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Saturday, June 02, 2012      0 comments

You might not know my Donna, but chances are, you will walk by someone like her soon. Take time to see the poor. Donna is a kind-hearted person who rarely smiles. She is self-conscious of her bad teeth. She looks much older than me, even th... Read more
Ugly but strong
Friday, June 01, 2012      1 comments

My knee braces are ugly. While hiking with my son Matty, I realized just how bad they look. He was surprised to see me with the spandex around my knees and said; “Mom, are y... Read more
Monday, May 28, 2012      0 comments

Today is a day for me to regroup and energize myself. Today is a day to rest. I'll get in a kayak ride by myself, and prepare to meet the class on Tuesday. Today I need to make time for me.... Read more
Grown kids
Sunday, May 27, 2012      0 comments

My son lives almost 2 hours from my home, and it's hard to make time to see him. When we do get togethere, we have a blast! Yesterday John and I, Mat and Nora hiked Monadnoc... Read more
Doing something today
Friday, May 25, 2012      0 comments

Sam Ewing once said; "It is the person who has done nothing that is sure that nothing can be done." Let's do something today to make this world a better place.... Read more
Having it all
Thursday, May 24, 2012      0 comments

At some point, we all have to decide what is important, and what we can live without. In order to spend time studying, I have to give up a Maine hike. In order to run a smooth classroom, I have to cut back on my early morning exercise time. ... Read more
Tuesday, May 22, 2012      0 comments

Climbing is a rite of passage for my family. We celebrate New Years Day with a hike up Monadnock. When my dear sister-in-law passed away, we climbed Monadnock and talked about B... Read more
Sunday, May 20, 2012      0 comments

In Psalms, David writes; I will lift up my eyes unto the hills. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. Both Jesus and Moses climbed mountains when seeking God. Jesus brough His followers ... Read more
Saturday, May 19, 2012      0 comments

I spent the day running on the playground with 3 grandkids. You better belive that I burned calories! We flew kites, made huge bubbles and ran, ran, ran. I loved it!... Read more
Move towards your dream!
Friday, May 18, 2012      0 comments

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau... Read more
Thursday, May 17, 2012      0 comments

Today after work, I'm going for a long kayack ride. I have not been out yet this year, and I need my time on the water. It is such a calming experience. The lake is my sanctuary. I will probably be the only person on the lake, and I love it ... Read more
Busy, busy
Wednesday, May 16, 2012      0 comments

I have not blogged for a few days. I have been very busy at school. Teaching can take up all my spare time if I let it. Finding the balance between work, exercise and housework and family can be tricky!... Read more
Chocorua and progression
Sunday, May 13, 2012      0 comments

I hiked Mt. Chocorua yesterday. 6 tough hours of swet. Great way to spend a sunny Saturday. It was a tough 8 mile hike but it was worth it. We hiked Monadnock (4-6 miles) to prepare for Chocorua. We hiked Chocorua's 8 miles to prepare for B... Read more
Saturday, May 12, 2012      0 comments

To me, reaching goals is like climbing a mountain. You have to be committed to the cause, focus your attention and go for it!... Read more
mother's day is what you make of it
Friday, May 11, 2012      0 comments

I will not see my sons on Mother's Day. They live far ways, and have busy lives. They love me, and I know it. I weill hear from them, I'm sure. Still, I miss them. They will be with their wives and with their Mother-in-laws. Rather than... Read more

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