#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

One of THOSE days

Yesterday wasn’t a BAD day–I don’t have those, subscribing, as I do, to the philosophy that if I can open my eyes in the morning and get out of bed, it’s a good day.  :)

It would be more apt to say that yesterday was an inconvenient day.  Murphy’s Law, run amok–if anything could go wrong, it did.  Small things, granted–but those are very the things that drive me crazy.  For instance, I was writing away, and my computer decided to do this totally weird thing, and solving the problem (thank you, Rachel Burchot at Harlequin) took precious time.  Things spilled, broke or went missing.  By supper time, I was frazzled–had my heat-and-eat meal and turned in early, with a book.  (At least books always work, and you don’t have to shut them off on airplanes for take off and landing.  But I digress.)

Today is a new day, and I shall be rejoice and be glad in it.  Even if a lot of pesky stuff happens. 

The hot weather broke in the night, and I awakened with a Yorkie practically standing on my head, due to loud rolls of thunder and flashes of lightning.  I told her the angels were bowling–league day, no doubt–but she wasn’t buying it.  :)  She stuck to me like a bad reputation throughout the early-morning routine (coffee, the Daily Audio Bible, cats in, cats out), but finally calmed down.  As I write this, she’s on a barn jaunt with Jenni, her favorite thing to do.

Anyway, the rain is a blessing, as usual.  The house is cozy and I have a book to write.

Life is good.

Be kind to someone, human or animal.  You might make all the difference in the world without ever knowing you did anything at all.





7 comments to “One of THOSE days”

  1. Andrea Lammly
      · August 21st, 2012 at 1:11 pm · Link

    Awesome attitude! Love it! You provide a laugh just when I needed one…working on billing!

    Happy day to you and all the critters!

  2. Hilda
      · August 21st, 2012 at 1:31 pm · Link

    Wow, you hit it right on the head! I was driving back to Seattle from Clear Lake, California on Sunday night/Monday morning and was so sick of driving I wanted to stop the car and sleep right there, and I spotted a sign, tacked to a tree, saying “Trust Jesus.” How totally simple! Did THAT calm me down? You better believe it! Thank you for sharing your perky attitude; you, too, probably have no idea how important your blogs are to some people! Cheers! Hilda

  3. Sal
      · August 21st, 2012 at 2:06 pm · Link

    “Stuck to me like a bad reputation”!!!!! I’ve never heard that phrased and it made me laugh!…”rejoice and be glad in in”… reminds me, I need to email Mom! Have I told you lately how much I love your blog, and you??? :)

  4. Juanita
      · August 21st, 2012 at 3:41 pm · Link

    All so true.

    Hoping you have a better day today. :)

  5. Lois Rotella
      · August 21st, 2012 at 5:42 pm · Link

    Love the thought about the angels were bowling. I haven’t heard that since I was a kid and we were afraid of the noise. We were told the angels had flash lights when it was lightning. Glad to hear all is well. :wink:

  6. Amy Henderson
      · August 22nd, 2012 at 9:50 am · Link

    I got a little chuckle out of your pup practically on your head…this happens to me every time it thunders in the middle of the night, as my dog is beyond tore up with storms…it’s sad to see her this way, but at the same time a little bit of a pain for this “mamma”! I sure do love this dog…why else would I go through her sitting on my head if I didn’t! Enjoy reading your blogs…I have just started reading about Hutch and Kendra!

  7. Betsy Nulton
      · August 22nd, 2012 at 1:51 pm · Link

    Hi Linda,

    Tried to post this yesterday but Ipad didn’t cooperate.
    I wanted to let you know that your pup may benefit from a Thundershirt. I bought one for my dog and she doesn’t pant like crazy during the storms it comforts her, she may still want to be near me but it isn’t the frantic panting etc that they can work themselves up to. Heck I wouldn’t mind one for me..LOL
    You can google where to buy I got mine from PetFlow.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks for giving me hours of great reading,

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