Friday, April 13, 2018

Getting Back to It

Well obviously things are back to normal.  Dad's still trying to catch up at work, going in early, staying late, procrastinating with my posts more than ever.  
     Since returning from neglecting me for a week vacation mom's turned another year older.  These balloons, which took me some getting used to, are all that's left of the celebration.  She turned (fill in the blank) years old, and dad says she's as youthful and childlike as ever.

     Though somewhat restrained mom and dad did go a little overboard during their week away as far as their nutritional needs, and now they have to get back to working hard at eating right (the weight's all on mom's shoulders, if I'm honest here).
     They enjoyed the soft serve, the nights out on the town, and road food, but now they're getting back to this kind of stuff.  One of mom's new favorites is veggie skewers with quinoa.  Dad whines about longs for good old Teriyaki and sticky white or fried rice, but he's starting to enjoy these fresh, colorful, healthy meals, and mom's happier with the lower sodium fresh-as-can-be dinners.

     I'm just happy that they're back.  I have this thing where I flop over and curl myself up, front paws tucked in, looking all cute and adorable, and they can't help but gush over me and my cuteness.

     

17 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Welcome home to the wanders!!
Happy Happy Birthday to the human Queen of your domain...(wink wink we all know you are the REAL queen).
That looks like a feast on the supper plate
Cleo I think you have that adorable pose down to a fine art and I hope and purr you get tons of belly rubs and treats.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Brian said...

We all think normal is a good thing! Happy Birthday to your Mom from all of us!

Darla M Sands said...

I feel all mushy over that pose. ~grin~ I'm sorry your aging father feels out of touch, my dear, as mentioned on my humble blog. Best wishes to him, and all of you! I really like those balloons. They remind me of some sort of toy from my youth. Hmmm.... I seem to remember something latex, but not a proper balloon. ~shakes head~ I've never been one for solid memories. Guess I'm more about living in the present. Ha! So glad to have found your blog.

Team Tabby said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!!

I love your pose, no wonder your humans gush, can't help themselves can they!!

purrs,
Mindy

William's Kith & Kin said...

Our mom would be all over that cute belleh, Cleo! Happy birthday to your mom from all of us--and she should keep in mind that she will never be as old as our mom! ;-)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cleo, ya look gorgeouz az ever N we iz happee thoz foodz bee longed ta mom N dad N knot ewe.......whoa.......veggieez !!!!

all sew a verree happee fill in de blank birthday two yur mom; hope her N joyed her day N her getted inta trubull....just coz :) tell her heerz two a yeer a head filled with happeez N healtheez anda lot mor fill inz ☺☺♥♥

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Birthday to your mom ! Everything normal sounds great ! Purrs

Summer said...

Now my humans hungry for quinoa pilaf - she hasn't made that in ages!

Summer said...

Oh! And a big happy birthday to your female human!

Eastside Cats said...

Gosh, I LURV quinoa...The hubby makes it so yummy! And grilled veggies...yum!..Happy Birthday to your Mom person, Cleo; give her some extra purrs and stuff!

The Island Cats said...

The mom says that's what vacations are all about...eating too much...gaining weight and then paying for it later. :) Happy Birthday to your mom!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your mom!

The Indulged Furries said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom. I've never seen a balloon and from the looks of yours they appear a bit big, but festive. My folks love white rice....it's great for soaking up all the flavors in yummy sauces. I might try to learn that pose of yours. My Mom is gushing over it too.

Kea said...

Thanks for stopping by the Musings blog. We do all love bacon, but not Bailey bacon. :-)

Belated happy birthday to your human female...ours just celebrated hers earlier this week...she's stopped counting the years now. You're only as old as you feel and all. Ha.

Deziz World said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaw Cleo, how could anypawdy resist your gawjusness? Glad to hear everypawdy's back, safe and sound where they belong...with you. big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your Mama!!!! Hoping it was pawesome!! Your meal looks DELICIOUS!! I doubt she is as old as my Mama (my Mama is older than dirt) and my Mama is a SUPER fat one!! MOL! Love, Cody catchatwithcarenandcody

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We dont really unnerstnd how the Beins can eat some of the food they do. Spicy, veggie, candy, fruits.

But we have to say TBTs eye went straight to the bi-color corn. He says that is the very best type and the only kind he grows!