#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Bored Yet?

I figure you’re probably bored by the gorey details of my common cold–I know I am–so I posted a nifty Youtube video of one of my favorite diversions, making artist trading cards, just for a change of pace. There are some seriously cool things going on in the mixed media section, let me tell you. (I just did tell you that, you may say, as you well might.)

I have complained (okay, whined) before about the absence of arts and crafts shows on HGTV and DIY–darn it, I miss Carol Duvall. Youtube does fill the gap, though. There are countless tutorials on the site, under all sorts of headings, and the advantages are that you can watch only the segments that catch your interest, or view them over and over until you get the concept firmly anchored in your brain. While the quality of the videos is sometimes comical, well, we can all use a little more comedy in our lives, right? :)

I wrote almost a full chapter yesterday, despite the Plague. I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again. I LOVE this book.

I made the chicken soup, and while it didn’t cure me instantly, it did taste mighty good.

I’ll be writing as much as I can this weekend, and resting, and reading.

Before I go, I have a book to recommend. Oprah beat me to it, but hey, for once I agree with the O, this is a terrific book! (Most of the books she touts are too darned depressing for words–as my daughter wryly remarked, they should come with a razor blade.) It’s called “The Book of Awakening”, written by Mark Nepo, and it’s a series of inspiration readings that go straight to the heart and hold on. Nepo is also a very good poet–check out his “The Friend” if you’re curious.

And that’s the news from my kitchen table.

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