Friday, October 15, 2010

Wallowing Here And There

I suck at being part of a group.  I tried one when Owen was a baby, a large forum for special needs families.  I tried, but hated editing myself so as not to offend the masses, so I quit and started the blog.  I don't care who I offend here.

When I saw that the SITS girls were bunching bloggers up into Tribes, and there was a
Tribe for special needs kids; The Spring Chickens, and Lynn was a member, I joined.  I never planned on being an active member until Lynn asked me to guest post on her blog.  I guess the whole Tribe is doing it.  She even gave me full f-bomb privileges.

I thought I'd write something that would illustrate who I am as a special needs Mommy.  Introduce myself to the group.  Or maybe introduce Owen.  I never found the time this week to come up with something new.

So I gave Lynn a post I wrote for Owen's sixth birthday.   It is sappy as hell, but it helps me to remember who he is.  Right now he is on the cusp of big changes, emotional, social, academic.  It is not going to be easy.  But I like change, I'm good at it.  I have to be.

So nothing really new here folks.

Go see me over at Lynn's place.

But if you care to stay for just a minute, I'm still feeling a bit wallowy (is too a word) about the old farm.

Sprite's Keeper is spinning up collages this week.

No words.  Just some of my favorite pics of the old place.











30 comments:

  1. Sigh is right, what a place.

    I'm so glad to see the post you shared, I tried to find this one a few months ago when an acquaintance had a down's syndrome baby with heart problems (he pulled through, yay Gus!) and couldn't find it. Now I can direct them to it.

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  2. Hi! I'm another spring chicken, but I've been a pretty bad one. I haven't had a chance to check out all the blogs. Anyway, I'm a devoted follower of Lynn's and saw your post there. Just amazing! I'm now following your blog!

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  3. Heading over to Lynn's right now...

    But first: those photos... oh. my. god. Consider my heartstrings yanked clean outta my chest.

    Sigh.

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  4. Its beautiful! No wonder you are wallowy. Heading over to Lynns now.

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  5. Heading over to Lynn's to have a good cry (you always do it to me), but wow, beautiful place. I would hate to leave it.
    You're linked!

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  6. Is this the place that pig-woman despoiled?

    Thanks again for the guest post! Dani is a Spring Chicken now too...all the cool kids are doing it...

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  7. That's Vermont, right? Sigh.
    Heading over to check out your guest post.

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  8. Love the photo of Olive in the barn. :-)

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  9. dude. i can see why you loved this barn so much. i LOVE IT, TOO!!!!

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  10. New follower. I read through your posts. I am in love. You are killing me, seriously, laughing out loud, can't breathe, might pee myself.

    Thank you. I am having a shit of a week (month?) and your blog is the perfect prescription.

    Keep on keepin' on -

    Jess from www.jessfinds.com

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  11. Oh, my. Those pictures. SPEECHLESS!

    And the SITS group stuff? I suck too. I've followed everyone in mine on twitter and facebook but haven't even looked at any of the blogs. OOPS!

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  12. Love that wheelbarrow of pumpkins! I'm trying to visit my fellow spring chickens' blogs. There's been too many activities...I can't keep up! ;)

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  13. Oh, no wonder...I'd miss that view everyday, too.

    Life, life can be so uprooting..

    off to Lynn's, to read what you do so well, and that is, love Owen.

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  14. Gorgeous photos. Looks like a dream place to live. Hopefully you now live in a different, but equally wonderful, place.

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  15. Oh my goodness, it is stunning.

    And it only looks a little bit haunted. ;)

    Reading over there.

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  16. Lovely pics. Your place reminds me of PA, where my grandparents live.

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  17. that's a sanctuary right there. can't believe some whore-face messed with it.

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  18. Groups- sigh- suck is the word. I only can do groups of people who I know really well and can let my hair down with- woohoo!
    Is that route 7? What memories for me too- hard to find VT like that nowadays-love the kitty/doggie!

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  19. Really pretty photos!

    I never pegged you as the exclusive type-

    I always go with the whole:

    'I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member'
    - Groucho Marx

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  20. I hate editing myself too. Won't do it at blog. Much better to read those that are real! Liked the pictures. Looks like where I lived as a teen.

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  21. I don't think you are alone in missing places you think of as home. Lovely pics!

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  22. I grew up not far from there - Montreal - and always dreamed of living in Vt. These poignant pictures (the last one did me in) pull me that much closer to home.

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  23. No wonder you miss it so much. What a beautiful place. That shot of the barn looks like something out of a magazine. That is exactly the kind of place that I live in my dreams.

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  24. Puppy. Puppy. Sorry, you lost me at the cute puppy photo.

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  25. that barn! OH! it looks so mysterious and alluring. and like a few ghosties might glide out of the windows.

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  26. There's a tribe for us? Do I have time??? Off to check out Lynn's place.

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  27. I came back to say thanks because I SO needed to read a post like that. You are so right--we are living in extra.

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  28. I just wanted to say thank you for inspiring The Empress to sign up for a tribe! She mentioned you in her intro today, and I'm always looking for kick-ass blogs to read!

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