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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


he wrote this on the 18th. i just can't bear to throw it away, for some reason. is it the word LOVE, used in a sentence? the smiley face? the proper usage of apostrophe's and correct spelling? no idea. i just want it. forever.
is it merely classic teenage sucking up? a real note? WHO CARES????????????????????????

Sunday, September 26, 2010


fun playhouse we are taking from a property we're re habing. a towing company is bringing it over after we set a slab. needs a tiny bit of rot repair, a good cleaning and a paint job, but oh, is it fun and cool. i'll be sure to get some before & after photos. gonna paint it a medium yellow with white trim and flower boxes :) its like 8x8!

to post often!

2 youngest are SICK. we were up ALL NIGHT after a long day yesterday. kendyl is throwing up, shawn is pooping. CONSTANTLY. 27 hours now, even longer for shawn alan. i took a few pics up at UNH yesterday, figured id put them up. kris came home this weekend to go apple picking with us- that aint happenin now :( poor kendyl, missed soccer again.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


my sister Amy
Kristin & Amy August 2010

Amy on her pink motorcycle 08/10
48 hours after these photos were taken, her whole life drastically changed. She was on her motorcycle during 5pm city traffic, headed to a biker night get together, and a 20 year old girl didn't see her and pulled out right in front of her. Amy hit the girl's car in front of her driver' side door, flew/rolled? up and over the car and landed on the trunk. Her 23 year old son was in front of her and turned around when he didn't see her in his rear view mirror. She was wearing a helmet, THANK GOD. She ended up with a badly split mouth and a VERY broken leg(femur & knee), went into emergency surgery to repair it all with titanium rods and screws. She's had a great attitude, but it has been the longest month of her life, I'm quite certain. She wasn't in the hospital neary as long as we expected and she hobbles around on crutches, trying to get used to her new, sadly sedentary life. When she had her stitches and staples removed 2 weeks ago, the surgeon told her she'd be able to start walking in another 4-6 MONTHS. MONTHS! Sounds crazy but it's true. They can only do so much and bones take time to heal. She seems resigned to the fact and atleast its mostly off-season instead of having this happen in April and her missing the entire riding season. Luckily, the entire accident was the other girl's fault and all her expenses will be covered. But she can't really work and the adjustment to doing "not much" has not been exactly fun. I've hardly seen her, It's so hard to get away and she understands that i really need my time at the Y to work on myself right now. She made it to Doug's big deployment ceremony at the stadium, her son carried her up several flights and then she managed the final few. we had LOUSY seats, long story not worth telling.(read:I screwed up).
I can't imagine losing her, not now, not like that! Not ever! She's definitely showing some signs of post traumatic stress, flashbacks etc.. but I'm hoping they're a temporary thing and she will feel like her old self as time goes by and her memory of the day's events fade. Can you imagine the fear? She loves to sew, quilt, do crossword puzzles and soduku....She's trying to stay busy and creative, for now. The bike? A total loss. she had just had it all custom painted too :( BUT, she's ok, that's what matters, and her crazy-ass life WILL go on, she seems excited to pick out and paint a new bike.
so.. that's the story. Now, GO HUG YOUR SIBLINGS! TELL THEM YOU LOVE THEM!
What if you didn't have another chance?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

how do i catch you up?

ok, so without really meaning to or making any conscious decision(true gemini!) i took the summer off, from blogging. it just kind of happened. Like most events, large and small, in my life. Sure, I've posted a few times, tossed up a few pictures, sprinkled in a few words here and there, but to seriously bring you up to speed would take hours. SO.... should I:

do a huge bullet post? the family update kind? or..

write a series of posts, maybe focusing each post on one family member inparticular, fill you in on what they're not doing with their lives, how each one continues to drive us to the brink of insanitybless our lives and fill our hearts with hope for their future? all that crap? maybe I could do both.. I just would hate to see it end up like the baby book thing. kristin's is 10 inches thick. ShawnAlan's? empty and doused in pee stains incomplete at this time. know what i mean? what if I start out all, "Kristin continues to bless us with her quick wit, her willingness to be flexible & forgiving of others and her uncanny ability to grab life by the tucus horns and never let fear hold her back!" and then, by the time i get to S.A., end with crap like , "shawnAlan poops in his drawers" That would be just WRONG. So, I'm thinking it over. My plan(I got one!) is to blog every other day, all month, to help clean my head out and shut my sister up. we shall see!

oh, by the way, you are not gonna believe what happened to my sister last month, she's ok now, but wait 'til i tell you the story, you're gonna shit. And something really neat and cool and a bit scary(maybe temporary, maybe permanant) might be in the works too, but I can't talk about it yet, and even when I do, i will have to respect other's privacy, but will tell you as much as i can.


can you guess????

what my favorite new addition/project was for summer 2010? It's the best thing EVER!

Monday, September 20, 2010

i have time to blog..

because my achilles is wrecked again.. giving it rest. day 3. mood? SHITTY.

Anyway, recent conversations with jackson:
CONVERSATION #1 7:21pm Friday evening
me: ring. ring. ring.
him: hello?
Me: me again.
him: yah?
Me: pop quiz. ya ready?
him: k
me: ok..look up at the sky. (long term dead silence)are you looking? Jack?
him: oh. yah. what?
him: OK.
me: you looking?
him: yah, i guess (????)
me: ok.. is the sky LIGHT or DARK?
him: um.. light?
me: hmmmm, let's go over this again, ok?
him: k.
me: look up again. is the sky LIGHT, or is it DARK?
him: I don't know, I guess(?????)
me: Jackson, look at the trees. are they DARK or are they LIGHT?
him: dark.
me: VERY GOOD!(this is actually TRUE excitement, not sarcasm, atleast at this point.. stay tuned though. don't turn that dial. this is just getting good, right? i know!)
me again:
ok... look at your shirt and pants. DARK or LIGHT?
him: dark!
me; YES!!!!!!! EXCELLENT! ok, final question here, Jacky...ready? now- look up at the sky one more time, ok?
him: K.
me: is the sky DARK or LIGHT?
him: I don't really know.
him: ok. ARE YOU MAD?

REPEAT conversation #1.

REPEAT conversation #2

LATHER, RINSE & REPEAT conversation #3.

see the pattern? I hope you enjoyed today's installment of Low IQ Theatre. i only WISH this was RAD crap, "learned helplessness" or "being contrary" it's not. he is just... he is who he is. and it is the saddest thing I've ever witnessed.

Thursday, September 9, 2010