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  • Getting there and back again

    10/13/2015 5:30:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    Hiking Monadnock with a sight impaired husband on a busy trail day is tricky! Read more

  • Playing with my Grandchild

    10/12/2015 5:26:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    Time just seems to stand still When I sit on the floor and play with the most beautiful child in my world. Just listening to her words and ... Read more

  • Dog's Food

    10/11/2015 11:10:27 AM, by VTRICIA

    This is something I got from Onekidsmom's blog about wall to wall treats, and a tip to see it as dog's food. The thing is, would you even feed a... Read more

  • 9 October 2015

    10/9/2015 1:49:25 PM, by MKELLY72

    We will be having an all school assembly to send off one of our teachers as she begins her second deployment to Afghanistan this afternoon. It i... Read more

  • eating beans

    10/9/2015 5:33:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    Beans, beans the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot! Tooting is my problem. I take Gas-X and other OTCs, but I still tootl... Read more

  • Attitude of Gratitude, not Fatitude

    10/8/2015 4:50:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's time to change my focus. Rather than obsessing my food intake I will be thankful for who God made me, and treat myself as God's temple. <... Read more

  • 7 October 2015

    10/7/2015 12:47:08 PM, by MKELLY72

    Well--the last week has been looking better for me as far as my ravenous hunger issues. I know how to eat healthy, and I love to eat healthy foo... Read more

  • Following my dreams

    10/7/2015 5:23:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day we have a choice on where our heart and min... Read more

  • Yes, you can!

    10/6/2015 5:31:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    It is only when you believe that you can accomplish y... Read more

  • Fall Foliage and hiking

    10/5/2015 5:23:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    Fall foliage hiking is beautiful and peaceful. Yeste... Read more

  • New Hampshire at its peak!

    10/4/2015 5:34:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    The best time of the year to hike NH is this week. The foliage colors are beautiful, the air is crisp, and hiking is peak perfect. Read more

  • Sparking along, and all fired up!

    10/3/2015 5:30:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sparking along, and all fired up! Today turned cold. It never got above 48 degrees, and that meant time to start the wood stove. We do not cu... Read more

  • Falling into Autumn

    10/2/2015 5:35:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    Fall is my favorite season with beautiful leaves and co... Read more

  • Sunrise!

    10/1/2015 5:27:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I can forget about yesterday. The sun is rising on a new day. Yesterday's defeats and discouragements are behind me. Read more

  • Good Use of a Bad Mood!

    9/30/2015 5:20:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    I had a down day. Yesterday I was tired when I got home. Kids at school and my 93 year old mom just wore me out. Then I saw it. My Verizon b... Read more

  • The Painful Gift

    9/29/2015 5:28:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    Divorce can be a painful gift Good things are not always easy things. My divorce was the most painful thing that I went through in my life, bu... Read more

  • Special touches

    9/28/2015 5:34:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night the grandkids from Maine came. We had a blast! I always love to add flowers to my table when special people come for dinner. Read more

  • Schnitzel Fest!

    9/27/2015 6:41:55 AM, by JSTETSER

    I set up my Smittens at the annual Schnitzel Fest her... Read more

  • Hometown Fair

    9/26/2015 5:33:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today in Hillsboro, NH we have our annual Schnitzel Fest! Once again, I will be out selling my smittens, mittens and hats. Last weekend I sold ... Read more

  • Take the Shot!

    9/25/2015 5:30:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friends, Flu season is almost upon us, and now ... Read more

  • 24 September 2015

    9/24/2015 12:52:57 PM, by MKELLY72

    24 September 2015 Grrr---I am not having a good time dealing with my food cravings! I have or rather, am trying the Advocare thing, and I am n... Read more

  • Happy Fall!

    9/24/2015 5:38:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    My favorite mountain at my favorite time of year! Pa... Read more

  • Sticking Together!

    9/23/2015 5:27:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    We get so much more accomplished when we work together rather than arguing or fighting. Today, make someone's day GREAT by helping out where you... Read more

  • Join the parade!

    9/22/2015 5:30:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    Maybe it is time to get off the sidelines and join the parade. There is one cause that I have been looking at, and doing nothing about. Tod... Read more

  • Choosing my thoughts

    9/21/2015 5:31:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes I just need to have a little talk with myself. Self, Today you need to really watch yourself. You get upset with people who manage... Read more

  • 4 Characteristics of 40 Something Maintainers

    9/21/2015 1:15:20 AM, by VTRICIA

    I saw a link to this group in the big maintenance team's "Big Page of Links" and went to check it out, and I decided to sign up. There are some ... Read more

  • Finding perfect joy in an imperfect world

    9/20/2015 6:29:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes life is tough. I'm sure that you have noticed it. There are times that we can't spend as much time with loved ones as we want. There... Read more

  • Listening to my Heart

    9/19/2015 5:34:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    Shhh! Did you hear that? Your heart is trying to tell you something! Read more

  • Firm and Gentle times

    9/18/2015 5:31:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday started out with me needing to be tough. Someone kept ignoring their important commitment to me, and I had to hold them accountable! ... Read more

  • Optimism

    9/17/2015 5:32:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Seeing the cup half full. Smiling on a cloudy day. Giving your best effort when you're tired. Read more

  • The Spectrum of Happiness

    9/16/2015 7:54:34 AM, by VTRICIA

    Yesterday I was thinking about body dysmorphia, how just because we lose weight doesn't always mean we feel okay about our bodies. I'm still sur... Read more

  • Find the Beauty!

    9/16/2015 5:36:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day we have a choice. To decide to listen to the voice Of joy and beauty or darkness or shame Read more

  • Day 12 every day's better with yoga!

    9/15/2015 10:31:15 PM, by NANJET

    Yoga is my guilty pleasure. I give myself credit for working out and get to relax and focus on something besides work for a bit. Tonight was a ... Read more

  • Listening!

    9/15/2015 5:25:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear SparkFriends, Thank you for your help in so many areas of my life. As I start on my endeavour to sell smittens at craft fairs, you have ... Read more

  • Great work out on day 11

    9/14/2015 10:52:54 PM, by NANJET

    I went back to my old gym today. I switched gyms a couple of years ago to one without group fitness classes with better hours, but I do miss the... Read more

  • The Set Up

    9/14/2015 5:27:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    This coming weekend, I will participate in my first Craft Fair. It's an outside event in Antrim, NH. I will be selling my smittens as well as f... Read more

  • Day 9 in the groove

    9/13/2015 9:19:24 PM, by NANJET

    Had a great day and that includes a little exercise, eating within my calorie range and enjoying a football game with some friends. That include... Read more

  • I need help!!

    9/13/2015 1:32:46 PM, by HELLOKITTY127

    Okay, I need help on how to put pictures on here I tried everything but it didn't work I have try so many times every since I got started on he... Read more

  • Helpful Help!

    9/13/2015 5:46:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Maybe you are like me. I find that there’s nothing quite as good as helpful help, and nothing more frustrating than unhelpful help. Yesterday... Read more

  • 8 days in on the new zen plan...

    9/13/2015 12:16:19 AM, by NANJET

    Last week I decided I had to try and get back on track. I'd been getting a little depressed over the last few months and the only way out of tha... Read more

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