That’s how my day started today. Before dawn, I was up and around, writing in my journals, dressed in yesterday’s Wranglers and wearing barn boots. I’d put the horses in early yesterday, since it looked like rain, so I knew they’d be hungry. I started out there once, in the dark, and thought, “This is ridiculous. They’re still asleep!” and went back, much to the joy of Sadie and Bernice, who probably thought I’d gone on another road tour. (If Bernice, the Yorkie, had her way, I’d be a hermit. Sadie-beagle is a little more philosophical.)
As soon as there was any light at all, though, this barn goddess was on her way. You see, I’m task-oriented, and a little obsessive, and I wanted those horses taken care of before my phone-in radio interview at 8 o’clock straight up. Now I’ve completed both, so I ought to be able to mellow down a little. (Jury’s still out on that one, ladies and gentlemen.)
I’ll be at Barnes and Noble in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho tomorrow (Saturday, 10 am) to sign “The Rustler” and swap howdies with anybody who shows up. I’ll also have some ATCs along–not one trade on the road, except with my future son-in-law, Jeremy, but I’m not one to give up.
Hope to see you there, or somewhere down the road.
Make it a good day.