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Tuesday, September 03, 2019

I've been trying to keep a regular rhythm of blogging on Saturdays, but I was away this past weekend at a church conference. It ran from Wednesday evening to Friday night, but Saturday morning I met some friends from Florida at their hotel for breakfast before we said our goodbyes and they drove off to the airport. That would have normally been my blog-writing time. Back home now after a very eventful 5 days.
Reading the title from last week's blog, I got a bit of a shock! Was that prophetic? Because I had a REAL crash on Wednesday night. Thank God no one was hurt except for my car, a rain gutter and a trash can. Parking on hills is not something I do often and I apparently neglected to fully engage the parking brake. The car rolled backwards and, picking up momentum, managed to do a good deal of damage. It's all external, though, and my insurance should pay for the gutter and the trash can. I'll probably have to take care of out of pocket. Bummer. But it is what it is.

I've joked before about how the German's protect their trash cans, often keeping them under lock and key. This one had a protective wall around it which my car demolished. It also kept the car from rolling into the street and possibly doing more damage. So I guess I won't make those jokes anymore!
The conference itself was very uplifting! Leaders of our denomination from all over Europe came to discuss issues that will be brought before the international assembly next summer, including the topic of women in ministerial leadership, a matter dear to my heart. There were also two Bible teachers during the daytime sessions who brought excellent messages. Great music from our own Bible school worship team.
This all took place at the Bible school where I teach. I stayed on over the weekend to attend the first faculty meeting of the new semester (I commute one day a week when school is in session). There were lots of things to clarify as we're switching to a modular system this semester. Going forward most courses will be taught in 2-week blocks. Music and English not, so I'll continue to go up on Mondays for those courses, and my two week-blocks will be in October and November. Then I had lunch with the colleagues, and we all met the new students in one of the afternoon orientation sessions.
Back to the language school this afternoon! Still need to finish unpacking and put in load of wash, so it's time to get at it!
Oops - forgot to mention that my weight stayed the same this week. This morning I measured and there wasn't much change there either over the last month except I FINALLY saw my waistline go down an inch, and a little less backfat indicated by a lower chest measurement --- woohoo to that.

Here's an article with some exercises similar to the ones I've been doing a couple of times a week: Bye-Bye, Back Fat: 11 Exercises to Improve Your Rear View:

Onward with the Champions in the Kitchen during the interim between 5% challenges. Fall challenge starts soon, though. I should reach goal during that one!
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    WoW! great job! Sorry about your car! I'll check out your links.
    647 days ago
    Sorry about the car ~ mine has had an accident also. I was helping teach a friend to drive and she stepped on the gas instead of the break. Saying break, break, break was not the right thing to do since her foot was on the gas we only went faster emoticon luckily the only damage was to vehicles and no people were hurt.
    Glad you had a good working trip.
    649 days ago
    I always find it amazing how your waist or other measurements can go significantly yet your weight remains the same 😉
    649 days ago
    I am so glad you did not get hurt (or hurt anybody)! It looks like you really enjoyed the conference. This is great. Have a wonderful semester. And yes, the Fall Challenge is starting soon (I am a Teddy Bear) and we will all strice to reach our goal. emoticon
    649 days ago
    Aw, I'm glad that only the car, rain gutter, and trash can were hurt. I love those paving stones that the car is sitting on. Don't see something like that on the roads or parking lots in my parts of TX.
    649 days ago
    Hi Michelle, I haven't seen your blog for awhile, don't know why I missed it. It' s good to hear how you are doing, sorry about the car! Sounds like you are staying busy and fit!
    650 days ago
    Sorry about your car:-( It sounds like you are doing a great job with your ST. Thanks for sharing the wrkt and emoticon on your loss! emoticon emoticon
    650 days ago
    So glad that that was the worst of the car accident. Thank goodness for a trash can, huh!
    Getting ready for a new semester is always exciting. I hope that it all works out as planned.
    650 days ago
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    Thanks for sharing
    650 days ago
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