Friday, February 14, 2014

Snow, Blitz and Masks

Today's post is a mish-mash, but be patient there are lots of good things.

We've had a crazy week. A snowstorm hit and we got about 7 inches. Now if you live up north, seven inches is a yawn. But down South, we stay home, drink hot chocolate, and pray we don't lose power. And if you're my sons, you woot and cheer that classes have been cancelled for three days--especially since they were just asked to beta test some fancy computer game.

During the non-beta testing time, we went sledding at night, made a snow elf, and only lost power during one night. On the other hand, during the storm, a loud crack woke me up at 3 am. It turned out that a massive limb broke off our magnolia tree narrowly missing our house and the neighbor's car. (Sooo thankful for that.)

Here are some photos. (Keep scrolling past the photos to learn about D.L. Hammon's Blog Blitz and Melissa Pearl's True Color's Masquerade Ball.)

Me sledding at night.

Jezebel standing guard.

We live in a very old neighborhood, and we call this The Gingerbread House.

On a walk, the day after the storm.

D.L. Hammons (click here to visit his blog) has been running a “blog blitz” for quite a while. The point of it is to encourage other bloggers. If you’ve been blogging for a while, you know how easy it can be to get burned out. So D.L. put together a posse of bloggers and usually once a week, he chooses two “victims” to be blitzed.

Then, he send out two emails, including hot links, to the posse and we stop by, comment, and encourage. It’s a great way to meet other bloggers and writers. If you’d like to join up, click this link and add your name. It’s as simple as that.

To launch her new novel, Melissa Pearl is hosting a True Colors Masquerade Ball on February 16. There will be prizes, secrets, and games. Two of the games are Guess the Author and the Best Mask Competition. I'll be participating in those. So check it out.


  1. It looks like you had a ton of fun! Stay warm!

  2. Thank you so much for the BLOG BLITZ mention Connie! It just warms my heart to see the impact this little amount of effort can end up having on an unsuspecting recipient.


  3. A.B., thankfully we only lost power for a few hours so we stayed warm.

  4. D.L.. You're welcome! I love being able to participate in the blitzes.

  5. Where are you sledding? I can't figure out where that is.