Monday, September 17, 2012

The Early Bird Gets the Worm!

I was awake bright and early on Saturday morning.

Not because I had to be.  I didn't have any pressing business to attend to, or anywhere I had to be.  Liam left early for work, but I was free to laze around and have a mega sleep-in.  But I didn't. 

I didn't, because I couldn't breathe. 
It's hard to breathe when you have this fatty lying across your body, compressing your lungs!

But with a face like that, it's hard to stay mad!

I decided to start my day with a long soak in the hot tub.  I've been coming down with a fluey sort of cold, and the steaming hot water did wonders for my aching muscles!

We were having friends over on Saturday night, so I headed to the shops to pick up some supplies.  While I was there, I decided it was time to get some fresh flowers to replace the drooping bunches that I bought last week.  I managed to find these native buds for a mere $4! What a bargain. 

I also picked up some gorgeous yellow lilies for the top of my step cabinet, but I forgot to take a photo.  They look fabulous though!  I've got a beautiful healthy looking stem which I picked out of last week's bunch sitting on the coffee table too.  As I mentioned in my previous post, the natural lighting in the house is fabulous and that with the addition of fresh flowers scattered throughout the house it almost feels like you're outside enjoying the sunshine, from the comfort of my own living room!

Saturday night's activities involved copious amounts of alcohol, some oldschool Atari battles, and dancing around the back deck trying to learn the choreography from internet tutorials to Oppa Gangnam Style.  If you haven't seen it yet (perhaps you've had your head buried in the sand?) you should YouTube it quick smart!

We ordered some Vietnamese take away from the restaurant around the corner, but beer, cider, red bull & vodka, and perfecting our Gangnam Style took precedence.  Rocket didn't mind though, because it meant there were plenty of leftovers for his dinner the next day!

No where it my pet care manuals does it give me serving suggestions for noodles, so I made sure to cut them up into small pieces so he wouldn't choke on them.  With the speed that he wolfed down his dinner, I can safely say that Rocket did not object to the way I served his dinner, and it appears he is partial to some egg wonton noodles, and combination beef pho!

The humans of the house however, had a spicy green chicken curry for sustenance.

My lovely mother text me early on Sunday to tell me that she had spent her morning in the kitchen whipping up a curry and spaghetti bolognaise for the week.  She also kindly informed me that I could swing by at any point that day, and collect my serve of each.  I do not object!

And before we know it, and all too quickly, yet another weekend is gone!  Four and a half days until the next one... bring it ON!

I shall end this post with some words of wisdom, and the motto from my weekend.

Do it.


  1. hahaha I was watching Gangnam in the wee hours of Sunday morning. The start of your post scared me.. I thought you were ill or something, good to know it's just the pup x

    1. Oh hun, sorry it sounded that way! It was just the fatty lying across my chest. For some reason that's one of his favourite spots to sit when we're in bed! How funny is Gangnam style?! I can't believe it's being played on commercial radio here now.

    2. don't apologise I thought it was funny. BTW I just remembered that because the dress you like is initially over $50 you should still qualify for the free shipping today.. this will probably change shortly.

    3. ps I think atm there is a hiccup that will still give you the spring holidays dress for free shipping as it's original price is over $50... will be fixed soon though ;)

  2. Those flowers are gorgeous, $4 is a major bargain. I love fresh flowers in the house though I bought some lillies last week and they died in less than week which I thought was strange.
    Your food photos are making me hungry.

    1. I know! I was SO pleased with them. The lilies I bought for $4 were already mostly open so I don't expect them to last long but for that price it's still worth it! :)

  3. Sounds like a lovely weekend Cat.
    Beautiful flowers and a bargain at $4!!

    1. I am so excited to see what other flower bargains I can get from this store! :)

  4. Awesome weekend. That song is so dam addictive even though I dont understand the words. Beautiful flowers.

  5. Those flowers are really beautiful!
    I must be late on the Opa Gangham style but im obsessed. Utterly obsessed. Naturally, i loved the last pic.

  6. Your weekend sounds likes a blast! Such pretty flowers and at such a steal. The curry your mother made also looks delicious, what Vietnamese restaurant do you frequent? Looking for some good recommendations :)

  7. Your dog is soooooooo cute!

    I dont know what this gangham business is???? But now I'm going to make it my business to know!!

    Copious alcohol and Attari Battles sound fantastic.

    - KK

  8. Oh my colleague told me to get with the times regarding this gangnam style bizo. And I am feeling old.
    Rocket must have been like omgawd noodlesssss... he's asian too!