How To Handle A Mountain Blizzard

It wasn’t long after we got up and had coffee this morning before the predicted blizzard conditions arrived.  I mean the wind was blasting and it was a total white-out on the other side of the windows.  The temp wasn’t too bad and stayed right at 32.  I would have been all happy and snuggled in across the guest room bed (warmest room in our house) with a good book, except for the little fact that my tummy chose to feel queasy today and, therefore, I don’t really feel much like reading.  That alone should prove that I’m a bit less than top of my game on this Sunday.

So, I set about the task of what to do.  I am in the midst of rewriting a book manuscript, so spent a couple of hours doing that just to keep the ball rolling.  I am half way there, at this point, and I absolutely love to write when a good snowstorm is raging and we don’t have to be anywhere.

Then I delved into some old family photos and tried to scan them to lighten them up before they are lost for posterity.  Turns out that it was not a tremendously successful project, but it was fun to try.  I’m not extremely techno savvy, even with the simplest of chores.  The grandkids make me look like the proverbial dinosaur when it comes to techno tasks.

Next on the agenda was lunch with the hubby, so I chose a grilled cheese sandwich and Coke over ice.  It was either that or chicken noodle soup, which may be dinner for me tonight.  Our traditional pizza on football game day probably won’t materialize tonight.  Well, maybe for him, but not for me.

And now it’s time to watch the Broncos/Chargers game and I’m all decked out in my Bronco sweater (blue) with orange earrings and even orange shoe laces in my kicks.  The Broncos have the most devout fans and we are often quite weird, but always faithful.  Today’s game will be the highlight of my Sunday, apparently.

Meantime, it is still snowing outside and blowing , but the wind is  not even close to as fierce as it was earlier.  Actually it’s quite beautiful and since we don’t have to be out there on the highway today, I’m enjoying it, in spite of my little “bug”.

So that’s how we who are living in the Colorado high country handle a blizzard.  Hope your day is absolutely fabulous.   Thanks for stopping by.

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About jtzortman

The author of "WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW" - A Grandparent's Journey Through Grief and first place award winning fiction novel "FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST", I am also a contributing author in the anthologies "Felons, Flames & Ambulance Rides", "American Blue", "Recipes by the Book: Oak Tree Authors Cook" and "The Centennial Book of The National Society of Daughters of the Union 1861-1865". I've had numerous articles, poems and short stories published since 1990. I am a Charter Member of the Public Safety Writers Association and a member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. I have won 9 writing awards. I live in a quaint Colorado mountain tourist town with my husband and Siamese cat and when deeps snows blanket the terrain and spectacular views from my windows, it becomes the perfect spot in which to write.
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