#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Chatter

Well, we’ve been lucky with the weather so far this winter, but it seems all our chickens are coming home to roost, beginning with light snow tonight and semi-blizzard levels tomorrow and the day after.  As long as the power stays on, my computer will work and I can concentrate on my story, which means I’m a happy and grateful camper.  (I’ll still be happy and grateful if the lights go out, but it will take more effort.  :) )

I really enjoyed your answers to yesterday’s question–those of you who haven’t seen them can click on the ‘comments’ link under Monday’s blog entry.  I certainly agree with all your choices–Robyn Carr’s Jack, for instance, is a definite hunk.  Today, I’d add Francis Crawford, of Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond Chronicles, and of course Rhett Butler deserves a spot in the Hero Hall of Fame.  Branching out into TV, I’m still crazy about Little Joe Cartwright, of “Bonanza” fame.  Even after all these years, that saucy grin of his inspires me.  :)

I mentioned my dawn simulator, basically an alarm clock with a blindingly bright light, a few entries back.  Gadget queen though I am, I couldn’t figure out how to set the thing for about a week.  Finally, a tech-savvy friend solved the problem, and I’ve been using the widget for a couple of days now.  It definitely wakes me up, but I’m all too able to ignore it.  Maybe what I need is a radio/CD player that will boom out with something like, “76 Trombones” or Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” :)  My goal is to resume my old habit of getting up at 4 a.m. (I am a morning person, obviously.)  I like to read my devotionals and listen to the Daily Audio Bible, get a little exercise, and start writing immediately after that, so I can be all jazzed up when I sit down at my computer.

The best laid plans.  Today, the first thing I had to do was throw Bernicie into the sink and lather her up.  You’re happier without the details, believe me.  Then the coffee pot–which I bought 2 months ago–went on the blink.

John Lennon was right.  Life IS what happens when you’ve made other plans.

See you tomorrow.

2 comments to “Chatter”

  1. Hilda
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      · January 17th, 2012 at 5:15 pm · Link

    I love my dawn simulator alarm clock! The first morning I thought it was spring because not only did I have light, shortly after the light came on, I heard birds chirping. I forgot for a moment and thought they were outside my window. It made me so happy! Even when I realized they were in my alarm clock, I stayed happy. I guess tomorrow we'll be buried in snow in Seattle/King County. I'm going to need a LOT of birds to be happy about that!! Cheers! Hilda



  2. Nana
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      · January 17th, 2012 at 7:32 pm · Link

    I'm a bit farther south and all we've been getting for days is flurries…only some of them heavy. I want snow that sticks to the ground and stays for awhile! Oh, you morning people! The night is so quiet and uninterrupted. I'm not much for alarm clocks of any kind. :)



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