Sunshine on snow

Thursday, Jan 03

First, my heartfelt sympathies to Sam, on the loss of your grandmother.  That’s a hard one.  You and yours are in my prayers; may God hold you on His lap and soothe you in your sorrow.
Speaking of God, He’s outdone Himself  today–snowy landscape, blue skies, and sunshine in the bargain.  As I write this, I’m looking out over the draw behind my house, admiring the view and feeling very grateful for the gift of another day.  This is the kind of Spokane/Northport weather I remember from my childhood–dazzlingly beautiful and balm to the winter-weary soul.  The days are getting longer now (yeehaw)–since December 21–when the world was supposed to end.  🙂  I guess God didn’t get the memo.
I’m loving my food plan–up to Day 5, which involves drinking lots of water.  Eventually, I’ll post my “before” (yikes) pictures, but probably not until I can put the “afters” beside them.  The new program is made up of regular food, common sense, paying attention to portion size, etc.  The stuff we all know but never seem to DO.  (Okay, better just speak for myself here.)  Embarrassing truth of the day: I recently realized I’d ordered this same plan a couple of years ago.  That set is somewhere in my garage, still in the original packaging.  It’s downright amazing what happens when you actually take the product out of the box, read the instructions, and follow through.  🙂  It’s too soon to weigh and measure again (darn), but I definitely feel some changes happening.
To answer some of the questions I’ve seen in the comment section: I HOPE to write another Mojo book someday, but right now, I just don’t have time.  Ditto the vampires and the “My Lady” books.  I’m only one woman here, folks, and right now, I’m up to my eyeballs in sexy cowboys–which is not a bad place to be.  🙂  I am sincerely flattered that good folks enjoyed the above mentioned books, that’s for sure, but the truth is, I’m happy doing what I’m doing–spending lots of time in Parable and Three Trees.  And I have my hands full with these characters, believe me.
Another query was: did they ever post the family trees?  That’s a good question.  The wonderful folks up at Harlequin handle the website, so I’ll check that one out. 
Now, for a new contest on this blog.  I’m giving away ONE of my sister Pam’s (polymerpamela on Etsy) beautiful beaded bracelets, along with a signed copy of one of my books.  And here’s the question: What did Sam O’Ballivan write on the schoolhouse blackboard in “The Man from Stone Creek”?  🙂  Since several of you will probably get this one right, we’ll put your names in a hat (so to speak) and draw out a winner, to be announced next Wednesday.
Make it a good day–speak a kind word to someone, and keep your heart open.  As Jane Seymour says, love will find it’s way in.

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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