#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for April, 2008


Relax. I’m not going to cyber-sing that worn out old song. :) In fact, if I hear it one more time, I’ll scream.

Maybe it’s dealing with my yo-yo weight syndrome, but I’ve been thinking a lot about feelings lately, and all the things I do (usually destructive) in a vain effort to control or avoid them. (Do YOU do that, by any chance? Come on, tell the truth.)

So instead of indulging in one of my several vices, I’m trying to stop and simply FEEL whatever is going on inside me. Am I bored? Sad? Discouraged? Antsy? And if so,

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Irene’s Visit

On Friday morning, we drove out to the lake house. As there are a variety of stresses in my life right now, it was restorative for me–even though it SNOWED. In April, yet! On the way, we stopped off at Spokane Art Supply, where I bought some really cool stuff for collage.

We talked and talked–books, families, the biz, art. On Saturday, we decided to explore Coeur d’Alene a little. I used the navigation system in my truck for the first time (Sam Smith showed me how to do that while we were in Seattle–thanks, Buddy!) and found Creative Elements,

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The term “keep your ear to the ground” comes from literally putting an ear to the ground to listen for hoof beats.