Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Traditions

I don't know if this is still available, but I'll look for it: Hosley Candle Company Rustic Pine scent. I haven't found it so far. I'm glad I bought extra two years ago. It's the only scent I've found that comes close to truly smelling like pine.

First Saturday Pancake Breakfast: Yummy way to start December.

Mulberry candles.

Do one thing every day to prepare for Christmas.

Polar Express movie.

ION television shows their own collection of Christmas movies that they play on the weekends. Not high end stuff. Some aren't worth the time, but a few are warm fuzzies, like A Christmas Kiss I and II.

To help me remember: 12 Days After Christmas starts with 1st night, the night of Christmas Day, ending on 12th night on the 5th of January and 12th day on the 6th.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Follow Up 29 Nov

How'd I do?

Worked a little on All or Nothing.

Went through Knight in Disguise, checking for obvious errors, like the odd sentence pasted into the middle of a word. Don't know how that happened, but it's corrected now.

Walked and did PT.

Ate pretty well.

No time to read as I went through Knight in Disguise.

Praise God in the Storm

It's going to be another busy day.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Carpe Diem

What needs to be done, today?

All or Nothing

Exercise

Eat well

Read

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 339

~ Amazing friends

~ Fun family

~ Better edits

~ Cooler weather

~ Improving injuries

Saturday, November 26, 2016

My Heroes... Susan Lyme Penn

Wow. They aren't even sure of her birth. Was it 1741 or 1742. The historians did know she was born in Kent County, VA. And she died many years after her husband, who died at forty-seven. What courage it takes to hold one's place in history, without glory or even notice.

I did a quick search for more information and found no more than I had. There are times when I fear being remembered and times when I fear being forgotten. I need to stop worrying about either and concentrate on filling my place in history.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Annual Start to the Christmas Season...

...with some of my favorite songs...

Stille Nacht (Silent Night) by Manheim Steamroller on their Christmas album.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTSkS0Abas4

Believe Again: O Come All Ye Faithful by David Osmond

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF__6qGtwSc

Angels We Have Heard On High by The Piano Guys.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrLoWt2tfqg

Baby, What You Goin' to Be by Trinity HS Alumni Choir
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsoB7mmdmFg

Mary, did you know? by Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN70R-3ao0U

Believe by Josh Grobin on the Polar Express album.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ19mW-TMRk

Merry Christmas Darling by the Carpenters.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR1ujXx2p-I

Josh Groban's O Holy Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zh-yR0pbmU

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Week 383 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:

18: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

19: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights. Stretch. Still recovering.

20: Rest.

21: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights. Stretch.

22: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

23: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights. Stretch.

24: 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:


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Follow Up 22 Nov

How'd I do?

Worked on Knight in Disguise edits

Walked and PT

Ate okay

Rested knee, improving

Company

Praise God in the storm

Monday, November 21, 2016

Carpe Diem... Homestead

NASCAR ~ Alas, Carl was taken out with only 10 laps to go. He was on track to win the Championship. I was so proud he's my driver. He handled the whole debacle with class. Next year. Go Carl!

What needs to be done, today?

Edit Knight in Disguise

Exercise

Eat right

Rest knee

Company

Praising God in the storm

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 338

~ Lunch with friends

~ Breakfast with friends

~ Safe arrivals

~ Beautiful music

~ Gorgeous flowers

Saturday, November 19, 2016

My Heroes... Anne Clark Hooper

She married William Hooper nine years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. What little we know of her is that she was spoken of highly. She was a widow by 1790, after being harassed for years. They had two sons and a daughter, who survived and married.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Week 382 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:

11: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

12: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. Stretch. Took it easy due to twisted knee.

13: Rest.

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

15: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

16: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights. Stretch. Twisted knee is improving.

17: 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: