TGIF - thank goodness mum says, Today she had to count down the hours to get through the day. Still, she is home now and her butt is relaxing on the couch. The washing is out and drying, and the dinner was cooked and served and dishes are draining on the rack. I have been fed, patted and combed - spring has made me shed like crazy.
Mum talked to a bestie tonight. The girls were discussing bedtimes. They had talked the week before about being determined to head to bed at a more set hour. Mum was trying for 11pm. She wasn't very successful ending up with having a nap most nights. So tonight she has avoided the nap after she gets home from work, keeping herself busy and will try to head to bed soonish. The weekend nights she has decided midnight is more reasonable for her.
Me - well I would be terrible if I got any less than 23 hours of beauty sleep. A girl need to keep looking good and needs her beauty sleep.
Hope you are all ready for the weekend and have some fun things planned.
Spring is beginning to be sprung, which is good. A bit more light in the morning and the evenings and mum is able to get up and it not be chilly as she heads to the shower which makes her happy. Asparagus and strawberries are about to show themselves at the market - yumm. Mum was motivated to make herself a tasty dinner of pork chops with potatoes with mustard and carrots and broccoli. Then a big pile of green grapes - all that fibre goodness. Me I was happy with my feast.
We had a quiet night. Mums germs have gradually disappeared, not resulting in much more than a four day head cold, but exhausting never the less. It has been a busy week for her at work, so she is glad that it is Friday eve as she has a weekend off - yippee for her. Getting home and taking her shoes off and putting her feet up is bliss, as mum spends most of the working day standing up and on her feet. We know it is meant to be healthy but it does get hard as mum gets older.
Hello September - the first day of spring here in Kiwiland. Of course that meant it was grey and wet, usual spring weather, although we can see how things are blossoming and growing. Our evenings are getting brighter and our days warmer and we will be glad to see summer roll round again. Mums toes are getting itchy ready for sandals and to put the boots away.
Mum was up like an early bird this morning. She had a good day, but was glad to hit home with me. I was ready for a snuggle and climbed onto her knee and cried when she got home. Then she realized that my biscuit bowl was empty. Oh well.
Last day of winter here in New Zealand. Thanks for coming winter, but we sure are ready for spring. Bring it on!!
We had a lovely morning here this morning, the sun was busy shining, so me and mum got some chores done. She got towels and my wool blankie out on the line. Mum did some dishes and some tidying and thought she should head out for a walk. It was a beautiful day out, warm and bright blue skies, and it looked like all of the capital city was out in the fresh air. Mum popped into a couple of shops to do some window shopping, and by the time she came out, it was cloudy and cold and ready to rain.
So she came home to make some dinner, have a nap and ring the family and get all ready for the week ahead.
Hope you all had a lovely Sunday too with lots of relaxing done.
Hi Caturday Peeps, are you rocking your Caturday? Having fun yet. Us girls had a little lie in this morning, which is always nice. The mumster is on call - but for a job that seldom requires her to trek into work, so she sleeps easy and is a nice excuse to have a quiet weekend. The doyens of weather prediction have told us it will be a rainy late winter weekend, so mum took the opportunity to head into town this afternoon.
She only bought a couple of small things, some cards and nick nacks. The most she spent was at the supermarket. With her cold not progressing much, she thought she should buy some foods just in case she felt like staying at home tomorrow, and stocked up with enough to supply her for the next couple of days in case she is house bound.
That was enough to exhaust her, so she had a little nap when she got home. Then it was an easy dinner of a supermarket salad. Time to watch George Clarkes Amazing Spaces and watch the news.
Then mum wants to head the bed and finish reading her book, which is getting to the exciting bit.
Me - I have been guarding the house and rolling around on the bed. Life is good.
Mum woke up with a stuffed up head and can feel germs settling in. So she has stocked up on tissues. She didn't feel too bad for work, and luckily as there were already 3 staff off, and there was a scramble to get every area covered. So after work, mum got dinner in and took a nap at 5.30 and then woke up at 9pm. So she has got up to say hello to me, and got the washing on, as she needs to get the uniform up and ready to dry. Aren't middle aged Friday nights such fun.
So rest up my sweeties - it is Caturday tomorrow and we hope you are all planning for some fun.
OH and our friend wanted to know what we were watching on tv. It is just an ad for something with two hands. Nothing rude. We are not those kinds of girls.
Holy Moly we are glad that it is Friday Eve (meaning it is Thursday nite). The mumster did a bit of overtime, but it was ok as she had leftovers all ready for her dinner, a bit of reheated chicken and some coleslaw. She said the best bit was dessert, it was a small Christmas plum pudding. She thought she had better eat it before next Christmas rolls around.
Speaking about rolling around, she has noticed that I have been looking a bit roly poly lately, and the mum is feeling a bit more of a chubster. Time for us ladies to shape up she thinks.
Mum was home late again tonight. Dinner for her and for me was after 11pm, but that was mums last late evening shift for a couple of weeks. Yippee. Much as the sleep ins are nice, mum is getting old and likes to get her work done during the day and have the evening to relax with me.
So we are off to snuggle on the bed and get ready for a day shift tomorrow.
Yippeee - our buddy Chuck Bass got found. His mum was very stressed, especially when she got a message that a dead grey pussy cat was found close by. Her friend however got out of her car across the road, and hear a meowing in the garden and it was Mr Chuck in his little camp. So he got taken home straight away. Thank you everyone for thinking of him and his mum - it is always stressful to lose your buddy.
I was worried about my mum today, as she went to work and got back really really late, and I was super duper hungry. I waited outside for her and came running up the side of the house meowing and crying out to her. Withing two minutes I was whisked inside and my dinner was served and I feel all better soon.
Hope you all had a good night and are busy relaxing now your week has begun.
Our good friend Chuck Bass has gone missing in Adelaide, Australia. Our lovely friend Kimberlee from Brown Button Trading opened her door on Friday and he snuck out and ran. She is understandably distraught and we hope she finds her buddy soon. She has even promised that he doesn't have to wear bow ties anymore.
Our Sunday has been quiet. Our days lately have been sunny and warm in the morning, but mid afternoon the clouds gather and the temperature dropped. Mum did manage to get the sheets and towels out on the line which made her happy. A walk into town to go to the fruit/veg market to stock up for the week. She is going to make a good winter meal of carrot/parsnip/turnip mash for dinner with some sausages. Me- I'm having a feast.
So think good thoughts for our buddies Chuck and Kimberlee. We hope he is home soon.
Hey kitties it is Caturday and I'm still rocking the turd toy. The mumster woke up at a leisurely time this morning to find the little city drenched in sunshine. So after a quick shower and a banana breakfast, she got herself dressed and walked into the city to meet miss Belle. They caught up and bought sushi for lunch, and some cronuts, although you are not allowed to call them cronuts anymore - apparently the political correctness police say that cronut is trademarked and they are called french doughnuts. In reality a big old doughnut/croissant mix filled with custardy goodness.
The girls went down by the sunny waterfront and ate their lunch, then went off for a walk. Mum dropped off books at the library, and did a few jobs for the niece. Mum then trekked off to the burbs to meet a bestie. They went to the cinema to see Amy - the documentry about Amy Winehouse which mum enjoyed a lot, even though it was confronting to watch. A cheap Asian stirfry dinner, then mum headed back to the city, via the supermarket for some supplies and finally home to feed me at 9pm - and now I have headed off to bed, while mum sits on the couch and catches up on some shows (shameless season 5).
So after a busy old Caturday we are looking forward to a more relaxing morning tomorrow.
Mum got me this new cigar toy - she can't help but think that it looks like a turd. A big brown one, and it gives her a fright when she gets home from work and sees it on the rug. So Friday night was spent with me frolicking round on the rug, while mum got the chores done. Middle aged ladies know how to rock Friday night. Beans on toast for tea for mum and a feast for me - culinary delights.
Hope you all had a great Friday night too and got to put your feet up.
Mum sure is thankful it was Thursday today. She has got herself 3 days off work in a row - yippee!! Work was one of those days - busy and often in mums field it gets busier towards the end of the day, so no chance to wind down and take it easy, instead it picks up and you run around more. So tonight she needed to nap before she could wind down. Such an old lady. Still first world problems.
Do you read Humans of New York blog? Brandon is a photographer that normally takes snap of folks in New York and writes a few little sentences about them giving an interesting insight into their lives. Lately he has been travelling and the pictures and words about the workers in the brick kilns in Pakistan are humbling. Families who are born into continual debt, and work and work, and are neglected and even tortured by their employers. Shocking.
So we are going to bed thinking of just how lucky we are - truly thankful.
I have been very talkative today. I woke mum up at 5:50am to tell her something very important, and did a bit more yelling at her when she got home. She thinks she has pinned it down to three things:
It is very windy outside - it may be even a bit stormy.
You need to go back to my normal flavour of biscuits. I do not like these ones even though I will continue to eat them.
Please leave the bed and let me sleep on the flannel sheets.
I will let her figure it out.
Tonight Pretty Woman is on tv. Mum wonders how it can be 25 years old? It does look pretty dated now though, and the music a bit cheesy. She wonders how many times she has seen it over the years. She is conflicted though - such a pretty unrealistic picture of prostitution - but on the other hand young Julia Roberts and dishy Richard Gere - what is not to love! Actually the decor in the hotel is pretty old fashioned and ugly looking now.
How come Mondays roll round much quicker than Fridays? The sound of that alarm screaming at us at 6.30am always makes mum want to roll over and just switch it off and stay in bed. But mums got to pay the bills.
So mum went for a walk after work, stocked up on groceries. She got the washing machine humming then spent the evening eating her dinner and relaxing. At 8pm I ventured out - it was treat time!!! A little party to start the week off to a good start. I hope you all get to have a little party at the beginning of your week too.
Mum made her night a bit of a party for herself too. She put on her comfy sheepskin slipper and put her feet up while she finished her book. She lit some candles and has a little slice and some fruit for supper. She is about to warm up the bedroom and get ready to snuggle down and start with a new book. All things to warm her little heart.
Mums plans as the weather gets better is to head out and have a walk on a Sunday - to get some fresh air and get out of the house without spending funds, although if she is up early she might walk to the cinema and catch an early showing. She has been on call though this weekend, and that scarpers her plans. Normally she likes to pop the headphones in and stroll the streets listening to ted talks and other podcasts on her ipod, but being on call she has to listen out for the phone and can't be too far away from work.
So nus girls had a lazy old day. Mum slept in , read her book, made lunch, watched some shows, read her book, made dinner, made family phone calls , watched some more shows and read her book. Then the day was over and it was time to head to bed.
Me - well I went from the bed, to the couch, to the deck outside, to the bed, back to the couch then off to bed.