#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Restful Weekend

I believe I’m finally catching up with myself.  I puttered and rested this weekend, and watched most of Season Two of “Downton Abbey”, hands down my favorite program.  Do any of you watch the show?  I’m telling you, there was one scene where a returning soldier joined one of the heroines in the song, “If You Were the Only Girl in the World”, which was being sung to a room full of wounded service men, and I cried because it was such a beautiful, romantic moment.  I have always been fond of the British–I so admire their fortitude–and I think one of the reasons “Downton” is so marvelous is the way it highlights the spirit and strength of the English people.  Whatever their private differences, they stood tall against every challenge and privation, in both World Wars, and with a minimum of whinging.  (Don’t you just love that word?  It’s so very British.)  I’m already downloading Season Three for next weekend.  :)

I’m a little winter-weary, to tell the truth, and craving sunshine with every fiber of my being.  When a wash of light gets past the spring clouds, it seems to saturate me, mind, body and spirit.  The seedlings are up and thriving, as I’ve mentioned, and there will soon be daffodils, crocuses and tulips–lilacs, too, and, eventually, my beloved peonies.  And the ROSES.  Breathtaking!  I declare, if there were no other reason to believe, flowers alone would be proof not only of God’s existence, but of His unfailing love.

I haven’t forgotten last week’s contest–will announce a winner later today, and start a new discussion.

Keeping smiling.

15 comments to “Restful Weekend”

  1. Sherry Wallace
      · March 18th, 2013 at 1:52 pm · Link

    I can understand why you would be winter weary, living so far north. I have the same feelings, only in reverse; so happy to see the end of such a long, hot, humid & usually dry summer!! Everybody loves Spring, though :). We are having a violent thunderstorm right now . My older lab, Champagne, is so afraid of thunder, & gunshots, she can’t get close enough to me!! We have more than our share of tornados, too!!
    So glad you had a restful weekend :). Have you considered writing a beginning story on Angus? Any books gonna be made into movies or TV shows? Didn’t hear any more about that possibility. Also, what of Wendy’s marriage that you mentioned last fall? Are you planning a large wedding or will they have a quiet intimate gathering? We all would just LOVE to see pictures!!
    Blessings to all bodies :)

  2. Juanita Rice
      · March 18th, 2013 at 1:55 pm · Link

    Never fear, Linda! Spring is on the way. :)

  3. Linda Hinton
      · March 18th, 2013 at 2:23 pm · Link

    Afternoon Linda, I read your blog post everyday. I think you are a wonderful person. Just like the rest of us. Normal! Even though you are a wonderful Author. Spring is coming…. I can hear the birds here in Central Oregon. Yesterday however, there were a few spits of snow. That was a bummer. I have a question to ask. I am on a mission to read every series you have, except the scarey one. Not my taste, In the McKettricks series, Angus brother who changed is name to Creed, I do not recall reading what the outcome was when he left Meg to go to look in the family bible. I have read your new books, the Creed Series, now I am on the The McKetticks of Texas. It’s funny, I am 42 years old, I had only read in my life the Clan of the Cave Bear Series until Aug of last year when my sister bought me one of your books. Big Sky Mountain. With that being the middle book, I went to the first and then the last of the series and have been on kick of reading all your books since. Thank you for keeping my attention, and now my love for reading books. When you get time, if you could answer my question, I would greatly appreciate it. I hope you have a great day…. and Spring well it’s right around the corner, thank heavens.

  4. Hilda
      · March 18th, 2013 at 3:26 pm · Link

    Hi, Linda, I’m sorry you are still suffering from the winter blues but I totally understand, I get them too. Do you still use your sun lamp? I was thinking, we did have a very blessedly mild winter this year in Washington State. I remember that year when Spokane got so much snow it was on the Seattle news like four or five different times! I am glad you didn’t have to go through that this past winter. At least, I didn’t hear anything like that. I too love watcing my bulbs turn into daffs and tulips. God continues to be steadfast and everything comes in its season! Blessings to you today and every day! Hilda

  5. Norma Stanforth
      · March 18th, 2013 at 4:52 pm · Link

    Linda, i wished warmer weather was here, i am tired of the cold weather. I also love the lilacs, daffodils, crocuses, tulips, peonies and my most favorite the rose. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet a quote of a dialogue in William Shakespeare’s. Hope you have a great week and God bless you.
    As always your friend,
    Norma Stanforth

  6. Kathleen O
      · March 18th, 2013 at 5:12 pm · Link

    Watching Downton Abby was a great weekend, when I did the same thing back in early February…
    It was very cold here where I live in Ontario, and although we should be having Spring like weather, it is still cold and snow flurries. I am hoping it is going to warm up soon.

  7. Lois Rotella
      · March 18th, 2013 at 5:37 pm · Link

    I love Downton Abby. i know which scene you are talking about. It was very touching. I also have the winter blues. I am so ready for spring. We are having another round of winter here in the northeast. I keep telling my friends I need sunshine. :-P . Feel better and spring is just a few days away. :-D

  8. Corrie McDermott
      · March 18th, 2013 at 6:37 pm · Link

    I LOVE Downton Abbey. Such a great show!

    I think we are all sick of winter. I’m also in the northeast and due for more lousy weather, but thankfully living on the south coast of MA I’m getting more rain than snow. This weather is rather tiring. I’m ready for warmth, sun and shorts and flip flops! I know spring is on the way though with the bulbs coming up and my pony shedding like crazy!

  9. Alexia Evans
      · March 18th, 2013 at 7:10 pm · Link

    :-D Love Downton Abbey….I didn’t get a chance to watch it each Season but got caught up with Comcast on Demand. I LOVE IT! Can’t wait for Season 4. It’s like reading a really good historical romance.

  10. kathy copeland
      · March 18th, 2013 at 7:13 pm · Link

    I have been watching Downton Abbey since the beginning and I love it! I’m also waiting for spring and sunny skys; I can hardly wait to get out in my garden. I’m already planning what to put in my patio pot’s. Every spring I want to spend hours picking out my plants at the nursery.I just love gardening.

  11. Gloria
      · March 18th, 2013 at 8:12 pm · Link

    I’m glad you’re feeling better, Linda. I sleep with my lamp on all night. That way, I can read till I fall asleep, and sleep till I wake up, and read some more. I don’t know what kind of bulb is in the lamp, but when I open my eyes, I think the sun is shining. This past winter has been a more energetic one than I’ve had in years and years. I think it is that bulb. I think I need one in every light socket in the shack. :-D

    I, too, love English people. I have an English aunt, Jean, and…I now have an Englsh friend, Sam.

    I just finished reading Moonfire, thanks to Sam, and I really enjoyed it, especially since I’d already read Jamie’s story, and now…I understand where he was coming from.

  12. Teri Iezek
      · March 18th, 2013 at 10:40 pm · Link

    The winter blues have came to our house also:( Again today we had 2 more inches of snow. we are country folk so needless to say our roads are getting pretty messy. My daughter ended up in the ditch tonite because the roads are so soft and muddy. I pray Spring is “Just around the corner”. Hope everyone is doing the same :-?

  13. Shirley Campbell
      · March 19th, 2013 at 3:45 am · Link

    I also love Downton Abbey & your Books they can keep me sane.

  14. Andrea Lammly
      · March 19th, 2013 at 8:22 am · Link

    Yes, first day of Spring is tomorrow and here in Vermont today we are expecting 6-14 inches of snow! Already 3 inches on our way to work this morning. Enough already! I’m so ready for spring and tulips and daffodils.

    Have a great day everyone and wishings many blessings to all of you!

  15. Emily
      · March 19th, 2013 at 9:43 am · Link

    I am ready for spring also. Green sprouts are coming up and the grass is turning green. We just desperately need moisture! :cry:

    Guess I will start re-reading the McKettrick Series again. Love all of your series. Have read all of them! :)

    Enjoy the rest of the week. Spring will come I promise! :-D

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