#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Happy Monday

We’ve had a lot of rain in Spokane lately, but today the sun is out, although there are clouds, too. Seems like an allegory for life.

Mary Ann is getting better and better, I am happy to report. She is still in the hospital, but well down the road to recovery.

There’s a lot going on around here, as you might imagine, with 6 horses, 4 dogs, and 5 cats to look after, but I’ve had lots of help from my temporary wranglers–Jeremy, Wendy, Chris and Bo. Jeremy, my future son-in-law and a hair stylist by profession, has never been around horses. That doesn’t stop him from helping, though–when the big storm came, he was right out there in the pasture with me, ready to round ’em up. He’s driving Sadie to her exercise session today, so I can stay home and work on “Tate”.

I love this book, and I think you will love it, too. Those McKettricks! Just when I think I have them figured out, they surprise me. That’s what I love most about writing, I believe–the constant discoveries. Ditto art and gardening. It’s such a kick when I try something new and it works. :) (When it doesn’t, my cowgirl side comes out and I just press on through.)

I’m addicted to my Nintendo DS, a small handheld video game. I play endless rounds of Scrabble when I need to refocus my busy mind, and I’m not only learning new words, I’m learning to look for options. Seems to me, the habit of looking for options has a larger value–sometimes we’re looking so hard at one solution, we don’t see the other possibilities.

We’re hanging in, here at the Triple L.

Sometimes, that’s all a cowgirl can do.

Fortunately, it’s enough.

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