Showing posts with label Family. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Family. Show all posts

Monday, August 25, 2014

Visit to Bratislava and Mödling written by my son

Hello again mom's friends who I don't really know. I'm back and this time to write about a little town in Austria called Mödling and the Slovakian capital Bratislava.

Bratislava (for it's history click HERE) borders Austria and Hungary which makes it the only national capital that borders two independent countries. I visited two country capitals this year on my trip.

{image via wikipedia}

This is the Bratislava castle or Hrad in Slovakia:

Next to the Bratislava city walls:

I saw this martyr's glass and gold coffin in a small church, it is the body of St. Reparat, he died as a Christian martyr in 353 and was buried in Rome, in 1769 his remains were exhumed and moved to Bratislava where he remains in the Franciscan Church:


If you look in the left corner that's what I ate in Bratislava. It was a restaurant that specialized in Slovakian food I ate a sort of curry sauce with chicken and homemade noodles.

Biggest church in Bratislava is St. Stephens, it had a crypt where there was a coffin from 817:

A nice gothic church:

Bratislava was pretty run down in some places but it was still interesting to look at. At least I think so:

Now it's time for Mödling, which is outside Wien, where we visited Burg Liechtenstein (Castle Liechtenstein).

And we visited "Seegrotte" which is the name of the largest underground lake in Europe and the site of a gypsum mine.

Castle Liechtenstein was literally in the middle of nowhere. There was only me and about seven other people.

It was definitely one of the coolest castles ever. Meet my new favorite castle:

We got to take a boat in the underground lake! I've never done something like that before :)

I saw so much more on all my trips. Maybe my mom will write another one. I have to go to school soon and can't wait to tell my friends about everything I saw this summer.

And again like my mom says "Tschüss".

Germany posts:


2013 posts:

2012 posts:
my brother's old place part 1 and part 2

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Random Happenings and the poll

Happy Monday friends!

Gosh what a long cold weekend. I don't even know where to begin but I'll get to that in a second!

Lets talk mustache here again (click HERE if you missed our mustache poll on Friday). It was a pretty good voting turnout for me. Only a third of the post views voted but that was still several hundred people, well mostly ladies ;) but that's good for me. And sorry to the folks that obviously expect design related posts on this little blog but I'm glad that I wrote the post.

bimbo booth and mustache guy

My husband voted himself by the way and I don't doubt that he made a buddy or two vote for his stupid mustache.
Here are the results which show that most of you guys are on board with me:

Here is a virtual high five my friends to agreeing that his mustache is not nice looking! He is still in denial and telling me that I probably cheated…blah blah blah…he's a bad looser!

Back to the weekend:
The snow storm on Friday kept the kids home from school and prompted me to make the decision to take our porch cat inside. I was successful in catching the poor kitty since the negative temperatures made it huddle up in the heated igloo on the porch. The heating pad was not working that great anymore since it was way way too cold.

I managed to make a shelter for the kitty in our spare bathroom with a hideout in the linen closet.
The first evening I spent watching a netflix movie on the bathroom floor and it only took 5 minutes for kitty to crawl out of her box and curl up by my stomach which melted my heart.

The trust and love they can put into a human after being so hugely disappointed for the majority of their lives is amazing.

My hubby wasn't so kind and asked me 'what he hell I was doing'? Well I didn't stop there and ended up sleeping in the bathtub with kitty for 2 hours in the early morning hours because I heard it crying.

Night night!
On Saturday morning I took it to the vet since I had a free first exam coupon. I was dying to know what gender it was and if it was healthy besides the blind eye.

At the vet with my daughter.
Well, it's a little girl who is guessed to be around 5 years old and she is healthy. No leukemia or aids. So glad! And after doing some shaving we discovered her scar that proves that she was spayed. But which also means that she was discarded like a piece of trash several years ago. Remember that she has been around my house for around 4 years but has always been to scared to come close until this summer. She is pretty much blind on her one eye.

You can see her bad eye in this photo where she is keeping me company while blogging. And yes I'm sitting on the bathroom floor.

And she looks very similar to our 18 year old Manx cat Heidi, don't you think so?

Minus being cross eyed of course!
My husband and I have been arguing about her ever since. I totally understand that he says we can't afford another cat but I told him that I have tried to find her another home and have failed. It doesn't matter if she is inside or outside. If she'd be sick, I would take her to the vet no matter where she is. If I notice that I have a sick animal in my yard or front porch, I will take it.  Don't even think about dumping your animals on my property y'all ;) But on top of all that arguing, my other cats aren't happy at all either.
I really wish I could find her a great home where she isn't getting stressed out by other cats. It would break my heart though but it would make things easier with my husband and other furry children.

But our daughter is thrilled with her .

And speaking of finding cats a home…do you remember the little cat I found on my front porch a couple of weeks ago? She was so skinny and hungry!

A couple had picked her up an hour after posting her photo on my Facebook page! Well, I finally received some updates and she is doing great in her new home with her new family.
Here is a photo of her in her new home. I received some more photos but they were too personal to share ;) :

To me it was a successful cat rescue weekend :) Sorry for all the blurry iPhone photos, it's all I got.

Besides that we had friends over for dinner and watched our son wrestle again.

I have another chiropractor appointment today and am trying to get well. So bare with me! I will hopefully be back to my DIYing self soon. I'm planning on sharing the instructions to our basement bar this or next week. I have been talking about it for almost 2 years. Sorry!

I'm hopefully finally getting some skiing in this afternoon. I have been looking forward to this for a while now and I'm glad I don't need my arm or shoulder!

Hope you had a great weekend.



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