Saturday, June 23, 2018

On my mind...

Yes, wishful thinking as the temperatures float around 110.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Brain Dump

"If you can't make a product better make it harder to get into." This is a quote from one of my seventh grade textbooks. The article was on advertising. Yes, I've remember the quote all these years. It made an impact.

Dove chocolate, sadly, is following this proving the quote to be true. They've changed their packaging and reduced the number of pieces of chocolate from 36 to 30 but are still charging the same price. Not impressed. I think I've purchased my last bag of Dove chocolate.

I love when God provides the weird, silly, little things.

The same day I bought my last bag of Dove chocolate the sale shelves at Fry's had a bag of dark chocolate chips made by a company called Enjoy Life, and it's soy free! In fact, the yummy little chips have two ingredients.

2

Unsweetened chocolate and cane sugar. Hooyah!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

REAL Week 464

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:

15: 1/2-mile walk. PT. UBP. x1. Stretch.

16: 1-mile walk. PT. UBP. x4. Stretch.

17: Rest.

18: 2-mile walk. PT. UBP. x4. Stretch.

19: 1-mile walk. PT. UBP. 
x2. Stretch.

20: 2-mile walk. PT. UBP. x4. Stretch.

21: 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:


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Desert Breeze Publishing Announcement

It is with gratitude to our readers, and great pride in our authors and artists, that we at Desert Breeze Publishing announce we will be closing our literary doors as of July 2018.

We opened nearly ten years ago with a dream and a vision. We truly believe that in many ways we succeeded. But it is time to step back and say goodbye.

All DBP books currently available will be purchasable at the DBP website through the end of June. Some online stores will have them until the end of the month, but the take down process will begin immediately in order to close by the end of the month.

Blessing to everyone.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Follow Up 19 June

How'd I do?

Physical therapy ~ Done

Walk ~ Done

The Blessing Basket ~ Further along

Read ~ Done

Eat healthy ~ Better

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

A busy day ahead

Monday, June 18, 2018

Carpe Diem

What needs to be done, today?

Physical therapy

Walk

The Blessing Basket

Read

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

TBR

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: