#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for August, 2011

Back to Normal

Dare I say it?  Am I tempting fate?  :) Things seem to have settled down around here–okay, it’s early–and I’m hoping it’s a pattern.

Wendy went home to California yesterday–she’s in the middle of a new script–and although I miss her very much, I know we both need to get back to our regular lives and our work.  My little girl has grown into such a fine, gracious, funny, smart and hardworking woman–I am so proud of her.  Although the reasons for her visit were basically very sad–Sadie and a dear friend passed on the same day–we managed to share a

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One Foot in Front of the Other

That’s been my motto this month.  Keep going, show up, do what has to be done.  What else can a person do, really?  I am so grateful to all my dear friends for the notes and emails and cards, all containing kind words of condolence.  Thank you, everyone.

My daughter has been visiting from California for the last 10 days, and while the circumstances weren’t happy ones, we’ve shared a lot of joy and a lot of tears.  Yesterday, we took my mom to Red Lobster for lunch and a visit, and we had a wonderful time.  I’m going on a

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“Keep your ear to the ground” referred to the practice of plainsmen listening to the ground to hear hoof beats. It became the westerner’s warning to stay alert.