Today was a lovely summer day. We closed the balcony door for a few hours while the heat was the worst, but later opened it up again. Murli and Samantha enjoyed themselves out there, relaxing. Thanks to the two umbrellas and the tall fence on the side, there is shade covering the whole balcony.
Hopefully, the coming week will be a good one for us and everyone else!
Friday started out much warmer and more sunny than it has been for many weeks. But Caturday felt almost like summer, as did Sunday, when it was even warmer. So of course the balcony door and the windows were open all day for the cats to enjoy, and for us too.
It was nice to feel warm air coming in from the open balcony door for a change. I put the umbrella up and some hung two mats on either end of the balcony for shade, and put the chairs out.
Samantha jumped right through the string curtain and onto this chair…
No, she could not care less about the string on her head. The birds were up and down at the feeder and it was just nice out there in the shade.
Murli and Samantha stayed out there most of the afternoon on Saturday.
They like to change the chairs every now and then. Thankfully we have more than those two chairs, so I was able to get a chair for myself too.
Unlike Samantha, Murli tends to get hot more easily with her longer fur, so she went in to rest on the fridge for a while.
Later in the afternoon, more and more clouds came up, and the wind started picking up too. We really thought rain would be coming again.
It was totally overcast by the time I went to bed later that night, but to my surprise, the next morning (Sunday) was clear and sunny!
This lovely Sunday became the first really beautiful warm day this year. We all really enjoyed the warm air coming in through the windows and the balcony door all day, and how nice it was outside.
Even Sonic, who only really likes to go out for longer when it is warm, was enjoying it out there. The birds were active at the feeder as usual, providing entertainment for Sonic, Samantha and Murli.
Also on that Sunday, Austria voted in the European Elections. I went to my local voting station right in the morning, because it might have been much more busy later that day, since we live in the biggest district in our city. It was just down the street from us in a school building.
Above the entrance it says “Mädchen”, which is German for “girls”. It is an old school building and still has the writing from when schools used to be separated into girls and boys houses. The second half of the building, which is farther to the left and not in the picture, the writing above the entrance says “Knaben” which is an older German word for “boys”.
It was quite busy in our street that day from all the people going to cast their votes. This school was just one of many voting stations in our district. Every district in the city has many of them. It’s usually very close to where you live and schools and other public buildings are used as voting stations.
Anyways, I went back home to enjoy the rest of the day with my awesome husband and my sweet kitties. So we truly had a great weekend, despite having had two migraines.
Today, Monday, I woke up with yet another migraine… The weather had changed again and it was dark, cold and raining. It kept raining all day too and we had to put the heat back on lol. But we’re already looking forward to the weekend again, because the forecast says it will be nice!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend and had a pleasant start into the new week <3
Aside from being busy, the week ended well! No migraines for a couple of days either, despite the weather changes from cold to warm and back. I’ve ended up pretty exhausted every evening though. Some of you already know about me having to pack up my belongings that a friend of mine kept in storage for me in their free storage room they didn’t need. But because they increased the rent dramatically for that apartment, my friend is moving out. We had hoped we will have found a solution for all my stuff by now, but because everything came different from what we had planned back then, my furniture and household goods had been there the entire time since 2012.
So I’m working on that every day a little bit and then help with cooking and a bunch of other stuff at home that my Dad was usually doing, since my he is not able to do much with that bandage on his hand at the moment. He isn’t in any pain though, it’s just a hindrance.
Murli was able to enjoy the sun yesterday and today for the most part, even though we were supposed to get rain all weekend and the temperatures were supposed to drop pretty low again. It’s also warm enough today for us to leave at least the small window open, which is always wonderful.
On Friday it was still a bit too chilly for open windows all afternoon, but at least we had sun for the most part. There were definitely enough sun puddles for Murli to enjoy. The sun was already gone from that spot when I took the picture of her at the kitchen window. There are always a lot of birds zooming by here.
Murli “I cud have swears me saws sumthin. Sumthin waz there jus nao. Maybe iz comin back! I better keepz lookin.”
Murli sends purrs and paw hugs to all of you and we think of the ones who are sad and have difficult times. Love to you all!
So here are the Friendly Fill-ins for Week 52
1. ___________________________________________ landline.
2.My most treasured piece of jewelry is _________________________.
3.This year, I have learned __________________________________ .
4.I would like to _________________________ before this year is over.
1 – Despite getting cell phones at some point, my parents kept the landline. My Dad will be keeping the land line for as long as it’s still useful. My aunts and cousins all live far away, and they always call on the land line. When I was living on my own, I only had a cell phone though.
2 – My most treasured piece of jewelry is my Mums pendant locket, with the pictures of both my parents in them. I plan to also include a picture of Murli in it. But don’t wear it every day, for fear anything could happen to it. I have another one I love is the little cross my Dad got me, which I wear every day.
3 – This year, I have learned to better avoid the things that make me awfully anxious.
4 – I would like to crochet a couple of things I have in mind before this year is over (and I’m just a beginner with it MOL).
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🌼🌷☀️🌸
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!
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!💗💜❤️️💗