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  • It's Thursday

    6/17/2021 11:30:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful sunny day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. I'll be doing some dancing πŸ•Ί later on in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Friends Make The Difference

    6/17/2021 4:42:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Don't try to make it through life without friends. Take time to cultivate your friendships with healthy people. What a difference it makes! I have helped my friends when they needed me, and when I went through a time of depression, my friends pulled me though. Having a friend to walk and ... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    6/16/2021 1:18:35 PM, by MOMMY445

    I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'll be going for another walk in a while. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Pine Mountain

    6/16/2021 4:45:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Pine Mountain is located near Gorham, NH. It is about 130 miles from our home, and on Sunday, we had a chance to hike it. Up above treeline the distance I see This is the place where my spirit is free It's a quiet place few people around On top of the mountain that's where I am found ... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    6/15/2021 12:29:59 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's a beautiful day here today! My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'm going for another walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Respect Yourself!

    6/15/2021 4:55:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    Respect yourself enough to do what is good for you. Walk away from those things that will hurt you. Confucius say: Respect yourself and others will respect you. You deserve the best! Eat right! Exercise! Take time to care for yourself and don't tolerate the disrespect of others.... Read more

  • A mostly cloudy day

    6/14/2021 10:30:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    There's a chance of rain later on today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Later I will be doing some dancing πŸ•Ί. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Finding My Roots

    6/14/2021 4:51:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    I’ve been watching Finding Your Roots with Dr. Henry Lewis Gates Jr. for years. I’ve dreamed of having a professional study out my family tree, and bring me the results. I would laugh and cry. It would be an amazing day. I went so far as to write to the show and ask them to choose me for one ... Read more

  • It's Sunday

    6/13/2021 2:01:09 PM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I did the 5 mega miles DVD this morning and I feel great! I'll be doing some dancing πŸ•Ί later on. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Trying something New

    6/13/2021 5:29:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm slowly making the change over to the new Spark 360. I love the podcasts on Spark Unplug. I'm learning through this page how to destress each and every day. Today's practice on GRACE really helped me to focus on nourishment rather than depletion. I love the mindfulness podcasts in Spark... Read more

  • A beautiful day

    6/12/2021 2:12:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    The sun is shining brightly here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk and I feel great. I'm going for another walk later in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Simplicity.

    6/12/2021 4:51:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    The time has come for me to do some emotional housecleaning. I have to eliminate those things that are not working in my life. There are people to whom I give my time and energy to who drain my emotional battery. I have to cut back on the time that I give them. I have been on committees... Read more

  • A bright sunny day 🌞

    6/11/2021 9:54:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    Another beautiful sunny day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. I'm getting the second vaccine dose today. Later on I will be going for a walk. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • New Path & New Plan

    6/11/2021 4:45:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am a creature of habit and plans.Β  I love knowing what will come next.Β Β  This year is definitely different.Β Β  The old plan is not going to work anymore.Β Β  I have to change. I need to accept the fact that I'm changing and my life will never be the same. My first change is in my mind.Β Β  I'm... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    6/10/2021 9:54:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's a less humid day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Later I will be doing some dancing πŸ•Ί. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Lessons from a Porcupine

    6/10/2021 4:55:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    Growing up, our family had dogs. I remember Brownie. He was a lovable mixed breed that my Dad got at the dog pound. We loved Brownie and had a great time with him. That is, until the day that Brownie met the porcupine. He came home crying, with a mouth full of quills. My Dad pulled th... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    6/9/2021 10:47:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's a warm and humid day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. I've been for a walk in the morning and I feel great! I'm going for another walk after lunch. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Taking Charge!

    6/9/2021 4:51:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    About a month ago, I realized that something was off in my life. My mind was not functioning as well as it had in the recent past. My memory wasn't working well, I'd forget words and sometimes I'd think one word, but a different word came out of my mouth. I decided to take charge of my health.... Read more

  • a mostly cloudy day

    6/8/2021 10:55:17 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a mostly cloudy day here today. my daughter says hello, she has had her first dose of the covid 19 vaccine. i am going to have my second dose of the covid 19 vaccine this friday. both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! i have been for a walk and i feel great! i am going for anot... Read more

  • Cognitive Decline and Stress

    6/8/2021 5:15:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Recently I had an MRI to check for signs of Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease in my brain. Thank God, there were no signs. My next area to look at is my stress levels. I have experienced a high level of chronic stress over the past year. It is time for me to slow down and listen to the signs of... Read more

  • It's Monday

    6/7/2021 1:25:28 PM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm and humid day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've done some yoga and I feel great. I'm pretty much taking it easy today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Good Times Are Coming!

    6/7/2021 5:28:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    On my last visit, there were only two. Now there are 3. I am getting ready for a summer of fun and frolic! I'm going to play with the grandies and this motivates me to get ready for it. I have 2 areas of focus right now: my diet and my stamina level. In order to be ready for running, jumping... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    6/6/2021 1:44:43 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's another warm and humid day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and well hydrated today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've done a Leslie Sansone exercise DVD this morning and I feel great! I'll be doing some dancing πŸ•Ί later on. Have a gr... Read more

  • The Test.

    6/6/2021 5:19:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I went to Catholic Medical Center for an MRI. I have been experiencing some memory loss, and I got it checked out. The results were delivered to my FollowMyHealth account within an hour after the test. There is a normal amount of plaque in my brain for someone who is 65. I am not... Read more

  • A warm and humid day

    6/5/2021 1:03:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's a hot and humid day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep cheep! My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today. I've done some yoga and I feel great. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • No More Mask Making For Me!

    6/5/2021 5:17:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    For the past 16 months, I've taken a few minutes every day to check the COVID case count of my town and my state. Currently there are 1-4 cases in my town, with 0 new cases. ZERO! What a wonderful thing! For the first time since March of 2020, there are no new cases of COVID in Hillsboro, NH.... Read more

  • It's Friday

    6/4/2021 11:51:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's a mostly cloudy day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'll be going for another walk after lunch. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Talking with a professional

    6/4/2021 5:30:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have talked with friends and it has helped to a degree. Yesterday I took the time to talk with a professional about my problems and life situation. Sometimes, it's just worth having an objective opinion on what a person is facing. While I did not come out with a different life plan or ... Read more

  • A cloudy day

    6/3/2021 11:20:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's a mostly cloudy day here today. There's a chance of rain later in the afternoon. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Later on I will be doing some dancing. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe... Read more

  • In It For Life!

    6/3/2021 5:15:24 AM, by JSTETSER

    There is no quitting in the game of life. Maybe I don't like what might be around the next corner, but I'm going to remember my goal: I want to be in good health and be able to play with my grandkids until the day that they graduate from college. When things go wrong, as they sometimes ... Read more

  • Early Morning Blessings

    6/2/2021 7:30:25 PM, by BLHEALTH

    An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. Henry David Thoreau I agree. Walking or jogging in the morning gets it done early and right. As you walk through the valley of the unknown, you will find the footprints of Jesus both in front of you and beside you. Charles Stanley W... Read more

  • It's Wednesday

    6/2/2021 10:40:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful sunny day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Dealing with Cognitive Decline

    6/2/2021 5:05:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Well, my journey into my brain has begun. I'm reading Dr. Dale E Breseden't book The End of Alzheimer's (the first program to prevent and reverse cognitive decline). and finding small ways to apply what he ways. 1. Get tested through your doctor to find out exactly where you are. 2 Id... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    6/1/2021 1:21:35 PM, by MOMMY445

    The weather here is sunny and warm today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'll be going for another walk after lunch. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Camping Surprises

    6/1/2021 5:23:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    I found several things that really surprised me at the campground this weekend. First, there are no ticks at the Saco River Hideaway Campground. They spray the area with an all-natural pesticide containing chrysanthemum oil. It is very nice to have no concerns about tick bites. Second, ... Read more

  • It's Monday

    5/31/2021 2:18:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful sunny day here today β˜€οΈ. I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'm going for another walk in a while. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • The Wet Camping Trip

    5/31/2021 7:12:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    This camping trip has the distinction of being a rainy one. We visited with the kids, I did some handstitching and reading before we shopped. The camper seems really small after spending three days in it. Today we go home to our big warm home and a big pile of laundry. Our garden has been w... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    5/30/2021 3:03:28 PM, by MOMMY445

    The sun is shining brightly here today! My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Later I will be doing some dancing πŸ•Ί. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Remember

    5/30/2021 5:29:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Look around you today and you'll find many ways to remember that this is a special day. There are American πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ flags at half mast, parades and fireworks πŸŽ† as well as special ceremonies. It is important to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. Now I am working to continue to b... Read more

  • It's Saturday

    5/29/2021 4:25:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful sunny day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've done a yoga DVD this afternoon and I feel great! I'll be doing some dancing after supper. Have a great day, everyone! For those who celebrate memorial day, happy memorial... Read more

  • Will You Be There?

    5/29/2021 5:23:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    You just weren't there For the stroke For the eye surgery For the knee surgery For the finger amputation For the holidays You missed it all- The tears and the laughter. We could not share it with you. AND IT HURT! We needed you,Β  and you weren't there. The burden was so heavy at times. Β  ... Read more

  • Problems with sleep

    5/28/2021 1:28:27 PM, by ELAINEANNE1

    I have not been doing at all well recently as not sleeping so good, l go to bed around 10pm when i usually feel so tired sleepy but l am mostly still awake at 11pm so I get up and have hot milk and something to eat and this can and does happen most nights(sometimes twice), it's very distressing... Read more

  • A rainy day here today

    5/28/2021 11:05:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's going to be raining here for most of the day. It even snowed for a while,too. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be doing a Leslie Sansone exercise DVD in a while. I like the 5 mega miles DVD. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and... Read more

  • The Rule Breaker!

    5/28/2021 4:55:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    This weekend we are going to visit two men who have become our friends. because of a clerical error, we were given a campsite. Technically, we should not have been given a campsite at a Maine campground since we are from New Hampshire. They were willing to break a rule to help us visit our f... Read more

  • So much sunshine

    5/27/2021 10:46:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's a sunny and cooler day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Work The Plan!

    5/27/2021 5:05:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    I've gone through some tough times lately, but I have stayed with my healthy eating and exercise plan. I believe that following the plan is what helps me to recover from emotional lows like bad news. I have type 2 diabetes and have to watch my blood sugar (glucose) levels. My levels were... Read more

  • A beautiful day

    5/26/2021 1:05:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    I've been for a walk and I feel great! My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for another walk after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Children's Playmat

    5/26/2021 5:27:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    For the past 3 months, I have been working on making personalized playmats. I create the mat with each child in mind. This playmat is for James, the grandchild of my friend. The house looks like his house, and has his house number of the mailbox. The school looks like his school, and has its ... Read more

  • It's Tuesday

    5/25/2021 2:37:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's a beautiful sunny day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'll be doing some dancing later on. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Taking Time

    5/25/2021 5:00:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    My life, just like yours,, is very busy. I normally only take time to visit my doctor when I absolutely have to. Not this time. I'm going to find out about something that may be lurking in the back of my mind. I may have the start of dementia. I've seen signs of it for years. I think tha... Read more

  • It's Monday

    5/24/2021 12:38:18 PM, by MOMMY445

    A warm and sunny day here today 🌞. There is a beautiful breeze outside. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk after lunch. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Don't Eat The Donuts!

    5/24/2021 4:57:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    On Saturday, I was very busy and did some mindless eating. I helped out at our church yard sale. Mike graciously stopped by with two dozen donuts, and yes, my favorite chocolate-covered was waiting for me. Once again, I fell for the donut without even thinking. I ate the whole thing and got ... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    5/23/2021 2:19:01 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's not as hot and humid here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've done the 5 mega miles DVD today and I feel great! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Getting My Head Examined

    5/23/2021 4:50:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    It has taken me a long time to admit that I might have a problem. I get partway through a sentence and forget what I'm talking about. I forget words. Sometimes I mean to say one word and another word comes out of my mouth. These are very bad signs for a teacher and puts stress on my life. I ... Read more

  • It's Saturday

    5/22/2021 12:54:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm and humid day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'm going for another walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • The Little Things

    5/22/2021 4:54:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    Think about those little treats and splurges. It is the little steps in the right direction that move me forward. It is the little steps in the wrong direction that cause me harm. Little things can add up quickly, becoming big things. An unkind jab to a friend can be a stumbling ... Read more

  • β™ͺHere I go agaaaaaain on my oooown...β™«

    5/21/2021 3:52:48 PM, by VELVETALCHEMIST

    β™ͺGoin' down the only rooooooaad I've ever knooooown...β™« *rolls around on car hood, immediately falls off* Good news, everyone! Remember that biopsy I had in March? Turns out I'm TOO HEALTHY for the original study! Ha! However, there's a 7 month study that I DO qualify for, so I'm on that. I g... Read more

  • So much sunshine β˜€οΈ

    5/21/2021 12:56:04 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's another very warm and humid day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'll be doing some dancing πŸ•Ί later on in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Walking Therapy

    5/21/2021 4:51:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Walking is my therapy session.Β Β  It is my time to think about my life.Β  It is also my time to take in the sounds,Β  sights, and smells of nature. My soul is calm, and problems don't feel as big when I walk. Finding peace Making time for more than work Looking Listening Smell... Read more

  • It's a great day ☺️

    5/20/2021 11:27:08 AM, by MOMMY445

    The weather is warm and mostly sunny here today. My daughter says hello to everyone! Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Waves of Grief

    5/20/2021 4:26:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    Just when I think I'm over it, Another wave comes crashing in. To tear my heart in pieces And make me cry again. No it doesn't get any easier I'm still stunned and in grief Waiting for the Sun to shine again And bring me some relief. On this trail of tears I walk alon... Read more

  • So much sunshine β˜€οΈ

    5/19/2021 1:36:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's a beautiful sunny day here today 🌻. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep cheep! I've been for a walk and I feel great! I'm going for another walk after lunch. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • A Half-finished Project Saves the Day!

    5/19/2021 4:56:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is Sal's birthday and I need a gift! I ran downstairs and looked through my craft Room and found the half finished bag. I had made 10 of them earlier and now it was time to finish this one. I added some handles that didn't quite fit, and VOILA! I now have a special bag for a dog ... Read more