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Choice, Chance, Change

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It all starts with making a choice.
Decide what has to change.
Take the chance!
Put forth the effort to become something better!
Change will come based on our decisions and our effort to commit to them.

  
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SEAGLASS1215 7/25/2014 4:35AM

    emoticon Simple and to the point - I like it!

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GRAMMYEAC 7/24/2014 11:05PM

    Really to the point!

I like it!!

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IMAVISION 7/24/2014 1:58PM

    I enjoyed reading your blog & certainly agree with the statement in the box!

May the Creator God bless you in big ways & small ways!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/24/2014 12:58PM

    Awesome!!!!

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68ANNE 7/24/2014 12:40PM

    Love it

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NASFKAB 7/24/2014 11:28AM

  thank for sharing

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LJOYCE55 7/24/2014 10:59AM

  Thank you.

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MSLZZY 7/24/2014 9:25AM

    So very true! Thanks for sharing! HUGS!

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/24/2014 9:12AM

    Absolutely! And if you don't like your "choice" just change it - for a better choice!

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TWEETYKC00 7/24/2014 6:04AM

    so true

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Camping at Gilson Pond

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I found the most beautiful place to camp, and it is on my favorite mountain, Mt. Monadnock!

We camped on Sunday and Monday nights. The campground was fairly empty. I loved the quiet!

There are sites with electricity, and sites without. All sites are very large with lots of privacy.

There are 5 sites that are remote, and right on the side of Monadnock.
It was nice to wake up and start hiking up the trail to the summit!

Photo 1 by John Valadas, all other photos by Jackie Stetser

  
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LYNNIERN 7/24/2014 9:10PM

    Great pics, thanks for sharing. It looks like you had a great trip.

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GRAMMYEAC 7/23/2014 10:07PM

    What a great find!

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RD03875 7/23/2014 9:05PM

    Very nice.

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/23/2014 8:22PM

    We have a bunch of women that go camping in October. October in Montana can either be nice and warm or snowing, and sometimes in the same weekend. But all good!

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/23/2014 7:08PM

    That looks fun. Love the pics. Makes me miss camping.

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COLLEENCONQUERS 7/23/2014 5:55PM

    i am soooooooooo jealous .. keep on having a great time..

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GENRE009 7/23/2014 2:18PM

    Sounds like a great peaceful vacation. I love being around nature. eva

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KATELJM 7/23/2014 11:35AM

    Ah, that is the life!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/23/2014 10:10AM

    Beautful! Thanks for sharing.

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LJOYCE55 7/23/2014 10:03AM

  Thank you.

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/23/2014 9:24AM

    I wish I was there right now too emoticon

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MSLZZY 7/23/2014 9:22AM

    Just lovely! Wish I were there! HUGS!

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PATSYB7 7/23/2014 8:53AM

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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NASFKAB 7/23/2014 8:39AM

  thanks for sharing wish could do it too but too old

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REGILIEH 7/23/2014 8:38AM

    Lovely!



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STARTINGINLIMBO 7/23/2014 7:50AM

    Very nice :) Love the sun in the shot. Peaceful scene.

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RIDLEYRIDER 7/23/2014 7:46AM

  Thanks for sharing!

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GARDENCHRIS 7/23/2014 7:45AM

    sounds like heaven.

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DMEYER4 7/23/2014 6:33AM

  beautiful campsite. thanks for sharing the pics

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TWEETYKC00 7/23/2014 6:27AM

    wow, that looks like a cool place to camp!

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TRYINGHARD54 7/23/2014 6:07AM

    looks like a great camp site... have fun.... :-)

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GREAT News!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My son and his wife both passed their medical board exams.
We just found out 5 minutes ago.
Congrats Dr. Mom and Dr. Dad!

  
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LYNNIERN 7/24/2014 9:14PM

    Congratulations!

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JSTETSER 7/23/2014 5:02PM

    Thank you friends! I will pass on the congrats!
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KATELJM 7/23/2014 11:41AM

    That is super!

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DETERMINEDJANET 7/22/2014 11:35PM

    Wonderful news!!!

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JLC_NEWME 7/22/2014 9:34PM

    That is AWESOME!! Congrats to them both :)

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NASFKAB 7/22/2014 9:25PM

  congratulations all round you are proud of them

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CHEBBA 7/22/2014 7:50PM

    Wow! FAb news - congrats all round!

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    I bet you are very proud! Great. emoticon eva

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/22/2014 5:11PM

    Congrats to them both!

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68ANNE 7/22/2014 4:56PM

    Woohoo

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IMSAFEINHISARMS 7/22/2014 4:06PM

    That's absolutely WONDERFUL!!!

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REGILIEH 7/22/2014 3:52PM

    FANTASTIC!!!

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/22/2014 3:49PM

    emoticon ...Good for them!

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PMRUNNER 7/22/2014 2:57PM

    Woo Hoo! Pass on the congratulations!

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    Awesome!!


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STARTINGINLIMBO 7/22/2014 2:33PM

    How exciting for them!

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    Congrats

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1CRAZYDOG 7/22/2014 2:09PM

    Absolutely fabulous! Congratulations!

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    WOOPWOOP! Awesome!!

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Special People

Sunday, July 20, 2014

"We must hold in our minds these utterly contradictory thoughts: not one of us matters at all; each of us is infinitely precious." -- Jane Emily Bowers

Today I am thankful for my two sisters, Donna and Amanda, and how special they made my wedding day more than 7 years ago (April 14, 2007).

  
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SIOL55 7/20/2014 9:49PM

  Thank God for sisters!

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2WHEELER 7/20/2014 9:11PM

    Beautiful picture. I have one sister who would be my best friend even if we weren't related. Love the rest of my siblings, too, but love having a special one.

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68ANNE 7/20/2014 2:28PM

    Sisters are wonderful

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1CRAZYDOG 7/20/2014 10:14AM

    Gorgeous picture. Thanks for sharing.

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KATELJM 7/20/2014 9:22AM

    When times are challenging, nothing beats supportive family!

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BUSYGRANNY5 7/20/2014 9:20AM

    Memories are wonderful things, thanks for sharing this one with us!

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WILSONWR 7/20/2014 9:17AM

    What a great picture! It will always remind you of those special times.

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/20/2014 9:09AM

    This is great! I have 3 sisters and a brother and I only keep in touch with one of my sisters. I need to get in touch with the rest of them I think!

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REGILIEH 7/20/2014 8:28AM

    Lovely!

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RD03875 7/20/2014 8:21AM

    Enjoy your sisters, mine (and only sibling) is gone now.

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NASFKAB 7/20/2014 8:11AM

  wonderfulmemories sisters are special mine is in heaven

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NELLJONES 7/20/2014 7:36AM

    There is nothing like family!

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MSLZZY 7/20/2014 7:20AM

    Wonderful memories! HUGS!

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DEW1960 7/20/2014 6:13AM

    Thank God for family and friends.

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May God richly bless you today!

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Poor Bear

Saturday, July 19, 2014

There is an injured young bear in the woods near my home. He limps around, and now is becoming a nuisance. I am no longer able to run down our dirt roads in peace.

I feel bad for the poor bear. He needs some medical attention, and perhaps Fish and Game will tranquilize the bear and look at him.

In the mean time, I have to find alternate exercise! I will not put myself in an unsafe place. I have learned to both love the bear, and to respect them too.

The photos in this blog are not mine. Photos 1 & 3: Paul Cyr of Presq Isle, Maine
Photo #2: Jim Salge www.jimsalge.com/

  
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GRAMMYEAC 7/21/2014 11:31PM

    I hope your bear friend gets the help it needs to get on the mend. It needs to be able to get back to the wild and survive.

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CHEBBA 7/20/2014 6:22PM

    Stay safe - that's the first priority. Thank you so much for contacting the NH Dept of Fish and Game - the bear now stands a chance of some treatment or, though it upsets me, release from a nasty deterioration.

Well done. xx

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MSLZZY 7/20/2014 7:20AM

    Stay safe even if you have to change your routine.

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68ANNE 7/19/2014 11:29PM

    Sometimes an injured animal will be most dangerous because they know they are vulnerable. You are so smart

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KATELJM 7/19/2014 2:35PM

    Wow, you are so right. An injured bear is quite dangerous! Hope it is resolved soon.

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 7/19/2014 1:11PM

    Feel sorry for the bear I am sure local fish and game will rescue him. Take care until then.

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TWEETYKC00 7/19/2014 12:37PM

    Poor bear, I hope he gets some help soon. Glad you can still work out.

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JSTETSER 7/19/2014 12:26PM

    Thank you for your comments. I did contact Andrew Timmons of NH Fish and Game, and Inge Seboyer, head ranger at Fox State Forest where the bear spends much of his (or her) time.

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FISHGUT3 7/19/2014 11:15AM

    Be Careful - hope the bear is also attended too.

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NASFKAB 7/19/2014 10:56AM

  all the best

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/19/2014 10:16AM

    I love wild life. Glad you are playing it cautious. I hope he Bear gets the help he/she needs. They can re-locate the bear after it heals.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/19/2014 10:09AM

    Your approach to dealing with the bear is good . . . keeping yourself out of harms way. BUT I hope the Dept. of Natural Resources or whomever it is in your area, is notified so the bear can be helped, as others may not be as wise in knowing about the injured bear and avoiding.

HUGS and have a great weekend.

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PHEBESS 7/19/2014 9:10AM

    Definitely call Fish & Game or Wildlife or whatever it is in your area - the bear is a danger to others (including pets) and needs to be taken care of himself. You'll help everyone.

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/19/2014 9:00AM

    Aw, poor bear. But any hurt animal can be dangerous, especially a bear! I don't blame you for not getting out with him around!

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LILORITA 7/19/2014 8:56AM

    I hope the bear will get help. I like your concern for the bear, and I am glad you have thought about your safety as well!

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RD03875 7/19/2014 8:02AM

    Have you called Fish and Game to let them know about the bear?

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NANCYPAT1 7/19/2014 7:46AM

    I would think that they would help with the bear - an injured bear is really a danger to everyone in the community.

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GOLFGMA 7/19/2014 7:36AM

    Being careful is a good idea and I do hope someone comes to rescue him.

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VTORIA3 7/19/2014 7:18AM

    Sounds very smart to exercise caution under these circumstances. Very sorry that your hiking routine is being interrupted. I guess it's time to drive to a safer spot to get your hikes in. Wishing you a terrific Saturday!

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CETANISTAWI 7/19/2014 7:17AM

    emoticon hope they'll help him!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/19/2014 7:06AM

    Respect for wildlife is essential. It doesn't pay to be na´ve. Good job keeping yourself safe while waiting for the folks who need to be paying attention to his/her plight to do so!

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MIAMOJO 7/19/2014 6:40AM

    Your compassion for this injured bear is touching. I, too, hope those who can will rescue him and treat him humanely with some good veterinary care. And I hope that happens soon, for the bear's sake and for yours! Hope you're able to run again soon.

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