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January 8, 2012

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Today ended up being a very fun day. I went to church this morning, which is part of my spiritual health goals. It was also the annual chili cook-off and I let my family talk me into participating. I never, ever expected to win or anything, my chili is so plain in my opinion and not spicy at all. Well apparently a lot of other people like it that way too lol. I got the 2nd place ribbon and there was not a drop of chili left in my crock pot. That really made my day more than I could have imagined. I love to win stuff, especially on something I did or made =) It was a good thing I had left a bowl of it home for my poor sick husband! Both my son and my husband said it must have been rigged, because I should have won 1st place... bless them =)

After that little high wore off I got a terrible headache and even though the thermostat read 80F I was so cold that I had to put my thick bathrobe on over my clothing and put some socks on to get comfy. That is so NOT like me. I am usually complaining about how hot it is. So we're thinking maybe I am not quite over my sickness, which makes sense, I am still very congested. I do hope it's not a sinus infection. Once those set in, I have a very hard time getting rid of them and they tend to keep coming back for awhile. So anyway, I took a nice 3 hour nap.

I woke up feeling better, but it was after 6pm so I just made some grilled cheese and tomato soup for dinner (I love that!) It was so yummy. Talk about comfort foods =)

I did manage to meet/exceed all of my goals today. I even did my 20 minutes aerobics with Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds, it wasn't till 9pm, but I did it! I also managed to bang out that Day 1 cardio video from the January challenge. That was like an hour ago and I am still sweaty lol.

I do still have quite a headache and will go to bed soon. But I wanted to keep up with my blogging.

I finished reading The Black Echo by Michael Connelly today. I gave it 4/5 stars. It was a good detective story with some twists and surprises, enough suspense to keep me interested. The main thing I didn't like about it was the profanity. I've read books with more, but I think this one could have done with less. It was the first book in his Harry Bosch detective series and I do plan to read more eventually.

That puts me at 2/75 books this year. I am listening to Purity in Death by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) ... I love the series and I especially like it as audiobooks, the voice actress does a terrific job bringing the story and characters to life =) My next book to actually read is called Endurance by Jack Kilborn. I've read one other of his books and I hope this one won't be too scary. He does tend to get a bit scary and very graphic at times. His style seems to be that of a super twisted episode of Criminal Minds.

So that's all for today. Thank you to all of you who take the time to read my blogs!
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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 1/9/2012 12:17PM

    What a great Sunday and great job on all your accomplishments yesterday! Congrats on the chili cookoff too. I hope you are feeling better today!

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POOKASLUAGH 1/9/2012 8:03AM

    I think 75 books in a year is a good goal to have. I think that's about where I'm aiming this year (except I'm actually trying to REDUCE to 75 books, from 128 in 2011, which was already down from the 184 and 217 of 2009 and 2010). I think 75 is a good number to have! I'm really hoping to at least get under 100 this year! :D

And congrats again on the chili cookoff!

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SWAYDE 1/9/2012 7:27AM

    Thanks you Sweetslady =)

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SWEETSLADY 1/9/2012 6:48AM

    Congratulations on your chili cookoff win! How exciting!

What a great way to start the week - in God's house! GOd is good all the time! :)

Have an awesome week!

Hope and pray you feel better today!


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