#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
The winners….

Congratulations to Ginny and to Diane Blaser.  :)  You’ll be receiving your autographed books soon.

I think I might have gotten off that darn plateau at last–tomorrow’s weigh-in at Weight Watchers will tell the story.  :)

I’ll be traveling Thursday and Friday, so there probably won’t be a blog for those days, but I will do my best to check in tomorrow.  I’m headed for a glitzy party thrown by my good friends Steve and Robin Black at their fabulous winery, Uptick Vineyards.  I’ll be seeing other dear friends as well–Debbie and Wayne Macomber, Bill Francis and Renae Kinsey, and Bob and Lynn Massi.  Buck and Goldie Taylor will be missing :(.  Hope to see them in Vegas during the NFR in December.  (National Finals Rodeo)  This year, Debbie Macomber may be joining the rodeo crowd, and we’re looking forward to shopping til we drop over at Cowboy Christmas.  :)

That’s the news for today, my friends.  Be well.

You heard it here first! (I hope)

At last, at last, I am free to tell my secret!  The Hallmark Channel is putting together a made-for-TV movie based on my Parable books–and if things go well, meaning, I suppose, if the ratings are high enough (cross your fingers, please), a weekly series will follow!  Yeehaw!!!  This is ONLY the fulfillment of a country girl’s lifelong dream, as you can imagine.  I’ve known the project was in the works for some time now, but I was sworn to secrecy, so “mum” was the word.  The folks at the network have told me there will be a script by Thanksgiving, so I’m looking forward to that.  As far as casting goes, I haven’t a clue–but you can be sure I’ll post updates right here on the ole blog as allowed.

Since it’s technically a holiday–Columbus Day?  Seriously?  The man discovered the Bahamas and thought he was in India!–nobody is working except the Canadian Wrangler.  :)  Poor Larry.  Those horses insist on eating, no matter WHAT the rest of the world is celebrating.  Anyway, the point is, Jenni draws the winners’ names each Monday, and she’s not here to do that, so I’ll be announcing that news tomorrow.  The new round has begun, so be sure to comment–that’s all you have to do to enter.

It’s official.  I am HOOKED on riding my exercise bike!  The scale seems to be stuck, but I don’t care, because I love the way I feel after a workout.  In fact, I can’t seem to talk myself out of it–an interesting development since, for years, the reverse was true.  :)

Scale frustrations aside, I still believe Weight Watchers is the best program in existence, at least for me.  I have lost nearly 60 pounds over the past year, and I’m still eating the WW way.  I intend to do that from here on out, simply because I feel wonderful most of the time.  (I have had a few tussels with the flu, like everybody else).  Naturally, I hope to break the stalemate soon and get off this darned plateau I told you about, but honestly, I think I would eat this way for the rest of my life even if I never lost another ounce.  It’s just better.

I’ve been listening to Hay House Radio this morning.  There’s some good stuff on that station.  While Bernice and I were out for our morning stroll, I heard some fascinating interviews, got some insights, and was persuaded to order Louise Hay’s new book about love and good health.  I also love Coast to Coast AM and Dave Schrader’s Darkness Radio–mostly–and I never miss the podcast Real Ghost Stories Online, which is spooky AND comical.

I’ll close with an affirmation Ms. Hay–she’s 88 and still going strong, by the way–mentioned today.

“Life loves me.”  Let’s repeat this one a few times and see how we feel.  :)

 

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