Wednesday, September 30, 2015


72. The Kiss of a SEAL by Anne Elizabeth Contemporary romance. Anne is the wife of a retired SEAL. She writes steamy novels with SEAL heroes. This book is a novella. She also writes comics/graphic novels, though I don't read those.

73. Mistletoe Magic, A Christmas Regency Short Story by Donna Hatch

74. A Dream To Be Loved by Kandi Jaynes Contemporary romance. The story hit a little close to home. Kandi has become one of my Must Buy authors.

75. The Husband Test by Betina Krahn Historical romance. I love the Test series.

76. The Wife Test by Betina Krahn Historical romance. Of the three books, this is my least favorite. I still read it because it does improve as it goes along.

77. The Marriage Test by Betina Krahn Historical romance. This is my favorite of the three. I admit that mostly what attracted me was the cooking. :-)

78. Wright Words: A Compilation of 20 Weekly Columns by Jason F. Wright Nonfiction Inspirational short articles.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Follow Up 9/29

How'd I do?

Read through 5 of 20 chapters of Reluctant Knight. The plan is to be through it this week and have a few days to put it away before it shows up for final edits.

Did some reading. Not on the list, yesterday, but it made for a good break.

Added another chapter to Just Friends, but still haven't added the pages of hand-written material. Maybe today.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Carpe Diem... New Hampshire

NASCAR ~ Carl came in 5th! Go Carl!

What needs to be done, today?

Just Friends needs to be finished.

Self editing Reluctant Knight.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Thank Goodness It's Sunday... 278

~ Jon offers some good advice on writing a book, feeling and trusting God, and worship. The Anima Series Ask Anima:

~ Finished the next round of edits for Reluctant Knight.

~ Chat with a friend at P.croissant while I enjoyed a chocolate turnover and hot chocolate.

~ Chat with my sister at P.croissant and enjoyed a lemon croissant and hot chocolate.

~ Favorite books.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

My Heroes... Police Officers

These men and women put their lives on the line every single day. The vast majority do so because they want to serve their community.

This link shares those who have lost their lives, with a special section for "Line of Duty Deaths."

Praying for God's protection on the brave souls who choose to serve.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Brain Dump

I watch the news reports about the ancient tombs, sites, art, statues being destroyed by ISIS.

Mosques and Christian churches are destroyed. The mosque will be mentioned on the news, but not a word about the Christian churches.

The news reports on the refugees stuck in train stations. Sad, but they're still alive.

News reports lamented the little boy who drowned when his family attempted to escape.

Not a word is mentioned about the Christians being crucified, beheaded, burned, drowned, or sold into sex slavery. Little girls, the same age as that little boy, are being sold as slaves. Little girls, daughters, sisters, mothers are used as sex slaves, raped repeatedly every single day. Where is the outcry?

Not a word about homosexuals being thrown off buildings and stoned to death.

People are being slaughtered and the news reports on historical sites being destroyed. What about the human beings being destroyed?

The news condemns the loss of things and ignores the loss of life.

I'm stunned by those who are decrying an education crisis among the refugees. The children aren't able to go so school. These families are fearful of losing their lives, day in and day out. Not the kind of circumstances that are conducive to learning.

Priorities people!

Dear God, please bless those brave souls who are battling evil. In Jesus name, amen.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Week 222 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.

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

18: 1/2-mile walk. PT. UB. Stretch.

19: 1-mile walk.

20: Rest.

21: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

22: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

23: 1/4-mile walk. PT. UB. Stretch. Tennis ball.

24: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch. Heat. Tennis ball.

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