#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Last Week’s Winners

Congratulations to Marcia Berbeza and Sandra Spilecki.  :)  Your prizes will go out on Monday.

And, of course, the new contest begins on Monday, too.  I’ll announce the prizes then.

I’m enjoying my weekend–I went to Hobby Lobby and Target today, two of my favorite stores.  Before that, Bernicie (the Yorkie) and I took our customary drive, making a wide sweep around the neighborhood before picking up yesterday’s mail–also known as ‘the daily rock shipment.’  :)  Bernicie sits on my lap the whole time, eagerly studying the passing scenery.  I talk nonsense to her practically the whole way–though of course I do the same thing at home.  :)  She usually looks at me curiously and perks up her ears, and I’d love to know what’s going on in that feisty little brain of hers.  I’m sure she doesn’t think in words, but I also know that she understands some of them, like “car” and “ride” and “bedtime”.  Mostly, it’s our tone of voice our animals respond to, methinks, and the energy we project.

As I write this evening blog, I’m sipping my second cup of herbal tea–Mandarin Orange Spice, by Celestial Seasonings.  It is delicious stuff.  I’m also listening to Mary Higgins Clark’s new book, I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN.  I was pleasantly surprised to find it on offer on iTunes, since Ms. Clark’s novels have always come out in December, if I recall correctly.

Of course it’s possible that I don’t recall correctly.  :)  I am, as I’ve said before, often absent-minded.  I’ll go downstairs to the craft area, then stand there wondering what I wanted.  I usually don’t remember until I’m back where I started, which means I have to make a a second trip.  The same applies if I head upstairs, only in reverse.  Sigh.

That’s the news for today, my friends.

I’ll be back on Monday.  Have a wonderful rest-of-the-weekend.


23 comments to “Last Week’s Winners”

  1. Gloria
      · April 6th, 2014 at 12:09 am · Link

    Congratulations to Marcia Berbeza and Sandra Spilecki! I hope you enjoy your gifts.

    They say great minds flow in the same channels, and I guess it is so…I am reading one of Mary Higgins Clark’s books. The name of it is I’ll Be Seeing You. It came out in 1993. When I finsh this one, I’ll read We’ll Meet Again, written in 1999.

    I’m glad you had such a good day and I pray you and all of yours have a good and Godly rest of the weekend.

  2. Terri Shortell
      · April 6th, 2014 at 12:22 am · Link

    Congrats to the winners. Don’t worry Linda I think we all experience the memory fog problem. I’ve done the same thing. I would also like to know what my animals are thinking while I talk to them. Then again maybe not. :lol: Have a great weekend. We finally have sun. 8)

  3. Marcy Collins
      · April 6th, 2014 at 12:37 am · Link

    Glad to hear your weekend is going well! Congrats to the winners! Look forward to your next update!

  4. Rita Crofoot
      · April 6th, 2014 at 12:41 am · Link

    And a Happy weekend to you too, I wonder if you know about BookBub, it is a website that offers you books every day, you pick the genre, and some are free and some modestly priced, I haven’t seen your books on there, but Diana Gabaldon, and some other famous authors are, Now I am wondering if you, the author gets your full royalty for it. Anyhow, I have used it quite a bit to make my kindle my go to for most of my reading. I think I will go have some herbal tea, that sounds good and it is near bedtime.

  5. Shirley Miller
      · April 6th, 2014 at 1:21 am · Link

    How funny, your comment about going to your craft room to find something and then forgetting what it was.
    I suppose it’s an old line, but I’ve heard it only from my friend Martha, who used to say, “When you grow older, you think more about the hereafter. You often walk from one room into the next – stop – and say, “I wonder what I’m _here_ after.”

  6. Diane Shea
      · April 6th, 2014 at 4:43 am · Link

    You have a good weehend also.

  7. Dennis
      · April 6th, 2014 at 6:34 am · Link

    I do the same thing many times, not remembering and also forgetting what I was saying. But like they say, It must not have been too important. Have a great day!

  8. Renae Kinsey
      · April 6th, 2014 at 6:58 am · Link

    Bernicie is a lucky dog! I’m sure u keep her amused with all your mumbling and laughter!!! I hope you have a great weekend!
    I’m forgetful too!! I often try to fine my phone only to realize I’m actually in it. Or (I’ve done this a few time) I’ll try to open my front door with my car remote key. But as my husband Bill says, if you forget what day it is..you’re doing pretty good!!
    Love ya

  9. Renae Kinsey
      · April 6th, 2014 at 6:59 am · Link

    I meant find my phone- and I’m ON it. Lol

  10. Lois Rotella
      · April 6th, 2014 at 8:33 am · Link

    Congrats ladies. Sounds you had good day Linda. I have walked into a room and can not remember why I am there. I leave and then remember. I can understand when’s that happens. Have a good weekend.

  11. Ruby Norwood
      · April 6th, 2014 at 9:16 am · Link

    Congrats ladies!! Linda sounds like you have a wonderful dog, and sometimes like you I think they know what car means.
    See Y’all on Monday!!!

  12. judy
      · April 6th, 2014 at 9:28 am · Link

    Congrats to the winners. Sounds like me. I always have to make a second trip to get what I want. My husband does the same thing with are dog. They are watching for deer.

  13. Christina Keach
      · April 6th, 2014 at 11:27 am · Link

    Sounds like a lovely weekend. I’m always curious what’s going on in dogs’ minds too. I’m a dogsitter & it’s amazing to see all the different traits & personalities dogs have.
    Congrats to the winners & enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone!

  14. Nadine Spradlin
      · April 6th, 2014 at 2:06 pm · Link

    Congratulations to this weeks winners . Marsha & Sandra. Forgetfulness comes with age so they say, its also said that it is alright to talk to yourself just so long as you don’t answer . but sometime I do both, Linda glad your weekend is going so well .

    • Gloria
        · April 6th, 2014 at 9:48 pm · Link

      I’d like to say that age has nothing to do with forgetting. Our minds are like computers, they can only hold so much, but unlike computers, we can’t delete part of our memory to make room for more.

      So, don’t worry about memory loss, just think of your mind as a high-powered computer running wide open.

      That’s my theory, and I’m sticking to it.

      I hope EVERYONE had a good weekend.

  15. Marlene Kubick
      · April 6th, 2014 at 3:21 pm · Link

    I’m pleased to hear about other people having the same absentmind moments. I can’t tell you how often that happens, along with “where did I put that?” and “what day is it?” since I retired. :roll:

  16. Ann Bartholomew
      · April 6th, 2014 at 3:36 pm · Link

    I love Mandarin Orange Spice. You might also try Lemon Ginger. The ginger is good for you!

  17. Virginia Horton
      · April 6th, 2014 at 4:04 pm · Link

    Congrats to the winners. I do the memory thing also. Go into a room and forget what I went after. This thing happens all the time to me. Its a beautiful day here today about 60 degrees. I went for a walk and walked about a mile and a half. Its going to rain tomorrow and turn cooler so I made the best of today!

  18. Eileen Tallach
      · April 6th, 2014 at 9:42 pm · Link

    Can’t say I’m an ebook person. Having someone read to me just might send me off to dreamland quicker than me reading myself off. Herbal teas are lovely but if you haven’t tried Cream Earl Grey with a splash of milk you MUST try it!! Oh my, it’s become my secrect obsession. My Pugga Dukie could NEVER ride lap shotgun, too wide in the sides. Enjoy your evening and sleep tight!!

  19. Martha Harward
      · April 6th, 2014 at 10:10 pm · Link

    Ginko Biloba is a wonderful herbal suppliment for brain nourishment, Linda. I take i capsule daily. I could relate to your experience, til I found this product.

  20. Billiesue Sanders
      · April 7th, 2014 at 7:28 am · Link

    Good morning, everyone.
    Raining heavily in Knoxville this morning. But I made the most of the weekend by doing some yard work and taking a long walk. Attended a workshop on prayer for Lent on Saturday.
    I hope everyone has a peaceful week.


  21. Dotty Weis
      · April 7th, 2014 at 11:48 am · Link

    Linda, I do that forgetting thing all the time and if I go back to where I started I can usually remember why or what I was going to do or get. LOL
    I am reading a series of novels from Rosalind James about New Zealand I recommend it

  22. Nikki Hiatt
      · April 7th, 2014 at 7:21 pm · Link

    The joys of making TWO trips into a room instead of one because you can’t member what you wanted!!

    I’m convinced that it’s a matter of door frames! Each time you go through one it erases the most recent memory!
    That way it’s never senility – just too many door frames.

    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

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