Monday, January 14, 2013
I want to start off this post by thanking everyone who stopped by and read last week's post, and/or left a comment. You helped make The Seymour Agency Blog Hop - THE CALL - a real success. THANK YOU!
We do have a winner of the $25 dollar Starbucks gift card, and a little extra special something from me. Drawn at random, the winner is: Victoria Lindstrom! Congratulations Victoria! Double WOOT for you! I'll get in touch with you this week for an address to send over your prize.
Well, it's nearly mid-January and we haven't chatted about the weather. I've got to declare, we've had some weirdly warm weather here in the Great Lakes region last week. It actually hit 61 degrees here in Northwest Indiana. I saw my first Robin of the year. I didn't know if it had just arrived, or never left. Another telltale sign of an early spring is that my daffodils are starting to poke up out of the ground on the south side of my house. I think this is the earliest I've seen them pop up. We might just cruise into spring in a blink. Eric and I also saw a few flocks of Canadian Geese flying north in V formation - awesome sight!
Our winter has been so unusually mild and snowless here. We've had a few dustings of the white stuff, but as the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday - "Wednesday was the 320th consecutive day without an inch of snowfall in Chicago, besting a stretch of 319 days that ended 73 years ago, in January 1940."
Snowless in Chicago? What's going on? That's really strange for the Chicagoland area. We've been noted for some of the harshest winters around.
We'll probably make up for it with a February blizzard. Ha!
Has the winter weather been normal in you area? Have any weird winter weather recently? Seeing any signs of an early spring yet?
I want to offer a big CONGRATS to Susan J. Reinhardt. She got a agent and a book deal! Woo Hoo! Doing the Snoopy dance with you, Susan!
Between you, me and the gatepost,
Writing with one foot in the past...
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