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One more day!!!

Friday, December 19, 2014      19 comments

Today will be another busy day of transition. It is party day at school, and kids will be over the top with excitement! Today is a day for me to forget about the academics, and focus on the children, and enjoy the day. Today I will listen to... Read more

Unsupervised goodies in the Teachers Room

Thursday, December 18, 2014      20 comments

Of all my downfalls, this is the worst. The delicious chocolates, lemon scones and peanut butter fudge got to me yesterday. Today I will stay away from the teachers room and the treats as much as possible. Thank God there are only 2 mor... Read more


Wednesday, December 17, 2014      19 comments

My students are learning about balance in geometry with glow sticks. I need to learn how to live a life of balance in what I eat and getting in my exercise. Too much of a... Read more


Tuesday, December 16, 2014      18 comments

Baby Lena is heading north fron SC soon! I can hardly wait to hug her and play with her again. Thank God for holidays! Time for families to reconnect! ... Read more

The Icy Climb

Monday, December 15, 2014      20 comments

The weather report said "nice day". Monadnock did not agree. Sometimes mountains have their own micro weather patterns. Our hike was shrouded in a deep dark cloud, and the trail was covered in rime ice. The bottom did not look bad at all. ... Read more

Climbing Day!

Sunday, December 14, 2014      14 comments

Monadnock on a calm day is much different than Monadnock on a frigid winter day. Planning for the trip requires lots of extra clothing and gear. I would never hike withou... Read more

The miracle of 12/13/14

Saturday, December 13, 2014      11 comments

Today is an amazing day with perfect numerical balance. It is a day to try something new- Take a step of faith! Love your neighbor! Forgive the past, and step into a bright future! This is the day that The Lord has made! Let us rejoic... Read more

Reading to children

Friday, December 12, 2014      18 comments

When you take time to read to children, they learn to love books. Reading is a great way to expand our horizons, no matter what our age! Baby Lina loves her books!... Read more

Looking like Christmas!

Thursday, December 11, 2014      20 comments

The other day a friend gave us this lovely credenza. My husband wasn't quite sure if it would go with our rustic living room furniture, but it fits right in. Welcoming the credenza meant a whole series of shifting and cleaning, but that was al... Read more

Snowmen on the wall

Wednesday, December 10, 2014      19 comments

Yes, it's time to decorate the school, and the kids have chosen to do it with snowmen! They have organized their own coloring contest. I get to be one of the judges. It's going to be a great (but wet) day! Read more

Waiting for No School

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      24 comments

There is a major storm in our forecast for the next 4 days... Although it has not arrived here at 5 am, I was hoping for a school cancellation this morning. Sometimes teachers have the same dreams as the students. Read more

Long term BOY SCOUT

Monday, December 08, 2014      17 comments

My husband John spent many years working for the BSA office in Maine. "In Maine, Boy Scout troupes were as positive and powerful as their leaders.", says John Stetser. ... Read more

Making mittens

Sunday, December 07, 2014      17 comments

Every day I make 4-6 pair of mittens. I just got 3 yards of gray fleece fabric. When I finish with it, I should be done. So far, I have made 46-47 pair for my family, friends, school children and the homeless. There are also hats and scar... Read more

Cookie Walk at Smith Memorial Church

Saturday, December 06, 2014      12 comments

Come and join us from 9-12 today at the 26th annual cookie walk. Hope to see you there! ... Read more

New experiences

Friday, December 05, 2014      16 comments

This is a photo of my niece's baby after her first bite of rice cereal. She is amazed, and loves it! Meal time will never be the same. This photo reminds me to loo... Read more

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