Good Morning, Parable

Monday, Jun 23

Well, so far, so good.  Nobody has died or hurt themselves, knock on wood.  A very promising sign.
Our contest winners for last week are: Lizzy Gaasenbeck and Jean Browning.  The new round begins today, so here’s a routine recap of the rules.  All you need to do is comment.  Winners will be chosen at random and notified, via email, by Jenni.  If you don’t receive this email, you didn’t win, no matter how similar your name is to the one announced on the blog.  I stress this last part only because we’ve had some confusion in this regard lately.  (Hard to imagine, though, that there would be more than one Lizzy Gaasenbeck. 🙂 )
Over the weekend, I mostly vegged and did artist trading cards–the 2.5 in. by 3.5 in. mini-artworks I like to swap online but often (very often) make just for my own enjoyment.  I’m having a ball with some new cutting dies (the kind you use with a Sissix machine), luminous paints and rub-on colors made by those clever people at Viva Decor, etc.  I’m in the process of building a small accordian book (see the ATC Accordian Book video available free at, one of my favorite sources of art toys by the way), and just generally having a grand ole time experimenting.  I still get more flops than successes, but that doesn’t bother me. 
I also binged on audiobooks, including two more gothics by Wendy Webb, THE FATE OF MERCY ALBAN and THE TALE OF HALCYON—(Halcyon Somebody-or-other, the  lastname eludes me at the moment)  :), a book by Joe McMoneagle, THE STARGATE CHRONICLES, which I enjoyed but discarded when I got to the place where he gave away his faithful dog.  He had a reason, but a deal is a deal.  When you get a pet, to my way of thinking, you have made a sacred commitment–no matter how inconvenient that commitment might turn out to be later on.  I’m just sayin’….
My great nephew continues to make steady progress.  He’s off the breathing equipment and out of the incubater and gaining weight.  Thank you for your prayers and good wishes, my friends.  Truly, you will never know how much strength your love and patience has brought to me and mine.
Losses come to everyone, of course–no one is immune to that.  The last few knocked me for the proverbial loop, but I’m getting better by the day.  God is so very good. 

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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