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Signs of Fall

Friday, September 09, 2011      8 comments

It was just a couple of weeks ago that I posted an "I Love Summer" blog and now it looks like fall is on the way: Chestnuts are just about to burst out of their spiky ... Read more

10 Years Ago

Thursday, September 08, 2011      12 comments

I was on a bus just a few blocks from home here in this small town in Germany. I was on my way to teach an English lesson at a company in the next town. I don't usually travel by bus, but I had totaled my car two weeks earlier and didn't have a ... Read more

English Hat

Wednesday, September 07, 2011      13 comments

I have a very lively group of 5 kids for English camp this week. Our rule of thumb is that we conduct the class as much as possible in the goal language, even though the kids are only 4th and 5th graders. Two of the boys are best friends so... Read more

Number crunching

Tuesday, September 06, 2011      7 comments

A quick blog post to share my Summer 5% Challenge stats: Starting Weight - 07/16/11: 65 Kilo, or 143 pounds 07/23/11: 63.5 Kilo (ca. 139.7 pounds) - down 3 07/30/11: 63 Kilo (ca. 138.6 pounds) - down 1 08/06/11 62.5 (ca. 137.5) - d... Read more

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Monday, September 05, 2011      9 comments

Kids English Camp got off to a good start today with a rousing chorus of "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" - a personal favorite of mine for reviewing body parts vocabulary and also for sneaking in a little extra cardio! We have fun with it by ... Read more

Zella has a scanner

Sunday, September 04, 2011      7 comments

News flash to self - you now have a scanner! My old printer died and I replaced it a couple of weeks ago but haven't really used all the new functions yet. After I posted yes... Read more

Chain Gang

Saturday, September 03, 2011      10 comments

Two things have changed on the wall above my desk. First of all, yesterday's paper clip is GONE! I made my Summer Challenge goal! Now there's a chain of 7 more - 7 more p... Read more

Paper Clip

Friday, September 02, 2011      16 comments

This lonely paper clip, hanging on the wall above my desk, represents the last pound that I need to lose to successfully complete the Summer 5% Weight Loss Challenge. It used ... Read more

Flat Cats

Saturday, August 27, 2011      19 comments

When the weather's nice, the neighbor kids like to do chalk drawings. I loved these and thought I'd share. Not quite flat as the drawing goes up the stairs. Read more

I love summer

Wednesday, August 24, 2011      12 comments

Taken the other day at the market in downtown Stuttgart. Many have an array of berries, but I like how this particular fruit-seller gets creative. Bought some raspberries - y... Read more

Papers and Pounds

Sunday, August 07, 2011      14 comments

I'm finishing up the second of three term papers to send off this evening. The other is due next Saturday, but since it's a rework of the present one, I don't expect it to be so time-consuming. After the coursework is turned in, I need to get m... Read more

Don't get too excited...

Sunday, July 24, 2011      10 comments

...but I lost three pounds this past week. That means I have just 5 more pound to lose in the remaining 7 weeks of the 5% summer challenge. How did I do it, you may ask? Tracking, exercising, know, the "usual" Spark p... Read more

I'm a Firecracker

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      14 comments the Summer 5% Challenge that starts this weekend. It's a challenge where several teams compete each other. Our united goal is to lose 5% of our weight over 8 weeks. Wow, are the Firecrackers a lively bunch! You can really feel the mot... Read more


Sunday, July 10, 2011      16 comments

I just finished course #2. Yes, I decided to take it and it was definitely the right decision. Thank you for the prayer support. I know God is always speaking to us - but we need help with the hearing sometimes! It was a course on the Pri... Read more

Decisions, Decisions

Sunday, July 03, 2011      11 comments

Finished the classes for one of my summer courses on Tuesday. It was one of the best classes I've taken so far - lots of interesting information about learning theories, teaching methods, planning courses. Now I have to work on the portfolio p... Read more

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