Saturday, November 28, 2020

End of the Week Follow Up

How'd I do?

Physical therapy ~ Done

Walk ~ Done

Scripture study ~ Done

Edits ~ Progressing

Read ~ Done

Eat healthy ~ Good and bad but mostly good

Good sleep ~ Mostly good

Errands ~ Turned upside down but done

Make something fun ~ Biscuits, thanks to The Hillbilly Kitchen: https://youtu.be/MZn5OLsLCnY

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm


Friday, November 27, 2020

Annual Start to the Christmas Season

...with some of my favorite songs...

The first one is simply totally fun.

All I want for Christmas by The Piano Guys
https://youtu.be/c16dH9QezyE

Stille Nacht (Silent Night) by Manheim Steamroller on their Christmas album.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anv4FIQ4tbo

Believe Again: O Come All Ye Faithful by David Osmond

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF__6qGtwSc

Angels We Have Heard On High by The Piano Guys.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrLoWt2tfqg

Baby, What You Goin' to Be by Trinity HS Alumni Choir
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsoB7mmdmFg

Mary, did you know? by Donny Osmond
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtLCCrEVqPA


Believe by Josh Grobin on the Polar Express album.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ19mW-TMRk

Merry Christmas Darling by the Carpenters.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR1ujXx2p-I

Silent Night by David Osmond
https://youtu.be/PkVATabHBqc

The Gift by Aselin Debison
https://youtu.be/YeQt6S2O0Qk

Gentri's O Holy Night
https://youtu.be/g4fvMgNfN0I

A Soldier's Silent Night
https://youtu.be/e29nKH4DCFQ
A Christmas dedication to our men and women in uniform. A Soldier's Silent Night was originally titled 'Merry Christmas My Friend' and written by Lance Corporal James M. Schmidt in 1987.

Josh Groban's Noel (Full Deluxe Christmas Album) with a virtual yule log
https://youtu.be/--OfOU5iWxM

Thursday, November 26, 2020

REAL Week 591

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:

20: 1-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x3 Stretch

21: 2-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x3 1-lb x3 Stretch

22: Rest

23: 2-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x3 1-lb x3 Stretch

24: 1-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb 
x3 Stretch

25: 2-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x3 1-lb x3 Stretch

26: 1-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x3 Stretch 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

Celebrate with a story...

Giving Thanks

The eleventh novella in the series...

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

Eight years ago, Michelle Bronson ran away. Returning Thanksgiving Eve will allow her to settle before anyone knows she's home. Accepting Jesus made her new, but the past won't stay buried. She's strong enough to face it. She must, if she wants to embrace life. Maybe assistant baker at Holiday Sweets is the open door she's seeking.

Theodore Williams III lived his life as Mr. Straight as an Arrow. He remembers Michelle, along with his harsh judgment of her, but she's not what he expected. The choice is his to hold to what he knew or to embrace the new. Perhaps God is opening a door to the future.

Placing God first opens doors never imagined...

If you prefer paperback, Holiday, USA Anthology 2016-17

All four novellas, 9-12, are available in their entirety in paperback, including the covers on the back, for those who enjoy collecting a series.

http://a.co/5ETTtmt 


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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

Edits ~ So far so good

Read ~ So far so good

Eat healthy ~ So far so good

Good sleep ~ So far so good

Errands ~ Not yet

Make something fun ~ Not yet

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm


Monday, November 23, 2020

Carpe Diem

What needs to be done?

Physical therapy

Walk

Scripture study

Rewrites

Read

Eat healthy

Good sleep

Errands

Make something fun

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 543

~ Lunch with friends

~ Delicious food

~ Favorite authors

~ Attending church in person

~ God's grace



Saturday, November 21, 2020

End of the Week Follow Up

How'd I do?

Physical therapy ~ Done

Walk ~ Done

Scripture study ~ Done

Edits ~ Progressing

Read ~ Done

Eat healthy ~ Good and bad but mostly good

Good sleep ~ Sometimes good, sometimes not

Errands ~ All done

Make something fun ~ Brownies, ham and cheese and spinach on Cranberry Pistachio bread

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm


Friday, November 20, 2020

Brain Dump

A study was made of the 1918 Spanish influenza. Most deaths, as in more than 90%, were not caused by the flu but by bacterial pneumonia. The flu is a virus; antibiotics don't work with viruses. Bacterial infections can be treated by antibiotics. Why so many deaths in 1918? No antibiotics. Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. Ten years after the Spanish flu. Some history accounts state that it was ten years before penicillin was implemented, in 1938. Others say that the first use of penicillin for infections was in 1942. However, I did a little more research and discovered that penicillin wasn't used in hospitals until the late 1950s. If I had been born 10 years earlier, I would have died, like my great grandfather and his youngest son. I survived because of penicillin. How many in 1918 would have survived if they'd had penicillin?

Thursday, November 19, 2020

REAL Week 590

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:

13: 1-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x3 Stretch

14: 2-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x3 1-lb x3 Stretch

15: Rest

16: 2-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x3 1-lb x3 Stretch

17: 1/2 mile walk PT UBP 0-lb 
x3 Stretch

18: 2-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x3 1-lb x3 Stretch

19: 1/2-mile walk PT UBP 0-lb x3 Stretch