Monday, March 19, 2018

Carpe Diem... California

NASCAR ~ Truex wins! A. Dillon 10th McDowell 26th

What do I need to do, today?


Physical therapy


The Blessing Basket

Regency Quad

Eat healthy

Give the battle God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 407

~ A new novella published, at long last

~ Cooler weather for a time

~ Lunch with friends

~ Flowers in bloom

~ Music

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Christmas Lost

It's here, at last.

The twelfth novella in the series is here...

Welcome back to Holiday, USA, small town America, where nothing happens, except holidays... and a little romance, if the hero and heroine trust God.

Townie Karen Little is the resident quintessential spinster. She's lived in the same house her whole life, more than half a century. She knows she's stuck, but her plans for the future blow up in her face, on a regular basis. Why risk being wrong again?

After six years, Holiday Diner's owner, Alexander Hamilton, is still a newbie and Holiday's most eligible silver fox bachelor. Being the catch of the day for the single women of Holiday makes his vow to never marry again a challenge. Why test the three strikes you're out rule?

Sometimes, so much time passes, it feels like God has forgotten, but He is moving all the pieces into place for the right moment... 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Are you ready?

...for St. Patrick's Day, tomorrow? How about celebrating with a romantic read?

Tough Luck

The fourth novella in the series is finally here...

Welcome back to Holiday, USA, small town America, where nothing happens, except holidays... and maybe a little romance, if the hero and heroine trust God.

Holiday's playboy, Brent Kelly, returns home a changed man, if only everyone would believe him. The First Annual Tough Luck Run offers him the opportunity to prove he turned over a new leaf.

Cindy Garvey has worked hard her whole life, and now she is preparing to move from employee to business owner with her best friend. The last thing she needs is one more surprise in her life.

God provides the way to Happily Ever After, no matter how far astray His children wander... 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

REAL Week 450

REAL - Reduce stress Exercise Adequate sleep Lower caloric intake

What Navy SEALs are required to do to make it into BUD/S:
Right up front: Never in a million years could I do what is required. However, I needed to start somewhere. Considering how fit the SEALs are, I figured it was a good place to start. So my SEAL puppy reps (SEALp) consist of girls' pushups, crunches, and flutter kicks, a SEAL training basic. I started with doing one of each.  Since my accident I haven't done these, but I'm working to add them back into my routine. Currently, I can't sit on the floor and hope to get up again, so crunches and flutter kicks are on hold, and my pushups are against the wall.

Using 1-lb weights:
PT ~ Physical therapy
UBP ~ Upper body exercises and pushups

SEALFit shared some good hints I want to learn and remember:

9: 2-mile walk. PT. UBP. x6. Stretch.

10: 2-mile walk. PT. UBP. x8. Stretch.

11: Rest.

12: 2-mile walk. PT. UBP. x8. Stretch.

13: 1-mile walk. PT. UBP. 
x4. Stretch.

14: 2-mile walk. PT. UBP. x8. Stretch.

15: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. x2. Stretch.

Jimmy Thomas is a business man, running a popular romance book cover site, a cover model, personal fitness trainer, and health advisor. Pictures: February 2012 and June 2012. Inspiration, at least to me:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


16. Found Father by Justine Davis contemporary romance. This had a tougher theme, for me, and yet it was really about redemption. Do I believe people are capable of truly changing and forgiving?

17. Finish First by Scott Hamilton nonfiction inspirational. I starred and underlined something on almost every page. I wouldn't recommend this book to everyone. I think you need to be in the right place in your head to accept his challenges and advice. I was ready, and I'm working to apply what I've learned.

18. Cool Under Fire (Reese series Book 1 of 2) by Justine Davis suspense contemporary romance. This is one of her early books and steamier than later books. Her characters inevitably pull something out of my head, something uncomfortable that I need to face and accept.

19. The Inklings of Oxford: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Their Friends by Harry Lee Poe nonfiction. Mr. Poe shared highlights of these remarkable men, a couple of my favorite authors. As I read, I wanted to visit the places and discovered Mr. Poe also included written walking tours at the end of the book. Thanks to my dear friend who blessed me with a copy of this delightful book, a keeper.

20. Hunter's Way by Justine Davis contemporary suspense romance. I think this is Justine Davis' first book. It's the first on the lists I checked, anyway. It's fun to see the development of her writing. Her style hasn't changed much over the years, refining, fine-tuning, tightening.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Follow Up 13 March

How'd I do?

Walk ~ Done

Physical therapy ~ Done

Finish final edit of "Christmas Lost" ~ Almost done

Prep for eformat ~ Today or tomorrow

Work on "The Blessing Basket" ~ Working

Eat healthy ~ Done

Read ~ Done

Give the battle to God ~ Done

Praise God in the storm ~ Done

Busy day ahead.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Carpe Diem... Phoenix

NASCAR ~ Truex 5th A. Dillon 17th McDowell 32nd

What do I need to do, today?


Physical therapy

Finish final edit of "Christmas Lost"

Prep for eformat

Work on "The Blessing Basket"

Eat healthy


Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 406

~ Sister time

~ Friend time

~ Book time

~ Music time

~ Workout time

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A little closer...

My sister's edits are done. Now, it's time to do one more read through.