Thursday, April 21, 2016

April Summer Heat, Flowers and More Finds

34 decrees Celsius on Monday ! That is 93.2 F. Not at all usual for April, apparently not since 1930. Tuesday was 32 C, 89.6 F and Wednesday's highest was 30 C, 86 F. and Thursday temps dropped to 24 C, 75.2 F.

Flowers are happy, grass has grown tall, dandelions are doing very well, laundry dries quickly on the clothesline. Fans were running, seriously was contemplating turning on the AC and did when the inside temperature was 26 C, 78.8 F.

These are the last of the tulips, whites. The rhodo has been wonderful this year, garden treasures.

Dogs went 'home' a few days this week so I am going over 4 times a day to take them outside, check their water, feed and pet them. When they come over in the morning with DGS I take them home after lunch most days. They stayed all day/overnight Wednesday and have been very polite with just a bit of barking. Big behaviour improvement.

A sweet 2 cup Sadler teapot was a last weekend find.

What else? No projects finished (or even started this week). Two trips to add stock to my booths, daily cleaning and writing up stock then packing ready for the next stocking trip.

An unexpected treat on Wednesday was a long trip to our favourite Thrift Store and some good finds.

Working on taxes, can't find a couple of necessary pieces of paper. Not quite panicking but getting close.

Its just one of 'those' weeks. Went for massage on Tuesday for my right arm thumb/wrist to shoulder - tendonitis. Chiro 3 times last week and it helped with the shoulder and back and at least I had a name for the really mean wrist pain. 5 weeks of wearing a hand/wrist brace hadn't fixed the pain. Chiro, massage and a name for the pain is helping.

P.S. Found the missing paperwork and finished the tax prep work and handed it in to my accountant. Whew.


  1. Joy your flowers are so pretty. I'm going to plant some outside my front window soon! I need some color out there!

  2. Joy love this post and your collage is so pretty, along with the teapot vignette:) Such a happy and pretty post.
    Thank you for sharing this inspiration with us today and we would love for you to join us on Monday for a garden party link up too!
    Happy Thursday from TOHOT!

  3. Love your flowers ... did not realize it got so hot there this time of the year. Good for the flowers, I guess. Your Sadler teapot is beautiful.
    Audrey Z.

  4. Joy your flowers are lovely. What an absolute delight this post is!!! Thank you so very much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

  5. Happy Pink Saturday, Joy. Your blooms are beautiful. We have already been through camellias, daffodils, dogwoods, tulips and azaleas. Now our irises are blooming, hydrangeas are beginning and our roses have buds that will probably open next week. I guess peonies can't be far behind.

    Love that teapot, and the yo-yo made me smile.

  6. Your flowers are spring flowers.

  7. Love seeing your lovely flowers Joy. the teapot setting is so pretty. Spring is such a wonderful time of year. Thank you for sharing at DI&DI.

  8. We are at the point of summer blooms coming in. Take care of your wrist - you need it for the junkin'.

  9. Your flowers are gorgeous, Joy. Love them all! The teapot is very pretty too....Christine

  10. What a great teapot find! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  11. Great finds! Love that elephant and teapot. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday. Hope you have a great week!

  12. Pain is never a good thing! Hope you are feeling much better by now! I am catching up on my visits with you!


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