Showing posts from February, 2021

Rainy Thoughts: 78 Hours: A Texas Winter Storm Story

78 hours. That is how long it took for my house and my neighbors to regain power. 78 hours of the young and the old freezing in the middle of night and day through one of Texas' worst winter storms ever. But let me start from the beginning and I'll try to make this quick. And just for clarification, I'll be writing this blog post like a short story, because I want to remember this day and if anyone out there researches this years from now, well, here's my thoughts.   It all started the week before Monday, 2/15. The news let us know that San Antonio would be experiencing a winter storm. Now, when the news says winter storm, that usually means it's just going to be cold and, at most, we'll get snow flurries or "snow" that will last until 10 am when the sun is shining bright in the sky. Either way, I prepared my groceries and what not like any other week and any other "winter storm" week.  Monday 2/15. Texas residents woke up to a snow day as w

Book Review: Pudge & Prejudice

    PUDGE AND PREJUDICE by A.K. PITTMAN Categories: YA / Clean & Wholesome Romance / '80s Publisher: Wander (a division of Tyndale House) Date of Publication: January 12, 2021 Number of Pages: 352 pages Scroll down for Giveaway! A Mixtape of Big '80s Style, High School Angst, and a Classic Jane Austen Tale It’s 1984 and after moving to Northenfield, Texas, with her family, Elyse Nebbit faces the challenge of finding her place in a new school, one dominated by social status and Friday night football. When Elyse’s effortlessly beautiful older sister Jayne starts dating golden boy Charlie Bingley, Elyse finds herself curious about Charlie’s popular and brooding best friend, Billy Fitz. Elyse’s body insecurities eventually complicate her relationship with Billy, leaving Jayne and Elyse’s exceedingly blunt friend, Lottie, to step in and help Elyse accept herself for who she is, pant size and all. PRAISE FOR PUDGE AND PREJUDICE :   Written w