#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for October, 2008


Did you ever have one of THOSE days???

Yesterday was one for me–Mercury Retrograde, in overdrive. Murphy’s Law, run amok.

You get the point. If it could go wrong, it DID go wrong.

But, as always, there were good things, too. Friends who jumped in to help (thanks, Chris and Larry, the Canadian Wrangler!), and a good buddy, Cindy Leuty-Jones, come to take pictures for my website and the back of my books. Cindy and I go way back, and she’s an easy guest, not to mention a gifted photographer.

Still, in my prayer journal this morning, I asked for

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If It’s Tuesday…

This must be Spokane!

Honestly, I have been so ridiculously busy lately, I meet myself coming and going.

I attended my first art class last night–at least the first one I’ve taken in recent years–and I really enjoyed it. I certainly have a long way to go–we drew corn cobs and mine is disembodied from the stalk :)–but that’s okay. I’m there to learn. Since I’m an overachiever by nature, it’s both a struggle and a relief to let go of the desire to excel and simply draw.

Even in one go, I gained some insights. Art, according to my

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“Keep your ear to the ground” referred to the practice of plainsmen listening to the ground to hear hoof beats. It became the westerner’s warning to stay alert.