#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


P-Day at Last!

TODAY I can finally plant my tomatoes and dahlias as, presumably, all danger of frost is past. Of course it’s always a crap-shoot–a beloved cousin and highly experienced gardener once told me she’d seen a freeze on August 18!

An intrepid sort, I plan to live on the edge and go ahead with my plans. Rest assured, there will be an accounting here on this blog on Monday. :)

Today–which is beautiful here, by the way–is first and foremost a writing day, but I’ve got some art projects underway as well, and I sneak off to my humble but spacious studio on breaks, to slap a dab of paint on this or that. My table is coming along so well–the legs and sides are finished now, and I’m putting (very carefully) a black and beige checked pattern around the edges of the top. I definitely plan to paint a scene in the middle–houses and trees, methinks. Maybe some flowers. I bought 2 chairs yesterday, and they will be painted to coordinate with the table. I do LOVE the unfinished furniture store. I also purchased a small, sturdy table that will be perfect for my polymer clay work. I will paint that table, too, probably in bright colors, although I may not do any decorative work on the top.

My office/studio area is quite large, and there is a little kitchenette area (I don’t cook, except to make coffee, and use the sink to wash brushes)where I plan to put the table and chairs. Many a cup of tea will be sipped at that table, and many a story plotted. My giant picture of the Creed boys will provide plenty of inspiration, I’m sure.

Stay tuned for updates on the tomatoes and the zuchinni, the dahlias and the zinnias.

I hope you will make the most of your weekend, and enjoy it as much as I intend to enjoy mine.

Keep smiling.

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