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  • Take the Shot!

    8/29/2016 5:32:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    Photos can be important! Group shots and Selfies ... Read more

  • Ocean Day for me

    8/28/2016 5:47:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Biking on the beach Saturday was the beach day! We brought our bikes and stopped at Odiorne state park. What a beautiful spot. We did a big ... Read more

  • Typical Saturday

    8/27/2016 9:32:11 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Did my usual for Saturday, and went out to my parents' house and made lunch for us. But first I moved outdoor furniture on the archery field the... Read more

  • Drink More, Eat Less!

    8/27/2016 6:21:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Drink more, eat less. My doctor recently told me that I should focus on my drinking to curb my eating. If I drink more before a meal, I will ... Read more

  • This and that

    8/26/2016 7:14:36 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    So, I did get on the schedule for the exterminator next Thursday. He is coming at 8am, so I need to be up and out early that morning. I have a ... Read more

  • Goodwill School Shopping

    8/26/2016 5:20:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    Goodwill School shopping Recently I took a trip to the Goodwill Store in Concord, NH. Ihad my list, and knew what I needed. As a teacher, I l... Read more

  • Rainy evening

    8/25/2016 8:20:16 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Raining this evening. It started raining while I was taking Cooper for his evening walk. I thought it felt good, but Cooper looked disgusted an... Read more

  • Not Living by Bread Alone

    8/25/2016 5:32:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Man shall not live by bread alone-cutting carbs I received some sobering news from my doctor yesterday: ďMake more changes to lower the A1C, ... Read more

  • Squash for dinner

    8/24/2016 10:40:08 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I slept a couple more hours last night than the night before. There is hope the insomnia will resolve itself. I remembered to eat dinner to... Read more

  • Living History at the Pierce Homestead

    8/24/2016 5:24:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    History lives on at the Homestead There is something special about being someone else for a day. Someone admired and historically important. ... Read more

  • Forgot dinner

    8/23/2016 11:50:49 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I went to bed early last night, but couldn't sleep so I got back up after about an hour. I did end up getting a couple of hours of sleep, which ... Read more

  • Life is like a Tube of Toothpaste

    8/23/2016 5:30:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    Many times, life is like a tube of toothpaste. Words are spoken and are never forgotten. Words can never be taken back once they come out. As ... Read more

  • Insomnia

    8/22/2016 8:41:54 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have been having trouble sleeping lately. I know the tricks and tips to overcome insomnia... sometimes they work, but sometimes they don't. T... Read more

  • More about the Mountain

    8/22/2016 5:16:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday the Spark People site had some technical difficulties. I was only able to post half of the blog that I had written about hiking Mt. Mo... Read more

  • Hiking My Favorite Mountain

    8/21/2016 5:35:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    Monadnock, the most hiked mountain in the USA, is a mountain that I have climbed about 130 times. Almost always, I hike with my husband John, an... Read more

  • Preparing for change!

    8/20/2016 5:24:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I got my test results back, and they were not good. I was especially disappointed over my A1C of 7.1. It is time for me to make some ... Read more

  • No sleep

    8/19/2016 9:22:53 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am so tired. I couldn't sleep last night. Not just tossing and turning... I mean not sleeping at all. I am going to bed early tonight. It wa... Read more

  • Living the History!

    8/19/2016 5:49:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Once a year my husband and I change our identities, and become something from the past. We dress up as The Governor John Butler Smith, and his w... Read more

  • Just stuff

    8/18/2016 10:21:52 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I see the neurologist tomorrow. My primary care doctor wants me to repeat my blood work on Monday. My apartment is so stuffy. bleh. I took Co... Read more

  • The New Baby Quilt

    8/18/2016 5:28:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    My son and DIL are expecting a new baby in a couple of weeks. It is an exciting and busy time for them. Matís residency as a surgeon means that ... Read more

  • Going the Distance

    8/17/2016 5:27:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    My dreams are only going to be fulfilled when I take ... Read more

  • Medical stuff

    8/16/2016 8:59:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    My Dr appt was with the gyne doc. I have to go back in two weeks for an ultrasound. oh joy. And my blood work was off, but my primary care doc... Read more

  • Planning for Successful School Start

    8/16/2016 5:47:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    The school year starts next week for me and that means BIG changes to my schedule. I have such a successful summer routine that I hate to see th... Read more

  • honesty in the midst of the storm

    8/15/2016 5:43:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    Honesty is what has helped me to grow this past week. I really questioned myself when I posted about needing help. In the end, I'm glad that I ... Read more

  • A little rain this morning

    8/14/2016 9:41:34 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have a dr appt tomorrow, and I have to go for more blood work. It will be interesting to see what the scale at the dr office says. I am... Read more

  • I'm Changing and I love it!

    8/14/2016 5:55:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    Thank you friends for your comments and advice concerning my family. I have to remember that change might not be quick, just as it has been slow... Read more

  • Enough already

    8/13/2016 9:28:41 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    These 90 degree days with high humidity can just stop now. I did eat today, as I made lunch fir mom and dad as per usual on a Saturday. I made ... Read more

  • Hurt people hurt people-I need help!

    8/13/2016 5:37:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I felt a lot of pain caused by some hurtful words spoken by my sister. I could use some advice on dealing with it. Read more

  • Another hot one...

    8/12/2016 8:32:07 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I know I will complain about the cold in a few short months, but this heat is ridiculous! No wonder my appetite is nonexistent. The heat just s... Read more

  • Hiking the Goose Eye

    8/12/2016 5:37:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Goose Eye Mountain in New Hampshire was named for ... Read more

  • I am melting...

    8/11/2016 10:53:31 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It was over 100 degrees in my apartment today. Days like today make me wish I had AC. Poor Cooper was definitely not interested in walking toda... Read more

  • Looking for Moose

    8/11/2016 5:41:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    This poem tells the true story of our 10 day vacation search for moose in the Great North Woods of NH and parts of Maine. We were Looking fo... Read more

  • Hot and humid day

    8/10/2016 7:12:51 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It rained last night! We really needed it. There is more rain in the forecast for the weekend. I am hopeful. Unfortunately the rain didn't co... Read more

  • Being the taxi...

    8/9/2016 9:21:31 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had an appointment this morning, on my way to my appointment I dropped Patty off at the hospital for a day surgery procedure... something to do... Read more

  • early morning

    8/8/2016 7:27:53 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Cooper seems to like early morning walks. I am not sure if I like getting up that early. But I will, because it is cooler then. Broke out the ... Read more

  • Quiet Sunday

    8/7/2016 11:29:54 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Jeremy canceled the group paddle due to rough conditions on the lake, so I didn't have to go anywhere today. Instead I spent the day pedaling an... Read more

  • Camping

    8/7/2016 6:33:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    Camping at Bramblewood in Pittsburg, NH Solitude and quiet! Nature surrounds me. Chipmunk playing at the bird feeders keeping everyone en... Read more

  • Saturday lunch

    8/6/2016 7:27:25 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Did my usual Saturday routine, and went out to my parents' house to make lunch for them. Made a favorite... crispy pork and veggie stir fry. Th... Read more

  • CoHos Trail and Covill Mountain

    8/6/2016 8:08:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Taking the Cohos Trail to Mt. Covill Our hike today involves taking the Moose Mainway to the Fox Freeway (both of which are a part of the COHOS... Read more

  • New haircolor

    8/5/2016 8:36:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The hairdresser was hesitant to follow my vision for what I wanted to do with my hair. She said it would be costly and it would wash out within ... Read more

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