Sunday, August 28, 2016

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 326

~ Helpful people, lots of them

~ Computer and stuff arriving safely

~ Did I mention lots of helpful people?

~ Everything works, so far

~ God's Grace

Saturday, August 27, 2016

My Heroes... Mary Darnell Carroll

What an odd twist of fate. The Carrolls had six daughters and one son, and four of the daughters didn't survive infancy or childhood. Of the two surviving daughters, one married Richard Caton, an English gentleman. One of the Miss Catons became Mrs. Robert Patterson, who attracted the attention of none other than Sir Arthur Wellesley, yes of Waterloo. He followed her all over Europe, stirring quite the scandal.

Mr. Carroll had written his friends about his bride-to-be, in one lamenting her youth and his less than stellar health. As it turned out, she died at thirty-five, while he was the last of the Signers to pass, at ninety-five. A lesson to not second guess God or His timing.

Friday, August 26, 2016

It's here. It's come...

The new computer! No, this was not written on the new computer. The new computer is still in the box at the time of this typing. I have absolutely no problem with changing over to the new computer and anticipate many things being much easier. I look forward to no longer seeing notices about updating my browser and the browser not being supported.

However, new computer means new MS Office. I am not looking forward to learning about all the new "features." Only a hateful man changes stuff that works perfectly well simply because he can change it... and to force someone else to purchase the product he messed with in order to claim it's "new."

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Week 370 of REAL

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.

PT ~ Physical therapy
UB ~ Upper body exercises

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

19: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

20: 2-1/2 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights. Stretch. Lots of walking looking for what I needed for the new computer.

21: Rest.

22: 1-3/4 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights. Stretch. 

23: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

24: 1-3/4 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights. Stretch.

25: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

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