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Letting History Repeat Itself
Friday, July 29, 2016      16 comments

I found a place that I love to hike to, and have visited it probably a dozen times. Three times, I've spent the night there. Here is the story of two of the trips. One of our favorite places to volunteer is the Carter Notch Hut. The cabin i... Read more
My Summertime Boot Camp
Thursday, July 28, 2016      22 comments

This summer I have decided to make my health a priority. I have created my own boot camp workout program.. Here is what my program looks like: 1. Rise and SHINE! Every morning at 6 am, I either go out for a run or a bike ride. I alternate... Read more
Visiting with the cellphone distracted
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      26 comments

I have a difficult situation coming up next week. I will be visiting with some lovely people who do not put down their phones when we arrive. I get very uncomfortable talking to people who are clearly distracted by their phones. I have consi... Read more
Visiting my Son
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      23 comments

Family visits Well, I just had a great visit with my son, DIL, and baby Shiloh Rose. The joy of holding my grandchild in my arms, and seeing her smile up at me is a thrill that creates a strong and lasting bond. Playing with the baby makes m... Read more
Monday, July 25, 2016      29 comments

It is such a pleasure to see a young family grow and change to gather as they care for a young child. IN 4 short months, we have become closer and ki... Read more
The ride to Jersey
Sunday, July 24, 2016      24 comments

Yesterday I took the train th New Jersey, and will spend some time visiting with my son, daughter in law, and grand daughter Shiloh Rose. The 7 hour train ride is certainly worth it!... Read more
Saturday, July 23, 2016      25 comments

Flowers for me and for you, my friend Its so good to be with you again! Spending the day both walking and talking. Well discuss the day, family and health- The dozens of daisies display the wealth Of love and joy we share today, S... Read more
Marvelous Marilyn
Friday, July 22, 2016      30 comments

JFES has a great gardener. She raises much more than flowers and veggies, she empowers students to care for the plants. She plants in the hearts of all ... Read more
The Baseball Stretch!
Thursday, July 21, 2016      25 comments

Last night the Red Sox won 11-7. I won too. I was victorious over my stiff muscles, thanks in part TO THE BALL GAME. Every ball game is my time to get off the couch, and sit on the yoga mat. I take the time to stretch out my tired muscles. ... Read more
Making Today Count
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      32 comments

Every day is a new day to bring about change in your life. Choose something important, and do it! One day those small everyday changes will become your habits! ... Read more
DD: Keep on smiling!
Tuesday, July 19, 2016      30 comments

On Monday morning, I made my weekly 100 mile trip down to see my 94 year old Mom. As I did, I took the time to stop in at the Dunkin Donuts in Baldwinville, Mass. I passed 4 different Dunkin Donuts as I made my way South. Why, you may ask. ... Read more
My New Old Machine
Monday, July 18, 2016      30 comments

I am getting ready to learn how to make leather gloves and mittens that will be lined with rabbit fur. They should be beautiful, once I learn the process. My first challenge is to buy a sewing machine that is tough enough to sew leather. My J... Read more
Falling of the "Healthy Eating" Wagon
Sunday, July 17, 2016      30 comments

Last night my friends had an anniversary party, and I just seemed to forget for the night that I have Type II Diabetes, and am maintaining my health by exercise and food. I did ride my bike, to their house, and start by drinking a bottle of wat... Read more
Find the joy!
Saturday, July 16, 2016      25 comments

It is worth taking time each day to focus on the joy. We all have heartache and pain in our lives. Focusing on the joy gives us strength to handl... Read more
My John
Friday, July 15, 2016      36 comments

Where would I ever be without my buddy and best friend? He hikes with me and bikes with me. He is my confidant and counselor. He is the best wood st... Read more

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