April Showers… and all that jazz

Jillian here! Happy April – We have already had a lot of flowers blooming here- Azaleas (see below) and Japanese magnolias are always early here- March-and then they are gone for a while- We have weird weather in the spring- some days it’s 80 and others it is 40. We always, always, always get a cold snap right before Easter- no planting veggie gardens until after Good Friday is the rule here because no matter when Easter falls, we will have a cold snap- or even frost- around Good Friday. This year was no exception. 🙂

The last two days, we’ve had the April showers in abundance – it has been as dark as night when it’s time to get up and that really messes me up as I think I have more time to sleep 🙂 Hobbes is even off kilter with his crepuscular behavior. He’s chillin’ in the photo- like the boss he is!

My day job that I do for the federal government requires that I am audited every 2-4 years and this week was that joyful occasion (NOT!) – I’m always confident that all the banking is good, but they always have some kind of findings on record-keeping (it’s a CPA thing- I know, as I am married to one) 🙂 It’s like being in school again and realizing there is a final exam that morning and not only haven’t I studied, I seem to have missed class all semester- 🙂 In other words, it causes me stress and angst.

The good news: It ended yesterday and the findings were very minor – and nothing I anticipated 🙂 Typical. Thus, the no chance to study fear. And I can breathe again for a few years. 🙂

Enjoy the April showers and await, with anticipation, the May flowers.

6 responses to “April Showers… and all that jazz

  1. First, congrats on getting through another audit pretty much unscathed. I remember working for the hospital and the flurry of activity before the federal health audits. Not a fun time, and it wasn’t my business. So you get to relax this weekend, eh? Give Hobbes big smooches from me (whether he wants them or not.) I’ve missed seeing him. And enjoy the lovely spring weather, showers and all.

    • Thanks.  Audits are stressful for all no matter the industry, right?   I plan to relax this weekend for sure-  staying inside mostly due to rain expected. Hanging with the Hobb-ster and I will def give him a hug and smooch from you.  He likes to pretend he’s bothered by that, but he really digs it.  🙂  

  2. Yes, through the audit and respite for a few years. A good feeling. Hobbes is looking great, wish every fur person could have so good a life. Spring is here in the NW, though coming back from Cancun it’s a bit chilly. Still the sun shine is nice.

  3. Congrats on the audit. Always stressful. Glad I don’t have to go through them anymore. That azealea looks stunning. I love this time of year and all the spring flowers. Unusally for us in the UK we’ve hardly seen any of the usual April showers, the ground is quite parched and am having to water things in the garden already. What we do have is chilly nights and frosts. Roll on summer. Take care and love to Hobbes. He’s certainly one chilled dude.:)

    • Thanks Kit – I know you can relate to the relief when the audit is done. 🙂 I hope it’s rained some now for you all and that it is warmer. Weird weather this year for sure. Some places still getting snow I hear. Jillian

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