Invasion of the Maid Brigade

Tuesday, May 01

Sadie, Bernice and I are hiding out in the lakehouse office, while the cleaning crew whizzes through the main house. Now that they each have a bed out here, the dogs are calmer.

Last night, family and crew came out for dinner. I made a pork roast, and a good time was had by all. Guest of honor was baby Lucas, who will be two months old on the 8th. Bernice was especially fascinated, and couldn’t resist jumping up onto the couch to peer into his infant seat. He really has her mystified. When his mother took him to the living room to rock and have a bottle. Bernice discovered that he was missng from the seat and got frantic, relaxing only when I showed her he was safe with Mommy. Bernice has always been our own private police dog–she rides herd over both cats and always has to know what’s going on. We’ve never figured out what she means to do about it once she finds out. 🙂 Sadie, always sweet-spirited and calm, loves having a lot of people at the house.

My room at home is being redone–new paint, new floor, and eventually new furniture, now waiting in the bedroom across the hall. There is a lot going on, so I’m enjoying the peace out here. At night, the moon shimmers on the lake, and it takes my breath away. It’s still too cold to swim, but we’re all awaiting the day–even Sadie, who loves to paddle along with her beagle ears floating.

Now, wouldn’t you know it. I go to all the trouble to find 2 dog beds, and both of them are on the same one as I write this.

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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