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this cuckoo's nest
a little dot on the northeastern map..
a crafty, cooking, peace loving mama...
Interests: my family, homeschooling, sewing, fiber arts, little animals, my garden, pink things, yard sales ,flea markets, and occasionally dancing wildly in the kitchen...
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well, it's been a while. either lack of time, lack of heart, or lack of inspiration..i have been gone from the blog for a good long while. A not so pleasant encounter brings me to my keyboard today. river and i were out by ourselves, picking up our medicine. as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at this cuckoo's nest
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when i was in my 20's .. i had a few very specific inspirations; one that remained consistent and passionate was my love for Jane Austen. i feel that i "discovered" her rather late in life..i was AT LEAST 25 when i first read "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at this cuckoo's nest
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okay..so, really...there is something to be said for just being nice. sometimes, i feel like i need to get a grip. i'm that lady..the one who talks to you in the grocery line. or the one who compliments your outfit or hair when we pass each other on the sidewalk.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at this cuckoo's nest
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Hold me fast 'Cause I'm a hopeless wanderer I will learn, I will learn to love the skies I'm under ---MUMFORD & SONS we just got back from New Hampshire. we go there almost every summer...last summer we tried something new and decided WE MUST NEVER TRY ANYTHING NEW AGAIN!..and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at this cuckoo's nest
you know..there is alot of change in my life as of late, and i am not someone who embraces change easily. i usually dig my heels in and kick and scream before i enter into a new season of life. i did it when i moved to India, i did... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2013 at this cuckoo's nest
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it has been ten days since my father died. just two days since we buried him. it was so much harder than i thought it would be. i am more sad than i thought i could be...i am not as rational as i assumed i would act. i am blown... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at this cuckoo's nest
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my brother and i took my kids to Epcot and Disney Studios yesterday. he has a friend who works there and he was able to get us in..it was a total lavish gift. my kids we thrilled.that morning, i told my sister that i felt guilty going to a such... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at this cuckoo's nest
you know, i thought things would be different. i have worked at mother teresa's. i have been a nurses aid. i cared for my old neighbor before he went into the hospital for the last time. I certainly do not yell at old ladies in distress or stomp my feet... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 8, 2013 at this cuckoo's nest
you know, i thought things would be different. i have worked at mother teresa's. i have been a nurses aid. i cared for my old neighbor before he went into the hospital for the last time. I certainly do not yell at old ladies in distress or stomp my feet... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at this cuckoo's nest
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"alright, who brought the cool guy?" ----is usually spouted out by some bro-seph at a party, after someone either spills something, knocks something over, or falls into a pool. but this time, i mean it, who brought the cool guy? actually, there were TWO very cool guys at the YMCA... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2013 at this cuckoo's nest
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i teach children's church on sunday mornings...i have had the job at my church for almost 12 years now. i have seen their little lives unfold and grow and change...on our worst days, they make me nuts, on our BEST days, they warm my heart, bring tears to my eyes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2012 at this cuckoo's nest
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you know.. to celebrate thanksgiving...on facebook, friends gave daily updates during november to let us know what they were thankful for. i didn't. and i didn't because i wasn't feeling particularly thankful. so there. this "season" has been a rough one. (yes, AGAIN. i know. enough already.but i am nothing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at this cuckoo's nest
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i took fable to her first class of the school year at Common Ground here in New Haven. the class is two hours long and i thought i'd take River home and we'd make our peach crisp and play until it was time to go get her. he had other... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at this cuckoo's nest
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i walk out completely covered. yes, underneath, there is a dotted swim suit..i am overly aware that it is an XL. i wear a swim cover up, but i decide that it doesn't cover enough so i have the brilliant idea to put PANTS on underneath it. okay. it would... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2012 at this cuckoo's nest
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(River and Fable with Laura...at Connecticut Hospice) There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at this cuckoo's nest
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i think i will take a cue from my friend Erika and write about the people in my life...one by one. let you in, let you see what i see when i look at them..when i live with them.i wanted to start with River, he is by far the easiest... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2012 at this cuckoo's nest
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for most of us, blogging,facebook,pintrest....it's all fun and games...and it is. but every now and again i find myself getting sucked in to the point of no return..or on the cusp of being non-authentic...or, as much as i hate to admit it...it turns into my "coping mechanism" for overwhelming housework... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at this cuckoo's nest
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when i was in the second grade, my family and i went to see a free concert...outside...at a University...i have fuzzy memories of it..and even fuzzier photographs. i do remember this: it was Willie Nelson and David Allen Coe...and it was awesome. it was the seventies..and willie wore cut-offs so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2012 at this cuckoo's nest
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you know, for the most part i am confident and funny and a true sassy pants. ( in a good way) but on occasion, i get the wind taken out of my sails. and when the wind leaves a sail, it drops...flat, and is useless. the wind stopped blowing in... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2012 at this cuckoo's nest
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(**no monks or mullets were harmed in the writing of this post...and if you are a monk, or if you have a mullet..please do not be offended by my candor.**) (this photo was taken with a whole lot of commotion...so forgive the bluriness...) okay..so here is what happened:if you know... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at this cuckoo's nest
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to all you parents who have gone before me..how did you stand it? how did your hearts take it and NOT shatter into ten thousand pieces? you know, when i got pregnant and had babies...i KNEW what happened to children. i knew that they grew up. it's not like this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at this cuckoo's nest
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this weel the kids and i have talked alot about what Jesus experienced and maybe felt during that last week of his life..from his special dinner with friends,(COMFORTING?) to a surprise parade as he rode into a city ( EXCITING? ENCOURAGING?) to praying in a park alone( DISCOURAGING? SAD?) then... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at this cuckoo's nest
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so, our basement is a wonderland for young and old alike...but especially the YOUNG and for those who like trains. my husband has a huge (huge doesn't really cut it..ENORMOUS) model railroad layout. if you haven't seen it, you should. it is built as the northeast coast in the 1940's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at this cuckoo's nest
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with all our ailments in the past month..not feeling overly inspired to write..but want to keep up with the blog none the less...so just posting a few photos from the good parts of the past weeks.. (sneaking up on chickens...) sibling love.. ....lots of trains... and mama's full attention.. hopefully... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2012 at this cuckoo's nest
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i know this picture isn't very high quality...it was with my phone a few weeks ago...but i have to say, i think it might be the only one of its kind. i don't have many pictures of my father and i genuinely at ease with one another, looking GENUINELY happy.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2012 at this cuckoo's nest