Mum had a bit of a nothing day today. She had lots of plans - but didn't feel motivated to head out. She wanted to not spend money and spent time with me instead. We relaxed, she read and ate - I ate and slept. All is good.
Maybe she will get out and about and see some more flowers tomorrow.
Mum has a Samsung S7 phone that has been a bit of a pain since mum got it. It constantly overheats,runs out if battery and was switching itself off. She took it in a couple of times and was dismissed a bit from the people in the shop. They had to fix it 7 months ago as it stopped working. This time a couple of weeks ago the back started peeling off and a week ago by the time mum got to the shop the back was just about completely off. Anyway it got shipped to repairland and mum got to pick it up today.
They said it was the worst one their shop had seen and just about everything was replaced on the phone. Mum said she would have expected to get a new phone as a replacement seen this one seemed to be a dud. They said that wasn't their policy. It does feel new and is much shinier and tidier. Now mum has to reload all her blogs and take more photos of me.
Christmas is fast approaching. So I am going shopping on the internets to find gifts that you might want to let your peoples know that you want. We found these fantastic cardboard apartment/castle/tanks on ETSY from a seller from Bulgaria - Cacao Pets. You might have to order early to get these in the post.
Awww it's Caturday again today. Mum was awake early bird this morning as she had to be at work by 7am. The day went fast for her . She did get home though , had her dinner and then came and lay her head down on the bed with me. She actually fell asleep at 5.30pm and didn't wake up until 9pm. So now it's time for a shower and then back to bed for mum.
Me well I snuggled close by mum as she napped . Now I am going to inspect the perimeter and get ready for same major snoozing.
After our Sunday drama we needed a wee sleep in this morning. Mum has a couple of evening shifts. She got her meal deliveries for the week. She made some Thai green curry turkey meatballs with a salad and jasmine coconut rice. She did manage to burn the rice a bit and the meatballs are a bit too cooked, but it was all pretty tasty and she make this one again.
Mum has let me take prime position on the bed while she does the dishes and vacuums before she has to go to work. Lucky mum.
So mum and I had a nice sleep in today. She went into town as she has to get her phone fixed. It is coming apart and overheating. The man at the shop was vague if course, so mum thinks she will end up with some mega bill. When she got home she made a couple of bins for her lunch.
She was attempting to tackle the kitchen chores, and had dishes soaking and things pulled out of the cupboards. Needing a drink she was sitting in the living room when she heard some chirping. Going back to the kitchen she didn't see anything, so carried on with the dishes.
When she finished them she turned around and realized that the bird was sitting on top of her packet of rolls.
So doors were closed and she was able to carry the rolls to the window so the bird could fly away. Needless to say the little birdie left mum a present on the top of the rolls and the stove. So lucky birdies will get all the rolls.
Oh and the reason the bird git in was mum was opening the window and dropped the latch so it had swung wide open and she couldn't close it. She used her broom to swing it round, but that managed to break the broom head off. So she had to use the mop - success.
After a long 12 days in a row working mum was pleased to be able to sleep in. She work up at 8 and 8.30am and still didn't get up until after 9am which felt good to her. I came in and visited with her to remind her to get up several times. It was a nice day outside so she washed clothes and sheets and opened up all the windows.
In the afternoon she headed out to visit with a bestie. They ate fried good and had a drink and went and saw Tulip Fever at the movies. It was ok - just a 3/5 from mum. She made her way home to me in time to rescue the washing and dish out my feast. Now time for relaxing before bedtime.
Mum was a bit late getting home tonight as there were things happening at work. She was glad to get pit into the fresh air even though it is a slow climb back up the hill to our house. She was glad to see me and always walks into the house and says Hello Baby to me. I always meow back.
Mum decided that last weekend that she would avoid the shop and save her dollars. Instead she went online and bought herself a couple of things. She did not buy me this cat box climbing thing from Kafbo on ETSY. Shame.
We are going to search the interwebs and show you things that your parents probably won't buy you for Christmas, but you should put on your Santa list anyway. Mum says I already have an apartment/box, and says she is sure if she bought me this I would ignore it anyway.
Have you spied any presents for your Santy list yet?
After days of calm warm weather, the pressure has dropped and winds are whipping around. I keep looking out the window and meowing at mum to warn her. She did watch the weather forecast on the news so she knows that there is a storm on the way.
Lucky her - she's on call tonight too. I hope she doesn't get blown away.
Mum has returned to her own cooking. Steak , potatoes and greens. She got taken out for lunch and had French toast with bacon and bananas. Mum and her friend saw a movie. Mum fell asleep a couple of times and woke up cos her friend was fast asleep and snoring. Luckily there were only 8 people in the cinema - but they were the youngest in there.
I rolled around laughing when she told me that story.
To her credit mum was on call last night and only got 2 hours sleep.
The weekend has begun for us, although mum is on call so not much rest for her. She has a treat day out tomorrow with a friend so she hopes to get some sleep. Luckily I can show her how as I am an expert in that field.
Tonight is quinoa chicken meatloaf for dinner. It is the first time mum has cooked quinoa and she is not excited by it. I guess the dinners this week have been healthy , but the dishes pile up every night. Mum has learnt a few things- a touch of olive oil and vinegar on her salad make it better, she didn't hate marinated peppers but is still not tempted by olives.
Me - well I tried to give mum 4 cuddles this morning. Mum thinks that I sit on her to try and convince her to stay home with her. She says that would be great, but she has to go and earn the dollars.
Gosh we have had some lovely sunshine this week. At 6.30pm tonight it is a toasty 21 deg C, usually a mid summer temperature for us. Mum enjoyed her walk home. She listens to a podcast or two and enjoys the fresh air.
Tonight's dinner was a marinated beef with roasted potatoes and sweet pickled capsicum and vegetables. Tasty and filling but oh my - far more dishes than mum usually uses. The beef was maybe a bit rarer than mum usually makes, but it was tasty.
Now she is chilling out in front of the Great British Bake Off - the best viewing of the week.
Tonight's dinner was a butter chicken. Quite a different version. Mum has never made one that uses vinegar, milk, sour cream and rocket leaves. She failed using the Japanese rice and had to make some simple basmati rice of her own. There are enough leftovers for lunch again tomorrow which is good. Maybe a 6/10 for this one.
Mum and I had a good night's sleep last night which was good, as mum has a long working week. She is on call tonight - so back to normal for her. I missed her today, I like having mum at home with me and she would much rather stay home too.
It was meant to be a sunny day here in the Q city, but when we woke up it was cloudy and grey. Mum still got herself up early to go to the market and get some steps done. She has signed up to My Food Bag, which delivers food for dinner for 4 nights, and she is doing it fortnightly and will try it for a little while.
So this was tonight's dinner - Cajun fish tacos which were tasty and not something mum would have made for herself. It also has enough leftovers for tomorrow's lunch. It also is making her try some foods that she would not have necessarily tried by herself.
So now there are a pile of dishes for mum to do. I am snoozing on our bed. Mum resisted having a nap this afternoon and will try to go to bed early enough to get a good sleep. That's her plan anyway.
Wow what a lovely day we had to day. Real warmth in the sun and the feeling of the summer to come. Tonight mum was looking through some of my old photos and came across this one, me rolling round in the garden about 9 years ago when I was a youngster. It always reminds her of summer too.
Mum met up with some of her friends and they went for a drive around the coast. They stopped and had a nice lunch at a new vegetarian cafe that was very busy. Although they weren't convinced by the facon or the soy sausages, mum doesn't mind the odd meatless meal. She had a potato/sweet potato hash that was ok, but not her favorite.
They went and had a look at a couple of shops and then wandered into town to go to the local fancy market, to get a couple of goodies.
All that sun gave mum a bit of a headache and she had to come home and draw the curtains and lie down. Unfortunately the neighbors had invited all their friends over to enjoy the sunny evening, so it was a bit loud for her. After a couple of hours though she was glad to find her headache had gone, so she got up and had a small supper and talked to me.
Me - well I rolled around and slept in the sun - I like the warm rays on my furs after a long winter.
We hope you have had a nice Caturday too and do something fun.
Happy happy bday to my mum for yesterday. She had a lovely day. It was a day off with lots of phone calls and texts. She got to wander the shops and get herself a treat or two. She then had a hair appointment which took up most of the evening and then got home to snuggle with me.
She got to go out for lunch today and then is going out tomorrow and on Saturday. She is busy busy, and glad to have some time off work.