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Hiking My Favorite Mountain
Sunday, August 21, 2016      30 comments

Monadnock, the most hiked mountain in the USA, is a mountain that I have climbed about 130 times. Almost always, I hike with my husband John, and we have always had a good experience on this mountain that stands alone. We have experienced warm... Read more
Preparing for change!
Saturday, August 20, 2016      32 comments

Yesterday I got my test results back, and they were not good. I was especially disappointed over my A1C of 7.1. It is time for me to make some major changes if I want to stay off of Diabetes medication. For the past 3 years, I have been able ... Read more
Living the History!
Friday, August 19, 2016      31 comments

Once a year my husband and I change our identities, and become something from the past. We dress up as The Governor John Butler Smith, and his wife Emma E. Lavender Smith. This couple have a beautiful past, and it is always a great way to give... Read more
The New Baby Quilt
Thursday, August 18, 2016      36 comments

My son and DIL are expecting a new baby in a couple of weeks. It is an exciting and busy time for them. Mat’s residency as a surgeon means that he is at the hospital 10-12 hours a day. Nora is left with fixing up their new home and caring for ... Read more
Going the Distance
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      25 comments

My dreams are only going to be fulfilled when I take the actions needed to complete them. Today I have a plan to help me be successful during the scho... Read more
Planning for Successful School Start
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      26 comments

The school year starts next week for me and that means BIG changes to my schedule. I have such a successful summer routine that I hate to see the school year start. ... Read more
honesty in the midst of the storm
Monday, August 15, 2016      32 comments

Honesty is what has helped me to grow this past week. I really questioned myself when I posted about needing help. In the end, I'm glad that I posted. My SparkFriends helped me to understand my family more than I could have imagined! ... Read more
I'm Changing and I love it!
Sunday, August 14, 2016      30 comments

Thank you friends for your comments and advice concerning my family. I have to remember that change might not be quick, just as it has been slow in my health. Change does come when we change. ... Read more
Hurt people hurt people-I need help!
Saturday, August 13, 2016      38 comments

Yesterday I felt a lot of pain caused by some hurtful words spoken by my sister. I could use some advice on dealing with it. Sometimes people have a... Read more
Hiking the Goose Eye
Friday, August 12, 2016      25 comments

Goose Eye Mountain in New Hampshire was named for the outcropping on the top of the summit, and the fact that Canadian Geese, while flying South in th... Read more
Looking for Moose
Thursday, August 11, 2016      32 comments

This poem tells the true story of our 10 day vacation search for moose in the Great North Woods of NH and parts of Maine. We were Looking for moose in all the right places But unable to find even some traces. ... Read more
Camping
Sunday, August 07, 2016      29 comments

Camping at Bramblewood in Pittsburg, NH Solitude and quiet! Nature surrounds me. Chipmunk playing at the bird feeders keeping everyone entertained. Campfires every evening and fireworks on Saturday. It's a peaceful place with mount... Read more
CoHos Trail and Covill Mountain
Saturday, August 06, 2016      25 comments

Taking the Cohos Trail to Mt. Covill Our hike today involves taking the Moose Mainway to the Fox Freeway (both of which are a part of the COHOS Trail) to the summit of Mt Covill. The Cohos Trail is 170 miles of wild hiking through New Hampshi... Read more
Lonely Little Lina
Friday, August 05, 2016      28 comments

Lonely Little Lina and Bruce the moose My grand daughter Lina is at a tough place in her almost 3 year old life. Her family moved from South Caroli... Read more
OH Canada!
Thursday, August 04, 2016      22 comments

Yesterday we took a trip to the town of La Patrie, Canada. First we hiked along the Fourth Connecticut Lake. It is really more of a swamp, but I'm sure that it was a lake when named. The countryside changed drastically when we crossed the bo... Read more

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