There was a curtain sale on at our local "red shed" discount store over the weekend. Mum had been sick of staring at the khaki/mum brown curtains in her room. So she found these Black/grey ones for her room, which although they look shiny with the camera aren't too shiny at all, and best of all they block a lot of the outside light, making it easier for mum to sleep, especially as our summer approaches and she has some more night shifts to do. Sleeping during the day is tricky and a dark room helps. The best bit is that they were 40% off on Sunday. Of course then they were discounted again on Monday to 60% off - grrrr don't you hate that?
So mum had a hard old day at the office and was looking forward to coming and home and relaxing. When she came in the house, she noticed a funny smell and found the two little piles of vomit that I had left on the rug for her. The rug that she had hoovered and cleaned yesterday. That will teach her for leaving me a treat of ham for breakfast. Ohh yeah!! (and no she did not take a photo of it - she saved you from having to look at it over breakfast or lunch or dinner).
Here is me looking at me!! Miss Belle made mum a card when it was her birthday (a few weeks ago), and she put this lovely picture in it of me and my teddy bear at our old house. I was just a kitten, and now I am a grown up cat!
Mum was lucky last night, as she got to sleep for a good 7 hours before getting called in at 6am. She would have got more sleep if i hadn't of woken her at 5.05am, 5.10, 5.15,5.25 and finally 5.30am to tell her that there were no biscuits in my bowl, before heading outside to sulk as the sun came up. It was good for her to have an early start, as she was able to head straight out and do some jobs at 8am when the call was finished. Not so sure the shoppers appreciated her bed head and probably smeared mascara, but mum didn't care. She came home and took it easy and tried to do some chores and odd jobs. She resisted having a nap, as she needs to try and get her sleep back into a better pattern for the week ahead. She went back to work tonight, but is home now at 10:55 and will head to bed with her book soon.
After finishing at 10:30 mum zipped to the supermarket on the way home, as it is at the end of the street. It is quiet at that time, although the shelves were a bit bare, mum was glad she popped in as the dishwashing liquid was on special and mangos were 2 for $3, and pineapples were $3.50 so mum stocked up on them and some pears and bananas. So lots of fruit for her for the next couple of days.
It was casual caturday here at home. The mumster worked last night til 10:30pm and then did some overtime til after midnight. Coming home and winding down is tricky, so she hopped into bed just before 2am. Then work called at 4:45am and she was off to work again. She finished at 6am and felt wide awake so went to the supermarket and shopped sleepy. That meant she came home with lots of toiletries and treats she normally wouldn't buy.
Her intention then was to get on with the day. Plan A was to head off and get some jobs done out and about, but a big windy gale blew in during the day making it impossible to enjoy the outdoors, and as the morning went on mum realised that she would have to devote the afternoon to a nap. So plan B, of stay at home read and relax was chosen instead. So after napping was out of the way, us ladies had a quiet evening, and now mum has the work phone switched on again. Fingers crossed she gets a nights sleep, but hey it is Saturday night here - so who knows.
So hope you all got some sleeps, I'm pretty tuckered out here!!
I may look crabulated in the photo, but it is just because mum turned the flash on and it did annoy me - I cannot lie. I decided to sit on her notebook while she was trying to check out her roster and she got a good shot of where I was shaved for my heart studies a month ago. The furs are growing back slowly although mum says I don't like to be tickled there, it must be a bit sensitive. She wouldn't want anyone tickling her tummy bits either!!!
We sure are glad it is Friday, although mum gets the late shift tonight and some on call, so she is preparing for a quiet weekend, so she has a chance to catch up on her sleeps.
Got a spare NZ Millon dollars? You could have bought this lovely home on the city outskirts of our biggest city Auckland.
It comes with all the mod cons. NO Running water, No electricity and a very very bad odour.
A lovely kitchen - mmmmm a girl could dream of the party you could hold there.
Crazy prices huh?!!!!! House prices are getting out of control here. It is almost impossible to get into buying a home as house rental prices and cost of living are so high, making it difficult to save. I am sure you could all get a much nicer house in your suburbs for the price.
The forecast this morning was for sunshine, but boy it looked like it was going to rain as mum left for work. She was optimistic and got some towels out on the washing line, and she was lucky as the breeze and the sunshine did it's work while she slaved away. It was an easy soup and toast night tonight, mum still doesn't quite feel like eating or cooking any heavy stuff yet, her tummy is still a tad unsettled after the eplosioncom of a weekend ago.
Me I relaxed at home and held the fort til mum got home to keep me company.
When mum visited at her friends place she got to meet some of their Chickens. Mighty fine looking birds they were, who get to live next to the seaside and have a great garden to explore in. They weren't scared of mum either, and were great fun to watch as they rushed around the garden looking for food, bugs and treats.
Today was rather glorious. Mum got up early and went out to visit with some super friends who live by the sea not so far away. They had lunch together and all enjoyed themselves and went for a short walk beside the harbour, before mum had to peel herself away to come home. It sure felt like a taste of summer, and mum will sleep well tonight after all that sea air.
Me - well I snoozed in the bedroom and then I snoozed in the living room. Life is good - and kind of easy. In case you were wondering, I am back to snoozing on our bed.
Caturday started all windy and drizzly, like a lot of spring mornings we have had lately. Mum got up and had her shower, and then went for a walk into town to meet a bestie for a touch of lunch and a wander round, and as the day went on the weather got better all on its own. The girls looked at lots of shoes and clothes, and mums friend bought a couple of things. Mum didn't have any money to spend, so she did a fair amount of looking, and nothing really appealed to her. Well there were a couple of silk tops that were $400, so unless it was lucky lotto night mum won't be buying those. They were also tops that one wears while sitting at your table at a lovely restaurant in Italy or France or the Greek Islands. For rich holiday mum, not budget home body mum. A girl can dream of a fantasy life can't she? Rich jet setting mum would still need a grey pussy cat to keep her warm at night - after the gigolo has gone home!!
So home for dinner for her and feast for me, a little play and a few chores and now mum is off to bed to read her book and get to bed at a decent hour, how nana of her. Gone are the days of big nights out on a Friday and a Sunday, as mum is generally home and tucked into bed at a good hour and get her socializing done earlier in the day. Me - I like it that way too.
TGIF we say. Mum was good and went for a walk after work to get some fresh air. A quick trip to the supermarket and then arrived home to dine on the couch. I dined in the kitchen with some fancy feast, and for an after supper treat was allowed some temptations while sitting on the couch next to mum. Then I took myself off to bed to wait til mum had finished the jobs and tele watching.
Hope you all have had a relaxing Friday too and ready for your weekend.
Our spring weather has succumbed to a touch of cool nights and rain. Mum has resorted to turning the heaters on to warm us girls up before we head to bed and we might as well retreat to under the covers to keep warm. Mum is feeling better, but mindful to get some early nights this week. Her tummy is not quite back to normal and so she is going gentle and just eating quiet food and not pushing it too much. The real test will be the weekend and a couple of eating out opportunities, so mum will have to see how she goes.
Still, we have Friday to get through first. Mum has a day shift, and then the fun begins at 4.30pm, woop woop. Mum can kick off the uniform and put some casual pants on and chill out. Mum was speaking today to someone. They share a love of lemon lime and bitters as there favourite drink. They did say that sometimes they add wine to theirs!!! A new cocktail that mum had never heard of. I guess you learn something new every day.
This is one of the views coming round the harbour into our city, that mum took a few years ago on a lovely sunny day. Needless to say it was blowing a gale today, and not a day for walking. Mum woke up having what she calls a disaster dream. You know, like the big scale action movies, all the hills shaking, cracks in the road type dreams. Hers was that she had to get up high, away from the low areas, so it must have been an earthquake/tsunami dream. I wasn't with her and she was scrambling to get to higher ground. Luckily, our city is surrounded by high hills, so in reality it might not be such an issue.
Mum had been thinking about watching Noah the movie - maybe that brought it on?
So mum spent most of the day tucked up in bed today. She had an awful nights almost sleeping, too cold, then too hot, then asleep then awake. Luckily she had a good supply of books and movies to keep her busy. Her tummy still isn't doing the right things, but at least the projectile stuff from yesterday is over. Lets just say it was very exorcist. So a bit of fluids today and maybe some solids tomorrow.
Thanks everybuddy for the well wishes - we can feel the nice vibes coming our way.
Well mum woke up bright and early this morning, by the worst kind of wake up call. The my tummy feels awful D&V wake up alarm clock, and then proceeded to be sick on and off all day. So it is an early night for her tonight. She aches and feels sore, but her tummy has settled a bit although she feels queasy, at least she can take water. She has a lot of washing to do, several pyjamas and all the towels.
I was a good nurse and curled up at her feet and kept her company all day.
Woohoo there were fireworks tonight for Caturday!! They were booming and lighting up the sky. Actually mum says that they were the cities Guy Fawkes Fireworks show. It was a perfect sunny day, and a lovely evening, the best in years. Our city is prone to a touch of wind and clouds and tonight was still and calm. This was the view from our house which was fine for mum. She did learn that taking pictures of fireworks is very hard, although she does like to blame the camera as her zoom is not so good.
Hope you all have a lovely Caturday. Mum and I slept in, and she had a leisurely morning before heading into town to meet some besties. A little shopping and a nice lunch together, before mum headed for home. She stopped off at the supermarket, and then she felt the need for a little Poppy nap. Then it was some dip and taco chips, then grapes for her on the couch, doing the dishes, reading some blogs. and watching Pitch Perfect for a little laugh. Now it is close to midnight so we will snuggle while mum reads her book for a while. Ahh life is good.
Cos mum worked late last night, getting up this morning at 06:30 early was a bit of a shocker. Still she managed to stumble to work, and it was an ok day. Steady though and with a late afternoon rush she still managed to leave work late. A little visit to the supermarket to stock up on the feast, as it s 90c a can at the moment, which is a bargain in this part of the world. So mum came home and I had my feast, she ate some leftovers and had a wee nap on the couch. Then we relaxed some more - nice!!
So there is not too much planned for the rest of the weekend, mum intends it to be quiet and take it easy. Tomorrow night is the big fireworks display in town, which mum will miss as she is quite content to stay home with me. The good thing about living in this little place, is that with neighbours upstairs I have become more used to other people noises. So the other night mum was quite surprised as neighbours close to us were setting off fireworks, and I came and sat beside mum on the couch and watched them. Prior to this year, I would have run outside and hidden under the deck of our old house, but now I am quiet content to go to bed and sleep through the noises.