End of the Feng Shui Nightmare

Monday, Jul 21

Or, at least, the beginning of the end!

Now that the downstairs space is clear, I was able to move my ATC/collage gear (aka “mess”) off the kitchen table! Whoopee! Now I can eat, journal and read my Tarot cards again!

I am SO sensitive to energy, and with all the construction, etc., I’ve let some clutter build up around here. If you’re a creative person, clutter is not your friend. 🙂 In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s nobody’s friend. My new motto, especially when shopping on the road, will be: “Where will you put it?” I hereby vow not to buy ANYTHING unless I can say exactly where it will live when it arrives at my house. Hold me to it, will you?

I even plan to make an affirmation collage to implant this one, good and deep. Believe me, my housekeeper/cousin, Mary Ann, will be thrilled. 🙂 With the decision, not necessarily the collage. She’s entirely left-brained and more into representational art. Mine is definitely alternative!

I’ve taken up a new hobby, as if I needed one. I’m buying unfinished furniture and painting it Linda-style. That means, decoupage, the black and white checked pattern I passionately love, flowers and critters and bugs, etc. I’ll keep you up to speed on the projects. I bought a small stool to practice on.

RE: the big diet. I lost 10 pounds, fast, which put me pretty much where I wanted to be. (I look good in my Levis, and over the weekend, I bought a slinky dress at Costco–yes, Costco–and it’s a size 12, and it FITS.) So I’m on a modified version of the Weight Watchers Core Plan now–chicken, fish, lean meat, vegetables and fruit. And a glass of wine at night, with Andrea Bocelli playing in the background.

This morning, I put on a Big Band CD. I defy you to be blue if you’re listening to Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood”! Sadie and Bernice got a big kick out of seeing mama jitterbugging around the kitchen, in her pj’s.

Ladies and gentlemen, THIS is living.

Once again, when you color me, use the crayon marked “Grateful”!

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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