Friday’s Physical and Other Stuff

Monday, May 06

It went fine, and the results are in.  Or, more correctly, the lab reports are in and available on the website, but, not being a doctor or a tech, I can’t read them.  So I’m waiting for a translation from my doctor.  🙂  I’m scheduled for the usual mammogram–talk about your necessary evil–and there are a couple of other things to follow up on, but not to worry.  I think I was simply worn down by winter, and I’m definitely considering becoming a snowbird and flying south when the weather turns bleak and chilly.
I have picked my winners, and you WILL be notified today. Sorry for the delay; it turned out that having the physical, picking up some groceries, and writing a few words took all my allotted energy for the day.
I am greatly enjoying another of Janet Conner’s books, “The Lotus and the Lily”.  Since I think it might be a little on the controversial side, I’m not offering it as a contest prize.
As I write this, the sun is shining brilliantly, and Cha-Cha kitty, she of the fashionable lion haircut, is down in the flowerbed, munching away on a tulip.  She’s always been a flower-marauder–she also loves to eat cut roses or anything else I might have in the center of the table.  🙂  Silly cat.  She’s hell on houseplants, too, but they’re all managing to survive.  She’s like the visiting woodpecker; there’s no turning her away from her appointed rounds.
Today, while journaling, I wrote out a vision of what I’d like my life to be like in ten years.  I think we all need a mental picture of where we’re headed, don’t you?  Mine surprised me a little, frankly–it’s much simpler, this future I’m imagining, than I would have predicted.  Writing, animals, art, faith, family and friends, good health and a colorful garden; these are my aspirations.  Perhaps most enlightening: the decision to avoid angst and drama from this day forward, forever and ever, amen.
There day ahead is a busy one: a chapter to finish and two separate conference calls.  I will rejoice and be glad in it.
Watch this spot for the announcement of the two winners for this week, each of whom will receive a signed copy of my new book, “Big Sky Summer”, which isn’t even in the stores yet, and “Writing Down Your Soul”, by Janet Conner.
Be blessed, be well, and be kind.

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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