Tuesday, February 5, 2008


It sounds like a bad spinoff of an eighties cartoon, doesn’t it. Thundersnow along with its sidekick thundersleet have hit tonight. In spades. Snow and thunder and lightning. The weather around here has definitely blown lately. It even kept me from a chat. Nearly apocalyptic I tell you. And that’s not all…

We’re supposed to get a foot of snow by morning. That would be 12 inches for the math-impaired. Up to two inches per hour. Actually some sources say 20 inches. When the news say “prepare now because the end of the world is nigh…” Wait! Wrong story. When the news says “prepare now because travel tomorrow will be limited”, you know we’re in for it. They’re calling it a significant event.

Have I mentioned the flooding? Okay, I won’t.

I’m really glad I work from home, and I’ve been working my fingers to the bone. Really, I think the padding in the tips of my fingers has shifted like the stuffing of cheap couch cushions. It may possibly have travelled to my butt which hasn’t left the chair except to get and get rid of coffee. Several pots a day. Well, that’s not completely true. I cleaned. My house is still clean. And this weekend, I was in baking mode…three batches of cinnamon rolls and a loaf of bread later, I stopped and retired the flour to the cabinet. Those goddess points must be restocked from time to time and cookies weren’t on the slate. Neither was laundry. I think the hubby might officially be out of underwear. Sorry honey...deadlines. Have you seen the weather...?

So hey! I’m part of two great contests…One is through Total-e-bound. Check out my last post to read more about that. The other is the Eternally Yours contest. Here’s the scoop:
What could you spend an eternity doing? What is your passion? Your hunger? Your deepest desire? Each day beginning February 5 and running through February 14 one of the ten authors will complete the line, "My darling I could spend eternity…" on either their blog or website. Collect all ten answers and e-mail them to anny@annycook.com with Eternally Yours in the subject line to win some hot, romantic books. There will be three lucky Valentine winners.

The prizes –1st prize--5 books

2nd prize--3 books

3rd prize--2 books

Entries must be in by February 16 at midnight EST. All books and prize winners will be drawn randomly.

Sandra Cox Silverhills
Mona Risk To Love a Hero
Brynn Paulin Tribute For the Goddess
Bronwyn Green Mystic Circle
Cindy Spencer Pape Stone and Earth
N.J. Walters Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke
Elyssa Edwards Mating Stone
Amarinda Jones Shades of Gray
Kelly Kirch Time for Love
Anny Cook Honeysuckle


Bronwyn's Blog said...

You need to be careful of your butt-sucking couch...that might be the end that's nigh.

Ashley Ladd said...

Living in South Florida, snow and snowstorms don't seem real anymore. I'm really not trying to be funny, but I've not seen snow in more than twenty years, except for about 1" (maybe less) in Ohio 3 years ago, and when manufactured snow was carted into a church fair about ten years ago for the kids to play in.

On another note, like Bronwyn said, watch out for that butt-sucking couch and computer desk chairs. They're real killers.

Smut Girl said...

That's it! I am packing up to move there and live with you. Can I have the other end of the sofa? We have had two snows this year. Two. And they were gone from the ground in a day or two.

Outside my door, as we speak, it is about 65 degrees instead of the 35 it should be. Blech. Where is my snow!!??

Interesting, though, your thundersnow sounds like the weather in my WIP. Ooh. I love typing WIP even if it is missing the H...whip...((Insert cool sound of whip being cracked here))
who could spend an eternity bitching about her lack of snow...

Jennifer Armintrout said...

One of the joys of having a kid go to school in a completely different town from the one you live in is that while all the schools around us are closed, I still have to get the kid where he needs to go. BLECH.

Kelly Kirch said...

Not to be confused with the end that's neigh. That would be a horse's arse.

We got more rain overnight and still. The three rivers are flooding but alas, I have a levey at the end of my block. AJ, need more water?? Come and get it hon. We could use a dry spell around here.

Brynn Paulin said...

Well according to dictionary.com (yes I had to go look it up cause I was suddenly doubting my spelling skills, lol) that's the sound a horse makes. Perhaps when one is drawing nigh ;-)

Brynn Paulin said...

Oh Jen...same problem here. We have all the schools around us close, but our school doesn't.

Brynn Paulin said...

Sommer, I have three couch ends available and two chairs :-) but you'd have to be careful. I have two teenish over-the-shoulder readers.

Anny Cook said...

Glad to see you blogging again... was beginning to wonder if you'd gone on vacation!