Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A Moving Hodgepodge

What happened to July?  Come join us as we close out this month on the

1. Last time you moved house? Something you've learned in moving house?

"Moving house" is not a phrase I am familiar with so I will assume it means moving to a different house.

We moved into our current house back in 2007.  We learned that we only needed to keep what we loved.

2. Move mountains, move along, make a wrong move, moved to tears, get a move on, move up, move over, move out of the way, move the deck chairs on the Titanic, move it!...pick one and tell us how it fits your recent circumstances.

I suppose "make a wrong move" applies the most.  I messed up a knee right after the gyms closed and I started walking in the neighborhood.  I haven't let it slow me down too much, but recently had to have a steroid shot; however, I know if I make a wrong move, it won't be good.

3. What have you been doing to make yourself move (aka stay fit-active) during these strange times?

Since our gym closed I have been walking in the neighborhood every morning at 5:30.  The temperature at this time is still in the upper 70's and the humidity is usually in the 90's.  I walk for about an hour and manage to get in between 3.5 and 4 miles.  I try to get in a few additional miles during the day if the heat allows.  Three days a week I also do water aerobics at our HOA Club House from 8 to 9 a.m.  I do some stretches and exercises before and after walking.

I'm certainly not doing as much as I did at the gym, and once the pool closes, I will probably start back again.  I so wish though that sitting was considered part of staying fit.

4. This week's calendar includes celebrations for the following foods-

National Coffee Milkshake Day (Sunday), National Creme Brûlée Day (Monday), National Milk Chocolate Day (Tuesday), National Chicken Wing Day (Wednesday), National Lasagne Day (Wednesday), National Cheesecake Day (Thursday), and National Avocado Day (Friday)

Which one on the list would you be most inclined to celebrate? Which would you be most inclined to skip?

Definitely Milk Chocolate Day would be reason to celebrate.  I would most probably skip either the Chicken Wing or Coffee Milkshake day.

5. Next week's Hodgepodge lands in August! I know!! Raise your hand if you feel like July flew by in the blink of an eye? Now bid farewell to your July acrostic style. If you don't know what that means click here.

July brought fireworks and chaos
United we had trouble standing
Liberty took on a new definition
Yet, we trust God to heal and bind

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

 Dick and I are taking a free online course on the Book of Hebrews, offered through Dallas Theological Seminary. These courses are excerpts from the same courses that are offered to our students.  So far, it has been a great experience.

Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. I, too, wish sitting counted for exercise! I don't think I could handle a coffee milkshake.

  2. Love your acrostic farewell. Good for you for continuing the exercise, hope the knee is better soon. Have a great day :)

  3. Thank you for the seminary tip. I'm going to check that out. I feel like I have two speeds, off and on : ) Good for you walking in this humidity, even at 5:30. Stay well and take care of that knee!

  4. Like you, I wish sitting counted as exercise. We often sit as we exercise our minds with reading and Bible studies, so ....... (smile)

    Your acrostic is really good.

  5. So sorry about your knee. If the steroid shot doesn't work the gel injections are pretty awesome. Our gyms are closed. I love your acrostic for JULY.

  6. I admire your commitment to walking! I'm sorry about your knee. My son & daughter studied Hebrews last year for Bible Quizzing. Blessings.
    Laughter and Consistency

  7. I liked your acrostic. Sorry about your knee and great that you are still walking. I miss going to the gym. Hebrews is a good book. I just finished the book of Daniel.


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