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Told Ya’ll I Was Serious!

I tracked, got off my butt and stayed hydrated and this is the result:

Current Week:  208.2
Last Week: 215.4
Loss:  -7.2

Obviously I was retaining water like crazy, therefore, the huge number.  Must say I’m relived though.  My head is where I need it to be.  I’m not struggling and I’m feeling good about life. :) 

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Relay is this Friday.  I have achieved 85% of my $2,500.00 goal.  I would greatly appreciate any donations that would help me reach my goal by Friday. The picture link below takes you to my donation page. Simply click the blue "Support Lynn" Button just above my Fundraising Goal Meter.

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Donations of $10.00 or more will automatically be emailed a tax receipt.  Thanks in advance for your support!

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Just finished The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill.  I could not put it down. Amazing, horrifying, but what a story.  At points it actually brought tears to my eyes.  I’ve told hubby he needs to read it and you should too.

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Abducted as an 11-year-old child from her village in West Africa and forced to walk for months to the sea in a coffle, a string of slaves, Aminata Diallo is sent to live as a slave in South Carolina. But years later, she forges her way to freedom, serving the British in the Revolutionary War and registering her name in the historic Book of Negroes. This book, an actual document, provides a short but immensely revealing record of freed Loyalist slaves who requested permission to leave the US for resettlement in Nova Scotia, only to find that the haven they sought was steeped in an oppression all of its own.

Aminata’s eventual return to Sierra Leone, passing ships carrying thousands of slaves bound for America, is an engrossing account of an obscure but important chapter in history that saw 1,200 former slaves embark on a harrowing back-to-Africa odyssey. Lawrence Hill is a master at transforming the neglected corners of history into brilliant imaginings, as engaging and revealing as only the best historical fiction can be. A sweeping story that transports the reader from a tribal African village to a plantation in the southern United States, from the teeming Halifax docks to the manor houses of London, The Book of Negroes introduces one of the strongest female characters in recent Canadian fiction, one who cuts a swath through a world hostile to her colour and her sex.

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