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I got a trophy in the mail!
Monday, August 17, 2020      7 comments

I wasn't really keeping track, but the Missions organization I work for was! Today the doorbell rang and a young man handed me a heavy package. (For a change, it wasn't something I ordered on Amazon!) It's a crystal trophy for 25 years of servic... Read more
Silver Corona
Friday, March 20, 2020      4 comments

It's OK to feel sad, angry, worried, griefstricken...but let's not get stuck there. Then again, it's OK to be stuck, too. Right now, we all just need to give each other and ourselves a whole lot of grace. I haven't blogged in like forever, ... Read more
How dare you?!
Saturday, January 25, 2020      11 comments

It's been a stressful week, but mostly for good reasons including some celebrations: On Monday, I turned in my taxes, always a reason to rejoice. An even bigger reason - I FINALLY got my new kitchen installed! They finished on Thursday, and I've... Read more
Prepare Him Room
Tuesday, December 24, 2019      5 comments

I’ve been MIA for quite awhile again, have gained a little more weight and am really looking forward to the next 5% challenge for support. But I’m not waiting for the challenge kickoff nor for the 1st of January to regroup. In fact, regrouping ... Read more
Coming Out from Under
Friday, November 29, 2019      6 comments

I've been under a lot of pressure the past few weeks and it's showing in my stats. I've been AWOL from Spark, too. I hardly noticed that I was Firecracker of the Day last week! Thank you to all that sent greetings and goodies. Every bit of encou... Read more
All Directions
Saturday, October 26, 2019      8 comments

How do I explain the weight gain over the past two weeks? There's a road sign in Germany that always strikes me as funny when I see one - ... Read more
Saturday, October 12, 2019      9 comments

And EAT I did! Buffet style breakfast, lunch, and dinner and SUCH good food, especially the cheese and bread. I gained 2 pounds and something! But I trust it will be gone again by next week. Part of the gain was just that I ate something when I ... Read more
I Love My Job(s)
Saturday, October 05, 2019      10 comments

I teach English at a language school in downtown Stuttgart. It's one of my jobs and I'll share more about the other one soon. This week, I turned in my notice at the language school. I'll continue on as a freelancer, but I'll be giving up the co... Read more
Dessert for Breakfast
Sunday, September 29, 2019      5 comments

I'm stuck at the same weight as last week. I'm not at all concerned and am actually a little surprised I didn't gain because I was definitely on and off the wagon this past week. I'm glad the 5% challenge is starting up again soon. I'm looking f... Read more
All the Pumpkins
Sunday, September 22, 2019      15 comments

I finally made it to the annual Pumpkin Exhibition in Ludwigsburg. I've been meaning to go for years but this is always one of the busiest seasons for me with new English classes starting, the new semester at the Bible school kicking off, the Oc... Read more
Saturday, September 14, 2019      9 comments

In the New King James version, I Peter 5:8 says "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour." I think I've posted this before, but it bears repeating: ... Read more
Hole in the Wall
Saturday, September 07, 2019      11 comments

I slipped back through that wall I crashed through two weeks ago, and landed back in the 140's this week. My working vacation last weekend (Wednesday - Monday) took a lot out of me and I was hit with fatigue after I got home and went back to wor... Read more
Miss me?
Tuesday, September 03, 2019      9 comments

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 ... Read more
Did you hear the CRASH?
Saturday, August 24, 2019      15 comments

That was me, breaking through the 140-pound barrier! emoticon ... Read more
Ms Green Jeans
Saturday, August 17, 2019      10 comments

Remember this guy? If you do, you're showing your age! emoticon ... Read more

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