Oh, no, plateau

Thursday, Oct 09

Who would have thought a good habit like exercising–I’m up to 45 minutes and more than 10 miles on my stationery bike, five-plus days per week–would play such havoc with the scale???  🙂  Good thing I’m half again too stubborn to give up!  In fact, I actually look forward to pedaling away–it’s safe to say, I’m finally addicted to something good. 
Music really helps.  God bless I Heart Radio–who knew Toby Keith had recorded a version of the Beach Boys’ classic, “Be True to Your School”?  That one really got me going.  And I defy anybody to sit still when the Charlie Daniels band plays “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”.  🙂
We’re gearing up for Halloween here on the Triple L–we don’t get trick-or-treaters, being way out in the country, but that doesn’t stop me from decorating.  At this very moment, there are resin pumpkins in strategic parts of the house, and I’m hauling out my big Jim Shore witch figurine as soon as I’m finished here.  The best touch, however, has got to be the pair of orange and black striped legs, full-sized and complete with buckle shoes, poking out of a flowerbed–yes, sir, I do believe the Wicked One came in for a crash landing among the mums and daisies.  🙂
The pink flamingos, a treasured gift from my buddy Debbie Macomber, have been temporarily upstaged.  🙂
I’m still keeping that chart I told you about, but I’ve modified it.  I have a habit, as you may have guessed, of biting off more than I can chew.  Too many items–and the Good Habit Gurus recommend tackling no more than five things at a time.  So I’m narrowing it down–writing books, this blog, studying the Course in Miracles, exercise, and Morning Pages.  (But I’m giving myself extra credit for miscellaneous accomplishments.)
Still getting lots of tomatoes, and that’s fine by me.  The first frost can’t be too far off, though, judging by the nip in the air.
That’s the news for today, my friends.  Be well, be happy 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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