Happy February to you.
Do you realize what it means when I (Ginger) have the responsibility of Sunday Edition?
It means it’s almost GIVEAWAY TIME! I have the awesome privilege of preparing your thoughts and fingers for comments–as the more you comment, the better opportunity for you to win. But, alas, it’s not yet time. In just NINE days (2/14/17) our giveaway will start and continue for the rest of February and into the month of March. Four weeks to comment for a chance to win some GREAT prizes.
Check back next week for more information… (are you full of anticipation yet?) LOL I am.
Ah, February…my birthday month. Typically, it is a cold, dreary month. Almost everyone is about ready for spring (evidenced by my picture above), bemoaning the constant cold and snow. Regrettably (because I love a good snow fall), Alabama has forgotten to usher winter in this year. It’s been chilly a day or two, but mostly we have been well above our seasonal average of 50°. And here is the coming week (obviously, I wrote this on Saturday). This looks much like most of 2017 so far.
No snow in sight, but I guess I shouldn’t be too upset. It is Alabama. Though, to be honest, I experienced my first WHITE Christmas in Alabama a few years back. I’m southern born and raised, and southern through and through. I say ma’am and sir to most everyone, younger people included. I open doors for strangers, men included. I can “bless your heart” with the best southern grandma around (most of the time I mean it, too). I truly am, y’all. LOL
So what’s it been like in your neck of the woods? Cold, snowy, rain? Or warm, sunny, and pleasant?
Now on to the winners.
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Teresa S. is the winner of Janet Ferguson’s drawing.
January’s gift card winners are Wemble and Tina Radcliffe.
- Monday: Ginger Solomon – Love is in the Air by Tanya Eavenson (guest post)
- Tuesday: Staci Stallings – Love as a Verb
- Wednesday: A special guest! – Dark, but Beautiful by Julie Arduini plus Giveaway
- Thursday: Deb Kastner – The Doctor’s Texas Baby (excerpt and giveaway)
- Friday: Narelle Atkins – Book Recommendation – The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby by Carolyne Aarsen
- Saturday: Annalisa Daughety – On Board for Romance: Characters and Cover
- Monday: Carol Moncado
- Tuesday: Marion Ueckermann
- Wednesday: Lee Tobin McClain
- Thursday: Lindi Peterson
- Friday: a special guest
- Saturday: Valerie Comer
Muffins and Moonbeams by Elizabeth Maddrey
The Soldier and the Single Mom by Lee Tobin McClain
Love at First Laugh by Heather Gray, Elizabeth Maddrey, Krista Phillips, Marion Ueckermann, and four others
Second Chance Romance by Jill Weatherholt
For more recent releases, check out our Books page.
Have a BLESSED day!
Tina Radcliffe says
It’s cold summer in Arizona! Have a wonderful Sunday!
I’m half afraid to ask what a cold summer in Arizona means.
Happy February and Happy birthday to you Ginger:) Thanks, what a lovely surprise:)
We are having a pretty mild summer, there have been some hot days, but generally we have not gotten above 35 degrees celsius (95f). School is back, and we are getting used to busier mornings!!
Keeping you in prayer:)
Congrats Wemble on winning an Amazon gift card. Enjoy. Winning last month was a lovely surprise.
Thanks Renate:) Hope you have had a great day. Won’t heaven be wonderful when we all meet in person:)
It still seems weird to me to be conversing with someone who is experiencing summer at the same time it’s supposed to be winter. Who’da thunk it (LOL) twenty years ago?
Sally Shupe says
I love a good sized snowfall, like 3 feet or better so I can make a snowman. But no snow so far in southwest Virginia. It’s not really been that cold either. It’s either warm, cloudy, and rainy or cold and sunny.
Jill Weatherholt says
Three feet? You’re crazy, Sally…but in a good way. :)
Sally Shupe says
lol. One big snow is all I ask for. Then it can go back to 70 degrees and sunshine. And the power has to stay on.
Well, ’round here three snowflakes make the schools close–no, pardon me, the HINT of three snowflakes. :D I love to watch my kids play in the snow. One year they even made an igloo. It was amazing.
I love snow as long as I, or anyone I love or anyone else for that matter, don’t have to drive in it. ;)
Sally Shupe says
I’d love to make an igloo. We don’t get enough snow for that usually. Yeah, I don’t want to be out in it other to play.
We don’t either, but we did. ONCE.
Blessings for your birthday and throughout the coming year, Ginger. Enjoy your day with family and friends. SW Michigan experienced above average temperatures, below average snow fall, and six weeks of gloom (lake effect). For the past four day we have had more than five minutes of evening sun, lifting Michiganders spirits. With sunshine comes colder temperatures, which was appreciated by the ice cravers this weekend, but not the crowd. The wind blowing over Lake Michigan can be frigid. Looking forward to the Giveaway and all the new releases. Blessings today and happy writing.
Thanks, Renate. Michigan is one of the few states I have not been to. Sounds… um… inviting… yeah, well, maybe not so much. LOL
I enjoy my sun.
What are ice cravers?
Our weather is just about the same cold one day and warm the other. No consistency.
Happy birthday when it comes
Yeah, I think the axiom… “if you don’t like the weather, wait a day or two and it’ll change.” applies just about everywhere except maybe Florida and California. LOL
Thanks for the b-day wishes.
Tammy Francis says
It is snowing lots in Castlegar, British Columbia. We hadn’t had any snow for a while, but it is making up for it now.
For some reason, I always imagined Canada as being snow covered all winter long. Hmmm….False impressions of the ignorant? :)
Jill Weatherholt says
I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Ginger. Your temperatures are like ours, up and down like a roller coaster. I never know what to wear.
That’s just what my daughter said the other day. One day she’ll wear a sweater and sweat (haha), and the next day she’ll put on short sleeves and freeze. I’m not even sure the weather knows what it’s doing from one moment to the next.
Jackie Smith says
Happy Birthday, Ginger! Our weather in GA is kinda up/down, too. No snow, but rain.
Thanks, Jackie. We’ve had a bit of rain, which makes our area finally leave the drought situation we had over the summer. We’ve had a snowflake or two, but nothing that even sticks to the grass, which I find disappointing. We didn’t have much last year either. Looking at others’ pictures isn’t quite the same.
Julianne Archer says
Happy birthday month Ginger! Although the sun has only made a few guest appearances in the past few weeks, we’ve been a bit warmer than usual for this time of year here in central Maine. We don’t have much snow, unlike up north, but we’ve had a lot of ice this winter. Growing up in Northern New England, I enjoy all the seasons and a good snow storm doesn’t really bother me most of the time. That being said, I’m looking forward to Spring when the colors come alive again.
Yes, I love the colors of spring–as evidenced by my picture above. I love a good snow storm, but do not like the ice. We lived in NC for a while and one year we had a terrible ice storm. Lots of pine trees snapping all around us; we lived in a pretty wooded neighborhood. It was scary.
Marylin Furumasu says
I hope this month is full of blessings for your birthday month.
Here in Oregon has been a mixed bag of stuff weather wise. We had many more snowy day than we’re used to and now we’re into the freezing rain times. The weather people say tomorrow we might get more. I think people are getting tired of it. I know I’m close to that thinking, because I work at a middle school and we’re at a point that if we have any more days off we’ll be going later into June before we’re out for the summer. Ugh!
Oh, I hated when school moved into late June (we didn’t start until September). It seemed to ruin summer somehow. :)
Since I homeschool, snow days are irrelevant. :D
Happy birthday! In northern Virginia its been milder than usual. I love a good snowfall, but it’s been good to have mild weather as we get ready to sell our house. We can open windows as we paint!
Thanks. Good luck and many prayers on the sale of your home.
Andrea Cox says
Happy birthday, Ginger!
It’s been a roller-coaster winter around here. In the 40s or 50s for a few days, then up to the 60s and 70s for a few days, then back down… It’s been a revolving door-type thing for weeks now. Not great for allergies and sinus infections, which are being passed out like candy on Halloween.
I am grateful, though, for the opportunities to use my warm and fuzzy blankets. I collect them but don’t get to use them much during spring and autumn, which feel too much like summer here in north Texas. Oh, and I can’t forget the cocoa… But I must say, I’ve been known to drink it in the middle of triple-digit summer days too.
I’m with you on the cocoa. Anytime’s a good time. :) Fuzzy blankets are nice too.
Gail Hollingsworth says
I live in Alabama too. Winter has been spring this year except for one day of a dusting of snow.
Happy Birthday month to you! ?☕
Howdy, Gail. Are you a native or a transplant? Thanks for the b-day wishes.
Winnie Thomas says
Happy birthday, Ginger! Here in northern Utah there is currently about 2 feet of snow on the ground, down from 3 feet. It’s been a little warmer lately, so some of the snow has melted. We had record snowfall for January–broke all the records. I just hope it doesn’t melt too fast and cause flooding.
Wow, record snowfall for y’all. I guess that’s a good reason to NOT move to Utah, but I bet it’s great for the skiing. ;)
Hi Ginger, our February hostess! I too, look forward to the great giveaways you guys always feature here :-) Such generous authors!
I was born in Arkansas, and even though my mom & dad moved to Illinois when I was 5 weeks old, she said I had that southern drawl when I first began to talk :-) She also spent a lot of time in Alabama (not sure what part) so that probably helped some. I love all things Southern, even though I wasn’t raised in the South, I can say it runs in my blood by birth….lol!
I live on the Oregon coast and our weather has been quite unusual too. Normally our winters are very wet and mild, probably mid 30’s to 40 or so for the high. But we’ve had periods of extreme cold & at least two snow days. Portland, which is about 2 hours North, has had their share of freezing rain, ice & snow that had deadlocked the city and surrounding areas real bad! We just don’t have the equipment to deal with it on the roads so people were stranded. The weather has been strange everywhere it seems this year!
I can’t believe it’s February already either, or 2017 for that matter! Valentine’s day is around the corner, I’ve already seen candies in stores for at least two months. Unbelievable how fast this year is going by. It seems to do that as we get older :-)
Happy Sunday everyone! Looking forward to another great week here on Inspy Romance!
So true about the year going by so quickly. Valentine’s candy showed up on shelves the DAY after Christmas. The commercialism of holidays astounds me. Every. Single. Time. I mean, why bother taking it down, just have a permanent section/row for each holiday and be done with it. :/
Oh, well, money always talks and too many people listen, I guess.
And, btw, I don’t want to talk about getting older. haha
Robin L Pugh says
Happy Birthday Ginger! We were off to a snowy start here in upstate Vermont in December. The ski areas were jumping for joy but January was warm and most of it melted or the rain washed it away. We have had a couple snowy days here lately,so things for February are looking up. My son the snow boarder, was very happy with snowy slopes today. Snowy days encourage me to snuggle in deeper under the covers with a good book and a cup of tea.
Have a wonderful week,
A snuggly blanket, a good book, and a cup of tea–now THAT’S an excellent way to spend the day (well, I’d need more than one cup of tea, and probably more than one book, but that’s beside the point).
My son went snowboarding a few years ago–keep in mind that we moved from the coast of VA to AL so snow is not a commodity we see much–and wound up breaking his arm. Except he wasn’t really snowboarding at the time; he was pretty much standing still and fell backward. *sigh* that child. He’s my only one to break a bone, which is amazing in and of itself.
Have a great day and happy boarding to your son.
Katy C. says
We have had one cold snap here in Upstate South Carolina, but otherwise it has been in the 60’s, 70’s and even 80’s. I’m 38 weeks pregnant and so glad it’s not any warmer! Yay for being pregnant in the winter…even in winter right now feels like March or April.
Congrats on the new little one to come, Katy. Eighties…I just can’t imagine. Where did winter go this year? I enjoyed my winter pregnancies for sure.