Thursday, June 15, 2017


A recent study of over 60,000 women found that those who slept less than 5 hours versus a full 7 hours, are more likely to gain weight.  I thought that was a myth, but over the years have found this to be true.   No more night time snacking for me!

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We keep staring at our TBR pile, and going  through it, but nothing seems to grab our attention. It really seems to happen even more when the weather gets warmer. You just don't feel like reading any of those dang books.

Some people just take a break for a while, and eventually something grabs our attention.  If you've been reading one genre for a really long time, maybe it's time to switch it up a little with something new, to get that excitement back.  That's what I've been doing for the past year or so, and it's been working pretty well.

Orphan Black - BBC America:  10am - Intriguing
So You Think You Can Dance - Fox: 8pm    Fun, fun, fun!
THE Great British Baking Show - PBS: 9pm  Amazing
Playing House - USA: 11pm - This show will have you laughing so hard.
Marvel's The Defenders - Netflix - Get your superhero on.

1 Bottle Dry White Wine of your choice
1 1/2 Cup White Tequila
1 Cup Triple Sec
1 Cup Orange Juice
1/2 Cup Fresh Lime juice
2 Limes, thinly sliced
1 Lemon, thinly sliced
1 Orange, thinly sliced
1 Bunch Cilantro, washed, dried, trimmed and tied.

In a large pitcher, stir together the wine, tequila, triple sec, juices and citrus.  Add cilantro, then cover, and refrigerate until cold, or overnight.

To serve, remove, then discard the cilantro.  Serve on the rocks and it should make 7 servings.

If you prefer not to drink alcohol, use 1 Bottle Sparkling Apple Cider and 2 Cups White Grape Juice instead.

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Ice Cream may not be eaten on Sunday.

It's illegal to whisper "dirty things" in your lover's ear during sex.

The penalty for jumping off a building is death.

A person may not walk around on Sunday with an ice cream cone is his/her pocket.

Slippers may not be worn after 10pm.

Women may go topless in public, as long as it's not being used as a business.


  1. I'm always switching genres because if I read too many of one type of book (even if it's a series) I get bored and fall into a slump. #getsocial17

    1. When reading so many books, it's definitely easy to get tired of the same thing Kristin so that they all run together. Hugs...

  2. Hi from Deanna's World. Glad to visit as part of the #getsocial17 event.

    1. Thanks so much for saying hello and hope all is well! Hugs...

  3. I am in trouble. I never enjoy more than 4 to 5 hours of sleep a night.

    1. Kim, you have so much on your plate, that I'm not surprised that you're not sleeping that many hours. I hope you can take just a week to relax, and maybe get in at least 6 hours one day soon. You're the best! Hugs...

  4. I'm in a weight loss program and my doctor told me it's true that you gain weight if you don't get enough sleep - and stress can do it too!


    1. These days, if I even look at food, I'll gain a pound. lol It's great that you are in a program where the doctor is super supportive and gives good tips, Lauren. That's very important. Hope your day is going well! Hugs...

  5. I'm hit or miss about the sleep. I think your reading funk idea of switching genres works well for me, too. I added cozy and thriller mysteries to the pile and its dealt with some of my meh feels.

    Oh my glands, those NY laws are a hoot.

    1. I'm like you when it comes to sleep, but I've been doing much better by forcing myself to go to bed earlier and to stay there. I used to sleep 4 hours then get up to start doing other things. I laugh out loud at some of these nutty laws that are still around. I wonder what would happen if someone got caught with ice cream cones in her pocket. lol Hugs...

  6. Ro I laughed and drooled this morning. Thanks for the great post. I am definitely trying the Sangria yum!
    I am lucky that I sleep like a baby so I guess I'll need to stop eating those burgers to loose weight brwahahah ;-)

    1. Doesn't that Sangria sound amazing? I'm getting much better with sleeping and have seen the weight loss for sure. Hope your Sunday is super peaceful today!

  7. Those are crazy laws. I have to take medicine at night in order to sleep. Otherwise I'm awake all night and sleep a couple of hours in the morning and am tired all day.

    1. Oh my goodness, Mary! That has to be the pits to be up all day. I thought they were pretty wild, too! Hugs...

  8. I can't wait to try those Margaritas! Thanks, and have a great weekend!!!

    1. Doesn't that recipe look yummy, Angela? Hope your day is special!

  9. I'm a fan of mixing up genres to keep the slumps away. It isn't fool proof but my luck is pretty great. I'm bad about snacking when I'm really tired. I'm not sure if it's because my will power is really bad or just because I feel like I need to do something to keep myself awake!

  10. I am always looking for new books! OMG those laws are crazy...we have some pretty old, silly laws in Texas called the blue laws. People who come visit can't believe some of the things we still have in place lol

  11. Thankfully they do not enforce the ice cream law here in Oregon! I eat a lot of ice cream and sometimes on Sunday :)

  12. That's an uplifting post filled with so much value. Thanks for sharing and greetings!

  13. A quirky fun post.
    So I can blame insomnia for being overweight? Hmmm.
    I read across genres.
    And am amazed at those laws which no-one has bothered to repeal. And at the mentality that thought it was reasonable to control legally when we wear slippers...

  14. removing credit card info really do not stop me from shopping but it sort allow me some time to think about purchasing while typing in the numbers.

    when I'm in a reading slump, I re-read favorite books, switching genres doesn't work for me as I just seems unable to change to another.

    those are crazy new york laws that I haven't heard of at all, I guess it's a good think I don't like going topless. haha

    have a lovely day.

  15. This was a fascinating post. No ice cream on Sunday? That's one of the best days for it. Can't imagine carrying an ice cream in my pocket though (NY). I am working on getting more sleep. :)

  16. Rest is important and for so many of us we are guilty of poor sleep routines ...

    All the best Jan


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