Turkeys Left Uncooked

Keelaa's selfie
Keelaa’s selfie

I’m so thankful that we were exempt from the Thanksgiving Snow Storm power outage of 2014. With the exception of a few power flickers, ours remained on the whole entire time. The only thing we lost was the internet and our phone. The cable was also out for a few hours on Thanksgiving Day, but I’m sure that was only so that they could repair the downed lines elsewhere.
Many people in NH didn’t get to eat their cooked Turkey on Thanksgiving Day. Some won’t be getting their power back on until Monday.
You never realize how dependent you become on the technology of our times. If it weren’t for cell phones, we wouldn’t have been able to call out for help had we needed to do so.
It was bad enough that we were lost without our internet. (Which should have been a blessing for me. It’s funny how I was able to avoid working on that work in progress. No matter what, we do learn to make excuses.)
Then when the TV went off, I should have dragged out a board game instead of leaning back on the sofa and taking that nap.
Keelaa, our new pup, who’s now almost 6 months old, didn’t enjoy the snow. She hated the fact that it was too hard for her to walk in and had to resort to hopping around when she occasionally would become stuck in the snow. Being able to eat the snow is the only benefit she found. Being like a little kid, she did take her sweater off after it filled up with snow.

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Julie, on the other hand, our older dog, still loves the snow.

Julie's selfie
Julie’s selfie

She would stay out for hours if we let her. I think it is funny how black dogs like to turn white by using the snow and white dogs find every muddy puddle available.
ROW80 Check In:
First off – I didn’t finish NaNo. I’m not surprised. I’ve never finished a NaNo project on time.
I did manage to clean off my desk that I’ve said I would do for the past 6 months.
I haven’t given up on Sleeping on the Beach. I did manage to give that file another 1k words.
Two weeks ago I began working on another title. It too will be published under my pseudonym of Lydia Clark. She writes my hot & sexy titles. I had so much fun writing that last one I had to come up with another one that is sort of like it. Visit Lydia Clark’s website for more information.

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Black Friday Shopping:
Most of my shopping is done – yea! I hate doing last minute shopping.
The first item I bought showed up the other day when Santa came early. It turned out to be an early present. We wasted no time hooking it up. An Amazon Fire TV with the game controller. Oh – My – God – The system is excellent. It’s nothing more than a little black box that does WiFi and plays games with outstanding graphics. It is neat as can be.
All I can do is rave about the thing. Needless to say – I did join Amazon Prime.

How did your turkey carving day go? Lots of leftovers? Did you lose your power? How did you fair?


Linda Nelson is a writer, blogger, daytime worker and student at Franklin Pierce University. Her studies are taking up a significant portion of her time while she finishes up her bachelor degree in Accounting for the intent of acquiring her Masters of Science in Accounting. She also has a diverse degree by the additional business courses added to her curriculum along with some Social Services classes. Linda is a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and Monadnock Writers Group. She is the author of Along Came Neil, a Young Adult Sweet-romance which is the last book in her Wings from Ashes trilogy released in 2013. Linda is working on other romances, but their release dates are still undetermined. Linda lives in Southern New Hampshire. You can reach Linda at her website


  • Chris Loehmer Kincaid

    I’m glad your thanksgiving wasn’t delayed due to power outages, that you were only mildly inconvenienced. Once when my kids were little and the power went out, we turned on a gas lantern, sat around the dining room table and taught them how to play poker (I was such a good parent). After that, whenever there was a thunderstorm, the kids would hope that the power would go out so that we would play poker with them! See the memories that come from minor inconveniences. Story ideas too, right?

    • Linda Nelson

      Having a card game would have been a good idea. I should have dragged out the Yahtzee game. I haven’t played that in years. I hear I’m going to have another chance too. Another snow storm is heading for us this coming weekend.

  • Tammy J Rizzo

    Oh, I’m so happy that you didn’t lose power this time! I hope the rest of the season treats you as kindly. I remember snow. I remember actually enjoying snow. Then, of course, puberty hit, and snow became a lot less fun, and then adulthood hit, and having to shovel the stuff so my hubby could get out of the parking spot to get to work … bah. I remember snow, but I certainly don’t miss it! ;-D
    Best of luck, by the way, on your ROW80 goals!

    • Linda Nelson

      Tammy, now that I’m older, I too don’t like the snow. Maybe someday I can be a snow bird and fly away to some place warm. Where would I go? I would love to visit Hawaii and spend my winters there.

    • Tammy J Rizzo

      I can’t speak for Hawaii, but if you snowbird in Florida, be prepared for rain every afternoon, between 1pm and 3pm. It’s almost as regular as clockwork.

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