#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Today’s experiment

Today I decided to tackle my writing quota first, before I did pretty much anything else, and guess what? It was a major success!  Yes, it took a while, but I got SO MUCH done, even after a late night and sleeping in for a few extra hours.

Hence, the late blog.  :)  Once I’m finished here, I plan on riding my exercise bike AND spending some time on my artist trading cards before having dinner and listening to today’s episode of the Daily Audio Bible and finally calling it a day.  You remember how I complained (okay, whined) about the seat on my bike.  Well, I ordered a new one, made for bigger butts and mega-cushioned, and had it sent express.  This afternoon, Jeremy put it on for me.  YES!  Now I can peddle in comfort.  He also started some tomato seeds, but that’s another story for another day.

This week’s contest winner, by the way, is Lori DeLong.  We’ve already been in touch, and the prizes are going out in tomorrow’s mail.  Congratulations, Lori.

I received some summery clothes via UPS this afternoon–my Florida clothes.  Yes, I’m visiting friends and doing a signing in the Sunshine State later this month, and I can’t wait to soak up a little Vitamin D and take a well-earned break from cold weather.  I’ll keep you posted, as usual.

Speaking of keeping you posted, it’s pretty early in the game, but I think my bio-identical hormones are definitely helping.  No doubt they’re part of the reason I lost more weight this week, along with the exercise.  I’m still loving the Food Lover’s Program and getting more confident about trying new recipes.  The muffin-tin meatloaf turned out very well, if a little on the dry side.  Next time, I’ll add more tomato sauce.  :)  (Did I mention that I love to experiment?)  I’m also getting ready to try a casserole made with Quinoa, the wonder grain, and I’ve got some spaghetti squash I want to play with, too.

As you can tell, I derive a lot of pleasure from small things.

Not a bad way to be, I’m guessing.




10 comments to “Today’s experiment”

  1. Janice Hougland
      · February 7th, 2013 at 6:49 pm · Link

    Deriving pleasure from the simple things in life is a wonder and blessing. As I’ve aged I’ve lived my life in such a way to accomplish this more and more. I belileve you are doing “what’s right” and good for you. So stick to it, Linda! :wink:

  2. Lori
      · February 7th, 2013 at 7:11 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to get my PRIZE in the mail!! Thank you so much Linda, you are my favorite author! Can’t wait for your next book to come out! Congrats on the Food Lovers plan for sticking to it! I am trying to do better myself! Going to have boiled crawfish this weekend!

  3. Renae Kinsey
      · February 7th, 2013 at 7:25 pm · Link

    Wow that’s terrific!!! Congrats too s on the weight loss and the new eating patterns!! I can’t wait to hear about it!! I’m planning on making a key lime pie for everyone. I’m originally from key west!! Can’t wait to see you at the wonderful wine Di be and at your book signing! I just ordered Chinese food and ordered te steamed shrimp and chicken! I always order healthy but eat too much!! Have a great evening and give Jennifer a big hello!

  4. Alice Johnson
      · February 7th, 2013 at 9:08 pm · Link

    Your exercise program & eating plan sound great. I am on Weight Watchers & losing nicely!! Getting ready for knee surgery, us old ladies wear out our knees! :)

    Linda, see you will be in FL later… I sincerely hope it is close & not while am in rehab for the knee!! Would love to meet you! Have loved all your books, beginning with the Corbin series!! You are a Keeper, such authors as you is why had to go to a Kindle:) Bookcases running over !

  5. Kathleen O
      · February 7th, 2013 at 9:19 pm · Link

    I am trying to change my lifestyle, but it is coming in small increments. I can’t see to find a begininng point to go big. But it takes small steps sometime…right.
    You are doing a great job Linda.. Keep up the good work.

    Congrats to Lori… enjoy your winnings.

  6. Pam monast
      · February 7th, 2013 at 9:52 pm · Link

    Please let us know when and where in FL so we can try to make it!! I am looking forward to it. Thanks

  7. Pam monast
      · February 7th, 2013 at 9:54 pm · Link

    By the way. Thanks for all the great stories!!

  8. Juanita Rice
      · February 7th, 2013 at 11:01 pm · Link

    Congratulations, Lori!!

    I have been racking my brain with this week’s question and there are just so many people I would love to be able to meet! Besides Jesus (a given) I guess at least one of the people I’d love to meet would be Charlotte Bronte. Right behind her is Jane Austen. I’m not all that interested in political figures, but I’m quite sure I would have adored Abraham Lincoln. This so hard! :)

  9. Leslie
      · February 8th, 2013 at 11:24 am · Link

    Where and when will you be in Florida? Are you coming strictly for pleasure or will there we some official sightings? Hope you are visiting SFL! 8)

  10. Crystal
      · February 8th, 2013 at 12:27 pm · Link

    Hey Linda, let me know how the spaghetti squash turns out! Are u using it as the noodles in spaghetti?? I’ve been wanting to try that myself just a little nervous. I miss the Appereance schedule on the blog. I live in Louisiana and when i seen that u were doing a book signing in Florida I wonder if its the northern part or southern? I would Love to see u at a book signing. Is there any way that can be posted back on so we all can have time to plan?? I apologize for all the questions! I haope u have a wonderful day and a Restful weekend! :wink:

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