Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Book 13

The Wedding Party
by Robyn Carr

Adult Book Challenge 6/8
11/50 2015 Book Challenge:  a book with a love triangle

I just LOVED Robyn Carr's Virgin River series, so I am slowly trying out some of her other books.  As my husband worked odd hours this week, I had extra reading time and took advantage (though  my sleep suffered) to read this fun tale.  It had many of the elements I love in a book:  family, love, good triumphing over evil, happy ending(s).  I will mention that unlike her Virgin River series, this story didn't contain R rated sex scenes.  

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Book 12

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
by Joanne Fluke

5/9 Adult Reading Challenge
10/50 2015 Reading Challenge:  a book you can read in a day

I am finding it hard to believe that I have read a dozen books in January!  Of course, I was super motivated to read the Disney book prior to reaching 60 days out from my trip so I could make my Fastpass+ reservations.  And I was sick at the beginning of the month which gave me plenty of excuses (I mean time) to read.  You might remember I read a mystery earlier this month about a baker who solves crimes that I thoroughly enjoyed.  I borrowed the first book in the series to read because the Hallmark Channel is making it into a movie!  And then maybe they will make it into a series!  I can only hope.  I will say that the author has improved over time, however I did enjoy it AND I read it in a day.  

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Book #11

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World
by Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa

4/8 Adult Reading Challenge
9/50 2015 Reading Challenge:  A non-fiction book, A book with more than 500 pages (923), A book with nonhuman characters (Mickey Mouse), A book with magic (The Magic Kingdom), A book published this year

I am going to Disney World this year with the LRHB.  Now, don't be thinking you can rob my home whilst I am gone, as we are not all going on this trip which is the only reason I am mentioning it.  Well, not the only reason.  I mention it because I read most of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2015 in preparation for our trip.  I didn't read the chapters about Universal Studios, the Disney Water Parks (those I did skim even though we have no intention of going to them), shopping, the spa or a significant part of "Where to Stay"(because I already booked my room).  I did read many more than the 500 page requirement and I got so many helpful tips.  I am looking forward to this trip and even got up at midnight to book my fast-passes!  I would TOTALLY recommend this book if you are undertaking a trip to THE WORLD.  Great, great tips and information.  One note, don't read the restaurant section on an empty stomach.  Just saying!  

Monday, January 26, 2015

Resolution #5

Resolution #5 - Drink a glass of water when you wake

I am sure that if I googled drinking water, I would get several article links for you to read about why you should drink water.  However, I also believe that if you googled the inverse, you'd get articles to support that theory.  So today I am just saying, drink a glass of water when you wake up.  Chances are you wake up dehydrated.  Chances are that if you fill your tummy with water, you will fill more full after eating the proper sized breakfast.  Chances are, it won't hurt to do it.  

This is the next thing I am imposing on the LRHB.  He's been so fond of my measuring out his food (NOT), that I am sure that he will love this new household policy, too.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Book #10

The Perfect Christmas
by Debbie Macomber

3/8 Adult Reading Challenge
3/50 2015 Book Challenge:  A book set during Christmas

I read this book several years ago.  I called it cute and brainless with a happy ending.  True.  And I loved having a little bit more Christmas in January!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Book #9

Cream Puff Murder
by Joanne Fluke

2/8 Adult Reading Challenge
2/50 2015 Book Challenge:  A mystery or thriller

I loved this book.  I am going to be checking out more of this gal's books!  I loved the characters, it was G-rated, the mystery was just barely horrifying (the bad girl went down!) and the relationships were sweet.  There were fabulous recipes that I would be inclined to try if I wasn't eliminating sweets from my world right now for that fabulous spring break trip I am taking.  In fact, having looked over my 2015 challenge, if I check out a book with a color in the title (is lime a color?  cherry?  peach!), I can cross another one off my to-do list!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Resolution #3 & #4

Resolutions 3 & 4 - Measure Your Food, Just One Plate

I have trouble with portion control.  I think that servings apply to other people.  I look at what I eat and I think, "My diet isn't that bad, why does my weight keep going up?"  Yes, one reason is I exercise in spurts (a few weeks here, a few weeks several months later, etc.).  However, a big reason is that I don't exercise control when it comes to measuring out food.  And if I do manage to put an appropriate amount on my plate, then I proceed to fill up my plate again.

I am sure that somewhere in my past, either or both of these have been resolutions.  However, that doesn't mean I shouldn't try again.  And I am making EVERYONE in the house adhere to the measuring your food rules, and two of us are sticking to just one plate.  A growing boy is entitled to two servings (measured servings), right?  It takes time, measuring out things to the proper amounts for each and every meal, each and every day.  But I would like to think a healthier version of me is worth it.  

I'm worth it, I'm worth it, I'm worth it!  Are you?