Holla furriends, we sure are glad it is Friday. It was a day for chilling out and getting the feeling of starting the weekend. It sure was sad to hear about Nelson Mandelas death today, but we are glad that he got to die peacefully with his family at home. Such a great man.
See all those flowers on the bushes behind me, well they were looking all dedraggled after a night of wind, so mum spent the afternoon cutting them back. Lots of rain and sunshine has made everything grow lots in the past two weeks, including all the weeds, so mum has lots of weeding to do over the weekend. Even though it was her intention to have a quiet weekend, one of her colleagues has some family stuff to sort out, so mum is filling in with some on-call work. It all helps to pay the bills, and mum will get some time off later in the month.
Hope you are all ready for the weekend and have got some fun things planned.
Mum took some books back to the library after work yesterday. She dropped them off, then headed out to get some groceries before realizing that the library was closed and mum had left her favourite bookmark in it. Her lovely niece Belle made it for mum about ten years ago, and it has graced many a book.
The local library doesn't open til 10:30am and mum knew that she would be busy at work, so she got up very early and headed to the library. She had made a big note and slid it into the overnight book drop slot that said something like:
Dear Lovely Librarians, yesterday afternoon I dropped some books back yesterday and sadly left my precious bookmark inside. I do hope you are able to find it, and I will drop by after 5pm tonight to see, and will bring sweeties.
So when mum got there tonight, the ladies were pleased to see her, and enjoyed the sweeties that mum left for them and mum was glad to get her treasure back. It is not the expensive things that we treasure most.
What is with mum and her middle aged memory? She was almost going to post a wordless Wednesday post on Tuesday again. She liked this photo sooo much she thought she would use it today anyway. Work was busy, so mum was glad to get home and meet me for an evening rendezvous. The dining is done and mum has the mount Everest of dishes to conquer. She is going to put some BBC Desert Island Discs on the ipod in the kitchen and roll up her sleeves. Me - well I'm napping on her bed.
Mum and I made it through Monday. Mine was spent like this, hers was spent at work. The day was super lovely and so mum got to spend a few hours in the evening pottering in the garden. After a wet and stormy week or two, the lawns needed mowing and there were twenty hundred leaves to be picked up. Dinner was leftovers, and the leftover leftovers were put out for the birdies to eat on the shed roof, and some left on the grass for our hedgehog (he lives at the back of the garden under the bushes).
TV is a mixed bag tonight. Kiwi news, then a repeat of Nurse Jackie, and new episodes (for us) of The Big C, and Downton Abbey will be recorded for a marathon session soon. We live with a diet of US and UK shows, with some Australian and a few homegrown delights to keep us going. Then mum will collapse into bed with her book, and I will plonk myself between her knees for an evening of snuggles.
Hello Summer - so nice to see you. Me and my mum are glad you are back, we sure are ready for your sunshiney goodness. Today mum went off to a nice craft market with the besties, where she got a couple of small treats. Then off to a show, then dinner at home and time and still a bit of evening light to pop into the garden.
It starts our week off well and who can believe only 24 days until Christmas.
This is me looking out the window on Friday night. No doors or window are open today, as it is a bit stormy in the windy city. Mum did have some plans to head into town but the weather has put a damper on that. Still mum got up early this morning, had a leisurely shower and then headed off for Saturday morning chores. Coriander, potatoes, broccoli, pumpkin, strawberries, carrots and tomatoes at the market. Mum didn't buy as much as she hoped for the week, as it was pretty wet and she thought the produce would go off. A visit to the library to stock up on more reading material and she dropped in to the French bakery. A fancy almond croissant for Sunday breakfast and a loaf for some soup mum is making for Sunday supper.
Mum then came home to watch a bit of Project Runway. Some of those home made burgers for lunch, while the dishes soak and the washing is done. Then mum is going to get stuck into the rest of the housework. She wants it all done by 3pm then she can sit with me and read her book or watch some tv.
She's not going out tonight either - it's a night in for the ladies of Chez Q. On the menu will be pork chops with mustard potatoes and broccoli for dinner for mum, and a fancy feast for me. Sunday has lots of plans, so mum is happy to have a home day. Enjoy your Caturday!!
PS The storm was over by about 4pm, and it is calm although a touch cool. So I have popped outside for to do my sniffing around the property and mum has the door open while the dinner cooks and the washing dries. We know we shouldn't moan about our piddly storm as so many of our friends have lots of snow at the moment in the Northern hemisphere. Roll on the first day of our summer season tomorrow!!
Today mum found me resting on my amazing Poppy quilt that the lovely ladies Leanne and Abbey at Cottage Tails made me. It is very comfy and cosy to snuggle on and a good place to nap. Mum rushed home after a busy old day at work. She was going to have her usual Friday night treat of a burger and fries with a vanilla milkshake, instead she got some salad and meat and buns and made her own burger, which was full of nice fresh crunchy lettuce and beetroot. Then the washing machine has been buzzing away, a few leaves were picked up, but as it was a windy old evening, there will only be more in the morning.
Mum is excited for the weekend as she has some fun things planned. She has worked the past two weekends, so she appreciates the time she gets off. We hope you all have fun plans too.
It is getting close to being the season of pulling out the decorations ready for Christmas. Mum bought these little string of lights last week, and loves how they sparkle on the mantelpiece. She doesn't need any more, as we have plenty of other little bits and pieces from years gone by. Mum likes her decorations on the simple side, and her and her friends chuckle each year as they search for the ugliest decorations they can find. This year they found a garish monkey on a unicycle, but nothing beats the neon blowfish from ten years ago. The girls wonder who bought them, and if they still hang them up on their tree. Mum doesn't have much storage or room for a big tree, so she usually just have a miniature tree and lots of sparkly lights.
Still raining outside? I think I'll stay inside where it is dry and warm.
There's the door - you better head out to work while I catch up on my sleeps.
Mum says she wishes she was a cat. Anyways she is home and ready for her evening. A cold wet evening means she gets a night off from pulling weeds in the garden. She has some salmon with lemon in the oven, and spicy mustard potatoes with some broccoli cooking for her dinner. I have had my feast and made it back to the bed for more snoozing.
It is Monday evening here, and I am taking it real easy. The fine weather is having a break while we get some days of rain which is good for the garden. Mum was just out in the garden feeding the resident hedgehog - she gave him some leftover strawberries, cucumber and some cat biscuits. We hadn't heard him in a while and wasn't sure if he still lived at Chez Q, but tonight mum saw him shuffling around in the shrubs.
So keep warm and cosy wherever you are and snuggle up get some more zzzzzzs. Remember 22 hours a day rest is what makes a happy cat.
We had a cruisy Caturday - cruisy means taking it easy, which I am very good at. The mumster woke up earliesh and read her book and relaxed before taking off to the market. Lots of fresh fruit and veg ready for the week ahead. The weather was fantastic a real practice day of summer. Mum then thought after a cuddle with me outside, that she would go for a walk and do a bit of window shopping.
Dinner had to wait til the evening had cooled down. Fresh broccoli with lemon, potatoes with mustard and a sirloin steak, then fresh spring strawberries. Me I am going to have a feast, although it is after 8pm and I haven't told mum that I am ready for dinner yet.
Chores were done around the house, and mum says she loves these days when the doors to the house are open all day and light breeze blows through. Where we live is relatively safe, so mum can have the doors on the deck open til she heads to bed about 11pm. She is on call tonight, so hopefully will get a bit of sleep tonight.
Enjoy your Caturday everybuddy - do something fun.
I sent the mumster out to work today, she said it was a good day, nice people but busy busy. She went for a walk after work to enjoy the fresh air. I got lots of fresh air today too, and am enjoying being out in the garden as the weather gets nicer. We are ready or the weekend with plans for an earliesh Friday night and a little old lie in if we can. A big old burger for the mum for dinner and a fancy feast for me, loads of washing and a few other chores to do. Woop woop it sure is crazy here at Chez Q.
The past couple of days have been glorious here at chez Q. It has felt like summer with little wind, sunny warmth and mums shoes to roll around on on the grass. Mum got a some call ins last night and went to work at early o'clock, so we got to have an easy home day today. She ventured out to the post office and library, but it was nice to be at home with the windows and door open and enjoy the fresh air.
Today was quite warm and sunny, and as mum was outside mowing and weeding, I joined her for a bit of rest al fresco. She managed quite a few photo sessions with me which made her happy, but she had to take off and go to the hairdresser. After a relaxing visit there, mum headed home. She cooked some leftovers for dinner and made a ginormous lasagne for meals the rest of the week. She has stuff for salad, and lots of fruit so lunch and dinners are sorted for the rest of the week. She loves a bit of organisation and not have to pop off to the supermarket every evening. She does have lots of housework and gardening to do, and a few episodes of Downton Abbey and the Walking Dead to watch, and some books to read.
Hope you are all organised for the end of the week.
Taylor Swift sings a popular song about being 22, mum likes Taylor Swift - she enjoys her CDs and often puts them on and sings along while she does the housework. 22 at Chez Q refers to the amount of hours that mum thinks I slept yesterday and today. Yes folks that is a whole two hours of activity. I get up in the morning and do my private business, and then usually sit out here and check on the property. I come back in the early evening after dinner. Imbetween guard duty, I find a cosy spot and I nap. Life is good!!!!
This is where I am on Sunday night, snoozing on the spare bed. When it was cool last week, I'd been snuggling under the cover between the pillows. This week is a bit warmer, so I am snuggled up on top by the pillows. I was there at 7.30 am when mum went to work. I was there when she got home at 5pm. I had my dinner, and was back on my spot at 7pm again, and will be there all night.
Hope your Sunday is just as relaxing.
Update: Movement at 11:30pm. Gone to visit mum and begged for a couple of temptation treats and then outside for a sniff and probably toilet stop. Big news though - I forgotted I didn't even ask for a fancy feast dinner tonight. I must need double the amount tomorrow night.