What I Did This Summer?

It’s been a few months since I’ve really written anything, outside of a few titbits on my Twitter and Facebook page. I’ve just been so consumed that, well…writing slipped further down the list.

This summer has brought with it tons of excitement.  A couple we met on our cruise to Austria last year, popped over to see how my first year in Austria was really going (love you Billy and Matty!).  Ironically, they popped over two days after we moved into our new apartment (YES!!! I have a bathtub now!) – nothing was ready; in fact, (true story) they gallantly helped us put together their room and accompanied me houseware shopping trips.  Not exactly how I’d intended to welcome them to my home, but…  Despite the unsettled state of things, they had a fantastic, restful two weeks.  However, things did not settle down for me, I took my test for my final government-required language course (B1) and dually, needed to renew my residence card.  As is normal with bureacrazzy, that required way more activity than it really needed.  Just as you’d think I’d catch a break, hubby started his vacation which means only one thing in this family – travel!  Given the expense of kitting out an apartment in Austria (totally different than anywhere else I’ve ever lived) and that we’d failed to book anything :), we opted for a stay-cation.  We visited a number of idyllic cities in Austria, which in retrospect, seem to center around the vacation spots of the Imperial family.  Believe me, when you visit Austria, venture outside Vienna – they’re so worth it!

So I’ve accumulated quite a bit of photos and will fill you in on all the happenings to this lil island girl.  Somehow, throughout all the hubbub, the one thing I was sure would never happen, happened – I actually, sometimes, find myself feeling….at home!  Not all the time, but moments of complete peace, contentment, and even joy sneak up on me. I’ve been thinking about the reason for this phenomenon but haven’t really put my finger on it yet.  We’ll chat about that later.

Until then, wishing you and yours a wonderful Humanitarian Day, be kind to one another and don’t forget: Bloom where you’re planted!

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About A Bahamian In Austria

I am a Bahamian woman, married to an Austrian man, who's been freshly transplanted to Vienna. I started writing this blog when a dear friend insisted that I had to write down my experiences. At best it'll update my buddies on my crazy-going-ons and at least, it'll keep me from stalking them online (LOL). I hope you enjoy :D
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2 Responses to What I Did This Summer?

  1. Hej from Sweden !
    I wish you lots of live in your new apartment and have fun decorating it. Sounds like you had a wonderful summer with your husband and family. Ours has been great with launching my new business, some travel to see my daughter in London and new baby goats being born here at Gullringstorp and planning a couple of trips in Sept, The summer here in Sweden really is just the month of July but since I have celebrated the summer for 3 months my entire life, I still do. So for me summer is not yet over.
    When you get a chance please visit my website, http://www.lilsisgoatmilksoap.com and if you make a purchase of any of my eco -friendly 100% Natural soaps, I would love to hear what you think of them. They are made from milk from my lovely goats!
    Take care and enjoy your new apartment and that bath tub !

    • Grüße from Austria! 😀
      Thanks, I’m definitely loving the space and the bathtub; although decorating is trial-and-error given a few details I’ll outline later in a post about my apartment experiences in Austria. Sounds like your summer was awesome – so happy for you. Weather in Austria is very different than in the Western hemisphere, isn’t it?
      Congratulations on the new business, headed to your site now!

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