WOD Challenge 4-9-20 No Man Is An Island

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No man is an island.

Do ya’ll remember that song? We had to sing it in choir when I was in Jr High School and as soon as I saw the word for the day’s challenge today, it brought that song back because it is so fitting for the time we are enduring right now. Here are the lyrics:

No man is an island,

No man stands alone,

Each man’s joy is joy to me,

Each man’s grief is my own…

We need one another

So I will defend,

Each man as my brother,

Each man as my friend.

I saw the people gather,

I heard the music start,

The song that they were singing,

Is ringing in my heart.

No man is an island,

Way out in the blue,

We all look to the one above,

For our strength to renew.

When I help my brother,

Then I know that I,

Plant the seed of friendship,

That will never die.


Does that not say it all?? I remember the tune like it was yesterday, we sang it so many times in choir practice, it is ingrained in my memory. We all need to read and heed the powerful words.

Yesterday was a stellar day in my opinion because I connected with several people, two in person and several by phone. We need other people, this isolation is for the birds. I was so happy to see and spend a few hours with my dad, I think we both felt better after that. I saw my brother too, through the door at his house when I took him a notebook he needed for his studies. I got several phone calls catching up with friends and family. I went to bed peaceful after getting that human connection I needed so badly. Yes, my hubby is here, but sometimes it’s nice to see and hear from other people that I’m missing during this weird time of our lives. Lastly, my son came home last night after several days at his girlfriend’s place, he has a job interview today. Go Josh! Pray he get’s it and maybe another.

Remember, we cannot stand alone, we need God and we need each other. In that spirit, I invite you to join in a special project for Let it Ripple to be part of a global film project. Here’s the link: https://www.letitripple.org/submissions/

Have fun!



Word of the Day Challenge

Keto, Writing

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Word of the Day Challenge

Well, it’s been a busy morning so far, how is your Monday going?

We enjoyed a family get together and dinner yesterday and I nearly forgot to take photos, proving I actually had company over. 😉

My dad Gus, see how nice his face has healed up?

Dave’s brother Bubba-Yea, he’s home from his year-long job in Houston!


I did though, and managed to get a couple of shots of unsuspecting dudes, Bubba and my dad, Gus-then a nice shot with Connie, my sister-in-law and Bubba’s son Stephen with his girlfriend Casey. They are such a cute couple. They recently got an apartment together and I know they will enjoy having more space than the efficiency apartment Stephen had before.

Connie, Stephen, and Casey

Our dinner was put together by my hubby Dave, and brother-in-law, Bubba. He made a smoked pork butt, and Dave made melt-in-your-mouth ribs and sausages. Connie made her famous strawberry, spinach, and feta salad (it has lots more in it than that) and Dave took a short cut and bought beans and potato salad from Sam’s. It was all delicious, leaving me feeling way too full to cheat with the Lemon Streusel cake Connie brought. I heard it was good though. 😉

Today I have been working on week two of a class I’m taking called Learning How To Learn. This week we are learning about Chunks or chunking. Chunks are pieces of information that are bound together through use and often through meaning. Chunks are best built with focused attention, understanding, and practice. Last week we learned about focus and diffuse areas of the brain and how to learn material in he best way, by practice and repetition. This week’s lesson said while that is true, you don’t want to overlearn the same material in a single session, or you won’t likely retain it to memory. The best way to learn they said was to use a Pomodoro technique and focus intently for 25 minutes, then take a break, go for a walk, do something completely different and relaxing before returning to your study.

The Pomodoro Technique

I think sometimes that I may be addicted to learning!  🙂

My goals for today besides blogging, getting my 30 minute lesson done (check), and finishing a story for The First Line (check), were also to do some Diamond Art Painting and maybe even coloring some more on my latest coloring page I’m working on for Linda G Hill’s Escapist Coloring Club. It takes me so long to blog, get through emails, and write all the things I need to that crafts fall onto the back burner sometimes. It’s ok, I have all week!

I’m back on my ketones, which gives me focus and energy to get all my goals accomplished! (They also help me maintain my weight, even if I have a cheat here and there)

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