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Snow on the ground and on TV


So Monday morning I awoke to snow on the ground that actually stuck as well as flurries in the air through the morning. It was less than an inch but certainly marks the transition in seasons here after a fantastic October and great foliage colors here in the Southern Adirondacks.

I include a photo of the image Herman sent into News Ch10 Weather with Steve Caporizzo. The wind has calmed and it isn't as cold as it was over the past weekend so I'm willing to put up with a little of the white stuff.

My reading and use of my sun tan booth have both definitely increased. I had thought that I read all the Jodi Picoult books available, but much to my surprise, Alee#1 found a few that I have yet to read. I started and finished the first book that she ordered for me as a gift, which I really appreciated. Herman ordered 2 more Monday and they should be here any day now. Right now I am reading a book called Mercy that I read about 10 years ago, and I'm happy to report that reading it again is like a whole new book. 

Mercy is a large print book, and I got it before I had reading glasses. So it's kinda weird reading it with glasses. The one thing I can tell you is that between my glasses and the large print I'm reading it very quickly. It is also a Jodi Picoult book; she tends to write about family drama, and personal growth. There's usually a conflict that the protagonist sets out to solve. With snow flying I'm usually drawn to reading literature. I’m also drawn to baking in my sun panel.

Each morning after I awaken, whether it's shower day or just wash up day I have Herman park me in front of the sun panel. Then I'll tell him what I'd like for breakfast, which he than goes and cooks for me. He sets the timer to a half hour which is the maximum and in between waiting for breakfast and eating it, I'm genuinely in front of the sun panel for a total of 90 minutes give or take. It feels absolutely wonderful. And I'm hoping that I maintain my sun tan. Alee #1 is typing this and I just asked her to stop and look at my face and tell me if I looked suntan, her response was yes! Mission accomplished!!

So between my reading and my indoor tanning, I'm all set for the winter ahead. 


About Kathryn Spira

Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland, OH who pursued an acting career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues freelance writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County, New York. Previous columns may be accessed at her web site