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  • a new day

    9/14/2015 11:41:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is now underway. my daughter is enjoying school and she has made a new friend,too. i am back on track with school,exercise and my ea... Read more

  • The Set Up

    9/14/2015 5:27:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    This coming weekend, I will participate in my first Craft Fair. It's an outside event in Antrim, NH. I will be selling my smittens as well as f... Read more

  • If You Really Can't Move...

    9/13/2015 10:25:33 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I remember that I really couldn't move and the small bits of calories I was burning in physical therapy by lifting shampoo bottles in bed and rot... Read more

  • it's sunday

    9/13/2015 9:44:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i had a great time yesterday. we saw about six different kinds of animals and my daughter got to pet a cockatoo bird. today, both... Read more

  • Helpful Help!

    9/13/2015 5:46:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Maybe you are like me. I find that there’s nothing quite as good as helpful help, and nothing more frustrating than unhelpful help. Yesterday... Read more

  • My lower Blood Pressure!

    9/12/2015 6:09:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    My Lower BP! Eating vegetarian Monday-Friday. Deep breathing in the evening. Yoga. Continued exercise program. These have been my changes ... Read more

  • Excuse Buster 101

    9/11/2015 2:46:29 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Today I was getting my arm bike out of the closet and got muscle spasms... waiting for them to pass so I can use it. It's always something! Th... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/11/2015 12:53:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hooray! my daughter and i are really looking forward to tomorrow. she is so excited to see some animals that she doesn't ge... Read more

  • A second glance at goodness

    9/11/2015 5:32:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    This week did not go as planned. It was down-right difficult. this is the kind of day when I need to get up and get moving! This is when I... Read more

  • a cool day

    9/10/2015 1:25:30 PM, by MOMMY445

    a much cooler day here today. my daughter is enjoying school. i am,too. she enjoys going to the library as much as possible, just like her mom do... Read more

  • How it was supposed to be

    9/10/2015 5:27:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    It was supposed to be simple and painless. It was supposed to be quick and inexpensive Read more

  • a beautiful summer day

    9/9/2015 1:16:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter's first day of school yesterday was a hit! she really likes her new teacher and she is making an effort to make the new kids in her c... Read more

  • ME time

    9/9/2015 5:27:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I’m tired. I have a husband with a serious medical condition, and a mom who also needs me. I'm also a school teacher and grandmother. ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    9/8/2015 3:40:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    woo hoo! i saw my daughter off to school today and i am feeling good. i spent time with her as much as possible. i took some mommy time and went ... Read more

  • The Dragonfly

    9/8/2015 5:33:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    Lately I've been watching the dragonfly patrol my back yard in search of a meal. They are strong and relentless little creatures! Read more

  • Visiting an old friend

    9/7/2015 5:40:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    This week's self challenge is to renew old friendships. In this busy world of ours, we must make time for friends. Our friends are importan... Read more

  • Help for the Mindless Munchies

    9/6/2015 12:36:11 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    We’ve all had the ''I deserve this'' or ''I just need to relax'' munchies. What can we do to prevent them? After a long day of work, you come h... Read more

  • Update: Easier Days Ahead!

    9/6/2015 5:47:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Good News: We have come through the toughest part! Better News: Easier Days are ahead! On 9/3, my husband had surgery on his eye for ... Read more

  • Putting the

    9/5/2015 5:42:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Many years ago when my sons were young, we would take Labor Day Weekend to split and stack our winter wood supply. We would labor hard on those ... Read more

  • Redefine Your Possible

    9/4/2015 3:43:41 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    It's amazing how much this last few months of surgeries and procedures has taken out of me, yet I strive to redefine my possible every single day... Read more

  • Fresh tomatoes

    9/4/2015 5:33:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    Fresh tomatoes Fresh, sweet And good to eat With amazing flavor That I love to savor Fresh off the vine And always a sign Of the... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/3/2015 10:23:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    another hot and muggy day here today. my daughter and I are keeping cool. she finds out today which teacher she will have and in what room she wi... Read more

  • The longest day

    9/3/2015 5:46:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    The longest day and night Waiting, watching, praying Patiently For news Hopefully good About the strong, witty, handsome man And his ... Read more

  • a new day

    9/2/2015 9:13:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and hydrated. all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • I get by with help

    9/2/2015 5:29:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    All of us are getting older, and we need some help From our friends who help us through, when we need to yelp! Don’t try to carry the whole... Read more

  • its a new month

    9/1/2015 8:20:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month begins today. let's see what it brings. i may have heard back from a place i applied for a job in august. i will check my messages an... Read more

  • Eyes

    9/1/2015 5:31:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes it's strange how quickly our lives can change. One day I'm almost settled in my school routine, and now I'm spending the day caring fo... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/31/2015 5:44:22 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very hot and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Gaining Confidence!!

    8/31/2015 5:27:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I feel good…really good! I spoke up for something that I consider important. Often, the reaction is not positive. I have family member... Read more

  • it's sunday

    8/30/2015 9:11:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful day here today. got to spend some time with my daughter one on one today. all of the birds say hi! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Flexible plans

    8/30/2015 6:21:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes life just doesn't turn out the way that we planned. In the past, I would get upset when my good plans would not materialize. Yesterd... Read more

  • Meet the challenge head on!

    8/29/2015 6:11:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night someone challenged a statement that I made. After working very hard during the first week of school, I did not want to meet a challen... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/28/2015 8:12:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! another month is winding down and a new one starts next week. i am looking forward to it. my daughter is ready to go back to... Read more

  • Clutter

    8/28/2015 5:34:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    Clutter on my desk. So much stuff of little importance. It is time for me to find a place for clutter So that it does not clutter my min... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    8/27/2015 9:03:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a sunny and nice summer day here today. my daughter and i will be going to the local park in a while. it is something we both enjoy doing. i got ... Read more

  • 10 Long,Slow Breaths

    8/27/2015 5:31:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    10 long, slow breaths Several times a day I stop a short break and take 10 long, slow breaths. Read more

  • it's wednesday

    8/26/2015 8:40:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    another cool summer day here today. the party for all of the kids who took part in the summer reading club is this daughter will def... Read more

  • Finding -MY- Balance

    8/26/2015 5:26:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    Balancing work and life is no simple task. Yesterday... Read more

  • Inch by inch...

    8/25/2015 5:44:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Inch by inch, anything's a cinch! I am making the smallest of changes, in hopes that my husband will be willing to make and keep those commit... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/24/2015 12:46:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard back from a place where i applied for a job. so i promptly called them back. in the meantime, i am still looking for a job. i am keeping ... Read more

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