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A Spring In Your Step Blog Hop

March 20, 2014



When's the last time you had snow?


This week.

Yeah, I know.

The snow shovels were locked up in the shed, and I had to send my fourteen year old son slogging through almost a foot of the heavy white wet stuff to go dig his way into the shed to get the shovels so that we could dig my husband's car out enough for him to get to work.  And you know what I just heard?

There's more in the forecast for next week!

So you can understand what I mean when I say, I can't wait for spring to get here!  I'm going to plant flowers and cut down the giant tree in the front yard that's almost ready to fall into the street and knock out the power grid in the process. Then I'm going to repaint the living room and surgically alter the bathroom so that it looks much newer than it is.  After that, I plan to dig a nice healthy drain from the backyard down to the street so that our backyard will stop turning into a bog.

Ah, the plans I have for spring!

The truth?

I'll probably sit in my lawn chair, soak up some sun, and grill burgers.  While I think about all the other more productive things I could be doing...

Hey, I'm not perfect!  I'll just be happy when the weather gets above 40 degrees and stays there for more than 3 days!

Does it sound like I've had it tough?  I've got nothing on Eli, Avery, and Gavin!  My long snowy winter makes their lives look like a veritable picnic.  Single mom, teenage son, mysterious man...and a road trip.  What could POSSIBLY go wrong?  (Can you hear my evil cackle?)

Interested in a laugh-out-loud look at life, adventure, and the many facets of family? 


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Anything can happen on the road to Nowhere… 

Avery is used to being in control though she tries to remind her-self to let God take lead. Eli, her son, is happy as long as he has his music and the occasional adult on which to practice his rapier wit. Gavin is a virtual stranger who mysteriously disappeared a few years ago. 

The trio ends up together for a Christmas road trip to the small town of Nowhere. An eight hour drive in a rental car turns into two days of misadventure as bad luck stalks them. They get a flat tire, the bumper falls off, the car overheats – and that's only the beginning! Along the way they meet some interesting people – from a bait shop owner who moonlights as a mechanic to a highway patrolman whose wife and mother can't agree on the best way to remove a skunk's stink. 

Hungry, cold, and tired, the three finally reach Nowhere only to discover the town is nothing like they expected. They learn that reaching their destination doesn't necessarily mean the journey has ended. 

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Follow any of the links below to see the other blogs participating in the hop.  Each should have its own giveaway!  Have fun, and I hope your spring is a fantastic one!


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Oh, just enjoy the spring. You can do the projects later.

We had snow last week and I am so looking forward to spring weather.

We should have had more snow this year in so. CA but had lots of days in the 30s-40s. You deserve to soak up some sun when it appears.

It is very rare that we see snow so you have my sympathies and hopes for an early spring! I can't imagine trying to function in the snow and I am in awe of all of you who manage to go about your lives is such harsh weather. Thank you for the giveaway.

The snow never seemed to stop here in WI I can;t wait for the warmer weather Thank you for being in the hop. mrscrabbyfan at gmail dot com