Saturday, January 20, 2018

Rethinking...

Somehow, I need to figure out how to reschedule my writing so it's a priority again. 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Remembering

I don't know why, but the memory of a dear friend who passed away a number of years ago is especially clear. I can hear and see her laugh in my mind. She always said, "My life is never boring." She taught me a lot about faith, grace, and a love for good food. We connected on that and other topics of shared interest. She introduced me to Greek lemon chicken soup. She'd been in a car accident a decade before we met. It caused her excruciating pain, and she kept going, helping others, endeavoring to live her life as normally as the pain would allow. Some days were torturous. We would make plans to go to lunch or dinner and she or I would cancel at the last minute. Neither of us took offense. We understood that we couldn't know in advance how we'd feel on any given day. We'd re-schedule and try again. We made plans more often than we carried them out. She had a gallows humor that matched my own, and we laughed a lot. All these years later, and I still miss her.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

REAL Week 442

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:

12: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

13: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x4. Stretch.

14: Rest.

15: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x4. Stretch.

16: Overslept ~ no walk. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

17: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x4. Stretch.

18: 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, January 17, 2018

My easy pizza...

Ingredients: Take and Bake bread ~ I used La Brea
homemade spaghetti sauce
shredded mozzarella
fresh basil
sliced ham
 Bake bread.
Cut basil and ham ~ I used kitchen scissors.
 Slice bread and place on baking sheet
 Spread spaghetti sauce
 Add shredded mozzarella cheese
 Sprinkle fresh basil
 Pack on diced ham
 Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes
 Serve hot and delicious. Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Follow Up 16Jan

How'd I do?

How much further will I make it on Christmas Lost? ~ Made some good progress.

Walk ~ Done

PT ~ Done

Read ~ Done

Eat healthy ~ Pretty good

Dust ~ Done

Sweep ~ Done

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Made Chocolate Chip cookies

Busy day ahead.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Carpe Diem...

What needs to be done, today?

How much further will I make it on Christmas Lost?

Walk

PT

Read

Eat healthy

Dust

Sweep

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 398

~ Blessed rain

~ New books

~ Stirring music

~ Favorite authors

~ Yummy food

Saturday, January 13, 2018

A day off...

How often do you want to run away from home?

Today is one of those days.

Friday, January 12, 2018

TBR

1. In Debt to the Earl by Elizabeth Rolls Regency romance. I've read this book before but re-read it to remind myself of the secondary character who is the hero in the next book.

2. His Convenient Marchioness by Elizabeth Rolls Regency romance. Unexpected twists and turns gave the story a freshness I enjoyed. Elizabeth Rolls is one of my favorites and still is.

3. Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent is a true story. I laughed and cried and loved the book. It's a keeper. It's heart wrenching and inspiring. I pray I've the courage to allow it to change me, if only a little.

4. McKinnon's Bride (Willow Grove, Texas series Book 1) by Sharon Gillenwater historical Western Christian romance. Sharon Gillenwater is another one of my favorites, and I own all her books but a couple; they're on the Wish List.

5. Twice Blessed (Willow Grove, Texas series Book 2) by Sharon Gillenwater historical Western Christian romance.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

REAL Week 441

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:

5: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

6: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x4. Stretch.

7: Rest.

8: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x4. Stretch. 1-1/2 hours yard work, trimming roses and clearing weeds.

9: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

10: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x4. Stretch.

11: 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: