#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

I think, therefore, I blog

I hope that blog title isn’t supposed to mean anything.  If it does, I haven’t a clue what.

I’m a little behind schedule today–we’re getting lots of snow and a grocery-store visit seemed to be in order–and one thing led to another.  Well, you know how that goes.  :)

The book is going well and so is the new eating program–I’m back in my favorite jeans, after only 10 days, which HAS to be a good sign.  Weighing is against the rules until after the 21st day, though, so I’ll have to be content with whatever progress I can rummage up during the wait.  Since I understand how the program works, I’ve been tempted to skip the next 11 days and go on from there, but I won’t let myself do that.  Every time I think I know what I’m doing and plunge ahead with something like this, I find out I’ve given myself a little too much credit and get into trouble.  So it’s one step, then another.  I want this to WORK, and that means hanging in there.  Because of the nature of the plan, I know it’s something I can do from now on, so it’s worth doing it right in the first place.

Weather like this makes me want to cook soup, so I bought one of those beans/lentils combos at the supermarket this morning, though I haven’t tossed them into the kettle yet.  Fortunately, bean soup is okay on the Food Lover’s Program, as are most whole foods.  As I’ve said, I miss my nightly glass of wine, but I’ll be able to have it again when the 21 days are up.

Haven’t seen the wild turkeys in a while–I wonder if they hibernate.  They must go someplace to get out of the storm, because as soon as it warms up a little, they show up again.

The horses are loving the snow–yesterday, Coco and Banjo decided they felt like running wildly from one side of the pasture to the other, and what a spectacular sight that was.  Few things are more beautiful, in my opinion, than horses running for the sheer joy of it.

Well, that’s a wrap for today.

Tomorrow, we’ll draw our winners for the last contest.

Be safe, be warm, and be kind.  You never know how much difference a gentle word or a smile might make to someone.

13 comments to “I think, therefore, I blog”

  1. Gloria
      · January 8th, 2013 at 7:03 pm · Link

    Linda, are you allowed to tell us what this diet consists of? I’m sure we’d all like to get into our old jeans. :)

    Keep on doing what you’re doing, and you might have to buy new jeans. I have them in all kinds of sizes, so I’m covered…literally.

    Have a good night!!

  2. Delorse
      · January 8th, 2013 at 7:07 pm · Link

    Turkeys are behind our barn, they sure do show up in the snow.

  3. Hilda
      · January 8th, 2013 at 11:09 pm · Link

    Linda, congratulations on your quick success with the new food plan and jeans fitting! I’m happy for you. I’ve got at least one pair of every size jeans, from 12 to 22. Right now the 12/14/16/18 are gathering dust or moths. You are inspiring me to get going. Not to diet but to get healthy, and a lovely side effect would be, of course, fitting into those clothes at the back of my closet. Sounds like you are doing great and mentally fighting the good fight! I agree with you about how beautiful happy horses can be. They must be a sight for sore eyes! Have a great evening!

  4. Sue Hodge
      · January 9th, 2013 at 12:13 am · Link

    Linda thank you for being a wonderful writer. We live in a RV and travel to a lots of states you are writing about. Please keep your snow and I will enjoy it on your daily blog. We are having a mild winter in North Carolina just good for my bones.

  5. alittle62
      · January 9th, 2013 at 12:28 am · Link

    Soup actually sounds good. Sausage and lentils sounds good. I haven’t made that particular recipe in years. I have been craving homemade bread and rolls too. Not sure why but I think I would probably be just as happy with just filling my kitchen with the scent for a homey feeling. I am a bit nostalgic these days.

    Here the turkeys come out very early in the mornings, right before sunrise and hang around for about an hour or so then they disappear into the woods where they forage and hunker down to beat the cold. There is less snow on the ground under the trees so their is a better chance of finding food. Since the snow fall I haven’t seen them but I have heard them on a few ocassions.

  6. Betty
      · January 9th, 2013 at 5:09 am · Link

    I have bought all of your books. I’ve read maybe two thirds and have loved them all. I love to have all that belongs in a series before starting so I don’t have to wait on the nest one. I’m a sucker for western love stories and great endings. Dreaming always makes a person happy with a wonderful sense of accomplishment. Hope you never stop writing for us all. :) :)

  7. Linda Scarchuk
      · January 9th, 2013 at 6:15 am · Link

    What eating program are you on…I need something? Keep up the good work you can do it

  8. lisa hicks
      · January 9th, 2013 at 7:15 am · Link

    i would have loved to see the horses play,, i am happy for your wieght loss , you sound very happy , i just got courageus and i caint wait to get in it,thank you for your stories, this north carolina girl loves your work,, instead of calgon take me away , its your books i holler for, lol thanks again , lisa hicks

  9. Emily
      · January 9th, 2013 at 9:58 am · Link

    I also have all of your books. I do the same thing, get them in order for the series, then read! :) Love your western love stories because they involve cowboys and neat gals.

    Best of luck on your diet.

  10. Shirley Meyle
      · January 9th, 2013 at 10:42 am · Link

    Good Morning Linda and Happy New Year. Love your blog. The answer to your Sam O’Ballivan question is SO’B.

  11. Crystal
      · January 9th, 2013 at 11:58 am · Link

    Linda, a big CONGRATS on your weight loss!!! I would really like to know about that diet as well!!! I’m still feasting on Monday’s blog! I re-read it again this morning. It moves me to tears each time I read it. I shared it with my co-worker this morning who has been wanting to go back to school, yet her husband is not 100% supportive due to income perspectives. We cried together and it really gave her hope so Thank You again for that. Maybe i will inquire about your scholarship program and nominate her! :wink: Thank you so much for all you do and your beautiful kind words! Have a Blessed Day!

  12. Norma Stanforth
      · January 9th, 2013 at 6:08 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,
    I am glad that Banjo and Coco had a lot of fun playing in the snow.
    Did you every get out to get you some grocery?
    God bless you and keep you safe.
    Norma Stanforth :lol:

  13. april
      · January 10th, 2013 at 2:50 pm · Link

    Totally random question but how often do you get to get out and ride your horses? I would think it would be such soul cleansing experience! My 7 year old daughter and I would love have horses. Maybe one day!

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