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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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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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Last weekend my husband and I went over a few quotes. As usual we were bumping heads. We are just too much alike and too stubborn at times. We both know what will work; however, I know a little bit more about the products then he does. He knows about the profits, taxes, import, export, and etc. I know about fashion, beauty, and what is going on in the world. We both yell it out then laugh it out. We contacted a few suppliers in which we are interested. It was just team work. All this took more than 4 hours. I really enjoyed this. Normally I would do all the work by myself and via email him the information and he would via email me the info back. Yes, strange since we live together, but this is the best way of not bumping head so much. That is why this weekend was nice since we actually sat down together in our home office and look over my spread sheets and etc. Later we took a break from business and went downtown Stuttgart to enjoy the beautiful weather, shopping, eating, and strolling along with a tasty ice cream cone like big kids.

When we came back home we was looking at pictures that we took earlier. I have a new Nikon 90 camera and it is really cool. It is like a miniature professional camera like John has. He has the professional Canon D90, I think that I am afraid to touch. I am highly clumsy and I hate to hear is mouth if I accidentally break his expensive toy, lol. So he bought me mines almost two month ago. Well when we were reviewing the photos. My husband in a way complimented me. He said that I look more and more beautiful as I get older. I was not for sure how to take that, so I just laughed and said thank you I think, lol.

Yesterday I went for a walk to handle some business. I was out the house for over 2 hours. I am always proud when I do things on my own here. In America I am very independent and here I am handicap since my Deutsch is kindergartenish. On my way walking I took some pictures of wine yards, building structures, and monument. I am a very strange person. I find the beauty in things that many people over look. I love old factories, statues, sculpting, and structures of homes and buildings. I think they are pleasantly beautiful. I walked and walked that I end up In Mettinger, a neighboring city. When I seen that I walked too far, I told myself I better head back home. On the way home I stop at a little corner store and a little old lady just walk in front of me and a guy in line and set her things on the belt. The guy look at me like can you believe this. I just look at him and smile. I am sure the little old lady knew what she done but of course used her age to get by, lol. I grabbed a liverwurst sandwich for the walk home from the baker. Now this is not normal of me. I am not a believer of eating and walking on the street if it is not an ice cream cone. Living here in Germany this is normal and I am slowly getting accustom to some of the norms here that I would call abnormal!

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This is a post I wrote in my notebook when I did not have internet connection a month ago:

What is your body perception? Do you see yourself as you really are? I do not. I am learning more and more about myself as I get older. When I was younger I always saw myself as fat, never normal. When I was in college and was exercising like a maniac losing ton of weight, I still saw myself as fat. Everyone saw me as unhealthy. One day my mother had to sit down and talk to me about my appearance and beg me to start eating more and working out a little less. I love my mother so much that I did what she asked. Fell in love and gain tremendous amount of weight. 8 years later I am on the verge of trying to lose over 100lbs.

I recently lost 78lbs but still on the heavy side. I order some clothes that were supposedly my size. The reason why I say supposed to be my size is because it is the current size that I wear now. So I am like trying on clothes and notice they do not fit right, at least the tops. They are too big on me. They look kind of sloppy. I am like wow, did I lost more weight? I ran to check the scale, nope just 2lbs.  2lbs does not make that much of a big difference? Each top I tried on I am like wow, I always see myself as huge but in my clothing it tells me different. I am very please but at the same time confused of why do I think and see myself one way but the clothes show me different? My body perception is all off…I hope one day I can really see myself as others see me.

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