#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Back Among the Living

Wow.  Here’s my advice about that cold going around right now–don’t get it!  It’s a lulu.  I’m upright and fully dressed, so I see that as progress.  :)  I spent my weekend recovering, listening to books (this time it was “The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing” by Mira Jacobs.  Thumbs up on this story–it was funny, touching, instructive and well-written), and recovering some more.  I did exercise throughout–seemed to make me feel better, though I must have looked a sight peddling along in my pjs with my hair sticking out in every direction.  Bernice and I made a quick run to Target on Saturday–I was hoping to grab the new Tony Robbins book after hearing an interview on a podcast, but wouldn’t you know, they didn’t have it.  Drat.  I consoled myself with a little retail therapy and then the dog and I buzzed back home.  Thanks to one-click, Tony’s on his way as we speak.  :)

The new winners are: Stephanie Lazrine and Marie Anne–congratulations, ladies.  You’ll be receiving an autographed book very soon.  As for the rest of you, well, keep trying.  All you have to do is comment, and your name will be in the hat for next week’s prizes.

Happy Birthday, Jean Barrington!  Jean and I have been dear friends for longer than some of you have been alive, and I cherish our years (decades) of hanging out in good times and bad.  We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve yelled.  Love you, Jeanie Beanie, even though I still think you’re politically misguided.  :)

Still enjoying the Half Size Me podcast, “Real Ghost Stories Online” and “Tips of the Scales”.  Good information and lots of encouragement. 

That’s about it for today, my friends.  See you tomorrow–I hope.  :)


59 comments to “Back Among the Living”

  1. Chris Baker
      · November 24th, 2014 at 2:06 pm · Link

    Glad you’re feeling better

  2. Courtney Buchanan
      · November 24th, 2014 at 2:07 pm · Link

    I love target! It’s fun to get my supplies for my purse business in the dollar bin!

  3. Rhonda Dickinson
      · November 24th, 2014 at 2:13 pm · Link

    Glad you are getting over your cold. Hope you are feeling well enough to enjoy Thanksgiving!

  4. Stephanie Lazrine
      · November 24th, 2014 at 2:15 pm · Link

    Thank you! I sure hope you know that your updates are especially helpful to the rest of us. I know you make me want to work-out, In fact, I did on Saturday! My Abs still hurt!

    Happy Early Thanksgiving!

  5. Dennis
      · November 24th, 2014 at 2:18 pm · Link

    I’ll try not to get it!!! Glad your up and around! hang in there Ms. Miller!!

  6. DONNA
      · November 24th, 2014 at 2:19 pm · Link

    Glad your feeling better. Happy turkey day.

  7. Niki Davis
      · November 24th, 2014 at 2:25 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better. Finally over my cold as well. Lots of Claritin and Nyquil. Finished Nora Roberts Cousin O’Dwyer series last week and took a few days off from reading. Just starting a new book today. Have to prepare for trip to TX for Thanksgiving so won’t get much reading done today and tomorrow. Probably not much over the holiday either but we will see. Happy Thanksgiving. :-P

  8. Lois Rotella
      · November 24th, 2014 at 2:28 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. In case I don’t catch or you don’t write your blog, I want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving and to all your fur babies. :-D

  9. Pamela Devereux
      · November 24th, 2014 at 2:36 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Retail therapy is always fun. One click should be made illegal.

  10. Ruby Norwood
      · November 24th, 2014 at 2:48 pm · Link

    Congrats, to Stephanie and Marie Anne on your win!! Linda so glad you are feeling better. Hope you continue to do so..

  11. DIANA E
      · November 24th, 2014 at 2:49 pm · Link

    So glad to hear you’re feeling better, seems like its been a long haul! Congratulations to this weeks winners. Take care Linda, no relapse. Blessing.

  12. Linda Holmes
      · November 24th, 2014 at 2:57 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you are feeling better.

    Have a nice Thanksgiving.


  13. Rita C
      · November 24th, 2014 at 3:00 pm · Link

    Welcome back, glad you better.

    Glad your better, Welcome back

  14. Terri Shortell
      · November 24th, 2014 at 3:04 pm · Link

    Glad you’re feeling a little better Linda. I agree about the cold going around. My kid and I are still fighting it. Every time we think “Yay, it’s getting better”, BAM!!! sick again. He sounds worse then me but he is more of a champ. I’ve been laying in bed whining, but he is still attending his college classes. Only missed two days at the beginning of illness. Wish I was more like him and you. I’m such a baby when sick. Lol. Hope everybody who is celebrating it has a great Thanksgiving. I know Canada already celebrated theirs. Lol. Get well soon Linda and I extend that wish to everyone else who is sick.

  15. Gloria
      · November 24th, 2014 at 3:05 pm · Link

    Congratulations to Stephanie Lazrine and Marie Anne!!

    Linda, I’m glad you’re better and I pray you stay that way. And, if we don’t hear from you again this week, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! to you and to all of the ones who comment.

    • Gloria
        · November 24th, 2014 at 3:08 pm · Link

      Linda, you’ve mentioned your hair a couple of times lately, and I got to thinking…Do you and your sister still send each other pictures of your “bad hair days”?

  16. Laura Ann Harris
      · November 24th, 2014 at 3:11 pm · Link

    Good for you for exercising while being sick. It will pay off at the next weigh in Linda. Glad you are feeling better!

  17. Peggy Casey
      · November 24th, 2014 at 3:19 pm · Link

    So happy to hear you are kicking the crud! Happy Thanksgiving week!… Celebrations have begun at Casa Casey… all 4 of my kiddos were in my kitchen by 6am today! All my grandkids were frolicing in the family room and all the dogs in the family were having a wonderful time playing as well! I love the holidays!

  18. Judy Eagle
      · November 24th, 2014 at 3:21 pm · Link

    I am glad you are feeling better and are out and about. :wink:

  19. Janie
      · November 24th, 2014 at 3:36 pm · Link

    Glad you’re better—I’m on my 8th day of it and have had enough! Feeling a little sorry for myself because I’m missing Grandparent’s Day at my granddaughter Brylee’s school. My husband is making trip so she’ll at least have her Papa there. I haven’t even been able to read. Enough whining. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  20. Deborah Rae Nelson
      · November 24th, 2014 at 3:45 pm · Link

    So happy you’re doing better.

  21. Teresa Greg
      · November 24th, 2014 at 3:53 pm · Link

    So glad you’re feeling better. Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  22. Leanna
      · November 24th, 2014 at 3:57 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better in time for Thanksgiving. I hate when I can’t find a book I want to read right now. Of course I usually have three or more books in my tbr pile.

  23. Sherry
      · November 24th, 2014 at 4:06 pm · Link

    Glad you’re feeling better!!!

  24. Angela
      · November 24th, 2014 at 4:24 pm · Link

    I was ill over the weekend also. A yukky stomach bug. Feeling much better today, glad you are too! LOVE your Harlequin Books. Fan for a long time.

  25. Tia
      · November 24th, 2014 at 4:26 pm · Link

    Glad to hear that you are feeling better, Linda.

  26. Alice Johnson
      · November 24th, 2014 at 4:29 pm · Link

    Do hope you really get well & stay that way. No fun being sick!

    Still unpacking after our move to Little Rock, AR from S FL! 3100 sq ft to little over 2000…. after disposing of so many “treasures”, including over 1000 books, we thought had it handled ( I am now living with my daughter) Making almost daily runs to Boys & Girls Club & Goodwill! Ladies & gentlemen, if any tuned in, stop collecting…;) Have so many things thought had to have, well, not so! My husband & I did a lot of traveling before he passed away in 1990, he began a collection of Hummels in 1957 for me… so you can imagine how many of those I have & none of my grandchildren want them!! My daughter also has her collection! At least there organizations will realize something from them… Last year donated over 100 Madame Alexander Dolls to a Thrift shop in FL for abused & endangered children… they told me later, those little girls received the dolls from Santa… that was good!!

    Back to my boxes… do so love hearing from you, Linda… Miss you when you are away & always worry about your health… :roll:


  27. Christina
      · November 24th, 2014 at 4:39 pm · Link

    So glad to hear you’re feeling better.

  28. Patricia Hann
      · November 24th, 2014 at 4:55 pm · Link

    Great to hear you are on the road to recovery. Happy Thanksgiving.

  29. Jeannette Garand
      · November 24th, 2014 at 5:08 pm · Link

    Well, Linda you are a tad late in warning me! It was horrible and I had the racking headache to boot. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.
    Starting to see the light of day today anyway. I love how you let everything all out there. It makes me feel I’m not the only one feeling this way.
    Keep getting better and get back to writing. I miss new ones coming from you.

  30. Donna Colton
      · November 24th, 2014 at 5:41 pm · Link

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have been blessed this year with a new daughter-in-law, and a new grandson!

  31. Gram
      · November 24th, 2014 at 5:52 pm · Link

    It’s always wonderful to have friends that you have had for decades…at my age I have lost many of those from childhood, but have others picked up along the way :-)

  32. Linda Wilson
      · November 24th, 2014 at 6:19 pm · Link

    Hope you feel better soon. Happy Thanksgiving

  33. Jennifer Damone
      · November 24th, 2014 at 6:54 pm · Link

    Good to hear you are doing better! Have a great week and a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  34. Roberta Giordano
      · November 24th, 2014 at 7:06 pm · Link

    Glad your feeling better ! And congratulation Stephanie and Marie

  35. Darlene
      · November 24th, 2014 at 7:56 pm · Link

    Glad that you are starting to feel better. :-D

  36. Norma Stanforth
      · November 24th, 2014 at 8:30 pm · Link

    Congratulation,Stephanie Lazrine and Marie Anne both of your of your win.
    Linda, i an so glad that you are feeling better with the flu. I have had pneumonia for four time in three months. God’s blessings.
    As always your friend,

  37. Juanita Rice
      · November 24th, 2014 at 9:00 pm · Link

    Glad you feel better and hope you have a happy Thanksgiving, Linda!

  38. Jean Barrington
      · November 24th, 2014 at 9:49 pm · Link

    Thanks for the good birthday wishes, girlfriend! I’ve had a good day celebrating. I am thinking that after decades of political differences, it ain’t gonna change. We will continue to cancel each other’s votes on Election Day! It’s the American way. Love ya, girlfriend!

    • linda
        · November 26th, 2014 at 4:58 pm · Link

      That would seem to be the case, my dear friend. :) Love you right back.

  39. Colleen
      · November 24th, 2014 at 10:37 pm · Link

    Glad to read your note today to hear that you are on the mend. Looking forward to your next book.

  40. Kelley Morrow
      · November 24th, 2014 at 11:47 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling somewhat better, retail therapy does help! I’m just busy trying to enjoy everyday! Have a blessed week!

  41. Lea Williams
      · November 25th, 2014 at 12:41 am · Link

    So glad the bug is leaving. I know its an awful thing going around. I don’t want it. Had a busy day and an episode with a mouse and a cat who had never seen one. Thank you Pistol, our Jack Russel who took care of it. Happy tuesday to you, blessings.

  42. Falesha Thacker
      · November 25th, 2014 at 1:32 am · Link

    So glad to hear that you are feeling better. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  43. therese
      · November 25th, 2014 at 2:33 am · Link

    Glad your feeling better!! Congrats to the winners, way to go ladies, that’s awesome!!! Hope everybody has a very wonderful Thanksgiving with their family. Can’t wait to talk to you again!!

  44. Carol L
      · November 25th, 2014 at 5:02 am · Link

    Congrats to the cwinners. So happy to hear you’re starting to feel better. Kudos to you Linda for still working out while still under the wrather. :)
    Shopping usually seems to help a lot when we’re feeling I’ll. Lol
    Happy Thanksgiving bto everyone and God Bless. :)
    Carol L

    • Carol L
        · November 25th, 2014 at 5:02 am · Link

      Sorry , meant to write weather. :oops:

  45. Rose Marie Moran
      · November 25th, 2014 at 8:06 am · Link

    Glad you are “among the living” again. Sure hope I don’t get the cold you got .. hate to be sick.

  46. Ann Bartholomew
      · November 25th, 2014 at 9:09 am · Link

    I just finished An Outlaw’s Christmas – for the nth time! I always wonder, when I get to the end, why Sawyer’s aunts are Katie, Chloe, and Lydia. Shouldn’t that be Lorelei? In McKettrick’s Choice Hold went to Texas and came back with Lorelei.

  47. Linda A. Beaudoin
      · November 25th, 2014 at 9:39 am · Link

    Glad your feeling better. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  48. Lynn
      · November 25th, 2014 at 10:38 am · Link

    Congratulations on winning the battle of that cold!!
    Our Hero!!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! take care and keep the anti-germ stuff handy!
    Lynn Hogan

  49. LaVerne Ray
      · November 25th, 2014 at 10:43 am · Link

    Would love to win one of your books.

  50. Karen Dieffenbaugher
      · November 25th, 2014 at 1:14 pm · Link

    Still trying to win…Love your books…

  51. Valdi M
      · November 25th, 2014 at 2:35 pm · Link

    I think I will take your advice and not get the cold that is going around. Or anything else this season. I am thankful for the good health that I have. I hope that you enjoy you Thanksgiving Holiday and have many, many things to be thankful for. Glad your feeling better.

  52. Fran F
      · November 25th, 2014 at 2:44 pm · Link

    So glad to hear you are feeling better. Hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving.

  53. Gloria Jenkins
      · November 25th, 2014 at 5:55 pm · Link

    I’m happy you are feeling better. Talked to my daughter in Lincoln, CA. she too had the same cold. She said it was bad.
    Congratulations to the winner’s. I hope everyone has a Great Thanksgiving.
    Be safe,
    Gloria Jenkins

  54. judy ferguson
      · November 25th, 2014 at 6:16 pm · Link

    Glad you are feeling better. We are going to are sons for Thanksgiving. Have a great Thanksgiving.

  55. Teresa Wilson
      · November 25th, 2014 at 10:07 pm · Link

    I hope you are up (Bernice too) for much more retail therapy VERY VERY soon. There’s only one thing that would make me happier………….that your next book is coming out tomorrow!
    :-/ Gotta admit, its not been a week I’ve been very thankful, lost two very close loved ones (although I AM certain its a temporary separation, thanks to our dear Lord), my parents marriage of over 54 yrs has ended and my adopted niece Bri (21 yoa),is in hospital fighting for her life with MRSA and they may have to sacrifice her unborn daughter Briella to save Bri. Any extra prayers would be greatly appreciated!!!!! A blessed Turkey day to you, Linda & those of you in Linda nation!!

  56. Eriko
      · November 27th, 2014 at 1:54 pm · Link

    Happy Thanksgiving and thank YOU for all the wonderful stories you write for us all!

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