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Sunday Night Blog

Last week’s winners are: Christina Keach and Cindy Zint.  Congratulations, ladies! 

If you’re not Christina or Cindy, do not despair.  There’s a brand new contest starting tomorrow.  As always, you can enter simply by entering a comment.  Winners are chosen at random. 

I see I’ve worried some of you again, and I’m sorry.  I’m not ill–things came up and I got busy and when I might have blogged, I was simply too tired.

I love to tell you what I’m listening to/reading, so here goes: I finally finished Harlan Coben’s MISSING YOU last night–it was a good story, with some surprises.  There were some parts that were a little too violent for me, so I skipped those, something I’ve always been reluctant to do when reading, but in the end, it worked out just fine.

As for listening to audiobooks, I was into one of the Great Courses, but I decided not to finish.  This rarely happens.  Again, it was because of an element of violence–I simply didn’t want those images in my mind.  I’ve been tuned in to LOST LAKE, by Sarah Addison Allen on and off all day–it’s a lovely book, with a touch of magic, just enough to intrigue the reader.  I listened while Bernice and I were on our traditional weekend drive (we make a wide sweep around the neighborhood before stopping to pick up the previous day’s mail), and again, much later, when the Yorkster and I went out for an afternoon walk, enjoying the wonderful spring sunshine.  We paid a brief visit to the barn, which is one of my little dog’s favorite places, and then walked around the pasture.

The horses paid us no notice at all as we passed–they were too busy grazing.  There’s a temporary fence strung across the middle of the ten-acre space, as I’m having grass planted and we need to keep the hay-burners off that piece of ground while the seeds get started.

That’s the news for this fine Sunday evening, my friends. 

Be well.

 

31 comments to “Sunday Night Blog”

  1. Lorraine Pitts
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      · April 13th, 2014 at 9:32 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you’re ok!!!



  2. Terri Shortell
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      · April 13th, 2014 at 9:36 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners. Hope everyone had a great weekend.



  3. Ruby Norwood
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      · April 13th, 2014 at 9:39 pm · Link

    Congrats ladies!! I took a long walk also this afternoon Linda. It was a beautiful day here in SC.



  4. Pamela Black
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      · April 13th, 2014 at 9:42 pm · Link

    Thank you for taking time for all of the
    Updates. You’re the best.

    Also thank you for all of the WW encouragement.
    I can’t wait to start the online program.

    It’s great that the weather is warming.
    More time to spend with the horses!!!
    Ours are having foundering issues this season!
    Not good! Feel so sorry for them. It’s BUTE stock up
    Time.

    Have a good week. :-)



  5. Sherry Wallace
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      · April 13th, 2014 at 9:44 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners! Spring is bringing in the usual T-storms tonight, but my 15 yr old lady lab is so hard of hearing that she doesn’t notice unless they make such a huge bang as to rattle the house!! My younger boy lab just wants to get close & snuggle! He probably thinks he’s protecting me, but me thinks it’s the other way around☺️!! The cat is not phased one bit



  6. Gloria
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      · April 13th, 2014 at 9:50 pm · Link

    Congratulations to Christina Keach and Cindy Zint. Enjoy your gifts.

    Linda, I’m glad you’re OK. I’d rather you be busy and tired from it than to be sick.

    I’m glad you had a great weekend.

    The weather has been great here in the upper NW part of SC, but tomorrow, “they” are predicting thunder storms, or thunder showers. I can never remember which. :( I guess it is our time for some wet stuff.

    But, even with more cold this past winter than we’re used to, we have been Blesed with better weather than most of the country, and I am very grateful for that.

    The Dogwoods, Azalias?, and Spyraia?, are all in bloom, all are white and it looks like snow in places. I’m glad it’s not.

    Have a good and Godly week ahead.



    • Gloria
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        · April 13th, 2014 at 9:55 pm · Link

      I forgot to tell you I’m reading some books by Dorothea Benton Frank, thanks to Hilda, and they are good. She is writing about the islands in lower SC, and surrounding areas. She is good and you can smell the ocean, the marshes, and hear the winds blow.

      It is kind of like with your books, where you can be out west, under the starry skies.

      If you’ve never read one of hers, you ought to try them, you might like them. I’m going to read them in the order she wrote them.



      • linda
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          · April 14th, 2014 at 5:17 pm · Link

        She’s a friend and one of my very favorite writers!



        • Gloria
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            · April 14th, 2014 at 5:47 pm · Link

          Is she as funny in real-life as she is her writings, and as she was on the program I saw her on recently? The program was made back in 2000?



  7. Renae Kinsey
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      · April 13th, 2014 at 10:05 pm · Link

    Glad you’re doing well. I’ve often imagined how your property looks. I also don’t like violence and I usually don’t watch violent movies because it’s not good entertainment. Love to all your family!



  8. Tia
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      · April 13th, 2014 at 10:20 pm · Link

    I listened to LOST LAKE by Sarah Addison Allen, too. Loved it and that touch of the mystical does stay with you.



  9. Darilyn Larsen
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      · April 13th, 2014 at 10:22 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you aren’t I’ll again, Linda! Sounds like you and your pup are having fun with the drives and the walks. I wish I could have a horse again, it has been years since I’ve been riding. Take care and God bless!



  10. Cindy Zint
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      · April 14th, 2014 at 12:28 am · Link

    Just want to say it was such a wonderful surprise to find out that I won something, thanks again! Hope you have a sparkling week filled with JOY! Love, Cindy :-)



  11. Christina Keach
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      · April 14th, 2014 at 12:31 am · Link

    Thank you so much! I’m so excited! I love little surprises like this.
    I’m with you on not needed some images in your head. I have a pretty strong resolution for that sort of thing but sometimes when it’s just too much I feel my imagination taking a back seat so I can’t play those parts out & own them forever. I’m struggling with that while reading a Joe Hill audio. Some of it is a but heavy for me. I’m definitely going to read Lost Lake now based on the good reviews you all are giving. LOVE starting a new book.
    Speaking of, look into The Day the World Came to Town. It’s a fabulous story about some if the planes that were turned out of US airspace on 9/11. I just started it & I’m hooked.
    Everyone have a lovely week!



  12. Rita Crofoot
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      · April 14th, 2014 at 12:38 am · Link

    Good for you to skip the parts (of books or audios) that aren’t for you, I usually just slog through those parts and then regret it.



  13. Lois Rotella
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      · April 14th, 2014 at 6:18 am · Link

    Congrats ladies ! I also had a busy weekend. My sister in law is in the hospital for a while. I visited with her and my brother. Wishing everyone a good week.



  14. Jo-Ann
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      · April 14th, 2014 at 7:00 am · Link

    Morning, It was a fine weekend with weather in the 60’s. First weekend to be nice and warm. Had the windows an doors open to let in the Sun :) Been rereading some of my books as I am waiting for the new ones to come out. Picked up a book from you that I haven’t read Ragged Rainbows.
    Have a wonderful day! :)



  15. Linda Wilson
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      · April 14th, 2014 at 7:14 am · Link

    I am so happy you are alright, I was worried over you



  16. judy
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      · April 14th, 2014 at 9:13 am · Link

    I am reading Deadly Dozen. It is good. It has 12 writers. We are down to 26 this morning after being in the high 70’s. To cold for me. We are under a freeze watch until tomorrow morning. All from MO.



  17. Marcy Collins
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      · April 14th, 2014 at 9:13 am · Link

    Linda I am so glad you were having a wonderful weekend! I too went for walks – on Saturday and Sunday with my BFF and spent the time catching up as we haven’t seen each other since the winter made us hibernate.



  18. ,carol
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      · April 14th, 2014 at 9:42 am · Link

    Congrats to the 2 winners!



  19. Marilyn Hurst
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      · April 14th, 2014 at 10:10 am · Link

    have a great week!



  20. rita hutcheson
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      · April 14th, 2014 at 11:34 am · Link

    I love that your back. The weather here in N.Central Idaho and Spokane is about the same, Love Spring. Have fun done stress on any rewrites. Spring is here and summer is around the corner. Bye Bye Winter. Love your books, but need a new one I have the reprints already.



  21. Paula L Rollins
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      · April 14th, 2014 at 12:08 pm · Link

    Sunny and 70 degrees on Sunday and light snow, very windy and 30’s today….Chili simmering on the stove—–time to read a good book…..Hope you have a great week..



  22. PHYLLIS
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      · April 14th, 2014 at 2:05 pm · Link

    MORNING LINDA,

    :idea: WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF YOUR UPPING THE SIZE OF YOUR FONTS IN YOUR BLOGS? THEY ARE REALLY HARD TO READ, AND I HATE TO MISS ANY OF WHAT YOU WRITE AS YOU SUCH A SUITCASE FULL OF IDEAS……….AND THOTS! THANX FOR THEM ALL. :)



    • linda
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        · April 14th, 2014 at 5:19 pm · Link

      I’ll try it!



  23. Laurie Sullivan
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      · April 14th, 2014 at 2:22 pm · Link

    Linda,
    So glad you are well. Sounds as if your weekend was blissful! I could use a weekend on your property to unwind and de-stress. Being around farms and horses and cows as a child, I miss the familiar smell of tack hanging up in the barn, the fresh country air! Ahhh, and the silence, not to be broken by the sounds of today’s youth blasting their car stereos and squealing their tires.
    Ok, enough! You know, right?

    Be well Linda,
    Sincerely,
    Laurie.



  24. Nadine Spradlin
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      · April 14th, 2014 at 3:25 pm · Link

    Congratulations to Christina & Cindy on their win last wk. I was thrilled when I won, little surprises are nice. Linda why stay inside when it is so enjoyable outside on a beautiful day . we had a beautiful weekend , (but) it’s raining today, well April showers bring May flowers. And there are Sweetshrubs on the bushes and do they smell good . Stay well & smile a lot !!!!!!



  25. Dotty Weis
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      · April 15th, 2014 at 10:56 am · Link

    Hi Linda
    This morning I went to our clubhouse to the library and what do you know, I found one of your books I haven’t read and I can’t wait to get started :-D



  26. Valdi M
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      · April 15th, 2014 at 8:51 pm · Link

    Now that I am retired, nice peaceful weekends are no longer something I look forward to. Instead I look forward to those times when my old job needs a little help and I get to go to work for a few hours. I guess it just goes to prove that you always want the things you don’t have. Not that I want to work full time, but I love going back and seeing all the people again. I miss them but not the work. After a few hours, it becomes clear to me just why I retired. I’m glad you’re doing well. Congrats to the winners.



  27. Diane Vought
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      · April 17th, 2014 at 1:19 am · Link

    Congrats on your weight loss! After my cousin & I went to be weighed in we always loved going out to dinner after & didn’t feel guilty one bit! ;) I have been reading your books for many years. I stayed up too late many times for wanting to see what was going to happen. You have made me laugh (the lady chasing the guy with the frying pan



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