Monday, April 15, 2013

A MishMash of Stuff...

Remember I shared with you a few weeks ago that with the onslaught of spring I was feeling better, more optimistic, and excited over the upcoming season?

Don't you just love the sounds of birds singing? So uplifting, right?

Everyone I talk to feels fired up to get outside and prepare the gardens. 

Did I mention the robins are back!

Yay, spring!

Last year's peonie

I want to thank you all for your good wishes on the sale of our home. It hasn't happened yet, but we did have another viewing on Friday. That's two in less than ten days!

Thanks, everyone!



But with every positive there is a negative.

Darn.



I spent Friday morning raking the lawn between the shop and the house, so our buyers would have a better impression of the curb appeal.

It looked nice, really. Spring-like! Hints of green.



Until I woke up Saturday morning.


 

Eighteen inches overnight! 






This is what they mean by "Jaw-dropping weather."


It's also the reason I need to apologize for not reading all your posts. I hate that I'm behind, but I really had a good reason. And I will catch up.


I should probably mention that I'm okay about the snow. It will melt in no time. It's already started. Yay!



Now for something inspiring...

If it's true writers are full of insecurities, then the link below is a must-read.  Click and you'll be re-directed to Rachelle Gardner's blog.

Don’t Feed Your Discontent



Have a super week!

36 comments :

  1. That is a scary amount of snow in just one night!

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    1. Alex, I know! Today I have the doors open because it's so warm outside!

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  2. That's a great contrast between the peony and the snow! I've always liked peonies - they smell fantastic (some varieties) and look like cabbage roses to me. I had pink and white plants at my last house.

    As for the snow, you can keep it up there. We are experiencing flowers and a spring-like growth spurt in the Vancouver area. Of course we get the rain, you get the crystalized version.

    That's a fantastic view you have, someone will love it - wait for a sunny day.

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  3. Oh, dear!!! We had snow in the air a couple days ago, but that doesn't even count as snow compared to yours! But take heart... the peonies WILL bloom again. Mine are just little shoots, but they're coming, and yours will, too. And when "the right" person views your place I don't doubt they'll love it, regardless of whether it's covered in snow or bathed in sunshine. It's a fabulous place!

    I remember that post of Rachelle's but I had to go back to find the exact quote that I thought was so bang on: "It’s crucial to avoid comparison, and set your own yardstick for success. Your path is not going to look like anyone else’s." It's true in writing; it's true in life. SO important to remember!

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    1. Yes, isn't Rachelle wonderful, Carol. I'm so often inspired by her words. Thanks, eh!

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  4. Wow, that is so much snow! I hope everything goes well for the house, even if it takes a bit of time. Spring is indeed encouraging! :)

    Best wishes,

    Alexandra~

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  5. That is a lot of snow! Spring is certainly keeping us all guessing this year.

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    1. It's melting, I'm happy to report. The sun is making me sleepy though. Thanks, Suzanne. Happy Birthday to your daughter.

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  6. Wow, that is a lot of snow. Spring sure has been unpredictable this year. Good wishes with the house viewings.

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  7. From my colder habitat days, I recall snow in April being somewhat of a downer but not too bad. You know it won't last long, and spring weather is close. Hopes for a fast melt, plentiful bird songs, new green leaves, and eager buyers.

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  8. Hey Joylene! That's an enormous amount of snow in one night! I'd be so upset, especially if it snows this time of year. I live in the Fraser Valley and we get mostly rain, which I don't mind cause you don't have to shovel it! Good luck with the house!

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    1. I grew up in the Fraser Valley, Eve, and I remember the rain. It does rain here too, but not until May. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. I don't dare watch WEather Channel anymore. The winter that never ends is upon much of the northern states.

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    1. I've seen the forecast and know it's deadly in some states. At least here we're used to it. Thanks, Susan!

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  10. UGH!! I know exactly what you mean. It was so nice here in Seattle, then it got ugly late last week. And Saturday was abysmal. Hail, wind, cold, rain. But thank God, no snow. I feel your pain. Good luck with your house. I know how that goes, too. I recently sold my investment property after putting it on the market 3 times over 3 years. It's a difficult and tense process.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. I'm doing okay. The snow is melting fast!

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  11. Just another reason why I don't miss the snow :) Best of luck in selling your home and I hope it goes quickly.

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  12. 18 inches, eh. Ahem, leave it Gary! Good grief, what a lot of snow in the spring. Of course, to really cheer you up, I recall on a Queen Victoria long weekend up in Seventy Mile House and man did it snow.

    Let's see what Rachelle Gardner's blog has to say.

    Seriously, Joylene, all will be well, you will sell, I can just tell. What the hell...

    Take care, I'm going now.

    Gary

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    1. Hell's bells, Gary's a poet and I didn't even know it.

      Yes, I'm hanging my head in shame at my terrible attempt at poetry. Forgive me, kind sir, I was awestruck by your words!

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  13. Wow! That's crazy for this time of year, isn't it? I would've stood there gaping out the window for an hour.

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    1. I did my share of gaping, let me tell you! LOL. Jaw-dropping gaping.

      thanks, Carrie!

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  14. It's like Nature is trying to keep the buyers away...lol.

    But one thing I learned while waiting for my foothill house to sell (it took nine months!), was to find something about the home that I could enjoy while time passed and when nothing seemed to be happening. And it looks like you have a lot of loveliness to luxuriate in during this waiting period. Hang in there!

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    1. You're so right, Laurel. I have the most spectacular views. Thanks!

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  15. Sorry about the snow, Joylene. It's been crazy this year. :( On the other hand, it's gorgeous where you live no matter what! So I'm sure the house will be bought soon. ((hugs))

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    1. From your lips, Sandhya. Hope you're having a wonderful day.

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  16. Oh my, I'd say that's jaw dropping! Well spring will come to stay before long, I expect. It's trying to do so here, as most days are more spring than winter. So I'll see if I can't send some of our spring up to you! :)

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Appreciate some of your spring!

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  17. Hi Joylene .. well that puts snow into perspective!! Crumbs .. well the weather will go on forever ... so pleased you've had two viewings though .. good news and very good luck with the sale.

    Good luck with that weather .. but it is much warmer - thankfully .. cheers Hilary

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  18. Youyr post made me realize I have to stop griping about our cool April weather. Yes, we've had snow but nowhere near 18 inches.. I hope the sun has finally found you.. :)

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    1. It was a shock, Laura, but it's already gone!

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