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  • 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

  • I still need to Change

    2/13/2016 6:08:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am so thankful that the bully bothering the child is dealt with. Kids need adult protection and help in order to grow up happy and healthy... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/12/2016 8:25:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    another very cold day here. that is okay with me and my daughter. we both bundle up well whenever it is very cold outside. all of the birds say c... Read more

  • Teamwork Breaks the Bully!

    2/12/2016 5:32:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Well, I took my stand against the person who used harshness to discipline children, and other staff people stood with me. It was a wonderful mom... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/11/2016 10:50:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    a really,really cold day here today. the next few days are going to be really cold here. i made sure that my daughter was warmly dressed this mor... Read more

  • My dcisions

    2/11/2016 5:27:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    "I am not the product of cirucmstances, but of my decisions. " Syeve Coveu Today I will be firm but respectful with that person who shows me... Read more

  • alright!

    2/10/2016 12:31:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that i got into an academic program i signed up for that will help me with my math even more. i start it on tuesday and it is n... Read more

  • The Bully

    2/10/2016 5:34:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Bully facing a threatening person ___ By Jackie Stetser I have been dealing with an adult bully in my school. Recently, I had to tak... Read more

  • Coupon to try "new" gym. When am I going? WHAT WILL I WEAR?!

    2/10/2016 12:32:30 AM, by MSBOOTCAMP

    I've signed up for a (voluntary, nobody forced me) complimentary pass to a gym not too far from home. Has anyone else also noticed these da... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/9/2016 8:37:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    another nice day here today. it snowed a bit last night here and that is fine with me and my daughter. i have a few errands to run today. having ... Read more

  • equilibrium

    2/9/2016 5:56:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I got up and my balance is WAY off. I think that I have an inner ear problem. Are there any simple solutions to this? I am going to my d... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/8/2016 8:21:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is now underway. a weekend to basically relax for me. i have a lot to get done this week. i have one job interview this week for sur... Read more

  • Hearts and deeds

    2/8/2016 5:35:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    Lots of hearts for the kids to use I wonder just... Read more

  • Lina's Valentine Dress

    2/7/2016 6:04:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    These dresses are so cute, and best of all they are... Read more

  • Bad Weather Hike

    2/6/2016 6:16:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday school was cancelled at the last possible minute. I was already at school, preparing my lessons. It turned out to be a great day to t... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/5/2016 8:00:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! time to unwind and relax for me and my daughter. all of the birds say hi. i will be trying an exercise dvd later on ... Read more

  • Stretched

    2/5/2016 5:32:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I am feeling stretched! Pulled in many directions and a bit uncomfortable. I am dealing with an adult bully at my work, and learning h... Read more

  • what a beautiful day

    2/4/2016 9:11:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    it looks like this job will just go for this week. that is fine with me. i have an interview set up for next week for a full time job. my daughte... Read more

  • Learning to Trust

    2/4/2016 5:18:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. Psalm 125:1 I have never been to Israel and ... Read more

  • The Mountains are calling,

    2/3/2016 5:23:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Mountains are calling, and I must go!~John Muir ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/2/2016 12:13:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got the job! i start tomorrow and it goes until next wednesday! woo hoo! i am soooooo excited and happy! it has been a really long time since i... Read more

  • A brighter day

    2/2/2016 5:24:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm going to make today a lot brighter with a smile on my face and a kind word in my mouth. Read more

  • it's monday

    2/1/2016 8:37:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new day and a new month have begun! off to a fresh start for me today. i like to change things up when a new month starts. i do have some erran... Read more

  • My Solar System

    2/1/2016 5:26:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every time the sun shines, I have one more reason to smile! My solar panels are making energy, and my electric bill is going down. Our SunRun S... Read more

  • Quitting Quliting

    1/31/2016 5:32:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    This last quilt has a sad finish. I bought a simple panel of material so that my dear mother could have an easier time working with the fabri... Read more

  • Thought

    1/30/2016 1:39:56 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Your mind is behind your success- Usually it's the thought that we can't do it, that stops us.... Read more

  • it's saturday

    1/30/2016 1:04:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had another interview yesterday for a different job. if i get this one, i would start next wednesday and go for at least a week. things are loo... Read more

  • My Birthday

    1/30/2016 5:42:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    I spent the day teaching my great students and working with the great staff at James Faulkner Elementary School. I received the gift of some gre... Read more

  • Turning 60

    1/29/2016 5:18:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Thank you Lord for the first 60 years. Your kindness is evident all around me. The best is yet to come! Read more

  • Bitter or Batter-It's your choice

    1/28/2016 5:29:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    In everyone of life's situations, we have a choice. ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/27/2016 3:38:10 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel that the job interview went well. i will know in a few days whether or not i get this job. i am continuing to look in the meantime. my dau... Read more

  • Baby Quilts

    1/27/2016 5:27:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    Baby Quilts “The great-grand babies are special and each must have a baby quilt!” says to my mom, Glenna Gray. Lillian’s daughter Kylee was fi... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/26/2016 7:52:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild and slightly rainy day here today. the weekend i just relaxed with my daughter. today i have some errands to do and some course work to ge... Read more

  • Quilts for my sons

    1/26/2016 5:17:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    In 2005 when Sam and Divine announced their engagement, I decided to make my first quilt, and my mom decided to help me with this massive project... Read more

  • Snowshoeing, 2016, part 2: "Challenges" of an Active Lifestyle - House Keys, Anyone?

    1/25/2016 9:24:43 AM, by MSBOOTCAMP

    Just call them the "challenges" of an active lifestyle! Feeling much better than I thought I would after overdoing it - just a bit - yesterday. D... Read more

  • My First Quilts

    1/25/2016 5:32:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    I remember receiving a quilt from my Mom when I was first married. I loved the warm feeling of love that quilt gave to me, in both the good time... Read more

  • Snowshoeing, January 2016! DC's Big Snowstorm

    1/25/2016 12:00:28 AM, by MSBOOTCAMP

    Greetings, everyone!! Haven't updated in months and months. Now it's January. We finally had a great snowfall on the U.S. East Coast, including W... Read more

  • Piecing it all together

    1/24/2016 5:24:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    My family is filled with fabric, and it seems that my mother and I were cut from different kinds. We do not agree on child rearing, politics, th... Read more

  • And on it goes

    1/23/2016 5:38:52 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Trying to gather all the necessary documentation for my transitional housing application. Geeze, I wish I'd known at the time that all those "you... Read more

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