Thursday, February 15, 2018

WOW:)

Oh how I do love life.  Life is good, God is better!

1.    Budapest home 2 weeks already…and I get back into my apartment today.  A new family arrived while I was away so they have been staying there which worked out great. 
2.    I have some great friends here – so willing to take me in, feed, love, and encourage me.  Thank you!
3.    I was going to turn right on a red light yesterday – then I remembered where I was.  You don’t do that here in Hungary.
4.    Today?...today I am taking a quick trip to Vienna, bringing a colleague to pick up his ‘new’ car.  Quick trip to Vienna – WOW.  Amazing.  Sitting in Starbucks right now in ViennaJ.  Yes, I do love life.
5.    Valentine’s and Ash Wednesday all on the same day.  Doing the ’40 Acts’ for Lent…https://40acts.org.uk and then Easter is April 1st – no joke!  Crazy.
6.    Big basketball tournament this weekend at the high school.  Yes, I have the Bulldog mascot and yes; he is clean and ready (as he’ll ever be).

                                         Enjoy February!...it’s a good one!


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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Home...again?!

Ahhhh…Paris airport, which means I am almost home!  It makes me happy  – and I had such a great time at my other homes…in the USJ.
1.    January – usually not my favorite month but this year it was quite good – note to self…traveling, speaking, seeing family, friends and getting to know new people is a good idea for this time of year!
2.    Different plug in – love those converters!
3.    Unknown languages again…here we go.
4.    Excited to reconnect with friends and family on this side of the world – Hungarians are good folks.
5.    Treasure many good times with friends and family over the past 6 weeks – truly quite an amazing time.  People are incredible – kind, good, interesting, different and it is all so good!
6.    Airlines and their baggage limits and weights – I get it but boy howdy, it is a bummer when you have a lot of stuff to bring back!
7.  Life is good, God is better!

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Rain and driving observations

Yep – it’s raining here in the Portland area!  SurpriseJ, sure makes it pretty.  I’ve got a good week going - happy Wednesday!

Did you know…
1.     Stop lights – in Europe a yellow light shows before it turns red AND green.  It is still shocking when I see a light go from red to green….GO!
2.     Distance signs – Read from top to bottom or bottom to top?   In Hungary, the closest city/town is listed at the bottom going to the furthest city/town on the top.  Here? – Closest city/town is on top going to the furthest city/town at the bottom.
3.     I don’t think I’ve ever seen a carpool lane in Hungary…
4.     I have not taken public transport since I’ve been in the US...strange for me:)
5.    Life is good, God is better.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Snip-its for 2018

Today…I woke up feeling like I should get a new theory about my blog.

I’m still all about giving…I believe it puts the focus on others instead of us and changes our point of view on a moment-by-moment, hour-by-hour and day-by-day basis.   So….yes let us give!

But my theory on blogging is more ‘snipit’ blogging…experiences, thoughts on a more daily/weekly basis. 

So here are my thoughts for this week…
1.     I love being in California where I can pick fresh oranges and lemons.  Oh man…that does a mind and body good!
2.     I am a bit sad as I drove by my previous home in Sacramento today and it was completely torn down!  Wow…just parked there for a bit soaking that in.  I loved that little house…the wood floors, re-doing the kitchen, the deck built by cousins…but alas; after all, it was just a house.
3.     I miss Budapest…I will be ‘home’ 20 days from now.  What do I miss?  My English bulldog named Dude, the kids at English club, the group from English Bible Study….friends!

4.    Life is good, God is better.