Tuesday, February 8, 2011

More snow? Really? by Lisa Mondello

Thank God for the Internet! That's all I have to say. I'd have no contact with the outside world otherwise. You see, here in New England we've been clobbered with snow. (If you live anywhere in NE you all know what I'm talking about.) Every time I look out the window I'm blinded by white...if I can see anything at all. The drifts are that high. I can no longer see the log pile in the back yard. It's buried. If I hadn't carved a path in the yard and put my beagle on a chain, I'm sure I'd have lost him in the snow by now. All the drifts are twice as high as he is.

Today it's snowing...again. The news is showcasing many places in my area where roofs have caved in on homes, and businesses. Even the local mall got a scare and closed down for a time to shovel off the roof. (That one got my kids' attention.)

Living in Massachusetts my whole life, I'm used to snow. Just not THIS much snow. The good thing is that the power hasn't gone off, the Interenet is still up, I have a full coffee pot of hot coffee and the kids are in school. (Another blessing since these snow days have been killing my writing schedule.)

Okay, enough complaining from me. Please tell me your snow horror stories. I'll vent with you.

In the meantime, I'll dream for March like I always do each year. My crocuses and daffodils will be poking out beneath the snow and my next Love Inspired Romance will be released. If you're snow bound, you can still order In a Doctor's Arms online at Amazon.com or at eHarlequin.com.


Cynthia said...

I was moping about the coming storm tomorrow until I read your post. Down here in Tennessee, if there is the least bit of snow, the kids are out of school. My son has been home 2 days with only 3 inches on the ground, but there's more to come. I work from home, so this is not conducive to production to say the least. but yes, at least I have coffee! Here's to coming Spring!!

Leann Harris said...

Down in Texas, Dallas, we were hit with the biggest ice and snow storm that anyone can remember. I drove to Houston to give a talk. I was stuck there for the week. Houston had ice and 800 wrecks on Friday morning.

Lisa Mondello said...

Cynthia, as another work from home mom, you have my sympathies. My kids are in school today and it snowed 3 inches. But I honestly don't think my kids have had a full week of school since before Christmas!

Leann, wow! 800 accidents? I was looking at the doppler radar for one of the storms last week and couldn't get over how much of the US was covered by snow!

I raise my coffee cup to both of you!

Anonymous said...

No snow here in Phoenix, but it could be warmer! What can I say? I'm a wimp.

Jenna Mindel said...

First, I'm from Northern Michigan (Western Tip of the Mitt)and all this snow has missed us, which is a real bummer when you're a snowmobiler. :) I guess my horror is at the lack of snow we're seeing... LOL

Second - I'm also a beagle owner/lover. My little Lana loves the snow no matter how deep. What's your beagle's name?

Jackie S. said...

Oh wow, can't imagine THAT much snow! And I thought I had too much in Georgia. Would love to read your book!