Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sissi was disappointed with the snowfall

Cate has been ill in bed for the last three days so I have been playing nurse. This is the consequences of not getting an annual flu shot which we all should do in Vienna - and which I did.

Cate says it was not her fault because she travels so much – to which I say – Foofle!

She should get this at her work and she was not there when it took place but she can always go along to see Dr Mordor with me and I will make sure she does that next year because the last three days have not been a happy time for either of us.

I have done the best I can providing fresh orange juice and hot lemon juice and using a Bobcat to clean out the used tissues but it has not been a happy time.

She is however on the mend and is now wading through the six million emails that arrived during her time of incapacity.

You can tell when Cate is really unwell – she is too feeble to use her BlackBerry.

However – on the bright side – as she has been running a ferocious fever she has been generating enormous heat so the cats have been able to warm up nicely by lying on top of her - and she has been too weak to shrug them off.

I have shown a photo of the drizzly amount of snow we got last week. Sissi was most disappointed with the paucity of the fall.

I should mention that last week Merisi went to Vorarlberg and stayed near Damuls which calls itself the 'snowiest village on earth'.

In this area they measure their snowfalls in metres. This is where Cate and I should be and we may go there this year instead of Schladming which is our usual spot at the end of summer. 


  1. At least you got more than we did. By the time I found the camera, it had all melted.

    Sorry about Kate. I can't take flu shots myself, I always get very sick, and what's the point of that? Anyway, glad to read that she's on the upswing. Hope you stay that way.

  2. I hope you were able to rent a Bobcat and didn't have to buy one. Glad Cate is doing better. I had been thinking about y'all for the last couple of days hoping she was doing better. We have been snowless, just a little rain, enough to keep the wild fires down, although there have been a few in the last week nearby.

    WordVeri: enest - that's me with a deficiency of vitamin R.

  3. Glad to hear Cate is on the mend - nothing worse than being sick and not being able to look at your BB !!!

    Maybe there will be more snow soon ?

    Have a great day !

  4. You are to be commended for your stamina in such trying times. Where on earth did Cate pick up a case of man flu anyway? Thank God she was able to make herself useful warming the felines and I must say Sissi does, indeed, look disappointed.

  5. What is up with the wreath dude, it is Carnival. I winced for Cate at the tissue comment, nothing worse than a sore nose.

  6. Is Cate better?

    It has been some time since you last took photos of green headed ducks and baby ducks.

  7. SK Waller: She is still barking like a seal but is much better thanks.

    esbboston: Wild fires? You get everything in Texas don't you.

    Me: I think the snow has gone for the year. Thanks for your good wishes.

    Sandy: Well she probably got it traveling - she was in Turkey last week.

    fmcgmccllc: The wreath is left over from Christmas, Cate refuses to part with it.

    I miss macau: Much better thanks. I will do a whole bunch of new duck pics in spring.