Friday, March 31, 2017

TBR

26. Whiskey River Rescue (Whiskey River series includes books by other authors) by Justine Davis is a contemporary romance. She does have bedroom scenes in her books. I love her characters and her stories. This is her newest release. I'm steadily buying her backlist.

27. A Lesson in Love! (The Macleans series Book 3) by Autumn Macarthur contemporary Christian romance. This one hit close to the heart on so many levels. I'm also looking forward to the fourth and last book in this series.

28. Twist of Fate (Holiday Romance novella) by Rachael Anderson contemporary Christian romance. Delightfully fun read.

29. The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald fiction. My second read by GM. He's a remarkable storyteller. His descriptions are poetic and absolutely captivating. He's definitely a must read for me.

30. A Warrior's Faith: Navy SEAL Ryan Job by Robert Vera, a biography. It's funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting. I underlined and starred bits that touched my soul. This made me laugh:

Ryan was proud of his slow and steady, "deliberate" pace. He once told me that he had the speed of an narcoleptic sloth.

It also told me that though Ryan didn't fit the "ideal" SEAL in body, he did in spirit, and in the end that's all that mattered. A keeper.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Week 401 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:

24: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x1. Stretch.

25: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

26: Rest.

27: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

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

29: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

30: 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, March 29, 2017

Smile...

I'm endeavoring to learn to be more grateful, improving my praise God in the storm. A blood vessel burst in my eye. It looks awful. It doesn't bother me much. Mostly, it looks gruesome. However, it's improving faster than Mr. Google said it would. I'm grateful. Start small.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Follow Up 28 March

How'd I do?

Added to Giving Thanks

Exercise ~ Walked and PT

Eat... yeah, I'm not even going to pretend I'm trying to eat healthy. I ate! Woohoo!

A bit of fun ~ Late breakfast with a dear friend

Online stuff ~ Yep, done.

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the Storm

Repeat, today

Monday, March 27, 2017

Carpe Diem... Fontana

NASCAR ~ Martin Truex Jr. came in 4th. And Michael McDowell came in 33rd. This will be his first full season. Go Michael McDowell!

What needs to be done, today?

Giving Thanks

Exercise

Eat... yeah, I'm not even going to pretend I'm trying to eat healthy.

A bit of fun

Online stuff

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the Storm

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 356

~ Time with friends

~ Blessed cooler weather, for however long or short

~ Fresh herbs

~ Inspiring authors

~ Beautiful flowers

Saturday, March 25, 2017

My Heroes...

I've been thinking about this lately, with a more expansive perspective including anyone who protects those who cannot protect themselves:
This was posted in one of my inspirational widgets.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Yesterday was National Puppy Day...

...which was included in All or Nothing, the most recent novella (#10) in the Holiday, USA series.

Welcome back to Holiday, USA, small town America, where nothing happens, except holidays... and a little romance, if the hero and heroine trust God.

Secrets? Angela Goodrich owns a few. Moving to Holiday is her dream come true. As Holiday Sweets' new manager, she wants a fresh start even as she wants to share the truth of who she is. Will she still be welcomed?

Anger issues? Caleb Bronson denies it despite the fact he'd like to throttle his EMT partner's new fiancé for wronging his sister. What does it matter if his anger is dominating his life and spills over on the attractive and newest resident of Holiday?

The truth will set you free, if you're willing to endure the discomfort of letting go of the lies. God knows the pain hidden in the soul anyway...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N7MZC9M/ref=sr_1_1

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Week 400 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:

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

18: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

19: Rest.

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

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

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

23: 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: