My weekend

Monday, Dec 09

I DID get some writing done, though the whole process is moving much more slowly than I’d like.  On Saturday, I was too exhausted to work, so I puttered, slept, listened to Lisa See’s wonderful book, “Snowflower and the Secret Fan”.  I’m now RE-listening to “The Joy Luck Club”, and enjoying it even more than I did the first time.
I managed to restring my prayer and meditation beads, and I also made a couple of bracelets, the stretchy kind.  I’m still having a challenge with getting the tension in the cord just right–but I press on.  One bracelet is made up of moss agate and rose quartz, meant to be soothing.  The other is clear crystal–which amplifies the effects of any other stones one might be wearing/using at the time.  I started the bracelets meant to aid concentration–yellow calcite, smokey quartz, angelite (a lovely blue stone) and clear crystal, but they didn’t turn out, so it’s try, try again. 
Speaking of trying again, we have a new contest starting today, so be sure to enter your comments.  (I so enjoy reading them, by the way.)  Gift cards and signed books are on their way to last week’s lucky winners, and there are still two weeks left in the giftcard giveaway.  I’m hoping to bring back some fun prizes from Cowboy Christmas for future contests, and I haven’t forgotten about the artist trading cards I promised, either.
The tree is still mostly naked, and I’m leaving for Las Vegas and the big rodeo on Wednesday.  If I’m lucky, a band of elves will finish the decorating while I’m away.  🙂  The travel computer finally arrived, and I’ll be taking that along, to blog (cross your fingers that there will be no connection glitches) and snatch whatever writing moments I can.  Of course I’ll be writing like a crazy woman today and tomorrow, as well.
Our weather is a little on the murky side today, overcast and very, VERY cold.  This is the time of year when I have to be extra-careful to keep my spirits up–I’ll be using sunstone for that, and plan to send some to a few friends who are also prone to SAD.
We have the big, honkin’ one-ton truck this year, and once we have a blade attached, the plowing will be a lot easier and faster (the Canadian Wrangler mostly handles this job) than it has been in previous years, using the tractor.
I continue to be glad I rejoined Weight Watchers–the program is easy to live with.  I haven’t started exercising yet, but I plan on making a new beginning as soon as I get home from Vegas.
You should see my craft room!  Kat has done an amazing job of organizing it, and I actually have surfaces to work on!  Not only that, but I can find my supplies.  🙂  Now, to find some time–alas, that seems to be in very short supply these days.  I’m sure you can all identify with the rush-rush of getting ready for the holidays.
Well, it’s time for a healthy snack and a trip to Mustang Creek.
Be well, be safe, 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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