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  • Up at 5:15 this morning, my normal time, breakfast this morning was an egg white omelet with an everything bagel and some turkey bacon. Read the Bible for about an hour, getting ready to start the study on Romans.

    Read a bit of The Sound and the Fury, and I have to be honest, I find being tossed in the middle of things with no context less than a satisfactory way to start a novel. Especially in dialect. But on the recommendation of several professors, I'll keep plodding through. Hopefully it will become more interesting as I do. The same book also contains As I Lay Dying, which is a story in narratives going through someone's mind. I'd say Faulkner had a bit of a morbid side.

    Just finished doing the load of winter coats, getting ready for the cooler weather next month. Next week I will begin going through the stored clothing to see what needs to be freshened up and what can be hung as is.

    The workout today was aerobic, 30 minutes on my Gazelle while listening to Enya's hauntingly beautiful voice. Olivia has found her perch while I am “running, the situp bench I talked about in my last entry. Not a bad workout, a little under 2 miles in 30 minutes, burned off about 250 calories. My goal is to get to 5 miles an hour so I can keep up with my 81 year old father. No joke. The man takes his exercise seriously.

    Finished off the workout session with 60 situps on the bench and grabbed the resistance band for a quick set of reps, curls, flyes, and triceps extensions. Went upstairs to the kitchen and poured about 16 ounces of Cranberry-Raspberry juice and walked out back for a few minutes while my heart rate stabilized. Temperatures are supposed to get up to the 90's today, but it was comfortable while I was out walking around.

    Almost noon, going to break for a sandwich and maybe a glass of white zinfandel before I come back and get ready to begin Romans. Actually a bit concerned about posting it, since the subject matter will probably offend at least half of you. But, as the old saying goes, in for a penny, in for a pound. I started this project with a commitment to interpret and explain (to the best of my ability and with the help of the Holy Spirit) the Bible in its entirety. I can you this, the entry will not be politically correct.

    Oh well.

    Have a Blessed Day, my friends.

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