#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Friday’s Child Is….

I can’t remember what Friday’s child is.  :) Fair of face?  Has far to go?  Help me out, here.

Today the weather is teetering on the brink.  Will the overcast skies give way to sunshine?  No telling.  But I’m assured that the weekend is going to be lovely, so that’s something.  I’m going up north to have lunch with Mom tomorrow–bringing her a belated Easter basket and picking up food on the way.  :)  Otherwise, I’ll probably be playing with my art journal and artist trading cards most of the weekend.  That’s a form of meditation for me.  Of course I’ll have to take Bernice to the barn both days, but I don’t mind that.  I bought a bag of carrots so I could treat the horses if they’re still in their stalls when we get there.

Loving the Lisa Scottoline book I’m listening to, “Come Home”.  Every time I think I’ve figured out what’s going on, bang.  She throws me a curve!  I love that in a book.  As for actual eyeball-to-page reading, I’m a little ways into Eloisa James’ “A Kiss at Midnight”.  It’s a retelling of the Cinderella story and very clever so far.  As previously mentioned, I loved her memoir, “Paris in Love”, and decided to read one (or more) of her romances.  Truth to tell, I don’t read a lot of romance, not because I don’t love it–I do, obviously–but because when reading time rolls around, I’ve already had my day’s quota of that particular genre, so I usually turn to suspense or  non-fiction of some kind.  I collect art books, mostly mixed media, but again, they aren’t really about relaxing.  If I see a project I want to try, which often happens, I’m likely to get out the materials and go for it–even if it’s the middle of the night.

I’ll be drafting Chapter 3 of “An Outlaw’s Christmas” today–having lots of fun with this one.  Time to turn on my happy lamp and transport myself to Blue River, Texas, circa 1915.

Have a joyous weekend. 


9 comments to “Friday’s Child Is….”

  1. Hilda
      · April 20th, 2012 at 5:47 pm · Link

    Hi, Linda. Happy Friday! My sister was born on a Friday and she always complains that Friday’s child works hard for a living. She certainly does! (She’s a nurse.) Anyway, thanks for the tip on Eloisa James’ book – I’ll get that one for my sis-in-law as a surprise gift since I’ll be seeing her tomorrow. Keep on writing. You have a million loyal fans who LOVE your cowboys! Cheers, Hilda.

  2. sam
      · April 20th, 2012 at 6:09 pm · Link

    Linda, found this, enjoy!!
    Monday’s Child (Nursery Rhyme)

    Submitted by: Jill

    Author: Unknown

    Monday’s child is fair of face,
    Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
    Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
    Thursday’s child has far to go,
    Friday’s child is loving and giving,
    Saturday’s child must work for a living,
    But the child that’s born on the Sabbath day,
    Is fair and wise and good and gay.

    • Hilda
        · April 20th, 2012 at 6:42 pm · Link

      HI, SAM. Wow, obviously a very old rhyme. I think the meanings of some of the words have changed! I need to correct my sister on her misconception, tell her she’s not working as hard as she thinks she is. :O) Thanks for finding that, I bet a lot of us started wondering about it. Cheers! Hilda

      • sam
          · April 20th, 2012 at 6:55 pm · Link

        You are so welcome Hilda :) Tell your sister to keep up the good work she does. Take care.

  3. Ozma
      · April 20th, 2012 at 9:27 pm · Link

    FRIDAY’S CHILD was a 1944 “best” regency romance by Georgette Heyer

    Blessings ♥

  4. Linda A.
      · April 21st, 2012 at 2:04 am · Link

    Linda , I truly like the way you describe where and how people are living in your books especially the turn of the centry ones. Do you do any research about the clothes you describe and about what type of things that might have been going on at that time? I always feel like I have been transported to another life after reading one of your books. Thank You for places I can go to without leaving my living room. :lol:

  5. Cindy Loving
      · April 22nd, 2012 at 3:07 am · Link

    Friday’s child is loving and giving :)

  6. Gaynor
      · April 22nd, 2012 at 11:07 am · Link

    This is the version that I know… the language is a bit older… so shows how long this poem has been around

    Fridays child poem

    Mondays child is fair of face,
    Tuesdays child is full of grace,
    Wednesdays child is full of woe,
    Thursdays child has far to go,
    Fridays child is loving and giving,
    Saturdays child works hard for his living,
    And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
    Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.

  7. Sal
      · April 23rd, 2012 at 2:24 pm · Link

    Had to go and look it up, I was born on a Wednesday! I choose not to be “full of woe”…:)

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