Sunday, April 30, 2017

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 361

~ Favorite writers

~ Music that sings to my soul

~ Yummy treats

~ Enjoying the adventure of life

~ Intriguing clouds

Saturday, April 29, 2017

My Heroes... Eric Stakelbeck

Mr. Stakelbeck is a researcher, writer, and the host of The Watchman, which I try to watch every week. He shares the stories of Holocaust survivors, interviewing them, allowing them to tell their stories. I also enjoy his bits on Israel and history. I'd like to visit Israel, someday. In the meantime, I appreciate those who share their travels.

Friday, April 28, 2017

TBR

36. An Uncommon Courtship (Hawthorne House series Book 3, not including the e-novella) by Kristi Ann Hunter Christian Regency romance. I love this series! I was surprised by the number of reviews that complained about the wedding night. It didn't follow the usual Christian romance pattern and stop at the bedroom door, but it wasn't explicit or even particularly detailed either. I've seen commercials more explicit. The scene is important in the story because of the innocence of both characters. I thought the writer did an admirable job of depicting the pitfalls and struggles regarding that aspect of being newlyweds. This book was a little slow to start but I once again found myself unable to put it down until the end.

37. Growing Your Own Indoor Organic Vegetable Garden by Jennifer Henson non-fiction, short, good starting point for growing an indoor garden.

38. A Handful of Flowers (The Callaghans and McFaddens Book 0) by Kimberly Rae Jordan Christian Contemporary romance, sort of a prequel to the C and M series. Only three of the books are out, so I'm going to read one of her other series first. I like reading her books one after the other.

39. A Little Bit of Love: A Collection of Christian Romance Short Stories by Kimberly Rae Jordan, enjoyable short reads.

40. Home Is Where the Heart Is (Home to Collingsworth Book 1) by Kimberly Rae Jordan Contemporary Christian romance. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Week 405 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:

21: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x1. Stretch.

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

23: Rest.

24: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

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

26: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

27: 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, April 26, 2017

Another busy day

I managed to accomplish a bit more editing, yesterday. A number of other activities required my attention. Today, I want to see how much editing I'm able to do. I'm currently a little more than half way through.

My allergies are also problematic. Sneezing is the easy part. Itchy eyes are the worst. Grateful for Benadryl, even if it does make me a little dopey.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Follow Up 25 April

NASCAR ~ Truex came in 8th, and McDowell came in 26th. Go Michael McDowell!

How'd I do?

Finish editing Giving Thanks ~ Still working on it but closer

Exercise ~ Done

Eat healthy ~ Done!

Read ~ Done

Clean house ~ Planned things done

Give the battle to God ~ Every day

Praise God in the storm ~ Every moment

Plenty to do today

Monday, April 24, 2017

Carpe Diem... Bristol

NASCAR ~ Delayed due to rain until, today! Go Michael McDowell!

What do I need to do, today?

Finish editing Giving Thanks

Exercise

Eat healthy

Read

Clean house

Give the battle to God

Praise God in the storm

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 360

~ Shared meals with friends

~ Delicious food

~ Good conversations

~ Improved health

~ Inspiring books

Saturday, April 22, 2017

My Heroes... Charles Spurgeon

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Spurgeon

He began preaching at sixteen. His first published work was a Gospel tract written in 1853, at the age of 19. A few months later, he was called to be a pastor in London, at New Park Street Chapel. His life was not without controversy, but I choose to focus on what I've been reading of his sermons. As I read my Kindle edition of Spurgeon's Gems, I was impressed by his insights and courage to speak his heart. So much spoke to me, affirming much of what I believe. Over the years, I've learned to glean whatever is good and inspiring. Most of his work is available for free in one place or another.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Edit Day

I've been sidetracked, often. I'm giving the day to editing.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Week 404 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:

14: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

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

16: Rest.

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

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

19: 2-mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights x2. Stretch.

20: 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: