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So many books to write, so little time! I love my day job and it’s very demanding right now, hence writing has taken a back seat. I miss it. I get flat and blah when I’m not writing. Plus, I have two manuscripts sitting in my drawer with no home in sight, and that puts a damper on writing anything …

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Even more snow on Friday! It only lasted for an hour but it was perfect because I was home and warm in bed with a fire going and the dogs tucked in beside me. I watched siskins and goldfinches vying over feeder holes while house finches, California towhees, titmice, white-crowned sparrows and a lone white-breasted nuthatch took turns next door …

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But wait – there’s more…snow on Monday! Not unusual for Chicago or Cleveland, but for those of us living in the chaparral it’s always an event. And .37″ is enough for the dogs to have a “wheelie” good time in! (see link!) http://gallery.me.com/annmarie_oconnor#100065

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Finally some rain! I fed the dogs and cats, filled the bird feeders and went back to bed. Kept waking up to wind and plop and patter only to doze off again. Is there anything better than being warm and dry when it’s cold and wet? Especially if you’re a rain beetle? “After a slow soaking rain—one or more inches— …

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Wow! That really was a Super Bowl!! Won’t tell you who my favorite team is, too many haters out there, but gotta say I’m happy for the Steelers and the Rooneys. In an era of instant gratification and the ruthless pursuit of perfection, the Rooney’s know that teams are built, not bought (Jerry Jones, Dan Snyder, take note). I respect …