Yesterday it snowed several inches.  It reminded me of the snowfalls back home; gentle giants that last a long time and slowly dump a lot of snow on the ground.  My family sneaked out to run some errands before it hit.  Afterwards, we stopped for breakfast and watched the snow accumulate.  For the first time in a long time I enjoyed the snow.  It’s the weekend and I have nowhere pressing to go.  Usually snow is a nuisance to me because it snarls traffic and halts commutes, but when I have nowhere to go it’s usually enjoyable.  I doused my son with some snow, and we enjoyed watching the apartment complex’ hired snowplow get stuck and unstuck.  I’m just glad I didn’t have to drive anywhere yesterday.  Driving in snow isn’t too difficult, but with all the crazy drivers and unplowed streets it can be nerve wracking.  After we returned home I studied Korean and spent time with my family.  It was a relaxing kind of day I haven’t had for a long, long time.

We also stayed home today.  Tonight an old friend is coming for dinner.  I’ve known him since grade school.  We lost touch for many years until a mutual friend reintroduced us.  Now he’s coming over to say goodbye before we head to Korea.  It would have been nice today to watch the NFL Championship football games on TV.  Philadelphia and Atlanta via for the NFC championship, and Pittsburgh and New England will play for the AFC championship.  It will likely be Philadelphia and New England (we’ll see tomorrow), although I’m partial to an all-Pennsylvania matchup.  That would be fun.  I’m an AFC fan, but the Eagles have never won a Superbowl so I’m not sure who I would root for if the all-Penn matchup happens.  Unfortunately, I can’t watch the game on TV.  We disconnected our cable because we never watch it, so now we can’t watch it when we want to.  However, it’s still a sacrifice worth making because we no longer have to pay those exorbitant cable fees.  I guess we’ll have to have fun around the table instead of in front of the TV–just like it was in the old days.

 

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife Jing and son Alex. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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