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Piecing it all together
Friday, August 03, 2012      6 comments

In many ways, my mother and I were cut from different fabric. We do not agree on child rearing, politics, theology or housekeeping. When we’re together, we focus on two things: love of family and quilting. Quilting has brought us clos... Read more
Good things
Thursday, August 02, 2012      3 comments

A photo of my husband and I on Mt. Madison with Mt. Washington in the background. What a great time we had! Sometimes when things get rough, I sit back and remember all of ... Read more
I reached a new goal!
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      7 comments

For the past 2 years, I've been taking classes to gain another certification for my teaching job. On Friday, I had my exit interview, and I am now certified in General Special Ed along with ECE Sepcial Ed, Elementary ed and PreK. Just one m... Read more
New
Tuesday, July 31, 2012      3 comments

Old things have passed away, Behold, HE makes all things new. Saddleback Mountain in Rangely, Maine... Read more
Just one more peak
Monday, July 30, 2012      4 comments

This past Sunday has brought me close to meeting a six year goal: earning my 4,000 Footer New England patch. What does that mean? I’ve climbed 66 out of 67 New England peaks through heat, cold, high winds, snow and hail. I’ve had two wildern... Read more
Just one more Peak!
Monday, July 30, 2012      1 comments

My Sunday hike has brought me closer to a 6 year-long goal-hiking all of the 63 peaks in New England that are 4,000 feet in elevation or higher. Sunday I hiked Mt. Saddleback and The Horn, both are in Rangely, Maine. Over these 6 years, I'v... Read more
Invitation to you!
Saturday, July 28, 2012      2 comments

I am a presenter for the Appalachian Mountain Club. On August 7th at 6:30PM I will give a multimedia presentation on "Give a Hoot About Owls" at the Highland Center in Bretton Wood, NH. Please come if you can! ... Read more
Change
Friday, July 27, 2012      4 comments

Today my friend posted this: sometimes, everything changes by nothing changing--just because you change. take a deep breath and make another choice.... Read more
Older
Thursday, July 26, 2012      2 comments

At 56, I'm more active than I was at 36. I have more time to pursue my interests, and I'm really having a good time with this phase of my life. I'm making plans for retirement, and for that point when I can't climb peaks any more. I don't min... Read more
Still learning
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      2 comments

Today I'm thanking God for the abilitiy to learn and to grow, and I need YOUR help. How does a person add a profile shot? I have tried a number of times, and still, look lik... Read more
Beauty
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      3 comments

Take time to enjoy the beauty around you. Take time to be thankful. A merry heart is like medicine to a tired soul. Share the joy!... Read more
The Mother Load
Sunday, July 22, 2012      4 comments

I have a 90 year-young mom who lives 90 minutes from my home. Visiting her is not always simple. When I teach, I only get to her house once or twice a month. Druing thesummer, the pressure is on to visit her every week. Today is my day. ... Read more
Finding new ways
Saturday, July 21, 2012      4 comments

Yesterday I hit the trail with my mountain bike instead of my running shoes. I had a blast! I really worked my body hard too. Sometimes just mixing up the exercise routine makes a big difference. Tomorrow I'll take my kayack out on a lake... Read more
Stillness
Friday, July 20, 2012      0 comments

"Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10 Take time today to quiet your heart and silence your fears. Listen to the stillness, rather than the worries. God speaks to us when we are still. ... Read more
Advice from the Trail
Thursday, July 19, 2012      2 comments

We all have to hike at our own pace. Life is an amazing journey. Don't race through it. Our trip through life is more like a journey than a race because the one who finishes first is not necessarily the winner. The only way that we win at li... Read more

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