Divine Bird

I believe in a high-fiber diet…like wool, alpaca, cashmere…

October 20, 2014
by Jenny
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Cleaning House: The Basement, Part I

I did not take pics of the basement before we started. I used to pretend that the mess didn’t exist. I went in there to do laundry, and that was enough for me. I had a path to the washer … Continue reading

October 19, 2014
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Cleaning House: Fall Edition

Sometimes, like many people, I look back and wonder, “where did the summer go?” or “did x weeks just fly by when I blinked?”  This summer has been especially bad for that, though. Since June, Dashing has been in and … Continue reading

June 30, 2014
by Jenny
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Sophie

When I was a little girl, a cousin of my father’s came to visit from Poland. He brought with him a beautiful doll that I named Sophie, a “good Polish name” according to my grandma. When Grandma Irene passed away, … Continue reading

June 24, 2014
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Excitement! Yarn! Knitting! Surgery! Yay?

It’s been an exciting month here chez Bird, and not always in the good way. Dashing had some not-quite-but-almost-emergency surgery last week. He’s recuperating pretty well but I feel kind of like I’ve had all the energy stolen from me. … Continue reading

June 13, 2014
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Tank Park Salute

I thought about one of my dearest old friends tonight for no reason at all. It made me remember how much I loved singing with friends and how much I miss it. There was a point when music was everything, … Continue reading

June 10, 2014
by Jenny
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Bzy Bee

I swear I blinked and it was June. That’s what happens when your head is buried in edits. After MA S&W, I returned to Real Life where my day job was in a whirl — it’s the end of the … Continue reading

April 26, 2014
by Jenny
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Moving to Maine: The Search, Part I

The first time I logged into Zillow.com and did a quick search of homes in Maine that simply met our budget, I found myself flooded with listings all over the state.  I started bookmarking listing after listing, making notes and … Continue reading

April 23, 2014
by Jenny
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Moving to Maine: The First Step

So! We want to move to Maine.  The first step is to get our finances back on track. We have a lot of work to do. A. Lot. Of. Work. A two-year timeline is kind of imperative, as we’re starting almost from … Continue reading

April 20, 2014
by Jenny
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Moving to Maine: A New Plan

My husband and I have been talking about our future. His job went to 100% telecommuting a few years ago, but it wasn’t until the last year or so that they finally worked out the kinks and got comfortable with … Continue reading

March 23, 2014
by Jenny
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A Bit of a Reset

We joke at work that our motto is “BE FLEXIBLE” because in the world of Adult Education, nothing is ever certain.  Funding can change, administrators can adjust things at the last minute, and then there’s the unpredictable student body to … Continue reading

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