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Tomorrow is coming

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Our unaccompanied baggage will be delivered tomorrow sometime after 8 am. There were four large pieces in this part of our household goods. The only part I really want is my hybrid bike. I bought a new helmet and a bike pump at the PX in Ramstein on Saturday in preparation. I only hope I can get away from work on time. I also hope that the weather cooperates and there isn't much rain like there was this afternoon.

I can hardly wait to pedal again! emoticon

  
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CAROLYN1ALASKA 8/25/2010 5:47PM

    I hope you get your bike!
I know how hard it is not to have a bike to ride, and when it's still summer and during a good riding season.
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CAROLYN1ALASKA 8/25/2010 5:47PM

    I hope you get your bike!
I know how hard it is not to have a bike to ride, and when it's still summer and during a good riding season.
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WARMSPRINGDAY 8/24/2010 6:16PM

    The arrival of your longed for bike will be a nice birthday gift, yes?

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PAMAPPLE 8/22/2010 11:01PM

    Awesome! Enjoy!--Pam

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VISUALLYRICS 8/22/2010 6:47PM

    WOO-WOO!!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!

Have Fun!! ~ Laura

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JUDYPETE1 8/22/2010 5:55PM

    Hey, Sandy! It will feel like Christmas again! Hope you are pleasantly pleased!

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The idea is to not eat that first cookie

Saturday, August 21, 2010

:ast night I attended a ladies' night out at church. The food was yummy and the fellowship even better. Plus there were lots of homemade cookies. Chocolate chip, oatmeal, oatmeal with craisins, oatmeal with raisins and M&M cookies abounded on loaded platters brought to each table of ladies. They tempted me from the middle of the table. I have got a "thing" for homemade cookies. I love to bake them and to eat them too. Once I got started last night I lost count of how many I chomped through as we cleaned up the hall and got ready for the game time. I did not make good choices last night and then it seemed like the same sweet bug that bit me last night did it again today. While we were at the commissary I bought some shortbread cookies that are covered with a thick layer of chocolate. They were just like the ones I'd seen one of my teacher's girls having as they waited for their mother to set-up her classroom. Well, those called my name today, and I very easily gave in by eating several.


I did get in some exercise while walking through the Farmer's market and carrying the heavy basket back to the car. Then tonight I went to the fitness center and did some strength training back at the apartment. I am certain that I did not burn enough calories to equal the amount I put into my body. It is back to the healthy and good choices tomorrow. I cannot act like I did last night and today everyday. I worked too hard to get where I am to undo all my efforts. I have to stay away from the sweets in the first place. emoticon

  
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RUSTBUCKET1 8/24/2010 12:58AM

    Hi! I am laughing because my century ride was full of homemade cookies. You have great willpower. emoticon

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MSLZZY 8/22/2010 8:27AM

    You'll do better today! Cookies are so tempting!

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BRIGHID_MORGAN 8/22/2010 7:46AM

    One bite bite of sugar makes you want more vever since my gallbladder I've had the biggest sweet tooth. This is still strange to me since even as a child I didn't have this big sweet tooth. You will get back on track. It's harder to come back after you gain back. I know you have the determination to not let it get too far. I'm glad you had a good time though with the fellowship. I know that lifts your spirits.

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 8/22/2010 12:38AM

    You are so right! I love to eat and bake homemade cookies, and once I have just one, I'm in trouble. It's as though that one cookie flips a switch that says "addicted" and I just one to eat them, one after another, until I'm full~


(If you've ever read the childrens' story "Cookies", from the Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel... that story exactly describes my problem.)

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VISUALLYRICS 8/21/2010 10:56PM

    ...my mouth is watering....maybe I have the ingredients to stir up a batch righ know......LOL!!! ...just teasing.

I relate to you so well...it is that first one for me too....I LOVE shortbread....and I too have a thing for homeade cookies.

I know you will find a way.....you are strong and your Faith is strong too.

love ~ Laura

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COLUMBINE2 8/21/2010 10:40PM

    Oohhh...you're singin' my song. The first one is the only one we have to avoid....but boy, it is a difficult task. Especially if you can't get away and separate yourself from the temptation. I had a poor choice day today, too. And social gatherings tomorrow....we just have to be strong and get away from the food...go do something else far from the tables! You can do it...so can I! emoticon

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My haircut in Germany

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I desperately needed a touch up on my roots and it really showed since I'd been highlighting my hair for the last few yeasr. So, I bought a little bottle of temporary hair color and tried it out on myself on Sunday night. After I put it on my hair I noticed the directions that stated," Do NOT use on highlighted hair." It could cause the hair to turn on "off" color. That was an understatement! It did not look too bad wet, but after my hair was dried. What a sight! My highlights were bright orange with a little of a green tinge. So, I shampooed my hair about 6 times trying to reverse the process. It did NOT work. Yesterday and today I wore my hair up in a clip until I could get an appointment to get it fixed. After work I went to my appointment. I had two young ladies working on my hair. One spoke mostly German and the other spoke English and translated what I wanted. Her name was Roxie. When I told her what I wanted, she replied that I should stick to one color since the stylist was not that good. Just the kind of comment I wanted to hear before letting the girl near my hair. The stylist argued with me about light brown hair since she wanted to do "Espresso." Then the girls started speaking in German. I know that I hoped to get brown and I know it would get rid of the greenish orange hair. I was easy to please at this point. I also only wanted a trim and told them I was growing my hair out and I wanted to grow my bangs out. As Rosie styled my hair I kept thinking it is kind of dark. My natural color is a deep brown too, but I've been a blonder version for so long that my hair seemed too dark for me. Two hours later I walked out of the salon to my car where my patient hubby waited. His comment when I got into the car? I though you weren't going to get your hair cut. Not a word about the dark brown hair. Yes, it is shorter than I wanted, but I am pleased not to be a discolored mess.
My youngest daughter called and I told her about the hair fiasco. Then I took a picture and sent it to her. She replied, "Looks great. Keep it. No more blond." That was some positive affirmation for me. So, I sent the picture to my oldest daughter too. She replied, "Not sure why you sent me your picture." My daughters are very different.
You be the judge. Here is my new look.

  
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JOYATLAST 8/29/2010 12:36AM

    Sandy, you look beautiful with your cute brown hair and lovely smile!

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BASILIC 8/28/2010 9:47AM

    Your hair looks great. It may be the same in Germany, but in France, hair dressers have to go through extensive training (several years of apprenterships)so usually they know what they are doing by the time they get to work on customers.

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COLUMBINE2 8/21/2010 10:42PM

    What a pretty gal w/ a heart-warming smile. (nice hair color, too!)

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MOJEWEL64 8/21/2010 5:07PM

  Your hair looks great!

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MSLZZY 8/19/2010 11:32PM

    I love it! You look so different! Keep the color this way!

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CJKOMODO 8/18/2010 7:56PM

    Love it! It looks great!!

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GODMYPILOT 8/18/2010 9:20AM

    Love your hair! Keep it!
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JUDYPETE1 8/18/2010 8:41AM

    consider it a 'jubilee' time of rest from coloring your hair, let it go natural for a year, then make a change if you want. I think it looks great!! The smile is the crown/tiara!!

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LYDIARUTH1 8/17/2010 10:57PM

    It is really becoming!

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PLANSEEKER 8/17/2010 10:37PM

    New home, new job, new life, new look. It's a good thing!

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THEADMIRAL 8/17/2010 9:09PM

    I like it!

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JOYFULMOMTO5 8/17/2010 7:45PM

    I think you look great!! emoticon

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WARMSPRINGDAY 8/17/2010 6:56PM

    I would have liked to see a pic with the green and orange hair emoticon

Finished result looks great. Your smile would make any color or style hair look good!! emoticon

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BREJACSUM 8/17/2010 6:10PM

    Looks great! I'm letting my daughter frost my hair tonight. WISH ME LUCK!!! Lol.

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 8/17/2010 5:18PM

    It does look great!
I love that color on you too.
What an awful experience before you made it to the salon, but at least it's "fixed" now!

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DESERT_BIRD 8/17/2010 4:53PM

    I love it!

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RUNTRILAUGH 8/17/2010 4:37PM

    love it!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 8/17/2010 4:34PM

    I think it looks good! Nice smile, too!

I'll bet the stylist wanted to go darker to be sure that the bad tint didn't show through.

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MARTA_M 8/17/2010 4:07PM

    I like the dark color and the bangs. You look great!

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VISUALLYRICS 8/17/2010 4:06PM

    I love it!! You are beautiful as a brunette!
What an experience!..... =)

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A cool weather Sunday

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The day was cool and very rainy. It rained so hard in the night I had to close the windows. The storm actually woke me up. When we left for church it was only 57 degrees. The day continued to be gray and drizzly. The worship service and preaching were great today. This afternoon I took a long nap. After I woke up I headed to the fitness center. My workout consisted of the stationary bike, the elliptical trainer and strength training. It was a good day food wise for me too. All in all a good day.

  
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BASILIC 8/17/2010 8:04AM

    Unfortunately the down side to the beautiful German greenery is rain. On the other hand you get to avoid those long dog days of summer of 100 degrees.

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PAMAPPLE 8/16/2010 10:52AM

    What a great Sunday! Rainy Sundays are perfect for a nap, and feeling rested afterwards for a workout!

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RUSTBUCKET1 8/16/2010 1:05AM

    Sounds like you made the best of the day. Wishing you good weather.

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MSLZZY 8/15/2010 10:53PM

    Sounds like a good day, even if it was cool and rainy! Have a great week!

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VISUALLYRICS 8/15/2010 8:41PM

    {{{{{{57 degrees!!!}}}}} I'll be right over....... LOL!!

....a storm, a nap, fitness and worship....sounds like a perfect day!

((( hugs ))) ~ Laura

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TAKINGCAREOFKIM 8/15/2010 5:51PM

    Good for you, Sandy. Wish we had some of your cool weather here!

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My new place and a small bike ride

Friday, August 13, 2010

On Sunday we were told that the house we wanted would go to another family. I did not stress, but knew that God had a better house planned all for us. On Monday I got a call from another principal about possibly renting her house. She is taking a job some place else and needed someone to pay her mortgage. We made the arrangement to meet and look at her house. This house is in Jettenbach and is about 12 miles from my school in a village. The house is built with the first floor containing the main living space and master bedroom and bathroom. It is perfect for my hubby since he walks with a cane. There is a basement with many rooms and an upstairs with lots more rooms and a bathroom. We will be able to get this house without a security deposit. She will leave the American made full size washer and dryer for us and any of the furniture we want. She plans to leave her treadmill for me plus all of the small appliances that work on the 200 volt. As we drove away from looking at the house I commented to hubby," It feels like God had dropped this house in our lap." This village has lots of bike paths surrounding it, plus a bakery. I plan to ride so I can eat!
The house backs up to the woods that will remain undeveloped. It looks like it will be a place to relax and refresh our spirits.

One of my secretaries brought me a bike and a helmet to use. I tried it out tonight. The seat was too low. I borrowed some tools from the front desk and a soldier raised the seat and the handlebars. I rode all around the post and back to our apt. The bike just doesn't fit right so it hurt my shoulder. It felt good to pedal and the hills were a little hard for me. Even though I have been working out and running, I will need to get back into biking shape. I may have to break down and rent a bike that fits me.

  
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NANASUGE 8/14/2010 10:35PM

    God is sooooooooooooo good!

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PATTISPAGE 8/14/2010 1:59PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 8/14/2010 1:30PM

    God takes us one step at a time, doesn't he?

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DESERT_BIRD 8/13/2010 6:16PM

    Your new place sounds wonderful! I love that it backs up to the woods. You are being rewarded for your patience!

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VISUALLYRICS 8/13/2010 5:48PM

    "I plan to ride so I can eat!" ....LOL!!! I love your quote!!
I am so happy for you and your DH....God Bless you in this new home!


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TAKINGCAREOFKIM 8/13/2010 5:43PM

    I LOVE when God does those kinds of things!! What a blessing. So glad to hear you have a place that will suit you and your hubby well. Sounds like you are settling in well!

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KAYLSLYNN 8/13/2010 5:26PM

    THE BIKE YOUR HUSBAND BOUGHT YOU WAS DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR IS THAT RIGHT ???????????GOD SURE IS BLESSING YOU ABOUT HOUSING . GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS KAY emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 8/13/2010 5:12PM

    What a wonderful gift God has provided you! ENJOY! And do get that bike modified if you can.
I know you can rent but it is sure nice to own one instead. HUGS!

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DAYHIKER 8/13/2010 5:00PM

    Oh that sounds so wonderful and I am so happy for you!! The Lord really blessed you with that house and the accompaniments! Praising Him with you! emoticon

Cindy

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DBROCK3 8/13/2010 5:00PM

    Congrats on your new place. Awesome!!!

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