Gratitude Sunday – April 19, 2015

(Oh. Em. Gee. This explains everything… nothing but crickets on this post because…I pressed “Save Draft” instead of “Publish”!)

Another lovely week has come and gone and, once again, much to be most thankful/grateful for.  If it weren’t for family and friends, I think I’d maybe go a tad nuts! No worries there, however as I am, as ever, well surrounded!

I was going to get my tires changed (here in Quebec, we must use winter tires from December 15 to April 15), then realised that there are no tires at the house!  They are at the shop so…. another time then!

Gratitude List

  1. Had a birthday and was spoiled with a lovely lunch with my friend, Daniel.

  2. Had dinner with Dominique and Susan, two girlfriends from high school that I hadn’t seen since our 25th reunion! We laughed and reminisced and just enjoyed ourselves.

  3. My lilacs are budding!  Woot, there will be flowers!

  4. My hero of the week is my brother-in-law, Sébastien, who came to my rescue twice this week!  First, to help me put my oven door back on.  I don’t know how I managed to remove it in the first place!  These gas ovens don’t work the same way good ole electric ones do!  Merci Sébas!

  5. Today, Sébastien came with reinforcements, in the name of Aldo, his neighbour and friend, to help Iain and me take down the Tempo.  (Aidan was working so he was excused.)  It definitely is a four-man job.  You maybe could get away with three, but who would want to?  That thing is huge and cumbersome!  The deadline to take it down was April 15… so happy to see I was not the only last-minute one.  Down the street, they were doing the same.  Merci, infiniment à Sébastien et Aldo.  Without you, it would have been quasi-impossible! XOXOXO

A Walk Before the Rains

They are calling for a most dreary week, weather-wise. Rain every day for the full week.  On the plus side, all that brown grass will be brought to life and transformed into lovely shades of green.  (One can always look at the bright side!)  April showers and all that….

Soooo, instead of going to the gym first thing, Zeke and I discussed it and decided it would be best to go for the walk before it started to rain!

I swear, it felt more like Fall than Spring!  Ran into a gentleman that we know through Iain’s grass-mowing days and I filled him in on the Winter’s Happenings.  He was saddened and worried for his former “employee”.  Bummer for Zeke is we ended up talking longer than he would have liked and the walk turned into a turn around the larger block!  Oh well…

We did manage to see the little budding flowers (no way I can compete with those of you in Ireland, Portland, England, etc.) and, though the light was not the best, I did get a few pics in.

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Except for the red branch and the violets, all were taken in my front yard.  The little white flowers just popped up.  Have no clue what they are and, though I spent some time on the Internet trying to identify them, I did not succeed!

Have a most marvellous day, all!