and he deposited about a 1/2 inch thickness of ice all over my car. I worked on it yesterday for about and hour and then for another hour this morning. I had to be able to see out the windows as I had a doctor appointment in Peoria this morning. Next Monday I have another appointment with a different doctor. I am hoping that we don’t get any bad weather next weekend. It was 9 degrees when I got up this morning . The sun is shining brightly now and it is up to 21 degrees.
I can tell you one thing, I am getting to old to be scraping ice. The car was running for over half an hour before I could even begin to get any of it off. I am so ready for spring. Bring it on! Please note the new countdown to spring widget that I have at the top of my right hand column.
Now I am worn out so I am not planning on doing anything the rest of the afternoon.
For the person who asked what I was reading: It is The Perfect Love Song by Patti Callahan Henry. I am just getting started on it but I think it will be pretty good. Nothing like John Sandford’s books of course but then we can’t have everything. I have read all of Sandford’s books and a few of them I have read twice. I love that guy!!
Book Description of The Perfect Love Song
Publication Date: October 12, 2010
Jimmy Sullivan has been living on the road with his brother, Jack, and his band The Unknown Souls. Without a place to call home, Jimmy and Jack lead a nomadic life filled with music and anonymous cities. When they return to a place Jimmy never wants to see again—their old hometown of Seaboro, South Carolina—he falls in love with Charlotte Carrington.
With his soul now filled with hope, Jimmy writes his first love song. When he performs it at a holiday concert to a standing ovation, the lyrics are dubbed the “Perfect Love Song,” so much so that Jimmy finds himself going on tour with famous country music stars, catapulted into a world where the trappings of fame and fortune reign supreme.
All too soon, the hope that had once inspired Jimmy to write such beautiful, genuine lyrics is overshadowed by what the song can do for him and his career. In his thirst for recognition, he agrees to miss Jack’s wedding in Ireland to sing at a Christmas Eve concert. And his ties to Charlotte seem to be ever so quickly slipping away.
Alone in New York City on Christmas Eve, Jimmy finally sees—with the help of a Christmas miracle or two—that his material gains are nothing compared to love, that he is losing all that really matters in his life. Is it too late to find his way to Ireland, to his brother, and to love?
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