#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Seriously? It’s really Friday again???

Amazing.  The older I get, the more time seems to fly.  Since I love my life, though, I don’t really mind.  As an ADD person, I’m not very good at doing things slowly anyhow.  :)

I’m into Day 6 of the Food Lovers Program, and I’m already noticing subtle differences–plus I feel better in general.  For the first five days, I was allowed to have wine, but for the coming two weeks, the recommendation is to skip it.  Alas.  I’m following the plan as carefully as I can and, if that means no red wine for a while, so be it.  Frankly, it feels great just to be doing something about the weight problem–I am a person who needs a little structure when it comes to things like this.  Once the first 21 days are over, things get a lot easier. 

We’re having a bathtub put in in a guest room–that will probably be disruptive, but, hey.  Right now there’s only a hinky shower, improperly installed, so this will be a definite improvement.  I like my guests to be comfortable.

Hoping to spend some time with Wendy and Jeremy this weekend, and see “Les Miz”–the movie.  I’ve seen the play numerous times–it’s my absolute favorite.

I’m writing today, but also making a theraputic run to Hobby Lobby.  (“Let there be art supplies’…)

Make it an excellent weekend, beloved friends, and God bless you.

22 comments to “Seriously? It’s really Friday again???”

  1. Lillian
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      · January 4th, 2013 at 2:40 pm · Link

    Oh it sure looks great — so different from where I am in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Love all things west, even if the farthest I’ve been is to Kansas, love your books.
    Have a great 2013!!! :lol:



  2. Gloria
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      · January 4th, 2013 at 2:54 pm · Link

    Have a great weekend, Linda, and enjoy the time spent with your family.



  3. Juanita Rice
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      · January 4th, 2013 at 2:56 pm · Link

    A happy weekend to you, too, Linda. And I found the SO’B on my own last night. :) How could I have forgotten?!! I need to do more re-reading so I don’t forget details like that. :)



  4. Kathleen O
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      · January 4th, 2013 at 3:02 pm · Link

    That’s what happens when we have short weeks.. Friday comes before you know it. Next week everyone will be saying,”OMG is Friday going to get here or what!”
    Good for you for following your meal plan.., You have more willpower than me…
    Enjoy Les Miz…



  5. Norma Stanforth
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      · January 4th, 2013 at 3:49 pm · Link

    Hi Linda
    I am glad you are doing good on your Food program. Hope you have a grand weekend with your daughter,Wendy and Jeremy and enjoy ” Les Miz.” God bless you and keep you safe.
    Norma Stanforth from Ohio :roll: :roll:



  6. Janice Hougland
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      · January 4th, 2013 at 4:19 pm · Link

    I have heartened by your sharing about a weight problem. I have found as I’ve gotten more years on my body, the pounds have followed… and they get harder and harder to take off -due to limitations from plantar fasciitis (years of wearing high heels) and knee problems. So my main exercise is walking and walking and walking…as well as curtailing carbs and sweets and maintaining small portions of food. The doc said that was better for me anyway, because the weight loss will be slower and give my skin a chance to snap back without so many wrinkles…haha! In between walking I sure enjoy your stories of the Old and New West. When I was a child growing up on a ranch in Southern Calif., my Dad used to read Ranch Romance magazine of all things! He’d be up late many nights irrigating his alfalfa fields. Enough chatter. Good luck on your new bathtub!



  7. CRYSTAL
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      · January 4th, 2013 at 6:01 pm · Link

    HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!!!!! I HAVE TO WORK TOMORROW :( BUT ONLY TILL NOON!!! THEN I HAVE A DATE WITH BOONE TAYLOR THE REST OF THE WEEKEND!!! MOVE OVER TARA!!! LOL



  8. Lois Rotella
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      · January 4th, 2013 at 7:41 pm · Link

    Have a fun weekend and shopping at Hobby Lobby !!!



  9. Renae Kinsey
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      · January 4th, 2013 at 7:53 pm · Link

    Oh I’m too tired to do anything on this Friday!!! So happy to hear you like your program!! I will have to google it…since I love food!!LOL!! I have signed up for my first 5 k in key west Florida! Very excited about that…losing weigh is tough and keeping it off even tougher! I need to do it too….wishing the best for the both of us and all your followers who are having a difficult time too…xox



  10. Peggy Thacker
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      · January 4th, 2013 at 8:01 pm · Link

    Linda…like you, the older I get the quicker time does pass. When I was 13, I couldn’t wait to be 16, when I was 16, I couldn’t wait to be 18. My Dad told me to quit wishing my life away, cause the older you get the faster times flies by…Boy was he ever right!!
    Hope your Friday was a good one! :-D And I just want to tell you that I think you are a superb writer! I enjoy your books so much. A longtime fan!



  11. Sue Peace
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      · January 4th, 2013 at 10:34 pm · Link

    Have a great weekend!! My therapeutic outing today was to the wool shop :)



    • Bill Francis
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        · January 5th, 2013 at 8:39 am · Link

      OH NO Linda! Red wine is good for you! One glass a day keeps the doctor away!! Enjoy your weekend!



  12. Shari Grant
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      · January 5th, 2013 at 9:19 am · Link

    I loved the movie Les Miserables. Having seen it twice on stage with phenomenal voices I was worried. The movie was marvelous. It lost something in the voices of the leads (Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Ann Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried), although they were all three good just perhaps not great. (Hugh Jackman comes close to perfection.) However, the cinematography was wonderful and the up close faces of the characters were dramatic differences between live theatre and film that I really enjoyed. The actors that simply blew me away in the film were Eddie Redmayne as the love struck and earnest Marius, Aaron Tveit as Enjorlas the heart of the revolution (the part played by Anthony Warlow of Jeckle and Hyde fame), and Samantha Barks who played Eponine in the London anniversary performance and has my favorite female songs. They are all three just fantastic. The two children, child Cosette and Gavroche were perfect. I hope you enjoy the film. I had my doubts and went away loving it. If Eddie Redmayne does not receive an award this award season for his role it will be unforgiveable. Plain popcorn and a bottle of ice cold water gets me through a movie without all of the calories. Hope it helps you as well.



  13. Darleen Rolnicki
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      · January 5th, 2013 at 11:55 am · Link

    Wish you & your family a Very happy New Year!!! I jus notice you mentioning a Food Lovers Program???? Sounds just like me and I need some good structure plan to follow. Can you send me info on this plan. :)



  14. barbara
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      · January 6th, 2013 at 1:47 am · Link

    Hi Linda, I am a big fan of all your books! I just finished reading Boones story, it was fantastic. I would like to know if you plan on writing anymore stories about mojo sheepshanks. Thanks for all of the great books.



  15. Shari Grant
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      · January 6th, 2013 at 2:05 pm · Link

    I am relatively new here but am enjoying people’s comments and Linda’s posts to us. Are we allowed to discuss the books here? I don’t know the rules and don’t want to say anything that would give away a story for anyone who had not yet read the book. Right now I am thinking about Boone Taylor. I loved Blue Sky River. When he was introduced in the earlier Blue Sky books, I questioned his decision to have his two young boys live with their aunt after his wife died. After reading Blue Sky River, I understand perfectly. It is one of the things I love most about Linda Lael Miller’s books. Her character development is wonderful. I can imagine Boone, a Deputy and then a Sheriff, who is strong and brave and who sees himself as the protector of everyone in Parable County. Now his wife dies, a horrible wasting away and he can’t do anything about it. He is helpless. He is powerless. He would feel he has failed the one person he loves most in the world. I can imagine how this would shake his confidence in his ability to protect his children, how he might mistakenly believe that they are too precious to entrust in his keeping. I love all of the characters in these books primarily because Linda’s words invite us in to know and love them. One of the things I believe in life as well as in fiction is that love has the power to overcome. Linda shows us this again and again. Thank you so much for that.



    • Juanita Rice
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        · January 6th, 2013 at 2:49 pm · Link

      Welcome, Shari. Yes, we do discuss books and try not to give away the story. You did well with Boone. :)



      • Shari Grant
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          · January 6th, 2013 at 4:22 pm · Link

        Thank you for the welcome, Juanita. I’m glad my post is okay. Sometimes these books evoke such powerful emotions that you just want to share them and it is great to have a place to go to do that.



        • Juanita Rice
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            · January 6th, 2013 at 6:36 pm · Link

          So true! There are times when you just spill over with the need to shout, “Yes! Well done!” :>)



  16. Rebecca (Becky) Hicks
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      · January 6th, 2013 at 7:03 pm · Link

    Weight issue I get. Was 5′ but at 68, I’ve shrunk, plus I’m built like my mom’s family–short, round people. Lost a bunch when I had my esophagus rebuilt–6 wks liquid diet jump starts a half-portion diet and pounds dropped off slowly, slowly. But pounds creep back up. But now consciously trying the 1/2 portion with more veggies & fruits. Don’t drink at all–meds plus bad family history. Wish I could because love the really good stuff. Best of luck with your program. And, LOVE Hobby Lobby! All their stuff, especially frames, etc. Take care in this new year. Can’t wait for new books. New books! New books! New books!



  17. Jennifer
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      · January 7th, 2013 at 5:46 am · Link

    Oh my! Just finished Big Sky River – hope there are more books in the making! Can’t wait to hear about Boone and Tara and their married life!



  18. PHYLLIS
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      · January 7th, 2013 at 8:53 am · Link

    JUST FINISHED MY FIRST READING OF A BOOK OF YOURS. I ENJOYED IT AND LOOKING FORWARD TO READING MORE. IT WAS OF THE CREED SERIES.

    AND WAS DELIGHTED TO FIND THAT YOU ARE A NEIGHBOR; I AM IN NEWPORT WA.

    TOO MUCH DETAILED SEX FOR ME; HOWEVER, THOROUGHLY LIKED THE REST OF YOUR CONTENT AND YOUR WRITING STYLE. :-?. SKIPPING THE SEX PARTS IT BECOMES A VERY EXCITING BOOK FOR MY FIVE YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER; ‘LET’S READ SOME MORE ABOUT MATT, GRAMMIE’……IS HER USUAL WAKEUP CALL.

    MY HEARTFELT THANX TO YOU FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS.



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