August Sunday

It’s confusing. It’s still hot as summer. But all around, there is talk of back of school. Uniforms instead of swimsuits. School supplies instead of beach reads. Bookbags instead of backpacking. My friends in Georgia actually went back to school today. What! In August? Isn’t it still summer! Yesterday and last night, I was helping…

Summer Reading For Adults

On July 1st, book-lovers from all over the world will hit the ground reading. The reason? It’s the start of Book Challenge by Erin 5.0. I’ve found reading challenges to be quite effective in pushing me to read something I might not otherwise choose, as well as helping me to increase my reading frequency and my…

Transitioning From Summer to Fall

5 reasons I’m sad to see summer go: As summer goes, it brings all the outdoor activities with it. Bye bye to summer usually means bye to ice cream cones and frozen yoghurt too. It’s really easy to get dressed in the summer – what with shorts and tank tops and sandals being appropriate for almost everything….

Literary Ladies Summer Reading Challenge

Have you read any good books lately? If you could, what would you recommend to me? This summer, I decided to participate in 3 different reading challenges (Don’t ask me why). The Literary Ladies Summer Reading Challenge was the second of two that I finished. These are the categories and the books I used to complete…

How To Outrun A Heatwave

The weather forecast this week is steamy. Oh joy! It may be the last of the real summer temperatures as we head into Labor Day this coming weekend. So there might be a heatwave going on but now is not the time to quit running. In order to reach my summer running goals, I need…

Changing The Focus

Last week, I had such high hopes for myself. No regrets, but somehow the time just seemed to get away from me without doing what I said I had planned and now I need to change the focus to see what I need to do better. I knew I had to readjust from camping so…

Instead of Blogging

The last week or so, I’ve been off my usual blogging schedule. First, the WordPress app on my phone is just not working. I’ve deleted it and reloaded the app twice and it’s still not working. And I write most of my blogs on my phone. So I’ve been keeping myself busy otherwise. This is…

Tennis Anyone?

I am chugging away at my summer list. Item number 15 of the list I shared yesterday includes leaning to play tennis. Side note: I’ve had my racquet for more years than I care to admit without knowing how to play the sport well. I need lessons! Day 1 of tennis lessons saw me struggling just to catch…

Summer Plans

Every summer, I make a list of things I want to do/places to visit/activities to try. My birthday is around Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of summer. On my list for the period June 21st – Sept 7th this year: Run 100 miles Bike 200 miles (this goal will probably extend to Sept 13,…

10 Day Sugar Detox Day 4 and 5

It’s hard to resist the sugary drinks and cakes and cookies that are plied on me on the weekend. As a matter of fact, I accidentally drank some juice before I realized I wasn’t supposed to drink it. It was only a few sips so I figure I’m okay.  I was at dinner after a…

5 Characteristics Of A Good Beach Read

I’ve been taking swimming classes and am eager to spend many hours this summer somewhere close to a beach or the pool. In between practicing the breaststroke and perfecting my freestyle technique, I’ll probably be covered up in the shade, with a big floppy hat and a tall glass of strawberry lemonade with my nose in a good…

Summer Reading Challenge

Megan announced the details for the Summer Reading Challenge and I’m doing it. It’s a great little challenge that runs from May 1st to August 31st. The categories are: 5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the general rules. 10 points: Read a book you have never heard of before. (Just go to a shelf and pick…