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Simply happy
Monday, November 24, 2014      24 comments

Our hike yesterday was a safe one in spite of lots of ice on the trail. We were not the fastest people on the trail. In fact, one couple passed us 6 times as they ran up and down the mountain 3 times. I give them credit for hiking with speed ... Read more
I need it!
Sunday, November 23, 2014      19 comments

Today is our hike up Mt Monadnock. I have spent a lot of time sewing, and really need a day of hiking. Look out Mountain, here I come! ... Read more
Turkey's on the Wall
Saturday, November 22, 2014      15 comments

Our school is having a coloring contest. The students in my Before School Program organized it, and will be the judges. They are having such a good time with this project! ... Read more
My book is finished!
Friday, November 21, 2014      25 comments

I just finished writing a book about Mt Monadnock with a friend, Steve Hooper. We wrote the book to raise funds to finish paying for our film, Monadnock the Mountain that Stands Alone. ... Read more
Mittens
Thursday, November 20, 2014      21 comments

My Christmas gift will be making mittens and hats for the homeless in my area. My secret ambition:warming the world 2 hands at a time.... Read more
Cccold outside!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014      16 comments

It is 5 am, and I am preparing to leave for school. The temp is 20 degrees. This is the coldest morning since early April. I guess I just have to get used to it.Colder temps are coming ... Read more
Enjoying the day!
Tuesday, November 18, 2014      17 comments

It's just a normal day of teaching and cleaning and cooking But it is a wonderful day of living and loving and smiling I am thankful for the people around me, and the wonderful New Hampshire mountains! ... Read more
Ready for winter
Monday, November 17, 2014      17 comments

My porch is proof of the workouts that my husband and I have done together. We worked for 2 hours at a time several times a week, cutting down the partially dead trees arou... Read more
Little Gingham Dress
Sunday, November 16, 2014      24 comments

I started in April looking at patterns when I fell in love with the little red and white checked gingham dress. I knew that it would be a lot of work, sewing with gingham and lining up fabric, so I made the dress in two other fabrics first. ... Read more
Stacking
Saturday, November 15, 2014      16 comments

Cup stacking is a lot like life. We have to continue building one good deed upon another. Hopefully everything stands, but occasionally we have to rebuild. ... Read more
First snow
Friday, November 14, 2014      18 comments

The child in me wants to play In the early morning first snow. Remembering the many first snows t... Read more
Training Day
Thursday, November 13, 2014      9 comments

Today is a change of pace- I am at a DOE training for Dynamic Learning Measures. I'd rather be teaching, but this is the price I pay to continue teaching. ... Read more
With Every Sunrise!
Wednesday, November 12, 2014      17 comments

With every sunrise comes new opportunities for a healthy life. Make it an awesome day! Summit of Mt Monadnock at sunrise by Larry Davis.... Read more
Climbing Monadnock
Monday, November 10, 2014      22 comments

My favorite form of exercise is hiking mountains, and my favorite mountain is Mt. Monadnock. Every trip up the mountain is a new experience. On Sunday's trip, we found a sew side trail, and enjoyed some hot tea on the trail. ... Read more
Somewhere between fired up and burnt out
Sunday, November 09, 2014      19 comments

This is a busy time of year, and I love the change of the seasons, the preparations for Thanksgiving, and Christmas. This year, though, I will pace myself, and think twice before making any commitments. I may be fired up now, but I don't... Read more

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