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  • Brain dying

    2/27/2017 11:03:36 AM, by DOUGDC

    I used to feel I had a facility with foreign language. I took Latin in high school, followed by German in high school and college. I learned some... Read more

  • Excellence and a caring attitude!

    2/27/2017 5:17:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Perkins Inn B & B is both beautiful and comfortable. It has become my second home after just one night. It was by far my best experience ev... Read more

  • The views we choose

    2/26/2017 5:08:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Views we choose When watching the news Some we've held dear because they are clear CNN, and The Times Left out of the briefing ... Read more

  • Every bite counts!

    2/25/2017 5:31:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every single bit of food that goes into our mouths has an effect on our body. Sometimes, we just have to be honest and recognize this fact. <... Read more

  • I'm Home

    2/24/2017 10:01:24 PM, by LADYVOLSFAN1954

    Those who regularly follow me know that I have been basically offline since December 26, 2016. I returned home on February 21st - the day I lear... Read more

  • Sew What?

    2/24/2017 5:56:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    During this vacation week, I have spent some time making mittens, hats and scarves. I have been making mittens for 4 years, and give many pairs ... Read more

  • I'm going to have to Live a Long Time.......

    2/23/2017 9:59:10 PM, by CRYSALLIS1

    I have so many interests I'm going to have to Live a very long time to do any of them justice. I signed up for allot of teams this week. I shoul... Read more

  • Great Flight

    2/23/2017 8:29:57 AM, by DOUGDC

    We were lucky. Although completely full, the flight took off on time, had a very smooth cross country trip. Getting through both origin and desti... Read more

  • Healthy is my Hobby!

    2/23/2017 5:33:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    My Health is my Hobby I have a vision that I keep in... Read more

  • Off We Go

    2/22/2017 10:11:48 AM, by DOUGDC

    Into the wild blue yonder - flying to the DC area where we'll stay for a few months. Amazing what five hours in an airplane can do, compare... Read more

  • My Health Matters!

    2/22/2017 5:26:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    This week, I've been reminded (again) about how important my health is to my family. My little grandchild Gabby had brain surgery yesterday. ... Read more

  • A Compassionate Act

    2/21/2017 7:04:18 PM, by BECCABOO127

    There is a trend to paint rocks and leave them in places for people to find. I had an idea to paint rocks years ago. However, I did not t... Read more

  • Beyond Frustrating

    2/21/2017 11:59:09 AM, by DOUGDC

    Working to copy some old cassette language tapes to my computer for ease in working with them. But the copying software interface is unfamiliar a... Read more

  • I Succeed With the Help from My Friends!

    2/21/2017 5:21:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    One reason that I am doing so well with my healthy goals is because I'm getting others involved with my goals. I write every day and tell my fri... Read more

  • Heading East - Getting Ready

    2/20/2017 1:55:11 PM, by DOUGDC

    Big chore for today is planning what to carry back to our home in Virginia. And packing it. And making sure the information needed to do the taxe... Read more

  • A Meditative Monadnock Climb!

    2/20/2017 6:03:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was a perfect winter's day to hike a mountain in New Hampshire! Read more

  • Calm Day - Feeling Good

    2/19/2017 4:13:22 PM, by DOUGDC

    Dinner party last night went well. Great time with friends. Kind of late when clean up was complete. Promised rain has not shown up - will ... Read more

  • Reliving History!

    2/19/2017 5:47:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Saturday was a special day at the Fuller Library in Hillsboro. We had an open house with all 4 floors of the old Smith mansion open with tours. ... Read more

  • Scored Mr. Robot (at the library)

    2/18/2017 6:08:12 PM, by DOUGDC

    Of the endless serials that have been prepared for television, Downton Abbey being the index case, I've watched only two: Game of Thrones and Mr.... Read more

  • No Fear!!

    2/18/2017 5:19:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    The scripture that I stand on with my grandchild Gabby facing brain surgery is "Do not be afraid, only believe." (Mark 5:36) Read more

  • Hangouts a Highpoint?

    2/17/2017 10:10:59 PM, by DOUGDC

    The bright spot today was a Google Hangouts (sort of like Skype) with a friend who was too ill to make the drive into SF he had planned. So we ch... Read more

  • Pray for Baby Gabby!

    2/17/2017 5:16:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    My 5 month old grandchild Gabby is going to have an E... Read more

  • Nibbling Away at the Elephant

    2/16/2017 11:41:12 AM, by DOUGDC

    Got a good handle on one of the expense items that will come up in taxes this year. Glad to do that, and to be able to continue with it today. ... Read more

  • Finding my Focus

    2/16/2017 5:19:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are so many things that I can focus my attention on every day! Read more

  • Prioritizing

    2/15/2017 1:53:52 PM, by DOUGDC

    It's an ongoing thing, but if I'm going to have time to get the finance/admin stuff the household needs done, I'm going to have to curtail some s... Read more

  • Teaching the Baby to Read

    2/15/2017 5:17:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    The best way to teach a child to read is to first help them to love book. Read more

  • We've Agreed: No Candy

    2/14/2017 11:55:54 AM, by DOUGDC

    Even so, I suspect we'll go by some candy shop and get just a few to celebrate Valentine's day today. But not many. And I do have a lov... Read more

  • Snow shoeing

    2/14/2017 5:11:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was the perfect afternoon to head into the woods and enjoy the beauty around me. Read more

  • Embrace the Future

    2/13/2017 12:56:09 PM, by DOUGDC

    ...but Live in the Present. The future is coming. I cannot hold it back. I cannot prevent the change that will come. I can, perhaps, shape i... Read more

  • Early morning Snow!

    2/13/2017 5:16:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Beautiful snow all over the place Lots of shoveling is what I face. Read more

  • The balance between Strict and Silly

    2/12/2017 5:26:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are times when girls just want to have fun. I found my fun and edit with gusto! Read more

  • Managing Temptation

    2/11/2017 12:00:44 PM, by DOUGDC

    Managing temptation is not my strong suit. And the more worrisome difficulty is managing the temptation to misuse time as opposed to the temptati... Read more

  • Praying For My Neighbors

    2/11/2017 11:39:05 AM, by SWDESERTLOVER

    After a long night at work Thursday night I finally went to sleep about 1:00 a.m. We (my son, DIL and grandson who are staying with me for a whi... Read more

  • Motivated!

    2/11/2017 5:18:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every once in a while I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I glimmer of hope that my efforts are being rewarded. Real progress is being ma... Read more

  • Party Time

    2/10/2017 11:35:08 PM, by DOUGDC

    Had a few folks over to the house yesterday for a couple hours. Just a way for all of us to get introduced around. Had some snacks out, beer, win... Read more


    2/10/2017 5:23:30 AM, by HDEGMD

    MY husband just sort of announced about 6 weeks ago, "I am going to start going to the gym 3x a week and work out." He does NOT have a weight p... Read more

  • Nevertheless, She Persisted!

    2/10/2017 5:14:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    “Nevertheless, She Persisted!” “She was warned. She... Read more

  • A Few Short Term Goals

    2/9/2017 12:54:18 PM, by DOUGDC

    What I'm going to do today, and in support of what... 1. Prep for a party - going to have about 10 or 12 guys, some with their wives, over f... Read more

  • It's all aboout The Spark!

    2/9/2017 5:05:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every once in a while, I take the time to return to The Spark. I look at where I started six years ago, and the change that I've experienced fro... Read more

  • Greeting the Day with Gratitude - again

    2/8/2017 11:08:19 AM, by DOUGDC

    It's 8 AM and today is already mapped out, at least in rough. It feels a little claustrophobic. Early is an eye doctor visit. Doubt anything new ... Read more

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