#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Friday’s Physical and Other Stuff

It went fine, and the results are in.  Or, more correctly, the lab reports are in and available on the website, but, not being a doctor or a tech, I can’t read them.  So I’m waiting for a translation from my doctor.  :)  I’m scheduled for the usual mammogram–talk about your necessary evil–and there are a couple of other things to follow up on, but not to worry.  I think I was simply worn down by winter, and I’m definitely considering becoming a snowbird and flying south when the weather turns bleak and chilly.

I have picked my winners, and you WILL be notified today. Sorry for the delay; it turned out that having the physical, picking up some groceries, and writing a few words took all my allotted energy for the day.

I am greatly enjoying another of Janet Conner’s books, “The Lotus and the Lily”.  Since I think it might be a little on the controversial side, I’m not offering it as a contest prize.

As I write this, the sun is shining brilliantly, and Cha-Cha kitty, she of the fashionable lion haircut, is down in the flowerbed, munching away on a tulip.  She’s always been a flower-marauder–she also loves to eat cut roses or anything else I might have in the center of the table.  :)  Silly cat.  She’s hell on houseplants, too, but they’re all managing to survive.  She’s like the visiting woodpecker; there’s no turning her away from her appointed rounds.

Today, while journaling, I wrote out a vision of what I’d like my life to be like in ten years.  I think we all need a mental picture of where we’re headed, don’t you?  Mine surprised me a little, frankly–it’s much simpler, this future I’m imagining, than I would have predicted.  Writing, animals, art, faith, family and friends, good health and a colorful garden; these are my aspirations.  Perhaps most enlightening: the decision to avoid angst and drama from this day forward, forever and ever, amen.

There day ahead is a busy one: a chapter to finish and two separate conference calls.  I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Watch this spot for the announcement of the two winners for this week, each of whom will receive a signed copy of my new book, “Big Sky Summer”, which isn’t even in the stores yet, and “Writing Down Your Soul”, by Janet Conner.

Be blessed, be well, and be kind.

18 comments to “Friday’s Physical and Other Stuff”

  1. Gloria
      · May 6th, 2013 at 11:52 am · Link

    I pray your results are good ones.

    I really would like to tell you about my HT and the Winter Blues, but not in public. Is there any way to contact you privetly?

    Keep well.

    • Gloria
        · May 6th, 2013 at 11:53 am · Link

      PS Your goal for the next 10 years would make a good contest.

  2. Kathleen O
      · May 6th, 2013 at 12:01 pm · Link

    I am sure the results will be good ones… I just finished Big Sky Summer.. And I loved it.. Can’t wait for the next books…

  3. Sondra James
      · May 6th, 2013 at 12:05 pm · Link

    Oh me I can’t wait for Big Sky Summer to get here !!!! It is still cloudy here in Missouri but warmer. The first time in my long life I have seen it snow in May !!! You have a blessed day.

  4. Ida C
      · May 6th, 2013 at 12:14 pm · Link

    So glad you’re starting to feel better. I think this winter/spring has worn a lot of us down, but with the lovely sunshine, we’ll all be perking up soon! All the best and keep on keeping on!! :wink:

  5. lisa hicks
      · May 6th, 2013 at 12:34 pm · Link

    i pray you feel better, sending you prayers

  6. Kim Cornwell
      · May 6th, 2013 at 12:57 pm · Link

    Glad you feeling better! Hope your results are good! I feel ya in the weather. We have had so much rain lately I swear I’m turning into a fish. All these fronts affect me and my husband. Him with 3 back operations, my leg with a steel rod in it and my neck where I had 2 discs replaced! We can tell the weather better than the weatherman. Lol

  7. Hilda
      · May 6th, 2013 at 1:04 pm · Link

    Hi, Linda. I pray for better health and a good report for you!
    I am hoping to become a snowbird too (Seattle-Phoenix) in the next 10 years or whenever I can afford to retire. Can you write faster by then? I’ll have lots more time to read!! LOL!
    Cheers and God bless you! Hilda

  8. Marlene Kubick
      · May 6th, 2013 at 1:22 pm · Link

    I have a kitty that is screaming “LIONCUT” to me. She knows it’s time.

    I know the exhausted feeling. Hopefully, the sun will do all of us good.

  9. Sherry Wallace
      · May 6th, 2013 at 1:43 pm · Link

    Glad to gave you back, dear, & feeling much better! I’m concerned about Cha Cha eating plants! You some are poisonous to animals, but I don’t know which ones? I sure am enjoying my colorful flowers! All are out except the summer bloomers. The red, pink & yellow Knock Out roses are gorgeous! I love tulips, but don’t plant them, because they don’t come back each year down here. Well, actually the plant comes back, but they don’t bloom so no point in planting them. Doesn’t get cold enough for long enough, I guess. My knee surgery is healed with just a little soreness left, but not enough to keep me off Maria Rosa. I think she’s ready for a good trail ride, too. Now if it will just quit raining & dry up somewhat !! Sure would love to ride your Arabian mare like I did in that dream of mine !! Does anyone ride your horses, the Canadian wrangler maybe?
    Blessings & happiness always,

  10. Anne-Marie Olka
      · May 6th, 2013 at 2:13 pm · Link

    Glad to see you are feeling better. Health issues can take the wind out of your sail. Looking forward to reading Big Sky Country. Has Big Sky Wedding come out yet. I like the idea of envisioning a future 10 years out but I have trouble just envisioning my life 5 years out right now. There are legal issues with an ex that can’t let me imagine my life 2 months out right now. Just have to trust in God and let it go for now. I am always praying for the funds to have a place of my own back in my Tennessee mountains living a quite life of prayer, cross stitching, embroidery, flower gardens, reading and cooking good food for quiet dinners.
    For now just enjoying the celebration of my last son of 5 to finish college. He graduated last Friday and we had his party yesterday. It is has been a long haul. The oldest son is 41 the youngest 25 and all five went to college. Now the money drain can stop and I can think and pray about what I want for my life.
    Have a blessed week and let the Lord carry the worries for a while. He is really good at that.
    Peace to you my Rocky Mountain friend.

  11. Kathy Copeland
      · May 6th, 2013 at 4:36 pm · Link

    So very Glad things are starting to look up.I just know your lab test are fine.I have to have my yearly and lab work done in a week .Will be glad to have that behind me for another year.
    I think its so funny that Cha Cha Kitty eats your tulips.Have a great week Linda.

  12. carole
      · May 6th, 2013 at 6:26 pm · Link

    Hope all is well with you, praying for good results..have a good evening!

  13. Norma Stanforth
      · May 6th, 2013 at 6:54 pm · Link

    Linda, i no the waiting really gets to you, for the answer to your test. I pray that everything comes back ok. It seams like every time you go to the doctor it is you have to have a test. Linda, i had a lot of dreams when i was younger, but do to health problems i am not able to do anything, but one thing God is always with me. God bless each and everyone of you.
    As always your friend,
    Norma S.

      · May 6th, 2013 at 8:15 pm · Link

    Rainy overcast day in maui today, good day for reading, and enjoying your blog.

  15. Emily
      · May 7th, 2013 at 9:48 am · Link

    I just found this, so am writing late! Hope you have great news Linda and that all is well with you and yours! I can’t wait for the new book to come out. I will be at the store that morning to buy mine!

    Enjoy the rest of the day, year and life!

  16. Amy
      · May 7th, 2013 at 10:16 am · Link

    I still don’t think I’m seeing everything correctly…what is the next contest? I didn’t know what the last one was. I feel like I’m missing out on all the fun!

  17. judy
      · May 8th, 2013 at 9:37 am · Link

    Can not wait until the new book comes out. I love the other sky books.

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