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Clean and organized with a new attitude
Sunday, January 25, 2015      21 comments

I know it's still Winter, but I started my Spring cleaning early-I always do. I love being outside in the Spring, and getting my cleaning done on a snowy day gets me outside earlier. Yesterday I tackled my sewing room. ... Read more
Organizing mitten supplies
Saturday, January 24, 2015      16 comments

Sometimes I just want to dig in and create my craft. Sometimes I end up with chaos in the craft room. But I know what really works, and I am cutting my sweaters into mitten... Read more
Eyes on the prize!
Friday, January 23, 2015      15 comments

Yes, I am looking ahead to days that I can spend with my grandkids Every day, I pray for them, and I think about what I can do when we spend our time together. Still, I live in this wonderful day, and I make it the best day possible. Do... Read more
Working together
Thursday, January 22, 2015      20 comments

Valentine's Day is coming, and that means decorating the school with love. I taught the Before School Kids about symmetry and look what they did with the idea. When we wo... Read more
Sparking a new life
Wednesday, January 21, 2015      24 comments

Every morning I wake up to choices: Will I be happy or complain? Will I eat the oatmeal or the donut? Will I sit and watch tv or go for a walk? Will I care about others or stay in my own little world? I have the power to spark posit... Read more
Sparking a new life
Wednesday, January 21, 2015      5 comments

Every morning I wake up to choices: Will I be happy or complain? Will I eat the oatmeal or the donut? Will I sit and watch tv or go for a walk? Will I care about others or stay in my own little world? I have the power to spark posit... Read more
New pair of mittens
Tuesday, January 20, 2015      21 comments

Last night I made my first commissioned pair of mittens for a man out of his old, worn out favorite sweater. Repurposed clothing. I love it! ... Read more
I have a DREAM!
Monday, January 19, 2015      16 comments

I have a dream, and I am walking to the fulfillment of that dream. I dream of hiking and biking with my grandkids. I dream of being strong in body, spirit and mind in my 90's. I turn 59 this month. I dream of seeing my family and friends ... Read more
Sparking others
Sunday, January 18, 2015      13 comments

Today I am volunteering at the foot of Washington, sparking others to climb safely. Even with a weather report of negative number temps and high winds, there are probably 7... Read more
How cold is -70?
Saturday, January 17, 2015      19 comments

I am at the foot of Mt. Washington this weekend, advising people who are hiking up the mountain. With the wind chill, the temperature is around -70. That is NOT my idea of good hiking conditions, but there are ways of hiking safely. ... Read more
Sparked! Without coffee
Friday, January 16, 2015      23 comments

The coffee maker broke this morning. But have no fear! I can still have a great day! I will make tea! Believe it or not, this woman does not live on coffee alone. ... Read more
Treasure this time!
Thursday, January 15, 2015      15 comments

One day my sons were in my womb. I remember saying to myself, "treasure this time, for it is precious". They grew, and were under foot. Now they live far away. When I see them, I still say to myself, "treasure this time, for it is preciou... Read more
Early morning coffee cup
Wednesday, January 14, 2015      22 comments

Today I am thankful for my old coffee cup. Eleven years ago, I was in Warsaw, Poland with Mike S. And his family. Mike had spent the previous year living in my home in the US as a foreign exchange student. Now I was spending a month with his... Read more
Sink or swim
Tuesday, January 13, 2015      14 comments

I am in a tough place when it comes to retirement. I ran a day care for many years, and did not save enough money. Most of what I did save got eatten up when our house burned. Now I have to figure out how to supplement my income for the reti... Read more
Late night call
Monday, January 12, 2015      20 comments

I love callas from my kids-whenever they may call. Last night, after I was sound asleep-my son called, just to say hello. Clearly he had time to talk, and talk he did! We talked about everything, especially Baby Lina, and I am so happy fo... Read more

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