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This morning before John went to work he asked me to runs some errands for him. When I was on my mission to do John errands I got lost. I wrote out the direction but I still got lost, lol. I went into the drug store to ask them where is Olgastrasse. Found out I walked too far from it. A little lady told me that she will take me. I was surprise I understood what she said. So I followed her to the street and talked to each other about where we both came from. It was so nice. I had to apologize to her about my bad Deutsch. She said it is not that bad she can understand me. I was shock again. Because in the past people would look at me funny and not understand anything other than hello and good bye. So she showed me the street as I was walking a person came up to me and ask me where is the bakery and I directed her to it and she understood me. I even stood there to watch to see if she was going where I directed her too and she did! Too cool. So as I was walking even though I found the correct street I was still walking the opposite way that I needed to find the another street. So I stop a lady and ask her where is the next street. She ofcourse told me I was going the wrong direction and told me how long that street was. I told her it is okay..today will be a day for fitness; we both started to laugh. I thank her and went on. I found the place told the guy what my husband needed. He told me a time to come tomorrow. Continue on to finish John errands then went to do a little errand of my own.

On my walk I stop into a few cooking store with utensils. Since I been cooking more than often cooking tools are starting to interest me. This morning I was on Meals by Sheri I saw a photo of a tools that she use to fill in eggs. I was totally amaze by it and wanted to see if they sold it in the stores here. So far no:( All her meals look delicious and I love how she present her meals! Also Life in a Recipe Both of these ladies on here rocks! I know a few others that are not on here that also can cook their butt off on Facebook at What Sha Cooking.

I also check out the department stores cooking ware and went over to the curling irons section. Which was no good. They get hot and burn my hair that you can smell it..sinks. I have to wash my hair later! So I went to another store to see if they had better curling iron. None, but what I did found was a German keyboard. For 10Euro. It was only a display left so I ask the guy if I can have it but for a cheaper price the guy said yes. But he can take 1 Euro off. I told him better than nothing. He say you don’t want more off..I told him if he can do so why not. I got my keyboard for 6Euro! I was like a child in a candy factory. I thank him and left. Walking back home I stop at a coffee order a cup of water and pretzel. Sat down and relax by watching and observing the customers. Walked back home stop and talk to my neighbors. Came back to my flat, prep dinner, jump back on the computer…This was my day. This is what the doctor recommended. I really need to do this more often instead of wasting my life away “only” in front of the computer and get some fresh air and do something. Stop limiting myself not to speak to people because my Deutsch is okay but did what I did today and try. If I don’t try how will I grow!

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For the last 2 and a half months I have been growing a garden consist of potatoes, cabbages, carrots, onion, scallions, bell peppers, prune, orange, pear, mango, tomatoes, and watermelons. It is interested to go out there literally everyday and see growths. The mango, pear, carrots, bell peppers, and tomatoes were the first thing I planted two and a half months ago and the carrots are growing like wild bushes. The pear and mango are not showing out of the dirt as yet. The bell peppers and tomatoes just shoot out last week since it was pretty hot here, now it is cold and rainy again.

I planted the scallions and cabbage three weeks ago and they both started to grow with the quickness. The onions I planted a few days ago, so far nothing. Watermelons were planted two weeks ago and so far nothing. Yesterday I planted the prune seed. The orange amaze me how it grows after one week. The potatoes are my favorite they are growing bigger each day. My only problem will be that all my vegetable will be small due to me being cheap on the soil. I have two bags left and still put only a little bit of dirt in the container. My husband laughs at me how they all are going to be miniature. I said oh well this is my little experiment to see what can grow and what cannot. Next year I will know what to do and what not to do, lol. I have post a picture of my little project of the things that are growing so far.

Oh ya, everything was grown from seeds and I only water everything once a week. That is all the water it need since the bottom will eventually holds the water. Thank goodness for the law of gravity.

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Today John and I decided to go swimming since the fitness center was closed. On our way walking to the bath house I saw a nun. I at first thought that she was Amish because she dresses like an Amish lady from head to toe. John explained to me that she is a sister that dress uniform is black and grey. Keep my eyes open because I will see as he calls it the pink penguins. Meaning there are nuns that wear white and pink. So I went up to the nun to ask her, just to confirm that she was a sister, and of course she said yes. I was pleasantly please.

I once wanted to become a nun. I was very spiritual back in the days, but when I have learn once I begin studying to become a nun that I could not have sex…I said forget it. I love to have sex. Therefore, I left that idea behind. I sometime think about the different path of life I would have played out if I took them. How different my life would be today.

On another note today is a German holiday for the workers. Mostly all stores were close today and many restaurants. Today was also Esslingen 15 years anniversary of Flohmarkt (second hand sales) for miles and mile in the city center (stadtmitte). We did not find anything of interest. We walked back home eating an ice cream cone and stopped by the bakery. We bought a few rolls and ate my first slice of onion cake. It was delicious. It is called Zwiebelkuchen a Swabish traditional desert, but to me it felt like lunch, lol.

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Today I was looking through the net and I saw many beautiful bags but not for what I wanted. This summer we plan to go to many places and I would like to bring along my tripod with me. My husband and I tend to take pictures of each other, but we only have a few pictures standing next to each other….for the 8+ years we been together.

When I go inside people houses or even on their web pages they have ton of pictures of them and their partners and some of them been together only for a short time. I love to see pictures like that and would like the same for us.
Oversize Handbag
So today I was looking for a big bag, but it had to be fashionable and cheap because I honestly do not care to carry around purses or bag. I love for my hands to be free and I surely could not go to a nice respectable place with a back pack on my back, lol. I saw many beautiful bag but nothing really for what I needed it for and nothing that says, “LoraVictoria”. I was thinking wouldn’t it be cool if I could come up with my own design that say “me” and someone else make it for me for a fair price. That would be ideal but expensive I am sure. But if I could get the bag made it would be a basic black leather to go with everything. The leather nice and smooth, a few punk rock studs at the lower sides and a few little spikes at the base at the bag so that the bag never really touch the ground because the spike will. The straps should be four. 2 for carrying in my hands and if my hands are tired and I wanted to carry something else..then I can hook the other two longer straps onto the bag and carry on my shoulder. Great look for if I am going out of town or for a long walk. The inside would have red cloth instead of black so that it can look illuminating. Plus many compartment inside for hide away, organization, and etc. This would be my ideal bag.

What would be yours?

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