Nature Weather

It’s cold out there!

Winter has arrived and with it, the cold. Yesterday afternoon the temperature dropped over ten degrees in an hour. My sixteen-month-old grandson got his first jacket since, for the next few days at least, his usual hooded sweatshirt will not be sufficient. My husband pulled out his leather jacket and the grocery store was full of patrons wearing calf high boots, stocking caps and knitted scarves. I stuck to a long-sleeved turtle-neck beneath a sweatshirt. It was not a wise decision. My blood isn’t Nebraska thick anymore!!

highway on cold snowy morning with gray sky

The photograph is near where we used to live in Nebraska. We have no snow where I live today, but I remember it well!

So wherever you are, I wish you warmth, both inside and out.

Until next time…”

When we lived


Winter Writing Festival

This month and next I am doing something new–participating in the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival. This online festival is similar to the November celebration of writing, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), only in that they both encourage author productivity. Frankly, having participated in both, I must say that the RSSWWF is as much fun as NaNoWriMo, easier to attend (it is fully online), and comes at a better time of year (after the holiday rush).

Much as I have enjoyed NaNoWriMo in the past, one has to live near writing friends to fully share the experience. With RSSWWF, I can participate from anywhere and still enjoy the camaraderie and support of my fellow writers.

If you are a writer, or just curious, I encourage you to check it out at Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival.

And have a wonderful first month of 2019.
Until next time,