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 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.