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  • Marvelous Marilyn

    7/22/2016 5:26:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    JFES has a great gardener. She raises much more than f... Read more

  • The Baseball Stretch!

    7/21/2016 5:54:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    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 ti... Read more

  • Making Today Count

    7/20/2016 5:38:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    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 bec... Read more

  • DD: Keep on smiling!

    7/19/2016 5:31:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    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 ... Read more

  • My New Old Machine

    7/18/2016 5:26:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    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 th... Read more

  • Out of the frying pan...

    7/17/2016 10:59:57 PM, by VTRICIA

    It must have been as last semester was wrapping up in May, I decided to look for a job. 1) my next couple of semesters were going to be relative... Read more

  • Falling of the "Healthy Eating" Wagon

    7/17/2016 5:40:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    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 hea... Read more

  • Find the joy!

    7/16/2016 10:54:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    It is worth taking time each day to focus on the joy.... Read more

  • My John

    7/15/2016 5:38:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    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. Read more

  • The Woodpile Workout

    7/14/2016 5:47:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday the long awaited wood truck arrived with our two cords of winter wood. Read more

  • The Daily Workout

    7/13/2016 5:43:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Daily Workout It's just something that is a part of my routine. I get up early and put on my workout clothes. I stretch in front of the ... Read more

  • First attempts

    7/12/2016 5:35:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Trying anything for the first time means that the outcome will be less than perfection. still, I struggled with making a pair of gloves for th... Read more

  • Nature!

    7/11/2016 5:37:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Nature is not a place, it is home! We all need nature, and giving back is so important. That is why I consider Trails Week an important event. ... Read more

  • ANTS!

    7/10/2016 5:44:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    Here in Hillsboro, NH, it is ant season. Ants come into my house, looking for food. At my home, there is a war between me, cleaning the kitchen... Read more

  • A Daisy of a Day

    7/9/2016 6:08:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    Friday was my rest day, and at first, I was not thrilled with it. I like working out. I love my runs and bike rides and hikes and swims. Takin... Read more

  • Making things RIGHT!

    7/8/2016 5:23:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last Friday, we had a great meal at Pedrasa's Restaurant in Keene, and had a wonderful waitress named Liz. When we went to pay, we used a gift c... Read more

  • Dear Kids and Grandkids...

    7/7/2016 5:35:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear kids and Grandkids, Maybe you don't realize it, but you are very important to me. You are love, talked about, thought about, and planned ... Read more

  • Nutrition Tracking Avoidance

    7/6/2016 1:03:17 PM, by LKATKA

    Sometimes I purposely don't track my nutrition because I know how badly I failed at meeting my goals. I don't like seeing it in print. It's like ... Read more

  • Just one more step!

    7/6/2016 5:27:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Just one more step! Okay friends! Today let’s give it all we’ve got! One more push-up, one more step, one less “sweet treat”. Today is the d... Read more

  • Today's Push Forward

    7/5/2016 5:36:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a great friend who motivates me to keep moving and to push forward in my life. Sue is my massage therapist, and a whole lot more! She is... Read more

  • Gifts and Grandkids

    7/4/2016 5:23:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    Maybe I don't see you every day, to watch you grow as you sleep and play. Read more

  • Felt Animals

    7/3/2016 5:43:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    In January, I started working with felt, creating animals and busy books. My first project was to make some little creatures for Lina to play wi... Read more

  • Stronger than Ice Cream!

    7/2/2016 5:48:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am stronger than the ice cream in the refrigerator. In the past, it has called my name, and I have eaten WAY too much of it. It is very diffi... Read more

  • Welcoming Change!

    7/1/2016 5:25:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    We have heard the saying, "The only thing constant is change." Sometimes we fear the change that could come, rather than embracing it. Read more

  • The Trail Less Traveled

    6/30/2016 5:38:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    The trail less traveled Wednesday's Monadnock hike took us past the Remote Campsites, over to,Gilson Pond, then on to the Ravine Trail and back... Read more

  • Banana and Peanut Butter Sandwich

    6/29/2016 8:48:25 AM, by LKATKA

    I am enjoying a beautiful morning and having breakfas... Read more

  • Picture yourself happy and healthy!

    6/29/2016 7:11:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    If you can see it, you can be it! Picture yourself happy and healthy! Everyone is taking photos of everything these days. I often remove c... Read more

  • Easy does it

    6/28/2016 6:00:41 PM, by VTRICIA

    My perspective on lifestyle has been challenged by one of my kids needing some help with theirs. Is everything I'm doing something I wouldn't mi... Read more

  • The Trails I hike

    6/28/2016 6:07:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    Help Wanted and needed! If you ever hiked on a trail, you need to consider helping to repair one. Not only will you be halting others, but you... Read more

  • Renewable energy in me!

    6/27/2016 5:18:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    When most people talk about renewable energy, they are talking about solar or wind power. Today I am writing about the energy of our lives. ... Read more

  • Good deals at Goodwill

    6/26/2016 5:28:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Understanding Good deals at Goodwill Yesterday I went shopping in Goodwill store in Concord, NH. This was a different kind of shopping day. I ... Read more

  • Grown sons

    6/25/2016 5:51:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    My sons are all grown up. The youngest just turned 34. How can that be? Read more

  • One Small Step Today

    6/24/2016 5:43:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day, let's move forward in our health. I mean every single day, I'm going to take a small step forward. How about you? Let's do this tog... Read more

  • I believe in plan B

    6/23/2016 5:37:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes our best plans to eat right and get in our exercise fail. We try our best, but there are so many things beyond our control, and our pl... Read more

  • Home at last!

    6/22/2016 5:22:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friends, Over a week ago, I wrote about my sister who is homeless. Today, things are looking up for her! First, she was put on the waiti... Read more

  • White Ledges

    6/21/2016 5:37:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Monday was a hiking day! John and I started out from the White Ledges Campground, located south of Conway, NH. The weatherman promised us a war... Read more

  • Doing the things I've never done

    6/20/2016 3:47:03 PM, by JSTETSER

    I've been asked to do something that I've never done. I teach children with special needs, and one student has speech difficulties. In order to... Read more

  • Going places I've never gone, doing things I've never done.

    6/19/2016 5:39:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Going places I’ve never gone, Doing things I’ve never done. Growth is often measured by new experiences that a person has, and the new abili... Read more

  • The woodpile Workout

    6/18/2016 5:34:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was a beautiful day for what the Stetser Household calls the “Domestic Workout”. This is a workout that involves cutting trees, mov... Read more

  • Blogging for Change

    6/17/2016 5:21:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes, the answers that we seek are right inside our hearts. We just need to take the time to listen to our own heart, and write down what w... Read more

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