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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Wednesday Weather Report #206 - 4/28/21

I think I heard some thunder this afternoon = now it's officially spring :)

Hopefully I remembered to unplug my sewing machine as I had planned to do last night...

April 21 - 27, 2021
34 - 34 - 52 - 61 - 50 - 47 - 69 F

The plant in the tiny greenhouse is a String of Turtles. It's a succulent where, when properly hydrated, each petal is puffed up to resemble a turtle shell. The "flowers" are really white/green spikes at the end of each string and mine appears to be in full "bloom". It's meant to be a hanging plant but it always seemed to dry out too quickly (I nearly killed it last year) so it now sits in the greenhouse on a tray of water/rocks and it's happy as can be.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Feline Friday - 4/23/21

Umm ... yes ... I do know it's snowing. And it's cooold.

But this is my favorite hiding spot in my favorite tiger lilies and I cannot leave them here to suffer alone in the cold and snow.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Wednesday Weather Report #205 - 4/21/21

We had a slight change in the weather today...it's just temporary tho!! 60s and 70s are back in the forecast for the next couple of weeks so I'm enjoying the snow while I can.

Despite appearances, I did have a wonderful walk this morning. I did laugh, tho, when Zorro refused to go outside but I was pleased as punch to do so. It was the perfect temperature to get some exercise and the snow was pretty. I made it home just as the sidewalks got slippery. The only issue was not being able to see through my wet glasses. 

Oh and might I add a Merry Christmas to the mix!

This plant has another flower about to open and the white cactus has a few buds just starting. The red cactus is working on new leaves and the orange cactus is still getting used to its new home and not doing much of anything. I don't think I've ever had blossoms this late in the year - usually late/November, December and January/February. Last fall was an early start with blossoms for election day and it looks like I'll still have flowers in May.

April 14 - 20, 2021
60 - 43 - 41 - 47 - 55 - 58 - 42 F

Friday, April 16, 2021

Feline Friday - 4/16/21

Hey Momma -

When do you think it's gonna stop raining so that we you can rake up the leaves again and polish my throne Adirondack chair?

The throne chair is a much better vantage to watch over my 'hood and work on my summer tan at the same time!

Love, Z

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Wednesday Weather Report #204 - 4/14/21

Today is supposedly the warmest day in the next two weeks. I even heard a rumor of the "s" word and we are definitely expecting some much needed rain as my area is already in a moderate drought, which is 2 to 4 months early. Yikes!

This is the time of year when I just don't know what to wear because there is such a temperature difference from when I get up, go to work, eat lunch, get home and go to bed that I could change 5 times. I'm not good at layering so I probably need to work on that...

April 7 - 13, 2021
64 - 73 - 64 - 76 - 60 - 52 - 56 F

For now, we just enjoy the sunshine and the reflection on our dirty blue cars and dusty windows. Ah, the signs of spring :)

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Wednesday Weather Report #203 - 4/7/21

Has anyone else felt like they haven't accomplished much lately? I do. 

I've been in a little bit of a decluttering snit but I'm not getting much stitching done.  I do wonder if part of the problem is that I am not 100% in to what I'm stitching at the moment (altho it's a project that needs to be finished "yesterday"). I'm pretty sure I had the same problem with the audio book I just finished. It wasn't a great book and I didn't make it a priority to finish so that I could move on to the next book. 

As always, I'll get over it and get back to stitching. I'm already on to a better book!

March 31, 2021 :: 47 F
April 1 - 6, 2021 :: 34 - 32 - 43 - 52 - 53 - 58 F

I always tell myself that we don't get many days in the 50s and then, look!, 3 days in a row. I might be a weather nerd but I can predict nothing...

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

The Bibliophile Files - 4/6/21

Hello and welcome to another monthly book report. I think I've read some good books and some so/so books this month. I was totally confused on 2 of them and I think it's probably cuz I'm trying to multitask while listening and it just didn't work out this time. The Redbreast is actually part of a series and I'll give those other books a try to see if I like the rest of the series.

     Me Talk Pretty One Day - great comedic skits/essays, read by the author.
     Wrong Alibi
     All This Could be Yours - The story of a dysfunctional family who tries to learn who the father really is while he's on his deathbed. 
     Things You Save in a Fire - another story about a dysfunctional family but with a much better and happier ending :)
     House of Correction - Accused of murder, a woman is forced to clear her own name from prison when the justice system fails her.
     Number the Stars - a quick little YA read of a Copenhagen family protecting their Jewish friends in 1943.
     One of Us is Next - the follow up book to one I read last year. If you like gossipy high school dramas then you might like this one. I've had enough HS drama for a while tho...
     The Redbreast 

     The Want-Ad Killer - I'll be starting this true crime novel tonight.

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

Monday, April 05, 2021

#100hexies100days2021 update

It was hard to photograph some of my choices for last week's happiness theme, but it's still fun to try to find appropriate background items for each topic.

Bird Watching

And I never posted this pic from the previous week: Parties

of One

Please check out the individual posts on my IG page (@sarahdidit17) to read the descriptions and see the accoutrement for each hexie.

Friday, April 02, 2021

Feline Friday - 4/2/21

THIS, @specialkitty, is the paw of disapproval!

Your sturdy packaging is deterring me from getting extra snacks while Momma sleeps all night.

And trust me, I tried to get through both sides of this package!