Oh good grief!
That's what I said on Tuesday morning, when we woke up to this view out into our yard.
You know how the weather folks predict it, but you just can't quite believe it will really snow on May 21st?! That was me.
In an effort to think of the positive side of this rain and snow we've been getting, I have to say the moisture is always appreciated around here, the grass is very green, and the birds love it, too. I am also thankful there weren't tornados around here, like in so many parts of the country.
Needless to say, there hasn't been much outdoor activity at our house this week, other than to cover the garden plants and flowers every night, and uncover them when it was warm enough the next day! But it has been good reading weather!
I've finished three books in the last 10 days or so, and I liked them all!
Each is a little bit different genre - I like Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache mystery series, and this was book 7. Now I'm waiting for the next one! Alafair Burke is a favorite author who writes mysteries also. The Wife is one of those psychological thriller types where you're never quite sure who's the good guy and who's the bad guy, and there's often a twist at the end! You, Me, and the Sea is realistic fiction that has a bit of a Wuthering Heights feel to it - cliffs, orphans, long-lost loves - but set in modern day San Francisco, a location I enjoy reading about.
It's been good sewing weather, too, and among other things I've made some good progress on my blue and white hand-pieced blocks. There are eight finished now, and I'm working on number 9!
This is called the HST block in the Hand-Pieced QAL
, but I'm wondering if it has a traditional block name. Does anyone know?
We've been enjoying a New Zealand series, "The Brokenwood Mysteries," on Acorn TV most evenings. I like the main characters a lot, and am so fascinated with their accents!
And I just had to laugh when an order of Olfa rotary cutter blades came in the mail the other day! I usually order a package of 5 whenever we're ordering other things from Amazon, because their price is the best I can find. Here's how they came!
That's 5 of them, all right!!!
Hope you're having a great week! Wishing everyone sunshine and warm weather and a great Memorial Day weekend!