Monday, April 15, 2024

Hello New Week

Hello friends and fellow bloggers,

I hope you are all doing well. In my corner of the world, I've been enjoy all the lovely tree blossoms despite our erratic weather. We had one day, I believe it was last Friday, when I actually felt overly warm in my rain jacket. Many people were out in shorts, sandals and sleeveless shirts but I found the heat was only evident if you were in the direct sunlight. In the shade it was a bit chilly. 

Anyway, soon enough it will probably be too hot for me. The summer forecast is for heat, drought and  wildfire concerns.  I shouldn't get ahead of myself.  For now,  we are still in spring and waiting for the dog days of summer. 

Ducks at the park

Spring is a time for some heavy duty cleaning after winter. I was able to clean the oven and behind the stove. I'm so glad those jobs are done. I've also wanted a new toilet seat and cover in the main bathroom but had difficulty getting the old ones off. It seemed the nuts and bolts were very rusted and fused together. I finally asked dear hubby for help and he ended up cutting through everything and pulling it all out. Again, I'm so glad that job is done. It makes a huge difference to have a new cover on the bowl.   The main bathroom also got a thorough cleaning. I even got down on the floor and looked up to see where any dirt and dust bunnies were. I don't do that very often.

Spring is also my favourite season to get out for walks and enjoy all the beautiful tree blossoms and green returning to the city after the winter's gray skies.

This month did not disappoint.

We've had a lot of rain yet we still have drought like conditions due to the early snow melt on the mountains. We've had a few sunny days to offset the rainy ones. It's usually enough of a balance to keep me satisfied.

Walking to Beaver Lake

I haven't posted any food related photos for awhile. Here are some recent meals cooked at home or picked up at the restaurant. These were all delicious.

Cabbage Roll Soup

Mixed vegetable and chicken stir fry with chili oil

Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork and Spring Roll Bun

Chicken and grape salad

Pork chops with sautéed mushrooms and barley pilau

Classic pound cake

I hope all of you are enjoying your April. I have a lot more left to do before the month is over so I'll be keeping busy.

Thank you for stopping by!


Red said...

Send some rain my way!

Jeanie said...

Your blossoms are lovely and the food looks delicious! It's getting springy and warm here, too -- 70s and sunny for three whole days in a row. (Never fear, it will rain tomorrow!) All the treats from your kitchen look just delicious!

diane b said...

Love the blossoms and the walk to the lake.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Those blooms look so pretty against the blue sky!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I'm so glad I stopped by for a visit. It has been a while since I've been here to see you! I enjoyed your pictures and all the things you've been doing! So happy that spring has come to your part of the world and that you are able to enjoy it. We are getting rather warm here already, 90 degrees today! I don't like that so soon! And we need rain too. But usually we get more rain in the summer with summer thunderstorms. I just have to water my few flowers now to keep them alive. I enjoyed seeing your food pics too! So nice to see you out and about! Thank you for this lovely post. Have a wonderful rest of your week.

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