#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Travel Day

I’m off to California in a few hours, and I can hardly wait to see Wendy and Jeremy, waiting for me at LAX, with big smiles on their faces. Big change over last year, when Spokane received 5 feet of snow in the second two weeks of December and Christmas was less than festive. Wendy and Jeremy had planned to come here for the holiday, but the roads made that impossible.

This year, things look a lot better, although 2009 was not without its worries and sorrows. Mary Ann was so very sick in June that we feared we’d lose her, and we did lose a beloved cousin, Kathy Bannon. Kathy loved books and animals and world travel. She was a fantastic cook, had a delightfully wry sense of humor and an extensive knowledge of wines. I miss her very much.

Life is bitter, as well as sweet, and I suspect that in the grand scheme of things, it’s ALL good, though that’s hard to see sometimes.

I should be able to blog and post pictures from California, so check in once in a while, won’t you please?

Meanwhile, stop rushing around. Take a deep breath. Pace yourself. The important things will get done, and those that don’t won’t matter.

Be kind. Start with yourself.

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