Sunday, February 2, 2014
The Groundhog Has Been Warned
by Angie Braddock from Amish Quilt Shop Mysteries by Isabella Alan
This winter is certainly much more than I bargained for. When I moved to Ohio last summer, I knew the winters were cold and snowy, but this is ridiculous. Even my Amish friends tell me the extreme cold is unusual but spring will come in the end. I am beginning to have my doubts. I believe they are telling this to me because they don’t want me to hightail it back to Dallas. Admittedly, the thought did cross my mind.
Winter in Ohio has been a serious education. I have dealt learning to drive in the snow, frozen pipes at my Amish quilt shop Running Stitch, and finding the best winter sweaters for my Frenchie Oliver. Okay, I admit the last one was lots of fun. At least, I thought so, Oliver, not so much.
Considering the cold, snow, and constant fear of another froze pipe, I am paying close attention to Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction this year. He had better say that spring is coming early because we have had enough winter to last us years and that was just in January.
So Groundhog, I am talking to you! You had better not see your shadow, or we are going to have problems. Consider yourself warned.
Andi Unexpected, Amanda’s first children’s mystery, is now an Agatha award nominee. Thank you to all who nominated the book!