Mum was lucky and got to have the day off. She got to be home at 8am, have some breakfast, shower, got some washing done and then fell asleep on the bed doing her sudoko. So she took a nap then got herself ready and took a walk into town.
She bought herself a couple of little treats and then decided to go to the movies. She saw Dunkirk and enjoyed it. It was what a good war movie should be, without the cheesy back stories and straight into the action. Worth the ticket price it was almost perfect. 5/5
She the walked home before the rain came and made a tasty chicken pasta for her dinner. Me well I was happy watching the birdies in the garden.
Mum tried to sleep in this morning but her back was too sore. She got up and had some breakfast, and a couple of ibuprofen settled the pain. She washed the bedding and vacuumed the floors and as the skies were blue she put the sheets out on the washing line outside.
Today's weather is the last fine day forecast for some time so mum slipped out to take a walk in the fresh air. She walked down to the harbour to the fruit and vegetables market to get some in for the week.
As it was so nice she carried on and walked right round the waterfront. Although it looked nice it was a bit chilliy, so mum slipped into a shop and found a jacket on sale which kept her warm.
The storm has drifted away and so the Caturday showed us beautiful blue skies. Mum pulled open the windows and doors so that we got some fresh air in. Although the air was cool mum got outside and had a walk. She was feeling like a nap when she got back, but resisted in the hope of getting a good night's sleep tonight.
We hope you are having a nice Caturday too! What are your plans?
We have had a big old three day storm here with rain, hail and lots of wind. The snow fell south and North of us but not in our city - although we have felt its chill. Mum had evening shift so was glad when 5pm rolled around and her weekend could begin.
Me - well I was under the covers a lot. Mum came home via the supermarket where she stocked up on a few things. She got an easy burger for dinner. Then home to dish up my feast. The uniforms were washed and now she is going to relax on the couch.
We can hear more rain falling this evening and it is still a bit cold, so mum has turned the heaters up and is getting ready to chose a sweet treat for her supper.
We hope you are all getting ready for your weekend too.
I am still holding the fort at home. We are still in the midst of a storm here with high winds and rain for us, and lots of snow round the country. Nice and warm and cosy inside for us. Again I am waiting for mum, but it is the last shift of her week.
There us meant to be a bit of a big cold snap coming our way. Lots of snow in the south island that is heading towards us. Although we seldom get snow, it might get mighty chilly. So mum went to the supermarket after work and got all the supplies in.
Mum made this for dinner. Getting home after a long day she is all for the quick cook and only one dish. She baked a chicken stuffed breast, hash browns again and a steamed veg mix. 1 minute prep, 20 minutes in the oven and done and ready.
Me - well I was happy with my feast. What is your person having for dinner tonight?
In a world that seems full of troubling news, with people intent on destroying others lives, it is nice to hear a good news story. This man Mark Dunajtschik, arrived in our city almost 60 years ago as a 23 year old from war torn Europe. He ran his own engineering business before retiring and then investing in commercial property development.
Today it was announced that he was giving a personal gift of $50 million dollars to the hospital to pay for a new children's hospital. What a difference that will make to the children and families in our city and region, providing them with safer and more comfortable facilities to rest and recuperate in.
How lucky we are to have such a generous gentleman living here, and his gift will be an amazing legacy for our city and country.
Mum worked all day again today , but only an 11 hour day instead of yesterday's 14 hour one. So she got home and dished out my feast. I did surprise her by begging her for a taste of her lamb chop and ate and enjoyed the tiniest bit.
Now this where I am curled up while mum watches 60 minutes on the tele. Her back aches from the busy weekend and she is looking forward to a nice sleep. It is raining outside and we are both pleased to be inside with the heaters on.
This afternoons skies were grey and heavy with the promise of rain. I love my little perch to stare out the windows into the back yard. I can see the birds searching food and keep an eye out for neighbor cats.
Here we are at the house of Q - keeping it real. Mums day off was relaxing for her. A sleep in until 8am, a leisurely breakfast of eggs on toast, a long shower and then she collapsed on the bed and watched some shows while the washing machine worked hard.
She then headed to the library and did a wee wander through town.
She got home before it got too cold. No fancy dinner tonight for her- chicken soup and toast then some fruit for supper.
I am busy warming up the bed for her. I came out to get my treats at 8.30 pm so now I am ready for the big snooze.
Last night I meowed at mum non stop for twenty minutes until she figured out what I wanted. I wanted treats, but the cupboard was bare. Naughty mum. She had to truck me by giving me some biscuits - but i'm not fooled. So mum went to the supermarket tonight and stocked up. Those should last about a week - haha!!!
Mums dinner tonight - a pepper steak with hash browns again and broccoli. Tasty!!!
Mum had an early start this morning, heading to work at 6.30am in the dark. It was a busy day, but went fast. Mum then went and stocked up at the supermarket, but still made it home to a sunny afternoon. 13 degrees, but it felt much warmer in the sunshine.
She threw the windows and doors open for a couple of hours, and luckily noticed the beautiful evening sky.
She thought you might like a glimpse of her dinner. She thought she would try something new and bought some pesto stuffed chicken breasts which were delicious. While they cooked she heated up some hash browns and cooked up some cabbage which she then drained and cooked with some pepper. Dessert will be some fruit and custard.
Me - well I had my feast at 4.30pm and then took myself off to bed. Life is good.
Hi Catsters, Caturday is drawing to a close here. It has been a rainy day here, and I haven't been up to much. A couple of snuggles and a feast for dinner.
Mum went and met some friends for dinner. The All Blacks were playing the British/ Irish Lions rugby team in our city tonight. Tickets were sold out ages ago, so the friends watched in the pub. The Lions bet the All Blacks tonight, so next week will be interesting in the 3 test final (we bet them in the first game).
Mum didn't stay in town long after the game finished. She has to be up early tomorrow morning.
We hope you are having a nice Caturday and get to do something fun.
We are creatures of routine round here at the Poppy Palace. Mum gets up and goes to work, then wanders home and we have a quiet night. One she goes - I climb on her bed and snooze. I get up for a couple of hours when she is home. Believe it or not, I might even do a zoomie or two before heading back to bed to get my 14 hour nightly snooze.
Today went fast - so much to do. Mum washed towels and sheets, and although the sun was shining there was too much winter chill outside to get them properly dry. Windows and doors were opened and the house was aired.
Mum took herself off to town to have a little lunch and a pop into the library. She visited a couple of shops to browse but was happy to just stroll in the winter sun. Off to the supermarket for a couple of items to plan the weeks menu.
Tonight I had a feast for my dinner. Mum chopped a couple of small spuds to roast and added some pork slices with stuffing that she had bought. She had felt like some cabbage, but at $3.70 for a small half, she chose cheaper carrots instead. So a tasty and warming winter dinner with dinner all made for tomorrow night.
So the curtains are drawn and mum is ready to make the bed which is always fun.
Mum and Miss Belle sat up last night and watched a movie eating pizza. They had a good old sleep in and then they went and had some brunch. It was a balmy 27 degress outside so it was sunglasses on and the sat on outside to eat. Mum took her niece to a couple of shops and then had to kiss her goodbye, as it was time for her flight home.
Mum then went to a couple of shops and as the afternoon progressed, the weather started to turn nasty and the temperature dropped. One shop mum went into had this fabulous poster of a bird in it. Mum and the family had budgies when she was a girl. They were very sweet little birds, but seldom lived long. Mum wonders if it was too cold where we lived.
Mum says this would be the only bird I would be allowed to have!! So now she is on the couch watching Forrest Gump- how can it be 23 years since it came out? How is your weekend ending?
Today was a chilled one . Mum slept in, but I woke her at six to remind her I like biscuits , at 7 to tell her it was raining outside and at 8 to let her know she was just being plain lazy taking up space in my bed. So she got up and I went back to sleep until 4pm.
Hello Thursday. It has been a strange day for the mumster. She was on call last night and went to work from 10pm until 1am. She had to go back from 6am until 8am. When she got home she tried to avoid lying down, but she finally succumbed for a couple of hours of snoozing.
She had thought tonight was her hair appointment, and when she rang to check they were kind and offered to squeeze mum in. She was glad to be done early, but it was cold outside walking home - time to dig out the gloves. So home now and the heaters are on warming us up.
How are you my furriends? Mum had a little long day today. She stayed under the covers til the last minute at 7.04am before getting ready for work. Work, work, work all day. Finished late then into town. Library visit, supermarket shop, bus home then wash the towels and dish out my feast. Mum made some Thai green curry chickend for dinner with rice. A kiwi/banana/pineapple smoothie for supper and some temptations for me. We are lucky ladies.
Mum still felt a bit out of sorts today. I helped her by letting her have a sleep in and giving her a few snuggles. She read her book for a while and then went for a walk as it was such a nice sunny wintery day.
Mum then went and met a bestie for some lunch, a big bowl of spicy chicken noodles and a wander round some shops. She was glad to be able to head home early. She passed this little pink house on the way. Cute - but mum doesn't think she would paint a house that color.
So mum did the dishes, washed her uniform and hovered the floors . I had my feast and was in bed by 6pm. A clear sunny day means a frosty cold night, so mum thinks she may head to bed early too.
We hope you are having a nice Caturday and have something nice planned.
I have a little soft spot just behind my ears that mum likes to pat or give me a kiss.
Her shifts are over now for a while, so she got to have the day off to chill out. She slept in, but rather than feeling refreshed when she woke up she felt a bit out of sorts after doing a few chores she got herself organised and went into town for a wander. The evenings are much cooler now though and she was glad to return early. The curtains were drawn and the heaters are turned on.