Morning Meanderings… 2 Days Coffee Free and a WINNER!!!
Good Morning! It feels like forever since I have just chatted it up with you! I guess in reality, it has been since Sunday. It has been a busy week here with it being Audio Book Week and I have been playing audio advocate and using a bullhorn to shout the benefits of audio to the world…
There are two days left of audio week and I am still on board, just wanted to do a life check in.
I am on day three of a Cleanse. Mmmmm hmmmmm….. here is what happened… a friend of mine who had a baby in January started this 21 day cleanse the Monday I was in New York. The week I returned she was on vacation and so by the time I seen her next and we worked together was after she had been on the cleanse for 16 days. And wow. She had super thinned down and anyway – I was impressed.
The cleanse itself once you maneuver it isn’t that difficult – it is just a new mind-set. You can eat all the vegies you want and half the amount of fruit as you eat vegies. You can have two protein shakes a day, and one egg. You can use Virgin Olive oil to cook, steam, whatever. You can have 1/2 cup of brown rice a day or 1 cup of lentils. Rice noodles are also (1/2 cup) ok to have. Your only beverage is water.
After the first 10 days, on day 11 you can add in a serving of fish or chicken each day through the rest of the cleanse that ends on day 21.
You picked up on the fact I am not drinking coffee? :shock:
SO… day 1 went ok but at the end of the night I ate a Skinny Cow ice cream cone. I am not a pro at this…… (the cleanse that is, the ice cream I can hold my own on) :D Day 2, yesterday went better, for dinner I cooked the rice, and then put it in a little olive oil with my one egg and mushrooms, onion. Seasoned that baby up with Cajun spices and a side of asparagus cooked it a little olive oil, a little lemon and sea salt and it was delicious and filling.
Surprisingly, the coffee, or lack there of, has not bothers me too much other than I am a bit foggy much to the delight of my co workers. I have had to ask questions on how to do things I know how to do. Here all this time I thought I was smart and it was the coffee talking! :razz:
But this morning… this morning was the kicker and that is what led up to this post. I got up at 5 am with hubby because I was AWAKE. Made the bed brushed my teeth, washed my face, put on night cream….
I put night cream back on my face after washing it off. I looked in the mirror and told myself, seriously?
So that is what is happening around here. Oh yes, and the Literary Blog Hop ended yesterday and the winner of the Literary book of choice from Amazon or the Book Depository Using random.org is:
Woo hoo!!!! Congrats Mystica! Email me at journeythroughbooks@ gmail.com to tell me which book you would like of $20 dollars or less – I am guessing this will come from the Book Depository but you can let me know when you email your address and which of the companies ship to you. :D
I think a good narrator surrounds you with the story. You should be able to get lost in the words and not notice things like throat clearing, swallowing, chair moving…. that may sound funny but I have heard all of these things, but before you run away screaming “Audio is scary,” you dont hear this in a well narrated audio book and my hearing it is rare.
If the book is narrated well you move as smoothly through the story as though you were reading it yourself, and in some cases – even better than you reading it yourself. The characters, the accents, the voices, should come off natural not forced. As you are reading through all the fantastic posts this week on audio take note of the narrators people are listing as the ones to watch for.
For more audio book related topics, posts, and giveaways, stop by and check our Devourer Of Books Audiobook Week 2012.
And that’s a wrap for me this morning. I am going to make breakfast and put a new sticky post up this morning and if time start writing my audio review for this afternoon as well.
Have a super day! :D