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Heartwarming Small-Town Romances and Thrilling Mysteries

Like us, most of you are experiencing a visit from a polar air mass that has us shaking in our boots. It’s cold in Amarillo, but not nearly as cold as it is back home in Rapid City. Their temperatures are about twenty degrees farther below zero than here. Once again, Hubby and I are very thankful for being allowing to stay in warmer climes while our children are away at Texas A&M.

Staying inside out of the cold seems like a good idea, but what should we do? Good thing the NFL playoffs are going on, but that’s only on the weekends. I pity the players who have to be out in it. Streaming movies is okay as long as there’s popcorn and snacks to eat, but it wrecks my diet. The best indoor activity of all (in my opinion) is reading. Hubby and I paid a visit to our favorite bookstore before the cold hit and came home with four new/used books. Give me a warm blanket, hot tea, and a good book, and I’m happy for a while.

For Christmas this year, my daughter gave me a very nice coloring book. I love how they have become vogue again, even for us oldsters. I have a lot of fun with them. I have crayons and markers so I can mix and mingle the two. It’s relaxing and can be done while watching a movie or the depressing news broadcasts. When I’m done, I tear them out, write a letter on the back, and send it off to someone special so they have a note and a piece of art from me. No better gift than that.

Whether reading or coloring, make books a part of staying warm while the Arctic visits us. Remember these times when the temperature is over a hundred degrees this summer.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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  1. I give u an A in coloring class. We had a solid week of cold. Pipes covered plants covered. Furnace and fireplace on. Finally warming in AZ.

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