Category: Adventures

I Really Don’t Know Why We Bother Leaving The House

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Tell Your Friends      Maybe we’re getting too old.  Maybe the kids are. I can’t find anything they want, and I certainly can’t find anything I want to get for them. I HATE Christmas shopping in stores I’m a good shopper.  I am better prepared to find my way around the Bangor Walmart in the dark than …

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A Dog Died During Liv’s and My Special Night

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Tell Your Friends      I couldn’t believe it.  The dog died.  I mean, I should have realized it was going to, I just didn’t see it coming until it was too late.  It was on-the-nose funny.  We were the only ones in the theater laughing.  This was a better reaction than I got the other day.  Remember …

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Heroic Treasure Hunt

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Tell Your Friends      Okay, a bit of hyperbole in the title, but who doesn’t want to be a hero? It was the evening after the Medway Lady Huskies won their semi-final game, securing themselves a berth in the final.  The kids and I were home and my mother had gone back to Millinocket.  I got a …

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How Many Ks are Too Many? I Think 2 are Plenty

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Tell Your Friends      You know what’s fun and civic-minded?  Coming out to an event that raises money for a local cause.  You know what’s sweaty and hard and makes me tired?  Running five whole kilometers.  You know how long a marathon is?  Like 42 kilometers!  That’s a lot of Ks.  These things can get out of hand if …

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Special Olympics: Penobscot Track and Field

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Tell Your Friends      Today was, I suspect, the first of many Special Olympic appearances for Jake.  This path started for him back in August of ’16 when he watched with wide eyes the athletes of the world compete in Rio.  He asked his mother if he, too, could do that.  As we looked at each other …

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Autism Rock Wall College

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Tell Your Friends44     Today we arrived at the Autism Society of Maine’s annual Family Retreat Weekend.  It’s been held at St. Joseph’s College for the past few years (4?), and it’s the highlight of Jake’s calendar.  Unable to fully recite the name of the event, he simply refers to it as Autism Rock Wall College. It’s …

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Best geocaching partner ever!

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Tell Your Friends      I know I talk about this often; probably too much.  I can’t help it.  It’s so much fun! Gabe and I hadn’t spent any one-on-one time together in a little while – we were overdue.  We had no scheduled place to be tonight, so I invited him geocaching.  We hadn’t really explored the …

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King of the World!

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Tell Your Friends      Today was an epic win!  I’m not sure who was more surprised that Jake completely nailed the mountain today, us or him. I woke him up at 4:30 a.m., and we both said our parts.  He was still in the process of waking up when he remembered his script, smirked, and delivered his …

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Tomorrow We Climb

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Tell Your Friends      The bags are packed, the kid is as prepared (brainwashed) as I can think to make him, and we’re on the eve of adventure! Jake has even been rehearsing his lines, and giving me mine, for when we wake up tomorrow.  I’m going to go get him, and he’s going to say, “What’s …

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Oh Crap. Plan B!

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Tell Your Friends      Looks like I spoke too soon. I thought things had all been worked out that Jake would spend the night and following day with Meme while the rest of us climbed the mountain.  This wasn’t true.  Meme isn’t going to be around on Saturday. Find someone else! I can hear you saying.  Aha!  …

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Luna’s Birthday/Jake’s Channel

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Tell Your Friends      We got quite a treat last night when we arrived at KidsPeace! Beth drove Gabe, Jake, and I up to see how the hatching of the chickens was going – and it was going great!  We got there just a few minutes before a white chicken finally burst forth from her egg. Jake, …

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Sunburned, Exhausted, and Elated

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Tell Your Friends      We had the best day today! We packed up the family Buick and headed to MDI for the day.  I was wondering aloud last night how it would go.   My demands weren’t too lofty.  I just wanted everything to go right.  The thing is, everything did. We got up early and drove to …

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