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Gabbi Update
Sunday, September 25, 2016      34 comments

Gabby was born a strong, healthy little girl on 9/15/16. Three days later, she developed a high fever, and was in back in the hospital. On Friday,... Read more
Family Teamwork! photos addded
Saturday, September 24, 2016      34 comments

I donít know about your family, but sometimes, maybe most of the time, all six brothers and sisters do not agree on the care that my mother should receive. This past week, I was happily surprised at how well we worked together. ... Read more
Family Update
Friday, September 23, 2016      29 comments

Thank you so much for your prayers and concern. My mother had a very interesting report. The scan of her brain showed that the Glioma (small tumor) in her brain is gone. No explanation why. Also, my mother is blind in her right eye. After t... Read more
Please say a prayer
Thursday, September 22, 2016      52 comments

Dear Spark Friends, Please pray for the youngest (6 days old) and the oldest (94 years old) members of my family. Baby Gabby is in the hospital with a fever. ... Read more
The Struggle to Summit Mt. Washington
Wednesday, September 21, 2016      30 comments

Of all the 4K foot peaks that I have climbed, Mt washngton is the most memorable. It is a daunting peak, and too me 5 tries before I actually summated. The failures taught me so much more than the actual trips to the summit. Let me explain wh... Read more
One Small change =Big Results
Tuesday, September 20, 2016      36 comments

Before every meal, I drink a tall glass of water. I also have a glass of green tea first thing in the morning. When I drive down the road, I have more water. My weight and my glucose numbers (I have Type II Diabetes) are lower. I feel great,... Read more
The Gift
Monday, September 19, 2016      28 comments

About 20 years ago, Shelley gave me this vest. Johnny, her son, was in my day care, and I was studying to become a teacher. She found the vest in a thrift store, and gave it to me. I have worn this vest in every classroom that I have taught... Read more
Learning Lessons from Jack (O'Lantern)
Sunday, September 18, 2016      32 comments

Just about everyone in the USA has cut up a pumpkin to create a Jack O'lantern. I suppose that it is a cultural thing for us. Here is the lesson that I want my friends at Smith Memorial Church to remember about the Jack O'lantern. ... Read more
Before School Program learns about manners!
Saturday, September 17, 2016      23 comments

There's no babysitting here! This is more than free play! Kids have the opportunity to learn and to grow in the areas that they choos. Kids create ... Read more
Meet Gabby photo added
Friday, September 16, 2016      46 comments

The birth of a baby is a very special event. Today I am blessed to have another lovely little life in the family. Meet Gabriella Alice, born on 9/15 at 7:30. She is 8 lb 1 oz and 21 inches long. Thank you Lord for a beautiful little girl! ... Read more
Waiting, waiting
Thursday, September 15, 2016      42 comments

Today should be the day and I'm waiting to hear about the birth of my grandchild. Lina will be a big sister. I will be a gramma again. New life is coming to planet Earth. Lina is thrilled and so am I. ... Read more
Active And Interested
Wednesday, September 14, 2016      24 comments

Staying active and Interested has been my key to a healthy life. I hiked all of the New England 4,000 foot peaks and am now working on the 52 With a view. Along the way, I've met many interesting people, and have found ways to help groups lik... Read more
The Habitual Eater
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      36 comments

Much of my eating is out of habit, and some of this habit has to change! I grew up eating ice cream every evening. I still feel the urge to eat SOMETHING every it. Why not be satisfied with herbal tea? I tell myself. ... Read more
Cleaning My Desk
Monday, September 12, 2016      32 comments

Today I will do it. Really. I will take everything off my desk, and thenlace what is needed back on the desk. It's not going to take me more than 30 ... Read more
Learning to walk
Sunday, September 11, 2016      31 comments

Learning to walk Watching the toddle learn to walk, Trying to protect her from bumps and bruises That life will give her as she moves along. "I've got this, Mom!" ... Read more

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