Thursday, 22 April 2021

Looking Ahead with Fingers Crossed

 There was hail this morning and a few snow showers today (high of 4C) so I have stayed indoors and started to work on my tax return. I seem to be getting a bit of a refund but will double check all my numbers before I send it off. Always good news if my calculations are correct.

  The next day or two will be busy with prepping the house for company on Sunday - our delayed Easter meal! The family have been pretty much isolated for the last two weeks as schools are closed so we should all be safe. I can't wait to have some company even if it means doing some housework. No hugs, though!

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

A Nasty Surprise

    This is what greeted me this morning!

    It kept snowing until late into the morning but has pretty much all disappeared by now. The early Spring bulbs seem to have survived but it was a bit of a shock to both them and me!

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

My New Haul From the Library

    It has been some time since my last trip to the library so there were several items waiting for me when I walked up there yesterday. 

   Four DVD's - another two episodes of "Detective Montalbano" which I am really enjoying despite having to concentrate to read the subtitles, and three seasons of a new treat, "Silent Witness". I did see one or two episodes on TV but there are several sets available now in the library so I will work through them. They are excellent!

A friend lent me the Sandra Brown book but the other two I ordered and hope I will enjoy. I have read other Ian Rankin books so I'm pretty sure I will like it but the other one, not so sure. Someone must have recommended it!

   Judy and Natalie came over this afternoon as they were in the vicinity and brought me these homemade delicacies as well as another box of Girl Guide cookies. Didn't take me long to consume the first one!

   Dental checkup and cleaning today and my mouth still feels tender. Not my favourite way to spend an hour! However, I have a nice new toothbrush and other essentials for good dental health. Should be fine for another six months!

Monday, 12 April 2021

Signs of Spring

   I keep saying that and then we go back to winter temperatures. Today I reverted to my winter coat for my walk up to the library and was glad of the extra layer. It was windy and spitting rain. We had a nice day on Saturday and a good hour of tennis but more rain is forecast for the rest of the week. 

I cut the forsythia back last fall but it has till produced quite a few blooms.

Slightly out of focus buds on the Mountain Ash (Rowan). I can't wait for the trees to green up. They are mostly all still bare. I did see buds on a neighbour's magnolia, that is always one of the early ones.