#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for January, 2009

The Sadie Run

Today is Sadie’s swimming/therapy day, and for the first week, until she’s used to the drill, I go along to drop her off and pick her up again, which is why I’m so late writing this blog. I know, excuses, excuses!

I continue to enjoy the respite from the snow–it’s beautiful stuff, but it just seemed endless. Little wonder–from December 16 until last weekend, we had one day when snow didn’t fall! Roofs were collapsing. Roads were impassible. I felt like a bug trapped in a tobacco can.

Of course now that I am a woman with no past, none

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Fresh Starts

Good things come out of my journaling, as I’ve mentioned often on this blog. Today, I asked myself what it would be like to be a woman with no past. Not an amnesiac, of course–that isn’t what I mean. I’m talking about REALLY letting the past go, not carrying all the old ‘stuff’, like resentments and disappointments, frustrations and preceived failures.

Sadie-beagle started her swimming therapy yesterday. She’s on special food and–gulp–no more Beggin’ Strips. This was hard at first, because we have a routine. We go outside, first thing in the morning, and the dogs do what dogs do

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Cattle drives rarely went more than ten or twelve miles a day, as the cattle had to be given time to rest and graze. A drive from Texas to Montana could take up to five months.