Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Snowflakes and Sneezes and Sunny Meadows

PERISH IN THE PALM (A Sunny Meadows Mystery)
by Kari Lee Townsend
Sunny Meadows says brrrr....

It's that time of year. Winter! Don't get me wrong, I love watching big fat snowflakes flutter past the evening glow of the old-fashioned street lamps lining our streets. There's nothing like the pristine white of a fresh snowfall the next morning. The way the sunlight sparkles like diamonds off the flakes blanketing the ground. But along with snow comes cold. Now, I can handle it being cold outside. I live in central New York, after all. But my house is in an ancient Victorian home. Let's just say my furnace is on the fritz and I have a cold. When the inside becomes as cold as the outside and the sniffles set in, Sunshine Meadows becomes a little less "sunny." 
My house is cold, I am cold, and my cat Morty and fiance Detective Mitch Stone are cold. What does that equal? One grumpy household. If you know my crew, then you know that can mean nothing but trouble. It's not sunny out or pretty or pristine. It's overcast and stormy and gray. If we don't find some way to stay warm and healthy and chase away the winter blues, I'm afraid of what might happen. So tell me, what do you do to keep warm and make the cold dark days of winter seem a little more cheerful? 

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  1. Snowstorms and snowday fun. Maybe that's what I need. Some fun on this cold and snowy snowday.

  2. Get that furnace fixed quickly. Meanwhile, cuddle up under quilts and blankets (for Morty--on Sunny's lap), drink hot beverages and watch a movie that the humans like.

  3. The building I live in was built back in the '50's. NO INSULATION! No matter how often the co-op turns the heat one, once the sensors in key apartments register the minimum legal heat temp it turns off. I'm falling deep into the same grumpy mood that Sunny is in. FIL is 94 and now mostly bedbound and my partner of mumble mumble years is getting ready for b-cancer surgery. Not gonna be happy days here for quite a while. I hope Sunny gets a new boiler soon, my tsuris is going to take a bit more to clear up.

  4. Curl up on the couch with a good book on my iPad, snuggled under my Scottish wool blanket with my cat, & a cup of hot chocolate (with mini marshmallows)!!!

  5. Blankets, blankets and more blankets!