Tuesday, February 15, 2011
It was a beautiful sunny day in Alabama Monday -- highs around 65 and blue skies. Amazing considering we had snow on the ground Saturday. It's supposed to be another lovely day today.
Now it's only February, so I know Mother Nature is just teasing me with the weather, and I'm sure we have some bitterly cold snaps still ahead. But it was nice to take a book outside onto the porch and read for a while today.
The weather has been wild, though. Thursday was the 5th time this winter we've had snow on the ground -- and not just dustings of snow, actual snow. So far, AC has missed six days of school due to snow. I think we're now eating into Spring Break to try to make up the days.
Maven Linda said something about La Nina being the cause of this wild weather. Well, I now hate La Nina. This doesn't bode well for what awaits us before Spring officially springs.
But it did seem rather like a sign. On Thursday -- when school was canceled for snow -- I sent the newest book off to Lovely Editor, then spent the next couple of days digging out and catching up. Now my desk is clean, my to-do list is manageable, and with the arrival of pretty weather, it seems like a fine time to get my next hero and heroine on the path to their HEA.
So while this may be just a tease, it was much needed. All that cold and snow had my head foggy and now I'm feeling a bit more like myself. I just needed a little warmth and sunshine to get me moving again.
And the lovely sunny Monday brought with it another fabulous surprise to lift my spirits. BOARDROOM RIVALS, BEDROOM FIREWORKS! received a Reviewers' Choice Award from CataRomance. I'm just tickled to death!
So what's making you happy today?
Hey, CatsLady -- While I do love a practical gift, Smarty Pants is right: Can opener for Valentine's Day = Free Book Friday winner. Email her with a shipping address!