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Leah
upstate new york
I'm still pressing on
Interests: ~trying to stay sane~enjoying my four young daughters~enjoying my handsome husband~writing~reading~creating anything with fabric~mixed media~decorating~junking&re-purposing~gardening~canning~ good food (eating and cooking)~wine~running~yoga~studying God's word and teaching it to children~escaping to Barnes and Noble
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Well at least here at typepad that is. That's right! I have finally done what I have been gripping about for like a year and a half. I am dropping the "typepad" of many slices and picking up "wordpress". I figured I was already frustrated and mad at windows 8... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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Its been a flashback, retro, "oh my gosh I remember that!"...kinda Winter. Warm memories, like this torn antique quilt, have been keeping me warm and soothed during a long sickly Northeastern winter. It all started when for Christmas I bought Mr.MS the Atari flashback plug-in console. Though it took us... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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She served. No one had to ask. Seldom remembered to say "thank you" Four girls, different and moody as can be. The youngest son, King Luke, we'd call him. Well who could help but spoil that boy? The husband who provided by working so hard, so she knew that burden... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
It was however via a text to Mr.MS and not, say, in the aisles of Best Buy. The last two weeks have been filled with sickness of many shapes, forms, and sleep depriving sizes. A rotating assault of germs and bacteria. I am usually the one who feels it coming... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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************************************************************ ************************************************************ ************************************************************ When the temperatures suddenly swell to near 50 degrees The sun in the blue sky actually feels warm on her cheek And the earth smells like its preparing for Spring: It is easy for a 4 year old to jump the gun & sprint barefoot in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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****************************************************************** ************************************************************ Today is Saint Valentines Day {as if you did not know}. Today also starts the Lent season {which probably most of you know}. Romantic Love and Extended Denial vying for space on today's calender square. They say you are supposed to express love to those who matter most... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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So. Its been awhile. There are lots of reasons why...some good...some not so good. The following explosion of photographs is to update you of just one of the reasons I have not been around lately: Me and Mr.MS turned my kinda dark, cluttered sewing-room-turned- kitty -litter-box-and-dump-crap-that-doesn't-belong-anywhere-room to this: {but first... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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Bare: Me without make up Me under stress Me with contempt in my voice over selfish mothers Me being just as selfish that same night Imperfections, that is what bareness reveals No more than imperfections: rawness Rawness like a bloody carcass dripping out red on a butcher's hook It aint... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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Last week temperatures were 25 degrees below average and we frightened to go outside. Today the temperate is 25 degrees above average and The Babe is confused. This is the conversation we had as walked backed from walking big sissies to school at 8:30 this morning: ******************************************************************** " So I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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{Well sorta}. A paper&ink magazine's free on-line version of their genuine magazine is still considered being "published" right? I saw written by: Leah Beecher flash on my screen. {There was no bi-line...I thought I would see a bi-line? Which is just silly considering they never asked for one, and I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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she seldom will pick up she rarely puts away she often knocks over the paint brush cup she forgets immediately what i say... dusty & smeared & stained a housewife's great regret & pain... but to the photographer such a colorful display of untidy grabs the eye & waves a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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the coughs in the night the dishes oil smeared and unclean from the dishwasher in the morning struggles over math homework in the evening too tired at night this sameness: it can deflate you and yet his arm finds the curve of my hip in the night the coffee is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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It happens every single January. Right around the long Martin Luther King observation weekend. My body starts to morph into a slug. I love January right around the 2nd. The all consuming machine know as "the holidays" from Thanksgiving to New Years Eve. Over. Packed up. Cleaned up. Swept up.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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When you live in: the Northern Hemisphere in a region that is often over-cast in the bleak month of January in a house with only a few south-facing windows You "follow the sun" and drink up the rays ************************************************** ************************************************** ************************************************** {Can't remember the rest of that '70s song} Linking... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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i don't like touchy-feely i like doing i like pursuing i like laughing i like quiet, by myself it is easier to observe it, think about it, and then do it then just receive it being cherished being loved being touched just be its not me but it is, i... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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Saturday mornings are great for many, many reasons. The particular reason I am writing about today is my crummy cup of coffee; groggy eyed and in bed. You see daughter number 3, upon learning how to make a cup of coffee to Mama's liking, stored that information away in her... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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a tower of discarded orange slices a naked barbie a frappuccino bottle turned vase the pieces: laying about strewn though out making do Of My Life And really... its not that bad its actually quite fantastic ********************************************************************* Linking up with shadow shot sunday 2 A group of varied creative souls... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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****************************************************************** Dive. I always hesitate. I always think: Yeah I need this. Bring it in on! Then I peer over and my toes start doing that nervous wriggle ball up thing. It's the free falling and the slap and the shatter I think. I prefer the smooth gliding of a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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The shadow of naked branches on a lumpy cover of snow Dripping fingers in December's weak rays Slick daggers poised in gray light A thick pure mass of hair: matted dread-locks peeping under our house's hat A row of fangs lining the mouth of our bay window A two-tier drawer... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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They say opportunity knocks They say that when the time is right you'll just know They say to just work harder Who are they anyway? Opportunity does not announce itself with a resounding bang when it's time Opportunity starts to peel back the cozy safe covers well before its time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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This was a year of memoirs and non-fiction for me. A surprise: I love to lose myself in a good novel. Books have long been a constant in my life, not only for distraction and entertainment but enlightenment. A particular book at a particular time has many, many times served... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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{a group of jolly joggers early this morning going down my street} **************************************** {the nativity scene displayed every year at our neighborhood's local Catholic church, also down my street} **************************************** **************************************** It's why each year I think I enjoy the 24th of December more than the 25th. It's why I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2012 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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I was enjoying dinner with my sisters and Mother, a once a year Christmas treat, on Friday evening. That is when I first heard about the shootings in Newtown, CT. The waitress interrupted six women imagining the worst thing that could happen to our children, wanting to know if we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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Pretty peeling reflections Me & my coffee Caught in a circular mirror Vintage Holiday Decor meets Modern Breakfast Accessory *********************************************************** Nineteen ninety-one Fifth grade after-school sewing club My first offering of: Deck The Halls ****************************************************************** Noel is presently: No E Curious kitties like to paw Having no regard for seasonal... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Many Slices: my stories and photos
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****************************************************** Its been a long time since I have linked up with Shadow Shot Sunday 2. But its been quite the week, wanna share, and I have these really great shadow-y shots. Click on the link to see more shadows taken from around the globe by people with cameras and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2012 at Many Slices: my stories and photos