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  • Eyes

    9/1/2015 5:31:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    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 fo... Read more

  • Gaining Confidence!!

    8/31/2015 5:27:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I feel good…really good! I spoke up for something that I consider important. Often, the reaction is not positive. I have family member... Read more

  • Flexible plans

    8/30/2015 6:21:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    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. Yesterd... Read more

  • Meet the challenge head on!

    8/29/2015 6:11:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    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 challen... Read more

  • Clutter

    8/28/2015 5:34:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    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 min... Read more

  • 10 Long,Slow Breaths

    8/27/2015 5:31:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    10 long, slow breaths Several times a day I stop a short break and take 10 long, slow breaths. Read more

  • Finding -MY- Balance

    8/26/2015 5:26:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    Balancing work and life is no simple task. Yesterday... Read more

  • Inch by inch...

    8/25/2015 5:44:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    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 commit... Read more

  • First Day Back

    8/24/2015 5:33:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    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... Read more

  • Lina-poo

    8/23/2015 6:12:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    Lina-Poo, you’re turning two, you’ve got so many things to do. Read more

  • Train ride-something new for me!

    8/22/2015 6:12:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    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 Ein... Read more

  • Look out Lina! Gramma's On Her Way!

    8/21/2015 5:39:55 AM, by JSTETSER

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

  • Going through the storm at Concord Hospital

    8/20/2015 5:48:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    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 ... Read more

  • When it rains, it pours

    8/19/2015 7:12:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday when it started raining, it really poured, buth physically and emotionally for me. Read more

  • Conquering Myself

    8/18/2015 5:33:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Many people have asked why I continue to climb mountains and continue to exercise. After all, I'm pushing 60! Here is my answer: Read more

  • Making The Most of Today!

    8/17/2015 5:46:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day of our lives we must make the choice to cha... Read more

  • History Reenacted

    8/16/2015 5:41:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    For the third year,The Governor John Butler Smith (John Stetser) and his wife Emma E. Lavender Smith (Jackie Stetser) return to Hillsboro to prov... Read more

  • Saving money while saving the planet

    8/15/2015 5:39:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    One of my long term goal is to have enough money to retire and travel. Friday I took a big step towards that goal by finding a great way to cut ... Read more

  • Short Trips and Big Memories

    8/14/2015 6:01:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Short trips with big memories I have a confession to make. I know that some people think that I have been on vacation for most of the summer. ... Read more

  • The New Me

    8/13/2015 5:40:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Once a year, I put on the character of "Emma", and enjoy being the Governor's wife for a few hours. Read more

  • My "uncomfortable subjects" Goal

    8/12/2015 5:26:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    I decided to get those things that I like the least taken care of first. Read more

  • Trying something new

    8/11/2015 7:01:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Well, today is Day 1 on my adventure of change. Today I will prepare some questions about my flatulence for the Dr. I will also ask specific q... Read more

  • Oh the Great Things I Almost Did!

    8/10/2015 5:56:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is my day to start the change! There are some things in my life that I never quite get around to doing. I guess that I am a little intimi... Read more

  • Common Good

    8/9/2015 5:26:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Common Good There is a place that I love to visit wh... Read more

  • Building Community

    8/8/2015 6:10:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I watched the ducks along the Seawall shore a... Read more

  • One Small Act Of Kindness

    8/7/2015 6:00:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    One small act of kindness Here is the story of a good deed done to me by "The Island Girl". I was shopping in the Island Girl's glass slop on... Read more

  • No semicolons

    8/5/2015 11:10:28 AM, by IVYLASS

    I find my life mundane and meaningless. I cannot seem to get traction in my job search. I am stuck in a job with no growth potential. My M... Read more

  • Lina dreams

    8/3/2015 8:35:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    I dream of Lina every night and day, Of the songs we would sing, and the words we would say. I dream of giggles and silly games And learni... Read more

  • Learning Experiences

    8/2/2015 8:43:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Learning experiences No matter who you are, No matter where you come from, Some things in life are not going to go your way. Learning ... Read more

  • Busy Vs Productive

    8/1/2015 12:08:10 PM, by JSTETSER

    Brandon and Dylan love to fish more than anything else. Perhaps they don't always catch the big ones, but they always have a good time trying! ... Read more

  • Fishin' with the boys

    7/31/2015 7:42:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Brandon and Dylan love to fish more than anything else. Perhaps they don't always catch the big ones, but they always have a good time trying! ... Read more

  • Inside the A Liner

    7/30/2015 5:40:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    The inside of the A liner So many of you asked about the inside of our new chateau that this post is dedicated to showing you just that. Read more

  • Wise words...

    7/30/2015 4:19:16 AM, by ELLEKTRA

    Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible!... Read more

  • Our Pooped-out Pop-up

    7/29/2015 5:38:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Camping can be so much fun when the equipment works fine. Our pop-up camper served us well until it was time to go home. The camper got stuck i... Read more

  • Turning Two!

    7/28/2015 5:39:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    What an exciting world it is when you're two! The wh... Read more

  • Sitting in the Stillness

    7/27/2015 5:33:57 PM, by JSTETSER

    Sitting in the Stillness In the stillness of the Forest I take time to sit and woods, Feel the fire Hear the birds And breathe in t... Read more

  • From the mind of madness...

    7/27/2015 10:54:04 AM, by ELLEKTRA

    So...I am on SP at least once a day. I get my daily emails and read the blogs and the stories that I have not read before. I don't always post,... Read more

  • Decisions, decisions...

    7/27/2015 7:59:40 AM, by BABARR67

    Good health is a journey, and for me, part of it is losing and maintaining a healthy weight. My idea of what that number is changes. When I was 2... Read more

  • My Lina Trip!

    7/25/2015 5:44:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Soon I will get to see my favorite little person! I ... Read more

  • The Simple Butterfly Beauty

    7/24/2015 5:38:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    Don't wait to be wowed by the big bursts of beauty. ... Read more

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