Aug 282023

After what seems like weeks of absolutely brutal heat, it looks like we’re in for a break in the weather at least for a little while. Instead of being in the high 90s to the triple digits, we’re supposed to see the upper 80s this week. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but every little bit helps, and I’ll take it.

I have so much to get done outside that I really hope the weatherman is right and I can get something accomplished, because starting a week from now we are supposed to be back in the 90s again. Hopefully not for too long. It’s got to start cooling off a bit and stay that way sometime, doesn’t it? No, seriously, doesn’t it?

Actually, it wasn’t too bad late yesterday afternoon. Terry and I spent some time sitting out on the back deck in the shade of the house, and while it was warm it was not uncomfortable.

Of course Alli loved it because I was throwing a ball for her to chase, which is her favorite activity. She’s getting bigger all the time but she’s still definitely a puppy. She would rather play than eat any day of the week.

Speaking of dogs, once we came inside we watched a movie called Rescued by Ruby on Netflix. It’s based on the true story of a Rhode Island State Trooper who teamed up with a misfit rescue dog to become an award-winning K9 team. It’s definitely worth watching if you have the time.

Congratulations Kathy Baldwin, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of my friend Suzie O’Connell’s Starlight Magic, from her popular Northstar romance series. Can the magic of the stars heal a tormented soul? Single father Brodie Dunn aims to find out by putting his heart on the line. Recently widowed artist Celeste Dawson desperately needs a tranquil place where she can rebuild herself. Two months after her husband’s violent death her career is in jeopardy and she can’t engage in the art that was once her escape from the world. She hopes a trip to Northstar will help her find peace. There’s no place better for healing, especially after she meets her charming new neighbor, ski hill owner Brodie. He suspects Celeste is going to be trouble right from the start, but he can’t ignore the pain in her eyes. On the saddest night of his life, he made a promise under the stars to laugh instead of cry and to help any wounded heart he comes across. He’s sure that philosophy and maybe a little starlight magic will do wonders for Celeste…if his apparent inability to take anything seriously doesn’t drive her mad first. A tale of forgiveness and hope, Starlight Magic will grab you by the heart.

We had 32 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books and audiobooks to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 90 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day When I was three my family moved. But I found them again.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  5 Responses to “A Break In The Weather?”

  1. Thanks for the book! I love your journal from top to bottom 💞

  2. I once went to a medical appointment that needed that sign. The door facing the street was the back door. The front door faced the parking lot, which was out back. Fortunately, there was construction blocking the street door so we accidentally found the right door.

  3. When it’s cold we want the warmth, but when someone forgets to be sensible, you’d rather have the cold again.
    Looks like your old place in Florida, could be taking a direct hit from a Hurricane. At least you re already safe.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  4. This is completely off-topic
    even so you live out in the country. An you wanna build a shoot range outback check with a local county if you can legally do it I’ve talk to people. come from The northern part of Alabama, and they said that some Counties do, and some counties do not allow u May need a trip to town hall ???

  5. Ed, not an issue here. We are outside the city limits and the county does not care.

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