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For Those Who Are Wondering…

Matt and Jared had a lovely Christmas, and are now cuddled up on the couch watching the game. Things aren’t as tense as they were when their teams played a couple of weeks ago. While Jared and I would never give up on our Broncos, we’re also realistic about our chances. If and when the Broncos are eliminated, we’ll side with Matt and be Chiefs fans for the postseason. (Just like Matt sided with us when the tables were turned last year.)

My family also had a wonderful Christmas, although we were short a brother-in-law. Hubby gave me the #1 item on my wish list — a new heavy duty sewing machine. I can’t wait to try it out, but it’ll have to wait until 2017, because first thing tomorrow morning, DD and I will begin the long drive to Louisiana to visit family.

The longer I’m away from Twitter, the less I miss it, but the boredom of driving through Kansas will be the real test. 😉

To everybody out there — whatever or however you celebrate this time of year, I hope it’s full of happiness, love, and joy.

Merry Christmas, from Matt, Jared, and me. 

When My Broncos Win, You Win! (Excerpt from Winter Oranges)


The Broncos play the Chiefs twice each season (not counting the possibility of meeting in the postseason), and each time, I think about Matt and Jared. I always imagine them in their house, or maybe over at Zach and Angelo’s, practically giddy as kickoff approaches. And I always feel like there should be a way to share that excitement on Twitter. But how? Matt and Jared have a standing bet (you can read the details in Shotgun), but how does that translate to a game between me and the people on Twitter? If Jared wins, we get pictures of hot cops, and if Matt wins we get… pictures of hot math teachers?

18d8251c-bd6b-4dd5-b4a0-d0fbaaeb0b4e-620x474Pietro Boselli aside (and thanks to Carter for that info!), that doesn’t seem like a great plan.

Yesterday, a couple of hours before kickoff, I tossed out a comment that if the Broncos won, I’d post an excerpt from Winter Oranges, and if the Chiefs won… well, I wouldn’t. What followed was one of the most exciting games I’ve seen in years. I’ll spare you the replay (although you can see it here). The short version is, the Broncos were down by seven with less than three minutes on the clock. They then scored two touchdowns in the final minute of the game for the win! Jared and I were ecstatic. WinterOranges_400x600

Matt? Well, not so much. He’s a bit surly today, poor guy.

So without further ado, here’s an excerpt from my upcoming Christmas novel, Winter Oranges.

Oh. I guess I do have “further ado” after all. If you have suggestions for future Chiefs/Broncos games (preferably suggestions that do NOT involve me writing short stories), please share them in the comments.


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