#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Triple L Update

Wouldn’t you know—the Canadian Wrangler (aka Larry) took a header and cracked a rib.  Unfortunately, there isn’t much available in the way of treatment–it’s rest-and-suffer, I guess.  (The way things have been going on this spread, I’m thinking of sending out a memo that reads, “Nobody buy a lottery ticket!”)  :)

We were supposed to have sunshine today, but so far, the weatherman hasn’t delivered.  Imagine that.

It’s a writing day, and I’m still slugging away at that opening scene.  As I blog, I’m listening to Deborah Rodrequiz’s MARGARITA WEDNESDAYS, a memoir.  She’s the author of THE KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL; I’m planning to listen to that one, too.   Along with Janie Chang’s THREE SOULS.  I recently listened to CHINA DOLLS, by Lisa See–I positively loved her memoir, ON GOLD MOUNTAIN.

Sure enough, it just happened again.  This blasted machine gobbled down another chunk of text!

I was saying that my passion for crystals and gemstones is as strong as ever–they’ve been a real comfort during recent weeks.  I still favor moss agate for those aches and pains that come along with rainy weather and stress, and rose quartz is good in any situation.

Hobby-wise, I’m still making artist trading cards in my spare time, and I’ve discovered epoxy clay, thanks to a video I watched on Craftsy.  Another source of inspiration is Joggles.com, where there are lots of cool demonstrations to choose from.  I watched a whole one in the car on the way back from our trip to Northport, and even ordered the associated supplies–what an age we live in.  :)

That’s the scoop for today, pardners.  Stay well and keep smilin’.









34 comments to “Triple L Update”

  1. Andrea Lammly
      · June 19th, 2014 at 3:48 pm · Link

    Oh no! We will keep the “Canadian Wrangler” in our prayers.
    Take care everyone at the Triple L.

  2. Terri Shortell
      · June 19th, 2014 at 4:00 pm · Link

    Totally sympathize with the Canadian Wrangler. Broke my sternum in a car accident once. No treatment, such pain. Tell him to take it easy and don’t rush the healing. It gets better in its own time. We have plenty of sunshine today which makes it hot and steamy here. Need to check out the books you mentioned. They sound interesting. Have a great day everyone. Bought a powerball ticket today. Maybe your good luck you lost will be in my pocket. Lol ;):)

  3. Leanna
      · June 19th, 2014 at 4:00 pm · Link

    Cracked ribs hurt and you just have to let it heal.

  4. Mary Goodman
      · June 19th, 2014 at 4:04 pm · Link

    things are going to get better .Keep your head up,sending prayers your way

  5. Janet Finlayson
      · June 19th, 2014 at 4:09 pm · Link

    Don’t you just hate it when our Cowboys get hurt? Wishing “the wrangler” a speedy recovery and you sunshine to brighten you day. :lol:

  6. Lynn Hogan
      · June 19th, 2014 at 4:34 pm · Link

    Ahhh man!!! That stinks… Yep… hubby has had a few of them and that’s about all they can do for several weeks… see what you should do is give away a weekend or so at your ranch and then we can come up and help out!! lolol

  7. Brenda I.
      · June 19th, 2014 at 4:49 pm · Link

    Hope that you all had a sunny day today and many more days with sun to come.

  8. Virginia Horton
      · June 19th, 2014 at 5:28 pm · Link

    We had a small amount of rain today but mostly sunny and really hot!

  9. Rita Crofoot
      · June 19th, 2014 at 5:30 pm · Link

    Poor Larry, cracked ribs are so painful, Hope you have a productive writing day

  10. Diana E.
      · June 19th, 2014 at 5:49 pm · Link

    Tell Larry how sorry I am and I will keep him in my prayers for a quick recovery. Blessings.

  11. Ruby Norwood
      · June 19th, 2014 at 5:52 pm · Link

    I can’t believe you let our cowboy get hurt Linda!! I am teasing of course, but cracked ribs is a hurting thing. I hope the sun will shine for you tomorrow.

  12. Dixie Hadley
      · June 19th, 2014 at 6:08 pm · Link

    Linda, I thoroughly enjoy each of your “postings”. Life certainly is full of twist and turns, but you seem to “climb right back on and gallop along”. We’re all cheering for you .
    brighter days ahead, Dixie

  13. Gloria
      · June 19th, 2014 at 6:12 pm · Link

    Hi Linda! It sounds as if things around your place are about like mine. I just got my truck back a couple, or so, weeks ago, and something else was torn up on it. My brother worked on it from 10:30 this morning till after 5 PM, and now, something else is wrong with it. I know the Bible says…”This, too, shall pass”, but when it just passes into another problem, that “ain’t a good thing”.

    I’m just thankful I haven’t lost any loved ones recently, and no one else has been hurt.

    I’m sorry Larry was injured and pray he has a speedy recovery without doing more damage by trying to “hurry it up”.

  14. Juanita Rice
      · June 19th, 2014 at 6:41 pm · Link

    Wishing a quick recovery for the CW. Poor guy.

    Lots of sun on the west side today, Linda. Hope you did get a bit of it.

  15. Cecelia Kelsey
      · June 19th, 2014 at 6:45 pm · Link

    Hope your Canadian Wrangler is soon healed and feeling better. Things happen in threes and I think you went over that number so maybe things will turn around now!

  16. Pamela Devereux
      · June 19th, 2014 at 7:15 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear about Canadian Wrangler (aka Larry). I hope he feels better soon.

  17. Norma Stanforth
      · June 19th, 2014 at 7:50 pm · Link

    Hi Linda so glad to see you on the blog again, but sorry that Larry got hurt, hope he has a speedy recovery.
    I am like you, i wear my gemstones bracelets that you gave me all the time to help, with pain, health, and other things, i keep it on all the time.Thanks again for them they help a lot.
    God’s blessings to all.
    As always your friend,

  18. Nadine Spradlin
      · June 19th, 2014 at 8:06 pm · Link

    Linda, sorry to hear about the Wrangler & broken ribs , been there , done that , just do not make him laugh for a while ! I know that it even hurts to breathe. every one enjoys your Posts . Don’t worry about a slow beginning , soon the writing juices will start to flow and you can’t type fast enough to keep up . Stay happy & smile a lot makes people wonder what you are thinking . Have a blessed day tomorrow as well as a great week-end . Nadine

  19. midge watkins
      · June 19th, 2014 at 10:16 pm · Link

    Please give Larry my best. Just ask, “what would a Mckettrick
    do? Take care.

    • linda
        · June 23rd, 2014 at 2:15 pm · Link

      I like that suggestion. :) Plan to keep it in mind. Thank you.

  20. judy
      · June 19th, 2014 at 10:32 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear about Larry. Have a good start to the weekend.

  21. Lois Rotella
      · June 19th, 2014 at 10:35 pm · Link

    Sorry to hear about Larry. Wishing a speedy recovery not much pain. Wishing things settle down for you and your family and friends and animals.

  22. Paula L Rollins
      · June 19th, 2014 at 11:44 pm · Link

    I know a lot of folks need rain but we need dry weather so we can get a 4-H horse show in Sunday….Hope everyone is safe and healing at your place.

  23. Diane Vought
      · June 19th, 2014 at 11:51 pm · Link

    Keep hanging in there
    Cowgirl & wishing your
    cowboy a speedy

  24. Peggy Casey
      · June 20th, 2014 at 1:06 am · Link

    Ouch! Poor Larry!

  25. Linda Blenkiron
      · June 20th, 2014 at 4:42 am · Link

    I was interested that you were reading Deborah Rodriguez’s Marguerite’s Wednesday, which I have not read, but I have read her “The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul”. I really enjoyed that book which surprised me as it was not one of my usual reading genres. Another book I read, and enjoyed was “The Taliban Cricket Club”, the author of which, escapes me.
    I do love your blogs.

    • linda
        · June 23rd, 2014 at 2:17 pm · Link

      Thanks for the recommendations–I will definitely check them out.

  26. Marilyn Hurst
      · June 20th, 2014 at 8:56 am · Link

    Hope the wrangler and everyone else at the Triple L make it to a better day today! Good luck on the opening chapter and maybe a lottery ticket would bring you good luck instead of bad! Have a wonderful weekend.

  27. Deborah Nelson
      · June 20th, 2014 at 9:40 am · Link

    Fast and complete recovery to your Wrangler.

    We are having glorious sunshine here in Santa Fe.

    I do not know how you can write and listen to an audiobook at the same time

    • linda
        · June 23rd, 2014 at 2:19 pm · Link

      I can’t. :) I turn the audiobooks off when I’m working.

  28. ,carole
      · June 20th, 2014 at 2:24 pm · Link

    Sorry about Larry, can’t do too much for a crack ribs, just rest! Sorry about the weather, it was sunny here earlier now its are afternoon showers that come and go here in north fla. I’m hoping it will rain so I don’t have to water the garden! Have a super nice weekend! I’m hoping to do some book shopping and a little fun with my daughter!

  29. Valdi McCoy
      · June 20th, 2014 at 10:02 pm · Link

    Do you remember that old HEE HAW song. If it weren’t for bad luck i’d have no luck at all. Life isn’t about luck good or bad. It’s about living and the living have trails and tribulation. Suffering the bad is the only reason we know how great the GOOD really is. Keep going the GOOD is on the way.

  30. clare helsley
      · June 21st, 2014 at 7:45 am · Link

    Wow!!! At this point, I don’t know what to say. Just a reminder that you have a lot of love and concern from us, your friends.


  31. Eileen Tallach
      · June 22nd, 2014 at 10:09 pm · Link

    Well, Linda, I’m canadian. And I gotta tell ya, we bounce back from everything. Do you have any Canadian Club whiskey? Molson Canadian beer ice cold in the bottle? Labatts Blue Lager? A fine 2012 merlot wine from Ontario grow grapes? All these thing will speed the healing I promise!!!!

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