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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thursday Weather Report #154 - 4/30/20

So...it's Thursday and not Wednesday. I didn't remember to take a picture of my Wednesday Weather on a Wednesday. Again. I know lockdown is for our own protection but I am so discombobulated on so many levels with all the new regulations as well as working at home some days and in the office others. Oi!

On the bright side - I did get to sleep with the window open last night. Woot!!! I would love to say we are on a weather upswing but it's rainy and gray today so I guess yesterday's 65F was just a peek at what is to come.

April 22 - 28, 2020
33 - 35 - 50 - 53 - 42 - 43 - 53 F

The church on my block has held a May Day Breakfast for a long time. In fact, this year would have been the 127th Breakfast!! Side note: My house is only one year older than the Breakfast! But, alas, the Breakfast is another casualty of lock down. Luckily, tomorrow is a work at home day and I plan to make my own fancy breakfast while I enjoy the flowers that have been promised with today's showers. Hardy-har-har. I acctualy will enjoy the single mini-daffodil that has popped near the snowdrops. Except ... I didn't plant any daffodils?!

Friday, April 24, 2020

Feline Friday - 04/24/20

This, my furriends, is the BESTEST toy in the entire world.

I can hear you ... But Zorro, that's just a paper bag in a weird corner.

Au contraire, mi amigitos!!

Hmm...there are some missing...wonder where they are?

It's a bag of jingly balls!! I like to pounce on the bag and then get the balls out to chase them all over the living room. Sometimes Momma and I even play footy ball, kicking them back and forth.

I kinda loved this blue bag to death but now it's a nice spot for a nap.

Just in case your Momma also gets you a bag of jingly balls, don't forget to kick a lot of them under the couches so you can watch your Momma get them back out with a yard stick!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Wednesday Weather Report #153 - 4/22/20

The highlight of my week, other than buying a new charging cable for my iPhone, has been the snow! Week 6 of lockdown appears to be a new low when these things are the highlights....

April 15 - 21, 2020
39 - 33 - 38 - 40 - 56 - 43 - 38 F

Sheets of graupel rolling down Main Street yesterday

The lillies, hosta and peonies are trying their best
to survive Mother Nature's ever changing moods!

Friday, April 17, 2020

FF & WWR #152 - 4/17/20

Momma is all out of whack this week. We're both a bit off schedule with her being home more and a recent shift in the weather. Thanks to lockdown, Momma is able to work from home a day or 2 each week (which means carry work back and forth to the office) and she has no night meetings. Things are getting accomplished but they aren't, if you know what I mean, while we all "wait". We both have a touch of the cabin crazies given that it has also snowed three times this week. Momma finds the pretty flakes soothing but it's cutting into my 'hood wanderings.

April 8-14, 2020
50 - 41 - 35 - 41 - 59 - 64 - 42 F

Momma did a little (?)  trimming last weekend on her red/white shooflies. It made her do something called "day drinking." I have no idea what that is...

She's also made a few of these masks, including several for herself to coordinate with different work outfits. Don't forget to ignore the overdue haircut!

Momma - I see you scraping the car windshield again but I'm not sure why the lawn hasn't been mowed and the flower bed cleared out yet? The neighbors all mowed last week before it snowed 3 times!

Friday, April 10, 2020

Good Feline Friday - 4/10/20

Hello my furry friends!! And a Good Friday to you!!!

It's always a good Friday for a nap!

However, I  might suggest you don't let your Momma snap a photo for evidence. Especially when your feets are all stretched out.

I’m not so sure it’s ever a good Friday for more of this:

And that neighbor mowed their lawn just two days ago!

Momma had to put together her own Easter Basket this year - two purple grocery store violets and a bag of "purple rain" jelly beans. I think the Bunny would approve, altho it appears to be lacking in kitty treats...

 Do you think she will share?

Happy Passover!
Happy Friday!
Happy Caturday!
Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Wednesday Weather Report #151 - 4/8/20

It hasn't been a bad start to April but it certainly negates what I previously said about not many days in the 40s (teal). I had meant to count the teal hexies from the last two years but forgot. Let's just say that we are already close to surpassing last year's teal day count. 

April 1 - 7, 2020
43 - 46 - 40 - 46 - 48 - 54 - 59 F

I finally finished a full block for the Swivel. Since the mystery quilt kind of stops at this point, I'll need to design something further to get this to doll quilt side.

Needing a break from all those long pointy triangles, I pulled out a UFO. These 4" kaleidoscope blocks were from an exchange we did in hexie club back in 2018. It's a nice easy change of pace.

And just because they seem to be my new favorite size, when I saw that Temecula Quilt Company was starting a new stitch along called #stayathomesampler for April's lockdown I just had to join in.  3 blocks down, 2 to catch up on.

I'm pulling my colors from the partial mini charm pack shown at the top.

Have you joined any stitch-a-longs during lockdown?

Is your state/country even on lockdown? I hear there are about 10 states that are not on lock down yet...

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

The Bibliophile Files - 4/7/20

Woo Hoo! It's that time of the month when we get to share the books we've read and maybe find some new ones.

I know I didn't read a ton this month - partly because it's been hard to concentrate on anything since lockdown started, partly because one book was quite long (18 CDs) and mostly because my tukus has spent many evenings on the couch watching DVDs during lockdown. We can't win them all, can we?

     Magpie Murders
     Silver Linings
     Boar Island
     All the Crooked Saints
     The Kept Woman

     on my iPhone - The Word is Murder
     on my home stereo - This is Where I Leave You

And now it's your turn - what have you read recently? Anything counts: novel, magazine, quilt pattern or cereal box!

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Wednesday Weather Report #150 - 4/1/20

Remember how I recently said something to the effect of not much teal/40s weather? Well I take it back. Just like everything else gone haywire so far this year, look at this next picture. I looked at the weather from the last 2 years and was still pretty cold compared to this year.

March 25 - 31, 2020
48 - 61 - 44 - 45 - 64 - 44 - 43 F

Yes! I did wear sunglasses while stitching this week's weather!

The clouds were much more dramatic in person

This is the town where I work. I saw a Napa work vehicle, manure truck and maybe two other vehicles versus the normal no parking available situation. It's definitely a ghost town around here and pretty creepy at times. I just hope all the businesses are able to open back up soon as a lot of local groups have worked hard to get those businesses established here in little ol' Perry, NY.

Stay safe out there my friends and by that I mean stay home !!