#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for July, 2009

The Great Escape

Last night, after dinner, I was writing away in my downstairs office–the door was open to the yard, so the dogs and cats could go in and out. I had been busy for a while when I got one of those twinges all moms know so well–it was way too quiet.

I went outside to investigate. No dogs. No cats.

It’s a big yard, so I went around the corner nearest my office, thinking they might be sniffing the perimeters, one of their favorite things to do, and the driveway gate was wide open.

I don’t know why I didn’t

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Houston, We Have Tomatoes!

There they were, this morning, nestled right up against the thick stalk of my potted tomato plant, red and lovely–and delicious! (Yes, I ate them. I couldn’t resist!) The plant itself is huge and lush–the fruits are fairly small, though. I’m wondering if this is normal, when the harvesting first begins, or if I planted a cherry variety instead of full-sized. You’d think I’d know–I was raised on garden vegetables, after all–but that was a long (long) time ago. All this is new to me, for all practical intents and purposes.

Everything is thriving, except my zuchini. Something wrong there–they

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A “ten gallon hat” can’t hold ten gallons of anything.

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