Saturday, September 5, 2020

Saturday Seven ~ Sept 5, 2020 ~

Happy Saturday, what have you been up to this week? Here is a rundown of highlights for the week. I hope you find them useful in your life! My goal as a person and a writer are to always Pay-It-Forward, so please let me know how I can help you. YES, YOU!

Enjoy your weekend & this post! Amazing things to come!


What am I Reading? – Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak - The true story behind the iconic fictional detective is “a fascinating chapter in the history of publishing” (The Seattle Times). The plucky “titian-haired” sleuth solved her first mystery in 1930—and eighty million books later, Nancy Drew has survived the Depression, World War II, and the sixties (when she was taken up with a vengeance by women’s libbers) to enter the pantheon of American culture. As beloved by girls today as she was by their grandmothers, Nancy Drew has both inspired and reflected the changes in her readers’ lives. Here, in a narrative with all the page-turning pace of Nancy’s adventures, Melanie Rehak solves an enduring literary mystery: Who created Nancy Drew? And how did she go from pulp heroine to icon? 

The brainchild of children’s book mogul Edward Stratemeyer, Nancy was brought to life by two women: Mildred Wirt Benson, a pioneering journalist from Iowa, and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, a well-bred wife and mother who took over her father’s business empire as CEO. In this century-spanning, “absorbing and delightful” story, the author traces their roles—and Nancy’s—in forging the modern American woman

What am I Listening to? – The Dharma Method - 7 Daily Steps to Spiritual Advancement by Simon Chokoisky -A practical guide to simple daily techniques for rapid spiritual progress. ~ Enlightenment means becoming a light unto yourself. But how does one get on the path to enlightenment? In this practical spiritual guide, Simon Chokoisky shares 11 time-tested yet simple daily techniques to help you find your spiritual path, or “dharma,” no matter what your spiritual background--be it Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, or Agnostic. He explains how everyone has a unique learning style as well as a spiritual style--your “Dharma type”--and how the Dharma method allows you to pick any seven of the 11 methods described in the book to practice. You can even change them daily, all based on your unique needs. And by holding to the 7/11 “rule” daily, you’ll soon find yourself on the road to rapid spiritual progress and personal enlightenment.

In this book, the author explains how he distilled these 11 spiritual techniques from centuries of methods used by spiritual masters from around the world. He details the 5 different Dharma types and provides personality tests to determine your type. He provides routines, tips, and tricks to keep you on track as well as thoughtful exercises to help you apply spiritual principles in your everyday life. He explores how to apply the commandments of the Judeo-Christian tradition, the Yoga Yamas and Niyamas, and the Buddhist 8-fold path based on your Dharma type. He discusses the power of sound and how to use mantras for success and sacred connection. He also explains the best ways to purify your body and mind as well as how to create a “standing wave” of spiritual power to recharge yourself anytime during the day.

Showing how spirituality is inherent in each of us and is abundant, free, and easy to cultivate, the author reveals how you can best cultivate your spiritual light and share it with the world.

What Quote am I Pondering? – “Unless someone asks the question there's no reason for an answer. Find the questions not asked and the answers not questioned.”

What am I Researching? – How to paint a fridge. Sounds odd right, why would you want to paint a fridge? My fridge is ugly, and I want to cover it with chalkboard paint. In order to do that I need to paint with a primer first, sand it and then do the chalkboard thing so the paint has something to stick to. We will see what happens.

Yummy Meal of the Week – Arby’s Fire Roasted Philly Cheesesteak – I have been illuminated to Arby’s menu as of late and was thrilled to try their Gyro a few months back. This past week I ordered the new Fire Roasted Philly. I am impressed. Pretty darn good for a fast food chain. The bast part are the roasted peppers. Throw some horsey sauce in the mix and YUM! Another new item they have is the Sweet Potato Waffle Fries, also a must try!

What did I Learn? – All of my cats are sick with a cold. I seriously have never heard a Cat snore before. They have been symptomatic and passing it back and forth for about two weeks now. I took the sneeziest kitty, Sebass to the Vet. Got some antibiotics and got into a COVID conversation. Apparently cats and dogs can get COVID just like everyone else. They can contract it from us, but we cannot contract it from them. Who knew?

What am I Watching? – The Witcher on Netflix. This show is very GOT like but on a smaller scale. I looked at it when it first came out and was curious but passed. This past weekend I discovered that Henry Cavill (aka Superman) plays the title role and I did not recognize him at all. This intrigued me so I pressed play. I am only on episode two. So far so good. 


*BONUS Content ~ 

That is all for this week, my lovelies!
I hope you have an amazing week, and I will talk to you all next Saturday!

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