One year ago today...(long!)
A year ago today, early on a Friday morning, my father died one month after suffering a debilitating stroke. Although his speech was severely impaired, and he had difficulty swallowing and walking without assistance, we had hopes that he would r... Read more
Tomorrow will be a much-needed free day after a strenuous week at work, and dealings with the lawyer, bank and real estate people who are back in Florida working to get my parents' condo sold.
I've wavered on some of my September goals but... Read more
A pretty good week!
Here's an update on my progress toward the fitness goals I set for September.
1. I tracked food and exercise every day except yesterday (Saturday) but I think I was within my ranges nonetheless, and posted on the 5% challenge thread as we... Read more
Translation: Keep your head up!
I've had this postcard on my wall for several years. Time to take the advice - again!
I wanted to measure today but forgot and ... Read more
Late Summer Check-In
Preferring to call it that instead of "early fall." Or does "early fall" sound more optimistic? with the "early" and all?
I haven't posted in over a month, I see. I have been working a LOT since I got back from the States at the end of May ... Read more
I continue to have a VERY busy schedule at the language school and not much time for anything else, it seems, but the three D's - dinner, dishes and duds. I've spending too much time on the internet, though, now that I'm able to watch videos on ... Read more
If you're trying to keep track, I've been back and forth to the States since my last blog. While in Florida, I was able to get the condo pretty much emptied. That was physically and emotionally very difficult but I had help from some wonderful ... Read more
Yesterday, I was feeling pretty clear-headed and in control. Today, I've been feeling more emotional and helpless. I woke up feeling like a cold was coming on. I do NOT need a cold right now!
So, I'm taking massive doses of C, drinking a lo... Read more
I am back in Germany - but only for a few days. I need to go back next week and do the final clear-out of my parents' condo where I've been living the past 6 months. The brief return to Germany has to do with securing my visa and also with frequ... Read more
As the new year approaches...
Just thought I'd share this quote from Christian writer Francis Frangipane:
"We’ve heard, and even valued the counsel, “Leave it in the past.” It is advice that promises we can unburden our minds of grievous pain or loss. Yet, “Where is the... Read more
Thanksgiving in the USA
Waking up a little later than usual (over the jet lag!) to a sunny, breezy, cool south Florida day...
Reading posts on Facebook from friends around the country and the world...
Watching the Macy's Day Parade and smiling to think of how... Read more
Packing and "putzing"
"Putzen" actually means cleaning in German, but I'm doing the English version when I should be doing more of the German version.
Just wanted to check in and ask my Spark friends to pray for me tomorrow when I fly back to the States. It's h... Read more
I just finished booking my trip to the States. I'll be leaving Germany on November 12 and plan to stay in Florida til after Easter, almost 6 months. Walking on water, folks!... Read more
One month later...
...and what a change my life has taken! I arrived back in Germany about 10 days ago, urged by friends and family to make it back to attend my graduation ceremony. I received my second master's in international theological education.
Then I ... Read more
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Reunited and at peace...
My dad passed away quietly yesterday morning at 5:30 AM. We had been able to move him to his hometown for rehab, and there were signs of improvement over the first few days.... Read more