Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF



And here it is, that beautiful day of the week that we look forward to starting Monday morning. Yes, it is Friday. Only about eight hours until we hit the freedom trail. I hope you will have a restful and re-energizing weekend.

This week was pretty busy. I was able to get my paper version of My GRL up on CreateSpace and am waiting for the proof copy which is due to arrive Tuesday. (In time for Valentine’s day.) Once the proof is approved, it is off to the races. The Kindle version is ready to publish as well, so the paper and Kindle will go up at the same time. I’m not sure how much promo I’ll be doing, but there will certainly be a post with the announcement.

This week’s JohnKu talks about looking forward to spring. Although we had temps in the 80’s this week, we are not quite there yet. Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter. I hope you enjoy it. (The JohnKu not the winter)

Spring by John W. Howell © 2017

Snow, sleet, dead of night,

Not just for the postal folks. . .

Spring needs to hurry.


  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    Loved this JohnKu…in just a few words, a story.

    1. A story indeed. Thanks, Gwen 🙂

  2. Great, JohnKu! I’m so ready for spring. Of course, I can’t complain, we’ve been in the 70’s. Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction isn’t holding true, which is fine by me. Happy Friday, John!

    1. Happy Friday, Jill. Phil has been known to be wrong before. 🙂

  3. I’ve almost forgotten what temperatures and seasons in the U,S. are like. We have winter, summer, and monsoon here. Loved the picture. Have a great weekend, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. I don’t think I would like monsoon. Thanks, Suzanne.

  4. Perfect Johnku!
    Congrats on the milestones with My GRL. I know that had to feel good. Mega hugs!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Have a Fantastic Friday. Hugs back. 🙂

  5. Fully agree with that JohnKu. Wish somebody told me that Wednesday was my Friday thanks to this storm. Really did a number on the goals and energy. Have a fun weekend.

    1. Was a bad one. Now you have two Fridays. 🙂 Hope the weekend gives you some rest.

      1. Doubt it. Full house the last two days and into the weekend. Snow days are a bane to parents who work from home.

      2. They are a bane period.

  6. So nice of you to write about a northern winter, John! 80 degrees! Good grief!! #LongSufferingCanadian – 6 more weeks of this!! 🙄

    1. You love it eh? 😀

      1. Was I that obvious? We’re getting another couple of inches of snow later today… yippee!! Enjoy your summer weather. We should rent a place along your beach for a month or so each winter. I yearn to be a #SnowBird!

      2. That would make you live longer for sure. 😀

  7. Another productive week from the sound of things John. It is pretty cold and miserable here in London today.

    1. Good time for a fire and nice warm toddy. Happy weekend. Stay warm, Guy

  8. Eighty degrees? I forget what that’s like.
    Haven’t heard boo about our groundhog. Seems to be a secret this year, unless he’s gone south. 😀 😀

    1. Someone ate him I hear eh? 😀

      1. 😀 😀 That’s a new one. Never heard anyone that hard up. 😉

  9. After clearing about a foot and a half of snow yesterday, I have to agree.

    1. Ooooooh! I’ll bet that hurt.

      1. Let’s just say that I slept well.

  10. Excited for you to get MY GRL back on track. You’ve pulled the trilogy together nicely. Great progress.

    1. Thank you, Susan. 🙂

  11. Keepin’ your eye on the prize. Friday returns! Patiently awaiting spring, as well. Good one. Happy weekend, Butch.

    1. Thank you, Audrey. Have a happy weekend as well.

  12. Two days of snow and ice this week, so welcoming spring is sounding pretty good to me right about now. Happy Friday and congrats on the forward progress with My GRL, John!

    1. Thanks, Mae Clair. Have a great weekend.

  13. We’re supposed to be getting a small dump of snow here in mild, temperate Cornwall this weekend. I’ve believe it if it happens, but it’s pretty cold just now, even with the sun out… 😦
    We have snowdrops and crocuses out in abundance, though – our equivalent of Punxsutawney Phil, the moles, seem to be waking up as well, judging by Toby’s muddy nose and paws digging the garden up earlier today! 🙂

    1. Sounds wonderful, Jan. I love the spring. We don’t have daffodils and crocus and I do miss those.

  14. You’ve made some nice progress, John. Not ready for spring yet – winter has completely passed us by. Love the cat!

    1. Thanks, Teri. Wonder how you missed winter? 🙂

      1. Expecting mid 60s today and mid to upper 50s through next week. Has been warm nearly all winter here in KY. Weird.

      2. Yeah I remember in the 70’s it was warm there. I almost moved there for work but settled in Columbus, Ohio instead.

  15. Nice post with exciting news for My GRL. Congrats, John! 🙂

  16. Definitely fits the season … but you already have spring, and I don’t … we know that would be Obama’s fault.

  17. The days get longer
    No more drive home in the dark
    Where family waits

    1. Excellent. First sign of spring. Thanks, Dale.

    1. Thanks for the links, Traci.

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