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  • 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

  • Okay, well...

    6/25/2016 1:43:14 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My Medicaid is still stalling, but it occurs to me there may be an up-side. The social worker here is looking for housing possibilities for me. T... Read more

  • Grown sons

    6/25/2016 5:51:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    My sons are all grown up. The youngest just turned 34. How can that be? Read more

  • One Small Step Today

    6/24/2016 5:43:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day, let's move forward in our health. I mean every single day, I'm going to take a small step forward. How about you? Let's do this tog... Read more

  • I believe in plan B

    6/23/2016 5:37:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes our best plans to eat right and get in our exercise fail. We try our best, but there are so many things beyond our control, and our pl... Read more

  • Home at last!

    6/22/2016 5:22:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friends, Over a week ago, I wrote about my sister who is homeless. Today, things are looking up for her! First, she was put on the waiti... Read more

  • White Ledges

    6/21/2016 5:37:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Monday was a hiking day! John and I started out from the White Ledges Campground, located south of Conway, NH. The weatherman promised us a war... Read more

  • Doing the things I've never done

    6/20/2016 3:47:03 PM, by JSTETSER

    I've been asked to do something that I've never done. I teach children with special needs, and one student has speech difficulties. In order to... Read more

  • Roadblocked

    6/19/2016 4:12:04 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My physical therapy is on hold again. Last time it was for a week due to a problem with my Medicaid. Nobody's telling me what's going on despite ... Read more

  • The Restrictions Need to Become Preferences, Honest to Goodness Preferences

    6/19/2016 10:46:52 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    Well, I am sure I have made noteworthy improvements, but nothing is being excluded from the menu, now, which is probably why restrictive eating d... Read more

  • Going places I've never gone, doing things I've never done.

    6/19/2016 5:39:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Going places Iíve never gone, Doing things Iíve never done. Growth is often measured by new experiences that a person has, and the new abili... Read more

  • The woodpile Workout

    6/18/2016 5:34:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was a beautiful day for what the Stetser Household calls the ďDomestic WorkoutĒ. This is a workout that involves cutting trees, mov... Read more

  • Oh, phooey...

    6/17/2016 4:26:44 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    (Side note: thanks to my social worker Eric for helping me with this IPad!) Now the "phooey" part: I just found out that my favorite show,... Read more

  • I haven't died

    6/17/2016 1:19:40 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I haven't had access to a computer since February. I was hospitalized the first week in April for cellulitis in my right leg. I was there for fiv... Read more

  • Blogging for Change

    6/17/2016 5:21:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes, the answers that we seek are right inside our hearts. We just need to take the time to listen to our own heart, and write down what w... Read more

  • Kindness

    6/16/2016 5:15:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    It costs us nothing to be nice. Nothing but our time and patience. That is what I gave to my sister yesterday. Just a listening ear, and some ... Read more

  • Dragging My Butt Today

    6/15/2016 7:56:11 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    My daughter woke me up so much last night, and the crazy dreams I was having didn't help. So today, I am seriously dragging, and I have a 7:30a.... Read more

  • Homeless and Hungry

    6/15/2016 5:36:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    Helping a homeless friend or family member can be tricky. They need more than money and food. They need money management skills and the ability ... Read more

  • DANGEROUS HIKE!!

    6/14/2016 5:45:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    On Saturday, June 4, John and I hiked the Beaver Brook trail. This was our third time hiking the trail, so we felt confident in our ability to h... Read more

  • Lost 2 more pounds, could it be the pre-diabetes?

    6/13/2016 7:48:43 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    I just had a thought yesterday, what if the pre-diabetes is helping me lose weight? I mean, I am not doing anything exceptional anymore, except ... Read more

  • The Lupine Festival

    6/13/2016 5:43:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sunday I went to the little town of Sugar Hill, NH to their Lupine Festival. It was amazing to see fields of lupines of all colors swaying in t... Read more

  • Dear Mr. Sanders

    6/10/2016 5:24:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Bernie Sanders, Donít believe the media about you losing the election. You have won in so many ways! Maybe you will not become president... Read more

  • Walking on Dirt

    6/9/2016 5:22:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Walking on dirt Getting off the sidewalk Finding the forest and fields No fears, Just joyful journeying On the dirt path Of Life.... Read more

  • My Morning Spark!

    6/8/2016 5:16:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning I wake and I rise To meet the day an... Read more

  • Life is a balancing act!

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

    On Sunday night, 6/5, my 94 year old mother fell in her bedroom (not in the bathroom as I was originally told). She landed on her face, breakin... Read more

  • Pray for my Mom!

    6/6/2016 5:23:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night Mom fell in the bathroom. She cut her head and her elbow. She is back home today, but a bit shaken up. She is happy that a trip to ... Read more

  • Positive results of saying NO!

    6/5/2016 5:28:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am a nay sayer. In fact, one of my friends from church calls me Mrs. No. Whenever she asks me to bake goodies for events, I say no. I will b... Read more

  • Gardening with my Grandchild

    6/4/2016 5:16:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love to work in the garden growing food for tomorrow, and beauty for today. My favorite thing to do is pass on the love of dirt. My grandchi... Read more

  • Life is like a flower garden

    6/3/2016 5:22:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Life is like a garden of flowers preparing to bloom at unknown hours Read more

  • Yellow Ladyslippers

    6/2/2016 5:08:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    The other day I went to a perennial garden store that sold yellow Ladyslippers. I had never seen this done before. Actually, I thought that the... Read more

  • Tweaking the Eating

    6/1/2016 7:36:46 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    I am more like admitting what is happening, which probably means this is more moderate. (1) Eat whole fruits and vegetables. (2) Eat mos... Read more

  • What drives your life?

    6/1/2016 5:18:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    What drives your life? What drives your life? What moves you forward? Many people are driven by guilt and shame. They unconsciously punish t... Read more

  • One Way or Another

    5/31/2016 5:24:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today was a typical hiking day, and John picked out a new adventure in Goffstown. We were climbing Mt. Uncanoonuc. I thought about inviting our... Read more

  • Accept Yourself!

    5/30/2016 5:22:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    Accept Yourself! You are where you belong! There is a Master Plan, and we are all a part of it. You are precious, perfect and beautiful. ... Read more

  • A bigger purpose

    5/29/2016 5:16:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Itís not all about me. Itís about the role that I need to play in this world. God has a purpose that I need to fulfill here on this Earth. I a... Read more

  • Walking on.

    5/28/2016 5:25:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Walking on from yesterday~ from pain or from joy. In every season there is more to see, to feel To live. I enjoy today like a speci... Read more

  • Ready for the Weekend!

    5/27/2016 7:26:51 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    I am so excited I get to spend the whole weekend with my family! This weekend, I plan on playing a lot with the kids. My son keeps challe... Read more

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