Monday, June 18, 2018

Carpe Diem

What needs to be done, today?

Physical therapy


The Blessing Basket


Eat healthy

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 419

~ Blessed rain

~ Good books

~ Inspiring music

~ Yummy food

~ God's grace

Saturday, June 16, 2018


56. 52 Ways to Raise Happy, Loving Kids and avoid parent burnout by Mary Manz Simon nonfiction. I skimmed this one, too, but only the stuff that didn't apply to me, which was most of it. I bought the book years ago when I still thought I'd have a family. I decided to read it, at last, to see if there were any ideas for better parenting myself. I didn't read anything new. However, if you're new to the process or want to make changes to improve, this might be a good starting point. Short and easy.

57. Picture Perfect (Aliso Creek series book 1) by Heather B. Moore contemporary romance. I enjoyed the story so downloaded the whole series when it became available.

58. Third Time's the Charm (Aliso Creek series book 2) by Heather B. Moore contemporary romance. The hero ordered Thai, and his favorite is Pad Thai. Mine, too! Next to stick rice with coconut milk and mangos. Oh, and stir-fried veggies with pork or chicken folded inside an egg pocket. Miss it. Miss eggs. Interesting problem for the hero and heroine. I enjoyed the story.

59. The Daisy Chain (Aliso Creek series book 3) by Heather B. Moore contemporary romance. She's good at creating different characters and stories.

60. Lost then Found (Aliso Creek series book 4) by Heather B. Moore contemporary romance. There were a few details that were never explained, but I still enjoyed the story.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Coming Soon...

Carol Fiorillo, my amazing talented cover artist for all my books with Desert Breeze Publishing and my paperback copies of my anthologies, created a lovely virtual bookshelf to show off the cover for the not yet released Holiday, USA Anthology 2016-17, which is currently in review. I'll post when it's available.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

REAL Week 463

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
UBP ~ Upper body exercises and pushups

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

8: 1-mile walk. PT. UBP. x3. Stretch.

9: 2-1/2 mile walk. PT. UBP. x4. Stretch.

10: Rest.

11: 2-mile walk. PT. UBP. x4. Stretch.

12: 1-mile walk. PT. UBP. 
x2. Stretch.

13: 2-mile walk. PT. UBP. x4. Stretch.

14: 1-mile walk. PT. UBP. 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:

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Follow Up 12 June

How'd I do?

Physical therapy ~ Done

Walk 2 miles ~ Done

The Blessing Basket ~ Added a little more

Holiday, USA Anthology 2016-17 ~ Uploaded the interior. Cover is next.

Eat healthy ~ Done, pretty well.

Read ~ Only long enough to decide I didn't want to read the book. The author and I weren't coming from the same place at all.

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm
The highest and middle light is the moon. The others are a streetlight and house lights.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Carpe Diem... Michigan

NASCAR ~ A. Dillon 14th Truex 18th McDowell 25th

What needs to be done, today?

Physical therapy

Walk 2 miles

The Blessing Basket

Holiday, USA Anthology 2016-17

Eat healthy


Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 418

~ Air conditioning

~ Herbal tea

~ Favorite authors

~ New books

~ Sunflowers

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Thank you officers...

To my local police department, thank you for all you do. I'm grateful you patrol our streets on a regular basis. I appreciate your politeness. Thank you for doing a job that's often thankless.

I realize this picture is of a soldier, but I think the basic soul of the warrior is the same in both, to protect and to serve, to run in when everyone else is running out. God bless.