Thursday, March 5, 2015

Howdy from the frosty Midwest! .....Roxanne Rustand

Hello, from a snowbank...

As I type this post, it's -8 degrees on the thermometer outside, and the windchills were around  -20 during the night.   It's been a long, hard winter here in the Midwest, with weeks of bitter windchills, and plenty of snow and ice.  The photo is of ice on one of our pine trees.  You can imagine the roads that day!

We have had to keep the horses inside on many a night, and the combination of snowfalls and living on a little gravel road in the country has meant (as usual, for our winter months) no one goes anywhere until the snowplow comes.  Those of you in the South are probably chuckling right now as you enjoy balmy weather and bright sunshine!  

Our daughter and son-in-law live right on the Gulf and remind us quite often about the benefits  of living where its warm.  I have to admit it sounds tempting, when we are shoveling snow and she is talking about being busy planting early vegetables in her garden!  This photo was taken yesterday--of our daughter, and our son, who drove south with his family for a visit. I am in awe.  No Thinsulate boots! No heavy coats, woolen scarves, or handwarmers stuffed into mittens! 

Still, winter is a wonderful time for spending quiet evenings by the fire with a good book.  Or better yet, for working in my office because its just too darn cold to go outside. I am happy to be writing for Harlequin's Love Inspired line again, as well as continuing my self publishing projects...so there is always something to do!


What part of the country are you in?  Are you as eager for spring as we are?!  And what sort of projects have you been busy with this winter?

Blessings to you all,
Roxanne 





Roxanne Rustand is the award-winning author of over thirty-five traditionally published novels for Harlequin starting in 1999, plus four self-published novels, and a novella in the USA Today Bestselling anthology Sweet Christmas Kisses.  Since 2007, she has been writing sweet romance and Christian fiction.

18 comments:

  1. I have been feeling guilty for enjoying daffodils in sunny California while the rest of the world is socked in.

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    1. Daffodils--be still my heart! :) I love having four very distinct seasons and usually love winter, but this year it has been looooong!

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  2. You have such a positive outlook about all that snow. Good for you. Tomorrow's post will tell you what I've been doing -- fighting the Evil Death Weeds from Mars.

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    1. I look forward to reading about the Evil Death Weeds--and am wondering what they are. :) I'll be back tomorrow to find out!

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  3. I'm also in the midwest, but a few hundred miles south of you. I agree this has been a great winter for staying in to read or write. Plus it's an excuse to drink hot chocolate! Today because the temps were okay, a friend and I took a 3-mile walk in the snow. It was wonderful.

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  4. Ahhhh, yes. Hot chocolate! I love the salted caramel hot chocolate made with the Keurig. Yum! What is your favorite?

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    1. You will probably laugh, Roxanne. My favorite is homemade hot chocolate mix (the current jar was a gift), and milk heated in a pan on the stove. With tiny marshmallows, of course. Mmmm.

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    2. And I'll bet your version tastes far better than mine!

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  5. I love all the talk about hot chocolate, and will use any excuse to drink it. It's my favorite winter-time treat! Here in Virginia we're enjoying our third Thursday in a row of ice and snow. The snow I don't mind as much, but the ice...I could do without. Makes walking the dog awfully tricky. Nice post, Roxanne. Stay warm! :)

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    1. Best wishes to you too--for staying warm and staying safe on the ice. I barely made it to our mailbox today!

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    1. Sorry! My comment double-posted. Don't know why!

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    2. That has happened to me as well!

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  7. I am in southwest Virginia and I am loving the snow! We hadn't had any until the past few weeks. We got another dose today. Will I get another snow storm before spring? I am hoping so! Love your books, Roxanne! This winter, I have picked up my writing again. We'll see where it goes lol.

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Sally! Best wishes with your writing!!

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  8. I agree with your DIL. Nothing beats the sunny places. I love Florida, my Paradise on Earth.

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  9. Right now, I am envious, Mona! I'm am sitting in my office shivering!

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  10. I'd send you some warmth and sunshine if I could!

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