Monthly Archives: December 2009

In pajamas,eating homemade soup,waiting for my man to come home just before the stroke of midnight…

So off we go into a new year. It feels like a big one. HT is changing. He’s kind of stepping into himself. Figuring some things out. I won’t go into detail, because it is his stuff, but it’s good. A little … Continue reading

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Kissing Match

HT and I have this thing we do with the kids. It’s a bit of a kissing match. We each take one side of a kid’s head, plant one on them, and then see who can kiss them the longest. It … Continue reading

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Taking a Few Moments For One’s Self While Home for the Holidays

Jingle and I have some good walks together. These pics are from last week in upstate NY.  This is the Struble Dam. No matter the season it is beautiful up there.  Beyond this snow covered soccer field there is water.   This is … Continue reading

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Special Needs Children Aren’t “Broken”

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What’s a Coke?

We don’t drink soda. There, I said it. HT used to drink it like water, but several years ago he heard something about if you just give up soft drink, if you do that one thing, you will be taking a … Continue reading

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12 Years Young

About 13-14 years ago I was a hospital pharmacy technician, putting myself through school, getting a second bachelor’s degree, this time in nursing. I got sick of taking orders from Todd, so I turned the tables and married him.  When we got engaged, … Continue reading

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Love and Holiday Blessings to You

We are back from upstate NY, (not the city), and it is good to be home. The house isn’t as messy as I envisioned. I mean, it isn’t in dying order, but it isn’t horrible. We stayed with Todd’s parents, who … Continue reading

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Amusing myself on the road

The kids are having a ball on the way to Grammy and Grampy’s. They are watching Woody Woodpecker, a DVD from the library. They’ve never seen Mr. Woodpecker, and Seth, for one, thinks he’s hysterical.  Uh-oh. I’ve been spotted. Fine. I’ll take … Continue reading

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Our Home is Not in Dying Order

In the rush of preparing to leave for a few days, to visit family for the holidays, I look around. The house is a mess. I hate leaving it like this. I hate, hate, hate it. I’m not the world’s … Continue reading

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Busy Little Elves

We baked yesterday. I’d offer you some cookies, but you’d have to sign a disclaimer first. You’d have to not mind how the knife used for frosting was licked in between each cookie. You’d have to be cool that someone who … Continue reading

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Favorite Christmas Card We’ve Received So Far

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The Decision to Homeschool

So. We are doing it. Homeschooling the girl. Yesterday was her last official day at school. I’d be okay if it weren’t for feeling a bit battered about by everyone else’s opinions. First homeschool lesson is for mom. Go to the stillness within … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Little Girl

It’s been a very emotional week. Seeking a way to distract ourselves and find some joy, we looked up “funny dancing” on You Tube (always a hit) and came across the video below.   Riley, after viewing it turned to Todd and said, “Maybe … Continue reading

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The Yin Yang of Seth

My boy is complex. The testosterone surges.   He orchestrates battles. Everyone must have a weapon, and some, an extra head.   He will take.. you.. out. But then, he arranges pillows and blankets while Riley is doing her homework. He knows she … Continue reading

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Decisions

Riley has been having a very rough year. She is with two “new to her” teachers, both are kind, and doing their best, but it does not seem to be working. When it isn’t working, there is an unsaid disapproval Riley feels. From others. From herself. No … Continue reading

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World Air Traffic

Wasn’t so long ago people didn’t have airplanes. Didn’t believe flight was possible. Now look at this. The miracle of it. Hardly any crash. Makes you wonder what else might be, if we push through the long held beliefs holding us back. Tweet … Continue reading

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What *Picture* Temple Grandin Sees When She Thinks of God

“An image of the universe     galaxy after galaxy, unending, infinite. Beyond understanding.” -From Rupert Isaacson’s book, The Horse Boy   *Temple Grandin.   Tweet This Post

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Kitten in the Midst

A year ago this past summer we became the guardians of a third cat, ZuZu. She was a scrawny one pound kitten found downtown 9th Street scrambling from the traffic and jackhammers. She made her way into my friend’s office building, … Continue reading

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For Kelli and Clarissa

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Oh Dear

This weekend, the kids sat around watching old videos of themselves. They found the plastic bin full of home movies while digging through the closet looking for something else. Riley and Seth demanded to see the tapes, most of which they had never seen before. … Continue reading

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