I teach a course in English composition at a Bible School. My five students are from four different countries - two from Russia, one from Albania, one from Romania, and one from Germany.
At the beginning of the course, I gave each of them ... Read more
Remembering Dad on Memorial Day
He was a handsome youngin,' wasn't he?
Here's the abridged story of his enlisting in the Navy, told by a dear friend at Dad's funeral:
His journey into the Nav... Read more
This Week's Firecracker Challenge - Day 1
As part of the 5% Challenge this week, we'll be given points for each day that we blog. I'm going to go for it and post a short update each day this week.
The Big Snooze
I've had to make some hard decisions this past week. One of them was to leave the BLC. I was getting so far behind on the various steps of the challenge that it was becoming more frustrating than fun-encouraging. I just wasn't able to keep up, l... Read more
BLC 25 - Azure Island Goal-Setting
Yes, I'm back on Azure Destinations for the Biggest Loser Challenge's 25th round! I was on the team for round 24, and then took a break because I was overwhelmed and because I would have been away for 4 weeks in the middle of the challenge perio... Read more
Happy Sparkiversary to Me!
Seven years on Spark - on again/off again but mostly on (65% login statistic). Lost a bunch of weight, gained some back, but mostly gained healthy habits that should last a lifetime.
I Know How to DO This!
I KNOW what works and what it takes to get to goal because Iíve done it before. So why donít I do it? There are lots of reasons; some of them are really excuses.
I need to discern between the two, then accept the reasons, and STOP making t... Read more
Yes, I'm tackling another challenge even though I was overwhelmed during the last round of the 5% and the BLC. I didn't gain! And, with all that was going on during those months ---trip to the States, the sale of my parents' condo, heavy schedul... Read more
I've been doing some decluttering lately in preparation for redoing my entry hall and bedroom. I came across this little song today and will be humming it when I go back to work on the closet tomorrow. Enjoy!
Do You Have a Spark Routine?
With the arrival of the new year, Iíve been inspired to do a lot of tweaking in a lot of areas. Iíll post more about that later, but I have a question: Do you have a Sparking routine?
How cool is this?!
This is how I would like to be entering the new year - with a great big, energetic, motivated, healthy, fit and forward-looking leap! Unfortunately, I'm still struggling w... Read more
I feel the need to post this picture of my Spark weight report (dating back to beginning of 2013)! Some of you may think I've been losing a LOT of weight due to the automa... Read more
Bye Bye, Jet Lag
Thanks to Jess, I just realized that I haven't posted a blog since the first few days I was in Florida! I've been back in Germany since Tuesday, hit the ground running (figuratively) at the language school, found myself falling asleep on the tra... Read more
Welcome to Florida
I arrived on Wednesday late evening. In spite of some craziness at the gate in Atlanta for my connecting flight, the trip was fine. It was a little chilly that first day, Thursday, but it's back to 80+ and sunny today. Just perfect.
My mes... Read more
On the fly
I got back from Switzerland over a week ago and now am packing for Florida. What a contrast! In the middle of all the travel, I managed to get a UTI and a nasty cold. The UTI is gone, the cold is not but I'm feeling better and got more meds this... Read more
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