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Friday, April 18, 2014

thespian15

9:07AM

For the last couple of days I have been walking Maggie down the block and around to the park.
She has done fairly well walking. Not really heeling, but she hasn't been pulling really hard on the leash, unless I have to pull her in and keep it short.
This morning I must have walked the puppy energy right out of her. She is currently napping at my feet. lol........

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

thespian15

9:48AM - Book Reading.....

I finished up No. 12 yesterday morning. It was a quick little read.
I read Welcome to Dead House by R. L. Stine. It's one of the Goosebumps books.
A family inherits a big old house from an unknown uncle. The daughter is seeing people in the house that aren't there. The dog is not at all happy. The children meet some local kids. One day the dog runs away. The kids go out looking for him and end up in the graveyard. They stumble across several grave stones that mysteriously have the names of all the kids they have been playing with.
In the last 10 pages or so it's revealed that the whole town had mysteriously died and now every year they "invite" a family to come live in this one house, and they are eventually killed because the residents need new blood.
The kids rescue their parents and they get out of the town as fast as they can.
The Goosebump books are anything seriously heavy, but they are enjoyable little reads. :p

Grade: B

Book List 2014:

1. A Rite of Swords by Morgan Rice
2. Miss Buncle's Book by D.E. Stevenson
3. The Garner Files A Memoir by James Garner and Jon Winokur
4. Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales
5. Treatment of Choice by Mary King
6. Blue Moon by Laurel K. Hamilton
7. Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors
and Stagehands at Ford's Theater by Thomas A. Bogar
8. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
9, Hitler's Alpine Headquarters by James Wilson
10. Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie
11. Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth
12. Goosebumps Welcome to Dead House by R.L. Stine

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

thespian15

8:28AM - Diet Update.....

Another happy week. YAY...
And thankfully, because I think I am planning to go crazy this coming weekend, for Easter.
So is it wrong to predict a gain for next week already? lol........

Today's Weight: 229.0 lbs

Lost for the Week: - 2.6 lbs

Total Lost: - 24.6 lbs

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

thespian15

9:16PM - Diet Update.....

A much better week in the diet department, thankfully.
Not really sure what all I did differently, but I had better news. :)

Today's Weight: 231.6 lbs

Lost for the Week: - 4.2 lbs

Total Lost: - 22.0 lbs

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

thespian15

11:19PM - Book Reading.....

I just finished up reading book No. 11.
I read Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth.
I am not sure if the book is based on the PBS series or if the series is based on the book.
It's about a young nurse who works with a group of nuns and other nurses as a midwife in the slums of London, England back in the 1950-60s.
It is a really good read, and also a very good tv series.
To think about women giving birth now, and then to look back at what things were like 60 years ago. Wow...
One of the stories she tells is about a woman who is giving birth to her 24 child. She speaks no English, her loving husband speaks no Spanish, they communicate through the children who speak both languages. The husband is a bit of an odd duck himself in that he helps take care of the kids, he does housework and cooking, and is openly loving towards his wife. Then near the end of the book she tells the story how the woman has had an accident and is pregnant with her 25th child. The woman is going into premature labor.
I felt so connected to the family through the earlier story, that I started to get choked up reading about the event then happening. Thankfully through shear determination of a mother's love, and the new antibiotics, both mother and child survive.
The one thing I haven't figured out yet, is if these stories are based in fact or if it's a book of fiction. It says memoir, so I am assuming that there is factual stories involved.
Sorry, not the best of reviews...

Grade: A

Book List 2014:

1. A Rite of Swords by Morgan Rice
2. Miss Buncle's Book by D.E. Stevenson
3. The Garner Files A Memoir by James Garner and Jon Winokur
4. Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales
5. Treatment of Choice by Mary King
6. Blue Moon by Laurel K. Hamilton
7. Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors
and Stagehands at Ford's Theater by Thomas A. Bogar
8. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
9, Hitler's Alpine Headquarters by James Wilson
10. Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie
11. Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth

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