Holidays, Relatives, Pneumonia but Not Quite, Writer’s Block and It’s COLD Out There!

Hello to all of my friends living in cyberspace!  It has been a long time since I’ve written y’all (yes, I’m a southern boy), and its high time I ventured out of my hibernation and visit you.
So, Here I am!  Where have I been and what have I been up to, you ask?  Well, it was holiday season and that means visits from relatives and friends.  Then there was all the falderal that goes with celebrating Christmas.  I was sick for about six weeks.  I think it was the almost pneumonia but not quite that kept me drugged out of my head.  Last but not least, as I’m sure you all know, it has been COLD!!  I didn’t want to climb out of my warm and comfortable bed and when I did it was to sit in front of my space heater, which is where I am now.  Oh! Did I mention the horrible case of writer’s block that had me truly wondering if I would ever be able to write again.  I’m not kidding.  Nothing was venturing into my mind and there was lots of room for it to come in and do whatever it wants.
I’m happy to say that I believe I have come out of the writer’s block and I have been working on my next novel everyday this week.  Idea’s are just popping in my head like microwave popcorn.  My head being the bag in this simile and the popcorn the exploding ideas.
I had thought I would comment on the unusual cold spell that is engulfing the U.S., but by this time I am sure that everyone is aware of it and has formed their own opinions concerning that.  Yesterday, the high temperature in Denver was 3° F.  Today, though, it is a balmy 43°!  Maybe I will strip down to my man thong and take a stroll around the park. Hmm…….
I don’t know why, but the application would not allow me to present these last paragraphs in a larger font.  I apologize if it made you squint.