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Jiggedy Jog
Friday, October 12, 2007      1 comments

Home again, home again: I'm back home in Germany - only arrived 5 minutes late in spite of a nation-wide strike of the regional trains! The theme of the retreat I attended was "Give Thanks" so, on Tuesday evening, we were treated to a trad... Read more
Taking a Hike
Saturday, October 06, 2007      0 comments

Tomorrow morning I leave for a few days in Switzerland at a missionaries' retreat. I've been going to these for several years and always look forward to them as a special time of rest, relaxation and fellowship. I'll be enjoying awesome views of... Read more
Maintenance Day 1
Thursday, October 04, 2007      0 comments

Someone asked me how I celebrated yesterday. The vacation trip coming up is actually my celebration, but I happened to be invited to a friend's for tea yesterday. I haven't been depriving myself during the SP program, so I had a piece and a half... Read more
I peeked :)
Wednesday, October 03, 2007      1 comments

Teresa on one of my teams said that watching my ticker was like watching a suspense movie and I agree! I couldn't wait to my next Monday weigh-in day to check so I got on the scale this morning, feeling a little bit like a kid sneaking a loo... Read more
Party Time!
Monday, October 01, 2007      3 comments

This is going to be a weeklong celebration, I think! Two reasons to celebrate yesterday: Mom and Dad's 57th wedding anniversary, and the German women's national soccer team winning the world championship. (I'm not a big fan, but I enjoy watching... Read more
Friday, September 28, 2007      0 comments

Tonight there was a celebration for one of my groups at the language school who just completed a one-year program preparing them to be "foreign language correspondents." All of them (and we teachers too!) have worked really hard this past year,... Read more
Big Three
Sunday, September 23, 2007      0 comments

Only three pounds to go to goal but they seem like HUGE ones, even compared with the first ten that I lost before joining SP. I'm actually feeling pretty good at the weight I'm at, and friends have been telling me they think I don't need to lose... Read more
Sunday, September 16, 2007      0 comments

Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you yourself shall be a miracle. Every day you ... Read more
Sunday, September 09, 2007      0 comments

Schrank is the German word for wardrobe. Most apartments don't have walk-in closets or other forms of built-in storage here. You have to buy a Schrank for your clothes, as well as your other "stuff". On the one-day challenge team, we are su... Read more
Monday, September 03, 2007      0 comments

I'm fighting a uti and unfortunately had to start antibiotics today. I was down 3 pounds on the scale so that cheered me up some on this rainy, cold day. I'm feeling somewhat better this evening but am really looking forward to my heating pad an... Read more
Wednesday, August 29, 2007      0 comments

I've hit another plateau but I'm pretty sure I'll break through next week. I think one thing that has caused it is lack of sleep. I'm just not getting enough sleep at night. I blame it on my current crazy schedule and make all kinds of other exc... Read more
Who Am I?
Thursday, August 23, 2007      2 comments

Who am I? This is what God's word says about me: I am the salt of the earth. (Matt. 5:13) I am the light of the world. (Matt. 5:14) I am a child of God. (John 1:12) I am part of the true vine, a channel of Christ's life. (John 15:1,5)... Read more
Easy Week
Thursday, August 16, 2007      1 comments

You could say it's the calm before the storm. Next week is kids' English camp again (yes, I said "yes" again!) I'm enjoying the fact that I no longer have my project looming in the background and that I've had an easier schedule at the lang... Read more
Saturday, August 11, 2007      0 comments

Sent my final project off as an email attachment on Friday morning at 2:30 AM. It feels good to have that finished. Now I have no excuses to stay up too late and I'm going to get serious about getting to bed earlier. I want to get better about ... Read more
Small mercies
Saturday, August 04, 2007      1 comments

We had Kids Day Camp at the language school this past week. It's a chance for the kids to have fun and learn some English in a fun setting. For me, it's a nice change from the usual business English lessons for adults. I taught the kids on M, Th... Read more

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