Our time in Apache Junction is over and today we’re headed for our old hometown of Show Low, Arizona. I’m not sure if it’s just in time, since the temperature here in the desert is already climbing, or if we’re jumping the gun since they had snow flurries in Show Low the middle of last week, and overnight temps in the high country this week will be down in the mid-30s. It may be time to unpack our long johns. But it will be worth it to be able to spend some time with my daughter Tiffany and her two girls. The air may be cold, but love warms the heart, right?
I did not make my goal of finishing my new Big Lake book by yesterday as I had hoped, because we lost much of a day while we were installing our new TV on Friday. So I still have one chapter to go. I’ll probably finish it Monday and then it will start going through the editing and proof reading process. The White Mountains are also the setting for my Big Lake books so this trip and our weeks there are research, right?
While I was busy with all of that, Terry was working hard to get another shawl finished and off the loom. I’m not sure what the problem was, but this one seemed to be more of a struggle than her other projects and she had a lot of frustration with it. But I think the finished product was well worth the effort, don’t you?
And here is a close up of the pattern.
During the evening, Terry’s parents came over for a brief visit and to say goodbye. But it won’t be a long separation because they spend their summers in the mountains at the Hon-Dah RV Park, which is part of the White Mountain Apache Tribe’s casino/resort complex in nearby Pinetop. They plan to come up about the first of May, so we’ll see them again real soon.
Hopefully the Verizon internet will be better in Show Low than it has been here in Apache Junction. I don’t think it could be any worse.
Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an audiobook of Highland Passage by J.L Jarvis. It’s a time travel historical romance that begins with the heroine blacking out following a car crash on an icy road and waking up in a mysterious stone chamber being cared for by a kilted man who claims to be an eighteenth century Scottish highlander. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn this evening.
Thought For The Day – The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.