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  • The ride to Jersey

    7/24/2016 6:46:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I took the train th New Jersey, and will spend some time visiting with my son, daughter in law, and grand daughter Shiloh Rose. The 7... Read more

  • Daisies

    7/23/2016 5:29:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Flowers for me and for you, my friend It’s so good to be with you again! Spending the day both walking and talking. We’ll discuss the day,... Read more

  • Marvelous Marilyn

    7/22/2016 5:26:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    JFES has a great gardener. She raises much more than f... Read more

  • The Baseball Stretch!

    7/21/2016 5:54:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night the Red Sox won 11-7. I won too. I was victorious over my stiff muscles, thanks in part TO THE BALL GAME. Every ball game is my ti... Read more

  • Making Today Count

    7/20/2016 5:38:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day is a new day to bring about change in your life. Choose something important, and do it! One day those small everyday changes will bec... Read more

  • DD: Keep on smiling!

    7/19/2016 5:31:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    On Monday morning, I made my weekly 100 mile trip down to see my 94 year old Mom. As I did, I took the time to stop in at the Dunkin Donuts in ... Read more

  • My New Old Machine

    7/18/2016 5:26:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am getting ready to learn how to make leather gloves and mittens that will be lined with rabbit fur. They should be beautiful, once I learn th... Read more

  • Falling of the "Healthy Eating" Wagon

    7/17/2016 5:40:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night my friends had an anniversary party, and I just seemed to forget for the night that I have Type II Diabetes, and am maintaining my hea... Read more

  • So...

    7/16/2016 4:11:41 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    There seems to be some movement regarding therapy. The social worker met with me to discuss my activity levels before I got sick. He's composing ... Read more

  • Find the joy!

    7/16/2016 10:54:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    It is worth taking time each day to focus on the joy.... Read more

  • Working on Cleaning and Getting Grades in

    7/15/2016 10:29:48 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    Today, I am going to work on cleaning the house when I get home after a long meeting. That should help me start packing for our week-long trip, ... Read more

  • My John

    7/15/2016 5:38:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    Where would I ever be without my buddy and best friend? He hikes with me and bikes with me. He is my confidant and counselor. Read more

  • The Woodpile Workout

    7/14/2016 5:47:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday the long awaited wood truck arrived with our two cords of winter wood. Read more

  • Stopped Crying (Not Literally) about the Five Pounds I Gained

    7/13/2016 8:25:03 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    I knew it was coming, and frankly, should be grateful I have not gained more given all the parties and cook outs and "occasional" beers. So,... Read more

  • The Daily Workout

    7/13/2016 5:43:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Daily Workout It's just something that is a part of my routine. I get up early and put on my workout clothes. I stretch in front of the ... Read more

  • Keeping on, Drinking Water

    7/12/2016 9:20:13 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    Sticking with it and prioritizing water today. On a downer, I gained 5 pounds back. :( (1) Make the best possible food choices genuine... Read more

  • First attempts

    7/12/2016 5:35:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Trying anything for the first time means that the outcome will be less than perfection. still, I struggled with making a pair of gloves for th... Read more

  • Trying the Middle Road, Again

    7/11/2016 9:03:18 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    Reality check, Those 30 pounds I lost are coming back. How do I know? That skirt that was fitting ever so well got caught on my left thigh... Read more

  • Nature!

    7/11/2016 5:37:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Nature is not a place, it is home! We all need nature, and giving back is so important. That is why I consider Trails Week an important event. ... Read more

  • ANTS!

    7/10/2016 5:44:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    Here in Hillsboro, NH, it is ant season. Ants come into my house, looking for food. At my home, there is a war between me, cleaning the kitchen... Read more

  • A Daisy of a Day

    7/9/2016 6:08:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    Friday was my rest day, and at first, I was not thrilled with it. I like working out. I love my runs and bike rides and hikes and swims. Takin... Read more

  • Making things RIGHT!

    7/8/2016 5:23:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last Friday, we had a great meal at Pedrasa's Restaurant in Keene, and had a wonderful waitress named Liz. When we went to pay, we used a gift c... Read more

  • Dear Kids and Grandkids...

    7/7/2016 5:35:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear kids and Grandkids, Maybe you don't realize it, but you are very important to me. You are love, talked about, thought about, and planned ... Read more

  • Just one more step!

    7/6/2016 5:27:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Just one more step! Okay friends! Today let’s give it all we’ve got! One more push-up, one more step, one less “sweet treat”. Today is the d... Read more

  • Today's Push Forward

    7/5/2016 5:36:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a great friend who motivates me to keep moving and to push forward in my life. Sue is my massage therapist, and a whole lot more! She is... Read more

  • Gifts and Grandkids

    7/4/2016 5:23:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    Maybe I don't see you every day, to watch you grow as you sleep and play. Read more

  • Felt Animals

    7/3/2016 5:43:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    In January, I started working with felt, creating animals and busy books. My first project was to make some little creatures for Lina to play wi... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/2/2016 2:48:26 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    So far so good with the new roommate. Last night my best friend Sacha brought Indian food for dinner. OMG...tandoori chicken, naan, samosas... Read more

  • Stronger than Ice Cream!

    7/2/2016 5:48:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am stronger than the ice cream in the refrigerator. In the past, it has called my name, and I have eaten WAY too much of it. It is very diffi... Read more

  • In a holding pattern

    7/1/2016 3:17:42 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Still waiting for Medicaid to loosen up and start paying for physical therapy so I can get walking again. Meantime, the roommate from (Hade... Read more

  • Welcoming Change!

    7/1/2016 5:25:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    We have heard the saying, "The only thing constant is change." Sometimes we fear the change that could come, rather than embracing it. Read more

  • The Trail Less Traveled

    6/30/2016 5:38:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    The trail less traveled Wednesday's Monadnock hike took us past the Remote Campsites, over to,Gilson Pond, then on to the Ravine Trail and back... Read more

  • I might try meal planning

    6/29/2016 3:00:54 PM, by MOCHAPUPPY

    My husband and I are seriously thinking about planning out our meals each week. This means that we would have to do a lot of cooking on Sundays. ... Read more

  • Picture yourself happy and healthy!

    6/29/2016 7:11:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    If you can see it, you can be it! Picture yourself happy and healthy! Everyone is taking photos of everything these days. I often remove c... Read more

  • How a trip overseas is changing the way I eat

    6/28/2016 5:09:29 PM, by MOCHAPUPPY

    I have stomach problems and I have had them for quite a while. I recently went to China and all of the food that I ate there caused very few stom... Read more

  • The Trails I hike

    6/28/2016 6:07:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    Help Wanted and needed! If you ever hiked on a trail, you need to consider helping to repair one. Not only will you be halting others, but you... Read more

  • Started off with a good breakfast

    6/27/2016 8:58:17 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    Well, I am starting with my healthy preferences. I had a zucchini and egg scramble with dark coffee and one slice of white bread: The white... Read more

  • Renewable energy in me!

    6/27/2016 5:18:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    When most people talk about renewable energy, they are talking about solar or wind power. Today I am writing about the energy of our lives. ... Read more

  • Sigh of relief...

    6/26/2016 1:56:36 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    In the middle of the night last night my roommate demanded yet again to be taken to the hospital, so the ambulance came for her. I can't fully r... Read more

  • Good deals at Goodwill

    6/26/2016 5:28:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Understanding Good deals at Goodwill Yesterday I went shopping in Goodwill store in Concord, NH. This was a different kind of shopping day. I ... Read more

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