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How it was supposed to be
Thursday, September 10, 2015      32 comments

It was supposed to be simple and painless. It was supposed to be quick and inexpensive Somehow, it did not turn out the way that it was supposed to... Read more
ME time
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      31 comments

Today I’m tired. I have a husband with a serious medical condition, and a mom who also needs me. I'm also a school teacher and grandmother. There isn’t much time left over for me to care about me. If I don’t make and take time for me, I can’... Read more
The Dragonfly
Tuesday, September 08, 2015      36 comments

Lately I've been watching the dragonfly patrol my back yard in search of a meal. They are strong and relentless little creatures! ... Read more
Visiting an old friend
Monday, September 07, 2015      27 comments

This week's self challenge is to renew old friendships. In this busy world of ours, we must make time for friends. Our friends are important for our happiness and our overall health. Friends believe the best about us, and can help us f... Read more
Update: Easier Days Ahead!
Sunday, September 06, 2015      30 comments

The Good News: We have come through the toughest part! Better News: Easier Days are ahead! On 9/3, my husband had surgery on his eye for a torn and detached retina. It was longer than expected. The recovery has been painful, and the mo... Read more
Putting the
Saturday, September 05, 2015      26 comments

Many years ago when my sons were young, we would take Labor Day Weekend to split and stack our winter wood supply. We would labor hard on those hot weekends, telling the boys that this is how we celebrate Labor Day! The word "labor" means to w... Read more
Fresh tomatoes
Friday, September 04, 2015      39 comments

Fresh tomatoes Fresh, sweet And good to eat With amazing flavor That I love to savor Fresh off the vine And always a sign Of the bounty of my toil The fruit of my soil. ... Read more
The longest day
Thursday, September 03, 2015      37 comments

The longest day and night Waiting, watching, praying Patiently For news Hopefully good About the strong, witty, handsome man And his eye To be able to return to strength Today will be a little shorter Strength will return as... Read more
I get by with help
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      35 comments

All of us are getting older, and we need some help From our friends who help us through, when we need to yelp! Don’t try to carry the whole load, You cannot do the job. Why even little Lina gets help from Lobster Bob! ... Read more
Eyes
Tuesday, September 01, 2015      41 comments

Sometimes it's strange how quickly our lives can change. One day I'm almost settled in my school routine, and now I'm spending the day caring for my husband. We got the test results yesterday from John's doctor. He did not have a TIA. He ha... Read more
Gaining Confidence!!
Monday, August 31, 2015      29 comments

Today I feel good…really good! I spoke up for something that I consider important. Often, the reaction is not positive. I have family members who have put me down and ridiculed me for my stand. They indeed spoke up, and began their regular r... Read more
Flexible plans
Sunday, August 30, 2015      25 comments

Sometimes life just doesn't turn out the way that we planned. In the past, I would get upset when my good plans would not materialize. Yesterday I did not get to go to the NH Spark People Get Together. I really WANTED to go, but I could not ... Read more
Meet the challenge head on!
Saturday, August 29, 2015      25 comments

Last night someone challenged a statement that I made. After working very hard during the first week of school, I did not want to meet a challenge. I did not even want to think. I just wanted to mindlessly watch the Red Sox play baseball. I ... Read more
Clutter
Friday, August 28, 2015      42 comments

Clutter on my desk. So much stuff of little importance. It is time for me to find a place for clutter So that it does not clutter my mind, my heart and my emotions. My next challenge to myself: clean up the clutter, and keep it pic... Read more
10 Long,Slow Breaths
Thursday, August 27, 2015      31 comments

10 long, slow breaths Several times a day I stop a short break and take 10 long, slow breaths. This routine helps me to transition from one activ... Read more

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