#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Are you wearing green? :)

My nod to St. Patrick’s Day is a huge moss agate pendant–green of course.  So, if anybody pinches me, they are definitely out of line.  Not only that, they might get hurt. 

Last week’s winners, Janie and Shirley W., have been notified, and their prizes are in the mail.  Congratulations, Janie and Shirley.

Today, of course, the new contest begins.  One winner will receive a copy of POSITIVITY and a signed LLM book, and the other, one of my necklaces and, of course, an autographed book.  All you need to do is comment.  :)

What I did this weekend: mostly, nothing.  I painted background papers–in this case, paper towels–using liquid watercolors from Dick Blick, my favorite online art supply source.  (These people must love me, since I buy blank artist trading cards in bulk, among other things.)  Now, painted paper towels might sound like a pretty stupid way to spend time, and maybe it was, but the results are surprisingly beautiful, especially those I later embellished with glitter or metallic paint.  At some point, I will use them in a collage–almost certainly the “Torn Paper Collage” swap I just set up on Art42.org.  (Check it out if you’d like to try your hand at making artist trading cards, generally referred to as ATCs.)  I love to swap on this site and have a growing and wonderful collection of truly amazing cards.  I keep them in binders, using those plastic sheets that hold nine cards.  I also keep binders of my own cards, and it’s really fun to flip through them and see how far I’ve come since I began the hobby four years ago.  My enthusiasms are usually short-lived, but not this one.  I fully expect to remain passionate about gemstones, too–I find them totally and completely fascinating, as many of you already know.

What else I did this weekend: I cooked a turkey, and Wendy and Jeremy came to dinner last night.  Jeremy made the rest of the meal–mashed potatoes, gravy, etc.  I thought the turkey turned out a little dry, but the kids ate hungrily and proclaimed the bird delicious, so there you go.  I observed the Weight Watchers way and also sent all the leftovers home with them.  Mashed potatoes are okay on Simply Filling, especially if you use fat free milk and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter (I can believe it, of course, but the stuff isn’t bad), but the gravy is a no-no, except in very small and rare amounts.  Gravy is a buzz-food for me, like Mother’s Frosted Animal Cookies–I can’t have it in the house.  As Erma Bombeck used to say, “In my family, gravy is a beverage; we drink it from mugs.”  :)  Fortunately, I don’t miss it much–just enjoy it when I have it and there you go.  I think that must be the way normal people do it.  More surprisingly, I don’t miss sweet things–not even my all-time favorite, lemon meringue pie.  I stopped drinking wine–or any other alcohol–mainly because it’s a waste of good points.  :)  I sometimes miss my red wine, but, frankly, I’m feeling so much better in so many ways that I know I made the right decision.

I’m off to check your comments, write more of CHRISTMAS IN MUSTANG CREEK, and finish downloading the new audiobooks I purchased this morning.  I’m LOVING the Great Courses HEROES AND LEGENDS of Great Literature. 

See you tomorrow.

PS The daffodils are starting to come up!

 

 

75 comments to “Are you wearing green? :)”

  1. Patricia Taylor
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 4:51 pm · Link

    So far my St. Patty’s Day has been a real downer. Saw flocks of robins Saturday and then Sunday more snow. The poor birds are probably sorry they came north. Only in the teens this morning. I’m still waiting for my daffodils to pop up. Then I’ll know Spring has finally arrived.



  2. Shawn Oxendine-Walter
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 4:52 pm · Link

    Wore green on Friday to work, Saturday at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in town and now again a green blouse to work today and I couldn’t be further away from being Irish (ethnically) if I tried. Lol. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!



  3. BARBARA S
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 4:55 pm · Link

    since I retired and am at home a lot….no,didn’t do it…but when I was working, loved to dress for the holiday. was fun to see what everyone would wear!!



  4. Diane McCarthy
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:00 pm · Link

    Wearing green. In fact my shirt says “this is what a realy cool Irish grandma looks like”. Haven’t been able to comment to your posts recently as I have been spending time with my daughter and her family as she just had her second son march 5th. Having a boiled dinner with them now. Hope every has a wonderful st Patricks day.



  5. Linda (Lindy) Park
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:02 pm · Link

    Spring is certainly in the air! I miss having a garden but when you live in an apartment, it’s not an option.

    It’s wonderful that you have found hobbies that keep you interested. Since my vision has deteriorated, I haven’t found anything that can occupy my time and not cost an arm and a leg too. Thank God for large print books, ebooks and the computer!!! At least I can still read.



  6. Laura Davidson
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:04 pm · Link

    Wore green at the gym this morning, and I’ve been wearing it all day so far. :)

    My daughter’s birthday is in August, and I love her peridot (beautiful green!) birthstone. :)



  7. Ida C
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:05 pm · Link

    So glad to hear your daffodils are sprouting because we still have a couple of feet of snow!!! Love to hear from you and find out what has been occupying your mind and time. Glad you enjoyed your turkey. Sounds delicious. Keep well & warm!



  8. Dennis
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:09 pm · Link

    Top of the morn to ya!!



  9. Lois Rotella
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:19 pm · Link

    It is a little to cold for flowers yet. Made my idea of irish dinner. Ham steak not the whole thing just a piece, a piece of boiled cabbage, potatoes, and carrots. I am looking into the stones to see what I like and what appeals to me. Have a great week. :mrgreen:



  10. Jane D
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:21 pm · Link

    I tried to use your link to get to your art page, but I was told:

    “Sorry ‘art42.org ‘ does not exist or is not available.”

    Is there a more complete url that would maybe work?

    I’d like to see what Artist Trading Cards are.

    Thanks!



  11. Terri Shortell
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:26 pm · Link

    Glad you had a great weekend. We had several inches of snow and sleet. :-| The weather has really changed today though. Short sleeve warm. 8) I’m going to check out the art website. Sounds fun. Looking forward to your new book. Have a great day.



  12. Janie
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:28 pm · Link

    I am excited to be a winner! Thank you for having the contest. I also wore green to exercise class this morning and will to yoga tonight. Such discipline you have in eating, I admire that. The torm paper collage sounds awesome, I want to check out the website as well, hope it works. I’ve always thought the artist trading cards were a cool idea but I need another hobby like I need another hole in my head :-}. Maybe some day. Finished The Rustler this week, still wading through The Book Thief.



  13. Judy Eagle
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:30 pm · Link

    I have my boiled corn beef dinner bubbling merrily on the stove and doing my work from home. I have a turkey I need to cook but I don’t want to eat it all by myself so I am waiting for company. Have a great day!!

    Judy



  14. marilyn hurst
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:31 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better, and that you have found stones so interesting. I keep amethyst near my bed for clarity of dreams and I wear tiger’s eye and jade along with my aquamarine frequently. Have a zzz great week!



  15. judy
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:31 pm · Link

    Yes, have green pants on. Glad you had a good weekend. We had snow yesterday. It was a wet one and cold. My husband came down with a bad cold over the weekend. He never gets sick. Have a good week.



  16. gloria bare
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:37 pm · Link

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you. I am wearing my green today even though I am not Irish.(green panty hose). I to am trying to lose Been doing pretty good so far. I’m anxious for July to get here for 2 reasons. Grandbaby #2 due that month and I get to meet you in Boonsboro. Be safe and healthy.



  17. KateS
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:41 pm · Link

    Sounds like a busy weekend.. Have you ever brined your turkey? or had mash colliflower instead of potatoes??



  18. Virginia Horton
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:43 pm · Link

    Happy St. Ratricks and I am wearing green today. Congrats to the winners. I am so glad you are doing well with you diet. Like you I love gravy but don’t have it often. Wine wouldn’t bother me to give up but sweets is my problem. Every time it snows I have to bake something. Today was no different, we got snow last night and today I baked cup cakes, shame on me. If I just had the will power to give up sweets then I might could loose some weight. Maybe warmer tempts would help. It was 65 here on Saturday and it snowed on Sunday. So we are back to a mess again and I am baking sweets. :(



  19. marian wilson
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:48 pm · Link

    My lil white iris’s an lil purple iris’s are starting to bloom here in central California, I can hardly wait to read Christmas in Mustang Creek…



  20. Vicky
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:48 pm · Link

    I love how artistic you are, using multiple types of projects. I’m also a fan of really good mashed potatoes, but instead of gravy, I like them loaded with cheese, bacon and chives.



  21. marian wilson
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:50 pm · Link

    P.S. an I always ware something green, its my favorite color an my eyes are green too..



  22. Heather Charity
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:52 pm · Link

    Yup – and my kids all are too! Fun day for all the kids.



  23. Jodi
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 5:57 pm · Link

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day – wearing green and ready for winter to be over here in West Virginia. Can’t wait to get outside to work on stuff instead of being stuck inside because of the weather.



  24. debbie g
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 6:05 pm · Link

    Linda, I am wearing green and I have one up – my baby brother (who is no longer a child and is a foot taller than me) – was born on this date a little over 50 yrs ago. I literally thought mom was bringing home a Leprechaun, but that’s what you get when your in the 3rd grade and have the chicken pox. I was told the baby couldn’t come home unless I didn’t come in contact with him. I did as they asked and one while mom was changinging the baby I thought I saw a chicken pox and told her. As we all know babies are suppose to have the ammunity from mom for so many months. Dr. said unless there was more just keep and eye on him. I guess my birthday gift to him of the one chicken pox didn’t help him because when he was 22y.o. he go a flamming case of them and I was no where around. No he wasn’t a Leprechaun but grew up to be one terrific human being. I await your next book the Marriage Pack and will be soon reading the Rustler. Have a great St. Patrick’s Day



  25. Sherry Wallace
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 6:07 pm · Link

    My Jonquils are up & startg to bloom then we got a freeze last night! They are used to that happening, tho, so just slows them down a little, but doesn’t kill them. Trees are budding out as well, so won’t be long before my yard will be colourful again



  26. Lori Ortiz
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 6:16 pm · Link

    Forgot to wear green. I should know too since it is the day after my birthday. Celebrated my big 50 and worked on a mosaic project.



  27. Emily
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 6:21 pm · Link

    I always have green on as I wear a cross that has green stones in it. But, I also wore my green sweatshirt that I got in Ireland! :lol:

    Glad you had such a great week-end. That is always fun! Good for you.

    Hope my flowers start coming up soon.

    Enjoy your week! Enjoy your writing opportunities!



  28. Cecelia Kelsey
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 6:22 pm · Link

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you! Love to hear that daffodils are coming up somewhere. Can’t wait until they show up here!



  29. Fran F.
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 6:22 pm · Link

    Glad to hear your daffodils are starting to come up. That really means Spring is on the way, at least in my book. Enjoy!



  30. Suzanne Mongan
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 6:26 pm · Link

    Of course I wore green today. Spent the afternoon with friends and family for our annual St. Patrick’s day get together. I have been going out with them for the past 25 years and we always have a very good time. Since my Dad’s parents were born in Ireland, I love celebrating my Irish heritage. Glad you had a good weekend.



  31. Beth
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 6:39 pm · Link

    I’m so excited to see our neighbors Daffodils coming up!! FINALLY! Here in Indiana, we are so ready for Spring!
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! :-D



  32. Rita
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 6:46 pm · Link

    Sounds like a great weekend,and something crossed my mind more than once,so I am going to say it. Linda,since you love your gemstones,and are so fascinated by them, how about using them in a storyline. You could put all that good knowledge to work and help the rest of us that are also fascinated.



  33. Diana E.
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 6:48 pm · Link

    Happy St. Patricks Day to you Linda. Congratulations to the winners
    Your ATC’s sound nice. I don’t think I’ve heard of colored paper towels before, just the decorated ones. Your always coming up with something new. Have a wonderful day and hopefully those daffodils will show up real soon. I’m lovin Spring but the sniffily nose is starting. Blessings.



  34. Christine Ramsey
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 6:48 pm · Link

    I wore a green shirt to work today, and I wound up covered in yogurt when a container exploded all over it. Then, after work, I came home to work out with my sister and wore lime green workout pants, an emerald green t-shirt, and mismatched green striped socks. (Only because we try to make our workouts fun, and I knew my outfit would bring a chuckle.) All of my children wore green to school today, and they bought their dad a pair of green boxers to wear special because his uniform policy at work is very strict and the only thing they don’t have a policy for is your underwear! Now, the family is about to sit down for a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner my daughter prepared, and then I am off to do some reading before bed. Unfortunately, there are no flowers coming up around here at all because the snow hasn’t finished melting, but I will be watching the flowerbed closely now!



  35. Betty Hamilton
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 6:55 pm · Link

    Happy St. Patty’s Day!!



  36. Marilyn Fish
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 6:56 pm · Link

    In 1965, for a short time prior to our wedding I worked in the Marketing Dept. at Mother’s Cakes and Cookies in Oakland, Ca. I am glad to hear you liked the iced animal cookies. I liked the oatmeal cookies dunked in a glass of milk.



  37. Judi Schultz
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 7:00 pm · Link

    You should post photos of some of your painted paper towels. Sounds intriguing. Happy Writing!



  38. Lorraine Pitts
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 7:12 pm · Link

    Can’t wait until your next book. Please consider my request about a new Mojo book. Love you, love your books!!!



  39. Ruby Norwood
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 7:14 pm · Link

    Of course I wore green today Linda, It was green PJ’s and a robe but they were green. I was kind of under the weather today. Hope everyone had a Happy ST.Patty’s Day.



  40. Paula L Rollins
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 7:31 pm · Link

    Have had the flu for four days….the only good thing is I have had lots of time to read……….keep writing, PLEASE
    :lol: Drinking GREEN tea now….have a great week



  41. Mindy
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 7:40 pm · Link

    green with envy!
    :mrgreen:



  42. Norma Stanforth
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 7:43 pm · Link

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone. Congratulate to Janie and Shirley W., i know you will enjoy Linda’s books she is a wonderful, which everyone knows that. Well i didn’t have any thing one that was green but my daughters and daughter didn’t either so they couldn’t pinch me. Will my daughter is still looking for a nursing home for me to go to i thing i might of had another fracture.I have a new place on my back and it really hurts.It is swollen some. The three doctors told me that i would just keep having fractures and there was nothings they could do for me. Blessings to all.
    As always your friend,
    Norma



    • Gloria
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      Still praying for you, Norma!!



      • Norma Stanforth
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        Thank you so much Gloria, i really appreciate your prayers. A person can use all the prayers they can get. Love you.
        Norma



  43. Peggy Casey
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 7:44 pm · Link

    I am itching to get out and start on my yard. I have a bunch of bulbs that I want to get into the ground but I am afraid the minute I do we will get hit with another snow storm! Guessing I need to get out and check my flower beds to see if I have beautiful surprises breaking through!



  44. Angela Maivelett
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 8:06 pm · Link

    no green today but white on the East Coast from snow.



  45. Bonnie G Fahy
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 8:12 pm · Link

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Sounds like you have a wonderful dinner. I love gemstones and audio books too I have lots of your! I can’t wait for your new book and always enjoy your blog.



  46. Jeri H
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 8:15 pm · Link

    I wore a green necklace today to work. I’ve lost 17 lbs so the only green shirt I had looked like a sack on me.

    I took the Christmas decorations down over the weekend. It was in the 50’s – not real warm but sunny. Loved getting outside.
    Take care!



  47. Marilyn Costich
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 8:20 pm · Link

    Wearing green today, my grandma would be proud. I’m about 1/3 Irish and after going to Ireland last year, I feel even closer to my Irish roots. Keep those great books coming – love your writing.



  48. Gloria
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 8:26 pm · Link

    Well, Linda, I sure was glad to see you back as I was getting concerned about you.

    Today is my oldest granddaughter’s 19th birthday.

    I spent the morning going with my youngest son to see his pain doctor, and I didn’t wear green. But, I was green with envy for all the folks who have better weather than I had this morning, and green around the gills about all the the folks who are still suffering in the snow, sleet, and cold.

    I should say that we have been Blessed around here, as the weather has been a lot better than most people in America this winter. And, I still have a some Jonquils in bloom, which is great.

    Take care and have a beautifully blessed rest of the week.

    Congratulations to Janie and Shirley W. on your win. Enjoy your gifts.



  49. Jennifer Damone
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 8:36 pm · Link

    Hi Linda and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    I know the contest begins on Mondays. Are the winners selected only from Monday’s blog or from any blogs posted during the week? Thanks for your help!



  50. Marcy Collins
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 8:42 pm · Link

    I unfortunately spent my entire weekend in bed as I was abruptly hit with a nasty head cold or flu. I actually feel much better today and went to work…wearing a greeen shirt, emerald earrings (my birthstone) and socks with green beer steins on them! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and yours Linda!



  51. Ann Bartholomew
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 8:51 pm · Link

    We have some buttercups in southern KY, and then got a little snow over the weekend! So ready for spring. Wearing green today gives us hope for a pretty spring in just a few days. The artist cards sound interesting. I would like to see some.



  52. Charlene
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 8:59 pm · Link

    I wear a St. Patricks Day pin every year that I inherited from my aunt. She gave me a set of holiday pins and I always remember her when I wear them. Here’s an Irish blessing for everyone.

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    And the rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And, until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand.



  53. Brenda Rupp
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 9:04 pm · Link

    Of course I’m wearing green. A green barrette I made..a kelly green v-neck sweater and I have a gold ring iwth a square green emerald ring. So dooing good today but we need warm weather!
    It’s really cold out in the 20’s here in Michigan!



  54. Patrice
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 9:46 pm · Link

    Daffodils? Awesome! So cheerful. My big white azalea is blooming and will be amazing in short order, just overflowing with buds and blossoms this year. Happy St Paddy’s Day to you too. Moss agate certainly qualifies as wearin’ o the green. :)



  55. Roberta Giordano
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 9:53 pm · Link

    Happy St Patricks Day ! I forgot to wear green today. Babysat my granddog this weekend,poor thing was sick all weekend. I wish flowers would come up around here,still have 6 inches do old dirty snow on my lawn. Have a great week



  56. midge watkins
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 10:34 pm · Link

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’ve heard that along with Happy Birthday for 71 years now, since today is my birthday. I’m
    wearing a pair of jade, shamrock earrings that were given to me by my best friend(now passed) many years ago. I wear
    them every year. I mentioned last week that “Shotgun Bride”
    was one of your best in my opinion. I should finish “The Rustler” tonight and what can I say?! Can’t you write any-
    thing that isn’t top rate? My tulips are up about 5″ and I’m
    going to Petsmart tomorrow and see if I can find one of those
    air cannisters that are motion operated. My cat, Mater, seems
    to consider my garden areas his outside cat boxes. I went to
    the “Healing Gemstones” website the other day and found that
    to be ANOTHER place I could get into trouble, so I think I’ll
    pass for now. Those red tiger eyes sure were purty, tho!
    Take care and enjoy spring.



  57. Patricia Hann
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 10:40 pm · Link

    happy St Patty’s day. St Patrick is my patron saint ( yes I am Catholic) so I tell everyone you are Irish for today. Celebrate. But I do not drink green beer (or green anything) nor do I ate Corn beef. But I love wearing the green. It is my favorite color.



  58. Laura Van Guilder
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 11:01 pm · Link

    Your painted paper towels sound pretty. Some people use dryer lint to make art so paper towels don’t sound odd. :-P



  59. Rosemary
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 11:02 pm · Link

    I wait all year in anticipation for the Christmas stories!



  60. ,carol
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 11:21 pm · Link

    Happy Paddy’s Day! Had to work so not much of a celebration but had a corn beef sandwich for dinner. the weekend was pretty on Saturday so I was outside most of the day then of course the rain cam on sunday so spent the day watching golf and reading! Made dinner for my kids, anyways, glad your feeling better and writing! Have a nice week!



  61. Brenda
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 11:33 pm · Link

    Love your books



    • Brenda
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      Love your books



  62. Tommie Morris
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 11:33 pm · Link

    Sounds like you had a great week! I did my dna for genealogy! That is purely all I want to do! At my age(will be 81 Apr.2) I do pretty well! I make cards,I love sending cards!!! I live alone,so need to stay busy,busy,busy!!!I play on my Ipad,read on my kindle,read,read,read, is my downfall. Never watch tv! Still get around fairly well, not bad,eh ?? If you could write a little faster, I could read more!!!Haha…Love your stories,Linda!!! :mrgreen: for St.Pat….



  63. Kelley Morrow
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      · March 17th, 2014 at 11:43 pm · Link

    Linda so glad you are writing more and feeling so much better! I made sure my children wore green today but somehow when I dressed myself forgot to put on anything green! Have a blessed week!



  64. Lynn Allen
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      · March 18th, 2014 at 3:04 am · Link

    Sounds like a great weekend!!! Yum on the turkey dinner, thinking we will do that sometime after Easter. Hope you have a fantastic week Linda it is always great to read what you have written!!!



  65. Lori
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      · March 18th, 2014 at 7:38 am · Link

    Glad you had a great weekend! It was beautiful here in Louisiana, now it is cold and windy! Thanks for the input on WW!you are inspiring!



  66. Jo-Ann
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      · March 18th, 2014 at 8:15 am · Link

    Hi Linda,
    Happy St Patrick’s day to you!:) I missed it as I was watching my grandkids as one had to go to the hospital on Sunday night. Hes our baby only a year old an had breathing problems. He’s so sweet. Mom an Day spent the night at hospital an I got the other kids and got them to school an one was home sick. A long day for all , We got Bex’s home about 4 an hope he gets better soon. Hate it when my kids are sick!
    Have a wonderful day. Wating for new book:)
    JoAnn



  67. Andrea Lammly
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      · March 18th, 2014 at 9:46 am · Link

    Daffodils? I wished ours were up but we received 18.7 new inches of snow last Wednesday into Thursday and it was 1 below zero this morning. I’d like to have a conversation with that darn groundhog about now. :)
    Gravy and desserts were always a staple in our household growing up as well. Hard to resist but after last weeks snowstorm I cheated and had a key lime bar just to cheer myself up. Went back to exercising the next day!
    Looking forward to Christmas in Mustang Creek. Happy week Linda and all the followers too.



  68. DONNA
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      · March 18th, 2014 at 10:54 am · Link

    I am not Irish but I was born in March & came home the hospital on St Patrick’s day. According to Mom the nurses put a green bow in my hair.



  69. Joyce M.
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      · March 18th, 2014 at 11:06 am · Link

    Had my corned beef and cabbage on Sunday and just had hot dogs yesterday.



  70. Dotty Weis
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      · March 18th, 2014 at 4:03 pm · Link

    Hi Linda
    I love your blog as it keeps me up with your latest book can’t wait for the new Christmas in Mustang Creek book to come out
    Keep the good books coming
    Dotty



  71. Deborah Nelson
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      · March 19th, 2014 at 6:27 am · Link

    Thanks for posting your continuing progress and information about ATC.

    Dick Blick is the best!



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