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New Hampshire at its peak!
Sunday, October 04, 2015      33 comments

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. If you have th... Read more
Sparking along, and all fired up!
Saturday, October 03, 2015      31 comments

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 curse the coldness, we start a warm fire, and then start cooking dinner on top of it. The house feels... Read more
Falling into Autumn
Friday, October 02, 2015      36 comments

Fall is my favorite season with beautiful leaves and cool temperatures. Still, this year, the transition is not always smooth. I’m tired. I have some ... Read more
Sunrise!
Thursday, October 01, 2015      28 comments

Today I can forget about yesterday. The sun is rising on a new day. Yesterday's defeats and discouragements are behind me. Newness of life and joy... Read more
Good Use of a Bad Mood!
Wednesday, September 30, 2015      39 comments

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 bill was $30 more than I had expected. I was ready to talk with a customer service representative! ... Read more
The Painful Gift
Tuesday, September 29, 2015      42 comments

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, but the needful, and therefore a good thing. I was married to a good man with a bad alcoholic problem... Read more
Special touches
Monday, September 28, 2015      30 comments

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. Everyone ne... Read more
Schnitzel Fest!
Sunday, September 27, 2015      35 comments

I set up my Smittens at the annual Schnitzel Fest here in Hillsboro, and had a blast! I met new friends and old. I was there through the cool early ... Read more
Hometown Fair
Saturday, September 26, 2015      31 comments

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 a few, and learned a lot. Hopefully, this weekend I will sell more and have less to learn. Either ... Read more
Take the Shot!
Friday, September 25, 2015      29 comments

Dear Friends, Flu season is almost upon us, and now is the time to take action and stay healthy. According to my favorite doctor (yes, I’m talking a... Read more
Happy Fall!
Thursday, September 24, 2015      32 comments

My favorite mountain at my favorite time of year! Painting by Mary Iselin.... Read more
Sticking Together!
Wednesday, September 23, 2015      26 comments

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 can! ... Read more
Join the parade!
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      23 comments

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. Today is the day that I get off the sidelines, and join the parade. What about you? Is there anythin... Read more
Choosing my thoughts
Monday, September 21, 2015      30 comments

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 to make you feel small, and give far less attention to those who really love you. Why do you do th... Read more
Finding perfect joy in an imperfect world
Sunday, September 20, 2015      25 comments

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's more bills that eat up the money that we want to spend on fun times. There are times when we go ... Read more

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