August 24, 2016

Queen of Swords

I am a HUGE fan of Idina Menzel.  I follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  She posted on Friday that her NEW SINGLE is out!!!!  I love it so much. Her new album, titled idina., is coming out September 23rd! I wanted you to see the video. It's so beautiful, just like her! Her talent amazes me every time I listen to her sing. The song is fantastic!  Enjoy!!!!





You mistake mypassion for anger
Should I sit polite in the silence
So quick in pointing the finger
I got sick of taking the blame

If there’s a price to pay for your acceptance
A sacrifice for your judgment
I guess I have to learn a lesson
Now I’m not afraid to say

I can be likea raging storm
Don’t got asking me for apologies
I’ll sing ’till you hear my song
This time you better believe that there’s
No way I’m holding back anymore

I’m slaying like the queen of swords
La la ly la la ly la la ly la la ly ly (3x)
I’m slaying like the queen of swords
La la ly la la ly la la ly la la ly ly (3x)
I’m slaying like the queen of swords

I can be delicate as a flower
Or a warrior on a throne
There’s life for us to devour
Even if we do it alone

When I look into the future
I see my story my in the cards
Some days just hard and the truth hurts
But I never trade my broken heart

I can be like a raging storm
Don’t got asking me for apologies
I’ll sing ’till you hear my song
This time you better believe that there’s
No way I’m holding back anymore

I’m slaying like the queen of swords
La la ly la la ly la la ly la la ly ly (3x)
I’m slaying like the queen of swords
La la ly la la ly la la ly la la ly ly (3x)
I’m slaying like the queen of swords

I can be like a raging storm
(Don’t got asking me for apologies)
I’ll sing ’till you hear my song
(This time you better believe that there’s)
No way I’m holding back anymore

I’m slaying like the queen of swords
La la ly la la ly la la ly la la ly ly (3x)
I’m slaying like the queen of swords
La la ly la la ly la la ly la la ly ly (3x)
I’m slaying like the queen of swords

August 22, 2016

Red's Book Club

I've been in several book clubs over the years. Whether it's been a group of strangers that have become friends, an online community, or friends that want to read what Reese Witherspoon is reading (you can check out #RWbookclub here...there are some great books they are reading).

I have gone through all of my books and guess how many I own that I have not read yet!  96!!! I have 96 books on my bookshelf that are unread! Goodness gracious me that's a lot of books. If you look at it in dollars, it's somewhere around $1,000, if not more, sitting on my bookshelf. I'm a traditional girl and like holding a book in my hands. I'm starting to enjoy my Amazon Kindle app on my phone, but I'm pretty much a paperback kinda girl.

With that said, I have decided to start my own book club. I have enough books to last at least two years (that's three books a month).  I typed up all of my unread book titles and then cut them up into little slivers of paper and put them into a jar. I am keeping the little jar on my bookshelf.


When I'm ready to read a new book I will randomly pull a piece of paper from the jar. I probably saw this on pinterest some where.


I finished Supernova, Book 1 in the Heroes of Arcania trilogy (by Liz C. Long...check her out for sure). I pulled a sliver of paper out of the jar and the first book in Red's Book Club is What Would Audrey Do, by Pamela Keogh. You can follow along with what I'm reading on Instagram using the hashtag #RedsBookClub.

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Who wants to read along with me?

The book following What Would Audrey Do? will be The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins.





August 1, 2016

August Goals


I have some things I'd like to accomplish this month (also my birthday month) and I thought I would share them with you. Here's what I'm thinking for August . . .
  • Load the remainder of my photos onto Shutterfly.
    • I have a ton of photos on my computer. My mom recently used Shutterfly for the first time and asked me to help her build a photo book. You can have folders and albums to keep up on the site for free. I started putting photos up and I am now obsessed! It's fantastic!
  • Read 3 books
    • I am currently reading Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles as well as Supernova: Heroes of Arcania. I want to finish those two books and read an additional one by the end of August. I'm 6 books behind on my Goodreads challenge and I want to try and make that up.
  • Finish my Bible Study!
    • I started a Bible Study back in March and I'm sooo close to being finished. 
    • I have another one that I was supposed to begin with an online community in June. If I can get the first one done, then I can start the new one.
  • Lose 4 pounds
    • That's one pound a week. I can do that!  My current weight is 167.6 - I'll weigh on September 1st
Wish me luck!  Do you have any goals for the month of August?






July 31, 2016

Sunday Sweat Sessions Vol 2


Last week's work outs:
Sunday, July 24: Walked the Greenway - 3 miles/1 hour
Monday, July 25: None
Tuesday, July 26: None
Wednesday, July 27: 15 Minutes on Treadmill & 3 part circuit (2 rounds w/3lbs)
Thursday, July 28: 20 minutes treadmill; 20 minutes bike; 10 bridges; 15 pushups
Friday, July 29: 10 Minutes on Treadmill & 3 part circuit (2 rounds w/5lbs)
Saturday, July 30: Walked the Greenway - 3 miles/50 minutes

I am so proud of my workouts! My goal is to get a workout in 5 days a week. I found a 3-part circuit in Women's Health and I started that on Wednesday and am really liking it so far. I'm doing two rounds of it right now and after doing it three times I'm upping it to three rounds. I did the third day of it today, so on Tuesday I'll add a third round while keeping the 5 pounds.

I'm doing okay with the food. This week wasn't too bad and some days were better than others. I'm starting to keep a food journal and tracking my calories. I was going to weigh once a week, but S told me track by inches. I measured today and will measure again in 4 weeks (I'll probably weigh again in 4 weeks as well).

How was your week?

July 28, 2016

Update: Summer Movies


I cannot believe that July is pretty much over. Monday is August first! Whoa! Crazy! I haven't gotten to as many movies I would have liked, but I have seen some.  Here's an update on the movies I have seen so far this summer.

Me Before You
This was such a tear jerker. I knew it would be. It was really good though. I thought is was wonderfully cast. The only complaint that I have is that they didn't portray in the film exactly how much pain Will was in. The book did that much better and also was more detailed about his suicide attempt. That was just sort of glossed over in the movie when they showed us the scars on his wrists.  Other than that, I recommend it if you're looking for a love story and a few tears.

Free State of Jones
I will not be surprised to see Matthew McConaughey receive and Oscar nomination for his role in this movie. It was fantastic! I don't have a bad thing to say about this movie. I was sucked in from the very beginning. It was over two hours, but to me it didn't feel that way. 

Independence Day: Resurgence
I was disappointed with this one. It was basically the same movie from 20 years ago with a slightly different cast (people died and moved on...story line that is). I did like how we got to see the President's daughter as well as Will Smith's character's son all grown up (different actors). It was just okay, though.

Finding Dory
This was FANTASTIC! I loved every bit of this movie. Ellen is so wonderful as Dory. This is a great movie for the whole family!

Star Trek: Beyond
I like it, but not as much as the first two reboots. I love Chris Pine and have no problem looking at him for two hours. I would Redbox or Netflix this one though.

This weekend Jason Bourne comes out in theaters and I'm absolutely seeing it at some point.  Next weekend is Suicide Squad and I can't wait for that one!!!!! I'll probably end up renting the remaining movies above. If The Secret Life of Pets stays in theaters long enough I might get to it.

What movies have you seen lately?