#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

If this is Spokane, it must be Wednesday…

We’ve sure been having crazy weather out here–clouds and rain in the mornings, and enough sunshine to satsify anybody for the rest of the day. It has been GLORIOUS.

At the moment, we’re in the grouchy-sky phase, but I’m holding out hope that it will change back to fabulous, the way it did yesterday and the day before. I was actually starting to consider buying seed packs and planting things, but it’s still a little too early for that. We still have February ahead, after all, and March can be pretty snarky. All the more reason to focus on Right Now and be grateful.

And there is so much to be grateful for, isn’t there? I’m still on the track of celebrating ordinary things–for instance, I went to a local supermarket for a few odds and ends the other day. I have my choice of numerous places, as you probably do as well, and here’s what they have in common: they are clean, they are warm, they are brightly lit and the 99.9 percent of the people inside are friendly. Even better, they are jam-packed with every kind of food, in many brands and varieties. (You can already see where I’m going with this.)

There were some challenges up at the checkout stands, and I was shuffled to the 10 items or less line, even though my cart was full. I asked at least two people to go ahead of me, since they were within the prescribed limit and I wasn’t, and when I got to the register, the clerk thanked me for “bearing with them.” As in, not complaining.

Complaining??? Because I had to stand in line for a little while?

Perish the thought.

The people of Haiti, to name just one place, wouldn’t mind waiting a while, would they?

See you tomorrow. Meanwhile, I’ll be in Blue River with the McKettricks.

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