#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
Busy day!

Whenever somebody has a birthday, the whole crew celebrates, and today it was Jeremy’s turn.  A great time was had by all.

After things settled down, I decided I needed some art therapy.  I did some sketches and painted all afternoon.  Also poured a few candles–don’t you love the smell of beeswax?

The weather is simply glorious.  The tulips and daffodils are rioting in my flowerbeds, and the birds are all back from their winter homes.  I love watching them–the other day, one of them hovered like a little heliocopter just the other side of the kitchen window, peering in, as if he might be wondering what the heck these crazy humans were up to now.  Of course I’ve seen hummingbirds fly in place like that, but never a regular bird.

Thanks for all your book suggestions.  I’m going to print out the comment page and check them out.  My only lament: so many books, so little time.

Here’s wishing you a lovely weekend, wherever you are.  Be sure to comment if you haven’t done so already; we’ll be announcing two new winners on Monday morning. 

See you then.


RE: Bananas

Why do I love Weight Watchers?  Well, there are many reasons, but one of the main ones is–wait for it–bananas are a power food!  They are free on both the Simply Filling and Points Value programs.  Yeehaw!  I was actually UP 1.2 pounds this week, but it doesn’t worry me.  As long as I track my food in my journal and attend the weekly meetings, it’s all good.

I had a 7:30 am doctor’s appointment this morning, and I’ve been running ever since–well, okay, I did take a nap :)–hence another evening blog.  As many of you know, I’m a big believer in alternative medicine; I swear by acupuncture, for instance, and the more I learn about Energy Medicine (check out Donna Eden’s Youtube videos or her books), the more excited I get.  But there are times when good ole Western medicine is just the ticket; when a painful corn/callous forms on the bottom of one’s foot, for instance.  I’m thrilled to be walking without pain!  You can bet that went into my gratitude journal.

I meant to mention “All the Light We Cannot See”, the book we talked about on the blog recently.  I finished it several days ago and I was blown away by how good it was.  As of now, I’m listening to “Every Fifteen Minutes”, Lisa Scottoline’s new suspense novel.

What are YOU reading?  Or listening to?



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