you have to nominate a whole month to be available. Mum is trying to decide June, July or August. We'll see what happens.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Monday, December 5, 2022
Mums day off today felt both lazy and busy. A sleep in, washing done and on the line, the bed stripped and some tidying done before mum headed out. The sun was out, and with podcasts to listen to, mum walked to the main post office to pick up a parcel. Of course it is not called a post office now and is heavily disguised in a huge building with rubbish signage. What a pain!!
Mum got groceries and then came home to talk to me and then sit in the sun and read, before cooking a roast chicken + veg for her dinner. Once she tackled the bed, she felt like a summery change with new pillowcases on and flicked the bed cover upside down. I'm not sure that i am happy with that decision. I've plonked myself on the part I like, and I'm not moving mum!!!
Sunday, December 4, 2022
Today mum was somewhat tired as she finished work at 11pm last night and had to be up at 7.30am. Every year her and her besties head off to a local cafe to chat, and then go to the craft fair. This year there were lots of soap and spices available and yes mum bought some soap, honey and new undies.
The cloudy morning cleared to a beautiful afternoon, so mum did the washing and then sat in the sun to read her book, greatful for a cooling breeze. I was happy having a nap and started adking for my dinner at 3pm. Best of all mum has tomorrow off to spend with me.
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Friday, December 2, 2022
Hi peeps, I'm not going to sugar coat it - it's been a tough week for me. I started off with getting chased by a dog, giving me a huge fright. Sunday I was sick and a big vomit, but felt better once it passsed. On Tuesday I didn't really move from my bed, I felt a bit rough. I took to my bed and stayed there not wanting to talk to mum. I've felt better the past few days, and been talking to mum againand wanting pats, and I ate a big dinner last night.
Mum has noticed the return of the phantom pooher again. Luckily they are little and she finds them in the shower, so they are easy to clean up.
As you may know I have renal disease and am a grand 16 years old, so mum is being gentle with me and giving me lots of love. I've got lots of warm spots to snuggle up in and am enjoying the spring sunshine.
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Mum walked home and decided to tackle the short end of the street. It is very STEEP, the 6th steepest st in our city of hills. In 4 years here she has avoided this end. She walks down it most days, and now she knows she can handle the walk up. When she arrived on the flat part of the street she was greeted by naughty neighbor who seemed very pleased to see my mum.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Mum had a burst of energy this evening snd pulled some weeds, cooked dinner and put some washing out. Of course now it has started raining, but she figures even though her clothes will be wet on the line, it is meant to clear by the afternoon and fingers crossed, they will be dry when she gets home from work tomorrow.
Me - I've been quiet, no bursts of energy from me.
Monday, November 28, 2022
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Mum was taking a break from cooking her dinner tonight, when she went to the bedroom to pick something up, when she saw me sprint across the back garden, and she realized i was being chased - by a dog!! I took off and jumped through the garden, the fastest she has ever seen me move.
Well the upstairs neighbor came down and picked up her dog. She introduced herself but mums heart was beating so fast, she instantly forgot their names.
Mum came in and turned off the dinner, and went out searching for me, she even went to the flats behind our house to see if I had escaped into their garden, but no answer. 10 minutes later I just wandered in like nothing happened. So tonight we'll both sleep well after that little blast of adrenaline .
Saturday, November 26, 2022
My 23 hour Caturday nap was disturbed today. There was a loud outdoor party at the local park that was very noisy with lots of peopleand bands playing. Mum was glad that it was windy and the party went from 11am-7pm only. She was thrilled that she was on night shift last weekend, and her sleep was not interrupted today.
Friday, November 25, 2022
Mum has thought for years that she should get some solar lights to put in the garden for senior me. Shes been charging them in the sunlight and has noticed that they are working overnight.
So, now she has to pull some weeds out andfind a spot to put them, so i can see in the dark. These ones were cheap at $2 each, but she broke one straight away. She might have another look at the garden center tomorrow.