#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
Happy Birthday, Sally Lang

Sally Jean, I love you.

Today was Weight Watchers day, and I was down two more pounds!  This brings my total to 45–those little losses, week after week, month after month, definitely add up.  :)  I am very grateful, of course, not just for the program and my success so far, but for what didn’t happen, but surely would have if I hadn’t chosen to return to the plan I knew would work for me.  I might have been 45 pounds heavier by now, perish the thought.

Jen had a wonderful time on her trip to Scotland, though naturally she’s tired and still suffering from jet-lag.  She did attend WW with me this morning and guess what–after all that traveling, she not only hadn’t gained any weight, she’d lost just under a pound.  Pretty good, me thinks. 

As is our custom, Wendy, Jen and I went to lunch after the meeting–we were starved, since none of us like to eat before we weigh in.  Silly, I know, but that’s the nature of the beast.  Lots of members want to be weighed on the same scale every week–I have plenty of quirks, but that isn’t one of them.  :) After lunch, I shopped for groceries, a task I’ve been putting off for days, and now have a lot of healthy stuff on hand, such as raw vegetables (which, fortunately, I love), low-fat hamburger, etc.  I have a new discovery to report, too–Torani’s sugar-free syrups.  They’re designed to add to coffee, but I like to put the salted carmel or black cherry in a big glass of my favorite soda, RC Cola-10.  The Irish Cream flavor is great in a mug of java–and not a single calorie to count.  (The RC, obviously, has 10 calories.)

Last week’s winners, hang in there.  Your prizes will go out tomorrow.  Just a note regarding contests: If you didn’t get an email informing you that you’d won, you didn’t win, even if you happen to have the same name as someone who did.  We seem to have some confusion going on this time.  :)  As usual, new winners will be chosen and announced on Friday.

Due to those computer problems I told you about on Monday, and the time it took to straighten them out, I didn’t get much writing done this week.  I hope to do better tomorrow and Friday. 

I’m listening to a book about reincarnation, Dr. Brian Weiss’s new one.  Very interesting.


enjoy its energy.  I do regret that I didn’t know about gemstones and crystals and pyramids when I was younger, but I was too busy being skeptical, I guess.  :)

Be well, be brave, and be kind. 


Thank heavens Jen will be back to work soon!  As Gloria pointed out, I did forget to announce last week’s winners.  I’ll have to check and post the names tomorrow.

I fully intended to begin my new book today, but the fates were evidently against me.  I switched on my computer, ready to begin, and fresh from a nice meditation under my pyramid, and was immediately met by a virtual  (no pun intended) tsunami of pop-up advertising.  After some detective work, and a great deal of frustration, I might add, I finally discovered that my security program had been shut down.  I probably did that myself, but that doesn’t mean I have the vaguest idea how.  (Have you guessed?  I have a love/hate relationship with computers.)  In any case, the experience certainly makes me appreciate firewalls, etc.

In other news, as they say on TV, the new contest begins today.  There will be two winners, announced on Friday.  All you have to do is make a comment–preferable a nice one, of course.  :)  Winners are chosen at random.

I’m listening to Christopher Buckley’s book, BUT ENOUGH ABOUT YOU.  This is a collection of essays, and I am genuinely enjoying it.  Over the weekend, I took in a novel called THE WISHING THREAD–the author’s name escapes me–a very fanciful story that kept me thoroughly entertained.  I also made some artist trading cards–I can’t seem to help doing that–using dimensional paints (Ranger’s Liquid Pearls and Decoart Glass paint), going for a stained-glass look.  So far, so good.

I’m happy to say that my new book, the start of the BRIDES OF BLISS COUNTY trilogy, THE MARRIAGE PACT, will be out soon–specifically on May 27.

That about covers it for today, my friends.  More tomorrow.


The stitching across the toe of a cowboy boot is called a toe wrinkle.