May 242017
 

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Hosted @ From This Side Of The Pond

 

1. What color is prominent in your home? Are you glad about that or wishing you could cover it up or remove it?
I’d say a bit lighter than Cappuccino White, since all the walls are that color. And yes, I’m tired of it. When I move I’m going to go with something more colorful

2. What’s something you’ll NEVER do again?
Get married. At my age I just want to be able to go/do what I want when I want

3. Tell us a couple of ways you fit the stereotypes associated with your gender, and a couple of ways you don’t.
Fit:
Women love chocolate: Yum, yes I do, I love love love chocolate
Women only want successful, rich men: Money can’t buy you happiness

Don’t fit:
Women aren’t handy with tools: I can fix a lot of stuff around the house and even cars
Women are bad drivers: I’m a very good driver

4. May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. Have you ever owned a motorcycle? Ever ridden a motorcycle? If the opportunity presented itself would you hop on a motorcycle and go for a ride?
I’ve never owned a motorcycle but have always wanted one. My love of motorcycles started when I was young. My brother had a minibike (kids version of motorcycle) and I rode it all the time, and loved it. I told my kids a few times that I wanted a motorcycle and they all said “NO!” But I would hop on one if I had an opportunity to

5. If someone wanted to understand you, what should they read, watch, and listen to?
Read my blog
Watch The Big Bang Theory,  NCIS’s, the Chicago shows, and movies
Listen to Christian music and oldies

6. Insert your own random thought here.
I want to make a “Summer Reading List”, but I’m having a hard time coming up with books. I’d like books that are beachy/light, and bit shorter (250 -300 pages). All suggestions would be very much appreciated

May 232017
 

Faithful

Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in
“Anthem” by Leonard Cohen

In February, when the snow comes down hard, little globes of light are left along Route 110, on the side of the road that slopes off when a driver least expects it. The lights are candles set inside paper bags, surrounded by the sand, and they burn past midnight. They shouldn’t last for that amount of time, but that’s part of the miracle. On the second anniversary of the accident, a gang of boys creep out their windows and gather at two in the morning to see if Helene’s mother, Diana Boyd, drives along the road replacing each melting pool of wax with a fresh candle. They’re hoping to reveal a con in process and dispel the myth of a miracle, but after keeping watch for a while the boys all flee. In the early morning hours, safe in their beds, they wonder how much of the world can never be understood or explained.

FFT

Hosted @ Bibliophile by the Sea

May 212017
 

Sunday Stealing

1. Where is your significant other?
Sadly, he passed away in 2015 🙁

2. Your favorite thing?
Right now it’s audiobooks

3. Your dream last night?
Didn’t have one

4. Your goal?
Lose 10 pounds

5. Your hobby?
Reading, watching movies, board games & biking

6. Where do you want to be in 6 years?
At the beach

7. Where were you last night?
Watching tv at home

8. What you’re not?
Tall

9. One of your wish list items?
See the Grand Canyon

10. Your pet?
Dog Kaiyo, cats Boots & Jaspurr

11. Missing someone?
I miss my husband, mom and dad

12. Your car?
Purple 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

13. Something you’re not wearing?
Shoes

14. Love someone?
My kids and grandkids

15. When is the last time you laughed?
Today at work

16. Last time you cried?
Not sure

17. Favorite past time?
Spending time with family

18. Are you a hater or a lover?
I’m not a hater

19. Any vices?
Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate

20. Favorite questions blog other than Sunday Stealing?
Friendly Fill-Ins hosted @ McGuffy’s Reader & 15andmeowing

May 192017
 

Still reading:

The Stranger In The Woods by Michael Finkel

Hosted @ Freda’s Voice

“The billy-goat woods,” Sergeant Hughes called it. The locals’ term for this patch of forest, known for  repelling hunters and holding in snow, is “the Jarsey,” sharing a name with the unpaved Jarsey Road, which cuts through it.

Hosted @ Coffee Addicted Writer

What do you do with books you no longer want? Do you donate them? Do you take them to a half-price bookstore? Does a friend or family member benefit?
I donate them to my local libraries and give them to family members.


Hosted @ McGuffy’s Reader & 15andmeowing

1. I have googled many things, mostly new to me words because I want to know what they mean.

2. I have bought a lot of stuff, and even sold a few things, on Ebay.

3. I think I want to go on a walk at a nearby trail that goes alongside a river. It’s so relaxing there.

4. Not everyone thinks like I do, and that’s ok. I love hearing other peoples thoughts on things. Sometimes they make me look at things differently.

May 142017
 

Sunday Stealing

1. What is your occupation right now? How long have you been there?
I’ve worked at a health and rehab center in the dietary department for almost a year

2. Favorite rock band. Ever.
Oh so many…ZZ Top, CCR, Lynyrd Skynyrd etc. But my all time favorite is Bob Seger

3. What are you listening to right now?
The fridge humming

4. Last person you spoke to on the phone. What was it about?
My daughter Kilah. We were talking about what to do for Mothers Day

5. How old are you today? Or make up a question. This one bites.
I’ll make up a question…how old do I wish I was? I wish I was 29 again

6. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
I really don’t watch sports on TV, but do love the Olympics, winter and summer

7. What is your favorite drink?
After water, Code Red or Baja Blast

8. Have you ever dyed your hair?
Yes, a few times

9. Favorite food?
Chinese

10. What is the last movie you watched?
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 (I loved it, and loved Baby Groot!)

11. Favorite day of the year?
Christmas

12. How do you vent anger?
I’m pretty laid back so I rarely get angry. But when I do I exercise, watch tv or read.

13. What was your favorite toy as a child?
I didn’t really have a favorite toy, but I did love my purple bike.

14. Living arrangements? (Of course your pets count. Geez!)
I live with my son Anthony, a dog and two cats

15. What was the last thing that you cried about?
A video of a dog someone had starved almost to death until someone rescued him

16. Who is the friend you have had the longest?
I met my friend Donna in 1973 but we didn’t become “friends” until 1978, she’s more like a sister to me

17. What did you do last night?
Went to a Thai/Sushi restaurant with my two sons, daughter in law, and daughter in laws mom. I loved spending time with them and the food was really good

18. What are you most afraid of?
Being locked in a room with no windows/door

19. In how many areas of your country have you lived? What’s your favorite?
I’ve lived in Ohio, Florida, and California. I love them all but California was awesome

20. What is your favorite flower?
Purple Lilacs

May 122017
 


Hosted @ McGuffy’s Reader & 15andmeowing

1. My favorite cereal is Lucky Charms when I want to feel like a kid again, and Honey Bunches Of Oats when I remember I’m an adult. I don’t eat either very often though.

2. My prom was so so many years ago. My bf and I skipped both his and my prom.

3. The best thing about living in Florida is being close to my kids and grandkids, and many beaches.

4. I cannot help worrying about our country’s government and youth but, I can pray about both every morning and night.

May 122017
 

Hosted @ Freda’s Voice

This week I’m reading:

The Stranger In The Woods by Michael Finkel

No paths exist, but summer is rife with mosquitoes and poison ivy and thorns. Pine needles stick to your sweat, and you have to roll down your shirtsleeves to fend off the bugs. You can’t see more than a few feet in any direction; it’s claustrophobic and disorienting.

Hosted @ Coffee Addicted Writer

If you read a book you ended up hating, would you stay away from future books by that author, or would you give them a second chance?
I’d definitely give them a second chance. I may even try to re-read the book since the mood I’m in while reading a book can sometimes influence whether I can get into a book or not. Also, I only know a few authors who I love every book I read by them.

May 102017
 

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Hosted @ From This Side Of The Pond

1. Share a favorite memory of your mother or share a favorite something from your own life as a mother.
My mom was an awesome mom so I have many favorite memories of her. I can’t share just one. One of my favorite memories is that she took me and my brother to all kinds of concerts, musicals, and movies. She also took us to the pool most every day in the summer. She loved the rides at the theme parks as much as my brother and I did. She would give me money and let me go to the mall on Saturdays with my two bff’s. One of our parents would drop us off and then pick us up when the mall was closing. Back then we didn’t have to worry about getting kidnapped. We didn’t lock our doors or worry about being out after dark. I know that’s more than one memory, but it’s hard to pick just one.

2. In May we celebrate teachers (May 9) and nurses (May 6) both. Most every family has at least one in their midst, so tell us something (or a few things) you appreciate about the teacher or nurse on your family tree.
I can’t think of anyone who is a teacher or nurse. There probably is someone, but my mind is blank at the moment.

3. Chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad…which would you go for if all three were on the menu? On bread or a bed of lettuce? If you answered bread, what kind of bread would make it the perfect sandwich?
I love all three, but I’d probably go for the chicken salad, on Ezekiel Sprouted Bread

4. Do you have a desk? Is it organized? If so, share your secret to keeping it that way. If you don’t have a desk, where in your home do you take care of family paperwork and business? Where do you normally sit to blog?
Until I got a laptop I had a computer desk and that was where I wrote bills etc. Now that I have a laptop, I work at the dining room table because we only eat there when we have company. That’s where I blog and take care of paperwork/bills. It’s pretty organized. I do keep my Bible on the table near me because I use my laptop to keep track of my daily Bible readings, a few books, a cd player to play audio cd’s, my iPhone, water and a table top fan because I can’t stand quiet. I turn it on when I’m not listening to an audiobook, tv, or music.

5. When I was nine years old….
I was a Girl Scout and loved every minute of it. We did so many activities and I loved earning badges. My favorite part was the camping. I loved going camping. I also loved that my mom was the Girl Scout Leader. She was the best mom, and I loved spending time with her.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
I don’t know what the heck is the matter with some teens. I just read about a 68 yr. old woman who went to the pool area of her neighborhood to ask some teens to turn down their music. They were having a pool party that hadn’t been approved by the association. A 16 yr. old boy picked her up and they fell on the concrete, hurting her leg and arm. Then he picked her up again and threw her into the pool. Why? For calmly asking them to turn the music down? She also had two small dogs on leashes but thankfully she let them go before he threw her into the pool. Someone had a video of the whole thing and when they posted it he figured he better turn himself in before the police came knocking, so he did.

May 092017
 

Novel Destinations,  2nd Edition

Hardcover: 392 pages
Publisher: National Geographic; 2 edition (May 2, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1426217803
ISBN-13: 978-1426217807

Follow in the footsteps of much-loved authors, including Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Jane Austen, and many more. For vacationers who crave meaningful trips and unusual locales, cue National Geographic’s Novel Destinations—a guide for bibliophiles to more than 500 literary sites across the United States and Europe. Check into Hemingway’s favorite hotel in Sun Valley, or stroll about Bath’s Royal Crescent while entertaining fantasies of Lizzie Bennett and her Mr. Darcy. The fully revised second edition includes all of the previous sites—with updated locations—plus color images and an expanded section on all things Brontë. The book begins with thematic chapters covering author houses and museums, literary festivals and walking tours. Then, in-depth explorations of authors and places take readers roaming Franz Kafka’s Prague, James Joyce’s Dublin, Louisa May Alcott’s New England, and other locales. Peppered with great reading suggestions and little-known tales of literary gossip, Novel Destinations is a unique travel guide, an attractive gift book, and the ultimate bibliophile’s delight.

What I Thought
Like Novel Destinations #1, I loved this book. Included in the book are
Read ‘Em And See: Author Houses And Museums
Novel Dispatches: Writers At Home And Abroad
Literary Festivals, Tours, And More
Booked Up: Literary Places To Drink, Kine, And Doze
Journey Between The Pages

Two of the sections that I wold love to check out in person are Booked Up and Literary Festivals, Tours, And More. There are quite a few places near enough to me that I could visit, and one of the places I really want to check out is Hemmingway Days in Key West, Florida. It’s held annually in July.

How cool would it be to take a trip to all of your favorite literary destinations? This book, as well as the first one, are a book/travel lovers dream. I will keep both books where I can pull them off the shelf from time to time and check out all the places I’d love to go. Who knows, maybe I’ll actually get to see a few of them in person.

About The Author
Shannon McKenna Schmidt is also the co-author with Joni Rendon of Writers Between the Covers: The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads. After traveling full-time in the U.S. and abroad for seven years, she is once again living in Hoboken, New Jersey. For literary travel news and tales from the road, visit www.NovelDestinations.com.

 

 

 

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May 072017
 

For Today

Looking out my window… it’s 72° and there are two Sandhill Cranes making a bunch of noise

I am thinking… I shouldn’t have been in the sun so much yesterday, my face is read and hurting

I am thankful… that I’m going to see Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 later today with my two sons, daughter in law, and my oldest grandson

One of my favorite things… Groupon, saving money is a very good thing

I am creating… works of art from the adult coloring books I bought recently

I am wearing… brown capris and a brown and white patterned top

I am reading… Life After by Katie Ganshert

I am listening to… Prayers For Sale by Sandra Dallas

I am hoping… To  get my car detailed this week

I am learning… to manage my time better so I can enjoy doing the things I love the most,  more often

In my kitchen… going to try some new recipes this week

Board room… I want to make a raised garden, which I found here

Post Script… What Should I Read Next finds a book for you to read based on an author or book you read and liked

Shared Quote… “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not”
– Unknown

A moment from my day… Jaspurr not only loves to crawl inside boxes etc., she also loves to crawl inside book covers 

 

Closing Notes… I’ve loved taking day trips since I was young, and I’m searching online for some new towns to visit. I’ve found quite a few and hopefully next week my daughter and I can go visit one.  At the top of the list is a town that’s not too far away that has murals on a lot of the buildings. I love murals.

May 062017
 

April 28th was my oldest granddaughter’s 19th birthday. She wanted to try a new restaurant, The Melting Pot, so that’s where we went. It was a nice restaurant. We liked the food, but the entree wasn’t as good as I was expecting. The website says to expect the meal to last 3 hours. It took us 4, I suppose because there was so many of us, my son Jeremy and dil Susie, grandkids Arianna and Jordan, Luigi who is a friend of Arianna, my son Anthony, and me.

You get to choose the type of cheese and chocolate you want for two of the fondues.

The cheese fondue comes with artisan breads, seasonal fruits and veggies.

The chocolate fondue comes with fresh strawberries, blondies, bananas, pineapple, marshmallow treats, pound cake and brownies.

For the entree I got Tampa Big Night Out which included cold water lobster, teriyaki-marinated sirloin, Memphis-style dry rub pork, sriracha lime shrimp, Sun-dried tomato chicken, & wild mushroom sacchetti.

I liked that we got to cook our own meat in a pot. All the food tasted good, especially the chocolate fondue. Of course I couldn’t eat it all so I ended up bringing some of the meat home.

We had a fun time, I love spending time with my family.

This is the chandelier above our table.
I thought it was a bit strange, but I liked it.

If you’ve been to The Melting Pot before, what did you think?

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Weekend Cooking is hosted @ Beth Fish Reads

May 052017
 

Hosted @ Freda’s Voice

Life After Life by Katie Ganshert

She felt beckoned. Impossible enticed. Like an alcoholic staring down a snifter filled with the finest cognac. She nodded slightly and walked through the gate.

Hosted @ Coffee Addicted Writer

Question: Do you re-arrange and move books around on the shelves or move books off of your bookshelves to another area after a certain amount of time or do you just leave them the way they are?

I don’t move my books around on the shelves, but I have moved all my bookshelves into three different rooms in my house. I’ll be moving soon to a much smaller house so I need to keep only the ones that I really want to keep. When I move there won’t be enough rooms to move the shelves from one room to the next.


Hosted @ McGuffy’s Reader & 15andmeowing

1. I no longer use a landline.

2. My most treasured piece of jewelry is my mother’s ring my kids bought me.

3. This year, I have learned that I am a cat person. Our rescue kitty Jaspurr won’t let me not be 🙂

4. I would like to get moved before this year is over.

May 032017
 

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Hosted @ From This Side Of The Pond

1. Can you tell I’m embracing a Cinco de Mayo theme here this week? Do you like Mexican food? What’s your favorite dish? How about on the side-black beans, pinto beans, refried beans, rice? What about heat-mild, medium, hot? Will you celebrate with Mexican food and drink on May 5th aka Cinco de Mayo?
I love me some Mexican food and usually eat it at least twice a week. My favorite is stacked Enchiladas, but I also love tacos, burritos, chalupas, chorizo and avocados. I like my food a bit hot.

2. Ever been to Mexico? For work or holiday? Love it or no? If you haven’t been is this a place you’d like to visit? Can you speak Spanish?
I’ve always wanted to visit Mexico, but haven’t found anyone else who wants to go. I can speak a limited amount of Spanish, but I have Rosetta Stone and want to keep learning.

3. What’s one thing you may accomplish this month?
I’m such a procrastinator that I have no idea.

4. If you were mayor of your village, city, or town, what’s one thing you’d like to see changed, done away with, revamped, or accomplished? Is serving in public office something you’ve ever seriously considered?
There’s not really much for teens to do in town, so I would love to see a “teen center” built to give kids another place to hang out. And no, I’ve never thought about serving in public office.

5. What’s something that may be popular, but that you just don’t get?
I don’t get why there are so many food bloggers out there that take multiple photos of the same food and post them all in the same blog post. I only need to see one photo, not a bunch. It’s the same thing. And it makes the page load sooooo slowwwww.

6. Can’t let this week slip by without mentioning Thursday May 4th is Star Wars Day. As in ‘May the 4th be with you’ ahem. Are you a fan of the Star Wars series? Exactly how much of a fan are you? On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being ‘I’ve seen every film, own the action figures, might have dressed as Darth Vader for Halloween one year’, and 1 being, ‘what’s a Vader?’ -where do you land?
I’m familiar with the Star Wars movies, but don’t think I’ve seen the first one all the way through, and haven’t seen the others at all. So, I guess I land on 1, although I do know what a Vader is.

7. Scroll back through your blog posts and in three sentences or less tell us the general theme of your fourth blog post. Does it still ring true today? Is it a topic you re-visit on your blog from time to time?
My fourth blog post is a review for June Bug by Chris Farley. It was SO good! Yes, I re-visit this topic often.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
The older I get the less I like humidity and cold weather.

May 022017
 

Hosted by Joy @ Joy’s Book Blog

April was good, I met almost all my goals. I’m switching things up for May. Instead of tracking steps, I’m going to start tracking miles walked.

May Goals:
daily: deep breathing, prayer/meditation, 80 oz. water
Tai Chi 3 times a week
strength training 3 times a week using SparkPeople videos
walk 4 miles at least 4 times a week

On The Menu
Tuesday: Bunless Cheeseburger served with veggies and salsa
Wednesday: Grilled chicken with vegetables
Thursday: Taco Salad
Friday: Left Over Taco Salad
Saturday: Eating Out
Sunday: Pork chops with vegetables

May 022017
 
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years
by Sarah L. Delany, A. Elizabeth Delany

 
 

Hosted @ Bibliophile by the Sea

Both more than one hundred years old, sarah (“Sarah”) Delany and her sister Annie Elizabeth (“Bessie”) Delany are among the oldest living witnesses to American history. They are also the oldest surviving members of one of the nation’s preeminent black families, which rose to prominence just one generation after the civil war.

May 012017
 

PG-13
Parents Strongly Cautioned
Studio: Music Box Films
DVD Release Date: December 27, 2016
Run Time: 116 minutes

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

My Thoughts:
Ove was certainly a grouch, and the actor did a great job of portraying him. I don’t know why he was so gruff, but he loved his wife with his whole heart, and felt her loss to his core. All he wanted to do was end it all, but his neighbors kept getting in his way.

I loved that Ove softened a bit when he got to know his new neighbors and a few other people who came into his life. It made him grow on me and become one of my all time favorite characters from a book or movie.

All the actors did a great job, and I enjoyed putting faces to the voices I’d listened to through the audiobook.

Since I loved the book, I was pretty sure I’d love the movie.  Ove was a joy to watch after loving him so much from the book. I’d enjoy watching this movie from time to time, it had both funny and sad parts, with some roll your eyes moments thrown in.

As is usual, I liked the movie a bit less than the book, only because there was so much left out of the movie. Both are well worth your time though.

If you haven’t read the book or seen the movie, you should do so. Both will be on my favorites for this year list.

You can read my book review here

Apr 272017
 

Room by Emma Donoghue
Narrated by: Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, Suzanne Toren
Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 10 hours and 52 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Audible.com Release Date: September 13, 2010

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it’s not enough…not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son’s bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.

What I Thought:
Wow! This book kept me in it’s grasp from start to finish. I didn’t want to stop listening for a minute.

I can’t imagine being held captive like that. For Ma, the horror was being in Room. To Jack, it was all he knew. Ma made sure he had as normal a childhood as he could. Teaching him, making sure he got excersise, playing games, watching tv. But she wanted to get them out of there. When she planned their escape, I was scared for Jack. I didn’t know if he could do it. But he did! Then I wondered if he’d be able to lead the police to Room, and he did!

They were finally free, but that’s when the truth hit Jack. Everything he thought was only in tv or Room, was actually out in the world too. And there was so much more out there. He saw and felt the sun for the first time. He talked to someone other than Ma for the first time. He saw a real dog, tree, cars….

This book was amazing. I thought it ended too abrubtly, and was wanting more. I wanted to know how Ma and Jack did in the following years. Still, I loved this book. It was so sad, but had a few funny parts. It shows that there is always hope. There was one part concerning Ma that shocked me. I still struggle with it. If you haven’t read this book, you’re missing a good one. I’m glad I listened to the audio version. All the narrators did a great job.

I loved ROOM!

Apr 262017
 

Hosted by Kathy @ BermudaOnion

1.  Caerphilly
This was one of the ingredients in a recipe posted @ Honey From Rock. I’d never heard of it so I looked it up.

Caerphilly is a hard, crumbly white cheese that originated in the area around the town of Caerphilly, Wales. It is thought to have been created to provide food for the local coal miners.

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2. Serviceberry
I saw this word @ Beth Fish Reads in her Stacked Up Book Thoughts post.

Serviceberry is rare in that it offers interest in every season. It kicks off in spring with beautiful white flowers, which develop into tasty purple berries that attract birds in early summer. Or harvest the berries and use them to make delicious jams, jellies, and pies. The plant’s bright green or bluish green leaves turn stunning shades of red and orange in fall, and its silvery bark offers winter appeal. You can grow serviceberry as a large shrub or small tree.

Apr 252017
 

Hosted by Joy @ Joy’s Book Blog

Last week I worked 3 days on a different shift, so even though it was the same amount of hours, I didn’t get as many steps as on my usual shift 🙁

I could have walked on my treadmill to make the steps up, but I didn’t. Instead, I added some time to my strength training workouts.

Goals for April:
daily: deep breathing, prayer, stretching, 80 oz. water
Tai Chi/ Qi Gong once a week each
strength training 4 times a week

Do Yoga With Me Starting over due to back trouble the last few weeks

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 4/18: 5,205 steps
Wednesday~ 4/19: 8,911 steps
Thursday ~ 4/20: 5,067 steps
Friday ~ 4/14: 21: 5,613 steps
Saturday ~ 4/22: 7,324 steps
Sunday ~ 4/23: 7,836 steps
Monday ~ 4/24: 6,114

Strength Training: 
Tuesday~ 4/18: 150 minutes
Wednesday~ 4/19: 150 minutes
Thursday ~ 4/20: 180 minutes
Friday ~ 4/21: 180 minutes
Saturday ~ 4/22: 180 minutes
Sunday ~ 4/23: 150 minutes
Monday ~ 4/24: 180 minutes

On The Menu 
Tuesday: Clean Eating Sheet Pan Mexican Chicken Dinner

Wednesday: Crock Pot Spicy Cabbage and Sausage

Thursday: Steak, Baked Potato, Broccoli

Friday: Low Carb Beef Burritos

Saturday: eating out

Sunday: Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Chops w/fried rice

Monday: Bunless Hamburger with Sweet Potato Fries

How’d your exercise go last week?

Apr 232017
 

Sunday Reflections

Outside…
A hot and beautiful day

Thinking…
I don’t know what I’m going to do this week, I have Tuesday thru Friday off…and that I really need to catch up on the book reviews I need to post

Thankful…
That I have Tuesday thru Friday off

Reading…
Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk by Kathleen Rooney

Watching…
Lots of movies I dvr’d

Hoping…
This summer isn’t as humid as the last few summers

Learning…
I can still get by with just a few hours of sleep

Fitness…
Lots of walking and strength training, some tai-chi

In The Kitchen…
Eating out today

Today’s To-Do List…
I already did my shift at work, so I’ll be reading and watching tv

One of my favorite things:
Tomatoes, could eat them at every meal

Pin It & Do It…
Crock Pot Spicy Cabbage & Sausage (I’m using chorizo)

Looking forward to…
Going to the beach

A Favorite Bible Verse…
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Psalms 12:6

A favorite quote…
“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.”
Morris West

From the camera….