It’s a bean soup kind of day

Monday, Oct 19

Dateline: Spokane, WA.  It’s cold and overcast today–in other words, we have perfect for weather making–and eating–bean soup.  I have a batch simmering on the stove as I write this, and the beauty of it is, everything in that brew is a power food.  Yeehaw, Zero Points! 
Moving on from there, this week’s winners are: Bonnie Cupples and Darlene.  Congratulations, both of you.  A new contest begins now, and all you need to do to enter is comment.  Two winners will be chosen at random, notified, and announced on the blog next Monday.  Each winner receives an autographed copy of one of my books.
The weekend was nice and restful; Jeremy, Wendy and their dogs, Margie and Lilly, came over for the day, and we had a great time just hanging out together.  Nothing beats family.  We talked, ate, shared favorite funny animal videos from Youtube–pretty typical stuff, I think.
Since we haven’t had the first frost yet, there are still tomatoes, and most of the dahlias seem to think it’s June instead of October.  They are positively glorious.  The last roses are holding their own, too.
I’ve always loved fall better than any other season; the changing leaves absolutely take my breath away sometimes.  The horses are snugging up in their stalls at night again and, best of all, the danger of wild fires has gone way down.  It was pretty scary at times, all that smoke in the air.  Several times, it settled like fog among the pine trees.
I’m listening to the late Wayne Dyer’s autobiography, “I Can See Clearly Now”.  Like all his books, it’s powerful stuff.  I listened to a suspense novel called “The Black-Eyed Susans” by Julia Heaberlin over the weekend–scary story, well-written.  Maybe I’m getting in the Halloween mood a little early?

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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