Sunday, August 20, 2017

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 377

~ Blessed rain

~ Toasted PopTarts

~ Cool mornings

~ Sister time

~ Gift flowers

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Head Desk

Christmas Lost is still not finished. Working on it, today.

Friday, August 18, 2017

One more day...

...and Christmas Lost still isn't finished. I'm distracted. Tired. So... for a bit of a change:

Experimenting with crispy rice treats, using generic crispy rice cereal.

Original Recipe on the Kroger Crispy Rice cereal box (I didn't see a copyright, so I hope they don't mind me sharing here. It's a yummy, easy recipe.):

1/4 cup butter

10 oz bag of mini marshmallows

1 teaspoon vanilla

6-1/2 cups of Crispy Rice cereal

In a 2-quart sauce pan, on low, heat butter and marshmallows, stirring occasionally, until blended and smooth. Pour over cereal and mix. Pat into buttered 9" x 13" pan.

My first twist:

1/4 cup butter

10 oz bag of mini marshmallows

1 teaspoon Irish cream flavoring

6-1/2 cups of Crispy Rice cereal

My sister suggested I butter the bowl before measuring in the cereal. Better.

My second twist:

2 Tablespoons butter

2 Tablespoons coconut oil

10 oz bag of mini marshmallows

1 teaspoon Irish cream flavoring

6-1/2 cups of Crispy Rice cereal

Coconut oil in the bowl and butter in the pan. Even better.

My third twist:

I'm going to try using all coconut oil.

These are rambutan. I've always called them fuzzy strawberries in English. In Thai, they're ngoc. It isn't particularly sweet. It is juicy, and it was perfect on a hot Thai day. Kroger's here is called Fry's, and some of them carry interesting foods you don't usually find. Experiment a little. Have fun.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

REAL Week 420

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:

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

12: 1-1/2 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x3. Stretch.

13: Rest.

14: 1-1/2 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x3. Stretch.

15: 1/2-mile walk. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights x1. Stretch.

16: 1-1/mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x3. Stretch.

17: 1/2-mile walk. 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, August 16, 2017


Sit down and write! Just do it! Suck it up, Buttercup. Finish the story! 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Follow Up 15 Aug

How'd I do?

Depends on how you look at it.

Christmas Lost, still so close to finished. Adding two sentences is two sentences closer but frustrating not to have figured out more.

Exercise ~ Done!

Eat healthy ~ Did pretty good.

Read ~ A bit. 

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

I need to do this again today only better.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Carpe Diem... Michigan

NASCAR ~ Truex came in 2nd! A. Dillon came in 7th! McDowell came in 27th.

What needs to be done, today?

Christmas Lost, so close to finished


Eat healthy


Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 376

~ Good friends

~ Finding a new author I enjoy reading

~ Sister time

~ Learning new things to help me be healthy

~ Beautiful music
Dust storm coming in, up from the south.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Once more into the breech...

I really want to finish Christmas Lost. A part of me hopes that my expressed desire will translate into goal accomplished. You know, the whole visualize what you want, and it will happen... I have disproved this more times than I care to count, and yet, here I am giving it another try. *pfft*

Never take yourself too seriously.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Where does the time go?

Yes, I'm still working on Christmas Lost. Actually, the last few days haven't seen much work. I've been distracted. It happens. I'm pretty rough on myself, mentally beating up on myself for not doing better. My saving grace? Knowing God loves me anyway.
Sort of feeling a bit like this picture. A storm moving in. Giving the battle to God and praising God in the storm.