Four weeks and counting

Tuesday, Nov 19

As of tomorrow, I’ve been back in Weight Watchers for a full month–how time flies when you’re counting points.  🙂  I’ve lost a little more–hurray!–and sure am enjoying being able to wear my jeans again. 
This afternoon–at last–I have my first EMDR* therapy session, and I’m so excited.  I can’t wait to tell you about it, but I might have to use the hotel computer while in Seattle to blog, because my new laptop hasn’t arrived yet.  (Errrrggh!)  Maybe it will come today–you never know.  Since I lack any kind of technological talent whatsoever, I need Chris to set the gizmo up for me.  (Think good thoughts.)
I see by the itinerary for this weekend that Debbie and I are signing books on Saturday, the 23rd, at the Kitsap Naval Base in Silverdale.  (Life is full of surprises.  🙂 )We’ll be there from 2 to 4 pm, so if you live in the area, come see us!  And bring photo ID; it’s required for entry to the base.
On the hobby front, I’m still pretty much stoned.  🙂  (Just kidding.)  The ebay shipments continue to arrive–what fun.  I’m making pendants for a few close friends and relations–nothing fancy, just gluing a bail onto the back of the stone and adding a chain–guess you could say my jewelry is therapeutic, instead of decorative.  🙂  I’m wearing malachite today, because I want to focus on my writing goals, and this is one inspirational gemstone.  I now have a lovely obsidian sphere in the center of my kitchen table–obsidian absorbs negative energy, and heaven knows, there’s plenty of that in the world.  Since obsidian is extremely powerful, it’s good to mellow it out a little with some rose quartz, the stone of gentleness and love.  And while I’m on the subject of stone benefits, a bit of citrine placed in the far left hand corner of your house, from the front door, will help you to prosper.  My favorite, though, is still flourite–just touching it lifts my spirits.
Be sure to comment, by the way, because there’s a new contest this week.  And remember–the Barnes and Noble and Amazon gift card giveaway begins next week.  Again, all you have to do is comment.  🙂
I finished listening to the Mary Roberts Rinehart mystery, “The Album”, last night.  I enjoyed the story, but the narration left something to be desired; the book was set in the U.S., but everybody had an English accent.  Go figure.  Obviously, this did not deter me, and the woman’s voice was pleasant to hear.
The Zero Point soup turned out very well, by the way–I included cabbage, onion, garlic, chopped celery, canned tomatoes and mushrooms, and threw in a few left over veggies, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower and spaghetti squash, to use them up.  That way I could feel virtuous on two counts: thrift and healthy eating.  Another great trick, picked up at a WW meeting from another member, is adding canned green beans (drained) to low-point Progresso soups.  (I happen to LOVE vegetables, which gives me an advantage on the weight-loss front, and adding veggies really bulks up a meal.)
Time to wrap this up and get some writing done.
Be safe, be well, and be kind.
What goes around, comes around.  🙂
*EMDR means Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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