#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

5 Cows A-milking

Well, the hype is here–officially.

Black Friday. Pre-Black Friday. And now, Cyber Monday.

For Pete’s sake.

I guess I’m old-fashioned (okay, I KNOW I’m old-fashioned), but I miss the days when Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s were separate and distinct. We had time to enjoy each festivity as it came, and really savor it. What a concept. :)

This year, I’m giving milk cows as gifts for Irene, Joan, Leslee, Nancy and the Toronto Harlequin crew. (Irene expressed concern about keeping livestock in a New York apartment :) )Of course the actual animals will be given to needy families in parts of the world where food isn’t so readily available that whole television networks are devoted to it.

I’ve been listening to Patty LuPone’s new memoir, and it’s fascinating. Wendy and I once saw Ms. LuPone starring in “Sunset Blvd.” over in London. LuPone was brilliant–and who knew she was going through H-E-Double toothpick at the time??? She was bumped from the New York production and replaced by Glenn Close (saw her, too. Amazing.)

Next up for a listen is Keith Richards’ new book. I want to know why he doesn’t like Mick. :)

And, oh, yeah. We’ve got plenty of snow.

That’s the news. Stay warm and stay safe.

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