#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


My Weekend and Happy Birthday, Sally

It was great!  And today is my sister Sally’s birthday.  Happy, happy, sweetheart.  I love you.

My niece Kelly arrived on Friday night–she’s going to special classes in pursuit of an advanced degree–and we had a lovely visit at my place.  Kelly is my brother’s eldest daughter, and one of the most interesting people I know.  Every time she visits, I learn new things from her.  DNA is a remarkable thing–we discovered that we both order recorded college classes from the Teaching Company, among other things. 

Since Jenni is away on vacation, it’s been my task to take Bernice to the barn twice a day, during the week as well as on Saturday and Sunday.  This is quite an adventure.  I bring my Nook, and you’d think I could sit and read while she explores, wouldn’t you?  But alas, she likes to get up on the hay bales and I, being afraid she’ll either jump and hurt herself when she spots a mouse running across the floor or fall down between the hay and the wall, have to stand there ready to lunge.  :)  It’s fun, though, because she so loves the outing.  We both come back covered in hay.

After the morning barn visit, I went out to do some shopping–Hobby Lobby, Lowe’s, and Target–came home and took Bernice to the barn again, for round 2.

I used to love shopping, but now it wears me out a bit.  Relaxed in the evening, reading my Nook and later listening to “A Natural Woman”, Carole King’s autobiography.  I’ve always loved her music, especially “You’ve Got a Friend”, but knew next to nothing about her actual life.  I find people endlessly fascinating, don’t you?  I always learn something from them, and discover things we have in common, too.  Much as I love music, I have zero talent in that department, but I love to listen.

Sunday brought another trip to the barn, first thing, and then it was off to meet up with niece Kelly, her mom, Pat, and grandmother, Glenna, at the Flour Mill, an institution in Spokane.  We had lunch at the Queen of Sheba, an Ethiopian place–a brand new experience for me.  We had a wonderful time and the food was very good.  The visiting and catching up was even better.  We parted with hugs.  While at the Flour Mill, I also visited the bead store and got some great beads to take to CREATE and use in the polymer clay mosaics I’ll be making there. 

Believe it or not, there was still shopping to do, so I went on to Walmart after lunch.  By the time I got home, I was pretty much worn out, but you guessed it, there was a Yorkie waiting to go back to the barn.  :)

Our sunny weather has passed for a while–we’re getting rain, but I’m sure it’s much needed and I will not complain.  (Much.)  I was planning to write on the new book, “Big Sky River”, today, but the best-laid plans of mice and men and romance novelists–got to read-through the galleys of “An Outlaw’s Christmas” instead.  It’s a rush job, which is my own fault, because I was behind on my work for so long.

It seems some people are turned off by my talking about God on this blog.  I’m sorry to lose even one reader, but what can you do?  I gotta be me, and the me I am believes in God.  Big-time.

Have a wonderful day.

13 comments to “My Weekend and Happy Birthday, Sally”

  1. Hilda
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      · May 21st, 2012 at 3:43 pm · Link

    Yep, raining again in King County … started Sunday morning and probably won’t quit at all this week, from what I hear! Oh well, I hope you get a dry spell soon. Do you let the horses out in the rain, or give them the choice to go out? Do you have to blow-dry them when they come back inside? ha ha! Just kidding, but I imagine they need to at least be brushed, right? Have a good writing day, Linda! Hilda



    • linda
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        · May 21st, 2012 at 10:14 pm · Link

      They stay out unless it’s really nasty. The Canadian wrangler gives them a rub-down if they’re wet. :)



  2. Shanda Rader
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      · May 21st, 2012 at 4:29 pm · Link

    :) Linda I love your books and blog . Its great to hear other people belive in God too. Talk about him all you want. I LOVE IT!!!



    • linda
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        · May 21st, 2012 at 10:16 pm · Link

      Thanks, Shanda.



  3. Nana
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      · May 21st, 2012 at 5:28 pm · Link

    Recently got several courses from the Teaching Company!! Have yet to find time to start them but they do look interesting.

    After all our lovely weather we are again drowning on this side of the hills. Can only hope we have a real summer this year.



  4. sam
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      · May 21st, 2012 at 7:27 pm · Link

    It would be a dull old world if we were all alike :)
    You Linda, bring many people such enjoyment through your books and your blog, so just keep on doing what you’re doing ;)



    • linda
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        · May 21st, 2012 at 10:18 pm · Link

      I agree, Sam. I like to talk with people who have different views–I learn so much that way.



  5. CRYSTAL
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      · May 21st, 2012 at 8:59 pm · Link

    LINDA, I AM SUCH A HUGE FAN OF YOURS!!!! WAITING ON THE NEW BOOK!!!! WONDERING IF WE KNOW THE DATES YET FOR THE SIGNING IN RENO?? I LIVE IN LOUISIANA BUT REALLY WANTING TO MEET U!!!! U ARE SUCH AN AWESOME WRITER!!!



    • linda
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        · May 21st, 2012 at 10:18 pm · Link

      I believe it’s the weekend of June 21–I’ll be sure to post a schedule when I know for sure



  6. Maggie Arnold
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      · May 22nd, 2012 at 2:02 am · Link

    Thank you for talking about God and expressing your belief’s in Him. He is real, EVERLASTING, and faithful to us if we just ask. After all, we wouldn’t be here if it were not for Him. I will be spending eternity in heaven, can’t wait to see my mom and other family. Love your books. Read your blog daily.



  7. Cathie Brown
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      · May 22nd, 2012 at 1:17 pm · Link

    I appreciate you sharing your belief, faith and thoughts about how God is in your life. It’s too bad that so many people can’t accept that God is good and how much He leads and blesses us all. Thank you for your amazing writing talent. And please continue to share your thoughts about life and your faith.



  8. Crystal
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      · May 22nd, 2012 at 7:41 pm · Link

    Hey Linda, waiting on the blog for today!!!! Lol!! So i am trying to plan this wild crazy trip to Reno to your book signing…… not very easy!!! Do you know of any closer signings u will be doing perhaps in Texas???? :-P



    • linda
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        · May 23rd, 2012 at 3:18 pm · Link

      I’m at Harrah’s on Saturday, June 23, from 2 to 5 pm. Nothing scheduled for Texas yet, but I’ll post any new info. Hope to see you in Reno.



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