Friday, October 26, 2018

Staycation Week 2: The Whoop it Up Edition

 Hello all!  Comfy Winston here today.  Mom's staycation is over for another year.  She says it feels like such a long time ago now.  She caught a nasty cold on the first week.  However, she was starting to feel better by the second week.  Emily and I agree that she recovered due to our feline ministrations!

 Mom went on so many walks to the park.   She says this time of year is beautiful for the glowing leaves.
 She went with some friends on Friday for lunch and shopping.  Apparently, shopping is exhausting so they stopped for fuel!   Mom says this ginger molasses cookie was delicious.  She indulged even more by buying a tea latte WITH lots of cinnamon sprinkled on top.
 Mom also got a manicure.  She thought it was frivolous!   However, Emily and I could tell that the tiny bit of colour cheered her up.  Emily and I understand the importance of claws/nails.  Sadly, Mom is terrible at taking photos one-handed.   This was the best of the bunch.  That is my nose in the lower right corner.  I gave her manicure the Winston kitty seal of approval.
 This photo is not Mom's work.  It is on Pinterest and the colour is called Presley from |Zoya.     She merely wanted people to see the "wild" colour she went for on her visit to the manicurist.  It is more than a week later and she finally got a chip in the polish.
 Mom insisted that Emily and I show you this photo of a puppy she saw in the park.  His name is Charlie.  He is a corgi mix.  Mom says he is cute.   Sure, I guess if you like puppies.   (Mom can be a traitor!)
 Hello.  Finally, I get to talk a bit.  It's Emily.  I am cowering in my kitty carrier.  I went to the vet last week. *Sometimes I get a little constipated.*   Mom thought Dr. B should give me a once over.  After discussing my litter box habits,  they decided to try a number of different things to help me.   No privacy for me.
 Mom getting ready to leave the vet's office.  My goodness, but she had to fork over a bunch of cash at the end of the visit.  Winston and I agree that we are totally worth it, though.  The very best thing about my vet visit is that the vet tech let me take home, free of charge, one of the catnip toys.   Hee hee.  I had a nice tipsy walk home in my carrier.
 Mom also thought you might like to see the vet's office kitties.  This was taken moments before they had a fisty cuffs incident.  The tiny cat, Buzz, is not as sweet as you would think.  He is, apparently, a furry hooligan!   (way to go, Buzz)
 Mom finished one book on her vacation.  This one by Joanne Harris.  The writing was good and she hopes to read the next book in the series.  Mom also started to read a non-fiction book about the Tudor family.  She stopped, though, because King Henry VIII was making her so cross!
 This mug made Mom laugh!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Staycations and Sneezes

 Hi everyone!    Emily here today.   Remember I told you last week that our Mom would be on vacation?   Well, Mom decided to optimize her time by combining her sick time with her vacation time.   Our Mom got a nasty cold.   Winston and I are exhausted!  A sick human is so clingy!
We liked this cartoon.  We don't bless Mom's sneezes.  We glare at her or run away.

Our Mom had to cancel several plans.   Including Winston's vet visit for a once over.   Winston was totally devastated!  *NOT!*  Don't worry, Winston, your appointment has been rescheduled.
The Mom  is reading a lot of books during her staycation:

The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag
Love in the Time of Cholera by Barbiel Garcia Marquez
Forest Bathing Retreat by Hannah Fries
Chocolat by Joanne Harris.

You would think all that reading material might keep her out of trouble!  Well, you thought wrong.

 The Mom did take a relaxing slow walk one morning.  It was a very warm morning.  The temperature, with the humidex, was about 36 Celsius or 96 Fahrenheit!

Mom said the walk was very relaxing.

 Here is a cheeky squirrel at the park.  They come up so close!  We are guessing people feed them a fair bit.
 Mom got her first pumpkin spice beverage.  She said they forgot to sprinkle on cinnamon for effect but it was still yummy!
 Hi from Winston.  It is a good thing I am such a gentleman and let Emily talk first!  Yes, our Mom got a cold and hurt our tender ears with her sneezes.  However, she was still bound and determined to put on her vacation socks!

 This cake is from Mom's Thanksgiving get together.  Mom did not make this carrot cake.  Her sister, A, did!  There are tiny little autumn leaf sprinkles on top.   Mom was twitterpated.  They had a very nice visit.
However, that was the extent of her "whooping it up"

 The apartment building she lives in decided to put in new asphalt for the parking lot.   Emily didn't like it so much but I made sure to snoopervise the construction workers.   Sometimes our building shook and the plates in the china hutch rattled.  Hopefully, they will be done today.  Mom is looking forward to being able to sleep in for her time off.   Maybe until 7:30!   Emily and I can sleep through it but our Mom finds it hard to snooze away with the machines grinding.
Well, we will close for now.  Mom will continue her getting rid of the cold regime which consists of lots of tea, soup, vitamin C and elderberry syrup.
We hope to visit you soon.  Purrs to all!
Winston and Emily

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

October shenanigans

 Hello from Emily.   I'm feeling a bit forlorn as our secretary has been AWOL the past several days.   Life has become hectic again.   Since I'm still able to fit in my daily naps, I really don't know what Mom is talking about!
 Mom says once she is on vacation she will stop by and visit people properly.  Her phone app says the vacation is fast approaching!
 Now that we are into October it is a bit chillier!  Also, we are getting lots of rain.
 I confess that I, Winston, am also cross with Mom.  She is here to do our bidding!   She was dreadfully lax the previous week.  However, she assures me that she will catch up soon!
 The squirrels are very active now.
 Mom loves teeny, tiny pumpkins!
 Just to show you that we are still up to our usual shenanigans...some photos of a fluffy kerfuffle.
Emily is a troublemaker.
 I just want to take a nap.
 A fierce headshake!
Image from Pinterest