Sunday, May 31, 2015

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 261

~ Memorial Day

~ Connecting with friends I've not seen in a while.

~ The opportunity to help others.

~ Finding what I'm looking for.

~ Fun.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

My Heroes... Dorothy Quincy Hancock

The book Wives of the Signers had considerably more on Mrs. Hancock. As I read her brief history, I could easily see her as the American equivalent of a Regency Romance heroine. She was raised well, learned all a young lady was supposed to learn, and had a bit of fire in her nature. She watched the Battle of Lexington from her bedroom window in aunt's home.

She and her husband had two children. Sadly, one died in infancy and the other at age nine. Mr. Hancock passed away first, and Mrs. Hancock remarried. Her second husband passed away, and she died a few years later.

What courage it must have required to not only stand with a revolutionary but to marry him. From the accounts given, she was a worthy companion and quite up to the responsibilities. Mr. Hancock wrote her frequently and complained of her lack of writing him. It made me laugh.

Friday, May 29, 2015

TBR List

38. Her Long Walk Home by Linda Barrett Contemporary Romance. This is the continuation of the Sea View House series. I read the first four books, several years ago, and desperately wanted to live in Pilgrim Cove. It's a delightful, fluffy read.

39. Three Little Words by Melissa Tagg Christian Contemporary Romance. She is on my Favorites Must Read List! Loved this novella. I've purchased the book that follows the novella and am reading it.

40. Operation Zulu Redemption: Overkill - The Beginning by Ronie Kendig Suspense Romance. If you love suspense but would like a little more of a Christian bent, this book is for you. With my struggles coping with anxiety, this book is not for me. :-) This books is free and sort of a prologue to the next four books.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Week 205 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. 

PT ~ Physical therapy using 2-lb and 1-lb weights, alternating days.
UB ~ Upper body exercises
I'm starting low, at 10, to restart my workouts, with no weights yet.

22: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. Stretch. Heat. Tennis ball.

23: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Stretch. Heat. Tennis ball.

24: Rest.

25: 1/2-mile walk. PT. UB. Stretch.

26: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

27: 1-mile walk. PT. UB.

28: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

The first picture was taken in February 2012. The second picture was taken in June 2012. Inspiration, at least to me: