Snow. Again. And a lot of it. It took us by surprise yesterday morning to wake up to 6" of the pretty white stuff. By the end of the storm, we had about a foot. Most of it is melted now, though my friends and family on FB woke up to 4" this morning in the valley two hours away, and many have lost power. Some think that we will be getting more in Mayberry. We'll see.
Still, it is all nothing compared to the tornadoes that our peeps in the Midwest are dealing with and I am not complaining.
Dana was waiting patiently for me, as I went back into the house and changed the camera battery. She is so cute.
This is what I call some snow:
Now that we are done with the weather report, we will go on to our other top stories.
1. On Monday, my friend Hart Johnson over at Confessions of a Watery Tart wrote an article named Plan Your Apocalypse. (If you haven't been over to Hart's blog yet, you are missing out.) Monday's post was really good, and she was asking the question about what you would do if disaster strikes your home or neighborhood. Last weekend, a tornado had touched down not too far from her Michigan town.
Those of you who are long-time readers may already know that I think about disasters myself from time to time. I even have a blog called Emergency Preparedness and Self-Reliant Living. So, I sent Hart the link, she liked it, and gave me a shout-out on her post of yesterday, Mish Mash O' Stuff. Thanks, Hart! Hart has been busy writing books right and left, and this one will be available soon:
2. I recently came across another great find at Julija Sukys' Blog through She Writes. One article really caught my eye, as it talks about how to best tell a story or write a book using the letters and journals of others. I actually have a lot of letters like that. There is valuable information peppered throughout Julija's blog, as well as on She Writes.
3. My friend Lynn Obermoeller over at Present Letters was interviewed by Mary Carrol Moore at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book. Lynn and her friend Carole, are using Ms. Moore's book as a study guide for writing their own books. Mary's blog is a wonderful resource, so please check it out when you have a chance.
4. Thank you to my newest followers, Doris at "Hold my Hand" A Social Worker's Blog, Peggy Eddleman at Will Write for Cookies, and the blog Encourage One Another. I appreciate it you signing up.
5. The time has come for me to begin working on my Early Oregon Series. I've had the blog set up for a long time, and now I need to transfer info over there and develop it into a book or two. I am deciding whether I will be keeping the blog open, or change it to non-public as I work on it. Any suggestions?
6. I have been working on the April's A-Z Blogging Challenge . I have most of the posts set up, but still need to write a couple of descriptive writing paragraphs for each day.
7. So much to do, and so little time. I think that I will be going back to work soon. As in getting a job. Though I am kind of excited about it, my blogging and writing will certainly take a hit if I do. It has kept me sane through this down time and I ended up loving the creativity and the confidence it has given me. I won't stop, but I may need to slow down.
That is about it for now. The "Entertainment" section will be coming soon, when I will be highlighting some neat work of my friends.
I hope that you all stay safe and have wonderful day!
~ Kathy M.
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