#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Good Monday to All

I’m in a great mood this morning–I’ve listened to my Daily Audio Bible podcast, had a banana and some coffee (did you know you shouldn’t have caffeine on an empty stomach?  Bad for the brain.  :) –and now I’m writing this blog, which is among my favorite things to do.

Yesterday Wendy and Jeremy came over for an old-fashioned roast beef dinner; Chris and Larry the Canadian Wrangler joined us.  We laughed and talked and laughed some more and Jeremy cut and colored my hair in between other events.  :)  We believe in multi-tasking in this family.  Mealwise: no Boeuf B this time–it’s way too hot for that much fussing in the kitchen.  I served an ordinary chuck roast, slowcooked in my QVC roaster, in beef broth and a packet of Lipton’s onion soup for flavoring.  Threw in some carrots and little potatoes and viola–after three hours, a delicious meal.  Whipped up some gravy and we were chowing down.  Diet?  What diet?  :)

Mom, brother Jerry and sister Pam are over in Choteau, Montana, visiting with various members of the Bleecker clan.  Choteau, as you may know, served as the inspiration for Parable, the town in the Big Sky books.  It’s also the home of Flint Rasmussen, radio personality and MC extraordinaire, and one of the funniest people I know–we met up at the National Finals Rodeo in Vegas a few years ago, courtesy of my good friend Steve Miller.  I usually do Flint’s radio show sometime during the big rodeo, and I sure enjoy it.  Flint’s a fast thinker, so I have to be on my toes.  :)

But I digress.

It’s time to get back to work.

Be kind to yourself and others.  It doesn’t cost a penny, and it can change lives.

The typical Pony Express rider was nineteen years old and made $100-$150 per month plus room and board.

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