We are having the best winter adventure!
Who KNEW it would be so COLD?
Louis Dean is acting like a teenager - sleeping unil nearly noon two days in a row!
We were IN the camper and under that heated throw for much of the day!
I told him this would be a 'low blog fodder' day so he was my only photo subject!
What could he say? I'm certain he felt flattered, aren't you?
He slept in that flannel shirt last night and flannel pajama bottoms.
Then he proceeded to put his overalls on OVER the pajamas!
We have spent a good amount of time today huddled together on the couch in front of this tiny heater with the heated throw pulled up around us.
We had hot food for a late lunch and then sandwiches for a late supper.
It's hard to believe what wild weather changes we are having.
Last week it was in the 70's! And it will return to the 70's in just a matter of days!
Can you believe we are as cold in Texas as our friend, Jutta, is in Finland???
While we didn't get any snow down here, the DFW area back home did!
Rayne said there was ICE and SNOW when she called me this evening!
Amber posted this photo on Facebook with photo credit going to Harrison!
And then there's this photo of my older grands swimming on January 1st!
I have put the time inside to pretty good use by working on my book.
When Deanie and I first started talking about me writing our story we used a time line.
There was one section in 1957 that I was having trouble with in figuring out who went where and why. Then it dawned on me that - while I was 9 in 1957 - it wasn't until September - so that made me 8 years old and Deanie was 5. My timing was off but I got it back on track and then the writing started going a lot faster!
It's rather amazing how the more you remember - the more you remember.
It's also a good thing Deanie and Nita and Lonnie have really sharp long term memories.
This sign for the Dairy company - which is still hanging there on S. Main Sreet in Fort Worth, Texas - helps me place in my mind the things I wrote about today.
Sometimes it's like I'm reading the story as I'm writing it and I feel a little bit surprised to discover what is happening. I know a few of y'all are praying for me and I really do appreciate it.
Amazingly, the writing isn't nearly as hard on me emotionally as I thought it would be.
It helps that I already know the story has a happy ending!
Louis Dean is already in bed asleep as I close this journal entry at just past 10:00 on Friday night.
Tomorrow is supposed to be 10 degrees warmer - it didn't get past 29 today.
That will be good because we will be taking care of the critters down here tomorrow.
I'm going to see about gathering those eggs!!