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

We will close with this cartoon Mom found on Pinterest.  Laughing boosts the immune system.  :)


  1. We're sorry your mom is sick on her vacation! There IS a bug going around, people have been off sick here too, or at work and spreading germs. We're glad she's still been about and about, and we hope she feels better quickly, so that she can really enjoy her time off. Purrs from N & D to her and to you all!

    P.S. Love that last cartoon, that's a keeper!

    1. Hi! Thanks for visiting. Today is the first day she is feeling a bit more like herself. Phew. Emily and I couldn't have held out much longer. We hope your Mom stays well.
      Winston and Emily
      PS-We are happy to hear that you liked the last cartoon.

  2. It's that time of year, with temperature changes and rain and stuffs, kitties! Sorry that your mom was sick, but you two did a great job of nursing her, or is that catting her?

    1. Hello. Thanks for dropping by. It is most definitely that time of year. We do try to keep her warm and cuddled. It seems to calm her down. Happy purrs to all of you.

  3. Sorry your mom was sick. I am glad you two took care of her. I am not into pumpkin, but I had a caramel latte the other day and it was soooo good.

    1. Hmmm...all of a sudden a caramel latte sounds delicious. Maybe I should look into that as a "to do" for the rest of my staycation.
      Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Hope your mom bean is feeling better soon. We're certain all of your care is helping lots.

    Our mom bean, says a staycation can be just as nice as a vacation. Especially when one gets lots of us kitties!

  5. You two are adorable and I hope the all better finds your Mom soon. Love those socks!

  6. Sorry to hear your Mom got sick over her vacation. That's never fun. I can sympathize with you being annoyed by the sneezing. My Dad has the loudest sneezes ever! You are very cute in your box. It's a perfect fit.