Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Potpourri

Hello there

how was your Easter?  
was it full of family and food
and special blessings

unedited iPhone photos ~ sorry!

we spent Friday with Trevor's family
27 people gathered ~ I joked with his cousin when we walked in
it looked like a mess hall ~ but what a time we had
catching up and sharing 
it truly was a Good Friday

Saturday we got stuff done 
errands ran and I bought paint!
Fat Paint!
I am going to attempt to paint my coffee table and end tables

this is one of my favourite little shops

Wendy knows her stuff and is more than willing to help out
let's just say that I could leave a lot of money there

you can check it out for yourself here.


So I have to talk a leeetle bit about winter
and how I am yearning to open the windows
feel a warm breeze on my face
hear the birds sing

yeah ~ all that

I am doing a little something on Instagram
that every Monday I am taking a photo
and hash tagging it #viewfrommyporch

so this is the last 3 Mondays

March 23rd - we had an igloo like effect 

March 30th - oh look - a roof line and some treetops

April 6th - woohoo - it's a real neighbour!

honestly we have to laugh about it now because we are so over winter here
I am not even joking

front walkway ~ handsome husband is 6 ft tall

as of March 17th we had already received 450 cm of snow
that's 177 inches or almost 15 feet
and up until Jan 27th we had NO snow
so all this arrived in 6 weeks or so

the kids have had 14 snow days
crazy crazy

so now you know why I want to see green grass
and buds on the trees

rant done!

I would be amiss if I said it was all bad
when you are in hibernation mode you get lots
or nothing done

projects were worked on
naps were taken
new recipes were tried
and lots of reading was happening

the hot beverage station was banished for another season
and daffodils brightened up the kitchen spaces

we have had dinners out
with special cakes made for people that mean the world.

Next week I am on vacation
and I have some appointments ~ a massage mani/pedi day planned
time with Mama
and then a milestone birthday to celebrate on the 18th

it is going to be a great week.



Young at Heart said...

I quite fancy the idea of enforced hibernation.... for awhile..... happy thaw!!

Leslie Harris said...

What a high energy post. It sounds like you've been very busy despite all that snow. I'm so glad you had such a big get together for Easter too. How nice that so many make the effort to be together. You and hubby really are blessed. What an interesting Instagram project... I might finally start mine again. Happy weekend Lori!

Cathi said...

I'm so happy you're starting to thaw out up there finally - I wasn't even there and I was getting tired of winter for you!!! Sounds like a wonderful Easter and upcoming vacation time - enjoy!!! I'm doing my girly pampering tomorrow with a nice massage (but I also have to work for a few hours after) lots of love and hugs sweet friend! 6 more weeks (or maybe earlier) I get to meet my granddaughter - so excited!! xxoo

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

I just can't get over that photgraph of Trev with his shovel in the snow !!!!!!! ….. that is serious snow !!!!!
Your Easter sounded just perfect ……. hope that the Spring is on it's way Lori. XXXX