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JSTETSER
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Not Living by Bread Alone
Thursday, August 25, 2016      25 comments

Man shall not live by bread alone-cutting carbs I received some sobering news from my doctor yesterday: “Make more changes to lower the A1C, or you start with Diabetes medication in January.” So here I am, ready to make some big changes. ... Read more
Living History at the Pierce Homestead
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      31 comments

History lives on at the Homestead There is something special about being someone else for a day. Someone admired and historically important. A person selected by others to be wrote about and remembered. Once a year, my husband John plays... Read more
Life is like a Tube of Toothpaste
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      39 comments

Many times, life is like a tube of toothpaste. Words are spoken and are never forgotten. Words can never be taken back once they come out. As school starts, it is my hope that you will remember to use your words to be inspiring, kind, helpful... Read more
More about the Mountain
Monday, August 22, 2016      26 comments

Yesterday the Spark People site had some technical difficulties. I was only able to post half of the blog that I had written about hiking Mt. Monadnock. Here is the other half! When hiking, take time to look at the ordinary beauty of the... Read more
Hiking My Favorite Mountain
Sunday, August 21, 2016      30 comments

Monadnock, the most hiked mountain in the USA, is a mountain that I have climbed about 130 times. Almost always, I hike with my husband John, and we have always had a good experience on this mountain that stands alone. We have experienced warm... Read more
Preparing for change!
Saturday, August 20, 2016      32 comments

Yesterday I got my test results back, and they were not good. I was especially disappointed over my A1C of 7.1. It is time for me to make some major changes if I want to stay off of Diabetes medication. For the past 3 years, I have been able ... Read more
Living the History!
Friday, August 19, 2016      30 comments

Once a year my husband and I change our identities, and become something from the past. We dress up as The Governor John Butler Smith, and his wife Emma E. Lavender Smith. This couple have a beautiful past, and it is always a great way to give... Read more
The New Baby Quilt
Thursday, August 18, 2016      36 comments

My son and DIL are expecting a new baby in a couple of weeks. It is an exciting and busy time for them. Mat’s residency as a surgeon means that he is at the hospital 10-12 hours a day. Nora is left with fixing up their new home and caring for ... Read more
Going the Distance
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      25 comments

My dreams are only going to be fulfilled when I take the actions needed to complete them. Today I have a plan to help me be successful during the scho... Read more
Planning for Successful School Start
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      26 comments

The school year starts next week for me and that means BIG changes to my schedule. I have such a successful summer routine that I hate to see the school year start. ... Read more
honesty in the midst of the storm
Monday, August 15, 2016      32 comments

Honesty is what has helped me to grow this past week. I really questioned myself when I posted about needing help. In the end, I'm glad that I posted. My SparkFriends helped me to understand my family more than I could have imagined! ... Read more
I'm Changing and I love it!
Sunday, August 14, 2016      30 comments

Thank you friends for your comments and advice concerning my family. I have to remember that change might not be quick, just as it has been slow in my health. Change does come when we change. ... Read more
Hurt people hurt people-I need help!
Saturday, August 13, 2016      38 comments

Yesterday I felt a lot of pain caused by some hurtful words spoken by my sister. I could use some advice on dealing with it. Sometimes people have a... Read more
Hiking the Goose Eye
Friday, August 12, 2016      25 comments

Goose Eye Mountain in New Hampshire was named for the outcropping on the top of the summit, and the fact that Canadian Geese, while flying South in th... Read more
Looking for Moose
Thursday, August 11, 2016      32 comments

This poem tells the true story of our 10 day vacation search for moose in the Great North Woods of NH and parts of Maine. We were Looking for moose in all the right places But unable to find even some traces. ... Read more

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