Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Follow Up 20 Feb

How'd I do?

My sister and I attended the Renaissance Fair and had a great time. We enjoyed the music, food, and things to see. By mid afternoon, I was tiring, so Ruth brought me home. We ended up wet, as rain moved in. We made it into the car before the sky opened up to pouring rain. We laughed.

Not much else was done. I always come home tired but happy.

Today looks like it will be a busy day.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Carpe Diem... Daytona

NASCAR ~ A new season. Austin Dillon won! McDowell came in 9th. Truex was 18th

What needs to be done, today?

Taking the day off.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Give the battle to God.

Praise God in the storm.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 403

~ Blessed rain

~ Supportive friends

~ Inspiring authors

~ Heavenly peace

~ God's grace

Saturday, February 17, 2018

My Hero... Aaron Feis

A security guard and football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Florida, gave his life protecting students. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." May God bless his precious family.

Friday, February 16, 2018


11. 12 Strong by Doug Stanton nonfiction. Yes, it's the book on which the movie is based. The book, of course, is more detailed. I won't be watching the movie. I can handle the violence in the written word, but I don't handle the sight of blood well. I have had friends who lived in the Middle East, missionaries and military. They changed my perspective; this book confirmed what I'd learned from them. I'm glad I read it, but I'm not sure I'll read it again. Mr. Stanton did his homework.

12. Private Reasons by Justine Davis contemporary romance. This book is actually followed by Wicked Secrets. The heroine in the latter is a secondary character in the former. This only matters to people, like me, who like to read books in order. Both books stand alone. One of the things I love about Justine Davis' books is that I'm able to see myself in her characters. They struggle with many of the same things I do.

13. GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict The Building Blocks of Good Fiction by Debra Dixon nonfiction. This book has been in my TBR pile for a long time. I'm not sure how useful I'll find it. I know authors who love it and swear by it. As I read, I had trouble processing some of the information in an understandable manner for me. This is not an unusual problem for me. I wish I could explain it, but I can't. The way some people write I'm able to adapt their ideas into a message I'm able to incorporate into my thinking. Other writers feel like they're trying to force squares into circles. I didn't find this particularly helpful, but others will.

14. Upon the Storm by Justine Davis contemporary romance. Another of Justine Davis' early books. Steamier than her later books. I've said it before and saying it again that I love her characters and see myself in them. I enjoying seeing her work through some of my own struggles because it's a completely different perspective.

15. To Hold an Eagle by Justine Davis contemporary romance. It's book 2 of the Reese books, but book 1 isn't available in paperback unless I purchase used. And, yes, I just purchased it. I want to know the hero's sister's story, too. I give 5 stars to stories that inspire me to buy another book by the same author. Her stories inspire me to be more courageous, more adventurous, more outgoing, a better person.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

REAL Week 446

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
UB ~ Upper body exercises

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

9: 1-mile walk. PT. x2

10: 1-3/4-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x3. Stretch.

11: Rest.

12: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x5. Stretch.

13: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

14: 1-3/4 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x4. Stretch.

15: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights 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, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine Delivery

Time for the third novella in the series...

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.

Lance Nelson delivers flowers every Valentine's Day. This year, he decides to show the woman he's secretly loved all his life exactly how he feels, creating a unique bouquet especially for her.

This Valentine's Day, Sharon Kelly decides to stop waiting for someone to send her what she wants and orders a bouquet of flowers for herself. She might as well arrange for her secret crush to deliver them.

God works in mysterious ways to provide the way to Happily Ever After, even when His children stand in their own way...


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Follow Up 13 Feb

How'd I do?

Final edit of Christmas Lost ~ Worked on it

Add to The Blessing Basket ~ Didn't work on it

Read ~ A bit

Walk ~ Yes

Physical therapy ~ Yes

Eat healthy ~ Pretty good

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Another busy day ahead

Continue working on Christmas Lost


Short walk and PT

Eat healthy

Monday, February 12, 2018

Carpe Diem

What needs to be done, today?

Final edit of Christmas Lost

Add to The Blessing Basket



Physical therapy

Eat healthy

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 402

~ Good memories

~ God's love

~ Beautiful flowers

~ Favorite books

~ Inspiring music