Wednesday, August 31, 2016


49. Good Enough for a Princess by Carol Moncado Contemporary Christian romance. It's a charming story

50. Island Refuge (Wildflower B&B Romance Book 1) by Kimberly Rose Johnson Contemporary Christian romance. A couple of passages touched my heart.

51. Class-29 UDT SEAL: Reunion Limited Edition by John Carl Roat. The training experience of a SEAL in the early 60s. It isn't prettied up, though I suspect he held back more than a bit. However, if a clean (no swear words) read is expected, expect to be disappointed. It's an amazing read.

52. A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham Christian Contemporary romance. I didn't like this book, at first. It touched a little too close to home. I loved it by the end and hope she writes the stories of other characters in this book.

53. Light Up the Night (The Knight Stalkers Book 5) by M.L. Bachman Contemporary Action Suspense romance. Bachman tells a gripping story. There are a few steamy scenes.

The photo was from my Funny Cat Photos widget, and I posted it here some time ago. Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to actually share new photos from my computer. I read an article and the author described it in terms of freeing your photos from prison. Why Mac wants to hold my pictures hostage, I don't know, but I'm not happy about it.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Follow Up 30 Aug

How'd I do?

Defrosted my little fridge. It needed to be done. I've put it off for months. Done!

Played with Word. I hate Word. It's more complicated than necessary. Someone thought it would be a good idea to do cutesy things with it, like having "Welcome Back" appear each time you open a document. Really? Yes, it lets me know when I was last there, but you know what? I don't care. It might be helpful for those who have others working on the same document or the same computer, but it isn't to me. I haven't figured out how to kill it yet. Give me time. I also have to figure out how to create a template, since Word's isn't what I want. Instead of straight up and down apostrophes and quotation marks, Word 2016 kicks them at an angle. I set up an autocorrect to straighten them. Does it work? No. Right now, I want to go work on my old computer and save it on a flash drive and put it on this computer. Stupid to have it be so much more work. My line count on each individual page is gone! Stupidest changes I never anticipated. MS did not make it more useful; MS made it more cumbersome. Augh! I hate Word 2016. If you can't make a product better make it harder to get into. Congratulations MS; you succeeded in making your product worse. I want my 2004 Word back!

I wrote the post due this Friday, for a writers' blog. Yay.

I worked a little on All or Nothing, when I wasn't going crazy with the changes I don't want.

Exercised. Yay!

Ate pretty healthy.

Started the day with prayer.

I think I did pretty well taking care of me.

Read. Yes.




Monday, August 29, 2016

Carpe Diem... Michigan

NASCAR ~ Carl came in 7th! Go Carl!

What needs to be done, today?

Continue to acquaint myself with my new computer.

I'd really like to work on All or Nothing.


Eat healthy.

Take care of me.


A busy day.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 326

~ Helpful people, lots of them

~ Computer and stuff arriving safely

~ Did I mention lots of helpful people?

~ Everything works, so far

~ God's Grace

Saturday, August 27, 2016

My Heroes... Mary Darnell Carroll

What an odd twist of fate. The Carrolls had six daughters and one son, and four of the daughters didn't survive infancy or childhood. Of the two surviving daughters, one married Richard Caton, an English gentleman. One of the Miss Catons became Mrs. Robert Patterson, who attracted the attention of none other than Sir Arthur Wellesley, yes of Waterloo. He followed her all over Europe, stirring quite the scandal.

Mr. Carroll had written his friends about his bride-to-be, in one lamenting her youth and his less than stellar health. As it turned out, she died at thirty-five, while he was the last of the Signers to pass, at ninety-five. A lesson to not second guess God or His timing.

Friday, August 26, 2016

It's here. It's come...

The new computer! No, this was not written on the new computer. The new computer is still in the box at the time of this typing. I have absolutely no problem with changing over to the new computer and anticipate many things being much easier. I look forward to no longer seeing notices about updating my browser and the browser not being supported.

However, new computer means new MS Office. I am not looking forward to learning about all the new "features." Only a hateful man changes stuff that works perfectly well simply because he can change it... and to force someone else to purchase the product he messed with in order to claim it's "new."

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Week 370 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:

19: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

20: 2-1/2 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights. Stretch. Lots of walking looking for what I needed for the new computer.

21: Rest.

22: 1-3/4 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights. Stretch. 

23: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

24: 1-3/4 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights. Stretch.

25: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

Jimmy Thomas is a business man, running a popular romance book cover site, a cover model, personal fitness trainer, and health advisorPictures: February 2012 and June 2012. Inspiration, at least to me: