Tuesday, Jan 17

Well, we’ve been lucky with the weather so far this winter, but it seems all our chickens are coming home to roost, beginning with light snow tonight and semi-blizzard levels tomorrow and the day after.  As long as the power stays on, my computer will work and I can concentrate on my story, which means I’m a happy and grateful camper.  (I’ll still be happy and grateful if the lights go out, but it will take more effort.  🙂 )

I really enjoyed your answers to yesterday’s question–those of you who haven’t seen them can click on the ‘comments’ link under Monday’s blog entry.  I certainly agree with all your choices–Robyn Carr’s Jack, for instance, is a definite hunk.  Today, I’d add Francis Crawford, of Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond Chronicles, and of course Rhett Butler deserves a spot in the Hero Hall of Fame.  Branching out into TV, I’m still crazy about Little Joe Cartwright, of “Bonanza” fame.  Even after all these years, that saucy grin of his inspires me.  🙂

I mentioned my dawn simulator, basically an alarm clock with a blindingly bright light, a few entries back.  Gadget queen though I am, I couldn’t figure out how to set the thing for about a week.  Finally, a tech-savvy friend solved the problem, and I’ve been using the widget for a couple of days now.  It definitely wakes me up, but I’m all too able to ignore it.  Maybe what I need is a radio/CD player that will boom out with something like, “76 Trombones” or Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” 🙂  My goal is to resume my old habit of getting up at 4 a.m. (I am a morning person, obviously.)  I like to read my devotionals and listen to the Daily Audio Bible, get a little exercise, and start writing immediately after that, so I can be all jazzed up when I sit down at my computer.

The best laid plans.  Today, the first thing I had to do was throw Bernicie into the sink and lather her up.  You’re happier without the details, believe me.  Then the coffee pot–which I bought 2 months ago–went on the blink.

John Lennon was right.  Life IS what happens when you’ve made other plans.

See you tomorrow.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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