Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland

I live in South Texas, and we have been HAMMERED by a winter storm. We got 4-6” of snow, which is bugger all for a northerner like me, but has brought this fair berg to a screeching halt. The bigger issue has been the power outages – we get about five minutes an hour of power, and it’s bloody cold in here. This is expected to continue until Tuesday or Wednesday, so it’s going to be a long week.

One nice thing about this shituation? Time to read! I’m rereading a favorite – I Am Pilgrim, by Terry Hayes – and if you like thrillers, this is a great one. I think this is my third read of it in about a year, and I rarely reread books. If you decide to check it out, let me know what you think in the comments!

I’ve been unable to work as I’ve got no internet most of the time, and my work cell phone is struggling to find service. It’s nice knowing that I’ve got a day off without it counting against me, as there’s not a damn thing I can do about the situation. If only we had heat this would really be a great day. 😀

As much as I love technology, and I do – I also enjoy the absence of it from time to time. I feel like we are so accustomed to having the world at our fingertips that we’ve forgotten some of the simpler joys in life: reading in the middle of the day under a blanket, playing Jenga at the dining room table by candlelight…it’s lovely. Something we need to do more. The TV hasn’t been on all day – hurray – I had better be careful…I may get used to this! ❄️

Anyway, before I sign off, a quick reminder for you:

Let’s be happy people together, shall we? Be sure to stop by if you’re in my area – the hot water will be boiling outside on the propane burner, coffee will be on, and we are ready for some new opponents in Jenga!


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