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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hiking the Goose Eye

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lonely Little Lina

    8/5/2016 8:11:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Lonely Little Lina and Bruce the moose My grand ... Read more

  • OH Canada!

    8/4/2016 8:16:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday we took a trip to the town of La Patrie, Canada. First we hiked along the Fourth Connecticut Lake. It is really more of a swamp, but ... Read more

  • Ramblewood

    8/3/2016 8:06:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Camping at Bramblewood in Pittsburg, NH Solit... Read more

  • Meeting Andrew and Moose

    8/2/2016 6:40:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Meeting Andrew Yesterday, while camping at Moose Brook State Park in Gorham, NH, I met Andrew Zboray. He was the manager of Monadnock, State P... Read more

  • Finding Peace With Technology

    8/1/2016 6:50:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Finding peace with Technology Yesterday I visited my grandkids, cellphones, iPads, tablets and all. I found a new approach to dealing with ... Read more

  • Thoughtfulness

    7/31/2016 5:50:24 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I received a very thoughtful compliment on a gift that I had given. The compliment came from someone who has a hectic life. I know th... Read more

  • Bear-ly a Meeting!

    7/30/2016 5:42:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I went for a bike ride in the morning and was startled to see a 250 pound bear 20 feet in front of me. Read more

  • Letting History Repeat Itself

    7/29/2016 5:47:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    I found a place that I love to hike to, and have visited it probably a dozen times. Three times, I've spent the night there. Here is the story ... Read more

  • My Summertime Boot Camp

    7/28/2016 5:38:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    This summer I have decided to make my health a priority. I have created my own boot camp workout program.. Here is what my program looks like: ... Read more

  • Visiting with the cellphone distracted

    7/27/2016 5:42:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a difficult situation coming up next week. I will be visiting with some lovely people who do not put down their phones when we arrive. ... Read more

  • Visiting my Son

    7/26/2016 5:39:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    Family visits Well, I just had a great visit with my son, DIL, and baby Shiloh Rose. The joy of holding my grandchild in my arms, and seeing h... Read more

  • Babies

    7/25/2016 5:54:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    It is such a pleasure to see a young family grow and change to gather as they care for a young child. Read more

  • 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 Itís so good to be with you again! Spending the day both walking and talking. Weíll 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

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