Monday, December 17, 2018

Carpe Diem

What needs to be done, today?


Physical therapy

Eat healthy



Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 444

~ Able to drive again

~ Able to walk a mile again

~ Added 1600 words in one day

~ Able to put my feet up whenever necessary, even several times a day

~ God's grace

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Brain Dump

We're living longer. At the same time, being overweight has become the top health concern. But we're living longer. Then we're told that being overweight shortens your life. Wait... what? We're living longer. Butter and bread and sugar and meat are cut from our diets but we're gaining weight. No one wants to look at what has been added to our diet: Fake sugar and soy. Maybe the problem isn't butter, bread, sugar, and meat, but fake sugar and soy.

I'm old enough to remember when soy was fed to cattle to fatten them up.

The experts complain that we're fattening up. So they advise us to cut butter, bread, sugar, and meat and eat soy because it's good for you. Wait... what?

I've cut soy from my diet.

My cravings have greatly reduced.

No, I'm not losing weight in huge amounts. However, I am losing weight, the healthy way, a little bit at a time.

The experts also say that you can't lose weight by walking. With my back, I can't do much more than my physical therapy and walking.

Dear experts,

You're fired.


Healthier me without you.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas Present

Take a break from the holiday madness with a Christmas romance novella.

Christmas Present
The eighth 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.

Terra Connor is looking forward to her first two-week vacation, even if it means working part of the time to ease her daughter's mind. Her daughter's wedding on Christmas Eve is her only priority, and she definitely doesn't have time for romance.

Carson McDonald is in Holiday for his younger brother's wedding. The friendly town is as good a place as any to rest and recover from the upheaval of losing his job due to an accident. He has enough on his plate for the foreseeable future.

God's ways are not man's ways...

Thursday, December 13, 2018

REAL Week 489

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. My pushups are against the wall.

Using 1, 2, and/or 4-lb weights:
PT ~ Physical therapy
UBP ~ Upper body exercises, pushups, and chair sits against the wall

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

7: Rain. Short walk outside and walks around the house PT UBP 1-lb x3 Stretch

8: 1/4-mile walk outside and walks around the house PT UBP 1-lb x4 Stretch Housework

9: Rest

10: 1/2-mile walk PT UBP 1-lb x4 Stretch

11: 1/4-mile walk PT UBP 
1-lb x2 Stretch

12: 1/2-mile walk PT UBP 1-lb x4 Stretch

131/4-mile walk PT UBP 1-lb 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, December 12, 2018


131. Her Christmas Wish by Kathryn Springer Christian romance. Definitely a favorite and staying on my annual Christmas Read list.

132. Cowboy Daddy, Jingle-Bell Baby by Linda Goodnight contemporary romance. Staying on the list to read again next year. Still love it.

133. Christmas Wishes by Barbara Metzger Regency romance. The play on words is hilarious. Definitely keeping on my reading list.

134. A Winter Night's Tale by Deborah Hale Regency romance. A secondary character's storyline keeps me coming back to this story.

135. A Twelfth Night Tale by Diane Gaston Regency romance. Again, a secondary character's storyline is what snags my heart.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Follow Up 11 Dec

How'd I do?

Walk ~ Done

Physical therapy ~ Done

Eat healthy ~ Done

Re-writes ~ Done

Read ~ Done

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

A busy day ahead

Monday, December 10, 2018

Carpe Diem

What needs to be done, today?


Physical therapy

Eat healthy



Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Brain Dump

The holidays are here, and I'm stressed. So, I'm taking the opportunity to be a bit snarky in a relatively safe way. Not many people read this blog, so not much risk of offending. If a person is offended, it's their choice. I don't post every comment made.

Anxiety for one person is not anxiety for another.

Some people are worrying about everything they need to do, having enough money, remembering everything, finding the right gift.

Some people worry about the next flashback, the next smell that throws you into a tailspin, the next meltdown because of limited coping skills.

All my nattering worries flew out the window when I fell, again. All my plans hit the trash heap as I now focus on recovering. Nothing like an injury to put life in perspective.

A few think I'm queen of all I survey. Ha!

If I were queen, my Christmas tree would have been up and decorated the day after Thanksgiving. The house would be decorated. I'd be making cookies and sharing with the neighbors. I'd have my friends' gifts wrapped and mailed.

Life happens.

I'm working hard to learn Give the battle to God and praise Him in the storm. I am learning, but it doesn't come easily. Funnily enough, reminding myself that nothing worthwhile comes easily doesn't help.