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March 5, 2018 Snow, Ice and once more waiting for good news

Hey lovely readers! Here’s the latest of us trying to get married in Graz:

At the moment, we’re waiting and hoping for the best again. Since the registrar requires a certified translation by a court translator for each of Ralph’s documents, and Apostilles (Legalisation) for each of the same documents, we had to try and get that sorted out.

The translations are underway now, and hopefully, we’ll get them back by the end of this week.

For the Apostilles (Legalisation), we had to send Ralph’s original documents off to the UK via courier. We had to fill out an application form online for it and pay. The next morning (Friday), I had the documents shipped to the UK by courier. Now we can only wait and hope that the documents get legalised and that there won’t be any bureaucratic hurdles. If everything goes as it should, they will send the documents with each Apostille back to us by the end of this week.

And if all of that worked out, the last thing to hope for is that the registrar won’t come up with yet another requirement for certified certificates and/or translations.

This is, or should be the last hurdle now and according to the registrar, we can get married as soon as we have the translations and Apostilles. Which would be, or could be next week even! I’m not counting on that though. Until we have everything back and the registrar accepts it all without another request for certificates, I won’t get my hopes up too much.

Ralph and I will finally be able to relax and just enjoy everything after all of that. I will have my mind in the right place again to blog normally, be more cheerful and communicate more with all of you lovely readers.

As for everything else: It’s March, and like almost everywhere in Europe it doesn’t look or feel like it at all. Here in Graz, Austria, the last couple of weeks have been bitterly cold with nights and mornings temperatures between -18°C (-0.4°F) and -15°C (5°F). During the day, the temperatures didn’t go above -5°C (23°F), often it was even colder. We had lots of snow as well.

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Icicles everywhere.
March 1, 2018 10-02-27
More icicles!

The temperatures increased to around freezing point over the weekend, but it’s been very foggy and overcast.

This was Sunday, the view over the city from the Schlossberg webcam. Today, it looked exactly the same…

It’s mostly for Ralph and the cats that I wish for more warmth. Although it’s lovely and warm in our apartment, and the snow looks beautiful, it’s no fun going outside like that. Ralph is cold a lot more easily than I am.

But even if it’s -100° and raining icicles, Ralph and I will go out to get married if we get our appointment soon! 😂

For now, we’re staying in most of the time. We enjoy being together all the time, every second of it.

Murli is happy, and so are Sonic and Samantha. I’m really looking forward to making our balcony pretty and cat safe, and the windows too. Will be lovely, for the summer breeze to come through the open windows and the open balcony door. All of us will love it!

Everyone in the kitchen
Our kitchen

There will be nice walks in the nearby park, where we can see a bit of the sunset.

March 1, 2018 4:38pm
This is the park near our home.
March 1, 2018 4:38pm
The sunsets will be nice from here

I will do my best to reply to all your sweet comments. Shame on me… It’s normally the first thing I do in the day as soon as I have time. Hopefully, things will get back to normal soon, once we can relax and all the worrying about bureaucrats is over.

Thank you so much, for always being so kind and leaving such wonderful comments on my blog.

The cats, Ralph and I love you all!

 

 

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March 23, 2017 This months Nomz delivery came Instagramz

Murlis monthly food delivery came this afternoon📦 Like every month, she was excited about the box😻 She has 3 boxes that are hers anyway, but getting new boxes never gets old😸📦✨

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February 25, 2017 Caturday

Happy Caturday furends!

This week was as usual for us. But my iphone suddenly stopped working right. I just had no reception anymore. Wifi was working fine, but I had no reception otherwise. I had that iphone for over 4 years and just recently it fell to the ground for the first time in all that time. So I guess that’s what caused it. Having it fixed would cost more than actually getting a new phone. And so I did. Thankfully it’s not expensive to get a new phone, because I had a lot of points collected (that you can use to get a new phone) and I had my plan extended for another two years. That way I didn’t really have to pay much to get a new iPhone. Like with all the phones I ever had, I’ll keep this one until it doesn’t work anymore as well.

There it is! And yay!!! It makes such nice pics! They turn out totally pawsome. Now I can take much more detailed photos of Murli. Lol yes, I use a  little”hello kitty” bag for my phone. Did it with the last one too. It’s great because it’s soft and also protects it from the freezing cold in winter.

February 25 2017 new phone 1

February 25 2017 new phone 2

Murli and I had a really sleepy Friday. I had to take my migraine med (Frovatriptan) at 4am in the morning, because of a beginning migraine. I woke up again later without pain, but as you know, those meds make me tired for the rest of the day.

The funny thing is… Everytime I feel more tired for whatever reason, Murli seems to nap more as well. As if she wants to join me in my sleepy laziness, or feels emphatically? Anyway, we hung out in front of the TeeVee a lot more than usual and napped all afternoon lol.

The scratch Murli gave herself above her right eye healed nicely, But the fur hasnt grown back fully yet. You can see it in the picture. She doesn’t have much fur in that area anyway, and if she’s been scratching there for a bit, she’ll rip the bit of fur out she has and it’s instantly obvious. The area above her left eye (at the bottom) is normal. Not much fur as you can see. But it makes for the cutest mimic ever when she looks at you. It has a similar effect as eyebrows have in humans. Love my unique girl!💗

February 24 2017 6:38pm

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It was warm enough on Thursday to leave the window open for a few hours in the afternoon. Wont be that long anymore until she can hang out at the open windows all day. She was watching some birdie that sat right above the window.

February 23 2017 3:45pm

The only other thing worth mentioning is that I couldn’t help ordering some new mousies with her regular food order this month lol. At that online pet supply I order from, you collect points with every purchase, that you can use for things. I usually get new toys for Murli lol. Like she hasn’t enough stuff already, but I don’t care. I love to see her happy❤❤❤

February 24 2017 11:06pm

She loves that new mousie! (A whole pack of them came, but I don’t get all of them out at once) Murli zoomed through the home with her mousie, pawing it everywhere. She loves it! I think that bright green color is pawsome. We like colorful things!

I will close for now, as I’m already getting tired again (had another migraine today, but it wasn’t too bad). That’s why this post is written like a quick note lol. My brain isn’t running properly. Have a lovely Caturday evening all of you! 💕💕💕

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January 8, 2017 More snow and ice

This mornings ice flowers, while it was -9°C / 15.8°F outside. The lowest temperature this dreary morning was at -11°C / 12.2°F with freezing cold wind. As it continues to be that chilly, I continue to be free from migraines. For as long as it stays like this, I get to have a break. At least from migraines caused by warmer, spring-like weather and Foehn wind.

It started snowing as well:

Murli and I didn’t get that much sleep, since we stayed up pay past 2am, playing, cuddling and me on my iPad, trying to catch up on what I missed online that day😸 Despite that, she was energetic and awake, running zoomies around the home and playing. There was lots of playtime until she suddenly felt tired… and was lost in her thoughts, while trying to decide between playing or napping. She decided to take a nap btw🐱💤💤💤

January 8 2017 11:04am

As the snow continued to fall lightly, Murli curled up on the bed and slept all afternoon. There was a lot more playtime in the evening, with the latest box she got to keep. The one from Caturdays delivery😸📦

January 8 2017 6:51pm

January 8 2017 6:54pm

Btw, she starts to get more black whiskers on the right side of her face (her right). The ends of her right sides whiskers are also black. They grew out white, but then make a gradient into black. Her left side still has more white ones, but some of them also have black ends. It’s been changing around like this ever since she was a kitten, including the whiskers above her eyes.

In case you didn’t read it when I talked about it, but her MamaCat was a tabby and her PapaCat was completely black. That way, Murli still has a strong tabby gene in her. The fluff fur, under the cover fur has the tabby stripes slightly visible. But they were the most apparent with her fluffy kitten fur when she was little: Take a look here

Anyway, in photos it might look like she has lost whiskers on one side, but they are just hard to see since they’re black 😸

Have a lovely day and night everyone! Hope everyone is well and warm❤️❤️❤️

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January 7, 2017 Ice cold Caturday

The temperatures dropped lower yesterday and even lower over night. An ice cold wind was blowing all day, and the cold stung and hurt in my hands within just a few seconds, just when I opened the window for a short period to get fresh air in. At night, at about 10pm, the wind was even colder than during the day and it was a clear sky. Which meant of course that the temperatures are going to drop even more over night.

These ice flowers formed yesterday. It was 10pm when I took these photos and the temperature was -8°C / 17.6°F

Over night the temperatures dropped even more of course. I woke up at about 5:30am, while it was still dark outside and I could hear by the sound the tram makes on their rail, that it must be ice cold outside. Because when it gets really cold, they make much more noise in their rails. During more mild temperatures you can’t hear it at all from where I am. It has been very quiet over night, the street empty. No one wants to walk around in these temperatures lol. I also find things sound kind of muffled when it gets to -10°C / 14°F

Yesterday, Friday, was a holiday here. And the delivery with Murlis food for the month arrived today. Of course I got her some more toys again…😹

January 7 2017 10:05am

January 7 2017 10:11am

Yay and she’s all over them! Happy Caturday Murli! And Happy Caturday to all my pals on cat blogs, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook 😸💗💗💗💗

More photos on my new flickr: flickr.com/photos/catlady-natascha