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  • Mamma is going home!

    3/23/2016 5:30:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    Mom's stay at rehab will soon be over. It has been a true learning experience for the whole family. For all of the negative things that I dealt... Read more

  • Confrontation

    3/22/2016 5:24:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    After many phone calls to the rehab facility where ... Read more

  • The Mother Load

    3/21/2016 5:32:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    This past weekend was tough. My mother was not cared for properly, and she is not happy. One of my siblings yelled at me for not being perfect. ... Read more

  • The broken trust

    3/20/2016 5:34:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    My mother went into a rehab unit at the Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol, Mass in order to become steadier on her feet and return to her home. ... Read more

  • Packed away in my Heart

    3/19/2016 5:23:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    In my heart packed tightly away Is a happy child, ru... Read more

  • Getting Mom Home Again

    3/18/2016 5:26:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    Well, we got one report from the Medicare Evaluation saying that my Mom could go home now. The nursing home has not started the discharge proces... Read more

  • The Inside Job

    3/17/2016 5:18:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Health really is an inside job, and I am in control of much of my health. It is up to ME to make good food choices and to exercise. Getting in ... Read more

  • Click, click

    3/16/2016 8:29:52 PM, by SNANCHOR

    I can't believe---I am truly happy with how yesterday went! I have been working SO hard---especially last week. I worked out 6 of the 7 days!!!... Read more

  • Health and Happiness are an Inside Job!

    3/16/2016 5:28:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are so many simple steps to make our life healthy and happy! Drink your water, eat your veggies, be kind to others. What step will you ... Read more

  • Gratitude

    3/15/2016 5:33:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I am thankful for the people who are helping my... Read more

  • Staying Healthy For myself and others

    3/14/2016 5:32:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days, I take the time to walk, Knowing t... Read more

  • taking the toughest path

    3/13/2016 6:07:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was a great day for a hike, and we chose the toughest path up Mt. Monadnock. It is very steep and still icy. The views are spectacula... Read more

  • Making time for ME!!

    3/12/2016 5:22:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have been very busy caring for my Mom in a nursing home. Yesterday I made a special point of making Easter cards with her. Read more

  • Having Faith

    3/11/2016 5:25:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I accept what is, let go of what was, and ha... Read more

  • Mom and everything else

    3/10/2016 5:30:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    This is the end of one wild week for me! My 93 year young Mom was rushed to the hospital, diagnosed with a tumor in her brain, Because the trea... Read more

  • A turn for the BEST

    3/9/2016 8:37:53 PM, by SNANCHOR

    This week I have felt like I made a BIG turn for the BEST! To be honest' I wasn't sure how my week was weight was...but I lost 1.2 which just fe... Read more

  • Holding Mom's hand

    3/9/2016 5:30:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    There is strength within our sorrow, there's beauty in our tears. We can make it till tomorrow, with the love that casts out fear. Read more

  • Mom at Rehab Facility

    3/8/2016 5:35:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today will not be anything close to normal. Whatever normal is, I have the feeling that today will not be that. My hopes were high, and I real... Read more

  • Changes

    3/7/2016 5:37:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    My Mom goes home from the hospital today. For me everything has changed, and for my Mom, all is going back to normal. But this is a new normal. ... Read more

  • A Diagnosis

    3/6/2016 5:45:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Not knowing exactly what is wrong can create a lot of stress. Waiting patiently is a hard thing to do. We want answers NOW at the very latest. ... Read more

  • Caring for Mamma

    3/5/2016 8:17:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    "When Mamma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." My mom doesn't feel good. She has a tumor in her brain, and now she has fragile health. It... Read more

  • Pray for my Mom!

    3/4/2016 7:03:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    Please pray for my Mom. Yesterday, it was determined that she has swelling in her brain. Today we are sitting here at umass medical hospital, ... Read more

  • Make one small change!

    3/3/2016 5:31:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    Don't leave yur life up to change! Today make one sm... Read more

  • We can change!

    3/2/2016 5:25:24 AM, by JSTETSER

    We can change I can You can What is there to stop us? Ourselves Take this day and make just One Small Change. Do it for yo... Read more

  • Warmer Days in March =more exercise!

    3/1/2016 5:30:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    I don't know about you, but I love the warmer temperatures that we have been enjoying here in New England. I get out and walk more when it is wa... Read more

  • Felt Flowers

    2/29/2016 5:32:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's almost Spring, and I love making springtime crafts... Read more

  • Felt Animals

    2/28/2016 5:30:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have been sewing during my vacation! I'm hoping to give my Before School students ideas for projects that they can create themselves. Here's ... Read more

  • Yoga and sleep

    2/27/2016 6:26:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Since January, I have added to my daily routine is a half hour of yoga. I have been doing yoga poses and stretches, but recently bought a video ... Read more

  • Joann Fabrics and the gift card fiasco

    2/26/2016 6:23:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    On Wednesday I went into Joann Fabrics with my $40 gi... Read more

  • Friends, Family and Politics

    2/25/2016 5:34:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have heard it said, ”don’t discuss religion or politics”. I agree with this policy most of the time. There is no reason to create needless co... Read more

  • My Get-In-Shape Week

    2/24/2016 5:41:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    This vacation week may not be exciting, but I'm having a great time. My husband still has to work, but that is okay with me. I have turned this... Read more

  • Looking UP!

    2/23/2016 6:16:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    No matter what you have to do today, remember to look up. Look up at the sky just give it a try! Read more

  • Ice Climbers

    2/22/2016 5:32:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    On our trip North, we hiked over to Frankenstein Falls in Bartlett, NH. Read more

  • Hiking vacation

    2/21/2016 2:47:23 PM, by JSTETSER

    Hi friends, I have been in the northern part of the state for a few days. I'm going to be writing a good blog about the trip tomorrow morning... Read more

  • Vertigo

    2/19/2016 5:33:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    I had an episode of vertigo at the beginning of February. I felt like I was a drunken sailor, and just could not walk straight. I went to the D... Read more

  • Comfort Eating

    2/18/2016 5:34:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    This was my downfall. I just wanted to eat, but I wasn't really hungry. Next time, I hope that I can remember how important my health is to me,... Read more

  • Two more days!!

    2/17/2016 5:28:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have just two more days of work before vacation! I love my job as a teacher, but it can be a burn out type of job. What do I do instead? I... Read more

  • Little Lina and the Full Time Pup

    2/16/2016 5:36:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    Well now they really did it! My son and daughter-in-law bought Lina a cute little Feist. She is the cutest little pup, and Lina loves her so! ... Read more

  • The Cornish Inn and Safety

    2/15/2016 5:28:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    In yesterday's blog, I wrote about going to Maine to see Hailey participate in a large cheering competition. Her team came in first, and we had ... Read more

  • Staying warm in an old Inn

    2/14/2016 7:28:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    Oh baby, it's negative numbers outside! I am staying at the lovely Cornish Inn in Cornish, Maine and the first floor is in the 50's. The second... Read more

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