#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for November, 2009

Turkeys in the Trees

They’re out there, windy and cool as it is, trying to snug down in the inadequate branches of tiny trees along my driveway. This morning, I watched with a smile as one HUGE turkey bounced precariously on a low branch, while another, below on the ground, jumped and jumped, trying to catch one of the few remaining leaves. It was almost as though they were working in concert, except that turkeys, whatever their good points, are not smart. They’ve been known to drown by turning their heads up in the rain.

In case you’re worried, these turkeys are obviously not

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Tuesdays

I love Tuesdays. Like Thursdays, they are buckle-down-and-tend-to-business days. By Tuesday, one is over the shock of Monday, and has yet to reach Wednesday–over the hump day, they call it–when a lot of people inevitably start thinking about…Friday.

Tuesdays are faded quilt days. They are watercolor days. They are lovely, tea in china cups days.

Tuesdays, especially at this time of the year, are days to have split pea soup simmering in a crockpot. New books and DVDs come out on Tuesdays. I plan on lighting a fire, writing a new chapter, and doing some sketching, painting backgrounds, or whatever.

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The term “keep your ear to the ground” comes from literally putting an ear to the ground to listen for hoof beats.

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