Prompt: A funny book


I had high hopes for this book which is maybe why it didn’t quite live up to them.  The stories were not in chronological order and I found that the jumping around a little distracting.  Her stories were pretty interesting and insightful and she is funny for sure. It just wasn’t my favorite.

Prompt: A book you can finish in a day


I love this book! It’s short and is listed under YA I think though it reads more like a children’s story. It’s about a china rabbit who is loved deeply by the 11-year-old girl who owns him but he does not love her back. I’m not going to give any more of the story away because should you decide to read it I want you to experience it on your own. It made me cry.

Progress towards Reading Challenge: 19.2% (10 of 52 books)



Weekly Workouts 10

by Stephanie February 20, 2015

Happy Friday!  If you’re in the Midwest I’m sure you are just as tired of these waaaay below freezing wind chills as I am.  I heard somewhere this was supposed to be our last hard frost of the year.  Let’s hope so! The past week has been pretty solid for workouts.  I’m feeling like I’ve […]

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Reading Recently: Maine & 1984

by Stephanie February 17, 2015

I’m still reading like a mad woman! Here’s the latest update on my reading challenge: Progress: 17.3% (9 of 52 books)   Prompt: A book written by someone under 30 This book was published when the author was 29. It’s actually her second novel and it turns out her first one has better reviews but […]

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Monday Motivation: Discipline is…

by Stephanie February 16, 2015

This is why I didn’t have dessert on Saturday night. Why I ran last weekend even though it was freezing. Why I keep picking myself up, dusting myself off, and trying. Discipline is learned. Go after what YOU want most!

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A Great Run and Other Things

by Stephanie February 12, 2015

Last Sunday I ran four miles.  It was about 38 degrees outside.  I went out about 9 AM and saw several others out running and walking on the bike path. It was a GREAT run.  It felt amazing.  I took it slow because that’s how you are supposed to approach longer runs and this is […]

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Reading Recently: Two Books, One Week

by Stephanie January 28, 2015

That’s right. I read two books last week! I guess that isn’t surprising considering its January 27th and I’ve already finished six books. It’s kind of unbelievable to me. It may need to slow down though. I’m four episodes behind on The Librarians! Reading Challenge Update: 11.5% (6 of 52 completed) Prompt: A Pulitzer Prize […]

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Napping, Depression, & Progress

by Stephanie January 27, 2015

Last week I was having a really hard day. I was stressed and anxious. It was pretty bad. I was in a very negative place. Everything was wrong. Everyone would be better off without me. I’ll never be okay. Notice all those absolutes? Never. Every. Always. These are big players in depression. It’s one of […]

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Monday Motivation: Direction is Important

by Stephanie January 26, 2015

This reminded me of the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland.  “If you don’t know where you’re going..” Life is better with direction.  With goals and plans and dreams.  They don’t always work out.  They are difficult to achieve.  But they make a life, rather than an existence. Direct your life, friends.

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Weekly Workout Linkup #9

by Stephanie January 24, 2015

Time for weekly workouts!  Feel free to grab a button and link up to your own workout posts below. This was another great week of workouts for me. I added in a swimming and will be doing that once a week for a while.  It feels good to be back in the water and mixing […]

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Reading Recently #4: Jane Eyre & The Giver

by Stephanie January 22, 2015

I’m impressed by how much I’ve been reading lately.  More importantly, by how much I’ve wanted to read.  This usually goes in phases with me.  I’ll read a ton and then won’t read for months.  I’m hoping the reading challenge will help with that. I updated my challenge page and I’ve now completed 4 of […]

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