#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Spring Weather

I am much more reconciled to the weather than I used to be! :) OK, I love sunshine, but we’re having rain in Spokane, both today and tomorrow. Rain to make my dahlias and tomatoes and zinnias grow! My upside-down tomato growing thing-a-majig is on it’s way–YES!

When I discover a new passion–in this case, gardening–I tend to get carried away. I’m already casting a speculative eye over an area of lawn over by the shop. Thinking of having the grass rototilled under, replaced with a row or two of corn, some salad makings, and a LOT of flowers. Because of the deer and the moose, I would need a high fence to protect my garden, and the big question is, would I actually garden? Would I water and weed? Well, I can’t exactly say right now, so I’ve decided to see how I manage the smaller projects this year and, if the passion holds, till and build the fence in the fall.

If that sounds like I’ve changed my mind about moving, well, maybe I have. I still plan on being a snowbird, along with my dogs and cats. (The horses would be tended by my cousin, Steve, or sent to a certain stable I have good reason to trust, as it’s too dangerous to transport them any real distance, and Buck couldn’t manage it.)

Miss Sadie-beagle has her therapy today. Honestly, she looks so good. Trim and energetic–except for the graying in her muzzle (she’ll be 10 this October), she looks like a pup.

I believe the economy is on the upswing. I believe we will come out of this bigger and better than ever, as a nation, and hopefully a little wiser, too.

Great gifts often come to us disguised as challenges. Fortunately, as a people, we thrive on challenges. We keep on keeping on. We show up.

It’s who we are.

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