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Simply happy

Monday, November 24, 2014

Our hike yesterday was a safe one in spite of lots of ice on the trail. We were not the fastest people on the trail. In fact, one couple passed us 6 times as they ran up and down the mountain 3 times. I give them credit for hiking with speed and agility that I can only dream of.
I am simply happy to hike the 5 miles safely once yesterday.

  
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MSLZZY 11/24/2014 8:38PM

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REGILIEH 11/24/2014 7:13PM

    Yes! We want you to stay safe! Safety first!

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KIPSTER52 11/24/2014 3:07PM

    look on the bright side, you get to enjoy the scenery more then the couple passing you 6 times.
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MAMISHELI53 11/24/2014 11:20AM

    Definitely! I walk like a penguin...I'm not about to risk a fall and BREAKING my hip, when I'm awaiting hip replacement!

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MAMISHELI53 11/24/2014 11:20AM

    Definitely! I walk like a penguin...I'm not about to risk a fall and BREAKING my hip, when I'm awaiting hip replacement!

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FORZACHANDMATT 11/24/2014 9:56AM

    Sounds like the perfect hike to me :)

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 11/24/2014 9:37AM

    I agree with DebbieFromMt, you miss a lot when you are just running. The beauty of the mountain, the wonderful stillness of nature, the relaxation of just being outside. Lucky you!

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DEBBYFROMMT 11/24/2014 9:21AM

    Running up and down the mountain? Sounds like some of crazy kids in Missoula that run up and down Mt Sentinal (ok 19 - 20 year olds I guess that's the age to do it). I agree with you. Hiking it once would be good enough for me too! You miss some pretty awesome stuff running that you can enjoy just hiking. I'm with you Jackie!

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NELLIEH1 11/24/2014 9:11AM

    Yes! and with the joy of savoring the process! We would not speed either...for sure!
Jimmy wants to do Washington for our 50th! :)

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WILSONWR 11/24/2014 8:48AM

    It speaks a lot of you to even do the hikes in such conditions. Safety is the most important thing on such treks, and you did right by going slower!

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NASFKAB 11/24/2014 7:57AM

  its better to be safe than sorry & you enjoyed your hike thanks for sharing

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NASFKAB 11/24/2014 7:57AM

  its better to be safe than sorry & you enjoyed your hike thanks for sharing

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1CRAZYDOG 11/24/2014 7:31AM

    Wonderful you had a good hike!

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FERRETLOVER1 11/24/2014 7:23AM

    Speed is not important on a hike - you might miss something gorgeous - what's the hurry? Glad you had a safe hike.

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IOEINC 11/24/2014 7:05AM

    Always better to be safe than sorry!!! Glad that you had a good time!!! It is not so much how fast you hike, it is more that you slow downed to enjoy it and the "smell the roses!" emoticon

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MARGARITTM 11/24/2014 6:31AM

    Sometimes it is good to go at a pace that you can enjoy your surroundings.

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PATSYB7 11/24/2014 6:24AM

    Glad you had a nice hike. DH and I had a great walk around the neighborhood. We tired out our furbaby! Enjoy your Monday.

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EVILCECIL 11/24/2014 6:21AM

  Congrats on the accomplishment.

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I need it!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Today is our hike up Mt Monadnock. I have spent a lot of time sewing, and really need a day of hiking. Look out Mountain, here I come!

  
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GRAMMYEAC 11/23/2014 10:43PM

    What a gorgeous day for a hike! Hope you had a wonderful time!

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NELLIEH1 11/23/2014 9:52PM

    oooo...lucky!! Hope you had a lovely climb and soaked it all up for wintah! (Or do you try again before heavy snows?)

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 11/23/2014 5:36PM

    Fabulous photo!

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DEBBYFROMMT 11/23/2014 5:13PM

    Have a ball hiking!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/23/2014 11:34AM

    Beautiful picture of your beloved Mt. Monadnock. Have a blessed Sunday.

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    emoticon There she goes again!

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NASFKAB 11/23/2014 8:28AM

  enjoy your hike thanks for sharing the lovely picture

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  enjoy your hike thanks for sharing the lovely picture

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    Hike away my friend. Enjoy the outdoors. emoticon

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NUTRON3 11/23/2014 8:05AM

    Have fun

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FORZACHANDMATT 11/23/2014 7:40AM

    Wonderful - have fun

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    Wow!!!!!--a life achievement!--Lynda emoticon

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RASPBERRY56 11/23/2014 7:24AM

    Enjoy!

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LUVS2BIKE101 11/23/2014 6:46AM

    What a lovely place do do some serious thinking!

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Turkey's on the Wall

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Our school is having a coloring contest.
The students in my Before School Program organized it, and will be the judges. They are having such a good time with this project!

  
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KONRAD695 11/22/2014 11:46PM

    I forget how cool stuff like that is. emoticon

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    great fun!! emoticon Thanks for sharing

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GRAMMYEAC 11/22/2014 9:52PM

    Just takes a little push and some support for the kids to make these kinds of events work! Kudos for fostering their creativity!

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MSLZZY 11/22/2014 7:53PM

    Kids always love these projects and it makes the competition fun.

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REGILIEH 11/22/2014 7:20PM

    They are so blessed to have you!

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    I can remember doing things like this
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DEBBYFROMMT 11/22/2014 2:28PM

    How neat! What a wonderful thing for the kids to do!

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    So much fun for everyone. emoticon

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  GREAT FOR THE KIDS!

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NASFKAB 11/22/2014 7:35AM

  great

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1CRAZYDOG 11/22/2014 7:23AM

    Gobble, gobble! Glad they're having fun!

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LOPEYP 11/22/2014 5:47AM

    Nice!

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  Looks like fun!

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My book is finished!

Friday, November 21, 2014

I just finished writing a book about Mt Monadnock with a friend, Steve Hooper. We wrote the book to raise funds to finish paying for our film, Monadnock the Mountain that Stands Alone.

If you re interested in obtaining a copy, send me a message.
Cost: $19 (includes shipping &handling.
If you live close, and we can meet, there will be a reduction.
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon ...yes, we would like a copy!!

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    Congrats!! That's fabulous emoticon

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PATSYB7 11/21/2014 5:16PM

    Congratulations!

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MELYROD18 11/21/2014 5:02PM

    Wow that is great!

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MAMISHELI53 11/21/2014 11:11AM

    Congrats! May your sales be blessed and multiplied!

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DEBBYFROMMT 11/21/2014 9:11AM

    I didn't realize you were writing a book! Congrats!

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NASFKAB 11/21/2014 8:26AM

  Wow amazing job

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    Great idea!

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LEANJEAN6 11/21/2014 7:09AM

    Wow! That is amazing!

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TORTISE110 11/21/2014 6:37AM

    What a great accomplishment. And I know you love that mountain. Congratulations!!

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LUVS2BIKE101 11/21/2014 6:18AM

    So cool! Congratulations!!!

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    Congratulations!

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TWEETYKC00 11/21/2014 5:57AM

    That is pretty cool!

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TRYINGHARD54 11/21/2014 5:49AM

    AWESOME !

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  WOW!

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Mittens

Thursday, November 20, 2014

My Christmas gift will be making mittens and hats for the homeless in my area.
My secret ambition:warming the world 2 hands at a time.

  
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    Great goal!



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68ANNE 11/20/2014 6:19PM

    Great ambition. I love to crotchet blankets for the women's center

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NELLIEH1 11/20/2014 3:15PM

    wonderful gift, Jackie!!

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MAMISHELI53 11/20/2014 11:06AM

    That's wonderful!

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    emoticon emoticon That's 2 thumbs up!

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DEBBYFROMMT 11/20/2014 9:38AM

    Wow, this is a great idea!!

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    What a great idea!

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    That is AWESOME!!!

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CHICAM 11/20/2014 6:26AM

    Not many people would have such a kind and generous thought. May all your wishes and dreams come true. I always say if we do good to others we always receive this good back.

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    Blessings to you!

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    That is great!

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