Hello and Welcome! Come on in and brush the snow off! Brrr, it’s cold out there, but much warmer that yesterday! OK, it’s 12 F/ -11 C as compare to 5 F/-15 C. Any way you look at it, it is cold! So take off your coat and I’ll get you large mug of very strong French Roast, a steaming cuppa tea, a mug of hot chocolate or other warm beverage. Snow and cold, I bet you know we’re in New Hampshire even without looking at the photo at the top of the page!
The big theme for this week is “The Return of Winter”, or perhaps “The Revenge of Winter” would be better. This has been an odd winter, with some very cold spells, like most of December, but with some warm periods (relatively speaking) mixed in there too. But there has been little snow. There has been some, but there has also been just as much rain. It didn’t look like early February in New Hampshire, that’s for sure! There is typically a few feet of snow around the house.
On Tuesday we received a little less than 5″/12 cm of snow with a coating of ice. It warmed up Wednesday, which cleared the roads and made life easier, but that was just to catch us off guard. The temperatures plunged Thursday, dropping all day, as was the snow. We got a little over a foot (33 cm). It was relatively light and fluffy, but it still was a mess to shovel. This morning I woke to 3″/ 8 cm, which I haven’t shovels yet. As soon as I am done talking to you… And then on Sunday night and all day Monday we will have another storm that might drop between a foot and 18″ (30 – 45 cm). And did I say that it is cold? So winter is back with a vengeance.
A theme for the work week is insanely busy. Enough said ;)
Strangely enough, the theme in my private life for last week is writing. So, starting last week, I already told you I posted stories last Thursday and Friday. I then wrote a 7500 word story starting on Saturday (it won’t be posted here), a risque (for me) story on Sunday (posted at the start of the Super Bowl, so few viewers), a story for Friday Fictioneers on Wednesday, followed by a second FF story on Thursday and then another story on Thursday for Sue Vincent’s #writephoto. I then put up a longer story (about 2500 words) on Friday, a continuation of the #writephoto story. So 8 stories in a little over a week. Even though three of those stories were only 100 words each, it still came out to well over 12,000 words.
On Tuesday I posted a political rant. It starts off with an old Cold War joke that is actually scary today. If things keep heading the way they are, we may lose our free press in America. I never, never put up political posts, but I had to write this one!
And then I posted some photos from a winter’s hike to a waterfall on Monday. A lot of blogging this week!
I’m going to go out and shovel in a few minutes, but it was great having you stop by for coffee! I know I just spouted at the mouth (pen? keyboard?) the entire time, but if you have a coffee share I will stop by, relax (I’ll be tired from shoveling ;) ) and listen to you. This may also be an inside type of day, if such a thing exists in a house with two active dogs, so I’m sure I’ll have time to visit.
Anyway, so that was my week – playing/working in the snow, swimming just to keep my nose above water at work, and doing a lot of writing. How was your week?
The Weekend Coffee Share is hosted (for the last time) by Part Time Monster . Thank you Diana for all the great Coffee Shares! (Next week it will be hosted over at Nerd in the Brain) You can join this week’s Coffee Share on her blog or by clicking on the “Linkup Linky“. In fact, I encourage you to click on the “linky” to see what’s been going on in the lives of other bloggers and even join us if you haven’t before.
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Now back to our original program.