Hooray, hooray! I couldn’t be happier today. Even if you offered me my very own packet of perky pink salmon. Do you SEEEEEE our template?? This was the template my Mommy chose originally when she started blogging again, about a month or so ago. Obviously I nudged a bit. The template is called “fluffy white kitten”, it couldn’t be more perfect if I
invented, drafted, designed it myself. BUT, we couldn’t get it to work. Mommy couldn’t add any of the add-on’s and there were no option for comments. And that just won’t work for us. We love to chat!
Yesterday morning, she was playing around on the blog and saw the blogger update. I just looked at her with my big green eyes and tried my best to get the message through to her little brain. “Load the fluffy kitten template, Mareli. Come on – come on – come on, you can do it….”
And guess what?? She did! And it works!! So what do you think? Mommy also finally managed to import all the posts from her previous blog, she really was on a roll here!
How was your week? We had a lovely week! The weather was more autumn than winter, so I played outside the whole day while Mommy was at work. She went to school every day this week and it made me smile to see her so energized and happy again. My Mommy is one of those wonderfully weird people who gets energized by kids. How crazy. If anyone smaller than my mommy walks through our front door, I go and find a hiding spot faster than you can say perky pink salmon.
But then on Thursday evening, we got quite the scare. The president of our lovely country here on the southern part of Africa, announced that all schools will be closed until the 24th of Augustus, seeing that we are in the eye of the Corona Virus storm at the moment. You should know, love, and understand Africa to get why closing public schools is a necessity in times like this. Luckily for Mommy, all private schools and educational franchises that can comply and adhere to safety protocols, are allowed to remain open. So back to school again on Monday! I’ve been to school once, but apparently I am too much of a distraction to be allowed going again. I really don’t understand that.
But let’s get on with our post!
Adding to the litter
For the first time in weeks, we are able to join up with Stacking the shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Mommy bought some books!
My mommy is a real sucker for a pretty face. I know, like me. Just look at the pretty covers for Liar Liar by L.A. Cotton
and Slade House by David Mitchell.
I do hope that the books will proof to be as pretty. The two Donato Carrisi
books, she bought at a book sale. If you are a fan of his books, please give us a shout out! Mommy did read The Vanished ones
, so now she can showcase it on her bookshelf. The Girl in the Fog
she hasn’t read yet, but she she must first finish her reading challenge. I’m keeping a close eye on her. Tin Men
was on the daily deals of BookBub. You win some, you lose some there. Let’s hope this one is a win.
Scratching the blog pole
Not much happened this week, except for working and playing in the garden. Mommy finished and reviewed Bear Town and only managed one weekly feature, Weekend Book Friends. Click on the image to see the original posts.
On the couch
Just about done with Shelter in Place, so it will most probably not be on this list next week. Devil at my heels is a thought provoking book. Will most probably still be here next week. Faithful, I don’t know yet. But I am faithful that I will enjoy it. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is excellent, but gosh it’s long. I think I’ll try to watch one or two episodes of the adapted series and then decide if we will finish reading it.
The nice thing about being back at school, is that so many other things return to normal again as well. Mommy and Daddy are watching TV every night. I love snuggling up between them on the couch. Daddy doesn’t watch Ozark with Mommy, I think he’s missing out big time. We’ve watched the last episode of Dead to Me season 2. I liked the first season more.
Let it go
Staying true to my name, it’s time to let something go again. This past week, I’ve realized that even though the world is in a dreadful, horrible period in human history, life still goes one. The same nitty gritty things that made our lives “normal” six months ago, still make our lives normal. Let go of waiting for life to return to normal. It might never return to the normal you were used to. And that’s okay. Just let go of waiting. Time waits for no-one. Except for these guys:
Hope you will all have a wonderful week and say “hello my love” to all your near and dear ones.
Lots of love,