Wednesday, September 20, 2017

TBR

61. Submerged (Alaskan Courage - book 1) by Dani Pettrey clean contemporary Christian suspense romance. I've found a new author to add to my must buy list.

62. The Tenderness of His Love (Fostered by Love - book 3) by Kimberly Rae Jordan clean contemporary Christian romance. I wish I knew the order in which to read her books. I should have read The Callaghans and McFaddens Book 1 and 2 first. The books are stand alone, but characters from other books show up. I love her books.

63. A Heart Reclaimed (Peacock Hill Romance - book 2) by Elizabeth Maddrey clean contemporary Christian romance. I want to visit Peacock Hill, The Melting Pot restaurant, Charlottesville, Monticello, and the 18th Century restaurant Michie Tavern for a meal. I'll be reading more of her books.

64. His Father's Son (Sweetapple Falls #1) by Autumn Macarthur clean contemporary Christian romance. Another lovely story by Autumn.

65. Sink or Swim (Crescent Cove #3) by Lesley Ann McDaniel clean contemporary Christian romance. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Follow Up 19 Sept

How'd I do?

Edit Christmas Lost ~ Nope. Nada. No. Didn't do it. However, I think I may take it with me on my adventure; something familiar to work on.

Exercise ~ Done!

Eat healthy ~ Not bad

Read ~ A little

Clean out emails ~ I hope I don't regret tackling this one, today. Started. 

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Errands to do today

Lists to check

Still giving the battle to God

And praising Him in the storm.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Carpe Diem... Chicago

NASCAR ~ Truex won! A. Dillon is 16th. Michael McDowell is 30th.

What needs to be done, today?

Edit Christmas Lost

Exercise

Eat healthy

Read

Clean out emails ~ I hope I don't regret tackling this one, today.

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 381

~ Flowers, thanks to a dear friend's gift

~ A friend who runs errands for me

~ A friend's reassurance

~ Chats with a friend

~ A friend's safe return from her travels

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Flowers

A dear friend bought a GroupOn gift for my birthday... or maybe it was Christmas... doesn't matter. It was for a local florist's "Bouquet A Month Club." Every month, I walk into their refrigeration unit and choose a bouquet from the designated bucket. When I first saw this month's I thought the flowers were wilted. I shrugged and reminded myself I wasn't paying for it. I arrived home, removed them from the cellophane, and placed them in the vase. They are gorgeous! Best. Gift. Ever.



Friday, September 15, 2017

Life happens...

While my story languishes on the desktop, with only the first paragraph edited, this blog has had over 100,000 page views. Yes, I know many of those are spam-type views. 😒 First time for using an emoji in this blog, so there's always something new to learn and do. 

”I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.”
~ Jennifer Yane

Posted on an old Cute Puppies Widget

Thursday, September 14, 2017

REAL Week 424

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:

8: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

9: 1-1/2 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x3. Stretch. House work.

10: Rest.

11: 1-1/2 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x3. Stretch.

12: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights x1. Stretch.

13: 1-1/mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x3. Stretch.

14: 1/2-mile walk. 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, September 13, 2017

Follow Up 13 Sept

How'd I do?

Errands ~ All done

Exercise ~ Walked twice the distance I planned

Physical therapy ~ Done

Work on editing Christmas Lost ~ Started

Eat healthy ~ Okay. Not great. Could have been worse

Read ~ Little

Chat with friends ~ Done

Make mac and cheese ~ Added mushroom spaghetti sauce and green beans, tasted better

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Today, it would be lovely to edit beyond page one. *eyeroll*

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Carpe Diem... Richmond

NASCAR ~ McDowell came in 15th. Truex came in 20th. A. Dillon came in 21st. Go Michael McDowell!

What needs to be done, today?

Errands

Exercise

Physical therapy

Work on editing Christmas Lost

Eat healthy

Read

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 380

~ God

~ Prayer

~ Courage

~ Technology that allows us to stay in touch

~ Helpers ~ Fred Roger's mother told him that in any crisis he should look for the helpers because they'll always be there.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Heroes... The Helpers

I think I've mentioned this before. It fits still. Fred Rogers, of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, spoke of his mother's telling him that in any disaster he was to look for the helpers because they would be there. I watched the rescues of people and animals during and after Harvey. People who had nothing to gain by giving their time, energy, and resources to help others, simply because it needed to be done. Every time, I look for the helpers and they always appear.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

REAL Week 423

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:

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

2: 1-1/2 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x3. Stretch.

3: Rest.

4: 1-1/2 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x3. Stretch. 1-hour yard work.

5: 1/2-mile walk. PT. UB. 
Used 1-lb weights x1. Stretch.

6: 1-1/mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x3. Stretch.

7: 1/2-mile walk. 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: