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Goal in focus Read 50 books in 2017 49 people are doing this
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12/02/2017
  • diamondlightfoot
    diamondlightfoot Doing 7 cheers 2017-07-09 18:28:43

    I'm at 25 and still need to put the list together. I don't know how I'm getting so sidetracked. One that I recently finished is on a recommend list: Soleri by Michael Johnston. If you like ancient Egypt, this fantasy (which reads a bit like historical fiction) will be up your alley. Great book. I'll have to see what else he has written that I might be interested in.

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  • diamondlightfoot
    diamondlightfoot Doing 4 cheers 2017-05-22 15:38:44

    I'm up to 20 for the year on goodreads. I hope to work on and get finished Soleri by Michael Johnston today. Tor requested a review. It comes out June 6th, if I remember right.

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  • diamondlightfoot
    diamondlightfoot Doing 7 cheers 2017-05-02 13:41:40

    17 books completed. Titles to follow.

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  • diamondlightfoot
    diamondlightfoot Doing 7 cheers 2017-04-16 11:56:12

    Goodreads has me at fourteen and I have me at eleven here. lol I'm going to have to figure out which ones I'm missing.

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  • diamondlightfoot
    diamondlightfoot Doing 4 cheers 2017-04-09 13:44:45


    1. IQ84 by Haruki Murakami


    I put a review on goodreads, probably not as in depth as it should have been. This is a very long book and it took a long time to read. It's one I set aside several times, but was able to pick it back up and know right where I was in the story. It flashes between a man and a woman who have known each other as children. A lot of the story is fantasy, yet it feels real as you're reading it. I can see why Murakami is a well regarded author. I like long books, fortunately. I kept waiting for the man and woman to find each other, and that was part of the suspense in the story. Definitely a four out of five star read.

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Lose weight 324 people are doing this
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18/05/2017
  • diamondlightfoot
    diamondlightfoot Doing 5 cheers 2017-08-03 05:32:37

    My fitbit itself was acting normally all day. Tonight I found out there was an update for it and it hadn't recorded me all day. It says I walked all of 39 steps all day. sigh Which just goes to show that I REALLY need to make a better effort at doing my 10,000 steps a day.

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  • diamondlightfoot
    diamondlightfoot Doing 6 cheers 2017-06-09 13:23:47

    I went in for a workout yesterday and plan another one this morning. If I can do this every day I'm not working, it'll help make progress. I can't always do it on the weekends with Harlan home. My fitbit helps me figure out where I'm at in the workout. Very helpful little piece of tech.

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  • diamondlightfoot
    diamondlightfoot Doing 6 cheers 2017-05-19 19:51:13

    I went into Anytime this morning and got in a workout before heading off to do grocery shopping. My fitbit should be pleased with me today.

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  • diamondlightfoot
    diamondlightfoot Doing 5 cheers 2017-05-18 12:41:04

    I have a membership at Anytime Fitness and their new app links to my fitbit so I think it's time to get serious about this.

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20/03/2017
  • diamondlightfoot
    diamondlightfoot Doing 6 cheers 2017-03-20 14:28:37

    This is something I've wanted to do since the series was finished. If I put it as a goal, maybe I'll have the incentive to do it!

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    • celticchristian
      celticchristian Doing 3 cheers 2017-04-23 19:50:37

      @diamondlightfoot Yeah I can relate, I first started reading the Wheel of Time series in Middle School under the delusion that it was only a double trilogy. I got as far as Lord of Chaos before which there was a long enough gap to the next book coming out that I gave up.

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      • diamondlightfoot
        diamondlightfoot Doing 3 cheers 2017-04-24 11:02:30

        @celticchristian I have all the books, I think in a box in my utility room (I have four filled bookcases and need to thin those out). One of these days I'm going to get started on this. I remember when I read the first book. I sat there all day and almost finished it. My husband has listened to all the audiobooks. I think that puts him ahead of me. lol

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Declutter 115 people are doing this
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04/03/2017
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Travel 264 people are doing this
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14/02/2017
  • diamondlightfoot
    diamondlightfoot Doing 8 cheers 2017-02-16 11:39:37

    We're going to do a shorter travel this weekend. Harlan's birthday is on Monday and I took the weekend off so we could go to Oklahoma and play at Winstar. The best thing is that we'll be away from everything and we'll be spending time together. I'll have his undivided attention. 🙂

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  • diamondlightfoot
    diamondlightfoot Doing 7 cheers 2017-02-14 16:02:28

    I'm not sure how it decides the orders of these things, but traveling is one of my favorite things in the world and I try to do it, even if it's only locally, every year.

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    • charlie
      charlie 0 cheers 2017-02-25 22:33:26

      @diamondlightfoot What if I could tell you, you could accomplish your dreams by earning an income from watching adds on your phone? Would you do it?

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    • Captain Bones
      Captain Bones 2 cheers 2017-03-24 01:33:36

      @diamondlightfoot Travel is a passion, a wander drug. I've been to 32 different countries (many repeats) and can't stop, never stop. The world is a gift. We must see and experience all we can. Boat, plane, car, or train, whatever gets you there. Enjoy.

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  • diamondlightfoot
    diamondlightfoot Doing 4 cheers 2017-08-21 12:52:40


    1. Sleeping in. At least as far as Lyric would let me.

    2. A lazy day. I refused to feel guilty about it. Harlan slept in another three hours after I got up.

    3. I made the emergency pizza for supper on purpose.

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  • diamondlightfoot
    diamondlightfoot Doing 3 cheers 2017-08-20 14:31:55


    1. Taking the shoelace away from Lyric for a while so I can have a reprieve. I feel bad about taking away her fun for a bit, but I feel happy about her not tearing up the bed. Or chair. Or floor.

    2. Harlan finally got the trees growing in the sidewalk out of there. The squirrels love our pecan trees. They hide them everywhere. The porch is full of broken shells.

    3. The battle of the Swiffer. I was trying to Swiffer the bathroom floor and Lyric insisted on sitting on top of the Swiffer and then trying to get the cloth off of the bottom of it. While she was sitting on it. It took longer to Swiffer the floor than one would imagine.

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  • diamondlightfoot
    diamondlightfoot Doing 4 cheers 2017-08-19 12:51:24


    1. Harlan had the day off. He mowed the lawn while I caught up on a couple of things. Laundry is still pretty much done and that's something that makes me happy. I need to work on the floors and I'm thinking of joining one of the walk 10,000 steps a day goals. I really need to work on that.

    2. Lyric has her shoelace back and is back to battling it everywhere in the house. It's a viscous combat, but she mostly wins. I found it in one of my shoes. She must have been saving it, since I lost track of it. Her favorite place to battle it is on the bed while someone is sleeping.

    3. Texture. I love that app. It's been promoted as being Netflix for magazines and it is. When we do the grocery shopping, sometimes I'll see something I want to read more about and check it out when I get home.

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    • Andia
      Andia 1 cheers 2017-08-19 14:22:17

      @diamondlightfoot lol lyric is a delight for others not in midnight slumber.

      I really need to do the 10k challenge too. After I establish my exercise routine and walking daily then I will ramp up to that.

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  • diamondlightfoot
    diamondlightfoot Doing 9 cheers 2017-08-18 12:08:20


    1. A couple of days in one. I didn't have my laptop with me when we went out of town. So, the first one: we went out of town! It was to celebrate our anniversary. We were going to go to Shreveport, but couldn't afford to be gone too long, so we made a quick overnight trip to Winstar. The room was comped, so it was free!

    2. A free buffet for both of us for dinner. Nothing very exciting, but it's nice to have a choice. The chicken was better than last time (as I remember..it's been a while). It wasn't as greasy.

    3. Harlan won enough to keep playing and still put away money for his speeding ticket. I was a bit worried about that.

    4. Checking out some of the slot machines. We never did make it down to the off track betting room. That place is huge. If you ever go, plan on doing a lot of walking. But they had some new machines and going during the week, you actually can play them if you like.

    5. Checking out the new Ihop. They have so many different restaurants in there, but few places to just grab breakfast or lunch without walking down to the other end, so this one on the end near the hotel is nice to find.

    6. We came home early enough. I was wiped out with all the walking and having fun with Harlan, so I actually got to bed at a decent time. After getting cussed out by the cat for being gone for a night.

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  • diamondlightfoot
    diamondlightfoot Doing 5 cheers 2017-08-16 12:41:56


    1. A good night's sleep. It wasn't eight hours, but it wasn't one full of wake ups, either.

    2. I went to get the car filled up. The laundry got completely done. I picked up the emergency pizza that we forgot last time. A day of getting things done is nice.

    3. Lyric. She's a joy and a character.

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