Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh mum loves this photo of me. Amazing how a little bit of movement and blurriness still capture how I am feeling. I am feeling like that camera should just leave me alone!!!
Anyways us girls are pleased that Friday is upon us and the weekend has begun. Mum is dog tired. She worked late last night and was up early this morning, so she is sure she only closed her eyes for a couple of hours. So her lids are drooping tonight just like mine.
Hope you are all ready for your weekend. Have you got some fun things planned?
Mum is very thankful for the long sunny days which she has got to enjoy as she is on afternoon shifts this week. This also means the builder/painters have been able to work swiftly all day and are on track, so maybe only another ten days to go or so. She also likes that my stress levels have been lowered a bit and I am inside when she gets home from work. The hot summer nights mean we now sleep in separate rooms, her in her bed and I have claimed the couch. Life is good!
We haven't seen our little hedgehogs since the builders came. There is a lot of their junk in the backyard and we hope our little pals are ok. Luckily their little tummies were all filled up last week and we are still popping some food out in the garden for them.
So the painters have arrived with their piles of paint to do the outside of our house. Mum had forgotten how strong the fumes are, how intense it reeks into the house itself and she hopes that we will manage to sleep tonight. Especially as she has to work an evening shift and the house will be closed up til she gets home.
Nice of some of the painter team to arrive at 6.30am to pick up some gear and wake mum up quickly as she heard voices outside. So now she is tired and wishes she could nap, but won't as she needs to get ready for work. So tomorrow she expects she will be tired and cranky.
Yes, that is little me, all cute and sleepy. Now I am a big girlcat and curled up next to mum as she is doing stuff on the computer.
Our day was lovely - no painters came although a couple of guys turned up to clear out some rubbish which was good. Mum went out as the sun was beautiful and went for a walk by the beach. She has been having some bad hip pain since Friday, but after some Ibuprofen a bit of exercise seemed to help loosen her up. She bought a couple of candles and some facecloths, all exciting stuff.
Off to the supermarket for some chicken, which she shared a bit with me as about once a month I will beg mum for some of her raw chicken. I only eat two or three tiny pieces. Mum made a spicy chilli chicken with peppers, which she served in a wrap with lots of greens and salad. The good thing there is enough for the next two dinners. Mum loves doing that.
Then some time on the couch for a few family phone calls and bam - the weekend is almost over!!! Hope you have all had fun and are relaxing now.
It has been a chaotic Caturday here. There were at least six men here hammering and making noises as they stripped the paint from this place. Mum lasted til 10:30 am and then she had to leave, while I retreated to under the bed. It was a lovely sunny day so mum took off into town for a big long walk and a couple of visits to the library, then another walk, lunch by the waterfront, another walk and then back to the library to sit and read a book/nod off then another walk and off to meet a bestie for an early dinner, then a twenty minute walk home to feed me my feast.
Mum says that I have been more settled the last two days, not as freaked out by the noisy builders. We never knew that house painting was so crazy, we had forgotten about all the sanding and hammering that needs to be done first.
Mum was also super pleased that work was over for the week, and that she got the chance to get home and put her feet up. Dinner was a simple steak and potato salad, and some fresh apricots for pudding for her and I had my fancy feast. Yum!!!
Hope you are all looking forward to the weekend ahead!!
Last night when mum got home it was very quiet. This is the front of her room, where the painting and building is being done. She looked all round the inside of the house, and was out in the garden calling and calling me. Normally I run to greet her when she gets home, but as the painters are noisy, I have been hiding.
She went down the stairs in the front of our little place, as I normally hide out there. At 7pm - two hours after she got home, mum went up the stairs and called and called and finally I answered. I had found myself stuck over the stairs at the house opposite us, this little villa you can see through the window. Mum was so pleased to see me, and I snuggled with her all night.
Tonight when she got home I was in my usual spot on her bed, so mum was pleased.
Because I am an inside/outside cat I have my own little hidey holes outside, but I am a good girl and always come home and stay inside 90% of the time close by my mum. Mum did consider putting me in the cattery, but I am always a bit miserable when that happens. The other choice was to lock me in mums bedroom with a litter box, but it is real noisy in the house and hot too, so mum is not sure that I would like that either.
So - she will consider how I cope on today and Monday and make a decision at the beginning of next week.
I am very crabulated at the moment. You see the landlords have decided to get our house painted. So on Friday some men came and set up scaffolding. Then the past two days, they have been sanding the house. It is very very very noisy. It was mums day off and after all her working, she was thinking a sleep in would be nice, but knew she would have to be up and dressed before 8am. She was lucky that she could take off for a day in the lovely summer sunshine, but I spent the day hiding both under the bed and under the house.
Also because the painters need power, their cord is through my cat door, so it doesn't open properly. Mum fixed that though today, and will show you the photos later in the week.
So I better get to bed as my sleeps have been disturbed so much this week.
Mum says that she feels like a zombie tonight. After working 30 hours over the last three days (a long weekend in our part of the country ) and eight days in a row at work, she is truly zonked. So she is going to crash out in bed soon. Me - I'm warming the covers up already.
Ahhh we miss the lovely garden we had at our old house, but know we are lucky to have this little space out the back. Perfect to get a little sunshine and get the washing dried. Just enough for a little grey cat.
The mumster spent most of the day at work today. We were lucky and had a couple of hours relaxing this morning, but she didn't get home til 10:30pm. I got my tea then (I like to wait til mum is home for feast time), mum heated up some hot cross buns for herself and watched the news while some washing spun round. She didn't forget the little hedgehog friends in the garden and took them out some cat biscuits and water. They happily munched my biscuits - I was a little jealous I must admit.
So off to bed now, as she has to be up early in the morning.
Do you like todays photos? Mum is sure I am smiling in the last one.
Have a fun Caturday, do something to make you smile too.
Mum did some chores tonight, the dishes, a bit of tidying up and put the crumbs out in the garden for the birds or so she thought. She had been surprised that all the bed she put out during the week was gobbled up real quickly. Now she knows why. Little hedgehoggies are having a picnic. So mum added some cherry tomatoes and chopped apricot for a sweet treat.
She also googled what to feed hedgehogs and found out it is not bread, but dry cat biscuits. Oooops.
Hope you all have a nice weekend planned. The mumster has to work, so we apologise in advance if we don't find time to post. Have some fun!!
Mum reckons I spend most of the day curled up on her bed while she is at work. Once she departs the house is quiet and I can get my quality snoozing in. It is hard when you have only had a 14 hour sleep the night before. Have to get my zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz on.
Mum thought she would bring some parsley trees home to grow in the kitchen windowsill. Good luck with that plan mum. She did add some to tonights dinner for a touch of green - it was a lemon chicken risotto which she said was rather tasty, even if the chicken stock was due to expire in May 2013. I even got a little raw chicken, which I only eat about 3 times a year.
Mum had a touch of the Mondayitis today. She always finds it more difficult to get to sleep on a Sunday night, and it didn't help that the council did some street painting at midnight on Sunday. Truly - we know it is a quiet time for them, but not nice for sleepy girls.
Mum also knew she had a busy day at work, and although it was steady she had pleasant company during the day and things went better than expected. Hoorah!!
So she picked up some ingredients and made a chicken salad for her dinner, and a fancy feast for me. Some dishes were done, the garden was watered, Gdad got a phone call and now a bit of book reading for bed. Me - well I've done lots of napping.