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Everyday Adventures {Week 11}

breakfast bowls

This week I have been trying to stock my freezer with a few freezer meals. So far I have frozen some shredded pork, taco meat, and breakfast bowls.


I updated my book list page with a few books I recently finished. I have been working on the book Quiet for a long time. Probably close to a year. It is a good book, and very interesting, but I just can’t seem to get through it. It is one of those books I pick up and read a few pages, think about what I read, and don’t pick up again for awhile. But I am determined to get it done this summer. Has anyone else read it? Do you have thoughts to share?

I just finished the book The God I Love yesterday. I have heard a lot about Joni and her story, but I have never read a book about her or by her. I enjoyed it.

The Bonhoeffer book is one I am looking forward to reading, but it is a large book, so I am thinking it will take me awhile to get through it. My husband loved it, so I know it is one I will enjoy.

If you are following along with my book list this year you will probably notice that I enjoy biographies and those types of books. I have always loved them. You can learn so much by reading about people and what they have overcome in life. Those types of stories are inspiring to me, so I always lean towards true story books and not fiction. Not that I don’t read fiction, I just seem to prefer real life stories.

I love to hear what people enjoy reading. Are you a fiction or non-fiction reader?


This week I had my best time ever for a two mile run. Now to do that for three miles. When I shared the above picture on Instagram I said it must be the new shoes, I actually think it was the dark clouds rolling in and the threat of rain that had me running so fast. Either way it was a good run. And in case any of you are wondering, yes that is a knee brace I am wearing. Nothing major is wrong, except I am 40 and running. My knee feels much better when I run with a brace on it.

How was your week? 

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  1. I love biographies. In fact, just yesterday I picked up Penny Marshall’s book “My Mother Was Nuts”. I haven’t started reading it yet, but I fully expect to thoroughly enjoy it. It was a bargain at $1.99 through the end of June. I’m including a link in case you’re interested. Hope it works!

    Keep taking care of those knees. When you get to be my age you’ll be glad you did. I wish I had done a better job. LOL

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I enjoy nonfiction in terms of reading history or political opinion (those are the subjects I studied in college), but I have never really gotten into biographies. I love to read and write fiction, both because you can delve into an imaginary world, but also because sometimes the truths I find in fiction are easier for me to translate into my own life than if I had read the same idea in a nonfiction book. It’s like when it’s fiction, I’m able to say to myself, “That could apply to me,” whereas if it’s a biography, my brain says, “That applied to the person I’m reading about.” The concepts in fiction are more universal to me, I guess, but I know for some people, the opposite is true. I love talking about how different types and genres of books affect people in different ways. I really probably should have been an English major because I love to read, write, and analyze books so much!

  3. I don’t comment often, and I’m a little late in reading this post, but I just wanted to encourage you to keep working on Quiet and Bonhoeffer. It took me about a year to finally finish Quiet too, but it really was useful and interesting. My biggest frustration about Quiet is that I wish all the extroverts in my life would read it, so they’d “get it” too. ; ) Bonhoeffer didn’t take as long, because once I got about half-way through I couldn’t put it down. I stayed up way too late one night finishing it. : )

    Congrats on your good run — hope you have many others like it!

    • Thanks for the encouragement to keep reading those two books. I am glad to know that it took someone else so long to get through quiet. I am enjoying it, but it is not a fast read for me. I definitely lean towards being an introvert, as do many in my family, so the book has been really helpful in understanding myself and others. I agree, I think more people need to read it to understand the differences. I think it would really help us interact with each other better. And I am glad you enjoyed Bonhoeffer. I think I am going to really enjoy it.

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