Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Content

Mum says that I am much happier now there are no visitors in the house, and the routines are back to normal.  Mum has been happy to come home and slip off the uniform and put some comfy pants and slippers on and relax with me.  I tucked into my fancy feast and she made some pasta with tomatoes, carrots and broccoli to get in plenty of vegetable servings and had a big banana for her dessert.  Now she feels like chocolate, just a square or two.

We are a bit bored with the tele at the moment.  They seem to be overdosing themselves with the cooking, house doing upping and talent shows and it all feels a bit same old stuff.  Mum does like Shameless (on late late on a Monday night), the Antiques Roadshow (finished for a little while) and a few of the currant affairs programmes. The Walking Dead will be back in October, and Orange is the New Black, is streaming on a local site.   We get a big mix of US and UK programmes, with a few from Australia and about 20% New Zealand shows.  Our one income budget doesn't stretch to cable television, but having a DVR means we can record late night shows and movies, and is good for shift work, when you finish at odd hours and want to watch something as 99% of television after midnight appears to be infomercials.

Luckily mum has a big pile of books and a comfy bed, so entertainment is solved really.  We know we mustn't complain,, at least mum has most evenings spare to relax and put her feet up, unlike so many.

So nite nite from us.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Spring September!!

Hello Spring - Hello September!!!!  It was hard for mum to wake up to her 6am alarm this morning, somehow Monday mornings are the worst, as mum always finds it hard to sleep on Sunday night.  So she slugged it through today and was glad to get home to me this evening.

Dinner was dished out for me, and mum had a teeny tiny piece of beef with broccoli and carrots for her dinner.  After a weekend of dining out and burgers, she is upping the fruit and veg consumption this week.

She told you that she took out her niece for dinner on Saturday night?  Well she was checking her bank account last night and realised that she had been overcharged by $40.  She also had not asked for a receipt, so she emailed the restaurant.  They replied this morning and said they would send the refund by cheque which was nice of them.

So mum is sitting next to me, trying to keep her eyes open at 9.15pm which is early for her.  I took myself off to bed at 6pm after dinner, so that I could get some extra snoozing in.

Happy snoozing to you all!!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Service as Normal

Today is the last day of winter here in Kiwiland, and we got a touch of spring with some glorious sunshine and a warm day.  Mum even left her jacket at home and threw off the boots and tights and put her plimsolls on to enjoy a bit of warmness.  She and miss Belle had a good sleep in and then went for  a little lunch and a wander round town before miss Belle caught the bus home.

Hope you all had a lovely old day - enjoy the last day of August, almost time for the ber months!!!

Caturday

Caturday is now over here in kiwiland.  It was a good day, a bit cool in the shade but bouts of blue skies sprinkled with clouds.  Mum let her teenage visitor have a sleep in, and the ladies were ready to head out at midday.  They wandered off for  a walk and visited a bakery first to get a cronut and some sushi for lunch.  Teenage shopping was in order, so mum did lots of waiting around and bag holding, but the girls had fun in the city.

They decided to have some dinner at a local restaurant, which they enjoyed much more than Friday nights dinner.  They were home by 7pm for a few movies on the couch.  All good wholesome fun.

Me - I hung out on the back deck for most of the day enjoying the sun and cool breezes.  A perfect Caturday.  Hope you all have fun too!!!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Night Snuggles

Mum took her niece miss Belle out into town for the evening.  Mum took her to a Mexican restaurant in town.  Boy it was noisy, and the food was a disappointment.  The cheesy chilli dip mum had dreamed of for months was a bit bland and not spicy at all and the chips weren't salty enough and seemed a bit stale.  Mum ordered the chicken enchiladas which she forgot came smothered in a mole sauce that mum doesn't like, preferring them in a tomato sauce and cheese.  The whole place was super smoky from all the food, and so they were glad to finish up and leave.    Mum won't be back in a hurry.

Mum and miss Belle did get down the street before they realised the restaurant had forgotten to charge them for the drinks they had.  It was only ten minutes after dinner that mum had to urgently visit a bathroom as the food upset her, and had felt a little bit sick for a while.

Not sick enough to not share some candy floss with Miss Belle.  The lady on the candy floss machine told them that she had a gastric bypass and her surgeon hated her new job!!  Mum and Belle then went around the light show installation around the capital city harbour which was pretty and have now come home to watch Good Will Hunting.

Me - I have been snuggled up all night on mums bed catching up on my sleeps.  Happy sleeps to you all.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Visitor

I have been showing our visitor my not impressed face.  It is our niece miss Belle - who has stayed with us lots before.  That still means another person sharing my couch and my bed.  Oh well.  Mum is happy that she has  come for a visit at the weekend.   Two lots of  visitors in a week - oh my!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Frustration

Now mum realises that she is middle aged, and technology is not her friend.  She has been frustrated that the ipod she has had for four years is now not getting recognised by her computer, and that she has to now reload everything to get it to work - grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  It doesn't help that she dropped it in my fancy feast a couple of years ago and it doesn't turn off and on.  It still usually works though, so mum is too tight to replace it.  First world problems.

A nice little sleep in today was nice as mum heads to work for the afternoon.  Time for a couple of chores and fast forwarding through a couple of tv shows to get the DVR cleared - bliss.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Got My Bed Back


I got my bed back.  But now I don't want it.  I've moved to your room and sleeping on your fleecy sheets.

It was a chilly night last night, so I snuggled in on mums bed all night, so she didn't  have to worry about me getting cold outside.  This morning our family packed up and headed home - it was just a quick little visit.  Mum says though to be prepared, as we are having another visitor this week.  What a busy time!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Visitor Sunday

 We have visitors staying with us tonight.  Big Uncle and sister in law have come for a visit after they went to a friends party.  It is a cold day and night so heaters have been on inside, but I have spent most of the time outside in the chilly air.
I did venture inside for a couple of quick visits, and even managed an hour hiding in mums bedroom.  They have gone to bed now, so I have snuck in and told mum that I do not like visitors, especially ones that sleep in my bedroom.  Mum said I shouldn't worry so  much and she enjoys having family to stay!!

Hope you don't get kicked out of your bedrooms tonight!!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sleepy Caturday

Today was a very quiet sleepy Caturday.  The mumster went off to work at 9am this morning, and she managed to get back at 6pm to scoff down her dinner for twenty minutes before heading back to work til 10:30pm.  So she was glad to get home and see me.  So the heater is on and she is doing a few chores before hitting the bed with her book for  a bit of reading.

Hope you are having more fun than we had today.  The good thing is that mum gets to have two days off now to enjoy with me!!!

Happy Caturday everybuddy.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thank You Sparkle

Thank you sweet Sparkle for making our days brighter with your wisdom and advice.    We send hugs across the oceans to your family at this tough time.  Their hearts must be broken.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Icicles

Holy cow batman it's cold here in the capital city tonight.  Mum drew the curtains after she raced home from work.  Heaters are turned on, but they aren't making a dent in the near freeziness tonight, so mum is going to curl up in bed with her book soonish.  That is after the dishes are done, and mum has dried her tears.  There was the final part of the two part INXS special drama on tv tonight.  Although most of it was boring, the end made her sad, even though she knew what was coming.  She always wishes she got to see INXS in concert back in the day.  She is showing her age.

Friday tomorrow which will be good.  Then we have a nice weekend planned and hopefully the sun will be shining.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Eclair Week

There has been a bake off competition at mums work.  It has gone on for four weeks, and each week there is a theme.  Mum has been on shift or been busy and missed the first three weeks, but today she got to be there for eclair week!!  So there were five lots of eclairs to taste and judge at morning tea.  Mum doesn't bake any more, she used to do some, but has lost her baking mojo now.   She was very appreciative of her colleagues efforts however.

So it was leftovers for dinner, a bit of parsnip and carrot mash and a small piece of steak.  Me I did the feast, and then I did the unheard of and came and snuggled next to mum on the couch just like my friend Miss Millie learned to do.  Amazing!!!  Mum wonders if I will ever do it again?!!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Spring Day Monday

Today was a glorious spring day.  Once the morning cool has worn off, the sun beats down strong and is slowly warming us up and we have longed to be warm for so long now.  Mum got to work early and of course had to work later than her leaving time, but she left in time to take a little stroll in the sunbeams.  We are forecast rain for the rest of the week, so it is good to enjoy it while it lasts.

She found two small steaks at an affordable price and cooked them up with some parsnip and carrot mash.  A simple and quick spring dinner with leftovers made for tomorrow night which is good.   A nice crunchy pear for dessert, which helps with mums fruit and veg quota.  I wish I could say I had some steak, but I don't like the people food and stick to my crunchies and fancy old feast.

Hope your week has started well too.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Shopping with Poppy Q

We found these awesome cat bets from a seller Jenn Gv on ETSY.  They can attatch to any window and take weights of up to 30 pounds - that's two of me.  Unfortunately where we live now doesn't have any suitable windows (ours are doors that have little panes in them), otherwise this would be perfect.  The clever seller has a range of fabrics available and will custom make them too.  We did notice that this week she is on vacation, but will be back soon.

So besides shopping, today I sent the mumster out for a walk.  It was sunny and she was glad to get some fresh air.  She stopped and got some fresh candles and had a lovely chocolate eclair from a bakery  ohh laa laa!!  She said it was nice, but me I don't like cream.

Hope you all had a lovely Sunday - smooches to you all.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Casual Caturday

                                                        Anne Emond

How you doing Caturday kitties?  We spied this on a blog visit  and thought it was a pretty good representation of what goes on around here.

Oh my gosh mum was glad that it is the weekend.  By the time she got home last night she realised how tired she was, although she still didn't sleep till 2am - sigh.  So the alarm clock got turned off and mum let her body clock wake her up at 8.30am.  She then had a shower and did a few jobs round the house, and decided to avoid town and not spend money today.  Although a pleasant phone call from a bestie enticed her into town.

 Every year our town does a special two weeks of dining specials and every year mum and the besties have said they would go - and then they never get around to it.  So tonight they ventured out to a student joint - The Southern Cross Pub to have their special lamb burger, which was ok but a bit boring and mum says only worth a 3/5.  The funny thing was for a young person hangout there were two fiftieth birthday parties happening in different areas of the venue.  As soon as mum and her friend sat down, the waitress plonked a large sign on the table to say that the table was reserved at 8:45pm, without a polite word spoken.  Little did she know that two middle aged ladies on a Saturday night, in a noisy place full of mainly youngsters, could drink and dine super fast, they were seated at 6:45pm and heading for home by 8pm (for mum that is a late night out).

Me - well I did some relaxing at home, keeping the floof at an even level.  Hope you all had a fun Caturday too.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Relaxing

We are hoping to see some sunbeams this weekend although secretly mum would be quite happy to stay home with me and her stack of books.  She has stocked up with some bread, and minestrone soup and lots of fresh fruit, so doesn't have to venture far.  Tonight her feet were sore from a six day stretch at work, so she curled up on the couch next to me and explained what was happening on the television.  I let her ramble on - it helped me sleep.

We were glad to see that the little tree outside our place, with lovely pink blossoms on it was still standing this morning.  Intense winds overnight could have snapped it in half, but the winds must have been blowing the right way.  It was a noisy night though as the old house creaked around.

So hope you get a relaxing evening in too everybody.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Stormy Sleepy Thursday

 Sorry you didn't get to hear from us on Wordless Wednesday.  Mum had a long day at work and then was on call at night and was busy.  She was just about to post and her phone rang.  Luckily today was easier and she has been lazy all night, just chilling and doing nothing.  She promises that this weekend she will make the bed in the spare room so she tells me to enjoy the mattress sleeping while I can.
Mum was eating her lunch at 2pm and noticed it was dark outside the work window.  This storm was a rolling on in, and she watched the hail pour down and some lightening and big peels of thunder.  It did roll over pretty quick, but it has dropped the temperature, so it is all quilts on the bed tonight for her.

She is looking forward to a full nights sleep in bed.  She has been going to bed earlier and trying lights out by midnight.  How bout you ladies and gents?  Sleeping well?  Getting your seven hours in?




Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Double Roll

Do we like the double rolls (toilet paper that is) - why yes we do!!!  Mum thinks the double rolls are the best thing as she was constantly feeling like she was changing them.

Today we got some spring sunshine - so I was doing the old double rolls around outside.  Till mum went to work, and when it rained in the evening.

So sad about Robin Williams - such an incredible man and how sad that he had to leave us far too soon.