"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Thursday, April 7, 2011

random thoughts on a Thursday...

...hail!  rain, rain and more rain, hail, wind, rain and an occasional almost sun-shiney moment.  Even for the city most famous for coffee, sunglasses and rain this is getting ridiculous.  We are expecting snow in the morning...yipee.

I have dozens of seed packets at the waiting to be planted.  I don't see it happening any time soon.  Most of them need 70 days to mature, at this rate my plants will be reaching maturity next Fall right about the time for me to dig them back out again.

We had a professional lawn maintenance person come over yesterday.  He was here to give us some advice on how to get rid of the moss that has become our backyard.  It was hailing and windy while he was here and he looked rather forlorn standing under the maple tree.  I don't think he'll be back.

The hubs work hours have been 'adjusted' due to a problem with the mail.  I just want to go on record here and say, I don't like it.

so how is your week going?


  1. You are really getting more than your share of bad weather this year. I wish you sunshine and warm weather soon.

  2. Ugh. We all have days like this...on the upside, your photos are absolutely breathtaking.

    Why would you want to get rid of your moss? I think it's luscious looking and am always encouraging it to grow. Anything to keep from mowing a lawn!

    I hope tomorrow is a better day for you, jojo.

  3. How's my week going? Well, it's day 4 of my spring break and with any luck it won't rain. Tiptoeing thorough the tulips has been postponed because of the weather. So I've been sorting through old photo albums with my sis instead.
    I think you need to embrace the moss Jojo! Anyway,thats what my Northwest Gardener book says. I've got moss too-so lets start a fad and have moss groundcovers instead of grass!

  4. I have moss in both the front and back yard. I did have it all set to have the lawn fertilizer people come, but when I reworked the budget, I discovered I forgot about a bill, so yeah, had to cancel. I think I will embrace the moss. I hope it isn't snowing or raining for you today!!!!

  5. Hi sweetie!
    Wow...can't believe y'all are having snow in April??? Well, down here in Bayou City, I must say our weather is puuuurfect. But, of course in a few months people will be complaining about the heat---LOL

    Thanks for droppin' by and I hope you have a beautiful weekend---regardless of the weather! xo

  6. My primroses drown in my wheel barrel planter, need I say more?! Jojo, I posted the little craft project I've been working on, and I want you to go peek and choose the one you want for your gifty for 'Pay it Forward', and I'll get it to you before 'May Day'! Big hugs, Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  7. I'm with Noe Noe Girl...sore throat, achy, ears hurt. Yuk! The weaterh here is dreary. I guess I needed a blogging break to cheer myself up! Have a good day!

  8. Sorr for all the bad weather but I hope things get better. Sun is out today for a change.

  9. jojo ~ I got my sweet little package in the mail today! :)
    I love it! Thank you so much! How very fun. xo

  10. J, I just got mail! I can't tell you how the aroma of your sweet package just permeated the whole dining room as I opened your gift!!! What a wonderful surprise! How perfect all of it is, in every way possible! You made my day, dear friend! Ps, isn't it a glorious day out?! I just had a sad thought, it could be raining in town, so I'm just hoping the sun is shining down on you today too! Big hugs, Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  11. I so hope it didn't snow for you. It's been cold here, but today was the 60's, so loving that!!
    I miss you Jojo. We don't communicate like we once did. Probably my fault. You know that black hole? I fell in it a little ways, espically with this last surgery and all.
    Hope hubby's schedule work's out for you. I hate changes like that, messes with your life.
    ILY and miss ya too!

    God Bless~

    PS. I didn't do the pay it forward, as I am not very crafty.. :(

  12. I have to say that the dreary days sure do have a way of "working my head".....I hate that! Hopefully you are seeing some sun today. It is cloudy and "funky" here today, which is good, as I actually have a mountain of laundry to get to.

    I do agree with Jo when she said that your photos are wonderful, so keep 'em coming!

    Hope your week-end is sun-filled!

  13. My week has been about like yours I don't like it. lol
    Just had to come by and say hello and to thank you for the beautiful giveaway I received this week. As soon as I can I will put pictures of it on my site. It is lovely and I appreciate you drawing my name.
    Thanks honey for the get well wishes...been in bed the last two days but had to get up for a while.
    What a mess I am in with this back of mine.
    I have missed you

  14. Disgusting mess from sanding of installation of hardwood floors, last night hubby BLEW the pipes on the intake take from the well for water ... sounded like Mt. St. Helens blowing her lid! It sits directly under my desk in office, scare the living daylights out of me.
    Winter won't release its grip yet ... I feel about the same as you re planting ...

    Hope today is a better day & the weather is improving ..

    TTFN ~
    Hugs, sweet lady ~

  15. beautiful pics Jojo. I went to work sunday morning and the temp was 67 degrees at 6:00am. Came home sunday evening at 7:30pm and it was 38 degrees and snowing... that was how I started my week.

    Its been very very windy here, I think Utah has blown right into our yard!

    have a great week

  16. How is my week going? I think my co-volunteer with the rescue is an idiot! Other than that..status quo, we could be in Seattle East, with rain, storms, hail, rain, storms, hail and tomorrow, storms with a high of 88! Oh boy....


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