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I get by with help

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      24 comments

All of us are getting older, and we need some help From our friends who help us through, when we need to yelp! Don’t try to carry the whole load, You cannot do the job. Why even little Lina gets help from Lobster Bob! Read more


Tuesday, September 01, 2015      39 comments

Sometimes it's strange how quickly our lives can change. One day I'm almost settled in my school routine, and now I'm spending the day caring for my husband. We got the test results yesterday from John's doctor. He did not have a TIA. He ha... Read more

Gaining Confidence!!

Monday, August 31, 2015      28 comments

Today I feel good…really good! I spoke up for something that I consider important. Often, the reaction is not positive. I have family members who have put me down and ridiculed me for my stand. They indeed spoke up, and began their regular... Read more

Flexible plans

Sunday, August 30, 2015      25 comments

Sometimes life just doesn't turn out the way that we planned. In the past, I would get upset when my good plans would not materialize. Yesterday I did not get to go to the NH Spark People Get Together. I really WANTED to go, but I could not ... Read more

Meet the challenge head on!

Saturday, August 29, 2015      25 comments

Last night someone challenged a statement that I made. After working very hard during the first week of school, I did not want to meet a challenge. I did not even want to think. I just wanted to mindlessly watch the Red Sox play baseball. I ... Read more


Friday, August 28, 2015      41 comments

Clutter on my desk. So much stuff of little importance. It is time for me to find a place for clutter So that it does not clutter my mind, my heart and my emotions. My next challenge to myself: clean up the clutter, and keep it pic... Read more

10 Long,Slow Breaths

Thursday, August 27, 2015      31 comments

10 long, slow breaths Several times a day I stop a short break and take 10 long, slow breaths. This routine helps me to transition from one activ... Read more

Finding -MY- Balance

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      34 comments

Balancing work and life is no simple task. Yesterday was a long, hard, satisfying day! I held on tightly to my vision of what I need to be while le... Read more

Inch by inch...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      34 comments

Inch by inch, anything's a cinch! I am making the smallest of changes, in hopes that my husband will be willing to make and keep those commitments too. Read more

First Day Back

Monday, August 24, 2015      33 comments

First day back from a great summer, and time to refocus my attention on teaching once again! I have to remind myself of how much I love to teach. It is a mental game that intend to win. This is going to be a year full of fun and growth for... Read more


Sunday, August 23, 2015      34 comments

Lina-Poo, you’re turning two, you’ve got so many things to do. You’ve got your babies and your toys, your little girlfriends and the boys. ... Read more

Train ride-something new for me!

Saturday, August 22, 2015      32 comments

I never knew how much easier and enjoyable a trip could be by train! "The person who never made mistakes, never tried anything new."-Albert Einstein Taking the trail to Philadelphia was a new experience for me. I am sure that in the future... Read more

Look out Lina! Gramma's On Her Way!

Friday, August 21, 2015      33 comments

Earlier this week, I took care of the uncomfortable-my husband's health issues. Now I get to do the impractical. I am going to take the train down ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Going through the storm at Concord Hospital

Thursday, August 20, 2015      45 comments

The staff at Concord Hospital helped me through a very tough time, and I am so thankful! For a while, I did not know if my wonderful, strong husband would be okay. I did not know what to do, walking into the medical center, trying to find h... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts When it rains, it pours

Wednesday, August 19, 2015      38 comments

Yesterday when it started raining, it really poured, buth physically and emotionally for me. My husband had a TIA (mini stroke) and is now getting al... Read more

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