Monthly Archives: July 2014

Favorite Books #2

A few posts ago I wrote about my top ten favorite books. Today I’ll share more favorites in two different categories. I chose to categorize because two many books exist to choose only a few. Categories help.

Favorite Books by Southern Authors
1. Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
2. Raney by Clyde Edgerton
3. Ellen Foster by Anne Gibbons
4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
5. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
6. A Short History of a Small Place by T. R. Pearson
7. All Over but the Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg

Young Adult/Children’s
1. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
2. Like Moonlight at Low Tide by Nicole Quigley
3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
4. Anne of Green Gables Series by L. M. Montgomery
5. Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Engles Wilder
6. The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
7. Betsy, Tacy, and Tib Series by Maud Hart Lovelace
8. A Year Down Under by Richard Peck

I’m still looking for others to complete the top ten in each category.

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Training Anyone?

Two days ago I started training. One of my sons is my personal trainer. I’m not trying to lose weight. I just want to tone, tighten, and, for sure, flatten specific areas that with decades of use have shifted or expanded from their original positions.

Here is his original schedule with no proofreading edits:

Mon-15 Minute run. 30 sit ups 15 push-ups
Tuesday 20-minute swim 2 sets of 10 8 lb curls 2 sets of 10 8lb reverse curls 2 sets of 10 tricep lifts with 3 lb
Wednesday 30 minute bike ride
Thursday- repeat Monday
Friday- repeat Tuesday
Saturday- repeat Wednesday

Trying not to disappoint him (which reminds me of all the other times I’ve done things not to disappoint my children like running four 5ks, swimming across a lake twice, joining a volleyball team—do you see a theme here?), I’ve completed all my assignments for the first three days.

My arm muscles are a little wobbly this morning and I’m sore, but I’m determined to stick with this torture scheme.

I’ll let you know how it goes.