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Well, a lot people are feeling January's bitterness by now, after a long delay in the cold weather. You may also be seeing some snow.

As I've written before, the older I get the less I like the cold. This sudden snap into January has confirmed this. If I don't have to be anywhere, I'm not venturing outside.

10 Things To Do When It's Cold Outside

1. Sleep in. Good if you don't have kids or pets that need feeding.

2. Have a full-on hearty breakfast, if your a breakfast person. Eggs; hash browns; pancakes/waffles/toast; sausage/bacon; coffee; orange juice, or some other variation. After all it's cold outside.

3. Batch cooking. I don't have much happening on Sunday's, so it's a perfect day to get a sometimes tedious task out of the way.

4. Laundry. If there's more than 1 person in the house, there's always laundry that needs tending to.

5. Return phone calls. Catching up, can make the time fly.

6. Clean out your purse/wallet. It's amazing the amount of receipts & crap that you can accumulate in such a short amount of time.

7. Start a knitting or crochet project. I have 1 that needs to be re-thought. Yes, I'm still thinking about it.

8. Play a long board game, like Scrabble or Monopoly. It's a fun way to make time fly.

9. Curl up with a warm blanket or by a blazing fire and watch your favourite movie or read book.

10. Have a nap. If you can, why not?

What are your favourite activities to do when you don't want to brave the cold?

Song of the Day:Shake It Off - The Emancipation of Mimi  Shake It Off, The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey, 2005, The Island Def Jam Music Group and Mariah Carey. Click here to watch the video of Shake It Off. (Links may not work in all countries.)

Till next time,


I do think that I've had my fill of romance novels for awhile, even though I did enjoy my latest read. I like the fact that some romance novels are starting to be written like 'regular' fiction books instead of pure, ridiculous fantasy.  The Christmas Gift, Nov11 1745, by Darlene Gardner, a Harlequin Super Romance.

the crabby geese

Alex Costas has never left his home town out of guilt and family obligation. He's built a life and a career.

Krista Novak wanted to see the world and family was not going to stop her from doing that. She has made new friends and loves where she lives.

It's been years since these two have seen each other and the sparks are still flying. Who is going to give in first? Who is going to stay and who is going to go?

I enjoyed the book because it shows that you can follow your dreams and still be a part of a family. You don't have to give up on your passion for someone else. Sure there may be consequences but you should at least try before you say "I can't" or I'll never be able to".

No x-rated love scenes. Sometimes they are not necessary, in my opinion. We all get what's going to happen.

Christmas may be over but it's a good pick me up in the middle of a drab January or February.

The Christmas Gift I am an Amazon Affiliate, however I was not paid to do this review.

I give The Christmas Gift 4 out of 5.

P.S. Be safe out there tomorrow night. Keep a couple 20's in the bottom of your shoe as a backup for a taxi. Stay at a friends house. Utilize your local bus service for free rides home. No drinking and driving please. We all want a good start to the new year. See you next year!

Song of the Day:Make You Feel My Love - 19  Make You Feel My Love- Adele, 19, 2008, XL Recordings Ltd (Written and recorded by Bob Dylan as To Make You Feel My Love in 1997). Click here to see a live performance of Make You Feel My Love.

Till next time,