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"C" is for Christmas
Tuesday, December 17, 2013      19 comments

C is for Christ! Keep Christ in you Christmas! C is also for cleaning-both our homes and our hearts!. Something that I always do before setting up the tree, and before the family comes. What do the letters of Christmas mean to you? C... Read more
The "C" in Christmas
Monday, December 16, 2013      24 comments

To me, the "C" in Christmas stands for communication. This is a season to send cards, say hello to an old friend, see the grandkids! Take time today and communicate wi... Read more
Warming by the Woodstove
Sunday, December 15, 2013      29 comments

There is something comforting about having a beautiful heat source in the living room! Every day after school, I stop and warm myself when I enter the house. After shoveling, I make sure and do the same. I also love just sitting on the couc... Read more
Winter Wonderland
Saturday, December 14, 2013      25 comments

Today we are expecting 9-14 inches of white powdery snow. Life, as I know it, will stop while Mother Nature drops her gift on us. The whole world becomes a beautiful place! ... Read more
A Charlie Brown Christmas and me
Friday, December 13, 2013      30 comments

Most of us muddle through the holidays, trying to find ways to make them meaningful. My friend Charlie Brown knew how to make do with what he had. Perfection comes from having a loving, happy heart, not from having a perfect tree and all the r... Read more
Kindness
Thursday, December 12, 2013      23 comments

Give the gift of kindness to yourself, To others to this world. Photo by Scott Bosworth... Read more
The Wild and Wet Wildreness Walk
Wednesday, December 11, 2013      18 comments

Sunday was not quite a perfect day for a short trek, but that did not bother me in the least. I just wanted to get out and have a hike. My husband and I went on a journey to a place where we had never been before-hiking up the waterline. Othe... Read more
The Grinch Girl ME
Tuesday, December 10, 2013      29 comments

While the word Christmas is used in the Grinch story, we emphasize holidays of all kinds in our classroom. This is a season when all must be included. My emphasis is sharing of love, joy, food and traditions. ALL traditions! A classroom must... Read more
Make room for Grinches!
Monday, December 09, 2013      36 comments

The Grinch sitting on the outside Do you know a Grinch? Have you ever noticed people who do not like Christmas? Usually they are the ones sitting on the outside, looking in. 1. Someone without enough money to fully participate. 2. S... Read more
Finally Snow! (with photos)
Sunday, December 08, 2013      28 comments

Yesterday we got our first real snow. Of course I had to go out for a walk. The world becomes a winter wonderland under a blanket of snow. ... Read more
Nelson Mandela, my teacher
Saturday, December 07, 2013      21 comments

Nelson Mandela, my hero Here is my tribute to an audacious yet humble man. He made the world a better place, but it was not without tribulation. I look at Nelson Man... Read more
Nelson Mandela, my Dad, and forgiveness
Friday, December 06, 2013      32 comments

In my life, two great men exemplified forgiveness: my father, Bill Gray, and Nelson Mandela. With my father, I saw the attitude of peace and kindness toward all lived out. With Dr. Mandela, I read about and saw in movie form forgiveness. ... Read more
The wildest walk/run of my life
Thursday, December 05, 2013      33 comments

Last night I went for my daily walk/run, but it did not turn out to be at all regular. I left at about 4:30, and it was starting to get dark out. There are no street lights, and there are some long, lonely stretches of road. All was fine u... Read more
No longer on the outside looking in
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      20 comments

For many years, I felt like this squirrel-sitting on the outside, trying very hard to get in. Everything looked so good inside. No matter what I did, no one opened the window, and let me in. ... Read more
I am strong and healthy!
Tuesday, December 03, 2013      26 comments

Dear Spark Friends, you taught me so much from your responses to my last blog. I learned that I AM strong and healthy right now. I don't need a doctor to tell me that! I AM learning and growing in a healthy lifestyle. The only way to sta... Read more

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