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June 3, 2017 Happy Caturday sweet furends!

Hey furends! Where do I even start after having been busy so much that I just didn’t manage posting. I guess first of all, we are both doing well! Murli is happy, talkative, playful and cuddly as always😸 The weather changed from a mostly cool spring, to summer heat within a short period of time. Of course with the usual high humidity we always have in summer. It started to warm up in mid May and on May 19 we had 84°F or 29°C, but it cooled down the next day due to a cold front and the temperatures remained in the lower 70°F or lower 20°C. On May 29, the temperatures went to 84°F or 29°C again and by the next day they increased to 89°F or 31°C. At first it wasn’t really that humid, and so it was not really uncomfortable and we did well with it. It didn’t take long however, for humidity to rise to 80% and more, especially in the late afternoon and during the night.

So Murli and I are currently adjusting to the temperatures, since we are not used to them yet. The temperatures later in summer will be a bit higher, with often 95°F or 35°C with high humidity. There will be days where it goes up to 100°F or 37°C. Murli lies on the cool floor during the day now,  or she naps at the open windows. When I get into bed to take a nap, she will jump into bed right away to nap next to me, but after a while she’ll feel too warm and she gets down on the floor. The thing is, she’ll come into bed again and again, because she really loves to sleep next to me. But she always has to get down again, since she’s too warm. I gave her a thin bedsheet. It feels cool to the touch and is made of linen. I use those in the summer all the time. I put a couple of them on her daytime nap places.

Here is a video of Murli from today at 10am.
The birds are very active, and the south windows are just comfy to 
relax on. I made it so she has shade there for most of the day. Murli is
chatty like usual. She talks like this with me if I cuddle and pet her, 
and anytime I interact with her in some way. I talk to and with her all day,
and we're both very chatty MOL!

Yesterday in the early evening at about 6pm, a bad thunderstorm came through, with lots of hail unfortunately. The hail started shortly after the rain had set in and it kept going for good 10 minutes. After that the hail stopped, and the rain changed to a light rainfall. But the frequent and closeby lightning kept going till about 8pm. As always, I had to get Murli off the window, because she loves watching the hail. I’m always totally protective of her, and don’t want her near the windows when its bad. You never know if the glass could break if the hail gets bad enough (happened last year to many windows in the street). After I got Murli off the window, I started filming. And at that point, the hail increased as well.

In the beginning of the video, I added a short time lapse and a few photos I took 
before the actual rain and hail started.

Thankfully, the hail wasn’t that bad all over the city. Because I was really sad at first, thinking the newly planted flowers on my Mamas grave and my Grandparents grave were now all destroyed. Dad went there to take a look today, and they were all fine. A friend of our family told us that the hail was pretty much harmless a in other areas of the city. So glad for that!

As for today… the weather was sunny again, as well as humid and hot. But we took a nap during the hottest part of the day, and have a comfy afternoon and evening now. Murli also got one of her favorite treats, which is Turkey ham. She prefers Turkey ham over normal ham… by far. She absolutely loves it. And I love making her happy!

Also, this weekend is a long weekend, because Monday is a holiday (Whit Monday). We make it a relaxed but fun weekend at home. Murli already had her FridayNightBagPawty yesterday. For today, she’ll be getting a new bag! It’s from Aldi, and bigger MOL! Of course there will be pictures of it all😆😸

Happy Caturday to all of you lovely furends!💕 We send you all love & paw hugs! Thank you all for reading and posting those sweet comments! You’re all wonderful!😽😘💕

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April 27, 2017 Catching up

Yay! Today is the first day of me feeling normal and awake again. For the past two weeks, I had been ill again… Due to a bout of the shingles, which thankfully were not bad. I had chicken pox as a child, so since then I had that Virus in me. In the first days before anything became apparent, I had severe fatigue and I just didn’t feel right at all. Then at the end of the Easter weekend, the rash started, but just a very small area on the right side over my ribs. Went to the doctor right after the Easter weekend and got a Antiviral and pain meds prescribed. Thankfully the antiviral medicine was able to prevent it from actually breaking out fully, since the treatment was started early enough, and because it was a mild case.

The medicine made me very tired though. As long as I did something I was ok, but as soon as I would sit down and start to read or write, my eyes wanted to close. Many times over the last week, have I fallen asleep while sitting on the couch with my ipad… Hilarious!

I’m finally feeling fully awake again today. Hopefully I’ll have a good phase without migraines for a bit, because there’s so much I want to do and I’m looking forward to be able to catch up with all of your lovely blogs, as well as with all our furends on instagram and twitter ❤️️

Murli is doing purrfect! But she’d love to have more days with comfortable temperatures and sun puddles to nap in. Unfortunately, our weather here in Austria, and other parts of Europe, continue to have unusually cold weather. First there was the stormy and cold weather I wrote about. Then a few days with milder temperatures and a bit of sun followed. The Foehn wind was howling again on Tuesday and brought warm air from the south. The next day, the Foehn wind was gone, but the temperatures were falling again, which created more wind, just not Foehn wind. Today it’s grey, dark and rainy. The mountains are also getting snow again and it’s possible that we’ll get some of it as well.

But we will enjoy a cuddly and comfy weekend. Murli on my lap, and a coffee next to me, I’m not complaining at all. The only thing I worry about is how animal and plant life are coping with that kind of weather.

April 27, 2017 10:26am

Here is a video I took on Tuesday, as the Foehn Wind was howling through the door. Murli isn’t afraid of those things, as they’re happening all the time and she’s used to it all. But her little nose is sniffing into the air, as the air current brings all kinds of smells with it I’m sure😸

In the video, Murli is about to get her meal, and she knows of course. I was about to go into the kitchen, when I decided to film that howling of the wind. I’m kind of sure she’s thinking what I’m doing there filming the door, instead of getting her meal ready lol…

I also wanted to show you one of the trees that grow on the river bank, that had fallen during those stormy days after the Easter weekend. I came across that fallen tree on my way to a grocery store. There were many fallen trees more along the river banks. But I’m kind of sure that the trees that did fall due to the wind, were already weakened in some way. (You can click on the images to see them in a larger view)

I also found a left over Christmas tree 😂😹 I had to think of Siddhartha Henry’s LadyMum Sherri-Ellen of nylabluesmum.wordpress.com when I saw that Christmas tree, because we were talking about exactly this kind of thing shortly after Christmas and how people throw Christmas trees down the river banks and into rivers and all kinds of other places lol.

Hope you all are doing fine! Murli and I wish you all a pleasant Thursday!

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April 2, 2017 Hope you had a lovely Sunday

March 28 2017 8:41am

Good evening from Austria! As you probably noticed again, I am lagging behind with replies and everything. Due to the “Foehn wind weather” we had for over a week now, I also had migraines almost every day. Except for today, and another day during the week. But, as you know, I am doing well thanks to the always working Triptan, that gets rid of the migraine every time after one or two hours. The only problems are the after effects from the migraine. And those after effects cause me to lag behind with everything again. Just letting you know!

This week was totally spring like! Temperatures in the afternoon at around 20°C / 68°F and sunshine with clear blue sky. The mornings are still a bit chilly, with temps between 2°C and 4°C (35°F and 39°F).

I was able to leave some of the windows open during the afternoon and I started decorating for spring and easter🌼🌷☀️🌸

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Murli is a good girl, and she is used to decorations in the windows, so she doesn’t do anything to them. She just checked them out thoroughly and approved, and that’s it😺 When I the put the protective screen with the wire frame into the window, the decorations are outside the screen anyway. I just love cute stuff!

March 31 2017 6:37pm

Murli is totally happy that the windows are open again for most of the day! In this pic, she was watching  “bird channel 1″😸 It showed a sparrow, that sat on top of the pyramid-shaped roof, to the right. (You can’t really see it that well, because it’s just so small.)

Oh, btw… she just really loves newspapers and stuff to hang out on. She just loves them. But so that things are pretty again, I’ll put her lovely blankie there as well.

Also! We found Murlis “baskitball”! Ameowzing! Sweet Siddhartha Henry was right. I found her ball underneath the cupboard in the hallway😹 She stuffed it under there real good! Before that, I was looking in the living room, the bedroom, even the kitchen and the bathroom, but didn’t see it underneath the cupboard in the hallway when I looked there. Should have used the flashlight right away back then lol…

Just wanted to wish you all a lovely Sunday evening! Will be hopefully posting some more in the beginning of next week, if I get a break from the migraines. But I’ll be replying and stopping by all your pawsome blogs tomorrow!

I’m so happy to know you all and am really thankful for all your sweet comments! Murli and I really miss you all because we haven’t been here for days. Purrs & Hugs! We love you all!💗💜❤️️💗

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A Selfie we took on Monday, but it’s a good pic for Selfie Sunday <3
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March 5, 2017 Fluweekend

It’s almost 3pm now, and my fever is gone for now, so I feel much better. Lol, now I can also see what I’m typing without the letters being some strange kind of fuzziness. Murli and I got up from a long nap before. I didn’t get much sleep this night, because of alternating between fever dreams and lying awake without finding a comfortable position as everything hurt. That’s all a lot better for now.

I’ve generally been feeling really well the whole week, aside from migraines. No anxiety, no above normal pain issues, no fatigue issues, nothing, except the migraine, but as long as I have my Triptan, I can deal with them. And then I had to get the flu lol. So many friends (online and offline) were sick with the flu or worse (sinusitis, tonsillitis, full blown influenca, pneumonia and bronchitis), and I hope all of you are feeling much better!

The weather is still kina unstable. It varies between sunny and warm spring weather and stormy, cloudy and cool weather. There was a slight stormy wind going on over night, but nothing serious. The winds were between 30 kph and 25 kph (18 mph – 15 mph).

Yesterday morning, it was very much like spring, and Murli enjoyed “kitty TV” on the “IRL bird channel” at the window. Those little sparrows are especially active right now and they’re so adorable. Murli really enjoyed the sun too as you can see:

Later in the afternoon, I had to get a few groceries, despite feeling very dizzy and sick, but Papa was even worse and I wouldnt let him go out like that. So I went, and the wind was blowing even worse than later over night, with 40 kph – 45 kph  (24 mph – 27 mph). So dizzy me had trouble walking against the wind direction lol. But I couldn’t help but take photos of the sky as I went over a bridge (the rivers water levels are still quite low):

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And since I was grocery shopping, I thought I show you all my shopping bag cart thingy. Since I’m a sane catlady (just crazy in the eyes of non cat-people probably) I have lots of cat themed things:

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Me just luvz stuff like that MOL! And its pawsome for getting groceries and stuff, as I can’t really carry to much due to my joint and back problems. It’s Murli approved too! She rubbes her fluffy little head into the shopping cart all the time 😺💕

Hugs & love to all of you furends😺💕 Murli and I wish you all a comfy Sunday!

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February 1, 2017 Hello February!

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Murli cuddles on my lap while I’m writing this💗 It’s the usual late afternoon cuddles at the computer lol.

With January over, it seems the freezing cold winter weather is coming to an end soon, according to forecasts. We’ll get Foehn wind again… Sigh. I just hope I wont have migraines every day again. Really hoped February might continue to be real cold, because spring will be bad enough migraine wise. But I hope for the best, sometimes I’m lucky too and it isn’t as bad. For today though, it’s still cold. I had to use my blow dryer to get the icy outer windows to open yesterday and today lol! I can’t help but think it’s funny😸

We also had some snow yesterday in the morning. Just a little, but enough for me to draw a kitty face into the snow.

January 31 2017 8:10am

I’m feeling fine and calmed down after the sad stories from the weekend. Murli helped so much, like always. She’s such a good girl, and always gets when I’m not ok. She’ll then quietly stay close to me all the time. And the usual cuddles and the playtime always cheer me up a lot💗 Murli is also so funny! I often have tears running down from laughter, just from her quirks and antics while playing.

Nothing much interesting happened this week, and it was pretty relaxed.

On Monday, Murli did her kitty loaf right next to me on the desk. She loves looking out the window like that. Sometimes she hangs out there for one or two hours. Of course, within that time she ends up sprawled out all over the place and partly on the keyboard.

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Like pretty much every day, she joined me this afternoon at the computer. I always make a cup of coffee around 3pm, take my medicine and sit down at the desk. Murli follows right after me and gets on top of the desk.

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Then she got on my lap and fell asleep soon after this pic was taken😸

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When we go to sleep at night, it looks something like this:

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This photo is from Sunday night. She’ll either be right next to my pillow with her head, or like in this picture at the end of the bed. She’ll always have her head out of the blanket like this. Often I put the blanket over her like this to keep her warm and cuddly. The other times, she’ll crawl underneath the blanket herself. She sleeps next to me like this for the whole night, except for the need to go to the litter. But she’ll jump right back into bed afterwards❤❤❤

Wishing everypawdy a lovely day/night! Purrs & cuddles!💕