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First attempts
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      31 comments

Trying anything for the first time means that the outcome will be less than perfection. still, I struggled with making a pair of gloves for the first time. I wanted to have someone knowledgeable right next to me. I did not want a bad outco... Read more
Nature!
Monday, July 11, 2016      28 comments

Nature is not a place, it is home! We all need nature, and giving back is so important. That is why I consider Trails Week an important event. Impr... Read more
ANTS!
Sunday, July 10, 2016      24 comments

Here in Hillsboro, NH, it is ant season. Ants come into my house, looking for food. At my home, there is a war between me, cleaning the kitchen, and the ants, just wanting to survive. ... Read more
A Daisy of a Day
Saturday, July 09, 2016      19 comments

Friday was my rest day, and at first, I was not thrilled with it. I like working out. I love my runs and bike rides and hikes and swims. Taking a rest day is hard for me. ... Read more
Making things RIGHT!
Friday, July 08, 2016      36 comments

Last Friday, we had a great meal at Pedrasa's Restaurant in Keene, and had a wonderful waitress named Liz. When we went to pay, we used a gift card. Somehow, the trip was not put on the gift card. When we went to leave a tip, we found that we... Read more
Dear Kids and Grandkids...
Thursday, July 07, 2016      33 comments

Dear kids and Grandkids, Maybe you don't realize it, but you are very important to me. You are love, talked about, thought about, and planned for. ... Read more
Just one more step!
Wednesday, July 06, 2016      31 comments

Just one more step! Okay friends! Today let’s give it all we’ve got! One more push-up, one more step, one less “sweet treat”. Today is the day to take just one more step in the right direction. Do you know what Albert Edison said? Here’s ... Read more
Today's Push Forward
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      31 comments

I have a great friend who motivates me to keep moving and to push forward in my life. Sue is my massage therapist, and a whole lot more! She is a listener and an encourager. She works out the tension, stress and self doubt in my body and my s... Read more
Gifts and Grandkids
Monday, July 04, 2016      35 comments

Maybe I don't see you every day, to watch you grow as you sleep and play. Yet every day I think of you, and I say a prayer the whole day through.... Read more
Felt Animals
Sunday, July 03, 2016      34 comments

In January, I started working with felt, creating animals and busy books. My first project was to make some little creatures for Lina to play with while flying home in February. Here is Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: ... Read more
Stronger than Ice Cream!
Saturday, July 02, 2016      34 comments

I am stronger than the ice cream in the refrigerator. In the past, it has called my name, and I have eaten WAY too much of it. It is very difficult for me to stop at the small bowl. I want MORE, MUCH MORE! ... Read more
Welcoming Change!
Friday, July 01, 2016      29 comments

We have heard the saying, "The only thing constant is change." Sometimes we fear the change that could come, rather than embracing it. It's a new ... Read more
The Trail Less Traveled
Thursday, June 30, 2016      32 comments

The trail less traveled Wednesday's Monadnock hike took us past the Remote Campsites, over to,Gilson Pond, then on to the Ravine Trail and back to the Gilson PondCampground where we are staying. It was a beautiful, quiet hike with no other hi... Read more
Picture yourself happy and healthy!
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      26 comments

If you can see it, you can be it! Picture yourself happy and healthy! Everyone is taking photos of everything these days. I often remove close to half of my shots, and only a quarter of the hoots saved are used. I know the image that I ... Read more
The Trails I hike
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      31 comments

Help Wanted and needed! If you ever hiked on a trail, you need to consider helping to repair one. Not only will you be halting others, but you will be helping yourself. Trail work is great physical exercise, and you will learn some new skill... Read more

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