Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day


On this day, we remember those who gave all and pray for their families who daily live with the ultimate sacrifice made for our nation.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 365

~ Favorite authors

~ Feeling better

~ Editing improving

~ Family time

~ Good friends

Saturday, May 27, 2017

My Heroes... The Families of the Fallen

With the coming of Memorial Day, another year passes for those with an empty place at the table. Special occasions have come and gone without their warrior present and no hope of a coming home. Families expand and yet there will always be the empty place at the table. The initial shock and crushing pain will ease, but there will always be an empty place at the table. God willing, good memories will eventually shine more light on the empty place at the table, so a smile springs forth instead of a tear. The tears that come will hopefully be brief and comforting, in time. God bless the families of the fallen, for their loved ones already rest in the hollow of His hand.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Still fighting...

Slowly recovering. I want to be well now. Still have to watch what I eat. At least I'm not sleeping more than I'm awake. One day at a time.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

REAL Week 409

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. Used 1-lb weights x1. Stretch.

20: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

21: Rest.

22: 2-1/2 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

23: Sick
.

24: Sick.

25: Short walks. 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, May 24, 2017

Sick and tired...

Apparently I was mistaken. I woke on Tuesday, after my blog posted, feeling quite ill. Starting over.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Follow Up 23 May

How'd I do?

Giving Thanks ~ One more quick read through. Found several errors.

Read ~ Yes

Exercise ~ Yes!

Eat healthy ~ Better 

Take care of me ~ Learning

Christmas Lost ~ Added a new beginning

Attended my niece's graduation! Yay!

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Another busy day, today.

I love this series of photos...

Monday, May 22, 2017

Carpe Diem... Charlotte

NASCAR ~ In the All Stars, Truex came in 12th. In the Open, McDowell came in 11th. Go Michael McDowell!

What needs to be done, today?

Giving Thanks

Read

Exercise

Eat healthy

Take care of me

Christmas Lost

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 364

~ A/C

~ Indoor plumbing, hot and cold running water

~ Vacuums

~ Easy cleaning aids

~ Digital cameras

Saturday, May 20, 2017

My Heroes... Military Personnel

May is military appreciation month. I'm grateful for those who choose to serve in the defense of our country. I have family and friends who have served or are serving. I've read personal stories in books and on blogs and watched interviews and movies. I don't pretend to understand it all. I only know that because of so many remarkable examples I've worked to become a better person. Freedom isn't free.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Closer Still

I had ten pages to go, and now I have seventeen... what happened? 😲

Really. I was down to ten pages... then again, maybe I miscounted. After all, I balanced my checkbook and discovered I'd written in one entry amount wrong and subtracted another entry wrong. Fortunately, I wasn't too far off after those blunders.

Onward.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Week 408 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:

12: Short walks. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x1. Stretch.

13: 1-1/2 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

14: Rest.

15: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

16: Short walks. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights x1. Stretch.

17: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

18: Short walks. 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: