For those of you that are not aware, those of us here in the North Texas region are on a Mother Nature Lockdown. Most of us have been locked in our houses since Thursday evening because of a vicious cold front and ice storm that trekked its way through here. The temperature today never reached above the low 20s. However, this cold weather has indicated several things.
The end of football season is approaching. High school playoff games were postponed, college conference championships were played, and NFL wildcard hunts begin.
The yuletide season is upon us. So, what did I do? I watched ABC Family Christmas movies on my Charter on Demand and then finished out the night by popping in White Christmas into the VCR. Yes, VCR – kicking it old-school.
Also, for the girl who usually only drinks cold drinks, it was a coffee all day type of day for me. (And that never happens.)
I worked hard on editing book #3, To Love and Protect, but had to fight hard against the cabin fever that had me clicking on FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest, e-mail, and anything else that could successfully distract me. And halfway through the day I found myself thinking, “I would kill for a Dr. Pepper right about now.”
It looks as if we are going to have one more day that we are locked inside our igloos (most churches in the area, including mine, has cancelled services on Sunday) for another day. So, here is hoping you and yours stay warm and toasty and find a way to beat your cabin fever for one more day!
Yes, I am one of those crazies that already has up their Christmas tree. I have had it up for almost two weeks now. I love the Christmas holiday, and I am not ashamed. I love the sappy holiday movies, I love seeing Santa Clause everywhere you go, and I love being able to take pictures like this…
I love Christmas carols, and other holiday songs. I love threatening to sing a certain song to my dad, but don’t because I know somehow one of us will get sick if I do (weird family curse, don’t ask J ). I love hoping beyond all hope (just like the kids) that we will have a snow day and school will be cancelled.
I love snuggling under the blanket while wearing shorts and a sweatshirt and reading while watching movies. And then there is holiday football – Bowl Game season. Yes, all of this makes for a wonderful holiday season, and maybe, just maybe I can talk the fam into Mexican food for Christmas since I have gone along with traditional food for Thanksgiving the last two years…
Today, my parents have been married for 39 years. They started their lives together as high school sweethearts before marrying two years after graduation. During their years together, they have often had obstacles thrown into their path, but somehow, through whatever crisis they face, their love seems to grow stronger and deeper every day. In a world where when the going gets tough, many seek divorce instead of fighting for their relationship; however, my parents fought, for their relationship, and most importantly for each other.
My parents seem to no longer be the norm in this crazy world. They are, however, a love story gone wonderfully right. They trust in God and their faith, but most importantly in each other. It is because of them that I believe in fairy tales and happily ever afters. Mom and Dad, I love you both! Happy anniversary!