Summertime is here. And I've been back blogging for almost half a year. I have enjoyed doing this so much and hope that I haven't overwhelmed anyone with the number of posts that I've shared. My idea was to write about all the books that I finished this year and I've done that. I've had a good time with the top 10 topics, the waiting on Wednesday previews, the occasional weekend cooking posts, and the first paragraph book teasers. I've related what happened at my monthly book club meetings and shared a bit about life and vacationing.
Summer is a hot time in my part of the country. A really hot time usually. Life slows down a bit, even for those of us that don't work outside the home anymore. Some things are more outdoors based, but again, the hot. I enjoy summer events, but I really like making my life easy and sort of unplanned. When I was a teenager this song was a big summer hit. It's Summer Breeze by 2 Texas guys, Seals and Crofts. Summer Breeze just says summer to me.
So, I've been seeing some summer reading planning going on at a few blogs. And good for you, if that's your thing. Good luck! There are lots of lists of beach bag books and what books you might take on vacation and such. This is my plan for this summer and my reading. <<<No plan>>>
Shocking, right? I have no plan. I'm going to go where the muse takes me. Maybe a little mystery (of course), a few old favorites, a bit of YA, a romance or 2, maybe even a little horror. I've seen some call this 'free range reading'. Well, yahoo for that! What I'm saying is that I'm still planning on sharing my thoughts about what I'm reading, but there is no telling what that might be.
OK, another thing I wanted to talk about was some health stuff. I shared at the beginning of the year that I was planning to eat less and exercise more and I've been sorta successful with that. However, I've still recently been informed by my doctor and my normal annual bloodwork that perhaps a titch more effort might be necessary. Maybe more than a titch. Maybe more like a lot. I've known that I was pre-diabetic for a while. Yeah, I'm about as close to actual diabetes as you can get. My regular doctor is a peach. She's been my doctor for over 20 years. And she's given me 3 months to get my numbers down or I'm going to have to take additional meds, which I do not want to do.
I've gone back to Weight Watchers, a program that I have had success with before, big success. It just hasn't made it through my head that really, the eating changes have to be forever and always. Not deprivation and saying 'I can't ever, ever have...", but mostly. Weight has to be lost and exercise has to be regular. If I don't, well, I'm going to have bigger problems. Maybe not right away, but certainly before too long. So, I say all this to say - thank goodness for books on audio! Thank goodness for summer fruits and vegetables! Thank goodness for cooking on the grill and thank goodness I'm getting a chance to turn things around this summer!
It's summer and I'm going to read easy and frequently. I'm going to eat easy and less frequently. I'm going to walk and move my body much more frequently. Let's all have a great summer!