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Care Giving and Mama
Friday, June 05, 2015      28 comments

I have a wonderful family and I love them very much. My mother is 93, and I take care for her every week. As I help her, I’m also learning how to care for myself. You see, as the caregiver, I carry the “motherload”, and other members try to ... Read more
seeing myself in a new light.
Thursday, June 04, 2015      25 comments

I used to think of myself as fat. Now I am healthy and strong. I am in shape! I used to see myself as a struggling person. Now I am successful ... Read more
TeamWork!
Wednesday, June 03, 2015      22 comments

Working together to make a profit So often, we are much better as a team than we are as separate players. Today I am going to talk with a woman who crotchets scarves and hats in hopes that she will consider making them in the colors of my ... Read more
Lower numbers & new goals
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      19 comments

Lower numbers and new goals I am so very happy to see my blood sugar numbers below 100! I have found that for me, just eating less is the key. Food brings me comfort, and there are times when I overindulge. Maybe I don't gain weight, but my... Read more
Nate
Monday, June 01, 2015      18 comments

When I go to church, I often ask prayers of protection for Nate, my son't best friend. Nate serves our country as a private military contractor. He first served in the United States Marine Corps in Reconnaissance, and later with the Army Seals... Read more
Millions of Mosquitos and Dozens of Lady Slippers
Sunday, May 31, 2015      15 comments

Yesterday my husband and hiked Monadnock from the Gilson Campground. We started out just after 6 am, and returned at 12:00. We hiked just 6 rocky miles from our camp site in Gilson and back. Gilson Pond was tranquil as we started our trek. ... Read more
True Home Making
Saturday, May 30, 2015      12 comments

What makes a house a home? A house is made of brick or stone, but a home is made with love alone. How do you make a home? I hang my sheets out so that they smell fresh, and feel good. Another thing I do is keep the house organized so ... Read more
Home
Friday, May 29, 2015      24 comments

My home is a very special place for me. It is my sanctuary and place of peace. It is where I care for my family. It is my nest where I care for my little chicks. ... Read more
The 25 cent stroller
Thursday, May 28, 2015      28 comments

Sometimes unexpected blessings come in special ways. One of Nora's friends found this stroller for Lina at a yard sale. Now my grandchild is a very happy little girl, taking her baby for a walk! When Lina is happy, I am very happy! ... Read more
Beauty from Weeds
Wednesday, May 27, 2015      21 comments

Making something beautiful from nothing much Spring time is a great time to take kids outside and help them to discover the plants around them. So often we miss some of the most beautiful and simple things because we are not looking. Toda... Read more
Monadnock on Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 26, 2015      22 comments

Monadnock on Memorial Day Yesterday's hike was truly memorable for many reasons. 1. We wished an Army soldier ans his Dad, a veteran, a happy Memorial Day. They were able to enjoy a hike while the son was home on leave. ... Read more
My secret ambition
Monday, May 25, 2015      24 comments

After I work my full time job, after I cook, clean the house and work on the garden. After I do all that is necessary, I retreat to my sewing room, and make mittens. I am going to sell the mittens in the fall and winter, and take the profits t... Read more
Garden Frost
Sunday, May 24, 2015      18 comments

Our garden is in the ground, waiting for the warmth to arrive. Every night, I cover my little seedlings with a blanket of blue. ... Read more
Daddy never marched
Saturday, May 23, 2015      21 comments

Daddy never marched in the local parades. He served in the Korean War and fought on the tiny island of Tinnean. I never heard much about what happened there, but I knew that it brought heart ache to my Dad. Twice, his Army buddies came to vis... Read more
New goals
Friday, May 22, 2015      21 comments

New goals for better health It is time for new changes! My glucose readings are in the 120-145 range, and I need to see the numbers go down! 1. Find a new breakfast! I have been eating HM granola and a smoothie with berries and half a ... Read more

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