#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
Gadget Crazy

Well, friends, I have gone gadget crazy. Right ’round the bend. I’m an amatuer collage artist and polymer clay jewelry maker, as some of you know, and I’ve FINALLY learned how to use a scanner. I was enthralled all weekend long. Goll dang it, you can actually transfer any image you want onto a piece of polymer clay!

In the last little while, I have ordered: a Flip, one of those little deals that takes 30 minutes of video (goal: get some pictures of the horses and dogs up on this site), a digital recorder (goal: audio blog), super scanner extraordinaire (goal: oh, what the heck. I just want to scan!), computer and monitor dedicated just to art work and photography.

Good thing I won a big jackpot a week ago on Queen of the Nile! :)

Up-to-the-Minute Sadie Report

Mary Ann and I just got back from picking Sadie up at the surgery center. She has a big purple polka dot bandage on her leg, and her fur was shaved to the hip, but she’s fine. Her ligament was repaired, and in a few weeks, she’ll be as good as new. She was so happy to see us there in the waiting room, but by all reports, she made a lot of new friends. (Sadie makes friends wherever she goes.) She’s downstairs now, drugged up and snoozing on her bed.

We’ve made a real committment around here to getting her weight down. As I said yesterday, when you see those tiny little bones in the x-ray, you know they can’t carry around so much dog without a lot of strain.

Bernadette is feeling better–thanks for all your prayers. Sadie benefited, too, and I know little Molly got the prayer-whammy she needed. As soon as I get any news about this sweet baby, I’ll share it with you.

Thank you. It’s good to know you’re out there.

From the end of the Civil War until 1890, some 10 million head of cattle were driven from Texas to Kansas.