There is a lot going on and thankfully most if it is good! Two older kittens have been showing up on random evenings on our back garden wall. Since I am basically a Crazy Cat-less Lady and keep cat food in my room, I have put some out on the wall for them. They aren't as skittish as their parents so with time, I may get to pet them!!!
You have no idea the amount of restraint it takes for me to not search on Ebay for a blow gun that shoots sedatives so I can speed up the process...
Our youngest nephew turned 2 on the weekend and we got to see him on Skype and watch him open some gifts. We also made him a birthday video of us singing The Wheels on the Bus using toy animals we have which he apparently loved but cried when my sis said he couldn't keep watching it over and over again.
Yesterday there were window washers at the big University building across the street. We were eating brunch in the living room and had this odd view:
The long yellow poles were wiggling back and forth as they cleaned and I said to Branden that it looked a bit like anorexic giraffes attacking the building! The sad thing was that all of the hours that the window cleaners spent cleaning all those windows, were done in the rain.
Thursday is Arthur's Day (the day that celebrates Arthur Guinness) and normally I wouldn't be fussed about it...BUT, any of THESE bands could potentially be playing free gigs at 2 pubs in town!!! These bands are making surprise visits to specific pubs in Belfast, Dublin, and Cork and the locations will be filmed and televised throughout the night. My top 3 from that list would be Mumford and Sons, Mika, and Ellie Goulding. I've been to a Mika concert in Edinburgh and it was the most fun and entertaining concert I have ever been to! Branden and I are going out to meet up with some friends early in the evening on Thursday, for a totally different reason than Arthur's Day, but hopefully we can maybe catch one of these bands after. Although, I bet it will be packed and we possibly won't be able to get even near the pub with all the people who will be flocking.
Autumn is in full swing now, which I think means we have passed giant, nasty spiders season (and without any more incidents!), and I am actually looking forward to how Cork looks in the Autumn. I saw this photo that we took in the park by our house last Autumn.
Spring is my favorite season but Autumn in Ireland is stunning. I think I need to go buy some hot chocolate mix!