13 Jan 2017

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE - FIVE ON FRIDAY


1. School holidays are finally over, and we got back to normal life ! It started with the decision that I would swap my Monday's aqua gym classes to Wednesday's because I had realized that sometimes I want to have a long weekend. I had missed 3 courses, which I had to catch up and I started with a recuperation on Monday. It was nice to see all the girls again and they regretted that I wouldn't come anymore on Mondays, but with two of them I will keep in touch anyway.

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The weather is so awful that lots of people have a cold. It's very humid and I don't know anymore how a blue sky looks like. For once I really have no feel like going out, even my weekly shopping at Picard* which is 5 min by car away was too much. Anyway I have quite a lot to do with my blogs and pictures because a new year has started.

3. I had to go to the groomer with cat Kim, she was again full of knots and she doesn't allow us to brush her.



She meowed just a bit in the car, but then was behaving like an angel and didn't even move when her groomer answered the phone and took an appointment. Now she weighs certainly half a kilo less, with all the hairs which had come out. We returned quickly home out of the humid grey weather.

4.  Nicole had invited our painting teacher and another girl from our painting course for coffee and cake.Of course we had a lot to talk and the afternoon went by very quickly !



I just had put on my coat when the phone rang, it was Mr. G and he asked if I had forgotten to come home, we laughed because everybody knew that he is hungry at 7 pm sharp ! Just like dog Charlie and our cats. At 7 pm I was home and we had supper together, as usual !



After supper we watched the News and an Inspector Barnaby and then I went to bed. The last picture I saw before I switched off the light, was Arthur already sleeping deeply !

5. My painting class has also started again, we were not very many because some were still on holidays and others were ill. We couldn't paint very long, because the room was needed for an official meeting. At 11 we went home;

My 18 year old Pookie doesn't go out anymore so her claws became too long, I don't dare to cut them myself therefore I go to Kim's groomer who does it in 5 min. Now as Pookie is deaf, she loves to sit in the car and look out of the window.



She really enjoys the ride, and I wonder if I don't have to drive her around a bit, so that she can see a little more then our street and garden. There were two small dogs in the room,  when Pookie got her claws cut, the dogs barked and pulled at the leashes, but Pookie looked at them, I could bet she smiled, and didn't even move !

The rest of the day we spend inside, the weatherman has announced a storm and snow, for the moment it's only windy ! I hope he will be wrong as usual. On top, all 4 cats haven't washed behind their ears, which is a sign for forthcoming rain ! 


*Picard Surgelés is a French food company specialized in the manufacture and distribution of frozen products. These products are sold exclusively with the Picard brand.




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16 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

Nice to catch up with these moments from your week. I hope that the weather is not too bad for you and that you have a good weekend.

Coastal Ripples said...

Your cats look gorgeous. I don't think I would get either of mine to a cat groomer. I would be scratched to pieces:). Have a good weekend. B x

riitta k said...

Your header is lovely - enjoy your week!

Crimson Kettle said...

Glad to hear you are enjoying your classes. It is nice to get back to normal, isn't it!

mamasmercantile said...

We have had weather warnings too, lets hope it is not too bad. Have a great weekend.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - your weather might be worse now - looked like our cold white patch was coming your way ... a spattering on the Beachy Head Downs, but cars had some snow melting off them when I went to town ... cheers Hilary

Sharon Koole said...

Beautiful cats! Mine is getting a little grumbly in his old age. He wants on my lap all the time and moans a lot if anybody else tries to hold him. I'm not sure he'd like anyone else touching him!

Happy Five on Friday

Jo said...

Love that you could change your aqua gym classes! The cat groomer is specially talented, for sure. I never realized your Pookie is so old. Perhaps she'd enjoy a weekly trip around town in your car.

Mac n' Janet said...

My husband cuts the cat's claws, I couldn't do it.

Mara said...

Well, just send the snow my way. You know I love it.

Fun60 said...

Good to see life back to normal with classes starting up again.Yes I changed my plans because of the snow and ice. Thousands of people near the coast have had to leave their homes because of the high risk of flooding.

Andrew said...

Isn't it good to have professionals to do tasks like cat grooming that would take you four times as long and the job only be half as good, plus some blood letting on your part too.

Christina Naula said...

Your cat Pookie is very sweet, riding in your car, enjoying the neighbourhood. Have a lovely weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I wish I had one of those Picard frozen meals to pop in the microwave right about now (it is 7 p.m. so I can't play here on the computer much longer... we get hungry about now too!) We have stores where I can walk when we're in Oregon that sell lovely fresh meals that just have to go in the oven and there is also another one that sells frozen meals that are good (not quite walking distance, but close)...... one of the things I love about living downtown. Nothing like that here, so many people eat almost all their meals out. We cook simply, because I like a restaurant to be special, not every day.

Its funny that your kitty lets the groomer comb her but not you. And the smiling deaf cat reminds me of my grandfather who was very hard of hearing and I think he liked it that way (when he got to our house, he would walk in and turn off his hearing aids).

Lorrie said...

I enjoy reading about your week and all the things that keep you busy. We just finished watching an Inspector Barnaby this evening - there are a lot of episodes to get through, but we enjoy them all.

Patsy in Nixa, MO said...

You've had a busy week. I always love seeing photos of your kitties. Can't imagine how that groomer gets them to sit still.