Monday, August 19, 2019

Carpe Diem... Bristol

NASCAR ~ 13 Truex 14 Wallace 28 Yeley 34 A. Dillon 37 McDowell

What needs to be done?

Physical therapy

Walk

Scripture study

Re-writes

Read

Eat healthy

Good sleep

Errands

Make something for fun

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 479

~ Ear health improving

~ Engrossing books

~ Encouraging friends

~ Sister help

~ God's grace

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Follow Up for the Week

How'd I do?

Physical therapy ~ Done

Walk ~ Short but done

Scripture study ~ Done

Re-writes ~ More done than it was at the beginning of the week

Read ~ Done

Eat healthy ~ Improving

Good sleep ~ Not bad

Errands ~ Done

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Friday, August 16, 2019

Brain Dump

A list of 15 points was posted on a friend's social media. I politely chose not to respond. They're allowed to believe what they want. I'm not the thought police. I needed to explore each topic, to explain to myself what I believe and why:

Someone saved me the trouble of having to explain what I believe. I'm a liberal, but that doesn't mean what a lot of you apparently think it does. Let's break it down, shall we? Because quite frankly, I'm getting a little tired of being told what I believe and what I stand for. Spoiler alert: Not every liberal is the same, though the majority of liberals I know think along roughly these same lines:

Starting here: Please, study political history. You do not get to decide what liberal means. Do the homework and find out for yourself.

Classic liberals more closely resemble conservatives: Less government.

Post modern liberals more closely resemble progressives: More government.

They aren't the same thing, not even close.

I'm leery to choose a label because too often most people think everyone shares the same definition, which couldn't be further from the truth. Numerous helpful conversations have started with: "Let's make sure we're all on the same page." I've noticed that talking heads manipulate language to their own ends. I've listened to them change definitions on the fly. It's disturbing. 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

REAL Week 524

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:

9: PT UBP 0-lb x3 Stretch

10: PT UBP 0-lb x5 Stretch 

11: Rest

12: short walks PT UBP 0-lb x3 Stretch

13: short walks PT UBP 0-lb 
x5 Stretch

14: short walks PT UBP 0-lb x7 Stretch

15: short walks PT UBP 0-lb x5 Stretch

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

TBR

66. The Yuletide Angel by Sandra Ardoin Christian historical romance. Forgiveness does not mean a renewal of a relationship; however, it works for this story. I want to try another one of her books.

67. Guardian of the Republic by Allen West with Michele Hickford "An American Ronin's Journey to Faith, Family, and Freedom." I learned more about the beginning of politics in the United States of America than in all my time in school, why the Founding Father's chose the path they did. Fascinating. I also took the opportunity to do some soul searching.

68. A Sidelined Christmas by Toni Shiloh Christian contemporary romance. This is my first read by this author. I enjoyed it and am adding her to my favorites list.

69. Operation Mistletoe (Operation Romance series Book 1) by Elizabeth Maddrey Christian contemporary romance. I'm not a huge fan of main characters that are reporters, but this turned out well. I'm glad I read it and look forward to reading the next book in the series.

70. Reckless: Pride of the Marines by Andrew Geer history. This gave far more history on Reckless' background. If you like things in chronological order, read this one before you read Sgt. Reckless by Robin Hutton, who gives far more detail about Reckless' life once she becomes a Marine.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

One Day Follow Up

How'd I do, so far?

Physical therapy ~ So far so good

Walk ~ So far so good

Scripture study ~ So far so good

Re-writes ~ So far so good

Read ~ So far so good

Eat healthy ~ So far so good

Good sleep ~ So far so good

Errands ~ So far so good

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Monday, August 12, 2019

Carpe Diem... Michigan

NASCAR ~ 4 Truex 13 A. Dillon 22 McDowell 27 Wallace

What needs to be done?

Physical therapy

Walk

Scripture study

Re-writes

Read

Eat healthy

Good sleep

Errands

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 478

~ Blessed rain

~ Air conditioning

~ Pecan Pie Muffins

~ Good books

~ God's grace

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Follow Up for the Week

How'd I do?

Physical therapy ~ Done

Walk ~ Done

Scripture study ~ Done

Re-writes ~ More done than it was at the beginning of the week

Read ~ Done

Eat healthy ~ Sometimes better than others but better than last week

Good sleep ~ Not bad

Errands ~ Done

Make pecan pie muffins ~ Done and delicious

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm