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Good things

Thursday, August 02, 2012      3 comments

A photo of my husband and I on Mt. Madison with Mt. Washington in the background. What a great time we had! Sometimes when things get rough, I sit back and remember all of G... Read more

I reached a new goal!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012      7 comments

For the past 2 years, I've been taking classes to gain another certification for my teaching job. On Friday, I had my exit interview, and I am now certified in General Special Ed along with ECE Sepcial Ed, Elementary ed and PreK. Just one m... Read more


Tuesday, July 31, 2012      3 comments

Old things have passed away, Behold, HE makes all things new. Saddleback Mountain in Rangely, Maine... Read more

Just one more peak

Monday, July 30, 2012      4 comments

This past Sunday has brought me close to meeting a six year goal: earning my 4,000 Footer New England patch. What does that mean? Iíve climbed 66 out of 67 New England peaks through heat, cold, high winds, snow and hail. Iíve had two wildern... Read more

Just one more Peak!

Monday, July 30, 2012      1 comments

My Sunday hike has brought me closer to a 6 year-long goal-hiking all of the 63 peaks in New England that are 4,000 feet in elevation or higher. Sunday I hiked Mt. Saddleback and The Horn, both are in Rangely, Maine. Over these 6 years, I'v... Read more

Invitation to you!

Saturday, July 28, 2012      2 comments

I am a presenter for the Appalachian Mountain Club. On August 7th at 6:30PM I will give a multimedia presentation on "Give a Hoot About Owls" at the Highland Center in Bretton Wood, NH. Please come if you can! Read more


Friday, July 27, 2012      4 comments

Today my friend posted this: sometimes, everything changes by nothing changing--just because you change. take a deep breath and make another choice.... Read more


Thursday, July 26, 2012      2 comments

At 56, I'm more active than I was at 36. I have more time to pursue my interests, and I'm really having a good time with this phase of my life. I'm making plans for retirement, and for that point when I can't climb peaks any more. I don't min... Read more

Still learning

Wednesday, July 25, 2012      2 comments

Today I'm thanking God for the abilitiy to learn and to grow, and I need YOUR help. How does a person add a profile shot? I have tried a number of times, and still, look like... Read more


Tuesday, July 24, 2012      3 comments

Take time to enjoy the beauty around you. Take time to be thankful. A merry heart is like medicine to a tired soul. Share the joy!... Read more

The Mother Load

Sunday, July 22, 2012      4 comments

I have a 90 year-young mom who lives 90 minutes from my home. Visiting her is not always simple. When I teach, I only get to her house once or twice a month. Druing thesummer, the pressure is on to visit her every week. Today is my day. ... Read more

Finding new ways

Saturday, July 21, 2012      4 comments

Yesterday I hit the trail with my mountain bike instead of my running shoes. I had a blast! I really worked my body hard too. Sometimes just mixing up the exercise routine makes a big difference. Tomorrow I'll take my kayack out on a lake... Read more


Friday, July 20, 2012      0 comments

"Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10 Take time today to quiet your heart and silence your fears. Listen to the stillness, rather than the worries. God speaks to us when we are still. Read more

Advice from the Trail

Thursday, July 19, 2012      2 comments

We all have to hike at our own pace. Life is an amazing journey. Don't race through it. Our trip through life is more like a journey than a race because the one who finishes first is not necessarily the winner. The only way that we win at li... Read more

Great News!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012      3 comments

Today I am thankful for the wisdom to make good choices, and the strength to stick to those choices. I just got some great news from my doctor. My cholesterol levels are so healthy, I can stay off of the cholesterol lowering medications. H... Read more

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