Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Another Follow Up

After feeling like I didn't accomplish nearly as much as I wanted to on Monday, I gave myself permission to start over on Tuesday. Rolled out of bed with my alarm clock. Did my grocery shopping and exercised considerable self-control. I didn't buy any of the Valentine stuff still on sale. I knew I'd come in under budget and gave myself permission to buy the RedCopper 10" skillet I've wanted to buy, as my old teflon pan is "flaking." I didn't buy other treats I craved. Thanks God, for help with the self-control. I recycled the books I didn't want to keep. Talked to an estate planner and have a goal to set up what's needed for me by the end of the year. Taxes are done, and refilled 2- and 3-gallon water bottles. All done before noon. Ate a pretty healthy. Did my physical therapy. Chatted with my sister. Read a bit. Worked on Giving Thanks. Go me. Give the battle to God and Praise God in the storm.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Follow Up 21 Feb

How'd I do?

Walk ~ Done

Eat well ~ Pretty well

Giving Thanks ~ No words added

Removed several books from my library that no longer belong there

Give the battle to God ~ Learning

Praise God in the storm ~ Yes

Another busy day, today

God is good.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Carpe Diem

What needs to be done, today?


Eat well

Giving Thanks

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 351

~ Valentine's Day

~ New favorite author

~ Supportive siblings

~ Special celebrations

~ Aligning my priorities with God

Saturday, February 18, 2017

My Heroes... Tim Tebow

I read his book "Shaken" and loved it. One of my social media friends is a huge fan. It's because of her I bought the book. I'm so glad I did. He understands the need to ask, "Okay, God, now what?"

Friday, February 17, 2017


It's important to know what it is that you want to see or emphasize in your life.

The cozy bench, with flash:

Or the twinkling lights without flash:

What do you want to see in your life? Where will you focus your attention?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Week 395 of REAL

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.

PT ~ Physical therapy
UB ~ Upper body exercises

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

10: Short walks. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x1. Stretch.

11: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

12: Rest.

13: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

14: Short walks. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights x1. Stretch.

15: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

16: Short walks. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights x1. 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 15, 2017


6. Believe in Me by Autumn Macarthur is a sweet and clean Christmas Christian romance. I enjoyed the Ms. Scrooge and Mr. Christmas banter. I enjoyed more the perspective that whether your life is filled with one trial after another and sometimes several at once or charmed, each person reaches a point in their life when they must decide if they will choose faith.

7. This Time With Love (The McKinleys Book 1) by Kimberly Rae Jordan Contemporary Christian romance. I've added her to my Must Read list. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and look forward to reading more of her books.

8. Forever My Love (The McKinleys Book 2) by Kimberly Rae Jordan Contemporary Christian romance.

9. When There is Love (The McKinleys Book 3) by Kimberly Rae Jordan Contemporary Christian romance.

10. Guarding Her Heart (BlackThorpe Security Book 1) by Kimberly Rae Jordan Contemporary Christian romance.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Published in 2015.

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...

Monday, February 13, 2017

Carpe Diem

What needs to be done, today?


Eat healthy

Giving Thanks


Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm