#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Showers for Flowers

I’m being philosophical today. It’s raining. AGAIN.

I’ve decided to see these showers as the blessings they truly are. As one of those wildly fortunate people who don’t have to commute, I certainly have no room to complain. The rain will water the trees and flowers and decrease the fire hazard that is always a consideration for country folks like myself. It will soften the ground, making it easy to dig tomorrow–P-Day! (P is for Planting) Tomorrow I can finally put my zinnias and hydrangeas in the ground. I can load up my tomato thingy and start looking forward to decent tomato and Miracle Whip sandwiches, which I love. The tomatoes in the grocery stores taste like cardboard to anyone raised on the fruits of a good old-fashioned garden.

I have declared this day: COZY. I will light a fire. Between drafting scenes of “Tate”, I will dab paint on my whimsical table, perhaps put a touch of color here and there on a new piece I’ve started. I will drink tea, play with the dogs and cats, and look forward to the four days of beautiful weather the man on TV promised this morning. If I meet my page quota, I might even visit the unfinished furniture store again. After all, what good is a whimsical table without whimsical chairs to match.

Deciding I need a little more twinkle in my life, I ordered a beautiful silk bamboo plant. It is standing in a corner of my bedroom right now, and I plan to string lights on it. I might use the little ‘fairy’ lights, or the larger ones I found at Target.

You just never know with me.

I’m wild and I’m crazy.

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