Return of the Barn Goddess

Wednesday, Sep 03

I seem to be locked in low gear today, even though I got up at the regular time (around 5) and did all the usual things–dogs out, dogs in, dogs out again, etc. Coffee perking. Journaling and Morning Pages. To-do list done. Now to do the things ON that list. 🙂

I finally wrestled Chapter 1 of “The Bridegroom”, Stone Creek #4, Gideon’s story, into the shape I wanted. So today, I’ll polish it and go on to draft Chapter 2. I’ve been working this job for a lot of years, and it STILL surprises me that Chapter 1 nearly always presents a special challenge–i.e., everybody on stage and headed in the right direction.

Larry, aka the Canadian Wrangler, is off to visit family in B.C. tomorrow, so I’m back in the horse-feedin’ game, since the other ranch hand, Jodi, is still helping her family bring in this year’s hay crop. (I told you we was country.) I went out this morning and helped out, to make sure I knew just how the crew (horses) wants things done. 🙂 I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t spent any time with the horses, and it felt real good to be out there in the barn and pasture again. Even though it’s early, there’s a tinge of fall in the air–I love fall.

On the art front, I’ve been making ATCs like crazy. I’m working on an Advent Calendar now, with a card for each of the 24 days. I’ll put backs on them, when they’re finished, and ribbon loops so I can hang them on a table tree, one every day. (I’m still a kid when it comes to Christmas.) I’ll be at the National Finals Rodeo for some of those days, but I can hang up a gob of them when I get home.

Now, I’m starting to ramble. Best get in the saddle before the herd scatters.

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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